Cedar Springs Brewing Co. is bringing its German-inspired beers to a historically German neighborhood in Grand Rapids, Mich. The brewery has announced plans to develop a second location on the city’s West Side at 642 Bridge Street NW. Küsterer Brauhaus will join New Holland Brewing Co., Harmony Hall, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales and the soon-to-come Arktos Meadery on Bridge Street.
Just founded in 2015, Cedar Springs Brewing’s home base is located in the heart of downtown Cedar Springs, Mich., focusing on crafting German-inspired beers and offers a full-service restaurant and Brauhaus. The new location is named after Christoph Kusterer, who immigrated to Grand Rapids from Germany in 1844. Kusterer started a brewery in 1847 less than a mile away from what will become Küsterer Brauhaus in 2020.
“We’re excited to return Küsterer Bier to its historical roots, just down Bridge Street from the location of their original brewery and into the evolving ‘Brewery Row’ on the West Side,” said David Ringler, founder and director of happiness at Cedar Springs Brewing.
The new location promises a traditional and authentic German beer hall experience. It will serve the brewery’s signature Küsterer Biers, including traditional Bavarian hefeweizens and lagers, as well as Cedar Springs brand ales and location-specific beers.
“This area was home to several German and Central European beer halls prior to Prohibition, so we look forward to creating a traditional, Munich-style hall as a positive contribution to this vibrant neighborhood,” Ringler said.
Küsterer Brauhaus will have its own 3-bbl brewery on site, manufactured in the U.S.A. by Fronhofer Design. The project is being developed by Weber Developments, LLC.