There are more than 7,000 breweries in the US, and the number is only growing. In some parts of the country, it feels like a new craft brewery opens up every week. Only one city, however, rightfully goes by the moniker Beer City USA, and that’s Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Grand Rapids has it all when it comes to the world of craft brewing, from classic, decades-old craft breweries to young upstarts. When the city originally became Beer City USA in 2012, it had 13 breweries. Today, it has nearly 40. From epic tasting flights to chilled out taprooms, it’s quite easy to get comfortable. That didn’t all happen overnight, though.