Yes, we took another visit to one of our favorite cities: Grand Rapids, Michigan! Actually, we visited three times (!!!) this year to hang out in the town, and to see some good friends who call this place home.

Naturally, we also visited Beer City USA to swing through some more of its yummy breweries. Part of this is due to our affection for craft beer, but also for our Hopsmash project.

The first time we went this year, it was still cold out. We made the mistake of heading back to the Midwest in April, which is almost never a good idea if you hate winter. And, as Professional Winter Avoiders, we definitely hate winter!

Ang’s feet were very displeased. 🙁

Grand Rapids, Michigan by Jets Like Taxis

Fortunately, it was a bit warmer when we returned for our second visit in May, and definitely nice and hot for our third visit in August. I’ve kind of combined everything here, so it’s only sort of chronological.

Most of our visits were to breweries, bars, and restaurants to eat and drink some yums and spend time with our pals, Andrew and Amanda. Not much touristy tourism touristosity to see here, but you can check out our previous visit for some of that.

Logan's Alley in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

So, who’s ready for some decadence?!

Brewery Vivant

Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Founders Brewing Co.

Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Elk Brewing

Elk Brewing in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Elk Brewing in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Elk Brewing in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Elk Brewing in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Donkey Taquería

Donkey Taquería in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis

Donkey Taquería in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis

Donkey Taquería in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis

Donkey Taquería in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis

Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria & Brewery

Jolly Pumpkin Brewery in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Jolly Pumpkin Brewery in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Jolly Pumpkin Brewery in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Jolly Pumpkin Brewery in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Jolly Pumpkin Brewery in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Jolly Pumpkin Brewery in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

The Knickerbocker by New Holland Brewing Co.

The Knickerbocker by New Holland Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

The Knickerbocker by New Holland Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

The Mitten Brewing Co.

The Mitten Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

The Mitten Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

The Mitten Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Perrin Brewing Co.

Perrin Brewing Co. in Comstock Park, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Perrin Brewing Co. in Comstock Park, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Perrin Brewing Co. in Comstock Park, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Perrin Brewing Co. in Comstock Park, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Harmony Brewing Co.

Harmony Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Harmony Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Harmony Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Littlebird

Littlebird in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis

Littlebird in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis

Madcap Coffee Company at Downtown Market

Madcap Coffee in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis

Greyline Brewing Co.

Greyline Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Greyline Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Greyline Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Greyline Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Greyline Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Greyline Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Greyline Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Craft Beer Cellar

Craft Beer Cellar in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Craft Beer Cellar in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Logan’s Alley

Logan's Alley in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Logan's Alley in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Logan's Alley in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Logan's Alley in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Logan's Alley in Grand Rapids, MI by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Zommmmmmmg…time to hit the gym! If you want to see even more about these breweries, or if you just love craft beer in general, you can check out our Hopsmash project on Instagram and Facebook. You can also see more about Grand Rapids and our other Michigan adventures right here.

A very special thanks to everyone at all of these establishments for their delicious concoctions and hospitality. An extra-special thanks to Andrew and Amanda for hanging out. It’s always a great time!

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Have you ever been to Grand Rapids or any of these places? If so, what’d you think? If not, what say ye? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!