206,122 Ratings
Score: 3.76
Brewery Vivant
10 hours ago
We got a note on our Pilot Malt House order a few weeks ago... Congrats to our local producers! We brewed the One Million Pound Grisette to celebrate. Come try it Thursday 7/27! Cheers guys, and here's to the next 1,000,000! https://goo.gl/CAS9eP
Brewery Vivant
1 day ago
We are so excited to be a part of the Beer City Brewer's Guild's first annual ProAm Beer competition! We teamed up with Jake Szetela (an award-winning local homebrewer and member of the Brewsquitos Homebrewing Club) as well as the Land Conservancy of West Michigan to brew a beer that is both unique and local. The beer Jake came up with is called "Yarrow's Den" and it's a Botanical Saison we brewed with hand harvested yarrow and bee balm that we got at Saul Lake Bog Nature Preserve. We will be releasing this beer to the public on Monday, July 31st. It will be available both on draft and in cans ($12.99/4-pack, very limited) and will also be entered in the ProAm Competition. We will also be having a party with the Brewsquitos, Land Conservancy, and Beer City Brewer's Guild in our Walloon Room from 6-9pm. So stop by and try some of this unique and delicious brew.
Brewery Vivant
4 days ago
It's Tropical time. #TropicalSaison #misbf17 Michigan Brewers Guild
Brewery Vivant
5 days ago
Summer beer fest 2017, we are ready for you!! Thank you Michigan Brewers Guild! Here we go!!!
Brewery Vivant
5 days ago
See you this afternoon, beer lovers. Come get yourself some cold beer on this hot summer day. #SBF2017 Michigan Brewers Guild 20th anniversary Summer Beer Fest! #YpsiBound
Upcoming Events
Brewery Vivant Free Tasting
Craft Beer Cellar Grand Rapids
July 27, 5:00pm
Yarrow's Den - ProAm Beer Launch
Brewery Vivant
July 31, 3:00pm
Slows' 2nd Anniversary Party
SLOWS BAR BQ Grand Rapids
August 05, 10:00am
Hop Riot Beer Fest
Wenonah Park Pl, Bay City, MI 48708, United States
August 05, 12:00pm
Midtown on Tap 2017
Midtown Green
August 05, 2:00pm
Big Kid Lawn Party
Mangiamo Let's Eat
August 17, 6:00pm
4th Annual Beerfest at FireRock
FireRock Grille
August 18, 5:00pm
2017 Green Gala at 6th Street Park
647 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, United States
August 24, 7:00pm
Beer City Bike Fest at the Spoke Folks 8/26
The Spoke Folks
August 26, 12:00pm
Burning Foot Beer Festival - 2017
Pere Marquette Beach
August 26, 3:00pm
The Ammonoosuc Oktoberfest
Schilling Beer Co.
September 22, 7:00pm
Beer Meets Wood
Portland Company Complex
September 23, 12:00pm
Brewery Vivant Claim
925 Cherry St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 719-1604
Mon 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM Open Now
Tue 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM Open Now
Wed 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM Open Now
Thu 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM Open Now
Fri 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM Open Now
Sat 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Open Now
Sun 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Open Now
Tour Times:
Sat 2 PM, 3:30 PM
Brewery Vivant is a fantastic East Hills Neighborhood microbrewery and pub located in a sustainably renovated historical chapel. We combine our passion for great beer and food, environmental sustainability, service, and a focus on community. Ours beers maintain a Belgian inspiration, while pursuing our own unique creative direction. Our menu ranges from classic French preparations, to bar favorites and a killer burger. Enjoy our beer-hall style community tables with friends, or grab an intimate booth with a sweetheart. Come one, come all!

Currently distributed in Michigan and Chicagoland area.
Parking: Parking lot, Street parking
Price range: $$
Price: $10.00
Max group size: 35
Tour notes: Due to popular demand and very limited space in our brewery, tours are limited to 35 people on a first come first serve basis. Sorry, we can not take reservations over the phone and can not guarantee spots ahead of time. Your best plan is to get here a little early and purchase a tour ticket from the host to be assured a place for the tour.

Must be 21 years or older to take the tour. Cost of the tour is $10 and includes ample beer samples along the way. All tour attendees get 10% off coupon from the company store. Use it for shirts, hats, beer glasses, or take a 4-pk or case of beer home with you.
More info here: http://www.breweryvivant.com/tours
Big Red Coq
Style: Red Ale - American Amber / Red
ABV: 6.25%
# Ratings: 16,436
Score: 3.73
This red ale is all about hops. It is an American-Belgian fusion of beer styles taking imported Belgian caramel malts and slapping it with a heavy handed dose of American hops. Expect hints of mango, pineapple and citrus to hit your nose with an assertive hop presence. Currently a limited release available 4 times a year.
Farm Hand
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 5.5%
# Ratings: 15,651
Score: 3.59
There was a time in old world France when nearly every family farm had a brewery. A necessary part of farm life was to provide a ration of beer to sustain and nourish the laborers, and beer was safer to drink than the water of the time. Farmhand is our interpretation of what these rustic beers must have been like. It is slightly cloudy from being made with raw un-malted grains and a simple single infusion of mash procedure.
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
ABV: 6.7%
# Ratings: 11,504
Score: 3.67
Pours a sinister black and offers the palate roasted coffee notes, hints of black fruit dipped in chocolate, and a subtle smokiness.
Tart Side Of The Moon
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 9.5%
# Ratings: 6,887
Score: 3.80
Dark Farmhouse Ale Hearty dark ale fermented with a blend of two Belgian yeast strains. Upfront tartness followed by hints of coffee, dark chocolate, and black cherries.
Tropical Saison
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 5.5%
# Ratings: 5,119
Score: 3.68
Pineapple & Mango saison. A slightly spicy character, light effervescence, and the addition of real pineapple & mango juice make this beer perfect for a Michigan summer. Citra hops add to the clean finish.
Style: Sour - Flanders Oud Bruin
ABV: 8.5%
# Ratings: 2,280
Score: 4.04
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 10.2%
# Ratings: 2,224
Score: 4.10
Paris is a bold saison spiced with orange peel and black peppercorns. It is then aged with wild yeast strains in red wine barrels for over a year, creating an oaky nose, bright fruit character, a tannic structure perfect for aging, and a solid smack of sour.
Neon Immersion
Style: IPA - New England
ABV: 8.5%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.75
embrace the haze craze! this new england style juicy ipa is made with freshness in mind so get it while supplies last! brewed with ekuanot, idaho 7, and simcoe hops for a bold and distinct flavor designed to be crushed
Tart Side of the Moon (Batch 2)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 9.8%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 0.00
Hearty dark ale fermented with a blend of two Belgian yeast strains. Upfront tartness followed by hints of coffee, dark chocolate, and black cherries.
Paris - Plein De Vie
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 10.2%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.25
Red wine barrel aged Paris
Strawberry Rhubarb Sour
Style: Sour - Ale
ABV: 5.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.75
Plein de Vie: Barrel-Aged Sour Ale A Belgian-weiss beer soured in a melange of barrels and aged with Strawberries and Rhubarb. Usher in Spring with this light and bright sour ale. Take a bottle home to enjoy with friends.
Devastation Bourbon Barrel Aged Double IPA
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 11.6%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 5.00
Style: IPA - Belgian
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 47
# Ratings: 13,160
Score: 3.67
Triomphe is made with a classic Belgian style yeast strain that gives the complexity and slight sweetness you may expect from a Belgian style ale. The beer then reaches deeper providing a smack-down of American grown hops to turn the style on its head. It has a light caramel color, is strongly bitter with a fruity citrus aroma.
Wizard Burial Ground
Style: Belgian Quad
ABV: 10.4%
IBUs: 27
# Ratings: 6,491
Score: 4.14
Aged for 12+ months deep in the old gypsum mines south of town, this Belgian inspired quadrupel ale pours a deep amber. The big alcohol of the quad pulls notes of bourbon, vanilla and charcoal from the barrels and melds perfectly with the caramel richness.
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 10.3%
# Ratings: 6,201
Score: 3.81
Zaison takes its inspiration from the famous Saison style of beer madein the southern region of Belgium. Traditionally this beer is made in the coolness of the winter months to be enjoyed in the Spring and Summer. Our special yeast strain gives this beer a little funkiness and is accented with tellicherry black peppercorns and orange peel. At 9% abv this is probably one of the strongest summer beers you will encounter. The alcohol contributes to the flavor so who are we to try to reduce it? This is the strength the beer wanted to be, so we left it that way.
Tree Bucket
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 9.5%
IBUs: 71
# Ratings: 5,975
Score: 3.96
Our brewers are slinging some serious hops into this Belgian inspired DIPA, which is why we initially named it "Trebuchet", the mediaeval French catapult pictured at right. We ran into a snafu with the name when we discovered another cool brewery in California already had it trademarked. Belgian candy sugar and the Ardennes yeast strain lend sweetness to this very, very hoppy beer. Tropical fruit-forward Citra hops, among others, give balance to the sweet profile and high ABV. The beer is babied in the fermentation tanks and dry hopped just before packaging.
Style: Pale Ale - Belgian
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 5,590
Score: 3.64
This is what Belgian beer is all about: Using locally available ingredients, each sip brings forth nuances that make this beer worth truly savoring. Characteristics: Clover honey added during the boil contributes color and complexity but adds no sweetness to the beer as the sugars are broken down during fermentation. Look for whispers of apricot and nectarine on the palate, mixed with the floral aroma of the hops grown in northern Michigan.
Pumpkin Tart
Style: Pumpkin / Yam Beer
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 3,774
Score: 3.65
Belgian brewers are inspired by their local agriculture. Living in the midst of a rich agricultural heritage our Vivant brewers find it quite natural to be inspired in this same way. A Michigan autumn heralds color tours, corn mazes and bountiful pumpkin harvests (4th in the nation, last we checked!). This rustic beer is fermented with real pumpkin and a hint of Fall spices. Our farmhouse yeast yields a delightful tartness that sets this pumpkin beer apart.
Plow Horse
Style: Stout - Other
ABV: 9.5%
# Ratings: 3,304
Score: 3.92
Belgian Style Imperial Stout
Ski Patrol
Style: Witbier
ABV: 6.1%
IBUs: 20
# Ratings: 3,264
Score: 3.63
Belgian inspired Wit brewed with cardamom and orange peel.
Style: Belgian Dubbel
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 3,119
Score: 3.56
Monks have been brewing beer in Belgium for centuries. Their beers have been some of the most sought after in the world. Solitude is made in the tradition of the famous brewing monks of the Abbeys of Belgium. This beer is deep mahogany in color, malt forward with hints of caramel, pear & raisin.
Pothole Stout
Style: Stout - Other
ABV: 6.3%
# Ratings: 2,801
Score: 3.64
A pint of this will help you cope with all those friggin potholes. We use some beans from local small-batch coffee roasters Rowster Coffee in this rich and chocolatey brew.
Vivant Tripel
Style: Belgian Tripel
ABV: 8.25%
# Ratings: 2,286
Score: 3.83
This classic style is what Belgian beer is all about, and brings out incredible complexity and subtleness from our house yeast strain. We make this once a year in the late winter, and savor every drop.
Pepper In The Rye
Style: Rye Beer
ABV: 6.3%
# Ratings: 2,072
Score: 3.56
Belgian inspired rye ale, dry hopped with green peppercorns. Expect an amber-orange pour and an earthy, fruity nose. A mild spice/peppery kick presence from green peppercorns on the sip.
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 9.5%
# Ratings: 2,005
Score: 4.01
Bourbon barrel aged double IPA.
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 9.25%
# Ratings: 1,935
Score: 3.94
A collaboration with New Belgium Brewing. Bretta Ale. This beer was packaged with live yeast and will continue to develop and mature with time. Age for up to 5 years.
Style: Spiced / Herbed Beer
ABV: 6.7%
# Ratings: 1,792
Score: 3.87
Oak-aged bretta ale with mango & habanero.
Cherry Doppelbock
Style: Doppelbock
ABV: 6.5%
# Ratings: 1,774
Score: 3.65
Collaboration with Victory brewing company
North French Style Ale
Style: Bière de Garde
ABV: 6.7%
# Ratings: 1,634
Score: 3.68
Style: Bière de Garde
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1,540
Score: 3.82
Our take on a classic French style. Malty, Rustic, and made with some French Hops. The perfect Fall beer.