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Specialty beer on tap as Grand Rapids defends Beer City USA title
Specialty beer on tap as Grand Rapids defends Beer City USA title

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Ten area breweries are teaming up to create a new beer, as Grand Rapids defends its title of Beer City USA.

The new rye IPA, called #55555513, will be available on tap starting Sunday, May 5.  The beer received its creative name because it contains 5.5% alcohol, 55 International Bitterness Units (IBU), and is being released on 5/5/13.   

Participating breweries include:

  • HopCat, 25 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids
  • The B.O.B’s Brewery, 20 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
  • The Mitten Brewing Company, 527 Leonard St. NW, Grand Rapids
  • Harmony Brewing Co., 1551 Lake Dr. SE, Grand Rapids
  • The Hideout Brewing Co., 3113 Plaza Dr. NE, Grand Rapids
  • White Flame Brewing Co., 5234 36th Ave., Hudsonville
  • Pike 51 Brewing Company, 3768 Chicago Dr., Hudsonville
  • Jaden James Brewery, 4665 Broadmoor SE, Kentwood
  • Michigan Beer Cellar, 500 E. Division St., Sparta
  • Grand Rapids Brewing Company, 1 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids

 

Grand Rapids is among 18 communities vying for this year’s title of Beer City USA. Online voting will take place May 6 through May 10.  For a link to the poll, visit  www.Experiencegr.com/votebeer.