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

Faux Gras

Lentil, cashew, soy, honey, shallot jam, baguette
$ 9

Beer Cheese

Nantucket Bakery pretzels
$ 9

Escargot

Garlic herb butter, parmesan, Field & Fire baguette
$ 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

Roasted Turkey Sandwich

Blueberry-jalapeno jam, gruyere, radish, mustard greens, house brioche; w/frites
$ 15

Pastrami Sandwich

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

Spaetzle

Wild mushroom, house bacon, seasonal vegetable, tomato, carrot puree, herb oil, toasted almond
$ 14

The Burger

w/frites, 1/2lb house-ground blend of beef & bacon, bibb lettuce, tomato (or Spent Grain Quinoa Burger, $14) Add on: white 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

Chicken & Pork Sausage

Fried german potato, snow peas, bell pepper jelly
$ 16

Grilled Lamb T-Bone

Parisian gnocchi, carrot, anchovy herb sauce
$ 26

Whole Smoked Trout

Radish, celery, red onion, green bean, charred lemon vinaigrette, horseradish-caper aioli, grilled baguette, black salt
$ 19

Steak N' Frites

Rotating local cuts, house sauce
$ MP

Risotto

Ask your server for today’s selection
$ MP

Soups & Salads

Yesterday's Soup

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

House Bacon Salad

Vertical Paradise greens, tomato, cured egg, red onion, black pepper crouton, bourbon smoked vinagrette
$ 13

Monk Salad

Vertical Paradise greens, grilled cauliflower, pickled red onion, cucumber, carrot, cashew, candied fennel, champagne herb vinaigrette. Add 6oz duck breast $8, add 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

Poppy Seed Brussels Waffle

Braised strawberry rhubarb, chantilly cream, Blis maple syrup
$ 7

Vegan Toasted Fennel Seed "Cheesecake"

w/ Fulton Street Farmer's Market berries, red currant jam, and fennel pollen
$ 6

Chocolate Board

Dark chocolate mousse, milk chocolate sunflower seed truffles, white chocolate lemon posset, MI cherries, Angelina jellies
$ 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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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.

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Big Red Coq | Red IPA | 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.

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Tropical Saison | Pineapple & Mango Saison | 5.5%ABV

A light bodied sip of Summer, with the added benefit of the late addition pineapple and mango. This beer boasts sessionability with a light hop complexity. All Summer Long.

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Million Pound Grisette | Grisette | 4.75% ABV

Brewed in honor of our friends at Pilot Malt House to commemorate the 1 millionth pound of grain sold by the Byron Center maltster. The grain bill is 100% PMH: pilsen, wheat, & spelt. The saison boasts a citrus, lemon pithy tartness on the nose and a slight spiciness and breadiness to the sip. The “grisette” style harkens back to old-world Belgium and is brewed in the farmhouse tradition.

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Keymaster of Gose | Gose | 5% ABV

A light bodied, slightly tart ale with a pinch of salt makes this dog-days of summer beer irresistible.

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Grand Army | An IPA for Supporters! | 5% ABV

Brewed for the hooligans in the Grand Army, the supporters club for Grand Rapids' very own GRFC, this IPA features huell melon hops for a grapefruit-pithy finish.

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Civilistic | Belgian style Stout | 5% ABV

A light bodied stout, perfect for those that enjoy a triste with the dark side despite Michigan summer heatwaves. Roasty cocoa notes, black cherries, and toffee on the nose. Chocolate, dark roast coffee, and a slight cinnamon smokiness come through on the sip.

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Yarrow's Den | Saison | 5.5% ABV

Brewed in collaboration with award winning home-brewer, Jake Szetela from Brewsquitos, as well as the Land Conservancy of West Michigan, this saison features locally foraged yarrow and bee balm. Expect balanced herbal, subtle mint, and fragrant lemon notes.

Zaison

Zaison | Imperial Saison | 9.3%ABV

Probably one of the bigger "summer" beers you'll encounter, Zaison's deep orange hue and high ABV make it a perfect pairing with the summer sunshine. Our special Belgian yeast strain gives this beer a little funkiness and is accented with black peppercorns and orange peel.

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Angelina | Barrel-Aged Sour Ale | 10.2%ABV

Our original sour beer, this malty deep mahogany ale has been aging in oak barrels for nearly a year. Angelina was the first barrel we filled back in 2011 and we have since inoculated other barrels with the same funk characteristics over the years. Expect some dark ripened stone fruit flavor, tart cherries, some bretta funk and a rounded lacto sour on this. *GABF award winner 2016

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Escoffier | Mixed Culture Farmhouse Ale | 10%ABV

First brewed in collaboration with New Belgium Brewing in 2012, Escoffier is an internationally recognized delight (Draft Magazine named it to it's annual top 25 beers in the world list). It is brewed with a fair amount of spelt in the malt bill, so there's an earthy spiciness present. Fermented in horizontal re-purposed dairy tanks, both bretta funk (think wet hay, horse blanket) and a sour pang come through on this masterpiece beer.

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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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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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