On this weekend, let´s find out whether Grand Rapids deserves to hold the title of “Beer City USA” (we think we know the answer!). With 80+ breweries on its Ale Trail, how could it not be? At the end of the weekend, we´ll certainly all be Brewsaders!

We´ll spend a fun, beer-filled weekend in this city by Lake Michigan, giving us plenty of opportunity to taste delicious beer.

Our centrally located hotel is within a short walk of five breweries and others aren´t much further away.

Day 1:

We´ll meet Friday night for a group dinner & drinks to get to know our fellow hop heads we´ll be drinking with for the next three days. We´ve chosen the #1 brewpup in the US, Hopcat, which was started in Grand Rapids in 2008. A total of 49 draft lines await.

Day 2:

After a good nights´ rest and breakfast, we will head out on our first full day of brewery exploration. A local guide will tour GR´s downtown location with us on foot. Certainly, we will stop for lunch along the way. Without a doubt, Founders is the most well known brewery in town and we’ll get to see where their famous brews are made. We will also be stopping at Brewery Vivant, which has to be one of the most scenic breweries you’ve ever been to since it’s housed in an old church. We, as a company, try to be as sustainable and eco friendly as possible, and Vivant happens to be the world’s first LEED certified microbrewery!

Tonight´s dinner is generally on your own, but feel free to join your Hoppytrips guide as well. Some might just decide to sleep early, while others might want to order in and we like to give you options to do so. There´s great food here!


Sunday, another beer-filled day! We suggest you don’t book your flight out before 5pm – or add another night in Grand Rapids.

This tour is 890$ per person, based on double occupancy. If you’re traveling solo or with a larger group, prices will be adjusted accordingly, please email us at cheers@hoppytrips.com to find out more.