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Tickets are on sale now for our annual Valentine's Dessert Dinner that will be held on Sunday, February 12.
Limited to only 30 seats, so get yours today!

Tickets are $60 apiece and include four courses of delectable edibles paired with beer, all within the relaxing comfort of our Walloon Room. Hosted by pastry chef and sensory program master, Paige Moran and assistant FOH general manager Evann McUmber.

Tickets can be purchased in house. Please inquire at the host stand or speak with your server.

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Cho Down '23 is right around the corner and our kitchen crew is ready to battle it out over the tastiest, most unique nacho stylings this side of the Mississippi!

You've never had nachos like Vivant's creative culinary team makes for this fun yearly event.
Six unique versions will be on the menu for this one day only showdown.

Enjoy them all with delicious craft beer, then vote for your favorite and see who wins this year's champion title!

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Brewery Vivant is celebrating a dozen years slinging beers on Tuesday, December 20.
We're releasing a brand new beer for the occasion called Rosé Saison. In the spirit of festivity this ale is our brewers take on a sparkling rosé wine, in a farmhouse style. This aromatic saison is made with hibiscus and sangiovese grape must and will come in bottles.
The Rosé Saison also serves as a benefit beer for the City of Grand Rapids' gear library, Thrive Outside. Members of their staff will be on site showing off some of the items they have in their collection. Partial proceeds from the sale of the beer will go to benefit Thrive Outside, plus a QR code on the bottle will direct people to the website where they can make an extra donation. Staff will be on site between 5-8pm.
From 6:30-9pm Mitten Brass, a popular local brass quintet will entertain with popular and holiday tunes.

Food specials from our scratch kitchen include

Oysters on the half shell
Nashville chicken sandwich
Pork schnitzel
Lamb pot roast

 

Plus we may even pull out some throwback beers from the cellar to mark the occasion!

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Join us for a festive afternoon of shopping and beer on Sunday, December 11 from 12-4pm.

We'll have local vendors featuring artworks and unique craft items set up in the Walloon Room and Bier Garden. Find interesting and one-of-a-kind gifts, stocking stuffers and more while enjoying the warm ambiance of our holiday decorated taproom. Choose from a variety of master crafted beers to pair with lunch prepared by our farm-to-table scratch kitchen.

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Join us for our annual Wild Game Weekend, featuring top game meat prepared masterfully by our chefs and seasoned to pair with our premium craft ales.
Our special hunters themed menu will run from Friday through Sunday.
Entree will include Kangaroo, Bison, Frog legs and Wild Boar Spare Ribs
Hunters Board includes Red deer, Camel, Antelope and Goat
Wizard Day event
Releasing this year's vintage of our legendary Bourbon barrel Aged Quad, plus a few variants. Flights will be available.
Wizard Burial Ground is a Bourbon Barrel Aged Quadrupel Ale. This rich and powerful brew combines the flavors of charred oak and vanillin from the barrels with the dried fruit and caramel maltiness present in the beer.
The result is a stunning example of a modern quad that still has the soul of big Belgian beers of the past.
Dread Necromancer is a brand new beer spinoff of WBG. It's a red wine barrel aged quadruple ale with rose hips and green raisins.

We'll also have a special draft variant of WBG aged in sherry barrels - one Pedro Ximenez, one Oloroso that have been blended together.

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This Halloween weekend we've got all kinds of activities happening at the pub.
The kitchen will be featuring "spooky" menu specials all weekend. Costumes are encouraged all weekend. Two dollars off the regular price of beers for those in costume and a special beer flight will be available for guests.

Friday- Starting at 8pm in the Walloon Room Broads Burlesque will perform their Halloween show. Get tickets online at Eventbrite.com Seating is limited.

Sunday- Halloween themed Trivia Night.
Come in costume for a Halloween Trivia Night where we'll end with a costume contest and the winner receiving a gift card.

Monday- Franken-Stein Night! We'll have a variety of select beers on tap for just $5 for those who bring a stein. Don't have one? You can purchase a glass one from our retail in the front of house. Costumes are encouraged and there will be food specials, and we'll be pouring Pumpkin Tart out of pumpkins. The Frankenstein Trivia Group will be here in the evening for a fun pub quiz!

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Join us on Sunday, October 9 for our annual Poutine Clash where our kitchen crew battle it out for the tastiest, most creative version of that Canadian favorite, POUTINE!

Try them all and then vote for your favorite one.

Our kitchen team has a lot of fun with this yearly event dreaming up some truly wild and mouthwatering poutine dishes. You won't want to miss out on this one, where you'll get to decide which poutine is crowned king.

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Have you ever wondered what the impact on climate change is from the food you consume? At Brewery Vivant we have been thinking about this from the day we opened. We have prioritized sourcing from local farms to support the local economy and reduce transportation miles of our ingredients. We also prioritize sourcing our proteins from non CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation) farms. Please join us on Wednesday, September 21 to learn more about the amazing local family farm we source our beef from, Wernette Beef.

For the last 4 years, Wernette has participated in an international study with researchers from Michigan State University that is measuring how various cattle farming practices impact the environment, specifically related to climate change. Their research suggests that grazing cattle among multiple paddocks can contribute to climate change mitigation through the sequestration of carbon in the soil. This study challenges existing conclusions that only feedlot-intensification reduces the overall beef greenhouse gas footprint through greater productivity.

At this event, we will host a panel discussion with members from the MSU research team and farmers from Wernette Beef. They will share more about their research and how you can apply what they have learned to your food-purchasing decisions. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required as there is limited space. After the panel discussion there will be a 3-course dinner with beer pairings highlighting Wernette Beef in each course. Tickets are limited for this special dining experience.

Saison D'etre

Saison, say what?

All about the spirit of saison, the Belgian farmhouse style of beer that Vivant is built upon. We celebrate the fullness of the fields' provisions and a bountiful harvest, lush and fruit bearing. A time to appreciate those who put in the hard work tending the land, to recognize the artisans that turn the fruit of the vine, through the work of their hands, into something magical; something transcendent that deserves to be savoured and shared.
Expect intriguing cuisine from our scratch kitchen, inspiring saison ales, and the usual suspects: that cadre of bon vivants you identify with as YOUR people. After all, saison simply translates as season. And at Vivant, good food, drink and merriment are always in season. 

BEER DROPS

Our brewers have been hard at work crafting some amazing beers specially for this event. Adding to our Unapologetic Fruit series will be a brand new Sangria ale. Packed with scintillating flavors of white grape, apple, pear, blood orange, blueberry and blackberry, this Sangria is absolutely unapologetic. 
In addition we'll be releasing a new, uniquely brewed ale with rye and spelt that is quintessentially saison. Considering the theme of the weekend, we're calling this one Essential Saison. Always! 
Word has it that our brewers are concocting a third beer for Saison D'etre weekend; something wild, something Farm Hand, something barrel aged that'll be the latest of our Single Barrel Sour limited bottle releases to date! 
 
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Three cans of Farm Hand Tart Tangerine in a pile of tangerines.

Friends, we're so excited to have finally released our first ever FARM HAND variant as a mainstay option for your drinking enjoyment! As you may know, FARM HAND is the first beer we brewed for the public over a decade ago and continues to be our flagship ale. Tart Tangerine is the evolution of this classic Vivant ale. 

FARM HAND Tart Tangerine is a characterful new variant with bold, in-your-face tangerine aroma and flavor. The tangy tangerine notes imbue the classic farmhouse flavors of Farm Hand making this, one lip-smacking good beer!

You can find Tart Tangerine in select stores throughout Michigan.

 

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