Grand Rapids Invites You to Become a "Beer City Brewsader" With New Passport Program

Grand Rapids Invites You to Become a “Beer City Brewsader” With New Passport Program

Beer City Brewsader Passport

A few months back we featured the Kalamazoo “Give A Craft” Beer Passport, a program that has brewery visitors to “Celery City” get stamps in a passport book that they can turn in for a prize. A new program launched in Grand Rapids this October now gives Michigan craft beer enthusiasts a chance to earn a t-shirt in similar fashion in Beer City USA. 23 participating breweries and cider mills from the area are part of the program, and by visiting eight locations visitors are eligible to receive the awesome “Beer City Brewsader” shirt seen below. In addition to the announcement of the passport program this week, Untappd users can earn a new badge by checking in to five beers from those same participating breweries (and more) from October 20th, 2015 until October 2, 2016. Full details can be found at

We’ve featured reviews of our visits to many of the locations on this list over the past year (links in text), and in addition to the GO Site at the Grand Rapids Art Museum you can pick up a passport at any of the following locations:

57 Brewpub and Bistro Greenville

57 Brewpub and Bistro, Greenville


B.O.B.’s Brewery, Grand Rapids

Brewery Vivant Flight Beer

Brewery Vivant, Grand Rapids

Cedar Springs Brewing Company, Cedar Springs (coming soon)

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Cellar Brewing Company, Sparta

Cranker’s Restaurant and Brewery, Grand Rapids

EB Coffee and Pub, Caledonia

2015-07-04 19.20.40

Elk Brewing, Grand Rapids

2015-04-08 18.30.52

Founders Brewing Company, Grand Rapids


Grand Rapids Brewing Company, Grand Rapids

Gravel Bottom Brewery and Supply Store, Ada

Harmony Flight 1

Harmony Brewing Company, Grand Rapids

Harmony Hall, Grand Rapids

Hideout Brewing Company Flight

Hideout Brewing, Grand Rapids

Hopcat, Grand Rapids


Jaden James Brewery, Grand Rapids

Osgood Brewing Grandville

Osgood Brewing, Grandville

Perrin Brewing Company

Perrin Brewing Company, Comstock Park

Pike 51 Brewery, Hudsonville

2015-10-21 15.11.34

Railtown Brewing Company, Dutton

Rockford Brewing Company  Hoplust Flight

Rockford Brewing Company, Rockford


The Mitten Brewing Company, Grand Rapids

White Flame Beer Flight

White Flame Brewing Company, Hudsonville


The launch of this program comes on the heels of a study that showed beer tourism’s impact in Gran Rapids is somewhere around $12 million per year. With so many great breweries to choose from all in close proximity to each other, it’s no wonder that visitors flock here from across Michigan and all over the country. As of now, the Brewsader program will run until October 2016, so you have plenty of time to start planning your trip(s) to Beer City USA.