Küsterer Brauhaus has announced its grand opening will be August 16th, 2022! Add it to your calendar and get ready to drink some quality beers at the newest West Side beer hall in Grand Rapids.
Archival Brewing just opened in July, 2021! Featuring historic fermented drinks and food that compliments the brews this new brewery brings something new to Grand Rapids beer scene. With a new building on a beautiful property north of Grand Rapids, Archival Brewing is set to take off!
Congratulations to Coopersville Brewing Co for opening April, 2021!! It takes determination to open during a pandemic, but your location should help you succeed being the only brewery in Coopersville.
Pux Cider has opened! Located next to The Cheese Lady this will surely become a hard cider lovers paradise. Get a flight of ciders and pair with a flight of cheese for a fun afternoon, now with an outdoor area too!
Lost Art Brewhouse is now open! Opening during Covid-19 pandemic takes some perseverance and now there is a nanobrewery located in Walker, MI. Check them out, get some curbside or delivered beer and help them survive this interesting business environment.
Michigan Moonshine Distillery is having a Grand Opening
March 15 and 16th opening from 3 PM till 9 PM both days. There will be live music from Bronk Bros, delicious cocktails and lots of FUN.
Thornapple Brewing is now open! Stop in and enjoy some beer and try a pizza.
East West Brewing Co opens today for a soft opening throughout December. They promise a variety of beers that pair with their food menu all created with locally sourced fresh ingredients.
Owner Balwinder Bal acts as brewmaster and head chef at East West Brewing as well as owning the adjacent Bombay Cuisine restaurant. Located in Eastown this new brewery should be a nice compliment to the existing breweries on the east side of Grand Rapids.
Stop in, try some beers and let us know how they taste!
I visited Atwater Brewing Oct 13th on their first official day open at about 5:00pm. First you’ll notice the exterior of The Rowe and Atwater on the ground floor look really great after the renovations and with outdoor seating on the sidewalk along Monroe Ave it creates an inviting space. Inside was crowded on opening day but because I brought a dog I would be sitting outside anyways so it wasn’t a concern though without exterior heaters it got chilly as the sun went down. Indoor space was a mix of high tops, tables and bar seating with lots of windows this will be a great spot to sit and watch pedestrians while you sip a beer.
I got a waitress outside and she was prompt bringing both beer and food menus. They had already sold out of a few beers but with 40 taps there were still plenty to try. Next visit I will probably do a sampler and the cocktail menu has some interesting concoctions too. The food menu features ‘wieners’ that as you can see in the pictures are like sliders that cost $4 each. I sampled the Michigan Blueberry Chucker Clucker, Johnny Appleseed, and the Ball Parker with the Ball Parker being my favorite due to the classic flavors. With a side of waffle fries that are just basic tasting it would be a modest meal. As you can see on the food menu there are more substantial offerings at a higher price as well as appetizers, salads, and pizza so plenty to choose from. You might want to try going at lunch to get a cheaper combo price. They also provided sauces including; ketchup, mustard, barbecue, and hot sauce that all tasted pretty basic which was nice.
Overall a good first impression with the service, food and building. I only tried one beer so can’t give a good review but with the variety of options and Atwater’s success around the state I suspect they will create some good beers here in Grand Rapids.