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Breweries create new beer to support trees
Breweries create new beer to support trees

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Seventeen area breweries are showing their support for trees by creating a new brew.

Each brewery will have its own version of craft tree beer on tap from Sunday, August 4 to Saturday, August 10.  The brewers used ingredients such as maple, oak and cherry to make their tree-inspired beer.  For each pint of craft tree beer sold, select breweries will donate $1 to the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks’ Urban Forest Project.  The remaining breweries are organizing other events and promotions to benefit the Urban Forest Project. The money will be used to create an official Brewers Grove within the city.

Participating breweries include:

  • Crankers Brewery, 213 South State St., Big Rapids
  • Schmohz Brewing Co., 2600 Patterson Ave. SE, My Town Kentwood
  • Mitten Brewing Co.,  527 Leonard St. NW, My Town Grand Rapids West
  • BOB’s Brewery, 20 Monroe Ave. NW, My Town Grand Rapids Central 
  • Jaden James Brewery, 4665 Broadmoor Ave. SW, My Town Kentwood 
  • Founders Brewing Co., 235 Grandville Ave. SW, My Town Grand Rapids West
  • Hopcat, 25 Ionia Ave. SW #100, My Town Grand Rapids Central
  • Brewery Vivant, 925 Cherry St. SE, My Town Grand Rapids Central 
  • Harmony Brewing Co., 1551 Lake Dr. SE, My Town Grand Rapids Central
  • Grand Rapids Brewing Co., 1 Ionia Ave. SW, My Town Grand Rapids Central 
  • Rockford Brewing Co., 12 E Bridge St., My Town Rockford
  • Perrin Brewing Co., 910 Comstock Park Dr., My Town Comstock Park
  • White Flame Brewing Co., 5234 36th Ave., My Town Hudsonville
  • Pike 51 Brewery, 3768 Chicago Dr., My Town Hudsonville 
  • Hideout Brewing Co., 3113 Plaza Dr. NE, My Town Grand Rapids North
  • Cellar Brewing Co., 500 E Division St., My Town Sparta
  • The People’s Cider Co., 600 Maryland Ave. NE, My Town Grand Rapids Central

Harmony Brewing Co. will host the public kick-off for Brewers Grove Beer on August 5 at 4:30 p.m.  The ceremonial planting of Brewers Grove will take place October 17 at Riverside Park.  The planting event will also include a beer-inspired movie showing inside the park at dusk.  Visitors will be allowed to bring growlers.