January and February: We’re putting the “pub” in public library!
Rockford Brewing Co. Tour
Get a “backstage pass” and see how Rockford Brewing Co. makes its signature beers such as Rogue River Brown, Sheehan’s Irish Stout and Hoplust IPA. After the tour, show your library card to get a special deal on beer tasting and learn about KDL materials for loan that focus on beer and home brewing.
Tour and talk will be held at Rockford Brewing Co., 12 E. Bridge St.
Wednesdays, January 15 and February 19, 6:30 PM
NOTE: All tours are limited to those age 18 and older. Please note that high turnout numbers have resulted in some people having to wait for a tour. Relax, have a beer!
Books & Brews with “Beervangelist” Fred Bueltmann
Fred Bueltmann, part-owner of New Holland Brewing Co., will talk about his book, Beervangelist’s Guide to the Galaxy. Adults will get to sip a few of Fred’s favorites.
Pre-registration is required for those age 21 and older who want to taste, and participant spots are limited. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Thursday, January 30, 6:00 PM – Kentwood (Richard L. Root) branch
Thursday, February 13, 6:00 PM – East Grand Rapids branch
Click here to register for either (or both!) of the events above. NOTE: As of January 16, both of Fred’s events are at capacity, though you are welcome to be added to the waiting list.
Home Brewing 101
Join the GR Makers as they lead a lively presentation on the ins and outs of brewing beer at home. Learn what ingredients and equipment you need to homebrew a pint that will rival anything you can get at the store.
Wednesday, February 5, 6:30 PM – Grandville branch
Monday, February 17, 6:30 PM – Cascade Township branch
Wednesday, February 19, 6:30 PM – Alpine Township branch
Schmohz Brewery Tour
Get a “backstage pass” and see how Schmohz Brewery makes its signature beers such as Hopknocker Imperial IPA, Treasure Chest ESB and Bonecrusher Stout. After the tour, show your library card to get a special deal on beer tasting and learn about KDL materials for loan that focus on beer and home brewing.
Tour and talk will be held at Schmohz Brewery, 2600 Patterson Ave. SE.
Wednesday, February 5, 7:30 PM
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