Friday, 10 April 2020 16:09

Drinks Delivered: How to Get Alcohol On Your Front Porch

Written by  Josh Veal
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Arvon Brewing is ready to bring you beer. Arvon Brewing is ready to bring you beer. Courtesy Photo

More than ever, we could use a drink.

While you can’t gather with friends at bars and breweries, there are plenty of places to get alcohol for your home, and they’ve been determined “essential” for a reason.

Of course, the less in-person shopping we do, the better at this point. And even if you’re thinking of curbside pick-ups, not everyone has a car. Or maybe you’re just feeling lazy!

That’s where delivery comes into play. There are breweries, grocery stores, liquor shops and restaurants all willing to bring delicious beers, wine and spirits to your door. I used Craft Beer Cellar recently and got two weeks’ worth of amazing craft beer with no delivery fee (though we tried to tip well, of course).

If you want to live it up with safety and convenience, here are a few places that can help. Just have your ID ready to show the driver from a distance, let them leave the drinks on your porch and always be sure to sanitize.

Arvon Brewing Co.
1006 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids

Having just opened a new taproom in Grand Rapids right before this whole mess went down, Arvon is still bringing the beer to us with delivery to Grand Rapids, Lansing, and occasional other areas like Holland. The delivery fee is just $5.

Head to the link above for more info and to order!

Craft Beer Cellar
404 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids

Craft Beer Cellar has an absolutely enormous amount of beer, cider and wine. According to the website, there are more than 1,500 options to choose from, but don’t fret: You can sort by style! Order singles, four-packs, or cases. It’s the perfect place to try a ton of different quality brews.

Martha’s Vineyard
200 Union Ave. NE, Grand Rapids

Martha’s Vineyard has just about all the drinks you could ever need, from liquor to craft beer to a huge wine selection. You can also get some groceries while you’re at it! Delivery will occur between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

If you’re within 5 miles, delivery is free for orders over $35! If you’re between 5 and 15 miles away, there’s a delivery charge of $25, so you better make your order big.

Leon & Son
972 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids

Leon & Son is a wine purveyor delivering to Grand Rapids and East Grand Rapids city limits, from 12-4 p.m., with a $50 order minimum. You can either pick out some nice bottles yourself or let their experts pick a case of 12 bottles for you! It gets you a 15% discount and takes the burden of decision-making off you.

435 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids

Aperitivo is going above and beyond. Not only can you get wine, beer and cider (plus cheese and charcuterie) delivered, but you can shop virtually by FaceTiming the staff. They’ll help walk you through the shop and pick out a product! Delivery goes to the 49503, 4, 5, 6, and 7 zip codes. No fee on orders over $100.

201 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids

Reserve is offering free wine delivery within a 10-mile radius, with a six bottle minimum. If you order 12 bottles or more, you get 10% off! Head to the website for more details.

Brew Merchant
442 Washington Ave., Holland

Brew Merchant is delivering to the Holland area! Beer, wine, cider, they have it all. You can even order from the tap and get beer in growlers, howlers and cans.

Rockford Brewing Co.
12 E. Bridge St., Rockford

Rockford Brewing is delivering six packs of craft beer! Head to Facebook for info on how to order.

Cedar Springs Brewing Co.
95 N. Main St., Cedar Springs

Cedar Springs Brewing is delivering beer nearby! There’s just a $3 delivery charge.

New Hotel Mertens
35 Oakes St. SW, Grand Rapids

New Hotel Mertens is delivering wine and beer (mainly trappist style), with a small delivery fee.

Your Local Liquor Store

There are liquor stores all over offering delivery to the immediate area, such as Party World on Alpine. These services tend to be less formal, so just give your store a call to see if they’re delivering.

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