Brewery Partners with Church on Beer

Brewery Vivant beer glass

A historic Grand Rapids church is celebrating 150 years with a local brewery.

To celebrate its 150th anniversary, Fountain Street Church has partnered with Brewery Vivant to create a limited-edition saison named Fountain Streeter.

Fountain Streeter is a spring saison ale brewed with Lemon Drop hops, Amarillo hops and orange peel and comes in at 5.4-percent ABV.

Brewery Vivant is filling about 35 kegs for its pub taps and canning 30 cases for distribution. It will be available until it sells out.

The small-batch brew will premier on April 10 at a party hosted by Fountain Street Church at Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids.

The party will go from 5-8 p.m. In addition to the new beer release, it will feature digital tunes and celebratory 150th-anniversary merchandise for sale.

The event is free and open to the public.

Founded in 1869 as Fountain Street Baptist Church, the congregation underwent a series of changes between 1896 and 1962 to become a “non-creedal, non-denominational liberal church.”

Photo: A glass of Brewery Vivant beer. Via

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