Calendar of Events

October 20, 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

Arts and Eats

A backroads tour of art, food, and farms in the regions surrounding Barry and Allegan counties.
*New this year* Select eateries kick off the tour Friday night October 19 with a special menu of Michigan fare.
Drive the countryside. See artists creating in their studios. Visit working farms that grow the food we eat and fiber we wear. Stop to eat at restaurants that serve locally grown food. An autumn celebration of rural roads in southwest Michigan.
Start: October 19, 2012
End: October 21, 2012

The Saturday Experience™ = Fresh Roasted Coffee

Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters Saturday Experience began as a way to give friends and family members a chance to sample our coffee and blends while we received feedback to improve our roasting and blending skills. As we perfected the process, more and more people came into our shop until one day we decided to open up every Saturday, 10:00am-3:00pm, to the public. The response has been extremely positive! We’re seeing many customers come back on a regular schedule to get their fresh roasted coffee, often bringing their friends and families in for the Saturday Experience. Some customers have worked with us on their own personal blends while others are turning into self-described “coffee snobs”. Although Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters is a roastery, not a coffee shop, we wanted to make your coffee sampling experience comfortable as well as memorable so we have tables, chairs and even started a “mug club” so that you may enjoy your coffee in an eclectic coffee mug. Feel free to bring in any clean coffee mug to add to our ever growing collection. We also have free wireless internet so computer geeks are welcome too.

Our Saturday Experience includes at least three brewed coffee samples for you to try as well as espresso shots and, on special days, free chocolate samples from Awesome Chocolates. We will custom roast any of our Select Single Origin coffees so that you may take them home right out of the roaster while the beans are still warm. The Saturday Specials start at $18.50 for a 2lb bag and $27.50 for a 3lb bag.

Another customer favorite is our Gourmet Flavored Coffees. These can be purchased fresh roasted for $22.00 for a 2lb bag and $33.00 for a 3lb bag (see web site for available flavors). If you prefer not to wait for your coffee to be roasted, you can preorder here on our web site or call your order in and arrange a time on Saturday to pick it up. Stop by this Saturday and see why nobody in Michigan sells fresher coffee than Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters!

Drink More Coffee…Drink More Coffee…Drink More Coffee

Start: October 20, 2012 10:00 am
End: October 20, 2012 3:00 pm
Venue: Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters
Phone: 616-308-7753
1111 Godfrey Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503, United States

New Holland Brewing Brewery and Distillery Tours

New Holland Brewing offer brewery and distillery tours at our Production Brewery every Saturday. No need to reserve your spot in advance

Brewery tours are at 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Tours are $10 per person and include samples of our beer as well as a take-home New Holland pint glass. Distillery tours are offered at 1:30 pm. they are $5 per person and include samples of our spirits.

Tickets for both brewery and distillery tours may be purchased at the pub in Downtown Holland (66 East 8th Street) or may be paid for at the Production Brewery when you arrive for your tour (cash only). Tours are sold separately.

Summer tour hours begin May 7 and run through November 19. Summer tours are at 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm (Distillery only at 1:30 pm) and 3:00 pm on Saturdays only. Fall/Winter tours will be in effect November 20 through April 30, and are scheduled at 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm on Saturdays only.

Hope to see you soon!

Admission: $5.00 Distillery/$10.00 Brewery

Start: October 20, 2012 12:00 pm
End: October 20, 2012 3:00 pm
Venue: New Holland Brewing Company
690 Commerce Court, Holland, MI, 49424, United States
Cost: $5.00 Distillery/$10.00 Brewery

Brewery Vivant Brewery Tours

Want to learn about what makes Brewery Vivant beer so special? There is no better way than to learn from the very people whose passion put that beer in your glass. Tours are also a lot of fun. Impress your out-of-town guests by bringing them down to see how your local beer is made.

Official Brewery tours are given every Saturday at  2:00 and 3:30. No reservations needed, just show up. Must be 21 years or older to take the tour.  Cost of the tour is $5 and includes beer samples.  All tour attendees get 10% off coupon from the company store.  Use it for shirts, hats, beer glasses, or take a 4 pk or case of beer home with you.

Start: October 20, 2012 2:00 pm
End: October 20, 2012 3:30 pm
Venue: Brewery Vivant
925 Cherry Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Brewers Challenge - Day 2

The Brewers Challenge is an audience-judged competition that will showcase Michigan regional brewers. The event will also feature beer-related merchandise, cider and home-brew displays, and an interview station to capture the stories of current local brewers.

Friday, October 19 • 6:00 - 9:00pm

Saturday, October 20 • 11:00 am - 5:00pm

Ticket Price: $30 per person; includes general admission, small plate food and ten beer tasting tokens. Please note this event is for guests 21 and older.

Purchase tickets to the Brewers’ Challenge online or by calling 616-456-3977.

Start: October 20, 2012 11:00 pm
End: October 20, 2012 11:00 pm
Venue: Grand Rapids Public Museum
Phone: 616-929-1700
272 Pearl Street, Grand Rapids, MI, 49504, United States
Cost: $30
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