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GRCC crafts way to track alumni-connected breweries

From Perrin Brewing Co. in Comstock Park to Big Lake Brewing in Holland, GRCC alumni have created unique beers and distinctive settings for them to be enjoyed.

Now there’s a map, available online, that guides you to alumni-owned or operated craft breweries. It includes Fountain Hill Brewery, located in GRCC’s Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center and operated by instructors and students in the Craft Brewing program. Opened in 2016, it was the first federally and state-licensed, revenue-generating brewery operated by a college.

“We know how much our alumni love to support their fellow alumni,” said Jenna VandeKamp, development manager for Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. “This map is an especially fun way they can do that.” 

Map of alumni owned breweries

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GRCC proudly supports alumni-owned businesses – and we’ve set up a way so you can, too! You can find a list by going to on the GRCC website. From beer to jewelry to consultants to nonprofits – we have alumni in all types of ventures. Do you want to add your business to the list? There’s a link for that on the webpage.

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