Rockford Brewing Company (New restaurant giveaway)

Korean sticky wings

When Rockford Brewing Company opened in 2011, Owners Seth Rivard and Jeff Sheehan had always planned on food being part of the equation. At that time, there was insufficient space for a kitchen, so that project had to wait.

Scotch duck egg
Scotch duck egg

As time passed, things changed. The tenants who had occupied the front 1/2 of the building with RBC did not renew their lease, and now there was space for a kitchen. Building a kitchen where one has not existed before, however, is not a quick thing, so more time passed. RBC would have to jump through several hoops over a period of months to get their kitchen up and running.

RBC French fries
RBC French fries

During this long process, good fortune intervened. Local chef Ryan Bolhuis, alumnus of the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan and veteran of several restaurants, had become available to fill the new position of executive chef. Rockford Brewing Company now had its kitchen, a talented chef, good beer and after weeks of collaboration, a solid menu.

Craft beer at Rockford Brewing Company
Craft beer at Rockford Brewing Company

Just a couple of short weeks ago, Rockford Brewing Company quietly started offering dinner service between 4-9pm (Until 10 P.M. Friday and Saturday, kitchen is closed on Sunday). Β  Eventually, RBC is looking to expand it’s kitchen hours to cover lunch and Sundays, and is looking to add kitchen staff to accomplish this. Rockford Brewing Co. Employment. Β After a series of soft opening events, RBC is now ready to introduce itself to the Greater Grand Rapids food community at large by giving away several gift cards over the next 5 days via EatGR. Our good friend Rafflecopter is ready to help…..well, sort of!

Give the new Rockford Brewing Company a try!

In the meantime, you can enter this contest for a chance to win (1 of 10) $20 gift cards from RBC. Β The contest will be run over a 5 day period (ending 10/23/16 at 11:59 pm) with 2 winners being drawn daily AND there will be a chance to win on Instagram as well.

Aside from the fine print in Rafflecopter, in order to win:

You must be 21 years of age and be able to prove it

You must live in the Rockford MI area or be willing travel there because your prize will be dispersed to you in person in Rockford. Prizes must be claimed by November 30, 2016. Prizes not claimed by November 30, 2016 Will be forfeited.

The giveaway prize is not transferable and has no cash value. The winner will be chosen from qualified entrants using Rafflecopter and mini tool (an online randomizer tool)


a Rafflecopter giveaway






  1. As much as I love the changing cheese board at Rockford I am very excited to hear they have a kitchen. I usually prefer to eat a decent amount of food with my beer drinking (aka adulting).

  2. I would love to win this gift certificate because I love stopping at Rockford Brewing while riding my bike through Rockford all the way from Comstock Park! My Facebook friends get jealous of my brew pit stops πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to try the new food

  3. Used to get out and enjoy our love of craft brews regularly. Weve overcome a lot sense our last visit. Also having our first child. Every experience we get now is cherished and appreciated. New parents hear me. πŸ˜‰ We would love to get back here. Great brews. Im sure the food will be equally fantastic.

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