Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The First Drop

The HopCat Bar Downtown Grand Rapids was packed, partially due to a beer tasting event hosted by Perrin Brewing Co.  Jarred Sper, one of the partners of Perrin Brewing Company offered guests the opportunity to be amongst the first to taste one of their products brewed at  5910 Comstock Park Drive NW in Alpine Township.  Talking to some of the samplers, the brew received lots of praise.  According to MLive, the microbrewery is the largest of several new brewery projects under way in West Michigan. They are planning to brew 2,500 to 3,500 barrels of beer the first year and have room on-site to expand if the venture proves successful.

Alpine Township's own columnist and food critic John Gonzales (left) with Perrin Brewing Company partner Jarred Sper

Two of the many guests helping celebrate the event were State Representative Pete McGregor and his wife Chrissie

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