Official opening will feature specialty beers brewed for the acclaimed craft beer bar and gastropub.

seven monks7 Monks Taproom will officially open its doors at 740 Michigan Street NE on April 21, 2017 at 4 p.m. The opening will feature an impressive, one-of-a-kind selection of specialty beers that have been brewed specifically for 7 Monks over the years. Short’s Funky Boss, Short’s Whatcha Whatcha Want, Mighty Things (a Brewery Vivant/Schilling Beer Co. Collaboration), Mendelian Inheritance from Speciation Artisan Ales – even Jared’s Mom (from Odd Side Ales) will be there.

“We have been honored by great partnership’s with some of the nation’s leading breweries, and are thrilled to bring our own unique take on craft beer to Grand Rapids,” said co-owner Matt Cozzens.

That take, as co-owner Jim Smolak explains, will include 51 taps featuring seasonal craft beers from Grand Rapids, the state and around the world; an emphasis on Trappist beer; gastropub food highlighting Michigan products; live music; charitable events; and a taste of Northern Michigan served up by head chef Danielle Garlock.

7 Monks will also offer its popular Friar’s Union membership program at the Grand Rapids location. A lifetime membership, the benefits include $1 off all draft options, special food/beer pairings, tasting events, 20% off crowler fills and more.

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Opening hours for the taproom will be from 4 to midnight on April 21 and 22, and 11 a.m. to midnight on April 23.  Opening hours will be 3 p.m. to midnight Monday thru Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays.  7 Monks plans to open for lunch seven days a week beginning June 1.