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
$ 12

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

Braised Lamb Sandwich

Pulled lamb leg, cilantro raisin relish, Hop Field goat cheese, ciabatta bun, frites
$ 16

Poutine

Frites, herb & garlic gravy, cheddar curds, egg. Add house bacon $4.
$ 12

House Sausage Plate

Smoked paprika sausage, sweet potato & apple stoemp, braised winter greens
$ 16

Pumpkin Pappardelle

Carrots, broccoli, walnut crumble, citrus, micro greens
$ 14

Cornish Game Hen

Quinoa polenta, brussels sprouts, brandy pear chutney
$ 21

Boar Bourguignon

Wild boar, carrot, pearl onion, wild mushroom whipped potato, micro greens
$ 19

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

Vertical Paradise greens, Provencal chicken, grilled red onion, pickled tomato, fresh pear, egg, honey cider vinaigrette, multigrain crouton. Add duck breast $8, add steak $6.
$ 12

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

Seasonal jam, butterscotch, smoked chocolate
$ 8

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

molasses cookies, cranberry apple chutney
$ 6

Chocolate Board

French silk tart, mocha truffles, nougat aux fruits, apricot jam
$ 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 Michigan-grown hops!

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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.

 
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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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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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Ski Patrol | Belgian Wit | 6.2%ABV

This crushable slopes-inspired beer complements our Michigan winters with a hazy golden pour and a warming spice on the nose. 

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Wondersplosion | Juicy IPA | 8.5% ABV

Next in our line up of small batch "juicy" IPAs, we explore farmhouse fermentation paired with Galaxy and Wakatu hops. Subtle pine, passionfruit & lime citrus explode in this late hop IPA.

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Souvenir | Hoppy Saison | 8.1% ABV

A big and hop forward saison for the colder months. Amarillo hops take the lead with supporting roles from Citra and Centennial. Rustic character rounds out this farmhouse ale.

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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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Verdun | Biere de Garde | 7.5% ABV

A traditional French farmhouse ale. This beer has a bit of a cult following here at the Pub. Easily approachable, Verdun is malty, fruity, and has just a hint of that farmhouse je ne sais quoi.

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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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Nothing But The...FUNK | Foeder-Aged Sour Ale | 7.2%ABV

This foeder aged sour has been maturing in our 1,260 gallon wooden tank for over a year. After brewing pale amber ale, we assigned primary fermentation to Foeder #3, named “Nothing But The Funk,” for a distinctly Vivant terroir. From here we wanted to explore a few different fruited variations, but this is the "base beer". And thus the "Nothing But The..." project was born.

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Blood Orange Cranberry Sour | Foeder-Aged Sour Ale | 6.7%ABV

This foeder aged sour has been maturing in our 1,260 gallon wooden tank for over a year. Just before packaging we allowed this funky sour to mingle in the maturation tank with blood orange sections and macerated cranberries. This beer pours deep red and drinks like all the Holidays you've been waiting for. Cheers!

 
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Cherry Basil Sour | Foeder-Aged Sour Ale | 7.2%ABV

Part of our Nothing But the FUNK project, this foeder aged sour has been maturing in our 1,260 gallon wooden tank for over a year. Just before packaging we diverted a small amount of beer to oak barrels and aged another few weeks on cherries and fresh cut basil leaves. Try it while it lasts!

 
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Apricot Sour | Foeder-Aged Sour Ale | 7.2%ABV

Part of our Nothing But the FUNK project, this foeder aged sour has been maturing in our 1,260 gallon wooden tank for over a year. Just before packaging we diverted a small amount of beer to oak barrels and aged another few weeks on sliced apricots. Try it while it lasts!

 
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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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