Plant a tree, one beer at a time

Kelli Williams of Momma Needs a Beer and Steve Faber of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks in the eightWest studio.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Something special is brewing in Grand Rapids; something that has more than 20 local brewers busy creating tree-themed beers! Just by ordering one, you can help in the effort to plant more trees in our community parks as part of the Brewers Grove project.

The Brewers Grove project started in 2013 when local brewers asked Friends of GR Parks how they could celebrate being named Beer City USA by giving back to parks and public spaces. They came up with the idea to create tree-themed beers that would be offered for a limited time with proceeds going directly to FGRP’s Urban Forest Project and tree plantings.  In 2013, a Brewers Grove of 30 trees was planted at Riverside Park with volunteers from local breweries.

Tree-themed beers will be available from Friday, August 29 through Friday, September 12 (or until they run out!). A kick-off event will be held at Harmony Brewing Co. on Friday, August 29 at 5 p.m.

You can also come out for a Brewers Grove Park Party on Friday, September 12 at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids. Meet the minds behind the tree beers and enjoy “Strange Brew” on the big screen! Be sure to stop on the way to pick up your favorite tree beer in a growler to enjoy at the event.

You can support Brewers Grove by ordering one of the special beers or by purchasing a Brewers Grove t-shirt. They are $18, and $1 from each purchase goes to the Brewers Grove project. You can find out more about Brewers Grove, including a map of participating businesses on their website. Learn more about what you can do for our community’s trees at

Participating Breweries

  • Bob’s Brewery
  • Brewery VIvant
  • Cellar Brewing Co.
  • Cranker’s Brewery
  • EB Coffee & Pub
  • Elk Brewing
  • Founder’s Brewing Co.
  • Gravel Bottom Brewery
  • Harmony Brewing Co.
  • Hideout Brewing Co.
  • Hopcat
  • Jaden James Brewery
  • Mitten Brewing Co.
  • Perrin Brewing Co.
  • Pike 51 Brewing Co.
  • Rockford Brewing Co.
  • Schmohz Brewing Co.
  • White Flame Brewing Co.

Participating Bars/Restaurants

  • Big Bob’s Pizza
  • The Meanwhile Bar
  • The Green Well
  • The Winchester

Brewers Grove T-Shirt Locations

  • Cellar Brewing
  • Harmony Brewing
  • Founders Brewing
  • The Mitten Brewing
  • The Intersection
  • Brewery Vivant
  • White Flame Brewing
  • Rockford Brewing

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