The Mitten Brewing

527 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504 USA

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Opens Mon 4p
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  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
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“handcrafted beers with gourmet pizzas”

The Mitten Brewing Company is a vintage baseball-themed microbrewery and pizzeria located in historic Engine House No. 9, a Victorian-era firehouse and Grand Rapids landmark.  The Mitten was established there in 2012 to pay homage to the Engine House’s original interior look and materials. The idea was to reestablish the era of the building’s construction, and blend it with the vintage baseball theme the owners had envisioned. Andrus and Trierweiler painstakingly renovated the interior space, removing all recent construction and exposing the original surfaces and building materials. Sandblasting put a fresh face on the brick and wooden surfaces, and pieces of the original construction were repurposed into the woodwork of the bar.  The cement floors still show signs of 19th century horse stalls and the original exterior lanterns hint at the antique décor within.  The lobby and dining room house vintage baseball décor that any fan will find delightful; you can even sit in the original Tiger Stadium seats while you wait for a table.  It’s an appropriate space to have a business lunch, a meeting, a first date, a birthday party, or dinner with friends.  In addition to great pizza and beer, you can throw peanuts wherever you please. The Mitten Brewing Company utilizes a 3BBL electric brewing system for producing its unique beers. The Mitten prides itself on brewing classic styles with a twist.  With the serving tanks rotating every few days, The Mitten has already offered thirteen different varieties, not including their collaborations with other local breweries.  The brewhouse sits upon a cobblestone floor in the north end of the building, beneath the (former) hayloft and adjacent to the horse stables.  The cooperation of Andrus, Trierweiler, and brewers Rob Wanhatalo (“Wob”) and newcomer Jason Warnes has spawned a number of tasty creations that has kept customers interested in what’s on tap and on deck.  While the guest favorites have gravitated towards the “Peanuts and Crackerjack Porter” and the double IPA “’84”, the necessity to brew bigger batches and more often have levitated the vision of a small local brewery to a larger scale operation; it’s already time to start talking upgrades! The Mitten Brewing Company offers gourmet pizza made with the finest ingredients possible. Their hand-tossed pizza crust is made fresh daily, and locally-sourced products are used whenever possible. You can choose from our artisan pizza recipes or build your own oven concoction.  The Mitten is also vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free friendly, and all menu items can be changed to meet your dietary requests.

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Vanessa C.

Stopped on my short visit to Grand Rapids solely because I have yet to find a place that makes a vegan pie the way the Mitten does and I'm saying this as someone who lives in Chicago now. The... Read more

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Libby P.

Did someone say Pizza Flight?! Oh yeah, sign me up! If you are in the GR area, The Mitten Brewing is a must! Not only is their drink menu exceptional (I highly recommend Snaps & Whistles or... Read more

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Jason T.

The Mitten Brewing time and time again is perfect. Staff is always friendly and chill and the food and beer is great. This visit had our staple of the pizza Hog Heaven. Perfect as usually. My... Read more

The Mitten Brewing

527 Leonard St NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan
49504 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Fri, Sat: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Mon: 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Sun, Tue - Thu: 11:30 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Lunch
  • Brunch
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  • Dinner
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  • Takeout
  • Breakfast
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  • Outdoor Seating
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