Meet Your Founder: John Burtka

Meet the Man Behind Grand River Brewery!

Brewing style: “It’s a Michigan Thing”

Everything John does at Grand River Brewery is local - they get their hops locally; they use Midwest grains, and many other Michigan products go into every sip of their brews.

Beer Passion: His passion for beer comes from his love for its history. John said, “The coolest thing about beer is that it is nostalgic; it harkens back to English and German history when the brewery was the public house and the social activity center for the town.”

“We like to think of Grand River Brewery as a community gathering place – a public house in Jackson.” he added. They have done just that by hosting weddings, baptisms, TV segments, class reunions, art shows and even funeral wakes!

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