Pat Evans

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Pat Evans is a freelance writer based in Las Vegas and Grand Rapids, Michigan. His coverage focuses generally on beverages, food and lifestyle. His first book, Grand Rapids Beer: An Intoxicating History of River City Brewing, was released in 2015. Nevada Beer will be released in 2018.


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What is a Vertical Tasting? Photo Courtesy Perrin Brewing Co.
Beer is often best enjoyed in the company of others, and few events offer a chance to bring people together like a vertical tasting. Bottle shares...
Pat Evans Connoisseur's Corner
Beer is best fresh. There is little debate about this in the craft brewing community. However, some beers can be saved for a longer period of time,...
Founders All Day IPA Sizes
From one bar to the next, there’s little consistency in what a serving of beer might look like. Serving sizes and the vessels they come in can be...
Lester Jones, chief economist of the National Beer Wholesalers Association.
Following years of double-digit growth in the craft beer market, the beer industry as a whole is flatlining. Consumers had their first tastes of new...
With more than 6,000 breweries in the U.S., production methods vary greatly from brewery to brewery. Grand Rapids exhibits breweries from micro to major.
Mitch Ermatinger spent a late July evening completely redefining his production calendar. As the owner of Speciation Artisan Ales in Grand Rapids,...