Q. Do you make beer or do you make liquor? We make BOTH (and wine) at Bier Distillery! Bier is Dutch (we are Dutch) and German for beer. Quite literally whiskey is distilled beer. So we made a lot of beer and distill it into whiskey, but we also have beer available to drink.
Q. Is food available? Yes. Although we don’t have a kitchen and can’t cook you a hamburger, we do have a variety of small plates and appetizers.
Q. Does someone else make your beer, wine and liquor? All the alcohol for sale is made from scratch right on site in our production area.
Q. Do I need to make a reservation? Unless you would like to reserve our upstairs mezzanine area for a special group or event, no reservations are required.
Q. Do you offer tours? While we don’t offer regularly scheduled tours, if our staff has a free moment they would love to give you an impromptu tour and talk your ear off describing and showing how we make our beer, wine, and spirits. If you do want a private tour, contact us at Info@BierDistillery.com or give us a call at 616-888-9746 and we will arrange one for you.
Q. Do you fill growlers? Yes! And howlers.
Q. Do you make tequila? Tequila as in many other alcoholic beverages is a geographically protected product which means it can only be made in Mexico. Scotch can only be made in Scotland, Port can only be made in Portugal, and champagne can only be made in Champagne France. There are many more examples of this.
Q. What does the shape in your logo represent? Our logo is a stylized still inside the head of a whiskey barrel. If you mirror a couple lines at the bottom you get the shape of a pot, the vertical line represents the column, and the down angled line at the top represents the lyne arm or condenser.
Q. What do you make and sell that is gluten free? It is widely accepted that gluten doesn’t make its way through the distillation process so spirits by definition are all gluten free. However, we do have gluten at our facility and for instance the whiskey is distilled from wheat and rye so we can’t guarantee a microscopic speck of gluten hasn’t found its way into something it shouldn’t have. Our wine is gluten free as its made from fruit, but again it is make in a facility that uses a lot of gluten to make our whiskey and beer. Many of our food menu items can be made gluten free so please ask your server.