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

Pan Bagnat

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

Spring Risotto

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

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

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

Steak Roulade

Mustard brushed beef, seasonal vegetables, tarragon lavender redskins, jalapeno mint chutney, tumeric ginger oil
$ 18

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, avocado dressing, grapefruit, cucumber, marinated carrot ribbons, beets, spiced cashews. Add duck breast $8, 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 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

Raspberry, vanilla, and milk chocolate sauces
$ 8

Vegan Rhubarb Tart

Oatmeal crumb and vegan maple ice cream
$ 7

Chocolate Board

Dark chocolate cremeux, milk chocolate & hazelnut truffles, white chocolate posset, roasted strawberries
$ 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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Contemplation | Golden Ale | 7.0% ABV

A favorite at our pub in Grand Rapids, this beer encompasses our farmhouse roots. Michigan-harvested honey introduced to the boil contributes color and complexity but adds little sweetness to the beer as those sugars are consumed during fermentation. Look for whispers of apricot and nectarine on the palate, mixed in with the floral aroma of hops. This is a beer worth pondering upon each sip.

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Secret Rituals | Juicy IPA | 6.8% ABV

One of our most sought after beers, Secret Rituals combines Vic Secret, Citra, and Nelson Sauvin hops to form bold tropical flavors. 

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Grand Army Wit | Wit Biere | 4.2% ABV

A beer made in collaboration with The Grand Army - a local soccer supporters club - this Belgian-style wit with orange peel is a perfect pre-game routine.

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Night Waves | Dry Stout | 5.3% ABV

A gracious astringency compliments dark roasts and malts in this seasonal stout. Perfect for everyday drinking or Gaelic celebrations.

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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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Citron Saison | Saison | 7.6% ABV

Lemon peel and Lemondrop hops give this ale refreshing flavors of citrus and melon. A pleasant tingle from the mild acidity of this beer makes for a unique twist on a classic farmhouse ale. 

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Biere de Mars | 5.6% ABV

Traditional beer of March, or springtime ale, is a malt-forward, yet still light & bright offering. Our interpretation features beautiful Vienna malt for notes of biscuit & bread, with a touch of dark Munich for color and of course, some un-malted wheat from our local friends at Pilot Malt House for body and signature Michigan character. Strisselspalt & Centennial hops round out the bright, subtle citrus profile.

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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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Strawberry Rhubarb Sour 2018 | Wood-Aged Sour Ale | 5.6%ABV

This light bodied sour wit aged for nearly a year in a blend of both French oak foeders and American oak barrels. Prior to packaging we let it age a few months more with fruit, infusing it with the refreshing sweetness of real strawberries and tangy rhubarb.

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Tart Side of the Moon | Tart Imperial Stout | 9.5% ABV

This hearty stout is kettle soured and blended for a slight tartness along side big dark chocolate notes and hints of black cherries. No adjuncts here, flavors are yeast driven. Listen to the lunatic...

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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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Experiemental & 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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