Sunday, January 05, 2014

Brewery Vivant Celebrates 3-year Anniversary

Written by  Dan VanderKooi
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Brewery Vivant Celebrates 3-Year Anniversary

Brewery Vivant celebrated it’s third year anniversary with all weekend extravaganza including 20% cans and 10% off gear.
Barrel-aged goodness starting showing up on tap on Wednesday with Wine Hand wine-aged Farm Hand, Two Princesses barrel-aged Perdition, and Cave Blend 1-Year aged sour and additional specialities being tapped each day of the event. Thursday’s offerings included the french hopped Saison du Maison, a 5.4% ABV saison featuring spelt and raw oats.

I timed my visit great, coinciding with the tapping of Escoffier, the first time available on draft at the brewery since this one-off was brewed as a collaboration with New Belgium during the previous year. I also tried the Bretta-Aged Contemplation and the Vivant’s new Bretta special release beer, the 1+ year aged La Flaneur, also available in 4-packs only at the brewery. I took advantage of the discount and brought some home with me! Friday also featured the tapping of a vintage 2011 Hubris Belgian Quadrupel. The celebration continued through Saturday and wound down on Sunday with a special performance from the Holiday Trombone Quintet (all Brewery Vivant Monk Club members).

Brewery Vivant’s 2014 Monk Club is also now open for enrollment. Benefits of Monk Club membership include a personalized Monk-style chalice, $1.00 off pours, and $2 off growler fills. Additionally, $2.00 off pours on Monk Club Tuesdays and additional $1.00 off growler fills on Wednesdays. Monk Club members also get first dibs on special tappings, seasonal release parties, and extra perks at ticketed events. Only a very limited number of openings are available and can be purchased for $60 a year at the brewery or online here:

Brewery Vivant Monk Club:

Dan VanderKooi

Dan VanderKooi

Dan VK has been following the Michigan Craft Beer scene since before Oberon has been available in 6-packs. Besides making the rounds at all the local craft breweries and beer bars, Dan also supports the local music scene, reads crime fiction, and enjoys playing volleyball with his wife and friends.