By Karsen Leek – Collegiate Staff
Grand Rapids Community College officially opened the doors Friday to the country’s first on-campus, student ran brew pub. The Fountain Hill Brewery was unveiled to the public with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. This new addition to the college features a 12-tap bar, that will offer eight different brews from the program and two or three different beers from other local breweries.
Not only is the pub completely student run from pouring beer to serving up homemade bar snacks, there is also an 18 percent gratuity added to each check to go towards a financial aid fund for the brewing program. All operations of the pub are overseen by the program instructors. The brewery will be open twice a week through the academic school year.
Hours of operation are listed below:
5:30-8:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays/Fridays
September 22-23, 29-30
October 6-7, 27-28
November 3-4, 10-11, 17-18
January 19-20, 26-27
February 2-3, 9-10
March 16-17, 23-24, 30-31
April 6, 13-14