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Brewery Vivant to introduce rare, limited brews at 3rd annual Wood-Aged Beer Festival


What's cooking at Brewery Vivant

Brewery Vivant boasts a unique menu tailored to complement their beers, and it's all made with food from local farmers.

This October 14, they will introduce their winter menu. 


Sample from a wide selection of Brewery Vivant barrel-aged beers at this year's Wood-Aged Beer Festival. While you drink your beer, tell The Rapidian your story at the story fort.

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The third annual Wood-Aged Beer Festival will take place Saturday, October 5 from 1-9 p.m. Brewery Vivant will feature 20 of their own wood-aged brews. The event is 21+, and $10 will get you admission, a collector's glass and two beer or food tokens. 

Aging beer in barrels allows brewers to add flavor into their beers. The variety of styles available at the Wood-Aged Beer Festival will allow local beer aficionados and newcomers to expand their palates. 

The selection will include Bourbon Barrel Ales, Wine Barrel Aged Brews, Belgian Style Sours and others. Brewery Vivant will also be supplying festival-style food from their kitchen.

This year the festival takes place in the Brewery Vivant parking lot, allowing for more space than previous years. Individuals at the festival will be able to walk around and sample the different wood-aged varieties and pick their favorites while munching on portable fare.

The Rapidian is setting up a story fort at the festival this year. As a part of the Story Matters project, The Rapidian is building a fort much like the dining-chair bed-sheet ones of your childhood in which attendants of the festival can share a memory or experience had in Grand Rapids, how they've seen the local brew culture grow or simply why this city is great. Stories told in the story fort will be recorded on video and then shared on The Rapidian Story Matters page and GRTV

Families are welcome at the festival, but all children must be accompanied by an adult.

For 8 hours on workdays, I'm a technical writer. The rest of the time I spend taking pictures, writing about beer and music, doodling, and having scowling contests with my cat.

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