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Score: 3.76
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Address:
925 Cherry St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone:
(616) 719-1604
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Hours:
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
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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: $$
TOUR INFO
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
BEER LIST
Farm Hand
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 5.5%
# Ratings: 15,098
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.
Tree Bucket
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 9.3%
# Ratings: 5,438
Score: 3.97
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. Instead of crying about it, we just changed it to the way 9 out of 10 people pronounced it anyway. Tree Bucket. Took a French word and used American phonetics-- kind of like what we do with our beer styles. Cheers! Characteristics: 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. From aroma to sip to burp, this beer will have you storming the gates for your next pint. Great with: If you like spicy foods, this beer will add fuel to the fire as the excessive hop charges will intensify the heat. Think adobo tacos, spicy veggie chili, or a pepperoni-jalapeno-pineapple pizza. Cheese Picks: Really sharp, aged cheddar is delightful. Hooks' 7-year from Wisconsin is a favorite here amonst the pub staff.
Contemplation
Style: Pale Ale - Belgian
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 5,332
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.
Stone Fruit Sour
Style: Sour - Berliner Weisse
ABV: 5.7%
# Ratings: 1,438
Score: 4.04
Foeder Aged Weissbier with all-Michigan grown peaches, plums, apricots, and cherries.
Space Queen In Peril
Style: Sour - Farmhouse IPA
ABV: 6.8%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 0.00
Devastation (2017)
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 11.6%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.25
Bourbon Barrel Aged Double IPA
Devastation
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 9.5%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
Bourbon barrel aged double IPA
Barrel Weiss (5-Year Anniversary Ale)
Style: Sour - Berliner Weisse
ABV: 4.5%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
I2.20.2015 This limited edition Barrel-Aged Sour is our interpretation of a Berliner Weiss...
Oat Stout
Style: Stout - Oatmeal
ABV: 6.5%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.25
Dark, rich, and as you likely guessed by the name, made with oats. This limited release is balanced out with some subtle Strisselspalt hops.
Big Red Coq
Style: Red Ale - American Amber / Red
ABV: 6.25%
# Ratings: 15,943
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.
Triomphe
Style: IPA - Belgian
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 47
# Ratings: 12,846
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.
Undertaker
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
ABV: 6.7%
# Ratings: 11,178
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: 6,816
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.
Wizard Burial Ground
Style: Belgian Quad
ABV: 10.4%
IBUs: 27
# Ratings: 6,422
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.
Zaison
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 10.3%
# Ratings: 5,903
Score: 3.82
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.
Tropical Saison
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 5.5%
# Ratings: 3,932
Score: 3.69
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.
Pumpkin Tart
Style: Pumpkin / Yam Beer
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 3,772
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: 3,295
Score: 3.92
Belgian Style Imperial Stout
Ski Patrol
Style: Witbier
ABV: 6.1%
IBUs: 20
# Ratings: 3,245
Score: 3.63
Belgian inspired Wit brewed with cardamom and orange peel.
Solitude
Style: Belgian Dubbel
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 3,118
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: 2,265
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.
Paris
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 10.2%
# Ratings: 2,172
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.
Pepper In The Rye
Style: Rye Beer
ABV: 6.3%
# Ratings: 2,067
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.
Escoffier
Style: Sour - American Wild Ale
ABV: 9.25%
# Ratings: 1,912
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.
Angelina
Style: Sour - Flanders Oud Bruin
ABV: 8.5%
# Ratings: 1,878
Score: 4.05
Cherry Doppelbock
Style: Doppelbock
ABV: 6.5%
# Ratings: 1,763
Score: 3.65
Collaboration with Victory brewing company
North French Style Ale
Style: Bière de Garde
ABV: 6.7%
# Ratings: 1,537
Score: 3.67
Verdun
Style: Bière de Garde
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1,499
Score: 3.82
Our take on a classic French style. Malty, Rustic, and made with some French Hops. The perfect Fall beer.
Habanango
Style: Spiced / Herbed Beer
ABV: 6.7%
# Ratings: 1,453
Score: 3.85
Oak-aged bretta ale with mango & habanero.