Brewery Vivant has installed 192 solar panels on top of their production brewery and adjoining pub. The brewery expects to be able to produce 20 percent of their energy from the panels.

Brewery Vivant partnered with non-profit Green Brewery Project and with Michigan-based Renovo Energy, LLC for the 54kw project. The groups have also helped breweries including Short’s, Dark Horse, and Arbor with sustainable energy.

Owner & Sustainability Director, Kris Spaulding says, “With this most recent expansion, we felt ready and more able to invest in solar.”

The brewery recently installed three new 60-barrel fermentation tanks at 925 Cherry Street which will bring their annual capacity from 5,000 barrels to 9,000.

“We make craft beer and from-scratch cooking, but we also want to make a positive impact on our community,” said Spaulding.

The solar power ribbon cutting ceremony will take place Tuesday, July 19 at 4PM at Brewery Vivant at 925 Cherry Street in Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids Mayor Bliss and other public officials will join brewery owners and staff. All are welcome.

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