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Beer Available At Brewery Vivant (arranged by most recent)
Brewery Vivant PlowHorse 96, Brewery Vivant A Stranger in the Alps , Brewery Vivant Lost Gasket , Brewery Vivant Stranger in the Alps , Brewery Vivant Perdition , Brewery Vivant Triomphe Belgian IPA 82, Brewery Vivant Trebuchet 98, Brewery Vivant Solitude 73, Brewery Vivant Love Shadow , Brewery Vivant Belgian Enkel , Brewery Vivant Farm Hand 57, Brewery Vivant Big Red Coq 91, Brewery Vivant Wine Hand , Brewery Vivant Over The Line , Brewery Vivant Twin Princesses , Brewery Vivant Belgian Black Ale , Brewery Vivant Wood Aged Triumph , Brewery Vivant Blackhand , Brewery Vivant Sour Wanda , Brewery Vivant Whisky Rooster
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amg800 (38) Ada, Michigan | December 26, 2010| Updated November 12, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Update: I dig this place. I have moved out of town and it is always a great place to revisit and get down on some duck nachos and beer.
New Brewery, great building. Itís an old funeral parlor with high vaulted ceilings and concrete floor. The owner is trying to do something really cool with the place. there are booths on the outside of the large main room and two very large long euro-style meet&greet tables. Canít wait to go back when the menu is fully operational. I went with my wife the Friday before Xmas and sampled all three beers and ended up ordering the Abbey.
drdisque (34) Illinois | November 28, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Went here back in June but forgot to rate. Friends had samplers, I had a few Belgians. Everything really good - my kind of place. Food was really good too. Food and beer prices very reasonable. Very good service for our large group.
chinchill (32) South Carolina | August 12, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Unusual setting in a very nicely converted funeral home chapel. 9 beers on tap at the time of my visit although they usually have 10. U-shaped bar is central and faces a nice display of glassware with a large stained glass window in the background.
bartlebier (25) , Germany | September 11, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A truly singular venue, packed, buzzing and loud on THU "$5 stein night", with service unfortunately ending on weekdays at 11pm. (Thanks to Sarah and Zane for the turbo ride and Seamus for joining us!)
Good & prompt service and fenomenally fresh & inventive Belgian-inspired food, far above US pub grub: juicy red hamburger meat, truffled frites and confits; also that last portion of duck nachos that passed us by looked delicious. Beers are Belgian-inspired to a large degree, above US brewpub average, but could probably benefit from some more time in the tubes to gain more character, especially the abbey style tripels.
milewide (23) Grand Rapids, Michigan | January 1, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
$4.00/pour, with free samples was excellent. Attentive bartender explained that sours werenít available because of the time to age. Very limited selection at this pre-opening, but excellent beer. Very Belgium look increased the ambiance.
bruwery (21) Lowell, Michigan | November 15, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice little brewery with a converted chapel serving as the taproom. Itís a Flemish style setting, consisting of long tables with bench seating. Very cool ambinance.
The place has been quite busy each time Iíve been in. The focus is on Belgian styles here, which arenít always my thing, but Iíve really enjoyed the ones Iíve had here.
Iíve had no issues with the service.
There are a lot of hipsters in the crowd here, which can be annoying, but does add to the character of the place.
Food seems unduly expensive, so I havenít tried it, though Iím told itís excellent.
Thereís a TV in the corner, but itís powered by an exercise bike, so if you want to watch the big game, be prepared to work for it.
All in all, a great little place.
gonzosauce (19) Ann Arbor, Michigan | February 22, 2013| Updated May 14, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome spot, great service, really good beer and an appreciably expansive selection of beers. A small but singular complaint - the samplers are frustratingly overpriced. (Albeit, they were probably the sexiest samplers iíve seen.) Otherwise the prices were decent, including the retail options. A great time and I will make a point to go back.
ICEatALAMO (14) Troy, Michigan | March 14, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
I will start by saying that I am not a huge Belgium guy. The beer was good, not great. The atmosphere is what sold me though. It is in an old funeral home actually, but reminded more of a small chapel. That coupled with the old wood tables made me feel like I was in Europe. The food was absolutely amazing. Split a burger and monte cristo and I would go back just for the food. Should be nice in the summer when they open their outdoor seating as well. If I liked Belgiumís better this place would have been a homerun.
wmubronco1992 (13) Coldwater, Michigan | September 9, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great location in an old church. Long wooden tables with plenty of seating. Atmosphere is very cool. Very rustic. 9 beers on tap the evening we were there. Had a sampler flight and all the beers were good. The Zaison was my favorite. All the beers have a belgian flare. Service was excellent. Menu was eclectic. If planning to eat I would check it out online first. Interesting food, but pretty pricy outside of the hamburgers which by the way looked very tasty. They sell some of their beer to go and merchandise in the front of the building
TheBear11D (13) Michigan | October 10, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Brewery Vivant is a unique place. Itís a former funeral home I believe so the set up is different. The people working there are friendly and knowledgeable. They only serve their beers and they do a variety of belgian styles which are delicious. Their food is completely amazing, but you have to be willing to shell out some cash for it. I would say the food is worth it, but this is not an everyday pub food type of place. If you are ever in the area this is worth checking out.
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