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Grand Rapids' west side German-inspired tradition is honored with a beer hall

Grand Rapids' west side German-inspired tradition is honored with a beer hall

Cedar Springs Brewing Company is excited to introduce a new facility that will pay tribute to the German brewing tradition in Grand Rapids.

Kusterer Brauhaus, an 80-seat German-inspired beer hall on the west side, will open by the end of 2021 or early 2022.

David Ringler, the founder of Kusterer Brauhaus and Cedar Springs Brewing Company, recently addressed MLive about his ambitions for the beer hall. The transcript of that interview is shown in the video above.

This is intended to be a traditional German beer hall, he added.

Ringler stated that the west side is the citys historical German part of town, and that there were at least two German beer halls on the western side prior to prohibition.

Fronhofer Design from Glens Falls, New York, delivered the brewerys three-barrel brewing system, which includes two 100-gallon tanks, last month.

: Delivery of brewing tanks a big step in bringing German beer hall to Grand Rapids.

The beer hall was originally scheduled to open in mid-2020, but the project was delayed due to the epidemic caused by coronavirus.

A few things are out of our control in terms of material and licensing, but its coming, Ringler said. Its very soon, and we cant wait. Were even more eager than everyone else is.

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