Brewery 4 Two 4, one of only two breweries on the north side of Holland, MI, is excited to announce its official grand opening weekend starting Friday, June 30th. Planned hours for the opening weekend (which will be same as regular hours going forward) are as follows: Fridays, 3 p.m. – 11 p.m., Saturdays, 12 p.m. – 11 p.m., and Sundays, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Named as such for the area zip code, the brewery plans to showcase a local-centric, northside Holland vibe with a relaxing, friendly neighborhood environment and quality craft beer. “We wanted to create a space where those who live and hang out [on the north side] have a space on their home turf to enjoy,” shared Erin Miller, co-owner of Brewery 4 Two 4.Erin and husband, Dave, are not only passionate about their neighborhood, but their beer as well. Homebrewers for over 10 years, Dave was working as a brewer at Our Brewing Company in downtown Holland before bringing their long time dream to light. It’s not been an easy road, but the victory is so much sweeter with effort.
“We had good, stable jobs and no money to open a brewery—it was always just a dream in the back of our minds,” shared Erin. “But eventually we knew we just had to go for it. Three years ago, we just went all in.” Construction delays, advanced media coverage that was a little too advanced, and other typical setbacks that occur when you open any business have hindered, but never stopped, their progress. And the day they have been dreaming about has finally arrived.
Erin and Dave, or Mr. Everything, as Erin likes to call him, will be hands-on anytime you walk into Brewery 4 Two 4. Dave is the brewer, bartender, general manager, and more. Erin plans on being there to assist with whatever needs to be done, because that’s just how these two are. Work hard, work well, and work with heart.
“We’re for the Average Joes and Janes. For anyone, really. We want to be welcoming and provide something for everyone. It’s about education, not pretension. We want to have a broad range of beers—for someone who is new to the craft beer scene to something for the ultimate beer geek who wants to freak out over a barrel aged stout or a sour (eventually),” Erin shares, “at the same time, we are focusing on quality and attention to detail. Everything in the brewery has a purpose—from the glassware to how we offer sample flights. Everything was created with that goal in mind.”
Operating on a ½ barrel system and open only on weekends as of now, starting off small doesn’t mean they aren’t starting off strong. Expect ten beers on tap for their grand opening—Mittenbrew has an exclusive list of what they plan on serving. Here’s a taste of some of the ten different beers they will be opening with:
Juice Weasel: NE inspired juicy IPA. Notes of orange, grapefruit and passionfruit, flaked oats and wheat bring a full-bodied mouthfeel. Fermentables: 2 Row, oats, wheat, Vienna, cara pils. Hops: citra, amarillo centennial, comet.
Dry Hopped Pale: A clean american pale will feature a rotating single variety hop addition. Fermentables: 2 Row, munich, victory, melanoiden, cara pils. Hops: rotating
Let’s Play Two: A take on traditional golden suds. If you’re new to the craft game or prefer a clean drinking, ale/lager hybrid this is your beer. Fermented with a blend of clean ale yeast and german ale lager yeast to contribute to the clean, crisp finish. Fermentables: pilsner, munich, cara pils. Hops: northern brewer
Crazy Putin: Bold Russian Imperial Stout with a powerful roasty, chocolate note, smoothed out by lactose on the finish. Fermentables: 2 Row, chocolate, crystal, biscuit, brown, melanoidan, roasted barely, oats, lactose. Hops: cluster, northern brewer, centennial, liberty.
Bestside Wheat: Brewed with an american hefeweizen strain of yeast, notes of clove and banana, more subtle than a german hefeweizen. Finished with citrusy hops to produce the perfect beach beer. Fermentables: 2 row, wheat, oat. Hops: northern brewer, azacca.
SIM Cities: Brewed with copious amounts of simcoe, columbus and amarillo hops. Dank and piney West Coast IPA. Fermentables: 2 Row, munich, vienna, crystal, cara pils. Hops: Simcoe, Columbus, Amarillo.
Better Brown: Malty, roasty brown ale with molasses and brown sugar, balanced by additions of warrior and liberty hops. Fermentables: 2 row, munich, crystal, aromatic, special roast, chocolate, brown sugar, molasses. Hops: warrior, liberty.