USA Today and 10 Best are asking readers to help them pick the top ten brewpubs in the U.S.

Grand Rapids' Founders Brewing Co. and Brewery Vivant are among 20 breweries in the running!


What's better than great beer? Great beer and great food, served side by side. That's just what you'll find at our 20 nominees for Best Brewpub -- establishments that brew their own beers and serve them alongside a stellar menu."

USA Today and 10 Best write of Brewery Vivant:

Billed as the world’s first LEED-certified commercial microbrewery, Grand Rapids’ Brewery Vivant resides in a refurbished historic funeral home. The atmospheric pub, which from certain angles resembles a Belgian monastery, provides an ideal locale for enjoying goblets of Belgian and French inspired beers. (Plenty of strong ales are always on hand to help combat Michigan’s chilly temps.) From pickles and charcuterie to beer cheese, everything on the inviting pub menu is house-made."

On Founders:

A Grand Rapids icon that doubles as one of Michigan’s most popular breweries, Founders’ delights local beerhounds on multiple levels. The casual taproom overlooks the brewhouse, and the draft selection always includes some options that are only available on-site. Housed in a former trucking depot, the space resembles a German beer hall, right down to the patio and beer garden. Visitors stay satiated with a deli menu of handcrafted sandwiches. Live music and open mic nights keep things lively."

At the time of this post, Brewery Vivant is ranked No. 1 and Founders comes in at No. 6.

Check out the competition and cast your vote for a brewpub from right here in Beer City USA here! Voting ends Feb. 29 at noon.

Another GR bar is up in a different 10 Best category: Vote for HopCat as Best Beer Bar here!

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