ADDRESS:925 Cherry Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
BREWERY VISITS & TOURS:
Official Brewery tours are given every Saturday at noon and 2:00 (starting December 9, 2011 tour times change to 2:00 and 3:30). No reservations needed, just show up. Must be 21 years or older to take the tour. Cost of the tour is $5 and includes beer samples. All tour attendees get 10% off coupon from the company store. Use it for shirts, hats, beer glasses, or take a 4 pk or case of beer home with you.
Why the name Brewery Vivant? (pronounced Ve-vaunt) Much of the inspiration for our beer came out of a trip to the French speaking Belgian countryside visiting small farmhouse breweries. The beer we were excited about most comes from the southern part of Belgium, called Wallonia. This area is also the inspiration of our logo which is modeled from that region's flag and was created to honor the beer and people of that region. The word "vivant" translates as "to be alive", or "to be lively" which we thought fitting to the type of brewery we want to become. There is also the French term "bon vivant" which translates to "the good life". It is often used in reference to people who enjoy eating and drinking well...and that is what we are all about.