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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A Peak at Yeast

August 26 2014
With a product made out of four simple ingredients, each component of a beer is equally important. That being said, yeast is definitely the soul of the beer. It is what takes simple ingredients and warps it into liquid perfection. Much like with sourdough bread, yeast can be cultivated so a brewery is able to develop their yeast strain, ensuring it is available for each new brew.

Welcoming Deschutes Brewery

August 20 2014
Today is a great day in the world of beer for Michigan – Deschutes Brewery announced their intent to distribute in Michigan, beginning on October 6th in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Lansing. As the 6th largest craft brewery in the country, Deschutes beers have been long anticipated in the mitten state. The brewery will initially release Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Inversion IPA and Jubelale.

Shark Week: Movies and Beer Pairing

August 14 2014
My favorite time of the year has returned. Shark Week is back in all its jawtastic, bloody gore and glory. From the beginning, Shark Week and I were fated to be together. My childhood best friend’s initials spell out J.A.W. for one. That same friend also convinced a very young and naïve version of me that bull sharks could and did lurk in the waters of Lake Superior since she read that some sharks could swim into freshwater.

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Stone Brewing Imperial Russian Stout

Stone Brewing Imperial Russian Stout

Intensely aromatic and heavy on the palate, this version of the traditional Russian Stout pours black and heavy.

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