HopStock: Lots to Sample, Here’s Our Picks

We are so excited for the upcoming HopStock Beer Festival in downtown Grand Rapids! All of the Grand Rapids Area Breweries in one place, for one day only? Yes, please!

Mittenbrew had a chance to sit down with Ben Darcie, local beer expert and educator at Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery & Supply in Ada to pick out some notable beers from the upcoming festival. We’ve collected some must-taste brews, ciders and spirits from every location attending, and are presented here in no particular order. Enjoy and we’ll see you at Calder Plaza!

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*Find this selection at IPA ISLAND

57 Brew Pub
Norse Raider, Smoked Baltic Porter 8.1%
*OneOhAte, MI Imperial Session IPA 6.5%, Collaboration of Pike 51 and 57 Brewpub

Atwater GR
Aphrodite’s Harvest – Chai Amber Ale, 5.2%
Barrel Aged Salvation Cypher – Bourbon barrel aged Oatmeal Stout, 10%

BOB’s Brewery
Hoptics, Prickly Pear Hibiscus Gose 4%
Mango Chipotle Wit, 4.8%

Brewery Vivant
*Grand Army Spelt IPA 6%
Harvest Breed, bretta wild ale 5.9%

Cascade Winery/Jaden James
Blueberry Hard Cider, 6.5%
Blueberry Merlot, 7%
Peanut Butter Porter, 5.2%

Cedar Springs Brewing
*CSIPA  American IP\A
Kusterer Original Wesissbier (Antique Bavarian Wheat)

Cellar Brewing
Tartan Apey, Apricot English Pale 5.3%
Jax Attax BBA Quadrupel 12.8%

Cranker’s Brewery
Aphrodisiac Chocolate Pomegranate Imperial Stout 8.5%
*Ill Connect DIPA 9.5%

ELK Brewing
Peanut Butter and Jelly Ale, 5%
Rowster Coffee Porter, 7.2%

Founders Brewing
PC Pils
*Red’s Rye

Grand Rapids Brewing Co
*Lil’ Danky, Session IPA brewed with Simcoe and Citra hops 4.3%
Polish Eagle BB imperial porter 9.5%

Gravel Bottom
*Hopinger IPA
T’rye Me Tripple Rye IPA

Grey Skies Distillery
Barrel Finished Hopped Gin 40%
Spiced Rum 40%

Harmony Brewing
*Lovely Day IPA, Lavender, Chamomile, Fresh Orange, IPA 6.5%
Red Wattle, Barrel Aged Flanders Red (Sour Beer) 6.4%

The Hideout

Manson’s Chocolate Factory, Barrel Aged Sour Stout with cacao nibs.
Naughty Nicodemus, cucumber, juniper, lime zested Pale Ale. 5.2%

Hudsonville Winery/Pike 51
*Ain’t Nothin But A Brett Thang – Collaboration with Speciation and Pike 51
YAY, S’mores! Graham Cracker-ish Stout

Long Road Distillers
Long Road Aquavit (45% abv, 90 proof)
The Polish Falcon: Long Road Vodka, house ginger beer, lime.
*Weizer With Whisky: Long Road Wheat Whisky, hops, lemon, ginger, orange bitters

Mitten Brewing
Chick Chick Gose, ancient, sour and saline tasting ale with strawberries.
Triple Crown Brown Ale, World Cup Silver Medalist English brown 4.2%

New Holland
El Nuevo Record – Weizen Bock
Incorrigible Reserve – White Sour with MI Blueberries & Blackberries

Osgood Brewing
Sol Seeker, American Wheat 6.3%

Peoples Cider Co
2015 PCCO. No. 1, Bourbon Barrel Aged Draft Cider, 7.4%
Jonny 3-LandLords, American Scrumpy, 6.5%
Jonny ELO, Dry Hopped Cider, 6.7%

Rockford Brewing
Erdbier, Strawberry Weisse 5.6%
*Little George, Imperial IPA 10%

Railtown Brewing
*Citra Warrior Imperial IPA, 9.2%
Javatose 4.9%

Sietsema Cider Mill
KBS Barrel Aged 8.5%
Lemmon Grass 6.9%

VanderMill GR
Apple Razz
Ginger Peach

White Flame
BLOOD: BBA Mild Red Ale aged with fruit 5%
SUGAR: BBA Imperial Stout 10%
SEX: BBA Rye PA with chipotle spice 7%
MAGIK: BBA Double IPA 10%
Kentucky Kiss: BBA Scotch Ale 11%




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