Beer City USA

Grand Rapids Running Tours
Written By Grand Rapids Running Tours

We believe the best way to experience Grand Rapids is by moving at street level, accompanied by a savvy guide who can share history, trivia and fun facts about the people and places you encounter along the way. What an incredible combination of exercise, entertainment, and education. We love fitness. We love touring. We love Grand Rapids. And we’d love to share our enthusiasm with you!

The Tale of Beer City USA

“In Grand Rapids, the German-born immigrants began arriving in the 1840’s, and within a decade, they were one of the city’s largest immigrant groups. This increased the local demand for beer and the need for more breweries and brewmasters.” This is the beginning of the Tale of Beer City USA…as told to participants and seen through the lenses of beer-colored glasses. In the narrative of this fun and fascinating tour, you will learn about the history of the beer brewing industry in Grand Rapids, its demise and its comeback that earned Grand Rapids the “Beer City” title. You will be so captivated by the story, that your feet won’t even know they are moving.

Grand Rapids Running and Walking Tours

Beer City USA

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