B Impact Report

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Brewery Vivant & Broad Leaf Local Beer

Brewery and Restaurant
Certified Since: May, 2014
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Sector: Manufacturing

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Located in a former funeral home chapel in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Brewery Vivant specializes in farmhouse ales and fare. The core of Brewery Vivant can be found at the crossroads of three passions: A love of the tradition and artistic approach of the farmhouse styles of beers; Running the business according to the three pillars of sustainability; and A focus on sharing the experience of how beer and food can be paired to uplift the enjoyment of both.
The word "vivant" translates as "to be alive”. "Bon vivant" (the good life) is often used in reference to people who enjoy eating and drinking well...and that is what Brewery Vivant is all about.
Since opening in 2010, Brewery Vivant has published an annual sustainability report titled “Beer the change…” which documents their progress towards their sustainability goals including producing 0 waste, reducing their water and carbon footprints, focusing their spend on Michigan suppliers, donating 1% of sales and volunteering more than 400 hours annually to local community partners.
In 2019, the Vivant family opened a second location in neighboring Kentwood, Broad Leaf Local Beer. Broad Leaf maintains the overall company ethos and goals but focuses on a wider range of styles and flavors of beer and food in a more casual setting.

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