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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

Cassoulet

Confit Chicken Leg, Toulouse Sausage, Pinto Beans, Mirepoix
$ 14

Poutine

Frites, three onion gravy, cheddar cheese curds, coddled egg add: House Bacon - 4
$ 12

House Sausage Plate

Grilled Chorizo, White Bean Puree, Cauliflower Tabouleh, Arugula, Chili Vinaigrette
$ 15

Parisian Gnocchi

Rainbow Carrots, Asparagus, Pea Pesto, Almond Gremolata
$ 14

Smoked Duck Breast

Sweet potato mash, roasted cauliflower, pepitas, cranberry juniper jam
$ 19

Smoked Beef Sandwich

Calabrian romesco, Mustard greens, BRC pickled onions, Sourdough, Pomme frites
$ 15

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, Grains, Peas, Egg, Pickled Cauliflower, Bacon, Mash Tun Cracker, Pickle-Back Vinaigrette Add Duck breast $9, add steak $6
$ 11

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 include 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.

$5 each; or 3 for $14, all 6 for $26

Beer & cheese pairing suggestions upon request.

Dessert

Beignets

Cranberry, Milk chocolate, and Salted Caramel dipping sauces
$ 8

Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding

Date Cake, Toffee Sauce, and Maple Clove Ice Cream
$ 6

Chocolate Board

Hazelnut dark chocolate dacquoise, orange white chocolate mousse, malted milk truffles, passionfruit
$ 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... and the newest favorite the Big Kids Board (think charcuterie plate). 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

Our beers are brewed in small batches by actual humans. Being small allows us to be agile, responsive, and keep things fresh. While we strive to keep the following list updated, please know we'll likely have some surprises on tap for you when you visit. From barrel aged beers, to hyper experimental beers, to recipe development stages, be sure to talk to your server for things not listed on menus. We're not hiding them, it's just tough to keep prints up-to-date with all the cool exciting things happening at the Chapel. Cheers!

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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 category, 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. Malty sweetness balances the hoppy bitterness.

 
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Reinsteig | Schwarzbier | 5.6% ABV

A dark lager with subtle toasty malt paired with immense drinkability.  Try this traditional brew with everything from Steak and Frites to Cassoulet.

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Gloaming Ponder | Abbey-Style Ale | 6.3%ABV

 
A traditional ale with flavors of toasty malt, fruity farmhouse esters, and a clean finish.  A great ale to drink with cassoulet while you ponder the subtle complexity of this gem.
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Fat Paczki | Paczki Beer | 6.3%ABV

Made to celebrate Mardi Gras and Paczki Day this ale is made using powdered sugar and prunes.  Rich and slightly sweet with hints of dark fruits.

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Peruvious | Pink Peppercorn Pale Ale | 6.9% ABV

Taking a farmhouse pale ale and combining it with subtle spicy fruitiness of pink peppercorns leaves you with a complex and refreshing ale perfect for springtime.  *potential nut allergy 

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Something World | Nordic Porter | 6.2% ABV

Classic porter meets Norwegian yeast to create a beer rich in chocolate aromatics with a nice bready finish.  Approachable and roasty.

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Citron Saison | Saison ale | 7.5% ABV

Back and better than ever this luscious ale make you better comprehend why we love to brew saisons.  Soft citrus and floral aromas work hand in hand with a bucolic crushability to create a deliciously approachable beverage.

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Goldflinger | Strong Golden Ale | 9.8% ABV

Our take on a classic strong golden ale.  Powerful and rich, but still with all the subtle complexity you'd expect from a beer of Belgian lineage.

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Bellini Sour | Fruited Sour Ale | 4.5%ABV

Our take on a classic Bellini.  We blend our House Sour with peach to create a fizzy, floral, fruity sour beer that is perfect for the warming weather and patio season.

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Love Shadow | BBA Imperial Stout | 12.4% ABV

A full bodied behemoth of an Imperial Stout featuring flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and oak char.  This powerful ale is still balanced and easy to enjoy with no cloying finish or over-syrupy character.  Art by Hannah Kennedy

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Port Love Shadow | Port BA Imperial Stout | 9.8% ABV

Love Shadow, our bourbon barrel aged imperial stout, walk an alternative path for this port barrel aged version.  Maturation in port barrels lends a dried berries and raisins aroma that pairs with the rich chocolate of the dark malts and vanilla notes from barrel aging.  Art by Hannah Kennedy

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Wizard Burial Ground | Bourbon Barrel Aged Quad | 10.0% ABV

Brewed once a year, this special quadrupel is aged in bourbon barrels until it is ready to be untombed.  While in wood it pulls out the vanilla and charred oak character of the barrels and melds it with the caramel richness already present.

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Rum Wizard | Rum Barrel Aged Quad | 10.0% ABV

Normally our Wizards are buried away in bourbon barrels, but in this instance we entombed our classic quad in a rum barrel.  Enjoy this rare version while you can.  

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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. Ask your server for the latest pilot-batch brew. 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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