Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Last visited: October 2018
There are two locations: Harmony Eastown, and the one we visited, Harmony Hall, which opened in 2015. The description sounded intriguing, a century-old Bavarian brick castle, but the upper room was quite small, not exactly like a sprawling German beer hall. Open Mon-Sat at 11am, Noon on Sun. Live music on Thursdays.
There were 12 beers on tap, as well as ciders, wine, spirits and even Kombucha.
Erste Lager (3.50) – Pleasant, refreshing lager; sweetness evident in flavor profile.
Crossroads RyePA (3.00) – Hoppy pale ale; hop bitterness overshadows rye aspects; tart notes evident.
Jackson’s Joy Oktoberfest (3.75) – Sweet and malty Märzen; added roasted malt would be a plus.
Darth Daddy Schwarzbier (2.75) – Dark lager with cocoa character detracts from roasted, sweet flavor expected from Schwarzbier style.
Black Squirrel Smoked Porter (3.75) – Roasted malt character dominates; smoky aspects provide a subtle variant to a typical porter.
They offer a few appetizers such as pretzels, breadsticks and dips, six salads, 14 different wood-fired pizzas, as well as build your own option.