Beer hall to ‘pay tribute’ to Grand Rapids’ west side German-inspired tradition

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The founder of Cedar Springs Brewing Company is pleased to “pay tribute” to the German brewing tradition at Grand Rapids Westside with a new facility.

The Kusterer Brauhaus, a German-inspired beer hall with 80 seats on the west side, is expected to open in late 2021 or early 2022.

David Ringler, founder of the Kusterer Brauhaus and the Cedar Springs Brewing Company, recently spoke to MLive about his plans for the beer hall. Parts of this interview are in the video above.

“This should really be a traditional German beer hall,” he said.

Ringler said the west side was the “historic German part of the city” and that there were at least two German beer halls on the west side before the ban.

The beer hall’s three-barrel brewing system with two 100-gallon tanks was delivered last month by Fronhofer Design of Glens Falls, New York.

On the subject: delivery of brewing tanks ‘a big step’ to bring the German beer hall to Grand Rapids

The beer hall was originally scheduled to open in mid-2020, but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“There are a few things we can’t control in terms of materials and licensing, but there is still to be done,” said Ringler. “It’s very soon and we can’t wait. We are even more zealous than anyone else. “

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