Start your Monday with Cool Brews. Hot Eats.

janice_limbaughIf you’re a beer lover looking to beat the winter blues, your opportunity starts today with the Cool Brews. Hot Eats. event running through Saturday, February 28th. Beer City Grand Rapids and over 50 of its restaurants celebrate the perfect pairing of food and beer as local chefs and brew masters offer beer-infused dishes and meals with complementary beer pairing.

“Back for the third year, Cool Brews. Hot Eats. has grown into an event that is not only a benefit for beer lovers, but also the local economy,” says Doug Small, President and CEO of Experience Grand Rapids. “The Grand Rapids area beer scene continues to be recognized on a national level, most recently as ‘Best Beer Town’ from the readers of USA Today. Paired with our ever-popular dining scene drawing in food enthusiasts from throughout the region, these two cultures collide to give beer and culinary fans a unique and wonderful experience.”

Cool Brews. Hot Eats. showcases Beer City's best of both worlds.
Cool Brews. Hot Eats. showcases Beer City’s best of both worlds.

It’s no coincidence then that Cool Brews. Hot Eats. falls in the same timeline as other popular beer-related events in the area like Beer Week and the 10th Annual Winter Beer Festival at Fifth Third Ballpark. Thanks to 90 Michigan breweries and the offering of more than 800 craft beers, the festival has been extended this year to Thursday, February 26th and Friday, February 27th. Last year the event sold out in less than 30 minutes.

To experience why Grand Rapids was named one of the Top 10 Best Vacation Cities for Beer Lovers, visitors can plan a self-guided craft beer tour on the Experience GR website’s “Beer Page”.

A list of participating restaurants and menus is being updated regularly and can be found at: