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Thrifty Thursday: Ride the Rapid to enjoy Beer City U.S.A

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When you experience Beer City U.S.A. let The Rapid do the driving for you! Don't know where to even start your journey? That's where Experience Grand Rapids, the Convention and Visitors Bureau for Grand Rapids and Kent County has it taken care of.

Beer is really big business, but just how big for West Michigan? A recent study done by Grand Valley State University students shows that beer tourism has a $12 million impact in our area, according to Kate Herron, Director of Marketing for Experience GR.

She went on to say that  Experience GR created an "Ale Trail" which is a beer map with more than 60 breweries and cider facilities. On top of that, you can get a Beer City Passport which features 23 different breweries in a passport. If you go to eight of the locations, get a stamp proving you were there,then you can redeem your passport for a t-shirt at the Welcome Center located inside the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

J.W. Marriott also has a Beer City package deal. It includes an overnight stay with them, breakfast vouchers along with four seasonal beers in their room along with snacks. The spa even has beer and wine themed package deals, too!

If you are interested in a Beer City package, in the month of November, book it online, print this coupon and you will receive $30 off.

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