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Spend an evening on the dark side! Join the GRPM and Brewery Vivant on Black Friday at the GRPM, for Dark Beer, Dark Side.

Beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 23, hear a brief 45 minute presentation from Ryan Engemann, the Wandering Monk from Brewery Vivant, on the differences between various dark beers including Brewery Vivant's highly anticipated Tart Side of the Moon. Then, grab another beer to enter the Chaffee Planetarium for the Museum's original production, Dark Side: The Light Show, set to the music of Pink Floyd.

Tickets include 3 beer samples and admission to the evening's planetarium show. Beer samples will be Tart Side of the Barrel, Tart Side of the Moon and Velvet Stud.

Dark Side: The Light Show is a one-of-a-kind light show featuring music from Pink Floyd’s album “The Dark Side of the Moon.” Visitors will experience this iconic album “The Dark Side of the Moon” featuring stunning 4k visuals, brilliant LED sequences and incredibly clear 5.1 surround sound. Dark Side: The Light Show was the GRPM’s first original production since the planetarium underwent major renovations in 2013/2014.

Brewery Vivant
The brewery is located in the East Hills neighborhood of Grand Rapids, in a renovated funeral chapel built in the early 1900s. Their staff of around 60 employees specialize in Belgian/French inspired beers and fare in a completely unique setting. Husband and wife partners Jason and Kris Spaulding opened the doors for business in December of 2010. Vivant beers are distributed throughout Michigan and the greater Chicago area. They are the first commercial brewery in the nation to receive Silver LEED Certification from the USGBC. Additionally they are 100% renewable powered, a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Business, and are a certified B Corporation. Beer the Change®!

Dark Beer Dark Side
  • Times:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • November 23, 2018 to November 23, 2018
  • Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • $22 non-member $12 member