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Dutch-themed brewery opens

July 29, 2015
| By Pat Evans |
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Dutch Girl
Dutch Girl Brewery opened in Spring Lake in July 2015. Courtesy Bryan Esler Photo/MittenBrew.com

The lakeshore has another brewery.

Dutch Girl Brewery opened in Spring Lake earlier this month. The brewery was announced more than a year ago, and construction wrapped up earlier this summer.

The brewery is owned by the husband-and-wife team of Luke Finchem and Kelly Rozema Finchem.

The facility, which is located at 14964 Cleveland St., encompasses 7,500 square feet.

Brew system

Dutch Girl is brewing its beer on a five-barrel system from Greenville’s Psycho Brew.

Brewer Josh Lentz created seven beers for the opening this month, including a Vienna lager, Saison, IPA, Kolsch, Double IPA, Extra Special Bitter and Dirty Boots, a beer named after the owners’ dog, Bo.

Taproom

The taproom carries a variety of pre-packaged foods and offers a menu of local delivery options.

Dutch Girl also has partnered with local food trucks, which will frequently set up shop outside the brewery.

Currently, the brewery is open from noon-10 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; noon-11 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and noon-8 p.m., Sunday.

The brewery plans to host a Dutch Girl Bier Fest later this fall.

Dutch heritage

The brewery lives up to its name through the interior décor. The tap handles are topped by wood clogs. There’s also a wooden clog collage on the taproom wall, as well as a print of Amsterdam.

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