Vivant's annual Winter Artisan Market is upon us. Time to bust out the wallet and begin the holiday shopping. Located in the Bier Garden and Walloon Room, local artists and makers will have their booths set up with all sorts of unique and creative gifts. It's the perfect afternoon to get at checking items off your list. So why not do it while sipping on your favorite craft beers and beverages?!
Releasing this Year's Vintage of our Legendary Bourbon Barrel Aged Quad plus a Brand New Wizard Version!
The result is a stunning example of a modern quad that still has the soul of big Belgian beers of the past.
Introducing Old Fashioned Wizard, aged in Old Elk Bourbon barrels with bitter orange and tart cherry. Answering the question: "What would Wizard be if it was an Old Fashioned cocktail?"
It's that time of year again when Vivant transforms into a haunted haven, and we're dying for you to join in our Halloween Costume Contest on October 31st! No need to sign up, just throw on that killer costume and be ready to show us your wildest creative ideas. So come on in for dinner or drinks this Halloween and don't miss out on a chance to win a gift card for $100.
It's been confirmed that we'll have Tideline Energy Healing in the Chapel doing tarot card readings for $15 per session on Halloween.
Get ready for our annual Poutine showdown! Join us at Brewery Vivant for Poutine Clash and savor the tastiest battle of gravy, curds and fries. Our talented cooks will go head-to-head, crafting their unique Poutine creations, and it's your chance to be the judge! Taste, vote, and crown the Poutine champion!
Find your inspiration at our Autumn Equinox Art Market. Surround yourself with the creativity and passion of local artists while sipping on one of our many draft beers and enjoying some tasty food.
The Autumnal Equinox Art Market is a haven for local artisans and makers, eager to showcase their latest and greatest creations.
So mark your calendar, invite your friends and family, and get ready to embrace the beauty of the changing seasons in an artistic and inspiring way. See you at Brewery Vivant's Art Market on Sunday!
Saturday, September 16
Join us for Vivant's much-anticipated BFF Beer Fest, featuring Barrel Aged Beers, Firkins, and Farmhouse brews! After a four-year wait, we are thrilled to invite you to an unforgettable celebration of craft beer and community in Grand Rapids. Get ready to indulge in the rich and complex flavors of our meticulously crafted barrel-aged beers, experience the art of cask-conditioned ales with our fantastic selection of firkins, and celebrate our brewery's heritage with exceptional farmhouse brews.
With your ticket purchase, you'll receive 10 tokens for beer pours, allowing you to savor a variety of extraordinary beers, along with a commemorative glass to take home as a special keepsake from the event. The day promises to be a blast with your friends, surrounded by the warm and friendly atmosphere that sets Brewery Vivant apart.
In addition to the outstanding brews, we'll have local food trucks offering mouthwatering delights that perfectly complement your beer selection. Plus, unleash your competitive side with a range of exciting games to keep the good times rolling.
As a ticket holder, you'll get the exclusive opportunity to purchase limited releases of some of our most outstanding brews. This event is sure to sell out quickly, so save the date and secure your tickets now. We can't wait to raise a glass with you and create unforgettable memories at Brewery Vivant's BFF Fest!
4th of July Deal
Smokin' Pops & Hops: A Father's Day Smoked Meat Feast
Join us on June 18th as we honor all the incredible dads out there with a special Father's Day event filled with delectable smoked meats and craft beer. Treat your father figure to an unforgettable culinary experience that will have his taste buds dancing!
Join us May 25 from 4-7pm on the patio for some birdie business as staff from the Outdoor Discovery Center will be showing off some of their feathered friends. You won't want to miss this birds of prey exhibit on our patio! Partial proceeds will go to ODC to help fund programming.
It's Back! Time to get weird with some bizarre beers. This time with more mind blowing brews from the inspired minds of our brewers.
Weird Beer Weekend is an exciting opportunity to sample some truly unique and interesting beers. We'll be serving two exceptional flights that range from weird to weirder and our kitchen will be featuring a mouthwatering menu to pair with.
We hope you have as much fun drinking these beers as our brewers did creating them!
Eight beers total will be on draft, one of which will also be bottled as a commemorative to-go option.
On Friday, March 17 we release our annual Beer The Change report that outlines our sustainability goals for the 2022 year. Traditionally released on St. Patrick's Day, this is our version of "green" beer. The report will be posted to our website Friday morning on the Beer The Change: Sustainability page found in the menu.
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.
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!
Food specials from our scratch kitchen include
Plus we may even pull out some throwback beers from the cellar to mark the occasion!
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.
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!
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, say what?
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.