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Score: 3.78
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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: 18,786
Score: 3.59
Rustic. Refreshing. Local. There was a time in old-world France when nearly every family farm had its own brewery. It was a necessary part of farm life to provide a ration of beer to the laborers, as beer was safer to drink than plain water. Farm Hand is our interpretation of what these rustic farmhouse beers must have been like. Brewed with Michigan-grown wheat, we leave this beer unfiltered and rustic to accent the natural lemon-citrus tartness from our fermentation process. This beer is easy drinking for any occasion, but reveals layers of complexity for those who wish to discover them.
Undertaker
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
ABV: 6.7%
# Ratings: 12,966
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.
Tropical Saison
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 5.5%
# Ratings: 7,525
Score: 3.66
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: 4,734
Score: 3.64
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.
Black Rabbit
Style: IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.75
Champion Brut
Style: IPA - Brut
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.75
A dry IPA featuring amarillo and citra hops
Vingthor
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 8.2%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.75
Dark Farmhouse Ale
Goldenberry Golden
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 5.5%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.75
Farmhouse Ale with Golden Berries
Love Shadow (2018)
Style: Stout - American Imperial / Double
ABV: 12.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
This bourbon barrel aged imperial stout is as inescapable as your own shadow. Is the plunge into darkness an escape or a submission? Absolutely massive flavors of cocoa, dark coffee, vanilla and oak barrel.
Dawn of Vim
Style: IPA - New England
ABV: 6.3%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 0.00
The return of one of our favorite beers from our "Planet Vim" series. This IPA wows with bold Mosaic and El Dorado hops.
Big Red Coq
Style: Red Ale - American Amber / Red
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 19,487
Score: 3.72
Expect hints of mango, pineapple and citrus to hit your nose with an assertive hop presence. Named lovingly after our mascot, BRC is an American-Belgian fusion of beer styles featuring imported Belgian caramel malts and slapping it with a heavy handed dose of American hops.
Triomphe
Style: IPA - Belgian
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 47
# Ratings: 14,301
Score: 3.66
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.
Tart Side Of The Moon
Style: Stout - Imperial / Double
ABV: 9.5%
# Ratings: 8,966
Score: 3.79
Tart Imperial Stout Hearty stout is kettle soured and blended for a slight tartness along side big dark chocolate notes and hints of black cherries.
Wizard Burial Ground
Style: Belgian Quad
ABV: 12.3%
IBUs: 27
# Ratings: 8,252
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: 9.3%
# Ratings: 7,361
Score: 3.80
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.
Contemplation
Style: Golden Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 6,434
Score: 3.64
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.
Tree Bucket
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 9.5%
IBUs: 71
# Ratings: 6,317
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.
Hop Field
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 4,955
Score: 3.77
Our Farmhouse IPA is a celebration of native Michigan hops that we carefully selected to give juicy flavors reminiscent of pineapple, tangerine & pear. Our farmhouse yeast adds an additional layer of citrus character that blends beautifully with the toasted bread notes from the locally grown unmalted wheat used in the mash. We leave this beer rustic and unfiltered to maximize flavor.
Ski Patrol
Style: Witbier
ABV: 6.1%
IBUs: 20
# Ratings: 4,470
Score: 3.62
Belgian inspired Wit brewed with cardamom and orange peel.
Plow Horse
Style: Stout - Other
ABV: 9.5%
# Ratings: 3,355
Score: 3.92
Belgian Style Imperial Stout
Solitude
Style: Belgian Dubbel
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 3,167
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.
Paris
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 11.5%
# Ratings: 3,155
Score: 4.09
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.
Angelina
Style: Sour - Flanders Oud Bruin
ABV: 8.5%
# Ratings: 2,973
Score: 4.03
Strawberry Rhubarb Sour
Style: Sour - Ale
ABV: 5.0%
# Ratings: 2,930
Score: 4.00
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
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 11.6%
# Ratings: 2,877
Score: 4.01
Bourbon barrel aged double IPA. Devastation is a curious experiment of what happens to hops when aged in wood. Tree Bucket, our Belgian inspired DIPA, is aged in freshly drained bourbon barrels until the balance of hops and wood is just right. This hedonistic pairing of huge mango aromas from Citra hops and rich vanillin from the charred wood will make you wonder why it's dark beers that get all the barrel time.
Pothole Stout
Style: Stout - Other
ABV: 6.3%
# Ratings: 2,810
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: 10.0%
# Ratings: 2,502
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.
Habanango
Style: Sour - Ale
ABV: 6.9%
# Ratings: 2,139
Score: 3.87
Oak-aged bretta ale with mango & habanero.
Velvet Stud
Style: Stout - Other
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 2,100
Score: 3.69
Full-bodied stout with a kiss of oak from its brief time in the barrel.
Pepper In The Rye
Style: Rye Beer
ABV: 6.3%
# Ratings: 2,084
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.
Lost Minds
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1,989
Score: 3.74
TART INDIA PALE ALE With a reputation for award winning wood-aged sours and rustic farmhouse ales, we’ve often explored the way acidity changes the flavor profile of a beer. This IPA is dry hopped with Citra and Amarillo and we kettle-soured it in order to tease out different flavors from the hops and lend a refreshingly complex tart, not quite sour, finish. A tart IPA? Have you lost your mind?? GLASSWARE & PAIRING Serve in a tulip glass to accentuate the hop aromas. This tart beer works well with a range of foods from chèvre or washed-rind cheeses to ceviche or Ibérico ham.