On Saturday, February 4th, Harmony Brewing Company will celebrate its fifth year of being in business with a party and a limited edition bottle release of their annual brew, Birthday Barleywine. Other festivities include an hour of family fun from 12:30pm to 1:30pm with a new brunch menu and popular, kid friendly magician and comedian, PJ Weber. The celebration will continue into the night with the Vinyl Night All Stars featuring a line up of the most popular DJ’s from Harmony’s weekly event, Vinyl Thursday.
Siblings, Heather Van Dyke-Titus, Barry Van Dyke and Jackson Van Dyke opened Harmony Brewing Company in February 2012. The popular Eastown brewpub quickly became a local favorite. Overwhelming demand required the Van Dyke’s to expand production and open a second location, Harmony Hall on Grand Rapid’s West Side.
Since opening Harmony has been recognized for its excellent wood fired pizzas, beer and leadership on various community initiatives, and volunteer work.
Harmony Brewing Company has received numerous awards: Best Pizza in Grand Rapids, Revue Magazine-2016, Fourth best Pizza in Michigan, M-Live-2013 & 2016, On-The –Town, Gold Townie Best Pizza in Grand Rapids -2014, On-The-Town, Silver Townie Best Brewery in Grand Rapids-2014, Best Neighborhood Pint, Neighborhood Business Alliance-2012, Grand Award for excellence, Neighborhood Business Alliance-2012, Snail of Approval, Slow Food West Michigan-2014.
Co-owner, Jackson Van Dyke says, “Its been an amazing five years. Opening Harmony gave us the opportunity to pursue things that we’re truly passionate about: inventive, creative beer, simple but delicious food and being a part of building our community and city. Since we’ve opened Harmony has been a part of, and witnessed, Grand Rapids being recognized as Beer City USA, a national and even global beer destination. It’s been an honor to be a founding member and President of the Beer City Brewer’s Guild. I appreciate the opportunity to help grow and expand Grand Rapid’s Beer culture and Harmony’s place in it. “