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Congregating at ‘Chapel’ Vivant

I imagine — based on his story — Jason Spaulding as the character Ray Stantz from Ghostbusters.

In one of the film’s early scenes, the three ghost-hunting entrepreneurs purchase a …
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Short’s takes over Pyramid Scheme

Sounding more like a dessert buffet than taplist, May the Short’s Be With You at The Pyramid Scheme highlighted some of the best Michigan beer has to offer with 15 …
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Schmohz’s Zingiberene uniquely crafted

Sometimes simple is good.

The ingredients listed in Schmohz Brewery’s Zingiberene Ale are water, malted barley, ginger root and yeast. While some beer enthusiasts might consider it bland, it’s one …
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Founders to release ‘Backstage Series’

Sometimes beer drinkers have a voice.

Founders Brewing Co. Vice President/Director of Marketing Dave Engbers announced this week that his Grand Rapids brewery will begin selling 750-milliliter bottles of specialty …
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Hard cider interest spells growth for mill

With growing popularity in hard cider, a Spring Lake cider mill and winery continues to expand its distribution to meet demands.

Vander Mill, 14921 Cleveland St., is already self-distributing its …
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The Monks rise at Brewery Vivant

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In preparation for its introduction into canning, Jason Spaulding, co-owner of Brewery Vivant, sat down with us and gave us a tour of its facility. The European pub, located …
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Vivant brings European view to Grand Rapids

There’s something almost sacred about walking into Brewery Vivant. And it’s not just because the Grand Rapids brewery is a former church.

Since opening in December 2010, the Belgian-style, European-influenced …
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