EAT & DRINK

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We gather inspiration from the small countryside breweries of Northern France and Southern Belgium. Our daily specials feature ingredients that are fresh and in season. We operate a "scratch kitchen". From soup to nuts, our menu is made in-house and we take pride in the increased quality that this creates. In keeping with the Belgian tradition, beer and food reach another level when thoughtfully paired together. The styles of beer we make have many subtle flavors and nuances that are augmented with many of our food menu offerings. Talk to your server or bartender about what types of things you like and they will find a winning pairing for you.

What do we do? Handcraft the highest quality food and beer we can-- in a sustainable way for our community and earth.

We also run 4-5 brand new, predominantly locally-sourced specials every week starting on Thursday and running until we are out. This is not only a way for us to stay hyper-local, even sourcing from our own garden, but also a way to allow our world-class chefs new, creative outlets every week.  Stay linked in on facebook or instagram to see what specials we are prepping up for this weekend.

Appetizers

Crock O’ Pickles

House pickled vegetables
$ 5

Mushroom Duxelle

Wild mushrooms, grilled spent grain
$ 7

Beer Cheese

Nantucket Bakery pretzels
$ 9

Escargot

Garlic herb butter, parmesan, puff pastry
$ 12

Roasted Bone Marrow

Fennel encrusted, baguette
$ 12

Vivant Charcuterie

Chef selected, house created goods
$ 14

Duck Confit Nachos

Brie cream, tomato concasse, caramelized onion, citrus, duck cracklin'
$ 18

Pub Fare

Farm Hand Pork Sandwich

Apple-raisin chutney, cheddar, greens, baguette
$ 12

Goat Pot Pie

Peas, carrot, potato, flaky pastry
$ 16

Pastrami Sandwich

German bacon-kraut, Undertaker mustard, rye, w/ frites
$ 12

Herb n' Mushroom Crepe

Beets, spinach, cashew cream, dressed greens (vegan)
$ 14

The Burger

w/frites, 1/2lb house-ground blend of beef & bacon, bibb lettuce, tomato - Add on: white wisconsin cheddar, gruyere or crumbled bleu $1 Add on: pecan-smoked bacon $1 Upon request: bacon-onion marmalade
$ 14

Poutine

Ask your server for today's preparation
$ 12

Spent Grain Fried Chicken

Rutabaga stoemp, pickled radish, honey mustard, braised greens
$ 16

Belgian Country Sausage

Brussel sprouts, root vegetable waffle, balsamic beurre rouge, red cabbage jam
$ 15

Steak N' Frites

Rotating local cuts, house sauce
$ MP

Risotto

Ask your server for today’s selection
$ MP

Soups & Salads

Winter Squash Soup

Pumpkin seed-garlic breadsticks
$ 8

Yesterday's Soup

Ask our staff for today's selection
$ 3/6

Kale Apple Salad

Candied walnuts, parmesan, pickled red onion, blue cheese, apple-cranberry tart, apple vinaigrette
$ 13

Monk Salad

Vertical Paradise greens, radish, shallot, toasted soy nuts, beets, pickled carrots, cranberry coq vinaigrette, garlic - Add on: 6oz duck breast $8, 6oz steak $6
$ 10

Belgian Frites

Classic. House Cut. Authentic.
Served with béarnaise-aioli
$6 Truffle | $6 Garlic & Parsley | $5 Pomme Frites

Artisanal Cheese

A selection of cheeses that varies by the season.

We search out the finest cheeses from around the
world to put on our cheese board. From gems sourced
at some of the Midwest's best creameries to famed
cheese producers and affineurs from around the globe.

If you like cheese come check out what's on the
board currently; you're bound to find something that
you love.

Sweet Stuff

Ginger Liege Waffle

Rum Raisins, Marshmallow, Golden Berries, Vanilla Ice Cream
$ 7

Vegan Blueberry Cashew "Cheesecake"

Balsamic Reduction, Mendiant
$ 6

Chocolate Board

Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffles, Frozen "Hot" Chocolate, White Chocolate Cream Cheese Roulade
$ 8

House Ice Cream

Spun by our pastry chef... Ask your server for current available flavors
$ 5

For the Kids

YES! We do offer a kid's menu with scratch-made mac-n-cheese, chicken fingers, and hamburgers. Families welcome here!

We believe that a great business exists because of the support of the local community. Therefore, a business should be an active extension of the community and should strive to find meaningful ways to give back. Here at Brewery Vivant we strive to educate our guests about our food and how food is produced in our community.

Teaming up with Kids' Food Basket has helped us reach out to our community in ways that connect what we do at Brewery Vivant with a larger need outside our walls. For every kids' meal purchased at Brewery Vivant, Kids' Food Basket can provide 5 meals to a local elementary school. Our staff are able to volunteer by assembling and delivering the Sack Suppers and our business is able to sponsor more than 14,000 Sack Suppers for a local elementary school this year.

One in five children is affected by hunger in West Michigan. Kids' Food Basket is a force for attacking childhood hunger, ensuring that lunch is not the last meal of the day for nearly 7,000 kids at thirty eight schools in Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland. Sack Suppers are well-rounded evening meals that provide nutrition critical to the development of the brain and body.

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Offerings subject to change

farmhand

Farm Hand | French Style Farmhouse Ale | 5.5% ABV

Light body, mildly sweet, slight cloudiness and rustic farmhouse tartness from biere de garde yeast. Nuances in this beer make it great for an entry into the Belgian/French scene, but also a go-to for the most discerning palate.

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Triomphe | Belgian Style IPA | 6.5% ABV

A classic Belgian yeast strain offers sweet, complex aromatics layered into a sturdy backbone of American-grown hops. Strong bitterness and notes of citrus round out this balanced pale ale.

big-red

Big Red Coq | Hoppy Belgo-American Red Ale | 6%ABV

Deep red with rich Caramel malts paired with copious amounts of bold and tropical Citra hops.

 
undertaker

Undertaker | Belgian Style Dark Ale | 6.7% ABV

Notes of roasted malt and Belgian yeast. A menagerie on the palate: dark chocolate, coffee-like notes from roasted malts, and a mild character of dark cherries. The lingering finish hints of molasses and roastiness.

contemplation

Contemplation | Belgian Inspired Golden Ale w/MI Hops & Honey | 7% ABV

Look for apricot and nectarine on the palate, mixed with the floral aroma of hops grown in northern Michigan.

 
treebucket

Tree Bucket | Double IPA | 9.5%ABV

Big, bold, and balanced, this double IPA is unlike most. Our brewers sling some serious Citra hops into the kettle as you might expect, but we overlay that excessive hoppiness with Belgian candi sugar to add dimension to this beer. The result is a siege of hop flavor without the bitterness. 

JUScrestonly

JUS | Double IPA | 8.5%ABV

A Juicy DIPA featuring Mosaic and Galaxy hops.

hopcrest

XFIPA | Experimental Farmhouse IPA | 6.2%ABV

The first in a series of Farmhouse IPA trials. This rendition explores Michigan-grown Cascade hops, Amarillo hops, and Idaho 7 hops with a biere de garde yeast. Dank, tropical, and has a lingering finish.

rye-porter

Rye Porter | 7.0% ABV

A heavy dose of crystal rye gives this porter a unique, spicy character. The dark malts used lend some roasty qualities.

 
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Citron Saison | Saison w/Lemon peel | 7.3% ABV

Smooth bodied saison bursting with candied citrus, fresh lemon. 

HigherGrainscrest

Higher Grains | Coffee Farmhouse Ale | 5.1% ABV

In collaboration with fellow B Corp Higher Grounds in Traverse City, we crafted a light bodied, golden yellow, farmhouse ale with a citrus forward nose and a coffee roasty sip. Higher Grains features HG's Congo Muungano coffee, which brings out the floral, lemon brightness in this farmhouse ale.

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Tripel | Classic Tripel | 9%ABV

Classic trappist ale, beautiful golden color brimming with classic Belgian Tripel flavors-- bubblegum, banana, breadiness. Drink like a Belgian.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Sour | Plein de Vie: Barrel-Aged Sour Ale | 5%ABV

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.

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BBARRP | Bourbon Barrel Aged | 8.8%ABV

Bourbon Barrel Aged Raspberry Rye Porter. Yes. All the luxury you'd expect in a bourbon barrel aged beer, now with Raspberries! An annual pub favorite, this beer is reminiscent of decadent dessert-- layers of chocolate, vanilla, and a tart kiss of raspberries freshly pureed.

house-sour

House Sour | Foeder-Aged Sour Ale | 4.5%ABV

This great session sour is approachable, but still complex and interesting enough for sour addicts.

 
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Ask your server... | Firkin Selection

"Real Ale" is cask-conditioned beer, hand-drawn into your glass. Firkins are roughly 40L, thus our selection changes often.

 
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Rotating Wood-Aged Beers

Aging beer in a wooden vessel is an art form-- to draw out the flavors of liquids past (bourbon, red wine, etc) and manage the funky flavors wild yeast may present. We always try to dedicate a few draft lines to our wood-aged offerings. They tend to change frequently so drink it while you can!

 

Don't forget to check the board when you arrive-- specialty firkins ("real ale") on rotation. In addition to our Belgian & French inspired beers, we do offer a selection of Michigan ciders, Michigan wines and bubbly, as well as a draft Wisconsin Root Beer and local Hop Soda. Also: tap water.

Get In Touch

ADDRESS

925 Cherry St - Grand Rapids, MI 49506

HOURS

Mon-Thurs: 3pm-11pm
Fri: 3pm-midnight
Saturday: 11am-midnight
Sunday: noon-10pm

CONTACT

Phone: 616.719.1604

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