Welcome to West Side Beer

The Grand Rapids West Side Beer Distributing team is committed to providing quality products to our customers through exceptional marketing and sales service. We distribute to the Grand Rapids area, including the Kent, Montcalm, Ionia and Barry counties. In total, we provide product to over 1,200 retail customers within our distribution footprint. All products are housed in our refrigerated warehouse system before being delivered directly to our customers.


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Newaygo Brewing

Febuary 01 2016
  New Year, New Beer, New Brewery “A Beer for Every Palate” is our latest brewery’s vision.  Home brewers turned owners, Nick and Krista Looman had an inspiration to bring craft beer to downtown Newaygo where they have deep roots.  Newaygo County’s first microbrewery, Newaygo Brewing Co. is proudly being distributed in the Grand Rapids area on draft.  Newaygo Brewing Co.

Petoskey Brewing coming to West Side Beer Distributing

November 06 2015
THE HISTORY OF THE “OLD BREWERY”   The building known as the “Old Brewery” was first completed in 1898 and was used to brew Petoskey Sparkle beer until 1915. According to a 1973 article in the Petoskey News, the Petoskey Brewing Company was originally owned by Frank and Garrett Fochtman, A. Bremmeyr and John Zaiger, who also acted as the Brewmaster.

Pumpkin Pairings

September 04 2015
When the leaves begin to fade to orange and red hues, there is enough of a chill in the air to produce a shiver and the last of the harvest is being brought in then it is pumpkin beer season.  With pumpkin beer season right around the corner, we’ve done the research to create the perfect pairing choices to enjoy the season through an explosion of flavor.

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Newaygo Brewing Co

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Featured Beer

Arcadia Porter Rico

Arcadia Porter Rico

PORTER RICO Take a trip to the lost island of Porter Rico, where the cacao and coconut live in harmony and frolic the sandy shores.

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