Brasserie Vivant launches Farm Hand Tart Tangerine

Brasserie Vivant will release a new version of its classic season this week.

The Grand Rapids-based brewery will host a celebration of its new beer, Farm Hand Tart Tangerine, at an event from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at its pub at 925 Cherry St. SE in Grand Rapids.

The new Farm Hand variant adds bold tangerine and a hint of acidity to its flagship season.

“Farm Hand was the first beer we ever made,” said Jason Spaulding, co-founder and CEO of Brewery Vivant. “My wife and I visited the country breweries of France and Belgium, which ended up being the inspiration to start the brewery. During this trip, we imagined the recipe for what is today our beer After 12 years in business, it felt right to expand on the legacy of this brand and take it in a fun new direction.

At the event, Vivant’s chefs will serve special dishes featuring mandarin oranges, including desserts from the brewery’s pastry chef.

Tart Tangerine will be sold at a special weekend price of $20 for two packs of four 16-ounce cans from Thursday to Monday, pub-only.

“We had a lot of fun creating this new version of Farm Hand and were thrilled with how it turned out,” said Kris Spaulding, president and co-founder of Vivant. “We did test marketing earlier this year, and our local community was really engaged. Our best customers helped decide the direction we took with this beer. We wanted to create a weekend-long celebration to have fun and thank all our fans who helped guide us.

The celebration will feature games such as a tangerine toss in the beer garden and a tangerine-inspired version of the popular Plinko game. Juggler and comedian Will Oltman will perform from 6-8 p.m.

Farm Hand Tart Tangerine will be a new year-round offering for the company. It will be distributed statewide next week, and people across Michigan will be able to find the beer when it hits store shelves and shows up on tap at restaurants.

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