The front of Our Brewing Company, a new brewery slated to open in Holland in October. (Photo by WZZM 13's Blake Naftel)
HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- New Holland Brewing Company, Holland's lone brewery, will soon be getting some competition in town.
Two new breweries are slated to open within a year. Owners of Big Lake Brewery in Holland Township are aiming to open in about ten months; Our Brewing Company will likely open in downtown Holland in October.
Big Lake Brewery will serve draft beer and wine on a rotating menu. Our Brewing Company will serve draft beer and offer live music and entertainment.
Trevor Doublestein is opening Our Brewing Company on E. 8th Street in an old office building. Visitors will be allowed to bring their own food into the brewery.
These two breweries are just two of many that will be opening in West Michigan, with three planned in Grand Rapids, one in Rockford and one in Comstock Park.
The brewing trend in the area is even reaching homes. O'Connors Homebrew Supply in Grand Rapids has seen a dramatic increase in business. The shop has only been open for about 16 months, and it's already had to move into a larger space.