Spring Is Finally Here

It’s been a whirlwind three months since we opened our doors at Guardian Brewing Company. We have been joyously overwhelmed by the amount of gratitude felt for all the local and neighborly support since we opened, as opening in winter on the Lakeshore can be a little daunting in its quiet nature and few businesses open year round. We feel as if we saw and experienced the real year-round Saugatuck/Douglas/Fennville/Holland residents. Thank you for supporting us, becoming regulars, joining our mug club, bringing friends and family to our space, and having fun with us through the -30F temps this winter. It makes future winters less daunting and has us even more excited about sun and summer coming quickly. But, for now, we are beginning to see beautiful spring growing in our area…and for us, spring will mean projects!

Projects on the docket include a spring cleaning day (APRIL 1 WE ARE CLOSED ALL DAY), chef’s gardens, more painting, brush trimming, and of course, a patio for outside dining and eating (complete with YARD GAMES!). I live for a game of bocce, really. We’re excited to work with Ed Z. from Gen 1 Architectural again with our patio plans and cannot wait to sip a cold one from our new patio bar with you, as soon as we can get it all built! In the meantime, thanks for your patience and see you at the brewery. We’re open every day and hours are the same until summertime.


~Kim and Team Guardian

Guardian Brewing Moves Optimistically Toward Opening Late 2018

Hello again, Guardian fans! It’s been a while since we shared updates on our project and it’s been a long road since the beginning of our build-out this summer. Despite extremely long waiting times at the MLCC (will approve our liquor license any day now) and the DEQ (will approve our brewery and restaurant to run on septic early November), Guardian continues to build out their property at the old Red Barn site.

We thought we would share some (before, during, and after) interior and exterior photos of updates, as our team continues to build a custom bar and custom booths covered in old Red Barn Theater flooring, paint all surfaces, install beautiful long-draw draft lines hidden in a barn beam, set-up offices for our management team, and organize our auxiliary kitchen. (Click on photos below to see a slide show.)

We will let the community know when our grand openings will occur as soon as we get a few more permits and inspections approved.

Thank you all again for your unwavering support. You making us feel sincerely appreciated and welcome in our community.

Craft beer is coming soon and we cannot wait to share it all with you.