New Grand Rapids Area ‘Historic-Style’ Brewery Opening Next Week
A new brewery north of Grand Rapids is set to open its doors next week!
Archival Brewing at 6266 West River Dr. NE in Belmont will officially open to the public Thursday, July 8, 4p.m. to midnight.
The Plainfield Township brewery features historic-style beer, cider, and mead and scratch-made food crafted with local ingredients. The Archival Brewing owners are West Michigan natives: Levi grew up in Spring Lake and his wife, Callee, in Grand Rapids. Both say they are passionate about all things beer, food, and travel.
Levi and Callee each traveled while cooking professionally in Alaska, Chicago, and Scotland. They eventually met while attending GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. Levi also started home-brewing and gained experience working in several GR breweries.
The two dreamed of someday opening their own brewery-restaurant.
In fall of 2020, they began renovating the old Grand Isle Golf Club on West River Dr. Since then, they've been busy hanging wood beams, drywalling, adding new electrical and plumbing, installing brewing equipment, and building out a kitchen, dining room, wrap around porch, and biergarten.
They've been sharing updates on Facebook along the way.
And now the time has come for their grand opening!
Archival says July 8 they'll be serving their house-brewed beer, cider, and mead alongside a limited menu of scratch-made food deliciously prepared in the kitchen downstairs.
Until they're fully staffed, Archival Brewing will be open Wednesday through Saturday 4p.m. to midnight and Sundays from 11a.m. to 8p.m. They say they hope to be able to expand hours and their menu soon.
Archival is currently hiring for the below positions:
They're offering a $500 sign-on bonus! Anyone interested should apply here.
The new brewery will also be debuting their 19th Hole Mug Club Membership on a first come, first served basis. There are only 100 memberships available, so if you'd like to sign up, heard to Archival Brewing opening night and let your server or bartender know!