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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

Escargot

Garlic herb butter, parmesan, baguette
$ 12

Beer Cheese

Nantucket Bakery pretzels
$ 9

Roasted Bone Marrow

Fennel encrusted, baguette
$ 14

Vivant Charcuterie

Chef selected & house created goods, baguette
$ 14

Duck Confit Nachos

Brie cream, tomato concasse, caramelized onion, citrus, duck cracklin' (also available veggie-style)
$ 18

Pub Fare

The Burger

w/frites, 1/2lb house-ground blend, bibb lettuce, tomato (or Spent Grain Quinoa patty) Add on: white cheddar, gruyere or crumbled bleu $1 Add on: pecan-smoked bacon $1 Upon request: bacon-onion marmalade
$ 15

French Picnic Sandwich

Pulled chicken, olive tapenade, arugula, tomato, ciabatta; served with frites
$ 14

Poutine

Frites, caramelized leek gravy, cheddar curds Add house bacon $4.
$ 12

House Sausage Plate

Herb chicken sausage, lemon couscous salad, cucumber, red onion, nicoise olive, cheese curds, tomato jam
$ 16

Risotto

Seasonal vegetables, herb oil, pickled cabbage puree, parmesan
$ 14

Pork Tenderloin

Spaetzle, ravigote sauce, hop pickled beets, carrot
$ 17

Chicken Drumsticks

Confit Drumsticks, MI Cherry BBQ Sauce, Cucumber-Apple Slaw
$ 12

Steak N' Frites

Rotating local cuts, house demi sauce
$ MP

Soups & Salads

Yesterday's Soup

It's always better the day after. Ask your server for current selection.
$ 3/6

Monk's Harvest

greens, grilled peach vinaigrette, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, marinated carrot ribbons, beets, spiced cashews. Add duck breast $9, add steak $6
$ 11

Summer Salad

Prosciutto, Seasonal Fruit, Kohlrabi, Blueberry Balsamic Vin, Tomato Coriander Vin, Greens, Smoked Shallot, House Marscapone
$ 13

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.

Dessert

Beignets

Crushed peanuts and dehydrated strawberries. Milk chocolate, Michigan strawberry, and peanut butter cream sauces
$ 8

Vegan Montmorency Cherry Pie

Maple ice cream, oatmeal crumble, and fresh cherry.
$ 7

Chocolate Board

White chocolate posset, frozen s’more, malted milk chocolate truffles, raspberry sauce, Michigan berries.
$ 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

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Farm Hand | Farmhouse Ale | 5.5% ABV

Light body, mildly sweet, slight cloudiness and rustic farmhouse tartness. 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. Michigan's #1 Farmhouse Beer.

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Hop Field | Farmhouse IPA | 7% ABV

A rustic, unfiltered cloudiness and farmhouse yeast allows the bright, fruit-forward hops to shine. Well balanced and refreshing, this farmhouse IPA boasts complexity and comfort all in one. Features a blend of native Michigan-grown hops!

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Big Red Coq | Hoppy Farmhouse Red Ale| 6%ABV

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

 
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Champion Brut | Brut IPA | 7.0% ABV

Champion Brut is in a style that is counterpoint to a Hazy NE IPA.  It is bright, crisp, dry, but still has a big hop burst with lemon, orange, pineapple, and mango.  Try something new.

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Amarillo Sunrise | IPA | 6.0% ABV

We have been looking for the right time to bring back this stunning IPA featuring Amarillo hops.  Lucky for you that time is now.

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Hoppy Birdman | Juicy IPA | 6.0% ABV

Our newest Fresh IPA swoops in with Lemondrop and Jarrylo hops.  Aromas of soft pear and lemon combine with a lush finish.  Bweeeeooop

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Dawn of Vim | Juicy IPA | 6.3% ABV

The return of one of our favorite beers from our "Planet Vim" series.  This IPA wows with bold Mosaic and El Dorado hops.

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Tropical Saison | Saison with Pineapple and Mango | 5.5% ABV

Tropical Saison combines the lipsmacking refreshing aspects of a saison with the tropicality of pineapple and mango.  The perfect summer beer to drink on the beach, or at least make you feel like you are!

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Pumkin Tart | Tart Pumpkin Ale | 7.2% ABV

A rustic kettle soured farmhouse ale made with real pumpkin and just a bit of spice.  Perfect for the anticipated crispness of autumn.

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Black Rabbit | Black IPA | 6.0% ABV

A wonderful take on a dark malt IPA.  Black Rabbit returns after a long hiatus to delight taste buds with cryo Simcoe hops.

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Velvet Stud | Oak Aged Stout | 7.2% ABV

Chocolate and coffee notes that are rounded out by a mellowing oak finish that makes this beer rich, but easy drinking and approachable.

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Vivant Tripel | Tripel | 10.0%ABV

As classic as it gets.  This traditional ale is gleaming and golden and imbued with the yeast-driven aromas that have made this style legendary.  Must Drink.

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

Our house session sour. Approachable and nuanced, this light bodied sour shows off our house cultures blending acidity with a touch of funkiness. Great entry point for those looking to explore the world of wild ales. Great session sour for those looking for complexity and nuance.

 
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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!

 
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Experimental & Other offerings

Don't forget to check the board when you arrive-- experimental beers are on rotation. In addition to our farmhouse 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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