Grand Rapids won “Beer City USA” two years in a row 2012 and 2013. The dominant beer maker is Founders Brewing Company who’s beer is making its way across the country. Founders beer is constantly rated as some of the top brews in the world as well. Breweries are also helping to build the community and grow the economy. Beer goes back in Michigan’s history being brewed here since 1836. The demand for microbrews is increasing filling the many breweries in the city not only on the weekend but during the week as well. Grand Rapids is home to not only the top breweries like Founders, HopCat, and Grand Rapids Brewing Company, but is also home to a total nineteen breweries. Since I’ve been twenty-one, I’ve been able to visit some of these and even went on a tour and tasting at Founders. Even with my slight experience with Grand Rapids Breweries, I can vouch for their involvement in the community.