The end of August and early September marks the peak of hop season. Farms across the state are harvesting their hop crops for breweries all over Michigan and the other parts of the world.
The tour, which originates at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids, will visit with Pam Miller at Hopyards of Kent County for a farm tour and samples, as well as two of the farm’s closest brewery partners — Rockford Brewing Co. and Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery & Supply.
A pint or samples at the two brewery stop are also part of the tour.
The JW Marriott’s Beer City USA Package is also available to our guests. The package includes overnight accommodations, four local beers delivered to your room, breakfast vouchers, complimentary parking and more. For more information, go to: http://ilovethejw.com/packages/beer-city-use.
Origination: JW Marriott Grand Rapids, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Rockford Brewing Co., samples or pint, tour, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Stop 2: Hopyards of Kent County, pint/samples, tour, 3-4 p.m.
Stop 3: Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery & Supply, pint or samples, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Termination: JW Marriott, 6 p.m.
Rockford Brewing Co.
Rockford Brewing Company focuses on three things: Quality, Community, and Culture. Founded in 2011 along the scenic Rogue River and White Pine Trail, RBC believes in celebrating the drinking and food culture from around the world while utilizing the best West Michigan has to offer. We are also a music and artist venue, showcasing local talent and providing a gathering space for all. Brewing beers and creating food that is both innovative and familiar, RBC is your home away from home.
Arrival: 1:30 p.m.
Hopyards of Kent
Founded in 2011, Hopyards of Kent is one of the largest family owned farms of hops in Michigan. We are dedicated to consistently producing the highest quality hops available, through hardwork and commitment to the individual needs of the craft brewer.
Arrival: 3 p.m.
Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery & Supply
Our mission for the moment is to perfect our beer recipes and get things ready for your arrival. You are a big part of our mission. We are here for our friends who like to drink great tasting beer. Your mission should be to get here and give us a try. We have a feeling you are gonna like it here at Gravel Bottom.
Arrival: 4:30 p.m.
235 Louis Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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** There will be time to purchase additional pints at the breweries. ** We encourage guests to purchase 6 packs from the breweries. Coolers will be provided for safe transportation. Alcohol consumption will not be allowed on the bus.