A basic rule of life is that beer is always better when it's served in large quantities. It's even better when it is served in large quantities at inexpensive prices. This sounds like a bit of an anomaly, but two local breweries have you covered on consecutive nights, every single week. Both New Holland Brewing and Brewery Vivant offer stein nights where customers bring their own drinking vessel (as big as they want, but both places have certain restrictions) and the barkeep fills them for a nominal price.
New Holland Brewing Company
66 E. Eighth St., Holland
newhollandbrew.com, (616) 355-6422
On Wednesdays, thirsty people make the venture to New Holland, where any of the brewery's mainstay or seasonal beers can be filled for $5 per liter in a self-brought mug. The brewery also sells a wide variety of its own steins and boots in the onsite store or online.
925 Cherry St., Grand Rapids
breweryvivant.com, (616) 719-1604
Brewery Vivant, located in the heart of the Cherry Hill neighborhood, also offers a Boot and Stein night every Thursday. The specifics are very similar to New Holland's, with most of the beers going for $5 per liter.