Great place. Just went twice after they did an overhaul of the menu. Duck nachos, bone marrow, poutine... lots of great, interesting choices for pub food. All done very well! Service is great: knowledgeable, prompt, friendly. Take a tour if you can, especially with TJ. Jason, owner/brewer, was kind enough to talk with us a bit--we were starry eyed. Beer, of course, is excellent--if you like Belgian styles, this is the closest thing you’re going to find in Michigan to the real thing. Flights available. Prices are bit... pricey, but food is gastopub plus, so not "unreasonably" pricey (particularly for portions--big!).
This is an amazing place. The beer selections are amazing -- besides the normally available stuff, there’s a good variety of specials, as well as a Firkin. And the food is top notch: locally sourced ingredients, and more of a higher end restaurant than a brewpub. Love the outdoor seating, too. Icing on the cake is that the beer is among the best I’ve had.
Yeah, this place doesn’t get as much word of mouth as places like Founders, but I prefer this place. Lots of cans to go, great service, great space (an old repurposed church), build your own flights, great beer, and the food is top notch. Great value, not too pricey.
very unique building and awesome place to have a beer or three. the food menu is pretty goofy and definitely not for everyone. the beers are all above average or better - the belgian ipa is particulary good. sours are highly recommended as well.
Really cool looking place inside. Looks like a church but my 14 year old found out it is a haunted old funeral home - bonus. Sours on tap, interesting food and nice cans and sour bottle to go. Waiter more than eager to explain the place, beers, food and just eager to help. Impressed.
it was a church or a funeral home, not sure , just know that its properly being used now as a brewery, with real good bone marrow which I guess you could of got at the funeral home, surely not as tasty.
Special place in Grand Rapids (and you thought that would have meant Founders...lol!)...visited here this past Saturday. This is actually a converted funeral home and the taproom is in the former funeral home chapel. This place is a very special sours venue (think Cascade Barrel, Funkatorium, Funkworks). The service and staff were great...and the beers were great...12 drafts in all when I visited (I believe they have bottles too). I was told the food was great...but we were headed next for pizza. Note that the owner was previously a partner at New Holland. I think Brewery Vivant completes the Grand Rapids triumvirate of must visits along with Founders and HopCat.
A really cool spot in a repurposed church. A nice sized bar with plenty of seating. I like the feel of the place. Service is good and very beer oriented. They have about 14 of their own beers on tap with samplers available. Food is delicious and prices are reasonable. What a spot. Definitely worth a stop if you are in town and worth going out of your way for!