Posts Tagged:Westside Rising


The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution: A Repeal Day Primer

On Monday, December 5, Long Road is partnering with a bunch of our friends (The Peoples Cider Co., Creston Brewery, Two Scott’s BBQ, The Grand Rapids Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild, Local First of West Michigan, and SideCar Studios) to throw the first Annual Grand Rapids Repeal Day Party to celebrate the end…

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“Long Road Distillers releasing new bourbon whisky” – WOOD TV 8

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) – Now that November is well underway, it’s the perfect time to introduce a new libation that can warm you up from the inside out. Kyle Van Strien and Jon O’Connor from Long Road Distillers joined eightWest with some samples of their latest offerings. They will be releasing their new Long Road…

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Wendy Peppercorn Double Gold

Press Release: International Flavored Vodka Tasting Event Awards Grand Rapids Distillery with Double Gold

International Flavored Vodka Tasting Event Awards Grand Rapids Distillery with Double Gold Long Road’s Wendy Peppercorn Vodka stands out from a crowded field of flavored spirits. Grand Rapids, Michigan – Internationally recognized Grand Rapids distillery, Long Road Distillers, announced more top honors for their line-up of spirits, this time coming from a competition in New…

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Grand Rapids Business Journal Names Newsmakers of the Year

There’s a lot more to Long Road Distillers than just being Grand Rapids’ first distillery. Kyle Van Strien and Jon O’Connor took an old grocery store on the west side and turned it into a state-of-the-art distillery that, within the first year of operation, is already one of the state’s largest. As long-term proponents of…

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Crafting a renaissance on GR’s west side (MiBiz)

GRAND RAPIDS — The West Grand neighborhood in Grand Rapids soon will offer residents and visitors the ultimate trifecta when it comes to craft alcoholic beverages. That’s because a local cidery plans to open a tasting room in the growing neighborhood along West Leonard Street, a development positioned to complement its neighboring businesses: a microbrewery and…

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Long Road Distillers voted Michigan Vodka Distillery of the Year at the 2015 New York International Spirits Competition (Press Release)

Grand Rapids, MI –  In only its first year of production, Long Road Distillers was named “Michigan Vodka Distillery of the Year” at the New York International Spirits Competition. The famed competition, now in its sixth year, judges nearly 500 world-class spirits each year. Submissions were made from over 35 countries, which were tasted and…

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Local First of West Michigan Blog: Long Road Distillers

There is an added sense of connectivity when we frequent the places that reside within a few miles of our home. When a business puts down roots in the neighborhood where owners and workers and goers live, a deeper sense of community grows. Long Road Distillers, located in Grand Rapids West Side, is more than…

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Craft spirit maker begins distribution (Grand Rapids Business Journal)

A local distillery has launched its Michigan distribution. Long Road Distillers in Grand Rapids launched two of its spirits into statewide distribution this month. The distillery’s gin and vodka are now available to all restaurants, bars and retailers in Michigan. The distillery opened in May, and distribution is coming right about when co-owners Kyle Van…

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Craft spirits maker opens event space (Grand Rapids Business Journal)

A local distillery has opened up an addition. Long Road Distillers just opened its upstairs, The Rickhouse at Long Road, at 537 Leonard St. NW. Event space The space holds 160 people and is available for special events and general overflow on the weekends. The space rents for $100 an hour for a three-hour minimum…

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GR Public Museum, distillery collaborate on Prohibition exhibit (WZZM 13)

The Grand Rapids Public Museum announced a collaboration on Thursday with a local distillery for a new exhibit that explores Prohibition. “American Spirits: the Rise and Fall of Prohibition” opens on September 26. Long Road Distillers, on the city’s west side, has created a “bathtub gin” kit to commemorate the exhibit. It includes everything you need…

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