Calendar of Events

October 18, 2012

Kent Harvest Trails

Kent Harvest Trails is your opportunity to visit West Michigan Farms. See where your food comes from, pick up local fruits, vegetables and baked goods, and enjoy loads of fun farm activities! Kent Harvest Trails 2012 starts September 15 and goes through  October 31.

Start: September 15, 2012
End: October 31, 2012

Fork Fest

Join us in the beautiful setting of the Romence Gardens greenhouse to experience the best local food West Michigan has to offer.


We’ll have everything from produce fresh from our Local First member farms to delicacies from the finest restaurants to the best beverages from our amazing wineries and breweries- with live music from The Fauxgrass Quartet!


Join us for this delicious festival of sights, sounds, smells, and most importantly, tastes.





Start: October 18, 2012 5:00 pm
End: October 18, 2012 9:00 pm
Venue: Romence Gardens
265 Lakeside Dr, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503, United States
Cost: $25

In-Store Wine Tasting: Great new wines!

Today we are going to taste two great new wines in the store - the Chateau Tour de la Beraud, from the Costieres de Nimes in the Cotes du Rhone, and the Rocca del Dragone Falanghina. Both are great deals for your holiday wine stocking!

As always, Art of the Table in-store tastings are free and open to the public - come and go as you please!

Start: October 18, 2012 5:00 pm
End: October 18, 2012 7:00 pm
Venue: Art of the Table
Phone: 616.301.1885
606 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503, United States

Live the Good Life Tap Takeover and Beer Barrel Bourbon Release Party

Live the Good Life with New Holland Brewing and Artisan Spirits. Join us for a night of first’s at Hop Cat and New Holland Brewing breaking the record of the most New Holland beer tapped at one time! We will have over 20 different beers for you to choose from!

Highlights include, the release of Cabin Fever Brown ale and Hopivore all Michigan Wet Hopped Harvest Ale, made from Hops in Leelanau county.

Hopcat will also be featuring of Beer Barrel Bourbon, Michigan’s first Bourbon aged 90 days in once used Dragon’s Milk casks. See link here
Also, featuring flights of NHAS Brewers Whiskey’s, a series of small batch 5 gallon whiskeys.

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Start time:

5pm – close
Dragon’s Milk Cask tapping at 6pm.

This is an event you don’t want to miss. Grab your hats and hoodies and come out for a night of Fall Harvest fun!

Start: October 18, 2012 5:00 pm
End: October 19, 2012 12:00 pm
Venue: Hop Cat
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503, United States

Green Drinks GR

Presented by Michigan League of Conservation Voters
And Michigan Energy Michigan Jobs

This month’s Green Drinks is at Founders Brewing Company, brought to you by Michigan Energy Michigan Jobs, the campaign to support Proposal 3.

This proposal would:

  • Require electric utilities to provide at least 25% of their annual retail sales of electricity from renewable energy sources, which are wind, solar, biomass and hydropower, by 2025.
  • Limit to not more than 1% per year electric utility rate increases charged to consumers only to achieve compliance with the renewable energy standard.
  • Allow annual extensions of the deadline to meet the 25% standard in order to prevent rate increases over the 1% limit.
  • Require the legislature to enact additional laws to encourage the use of Michigan made equipment and employment of Michigan residents.

Learn more at

Start: October 18, 2012 5:00 pm
End: October 18, 2012 7:00 pm
Venue: Founders Taproom
Phone: (616) 776-1195
235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503, United States

2nd Annual Harvest Dinner

A five-course Harvest Dinner – showcasing the award-winning craft beers from New Holland Brewing Company and the region’s agricultural bounty – will grace the table atSalt of the Earth in downtown Fennville on Thursday, October 18 at 7pm.

In the days before the dinner, teams from Salt of the Earth and New Holland Brewing will visit local farms – walking fields, tasting produce, talking to farmers and gathering ingredients and inspiration for this special menu. These farms include Evergreen Lane Farm & Creamery, Coachstop Farms, Cranes Orchard & Eaters Guild. The crafting of the menu and the meal itself will be a collaboration between Salt’s Executive Chef Matthew Pietsch and New Holland’s “Beervangelist” Fred Bueltmann.

Each course will be paired with beers from New Holland – likely to include Hopivore, a Harvest Ale wet-hopped with 100% Michigan hops; Ichabod Ale brewed with pumpkin; Grain of Salt - an ale with Michigan wheat and hops, collaboratively brewed earlier this summer to celebrate Salt of the Earth’s 3rd Anniversary; and a barrel-aged Grain of Salt, with smoked blueberries.

New Holland’s “Harvest Series” is a collection of events running mid-September through mid-October that celebrate the local agriculture bounty. Through this series, guests are invited to learn about farms, artisan producers and more at various soirees designed to boost awareness of the incredible agricultural region in which we live. Events take place both in the Pub in Holland and out and about in the market.

Start: October 18, 2012 7:00 pm
End: October 18, 2012 9:00 pm
Venue: Salt of the Earth
Phone: 269.561.SALT (7258)
114 East Main Street, Fennville, MI, 49408, United States
Cost: $60

Harvest Series Dinner Featuring Grandson’s Gardens @ The Kirby Grill In Grand Haven

Kirby Grill partners with Grandson’s Gardens of West Olive and New Holland Brewing Co. to bring you a harvest-inspired beer dinner.

This dinner will feature five courses, Hopivore - a wet-hopped Harvest Ale made with 100 % Michigan grown hops - and Beer Barrel Bourbon, New Holland Artisan Spirits newest addition to the family.

When: Thursday, October 18 @ 7pm
Cost: $39.95 for five course paired dinner
Where: The Harbor Room at The Kirby House

RSVP: 616-846-3299; Limited availability

Start: October 18, 2012 7:00 pm
End: October 18, 2012 10:00 pm
Venue: Dark Room at The Kirby House
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