Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Grand Rapids Public Museum Continues Beer Explorers with Beer The Change™ Partnering with Brewery Vivant

Written by  Paul Starr
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The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is in partnership with Brewery Vivant is offering a special Beer Explorers class on Thursday, March 23 to learn about the impact of beer brewing has on the environment and the science behind it, while enjoying a special beer tasting.
Participants will learn about what impacts brewing has on the environment and what can be done to make beer more earth-friendly. Sip delicious beers and get answers to questions about how local brewers are leading the charge to save the world, one beer at a time. The class will be led by Brewery Vivant's Owner and Sustainability Director, Kris Spaulding, and Wandering Monk and Certified Cicerone, Ryan Engemann for an evening of environmentally friendly beer.

Class begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held on the first floor in the Museum’s Galleria. Admission to class includes three beer samples, as well as access to the Museum’s first two floors to explore! A cash bar will also be available.

Tickets for the event are $8 for members and $18 for non-members. Participants must be 21 and older. Tickets can be purchased at grpm.org

This Beer Explorers program will be the first of three with Brewery Vivant. On April 19, join the GRPM and Brewery Vivant for Pub Science at Brewery Vivant’s location. Pub Science is free to participate in for ages 21 and older. Registration is required. Please visit grpm.org/PubScience to register today.

May 11 will be the 3rd class in the series with Brewery Vivant, teaching participants about how to combine beer with cheeses. Tickets will go on sale in March for the May class.

Brewery Vivant

The brewery is located in the East Hills neighborhood of Grand Rapids, in a renovated funeral chapel built in the early 1900s. Their staff of around 60 employees specialize in Belgian/French inspired beers and fare in a completely unique setting. Husband and wife partners Jason and Kris Spaulding opened the doors for business in December of 2010. Vivant beers are distributed throughout Michigan and the greater Chicago area. They are the first commercial brewery in the nation to receive Silver LEED Certification from the USGBC. Additionally they are 100% renewable powered, a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Business, and are a certified B Corporation. Beer the Change®!

Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is an invaluable, publicly-owned institution that is home to more than 250,000 unique artifacts that tell the history of Kent County and beyond, houses the only planetarium in the region, and is responsible for protecting the Norton Indian Mounds, a national historic landmark. The Grand Rapids Public Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, with its main location in downtown Grand Rapids, MI at 272 Pearl Street, NW. For additional information including hours of operation, admission fees and exhibit/event listings, please visit www.grpm.org.

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.