GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—A group of Grand Rapids area breweries is thanking patrons for putting the city on the craft beer map by winning it the title of Beer City USA.
Grand Rapids won the title outright last year, with more than 27,000 of the 50,000 votes cast I the now defunct online poll. The vote was organized by Charlie Papazian, founder of the American Homebrewers Association, the Great American Beer Festival and a beer writer for Examiner.com.
To celebrate the final Beer City win, the founders of MIBeers and Momma Needs A Beer are teaming up with area breweries for a Thank You Tour that starts Tuesday, May 6. Brewers, local celebrities and BeerCity team members will visit each of the businesses on the tour to hand out freebies to patrons.