Thursday, October 13, 2011

Brewery Vivant Wood-Aged Beer Celebration - October 22, 2011

Brewery Vivant, a Belgian/French inspired restaurant and brewery located in the East Hills Neighborhood, will literally be rolling out the barrels for its customers in what’s sure to be one of the season’s most anticipated beer celebrations. Many of these brews have been aging for months, and will include a myriad of styles for every palette. In addition, Chef Drew Turnipseed will be pairing up his delicious wares, including sauerkraut and homemade sausages.

Barrel-aged beers can take on many forms, and Vivant is not afraid to jump outside of the box on any beers that they make. Belgian Sours are a much anticipated favorite, a brew that is purposely spiked with healthy bacteria that gives the brew a slightly tart flavor. All of these take an expert eye to make, and because of the unique nature of each individual oak cask, Brewmaster Jacob Derylo insists that “The beer will tell you when it’s ready.”

This year’s the celebration will fall on Saturday, October 22nd, from 1pm to 9pm. Admission is free to the public, and tokens will be available to purchase for beers during the celebration.

Brewery Vivant was founded in December, 2010 by former New Holland Brewing Co. founder Jason Spaulding and his wife Kris. It’s held in an old funeral chapel that was constructed in 1915. The establishment focuses on French and Belgian styles of brewing, paired with excellently matched food in an amazing environment.

Brewery Vivant is located at:
925 Cherry St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

More info can be found at, or on their Facebook page.

This website and its content is copyright of Seth and Laura Porter - Michigan Beer Blog - © Michigan Beer Blog 2010. All rights reserved.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:
1. You may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only.

2. You may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material.

You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

Powered by Blogger