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.

WSB Monthly Blog

Are you feeling lucky?  St. Patrick’s Day is upon us.  And like any other holiday, it’s filled with traditional food and beverage unique to each home and each person.  Here at West Side Beer, we know our vast selection of beer will help your celebration be the best it can be.   A traditional beer associated with St. Patrick’s Day would be our infamous Bud and Bud Light St. Patty’s Day aluminum bottles decorated in a festive green with four-leaf clovers.  Our Grand Rapids warehouse, as well as our other warehouses, are feeling lucky and ready to distribute those eye-catching bottles that contain the greatest quality beer you know.  But we won’t stop there!   Our West Side Beer warehouse in Romulus is dancing the Irish Jig your way with the famous Guinness, Guinness Blonde, Guinness Nitro IPA, and Conway’s Irish Ale.  Oh Guinness you say?  Not only a smooth and sweet smelling beer to drink…but don’t forget Guinness is also an ingredient used in many Irish dishes.  Guinness Irish stew anyone?  It gets even better.  Our Kalamazoo warehouse found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with Rochester Mills Red.  Imagine malty, toasty, caramel, and toffee blended together in an Irish-Style Ale.  Better yet…imagine slow cooking a pork loin in a can’s worth of Rochester Mills Red.  Delicious. Last but not least, our Lansing warehouse, like Romulus, is bringing Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale to you.  Conway’s Irish Ale’s toasty biscuit and caramel malt flavors pair well with the traditional corned beef and cabbage.  However you choose to celebrate just remember to celebrate responsibly and with a West Side beer.  There’s many to choose from.  You won’t be disappointed. Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone!  (3/04/16)

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Perrin Grapefruit IPA

Perrin Grapefruit IPA

A thirst-quenching fruit IPA built for refreshment in warmer weather. This hazy, golden-hued ale is topped with a bright white head and a citrus-laden aroma.

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