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2021 STARKBIERFEST!

Saturday, April 17th, from 3-9 p.m.

After the unfortunate cancellation of last year’s event, Cedar Springs Brewing Company is proud to host the sixth annual STARKBIERFEST!**

Raise a toast in our heated tent with live music, limited beer release, and #SAUSAGEPARTY. Rain or shine, this strong beer adventure is sure to be your spring break highlight.

Besides the famous Oktoberfest, Starkbierfest (“Strong Beer Festival”) or Frühlingsfest are the second big German beer festival times during the year. Historically, monks brewed strong beer or Bockbier which was higher in calories and a bit stronger to substitute for food during Lenten fasting. This “Liquid Bread” and annual brewing specialties have survived the times and re-emerged at your friendly, neighborhood Brewing Company. So join us at this year’s “little Oktoberfest” on Saturday, April 17th in our HEATED parking lot tent** for amazing beverages, food and music.

Aged 21+ w/valid ID. $10 cover includes 2 hospitality tickets, valid for food or beverage. Stammtisch VIP early entry available.
(TICKETS available for purchase at the door on the day of the event.)

BEERS RELEASED!*
Küsterer Heller Weizenbock
Wilderness Trail Barrel Aged Dunkel Lager
8 other drafts in the tent!
* limited quantities of aged & casked beers. This is the ONLY time these beers will be available to the general public!

LIVE MUSIC! ♫
Rudi Tegethoff – Energetic German polka (appx. 2-4pm)
Tony Halchak Music – Craft Brewed Americana (appx. 4:15-6:15pm)
Hazy Past – Vintage Rock (appx. 6:30-9pm)
#SausageParty – We have some special wieners for you!

#STARKBIERFEST!
Saturday, April 17th
3pm-9pm
(Stammtisch VIP entry 2pm)

Cedar Springs Brewing Company
95 N Main
Cedar Springs, MI 49319
(616) 696-BEER
* All activities and setup pending state and local permissions, capacity and mask restrictions. Safety protocols must be observed.

March 8th Update

We thank everyone for their support over the past 12+ months!

This has been difficult and we’ll ask for your continued patience and understanding as 50% capacity still does not mean “open.” It means we still have half our normal seating and staff, who will continue to work hard to serve you safely and with a smile. We ask for your ongoing cooperation with our license requirements and we promise to work diligently to prioritize safety and continue our mission to make our community a better place.

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“Reopen Guide” for March 8th, 2021

• We’ll be open 12-9pm Mo–Sa and 12-8pm on Sundays.
• We still need to gather phone numbers, as we did before, for contact tracing purposes of ALL guests.
• We will be Counter Service but plating and using glassware for dine-in meals with our new March menu. We welcome back favorites such as Biere de Brussels Sprouts, Spring Rolls, soups, salads, and the Monstrosity!
• Masks must be worn unless seated, actively eating and drinking.
• Six persons per table maximum and tables cannot be moved, combined or intermingled – for everyone’s safety. We greatly appreciate your understanding.
• We remain vigilant! We’re dedicated to making every reasonable precaution to keep you and our staff safe. Thank you all for being awesome and your ongoing support!
• Roll with us here. Obviously, we’re all still getting by, so we’re open to ideas, suggestions, etc.

Thank you!!

February 1st “Reopen at 25%”

We thank everyone for their support over the past 11 months, for all local businesses. This has been incredibly difficult on our team and our guests. We’ll ask for your continued patience and understanding as 25% capacity does not mean “open.” It means we still have a fraction of our normal seating and staff, who will continue to work hard to serve you safely and with a smile. We ask for your ongoing cooperation with our license requirements and we promise to work diligently to prioritize safety and continue our mission to make our community a better place.
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“Reopen Guide” for February 1st, 2021
• We’ll be open 12-8pm Mo – Sa and 12-4pm on Sundays offering ongoing counter service.
• We still need to gather phone numbers, as we did before, for contact tracing purposes of ALL guests.
• Our friend, Michael Powell, was selected in our drawing for stopping by in November and entering his phone number when the state required us to collect them for contact tracing. He’s received a cool gift pack! Thank you to all who continue to stop by or order takeout for their support and understanding. This sucks, but we’ll get through it!
• We will be serving in “to go” containers using the existing “Shutdown” menu for now. We’ll be using our glassware again inside!
• If we are at seating capacity inside or in the Wintergarten, guests must wait on the Bierdock – we suggest enjoying a beverage while waiting – or in their car in compliance with state regulations. We greatly appreciate your understanding.
• We remain vigilant! We’re dedicated to making every reasonable precaution to keep you and our staff safe. Thank you all for being awesome and your ongoing support!
• Roll with us here. Obviously, this is new to all of us, so we’re open to ideas, suggestions, etc. We’re gonna figure it out, but there will continue to be people scheduled “on call” in case we get slammed for at least a few
• Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine’s Day, and Easter Sunday are currently planned 12-4pm, per normal, pending any new restrictions or updates. We’ll have live music with Jim Spalink Valentine’s Day.
• STARKBIERFEST planned April 17th. CedarBlitz is planned for May 22nd. Mark your calendars now and we’ll hope we’re able to hold them as scheduled.
We were pleased to participate in the NSF & MIOSHA Ambassador program for COVID-19 readiness and preparations. We were pleased to score 100% on our safety inspection – one of the first to do so!
We cannot wait to serve you indoors again, but safety is always our top priority.
We are here for you!

Three Week Pause

Friends:
Thank you for your patience.
Due to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services order, we will be open for TAKEOUT, CURBSIDE, and LOCAL DELIVERY of FOOD or BEER beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, November 18th.
For the next three weeks, hours will be Monday through Saturday (closed Sunday) from 12 noon to 8 p.m.
• We have spent the past two days doing cleaning and repairs as we prepare for another “new normal.” Our Wintergarten is going to be amazing this winter!
• Our new “Shutdown Menu” is available at www.CSBrew.com. Specials are posted DAILY on our Facebook page.
• We’ve had 2 total employees test positive since this began, each from separate exposure outside work. One last worked 10/30/20 and the other 11/7/20. Both are doing fine. We’ve tested numerous other staff members with contact among those staff members, all of whom are symptom free and/or have tested negative at this point. We remain in communication with the Kent County Health Department.
• We continue to clean and have had our entire premise chemically sanitized by a licensed professional service.
• Unfortunately, we are NOT able to offer dine-in services to eat or drink on our premises – either inside or outside – due to the MDHHS order during this mandated shutdown. Wintergarten Music Series and Monday Night Trivia are postponed until at least December 8th.
• “Krampus,” our annual visit with Santa and all ages music show, scheduled for December 6th, is canceled for 2020. We apologize – especially to our “Future Stammtisch Members.”
• Speaking of Stammtisch, 2020 Members will be extended through 2021. Memberships will be valid at

Küsterer Brauhaus

as well. We look forward to getting back to the table!

• All our LOCAL brewers and restaurants need YOUR support! We’re “mom & pops” and don’t have the credit lines and pockets some others do. Please support our local friends here in Cedar Springs and Beer City, USA. Order takeout. Order delivery. Get a gift card. Buy a growler. Get a T-Shirt. Then, do it again if you are able.
>> Thank you all for your support! We’re all in this together. <<

Tuesday, November 10th

Friends,
To be honest and transparent – and to uphold our Michigan Restaurant Promise – we are informing you that we are voluntarily shutting down today out of an abundance of caution for both our staff and our guests to do a thorough additional cleaning of our facility.
We have had a staff member test positive according to results received this morning and are awaiting further consultation with the Kent County Health Department. While we are closed we have ordered chemical disinfecting of all contact surfaces by an outside licensed professional service. This process is taking place this morning, but we prefer to wait until tomorrow before we reopen.
To be transparent: Our positive staff member has NOT worked or been on our premises since Friday, October 30th and did not show symptoms until last week Wednesday and Thursday, November 4th and 5th, when they fell outside our daily health screening for all staff and quarantined while they awaited testing. They are currently doing well since that time as symptoms are improving. The individual has not had any contact with our staff since they last worked, so we don’t believe there is any contact concern among the rest of our staff or to the public from here, but we want to take every precaution to keep all of us safe.
We have and will continue our ongoing safety protocols, including our distancing procedures and counter service, daily health screening, enhanced cleaning and washing protocols, and masks as we strive to meet or exceed all MHSSA and CDC guidelines.
** We thank you for being patient with us. **
The health and safety of our guests and our staff is our number one priority and we take your trust and faith in us seriously.
If you are in town today, we encourage you to visit our friends at

The Red Bird Bistro & Grill

or

American Legion Glen Hill Post 287 Official

, both of whom carry our beer on tap.

We’re all in this together.
-The CSBrew Team.

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