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Beer City USA Part 2 – Grand Rapids International Wine & Food Festival

This year's Grand Rapids International Wine & Food Festival is certain to showcase why Grand Rapids has been named Beer City USA and why Michigan is becoming a popular destination for beer and wine enthusiasts. From November 21st to November 23rd, DeVos Place Convention Center in downtown Grand Rapids will be the host to the 6th annual International Wine & Food Festival. This event is the largest wine and beer tasting event in the Midwest offering more than 1,200 different wines and over 200 varieties of beers. There will also be chances to sample ciders and spirits.

Of all the beers, wines, & spirits on hand at this year's Festival, products brewed right here in Michigan are sure to be a highlight. Over 100 of the beverages on hand will be from local wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Items featured from the local Grand Rapids area include beers from Founder's Brewing Company and New Holland Brewing, along with wines from Robinette Cellars and Cascade Winery. Both breweries are not only local favorites, they're makers of national award winning brews. Robinettes and Cascade Winery take the best produce West Michigan has to offer and turns them into (or even allows you to turn them into) really great fruity wines. You'll be sure to find your own personal local favorite.

In addition to sampling some really great beers and wines from all over the world, local winemakers, brewmasters, distillers, and authors will be on hand offering informational workshops for those who may be interested in attempting a little brewing or winemaking at home. Some of Grand Rapids finest restaurants have been invited to offer small plate tastings to festival participants. They've guaranteed you won't go home hungry. Featured restaurants include places like Cygnus 27, San Chez, six.one.six, and JU Sushi & Lounge.

Tickets for the Grand Rapids International Wine & Food Festival are $15 and include a sampling glass and event program. Tasting tickets are available for 50 cents and samplings vary in the number of tickets required to purchase. Tasting tickets may be purchased at the event, admission may be purchased in advance here  or at the box office during the event.

The Grand Rapids International Wine & Food Festival offers you the chance to find a perfect food pairing to many of the great wines and beers offered for sampling. But you won't find a better pairing to this event than a stay at Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed & Breakfast. Enjoy all three days of this great event while enjoying all the comforts of our bed and breakfast. The international flavor of many of our rooms are perfect for accompanying the international flavor of this event. Check out the French Riviera Room, the Tuscan Villa, or any of our other great rooms that are themed from around the world. Every guest suite has a king size bed, jacuzzi tub for two, fireplace and an electric wine chiller with wine glasses, cork skrew and bottle stopper.  We're a perfect compliment to this great event.  Check out our availability and book your stay with us today.

Beer City USA Part 1 – Beer Romp

Grand Rapids Beer City USAThere is a reason that Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo have been named as two of the top ten vacation destinations for beer lovers. For the second year in a row, Grand Rapids was named “Beer City USA” in an online poll. Grand Rapids took more than 27,000 of the 50,000 votes cast, nearby Kalamazoo came in second with over 16,000 votes. With 15 operating breweries in Grand Rapids, another half dozen in the surrounding lake shore area, and even more in the planning stages it's easy to understand why.

Founders Brewing Company is just one of the establishments in town that helped to make Grand Rapids “Beer City USA”. Ratebeer.com named Founders the third best brewery in the world, brewing two of the top 50 craft beers the world. Rated the #3 beer bar on Earth  by Beer Advocate Magazine, Hop Cat is another local favorite (and speaking from personal experience, their Crack Fries are not to be missed). In 2012, Midwest Living called Brewery Vivant one of the top 25 new places to stay, eat, or play.  These are just a few of the really great breweries in the area that make Grand Rapids such a popular destination for people who truly love a good craft beer. Beer Romp

With all this acclaim, beer related events have become very popular around town. Beer Romp on October 19, 2013 is the perfect event to participate in to sample some great local beers and delicious food (the aforementioned Crack Fries at Hop Cat are just one of offerings on the menu). A self guided tour through great downtown streets, for $40 you get the chance to visit a handful of great Grand Rapids Breweries and other local restaurants that serve craft beers from various Michigan breweries. Not only will you get to tour one of the most beautiful cities on foot, sample delicious food, and enjoy some great craft beers, but a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Kids Food Basket which serves hungry children in West Michigan. Plus Beer Romp has a variety of ways to follow the tour, from those who are in it for the beer, those who love the food, and even those who want the biggest calories burn way to get from location to location. 

No matter what way you chose to do the tour, the best way to finish off your evening is with a stay at Prairieside Suites. Great beer, great food, great town and top it off with luxury accommodations. How better to top off a great beer tour than with a nice relaxing soak in one of our two person Jacuzzi tubs, followed by slipping into one of our comfy king sized beds. The best in local craft beers, followed by the best in local places to stay. And in the morning you'll wake up to more delicious food that is served up every day in our bed and breakfast. Check out Beer Romp and make a memorable weekend out of it by booking your stay at Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed & Breakfast.  Craft Beer