Best Places to Live

Grand Rapids, MI

Population: 192,416
Courtesy of Experience Grand Rapids

Still considered one of the nation’s top furniture producers, Grand Rapids, Mich., is also producing some great beer. This thriving city has a diverse economy and attractions that draw thousands of tourists each year. Breweries in Grand Rapids maintain beer diversity, creating an interesting mix of flavors. Among the must-try beers is the The Backwoods Bastard, a limited edition brew from Founders Brewing Co. The Bastard is much more complex than you might think, offering warm smells of single malt scotch, sweet caramel and roasted malts with an earthy spice.