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Urban brewery opens doors

August 11, 2016
| By Pat Evans |
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Creston Brewery beer kegs
Creston Brewery is located in northeast Grand Rapids’ Creston neighborhood. Photo via

A neighborhood in town is welcoming a new brewery.

Creston Brewery opened to the public yesterday in Grand Rapids’ Creston neighborhood, at 1504 Plainfield Ave. NE.

The brewery is now open 11 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.

Creston Brewery is owned by Scott Schultz, Molly Bouwsma-Schultz, Vincent Lambert and Cailin Kelly.

The business, which also features a rentable entertainment venue, is located in the former DeKorne Furniture Showroom.

Beer and food menus

Schultz, the head brewer, used the brewery’s 20-barrel brew system to make the 11 beers on tap for the opening, including an array of sessionable beers ranging in flavor profiles.

“I’m all about what the end flavor, experience is like,” he told the Business Journal. “It doesn’t fit into a style, but it can be surprisingly drinkable and always defying expectations. Beer is a spectrum to me, not a categorized system. All that matters is, you drink it, and you like it.”

Creston Brewery’s food menu features a selection of burritos, tacos, bowls and empanadas.


“Creston is the largest neighborhood in Grand Rapids, and its demographics reflect this beautiful city we all share,” Lambert told the Business Journal last November. “The neighborhood is economically, socially and culturally diverse and that’s why we were driven to start our brewery here.

“We want to create prosperity, enrich people’s lives and give everyone a reason to celebrate life’s simple pleasures every single day in a beautiful setting and affordable prices.”

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