In Case You Haven’t Heard….

Rockford Brewing Company Opens Full Service Kitchen At Pub Location – Menu Complements Brewery’s Ethos of Quality, Community, Culture

Rockford Brewing Company (RBC) is excited to announce the completion of an in-house, full service kitchen at their pub as part of their efforts to continuously provide quality crafted, locally sourced products to West Michigan. The public grand opening of the kitchen is scheduled for Friday, Nov 11th, 2016, starting with a ribbon cutting by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce at 4 PM.

The Rockford Brewing Company kitchen will create food that complements their hand crafted, award winning, freshly brewed beers.  Sourcing locally and using in season ingredients as often as possible, RBC creates innovative dishes that celebrate the global diversity of food with a Michigan-centric feel.onion-ring-poutine

Chef Ryan Bolhuis, an alumnus of the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan, NY, has accepted the position of Executive Chef. Working in some of the most distinguished restaurants in America such as Nobu 57, The Modern NYC and BLT Fish, Chef Ryan has developed his own creative and internationally influenced style. A Hudsonville native, his goal has always been to return home to West Michigan to utilize his culinary training and experience to highlight the local product Michigan offers:
new-chef“Great beer and great food, in my opinion, all stem from the same vein of thought. Respect for ingredients, respect for the growers & respect for the culture. A great drink and a great plate of food is a universal experience that can make a good day great or make a bad day better. We here at RBC want to celebrate that relationship both from our own backgrounds and from a multicultural perspective,” shared Chef Bolhuis.

Current hours for the kitchen are dinner service only —Monday thru Thursday, 4 PM-9 PM;  Friday and Saturday, 4 PM-10 PM. The kitchen is currently closed on Sunday. RBC eventually plans to have the kitchen open for lunch and dinner service, seven days a week.  For more information regarding the grand opening and to view the initial menu launch, vist their website at: or follow RBC on Facebook.

Rockford Brewing Company focuses on three things: Quality, Community, and Culture. Founded in 2011 along the scenic Rogue River and White Pine Trail, RBC believes in celebrating the drinking and food culture from around the world while utilizing the best West Michigan has to offer. They are also a music and artist venue, showcasing local talent and providing a gathering space for all. Brewing beers and creating food that are both innovative and familiar, RBC is your home away from home.  


Local Spins celebrates 3rd anniversary in May with Local Spinsation Ale, The Accidentals, Devin & The Dead Frets and giveaways

localspinsationale“May officially marks the third anniversary celebration of the website that covers West Michigan’s music scene and we want to thank loyal readers with some special free events and giveaways to mark the occasion. It culminates May 22 with a rock show that boasts the release of, yes, the first-ever Local Spinsation Ale by Rockford Brewing. “

Be sure and read the full article at

Home Brew Competition Beer Release Party

ocoonors-300x300For the past two years, the winner of the O’Connor’s Home Brew Supply home brew competition has had their beer on tap at Rockford Brewing Company.  On April 27th, Jim’s Kolsch will be on tap at their brewpub.  As a bonus, last year’s winning beer, Rob’s Saison, will also be on tap.  Show your support for these two great home brewers, our competition, and Rockford brewing by coming out and enjoying a few pints. Cheers!

Be sure and read the full article at