Brewery Vivant pulls a pint for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-06-2012 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids is having something of a beer renaissance: a spate of new breweries in the past several years, a recent designation as Beer City USA and a much-talked-about exploration of the city’s 170-year brewing history at the public...

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Pastor blends beer, theology in new book

by (AnnByle)

Submitted 11-06-2012 under OPINION

Bryan Berghoef was born in Grand Rapids and lived in West Michigan for most of his growing-up years. His most recent Michigan home was Traverse City, where pub theology discussions at Right Brain Brewery over the last several years inspired the book...

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Brewery Vivant announces collaboration with New Belgium Brewing Co

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 08-15-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Brewery Vivant announced Monday that they are collaborating with New Belgium Brewing Company, the third largest craft brewer in America. Vivant's production is much smaller than New Belgium's (1,800 barrels in 2011 compared to over 700,000...

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Logan's Alley adds cask engine to their lineup

by (Matt)

Submitted 08-06-2012 under OPINION

On Friday afternoon, the ribbon was literally cut with a sword. With two pulls, their first cask ale poured smoothly and the glass filled with Arbor Buzz Saw, the gold winning IPA of last year’s World Beer Cup. Arbor Buzz Saw is slightly more...

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Brewery Vivant hosts all-day Star Wars event

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 08-05-2012 under NEWS

On Monday, August 6 Brewery Vivant will be hosting their first Cantina. It will be an entire day devoted to Star Wars. They will be screening Star Wars Episodes IV, V, and VI and have games for attendees to play, complete with prizes. "The...

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West Michigan beer makers "hop" up to the plate

by (Onawa Gardiner)

Submitted 08-01-2012 under NEWS

Michigan’s first annual beer month just came to a close and a look around area farms reveals a surge in growth for a key beer ingredient: hops. West Michigan is experiencing a renaissance in hops farming, with breweries putting their full...

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Tip Top Deluxe Bar and Grill delivers hotspot for Americana music

by (ulrichb)

Submitted 07-13-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

June 24 marked the year anniversary of the day Ted Smith and Frank Lennon opened the doors of Tip Top Deluxe Bar and Grill for the first time. The building located at 760 Butterworth St on the southwest side of Grand Rapids provides customers with...

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Ten breweries collaborate, create Beer City Pale Ale

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 06-26-2012 under NEWS

Beer City Pale Ale, a collaborative celebration between ten area breweries, will be on tap throughout the month of July at various locations. The new brew will be on tap around the city, just in time for Craft Brew Month. This April, Grand...

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Street party brings the best beer, food and music Grand Rapids has to offer

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 06-15-2012 under OPINION

On a day when temperatures reached the 90s, the Local First Street Party last Saturday was as crowded as ever, featuring a handful of local bands and even more local food choices. Taking place on Weston Street in front of Bistro Bella Vita, the...

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A Watershed Moment: Why Brewery Vivant uses cans instead of bottles

by (Scott Kaplan)

Submitted 05-23-2012 under OPINION

This week Kris Spaulding, Co-Owner and Sustainability Director of Brewery Vivant discusses the environmental merits of canning beer instead of bottling it – the method traditionally preferred by most micro-breweries.  Since opening...

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