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                                                                                                  The finest microbreweries
                                                                                                  & brewpubs in Michigan.

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 We’re proudly supported by countless retailers across the state. Look for the stores,
                                                                                                  Why buy Michigan beer?–A guide to
 bars and restaurants that champion Michigan beer, and don’t be afraid to ask for                 what makes Michigan beer great.
 more. If you’re a retailer that would like the chalkboard tin tacker or sticker above,
 or other sales materials for Michigan Beer, contact            Listen to the Experts–Read what others
 or your favorite Michigan-beer distributor.                                                      are saying about Michigan beer.

                                                                                                  Michigan beer locator map–Take a
                                                                                                  beer tour of Michigan.
                 MARK YOUR CALENDAR.                                                              Brewery Listings–Information on
                                                                                                  over 50 breweries.

                                                                                                  Matching Beer & Food

                                                                                                  Purchasing, care and
                                                                                                  enjoyment of beer

                                                                                                  Information about brewing
              Winter Beer Festival                 Summer Beer Festival
                                                                                                  ingredients and styles
              February 23, 2008                      July 25 - 26, 2008
               Grand Rapids, Michigan                   Ypsilanti, Michigan                       How to keep connected with
                 Fifth Third Ballpark          Riverside Park in historic Depot Town              Michigan Beer

                   For future planning, these events are scheduled around the
                             4th Saturday in their respective months.

                   The Michigan Brewers Guild
                                                                                                  The Michigan Brewers Guild
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Why buy Michigan beer?                                                                                                      Listen to the experts.
 Freshness! Enjoy the freshest beer possible by going directly to the source. With breweries                    — Charlie Papazian, Brewer’s Association President and Author — Beer is always best at its source.
 throughout the state, you’re never far from a fresh glass of local beer!                                       Brewery fresh means brewery fresh, and whether you live in or are visiting Michigan, you’ll find yourself in
 Diversity! Quality brewers across the state of Michigan are producing hundreds of styles of                    one of American’s best beer playgrounds. If flavor has found meaning in your life, you don’t have far to go
 handcrafted beer. We invite you to celebrate the diversity and creativity available in our wonderful           when seeking great Michigan-brewed beer. If you consider the choices you make and the reasons why
 state by sharing a fresh glass of beer with us.                                                                individually unique, then you’ll find a cornucopia of personality and pleasure in Michigan-brewed beers.
                                                                                                                Whether you are touring the beer shelves of Michigan’s retailers or actually embarking on beer inspired tours
 Locals! While you get to know the state of Michigan, why not get to know the people brewing its                or Michigan breweries, don’t forget to savor the flavor and the unforgettable Michigan brewed experiences.
 beer? Share the pride of our industry and support it while you’re at it. Every customer helps the
                                                                                                                I’ve had the pleasure of knowing many of Michigan’s craft beer and brewing pioneers. They have helped inspire a
 Michigan brewing industry, which contributes over $24 million in wages with a total economic
                                                                                                                nation that can proudly claim the best beer culture in the world. Michigan has been in good hands and con-
 contribution of more than $133 million.                                                                        tinues to serve the best interests of beer drinkers. Consider yourself beer lucky. I do whenever I visit Michigan.
                                                                                                                — Stan Hieronymus, Editor at and contributor to several national drink publications. His
 BREWERY. MICROBREWERY. BREWPUB.                                                                                most recent book “Brew Like a Monk” offers a rare look inside Belgium’s monastic breweries — Time and
 WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?                                                                                         distance provide what might be a different view of Michigan beer. When we lived in the Midwest we visited
                                                                                                                many breweries starting from the ground up, and we saw some fail. Those who succeeded began by getting
 A Brewery can sell beer both in their own tavern, as well as through retailers                                 the basics right. Now we’re in the Southwest and the buzz about a wider range of more esoteric beers
 across the state. Breweries are limited to one tavern per company.                                             reaches clear to us. Wonderful to drink, but those first beers still are too. The greatest pleasure turns out
                                                                                                                enjoying them in Michigan, when you can drink real beer with real people.
 A Microbrewery is limited to brewers under 30,000 barrels of annual production.
 Microbreweries can sell beer in both their own taverns or through retailers across                             — Ray Daniels, Director, Cicerone Certification Program — No matter where in the world my beer travels
 the state. They are not limited in the number of taverns they may operate.                                     take me, the mere mention of Michigan conjures up my favorite citrusy IPAs, tart barrel-aged treats and rich,
 A Brewpub can only sell its beer inside their own establishment including beer-to-go.                          malty food companions. Tucked in every nook and cranny of their great state, Michigan brewers make every
 It also may include a liquor license and offer a full-service bar.                                             visit something to look forward to.
 These definitions are based on the State of Michigan licensing qualifications. These definitions vary from
 state to state.                                                                                                — Bill Metzger, Publisher, Brewing News — After years of sampling, the names of Michigan’s breweries
                                                                                                                have begun to push their way to the top, emerging as sources of great beer as surely as the bubbles of car-
                                                                                                                bonation rise to the surface of a great beer. In fact, the beer being brewed in Michigan is second to none. In
 Message from the Director                                          July is Michigan                            this Golden Age of beer (we’re not talking color), this is no small statement. But it’s backed up by the full-flavored
  In 2001 the Michigan Brewers Guild published                                                                  fermentations of America’s Great Lakes state. Belgian-style beers, IPAs, Double and Triple IPAs, fruit and
  our first brochure entitled “Official Tour Guide                  Craft Beer Month.                           herb-infused concoctions, they are all available for the beer connoisseur. Just as importantly for any great
  To Michigan’s Best Microbreweries & Brewpubs”.                    The Michigan Brewers Guild proudly          beer state, Michigan breweries are practicing the art of making cask-conditioned ales. So here’s to Michigan
  The brochure evolved over the years into the                      declares July as Michigan Craft Beer        beer! And as Nuco Gordo, a close acquaintance of mine and Testigo de Cerveza who has traveled the world
 “Michigan Beer Directory” which has listed
                                                                    Month. This declaration was officially      in search of good beer, recently said: “I’ve been to Belgium. I’ve been to Germany. I’ve been to England. I’ve
                                                                    recognized by the Michigan House of         been to the Pacific-Northwest, all of it. Have you been to Michigan?”
  member breweries and their amenities as                           Representatives when they adopted
  well as some basic promotional information                        House Resolution HR140 in June, 2007.       — Paul Ruschmann and Maryanne Nasiatka, authors of Michigan Breweries and the “Beer Travellers”
  about the Guild, our festivals and Michigan                       The House Resolution commends               column, All About Beer Magazine — We’ve traveled the length and breadth of the state, talked with the
  beer. We are very excited about the expansion                     Michigan’s craft brewers and recog-         brewers, and sampled their handiwork. Michigan breweries aren’t just about beer; they’re about places and
  of the directory into our new magazine, “The                      nizes the contributions that they have      most of all, people. Every brewery has a story to tell: engineering feats Henry Ford would be proud of; saving
                                                                    made to the state’s communities,            history-drenched buildings from destruction; and brewpubs just steps from natural wonders. Michigan’s
  Great Beer State” (this publication). In addi-                    economy and history. Special thanks
  tion to expanding the member brewery listing                                                                  brewing community takes a back seat to no one. Whether you prefer a clean crisp kölsch, an audacious
                                                                    goes out to Representative Rebekkah
  and locator, we have added educational and                        Warren for sponsoring the resolution.
                                                                                                                Imperial stout, or anything in between, you won’t be disappointed.
  interesting information about beer and                                             Celebrate Michigan’s       — Fred Bueltmann, Past President, Michigan Brewers Guild — As President of the Guild for the past several
  breweries. You’ll find advice on pairing beer                                      Craft Beer Month by        years I frequently find myself speaking to what makes Michigan so special and why we rank sixth in the
  and food, planning brewery visits as well as                                      visiting a local brewery,   nation in terms of breweries-per-state, with our 70-plus breweries. Unlike wineries and other agricultural
  buying and storing your favorite beer. Whether                                    enjoying our Summer         producers, we don’t reach down for a handful of dirt and begin a lengthy discussion about Terroir, a French
                                                                                    Beer Festival, or
  you’re a longtime supporter that helped us                                                                    term for the geological and environmental uniqueness of a region. Our Terroir is the people in our industry and
                                                                                   relaxing with a tasty
  make this the Great Beer State or a newcomer                                     Michigan brew.
                                                                                                                our sense of community. Michigan’s beer scene is unique and diverse due to the people brewing here and
  just discovering the craft beer community, we                                                                 because many of us got into the same room and established a competitive community that empowers creativity.
  invite you to sample the wonderful flavors of                                                                 The Guild has been the spark for irreplaceable relationships within the brewing community. It has helped
  Michigan beer. Cheers.                                                                                        many people understand the elusive concept about a rising tide lifting all ships. All of this has contributed to
                                                                                                                making me, our brewery, and every other involved brewery, better at what we do, and that’s good for beer.
 Scott Graham, Executive Director
Michigan beer locator map.
                                                                                                           TAKE A
                                                                                                                                         UPPER PENINSULa –Escanaba, Ishpeming, Houghton, Grand Marais,
                                                                                                                                      Calumet, Marquette, Newberry Enjoy all the U.P. has to offer including

                                                                                                                                      Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and just about any outdoor activity
                                                                                                                                      you can imagine. Suggested time to tour is during the Summer or a Fall
                                                                                                                                      color tour in early October.
 Each year, the Guild hosts two events celebrating everything that makes Michigan the Great Beer                                         NoRTHERN LoWER PENINSULa – Traverse City, Gaylord, Alpena,
 State. During our Summer Beer Festival, you can sample the work of more than 30 breweries,                                           Oscoda, Ludington, Bellaire, Williamsburg Up north you are never too
                                                                                                           far from a lake so pack a bathing suit or visit a Great Lakes lighthouse. Suggested time to tour is
 taste terrific food and enjoy live entertainment. It all happens July 25th and 26th, 2008 in Ypsilanti,   your favorite outdoor season: boating, swimming, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling or skiing.
 Michigan, at Riverside Park in historic Depot Town. The festival runs from 5-9 PM on Friday and             CENTRaL MICHIGaN – Mt. Pleasant, Bay City, E. Lansing, Webberville, Battle Creek, Marshall
 from 1-6 PM on Saturday.                                                                                  Touring the breweries of Michigan’s heartland you will see numerous farms as well as manufacturing
                                                                                                           communities. Try this tour in early Fall or Spring and look for local products such as cereal or produce.
 In 2006, we also launched our very first Winter Beer Festival and it was an extraordinary success.          SoUTHWEST MICHIGaN – Grand Rapids, Holland, Saugatuck, Benton Harbor, Lawton, Hastings
 We’ll host our 3rd Annual event on February 23, 2008 in Grand Rapids at Fifth Third Ballpark.             While visiting the breweries of Southwest Michigan, you’re next stop is rarely more than a half
                                                                                                           hour away. You can enjoy the hustle and nightlife of the city of Grand Rapids, or the cozy lakeshore
                                                                                                           towns and beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan’s magnificent shoreline.
                                            Michigan ranks 6th in                                             DETRoIT NoRTH – Pontiac, Shelby Twp., Clinton Twp., Rochester, Birmingham, Clawson, Port Huron
                                            total breweries per state.                                     While traveling through some of Detroit’s most northern suburbs you will see that they are primarily
                                                                                                           residential areas packed full of every retail establishment you can imagine. Utilize M-59 as your
                                                                                                           main thoroughfare to tour these breweries any time of the year. There are many holiday light displays
                                                                                                           in this area during the month of December.
                                                                                                               DETRoIT CENTRaL – Ferndale, Warren, Southfield, Royal Oak Using the high-speed I-696 cor-
                                                                                                                ridor will allow you to visit many breweries within our most compact beer trail. This area is
                                                                                                                    often thought of as the border between the city and the suburbs so you will notice plenty
                                                                                                                        of manufacturing nestled between the older suburban communities of Detroit.
                                                                                                                               DETRoIT SoUTH – Detroit, Lincoln Park Spend some time in The D, home of
                                                                                                                                the Detroit Lions, Tigers, and Red Wings. There are also many cultural hot
                                                                                                                                  spots to visit including the Institute of Arts, the Science Center, and the
                                                                                                                                    Historical Museum. You can even spend some time at one of Detroit’s
                                                                                                                                      3 casinos or the Hard Rock Café between brewery stops.
                                                                                                                                          GREaTER DETRoIT oR aNN aRBoR/YPSILaNTI – Ann Arbor,
                                                                                                                                    Ypsilanti, Dexter, Commerce Twp. To the west of Detroit you will find a
 Breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs                                                                                              much more rural setting. This area features a lot of farmland and small,
                                                                                                                                          friendly communities. The city of Ann Arbor has grown into a large,
  1. Arbor Brewing Company Pub & Eatery     27. King Brewing Company                                                                           multi-cultural melting pot around the campus of the University of
  2. Arbor Brewing Company Corner Brewery   28. Kuhnhenn Brewing Company                                                                           Michigan. M-5, M-14, and I-94 will get you to the breweries
  3. Arcadia Brewing Company                29. Lake Superior Brewing Company                                                                      you want to visit and none of them are very far off the freeway.
  4. Atwater Block Brewery                  30. Lily’s Seafood Grill & Brewery                                                                     Visit our beer finder online at
  5. Bastone                                31. The Livery                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                   for more information.
  6. Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse          32. Michigan Brewing Company
  7. Big Rock Chop & Brewhouse              33. Motor City Brewing Works
  8. Black Lotus Brewing Company            34. Mountain Town Station
  9. B.O.B.’s House of Brews                35. New Holland Brewing Company
 10. CJ’s Brewing Company                   36. New Holland Brewing Company - Production
 11. Copper Canyon Brewery                  37. North Peak Brewing Company
 12. Dark Horse Brewing Company             38. Old Hat Brewery & Grill
 13. Detroit Beer Company                   39. Quay Street Brewing Company
 14. Dragonmead Microbrewery                40. Red Jacket Brewing Company
 15. Fletcher Street Brewing Company        41. Rochester Mills Beer Company
 16. Fort Street Brewery                    42. Royal Oak Brewery
 17. Founders Brewing Company               43. Saugatuck Brewing Company, Inc.
 18. Grand Rapids Brewing Company           44. Schmohz Brewing Company
 19. Great Baraboo Brewing Company          45. Sherwood Brewing Company
 20. Grizzly Peak Brewing Company           46. Short’s Brewing Company
 21. Harpers Restaurant & Brewpub           47. Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub
 22. Hideout Brewing Company                48. Traverse Brewing Company
 23. Jamesport Brewing Company              49. Tri-City Brewing
 24. Jasper Ridge Brewery                   50. The Vierling Restaurant & Marquette Harbor Brewery
 25. Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales             51. Waldorff Brewpub & Bistro
 26. Keweenaw Brewing Company               52. Wiltse’s Brewpub
                                            53. Woodward Avenue Brewers                                                                         Please enjoy craft beer responsibly.
BREWERY LISTINGS                                                                                     LEGEND          Restaurant   Tap Room   Children
                                                                                                                                                                        Beer To Go!      Full-Service Bar   Merchandise
                                                                                                                                                                                                              For Sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Reservations   Brewery

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       Arbor Brewing Company Pub & Eatery                              734-213-1393                                                        CJ’s Brewing Company                                                248-366-7979
       114 E. Washington • Ann Arbor, MI 48104                                                             Brewpub                                              8115 Richardson Road • Commerce Twp., MI 48390                                                      Brewpub
       Mon – Sat 11:30am – 1:00am Sun Noon – Midnight                                                                                                           Mon – Thur 11:00am – Midnight
                                                                                                                                                                Fri – Sat 11:00am – 2:00am Sun Noon – 10:00pm
       Ann Arbor’s oldest brewpub with 8-12 award-winning beers on tap. Affordable menu features classic pub
       an vegetarian fare. Smoke-free bar. Convenient parking. Real darts and shuffleboard.                                                                     Open for more than ten years we are well known for our beers, steaks, pizza, BBQ ribs, and other unique
                                                                                                                                                                specialties. Our patio bar is open all summer and well into fall. Muggers Club membership is for life.
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       Arbor Brewing Company-Corner Brewery 734-480-BREW(2739)                                                                           Copper Canyon Brewery                          248-223-1700
       720 Norris Street • Ypsilanti, MI 48198                            Microbrewery                                                                         27522 Northwestern Hwy. • Southfield, MI 48034                                   Brewpub
       Mon – Sat 4:00pm – Midnight Sun 4:00pm – 10:00pm                                                                                                        Mon – Thur 11:00am –11:00pm Fri 11:00am – Midnight
                                                                                                                                                               Sat – 11:00am – 11:00pm Sun 1:00pm – 8:00pm
       Great neighborhood pub and spacious beer garden. Serving craft brews, red and white wines and a
       sandwich and snack menu. TV lounge and covered patio.                                                                                                   The Copper Canyon Brewery is Southfield’s only brewpub. Here we craft fine ales and lagers, and make
                                                                                                                                                               some delightful cuisine. We are 12 miles northwest of Detroit.

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       Arcadia Brewing Company                        269-963-9690                                                                Dark Horse Brewing Company                        269-781-9940
       103 West Michigan Ave. • Battle Creek, MI 49017                                 Microbrewery                                                             511 S. Kalamazoo Ave. • Marshall, MI 49068                                   Microbrewery
       Mon – Thur 11:00am – 10:00pm                                                                                                                             Mon – Thur 3:00pm – 11:00pm Fri – Sat 3:00pm – Midnight
       Fri 11:00am – 11:00pm Sat Noon – 11:00pm                                                                                                                 Sun Noon – 10:00pm (Apr-Dec) Noon – 8:00pm (Jan-Mar)
       Established in 1996, Arcadia specializes in British-inspired, hand-crafted ales. Alongside the brewery                                                   A taproom that looks like a garage sale puked within its walls. Within these walls the biggest and
       is TC’s Woodfire, our restaurant and pub, featuring an Italian wood-burning oven and Southern                                                            boldest beers become a fresh and unique event for those that are willing to seek it.
       Georgia barbeque.
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       Atwater Block Brewery                                            313-877-9205                                                        Detroit Beer Company                                     313-962-1529
       237 Joseph Campau • Detroit, MI 48207                                                          Microbrewery                                              1529 Broadway • Detroit, MI 48226                                                   Brewpub
       Mon – Thur 11:30am – 10:00pm Fri – Sat Noon – Midnight                                                                                                   Sun – Thur 11:30am – Midnight Fri – Sat 11:30am – 2:00am

       Atwater is Detroit’s brewery located in the historic rivertown district. Distributing products in 9 states.                                              Classic urban brewpub located in the historic Hartz building in Downtown Detroit. Six to seven beers on
       8,000 square foot tasting room and private party venue. Shuttle service to sporting events.                                                              tap with award-winning food and full bar. Walking distance to Comerica Park, Ford Field and the Detroit
                                                                                                                                                                Opera House.
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       Bastone Brewery                                                       248-544-6250                                                       Dragonmead Microbrewery                               586-776-9428
       419 S. Main Street • Royal Oak, MI 48067                                                            Brewpub                                              14600 E. Eleven Mile Rd. • Warren, MI 48089                                 Microbrewery
       Mon – Thur 11:00am – 11:00pm                                                                                                                             Mon – Wed 3:00pm – 11:00pm Thur – Sat 11:00am – Midnight
       Fri & Sat 11:00am – Midnight Sun Noon – 10:00pm
                                                                                                                                                                Dragonmead Microbrewery offers over 40 different beer styles on tap. With a limited food menu, outside
       Award-winning craft brewery serving Belgian, American, and European style ales an lagers. Always on                                                      food and local carry-out or delivery is welcome.
       tap: Blonde, Pilsner, Wit, IPA, Dubbel, Triple, plus two rotating seasonals.
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       Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse                                        989-732-5781                                                       Fletcher Street Brewing Company               989-356-2314
       550 S. Wisconsin • Gaylord, MI 49735                                                                Brewpub                                             124 West Fletcher Street • Alpena, MI 49707                                   Microbrewery
       Mon – Thur 11:00am – 11:00pm                                                                                                                            Mon – Thur 4:00pm – 10:00pm Fri – Sat 4:00pm – Midnight
       Fri & Sat 11:00am – Midnight Sun 11:00am – 10:00pm                                                                                                      (Open at 2:00pm Mon-Sat Summer)

       Located just off I-75, we are a local destination and a favorite stopping point when headed north.                                                      Whether a confirmed beer lover or trying something new, an enjoyable time is always on tap. Six
       Offering a diverse menu and complete bar in addition to our selection of craft beers.                                                                   different microbrews and six sodas are available for sampling. Entirely smoke-free.
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       Big Rock Chop House                                      248-647-7774                                                          Fort Street Brewery                                    313-389-9620
       245 South Eton Street • Birmingham, MI 48009                                                        Brewpub                                             1660 Fort Street • Lincoln Park, MI 48146                                          Brewpub
       Mon – Fri 11:00am – 2:00am Sat Noon – 2:00am                                                                                                            Mon – Wed 11:00am – Midnight Thur – Fri 11:00am – 2:00am
                                                                                                                                                               Sat Noon – 2:00am Sun 1:00pm – 11:00pm
       Big Rock’s impeccable food, the 1,950 square-foot brew house and upstairs bar called “Got Rocks”
       enhance patrons experience of old-world charm combined with modern American fare.                                                                       Featuring a rotating selection of at least 7 beers. A new beer released every week. Cask-conditioned ales.
                                                                                                                                                               Located right off I-75.
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       Black Lotus Brewing Company                                  248-577-1878                                                         Founders Brewing Company                                    616-776-1195
       1 East 14 Mile Road • Clawson, MI 48017                                                        Microbrewery                                              235 Grandville Ave., S.W. • Grand Rapids, MI 49503                                              Microbrewery
       Tue – Thur Noon – Midnight                                                                                                                               Mon – Sat 11:00am – 2:00am
       Fri – Sat Noon – 2:00am Sun Noon – 10:00pm                                                                                                               Sun 3:00pm – 2:00am

       Relaxing social atmosphere provided in a natural environment. We also offer wine, organic tea and                                                        To bring you truly great beer, we have focused our efforts to one simple concept: Ignore mainstream and
       coffee, afternoon and late night happy hours and a mug club.                                                                                             brew beer we want to drink.
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       B.O.B.’s Brewery                                                       616-356-2000                                                      Grand Rapids Brewing Company                                   616-285-5970
       20 Monroe Avenue NW • Grand Rapids, MI 49503                                                        Brewpub                                             3689 28th St. S.E. • Grand Rapids, MI 49512                                                          Brewpub
       Mon – Thur 11:30am – 11:00pm Fri 11:30am – 1:30am                                                                                                       Mon – Thur 11:00am – Midnight
       Sat 4:00pm – 1:30am Sun 4:00pm – Midnight                                                                                                               Fri – Sat 11:00am – 1:00am Sun 11:00am – 10:00pm

       The B.O.B.’s Brewery is an award-winning brewery located on the lower level of The B.O.B., featuring                                                    GRBC is West Michigan’s premier brewpub serving great food paired with exceptional handcrafted beer.
       three standards and three rotating brews.                                                                                                               Originally established in 1983 and re-established in 1993.
BREWERY LISTINGS                                                                                    LEGEND          Restaurant   Tap Room   Children
                                                                                                                                                                       Beer To Go!      Full-Service Bar   Merchandise
                                                                                                                                                                                                             For Sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Reservations   Brewery

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       Great Baraboo Brewing Company                               586-79-BREWS                                                          Kuhnhenn Brewing Company                                             586-979-8361
       35905 Utica Road • Clinton Township, MI 48035                                                      Brewpub                                             5919 Chicago Road • Warren, MI 48092                                       Microbrewery/Brew on Premises
       Mon – Sat 11:00am – 2:00am Sun Noon – 2:00am                                                                                                           Mon – Thur 11:00am – Midnight
                                                                                                                                                              Fri – Sat 11:00am – 2:00am Sun Open for Lions Games
       Great food and a great neighborhood atmosphere. Six hand-crafted ales always on tap. All sports live on
       27 large screen TVs. Daily specials.                                                                                                                   Located north of Detroit. Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. has many varieties of beer, mead and wine. A home brew
                                                                                                                                                              shop is also attached.
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       Grizzly Peak Brewing Company                                      734-741-7325                                                     Lake Superior Brewing Company             906-494-BEER
       120 W. Washington Street • Ann Arbor, MI 48104                                                    Brewpub                                              N14283 Lake Ave. • Grand Marais, MI 49839                                        Brewpub
       Mon – Thur 11:00am – 11:00pm                                                                                                                           Mon – Sun Noon – 2:00am
       Fri – Sat 11:00am – Midnight Sun Noon – 11:00pm
                                                                                                                                                              Seven barrel brewery in a 1940’s U.P. bar (Dune Saloon) serving whitefish, steaks, sandwiches and pizza
       Brewing quality crafted Ales and Lagers in Ann Arbor since 1995. The Den is open until 2:00am every                                                    with our pub-brewed beers and soda.
       night with $2.00 pints from 11:00pm to close.
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       Harper's Restaurant and Brewpub                           517-333-4040                                                          Lily’s Seafood Grill & Brewery                             248-591-LILY (5459)
       131 Albert Ave. • East Lansing, MI 48823                                                          Brewpub                                              410 South Washington • Royal Oak, MI 48067                                                          Brewpub
       Mon – Sun 11:00am – 2:00am                                                                                                                             Sun – Thur 11:00am – 11:00pm
                                                                                                                                                              Fri – Sat 11:00am – 2:00am
       Offering a diverse and eclectic menu and a full-time and rotating selection of seasonal beers. Great
       nightlife within walking distance of the MSU campus.                                                                                                   Featuring a five barrel brewhouse with 58 barrels of fermentation capacity. We offer seven handcrafted
                                                                                                                                                              beers, including six ales and one lager year-round, plus our handcrafted Royal Rootbeer.
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       The Hideout Brewing Company                                 616-361-9658                                                        The Livery                                                269-925-8760
       3113 Plaza Drive NE • Grand Rapids, MI 49525                                                 Microbrewery                                              190 5th Street • Benton Harbor, MI 49022                                       Microbrewery
       Mon – Thur 4:00pm – 1:00am                                                                                                                             Mon – Thur 4:00pm – Midnight
       Fri 4:00pm – 2:00am Sat Noon – 2:00am                                                                                                                  Fri 4:00pm – 1:00am Sat Noon - 1:00am Sun 2:00pm - 8:00pm

       A friendly atmosphere featuring a non-smoking main bar. Products include specialty and menu beers,                                                     Located in the historic Arts District of Benton Harbor. Featuring 12 handcrafted beers, real ale on
       wines, cider and mead. Various games available. Outside food welcome.                                                                                  handpull, housemade ciders and wines. Our café features an eclectic variety of food and coffee.
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       Jamesport Brewing Company                             231-845-2522                                                          Michigan Brewing Company                                   517-521-3600
       410 S. James Street • Ludington, MI 49431                                                          Brewpub                                             1093 Highview Drive • Webberville, MI 48892                                                     Microbrewery
       Sun – Thur 11:30am – 11:00pm                                                                                                                           Tue – Thur 10:00am – 10:00pm
       Fri – Sat 11:30am – Midnight                                                                                                                           Fri – Sat 10:00am – Midnight Sun Noon – 9:00pm
       Ludington’s only brewpub. Great food, cocktails and award-winning beer served in a fun, casual                                                         Founded in 1995 as a small craft brewery with a tap room, today we occupy a 76,000 square foot facility
       atmosphere. Lunch and dinner daily. Covered deck seating with a view.                                                                                  that includes a new pub with 16 beers on tap and a pub menu.
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       Jasper Ridge Brewery                                   906-485-6017                                                         Motor City Brewing Works                                       313-832-2700
       1075 Country Lane • Ishpeming, MI 49849                                                            Brewpub                                             470 West Canfield • Detroit, MI 48201                                                           Microbrewery
       Mon – Thur 11:00am – 11:00pm                                                                                                                           Mon – Thur 11:00am – Midnight
       Fri – Sat 11:00am – Close Sun 11:00am – 10:00pm                                                                                                        Fri – Sat 11:00am – 1:00am Sun Noon – Midnight
       Established in 1996, located in Ishpeming’s Country Village off of US 41, we have become known                                                         One of Michigan’s oldest and smallest microbreweries located in Detroit’s Cultural Center just blocks
       throughout the U.P. for our fine food and handcrafted ales.                                                                                            from Detroit’s many attractions. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and bottled conditioned... naturally!
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       Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales                           734-426-4962                                                                 Mountain Town Station                                         989-775-2337
       3115 Broad St. Suite A • Dexter, MI 48130                                    Microbrewery                                                              506 West Broadway Street• Mount Pleasant, MI 48858                                                  Brewpub
       Hours vary with the season, please call for details.                                                                                                   Mon – Thur 4:00pm – 10:00pm
                                                                                                                                                              Fri – Sat 11:30am – 10:00pm Sun 11:30am – 9:00pm
       A wonderful, rustic country brewery in the heart of the village of Dexter, brewing a line of delicious,
       internationally acclaimed, oak aged sour style ales.                                                                                                   Located in a historic train depot featuring up to eight beers on tap,unique wine list and full menu.
                                                                                                                                                              Fifteen barrel brewhouse proudly featured in full view of our bar and lounge.
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       Keweenaw Brewing Company                                906-482-5596                                                            New Holland Brewing Company-Pub                            616-355-6422
       408 Shelden Ave • Houghton, MI 49931                                                          Microbrewery                                              66 East 8th Street • Holland, MI 49424                                                         Microbrewery
       Mon – Wed 3:00pm – 10:00pm                                                                                                                              Mon – Thur 11:00am – Midnight
       Thur – Sat 11:00am – 11:00pm Sun Noon – 8:00pm                                                                                                          Fri – Sat 11:00am – 2:00am Sun Seasonal (call ahead)
                                                                                                                                                               Enjoy a perfect combination of great beer, craft-distilled spirits and delicious food in a casual, eclectic,
       Our taproom opened in 2004 and features a non-smoking area with a fireplace and a deck overlooking                                                      non-smoking atmosphere. Like our beer, “Art in Fermented Form”, our food is handcrafted to satisfy
       Portage Lake. Our production facility in South Range houses a 50 barrel brewery and canning operation.                                                  every appetite.
       Tours by appointment.
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       King Brewing Company                                       248-745-5900                                                         New Holland Brewing Company-Production       616-510-2259
       895 Oakland Ave. • Pontiac, MI 48340                                                          Microbrewery                                             690 Commerce Ct. • Holland, MI 49424                                    Microbrewery
       Mon – Wed 11:00am – 10:00pm                                                                                                                            Public Tours: Summer Noon, 2:00pm, 4:00pm Winter Noon, 2:00pm
       Thur – Sat 11:00am – 11:00pm                                                                                                                           Call ahead for groups of 6 or more

       Fighting the good fight in beautiful Pontiac since 1994. The emphasis has always been, and continues to                                                New Holland hosts brewhouse tours of its 23,000 square foot production brewery, featuring a 50-barrel
       be on bringing traditional beer styles to the local community.                                                                                         brewhouse and complete packaging line, every Saturday. A small admission charge covers commemorative
                                                                                                                                                              pint glass and samples.
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       North Peak Brewing Company                                        231-941-PEAK                                                       Short’s Brewing Company                                 231-533-6622
       400 W. Front Street • Traverse City, MI 49684                                                     Brewpub                                              121 North Bridge Street • Bellaire, MI 49615                                    Microbrewery
       Mon – Thur 11:00am – 11:00pm                                                                                                                           Sun – Thur 11:00am – Midnight Fri – Sat 11:00am – 2:00am
       Fri – Sat 11:00am – Midnight Sun Noon – 10:00pm
                                                                                                                                                              Microbrewery in the heart of Antrim County pouring up to 16 brews and limited specialty bottle
       Located in downtown Traverse City within walking distance of Grand Traverse Bay. We brew seven beers                                                   selections. Fantastic food consisting of pizzas, toasted sandwiches, wraps and appetizers. Family friendly
       on-site, including cask-conditioned ales, and prepare award-winning food.                                                                              and non-smoking. Humble and homey atmosphere of earthen materials.
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       Old Hat Brewery & Grill                                          269-624-6445                                                       Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub              906-492-3300
       114 North Main Street • Lawton, MI 49065                                                    Microbrewery                                               Upper Falls Drive, M-123 • Paradise, MI 49768                                      Brewpub
       Mon – Thur 4:00pm – 10:00pm Fri 4:00pm – Midnight                                                                                                      Located within Upper Falls State Park
       Sat 11:00am – Midnight Sun Noon – 10:00pm                                                                                                              Mon – Sun 11:00am– 8:30pm Closed April & November

       Small hometown brewery with 14 taps and a 10-barrel brewhouse. Usually 10-11 beers, 2 wines and                                                        Fine family dining in a casual rustic surrounding with magnificent fireplace. Take-out with seating under large,
       2-3 homemade sodas on tap.                                                                                                                             covered deck with fireplace. Fresh beer, root beer and whitefish. Plentiful and varied menu, daily specials.
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       Quay Street Brewing Company                                   810-982-4100                                                         Traverse Brewing Company                                                                           248-264-9343
       3300 Quay Street • Port Huron, MI 48060                                                          Brewpub                                               11550 US 31 South • Williamsburg, MI 49690                                                         Microbrewery
       Mon – Wed 11:30am – 11:00pm                                                                                                                            Mon – Sat Noon – 5:00pm
       Thur – Sat 11:30am – 1:00am Sun Noon – 8:00pm
                                                                                                                                                              Traditional English ale house featuring seven fresh ales on tap plus handpulls. Our taproom features no
       Quay Street Brewing Company is a unique restaurant, bar and brewery located on the Black River in Port                                                 TVs, verbal communication is required. Locally distributed in draft only.
       Huron. The Quay maintains a minimum of six different craft brews.
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       Red Jacket Brewing Company                            906-337-1910                                                           Tri-City Brewing Company                                       989-894-4950
       Michigan House Café, 300 Sixth Street • Calumet, MI 49913                            Brewpub                                                           3020 North Water • Bay City, MI 48708                                                              Microbrewery
       Mon – Sat 11:30am – 10:00pm                                                                                                                            Call for hours
       Sun Noon – 9:00pm
                                                                                                                                                              Located in the heart of the Tri Cities (Bay City, Saginaw and Midland), Tri City Brewing produces some of
       Red Jacket Brewing offers two of their own all grain beers in a great historic atmosphere – complimented                                               the finest beers availabe in the area on draft and in bottles.
       by good food and a daunting beer menu from other fine brewers.
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       Rochester Mills Beer Company                   248-650-5080                                                               The Vierling Restaurant & Marquette Harbor Brewery 906-228-3533
       400 Water Street • Rochester, MI 48307                                           Brewpub                                                               119 South Front Street • Marquette, MI 49855                                 Brewpub
       Mon – Tues 11:30am– Midnight Wed – Thur 11:30am– 1:00am                                                                                                Mon – Sat 11:00am – 10:00pm
       Fri – Sat 11:30am – 2:00am Sun Noon – Midnight
                                                                                                                                                              The Vierling is one of the oldest brewpubs in Michigan. Overlooking Marquette Harbor, we feature the
       Located in the historic Western Knitting Mill, the brewery produces up to 12 beers year-round. The                                                     finest hand-crafted beers and a full menu.
       restaurant features a menu with a broad selection of items, full bar, pool tables, and live entertainment
       on weekends.
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       Royal Oak Brewery                                        248-544-1141                                                          Waldorff Brewpub & Bistro                           269-945-4400
       215 E. Fourth Street • Royal Oak, MI 48067                                                       Brewpub                                               105 East State St. • Hastings, MI 49058                                            Brewpub
       Mon – Thur 11:30am – Midnight                                                                                                                          Mon – Thur 11:30am – Midnight Fri – Sat 11:30am – 2:00am
       Fri – Sat 11:30am – 2:00am Sun Noon – Midnight                                                                                                         Sun Noon – 8:00pm (Noon – 4:00pm Winter)
       Historic building turned into a brewpub with old world pub atmosphere coupled with six to seven beers                                                  An eclectic blend of creative hand-crafted ales and woodfired fare, housed in the 140-year-old Walldorff
       on tap and extraordinary food. Full bar available, great service all located in downtown Royal Oak.                                                    building in beautiful downtown Hastings.
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       Saugatuck Brewing Company                                         269-857-7222                                                        Wiltse’s Brew Pub                                             989-739-2231
       2948 Blue Star Highway • Douglas, MI 49406                              Microbrewery/Brew on Premises                                                  5606 F-41 • Oscoda, MI 48750                                                                           Brewpub
       Tue – Thur 11:00am – 10:00pm                                                                                                                           Open every day 8:00am – Midnight
       Fri – Sat 11:00am – Midnight Sun Noon – 11:00pm
                                                                                                                                                              The third brewpub to open in Michigan, December 7, 1994. An innovative leader: no filtering, no
       Featuring pub, restaurant, banquet hall, brew on premise, darts and outdoor seating. No smoking or                                                     pasteurization and no adjuncts. Great food. Great service. Great friends.
       televisions in the pub. Twelve beers on tap. Family friendly.
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       Schmohz Brewing Company                                           616-949-0860                                                         Woodward Avenue Brewers 248-546-3696
       2600 Patterson SE • Grand Rapids, MI 49546                                                  Microbrewery                                               22646 Woodward Avenue • Ferndale, MI 48220                         Brewpub
       Mon – Tues 2:00pm–10:00pm                                                                                                                              Mon – Fri 11:00am – 2:00am
       Wed – Thur 2:00pm – Midnight Fri – Sat Noon – Midnight                                                                                                 Sat – Sun Noon – 2:00am

       Located just north of 28th Street we feature 10-12 beers on tap. Smoke free; free WiFi; free peanuts and                                               The Woodward Avenue Brewers management, staff and brewer, Greg Burke, provide a hip atmosphere
       popcorn. Outside food friendly. Bottles and growlers to go.                                                                                            with remarkable beers and food to match.
       Sherwood Brewing Company                             586-532-9669                                     Look for Brewery and Microbrewery offerings at your local retailer.
       45689 Hayes Road • Shelby Township, MI 48315                                   Microbrewery
       Mon – Thur 11:30am–11:00pm Fri – Sat 1  1:30am – 1:00am
       Voted Metro Detroit’s Best Brewery 2007, Sherwood Brewing Company offers handcrafted beer, wine, and                                                            American craft breweries are defined
       soda complimented by a menu of pub favorites and unique food offerings in a relaxed, smoke-free
       family-friendly atmosphere.                                                                                                                                     as small, independent and traditional.
Guide to Matching Beer & Food.                                                                                                          Purchase, Care & Enjoyment
 by Lucy Saunders , editor, and; author,                                                by Rex Halfpenny , publisher, Michigan Beer Guide.
 The Best of American Beer & Food (Brewers Publications, 2007).                                                           The purchase, care, and enjoyment of beer have recently morphed into a more complex
                                                                                                                          paradigm then the one that emerged with the growth of the baby boomer. The old model
                                                                                                                          was simple; buy it ice cold, keep it ice cold, drink it ice cold. Serving was easy; take
 Craft Beer & Food — Be Bold                                                                                              off cap and drink from container. all of that has changed with the advent of the craft
 A glass of craft beer extends the pleasures of a meal, from backyard barbecues, to casual dinners, to                    beer renaissance. Some beers still need to be consumed fresh, others will actually
 multi-course feasts. Craft brewers are creative and many design their brews to be paired with food,                      improve or maintain their quality with age more so than others. Certain beers are best
                                                                                                                          enjoyed at different temperature than other beers. Style diversity abounds; some beers
 so you’re guaranteed success with a selection of beer styles.
                                                                                                                          are bitter, some malty sweet, some sour, and many exhibit notes of fruit, flowers, spices,
 a beer’s style refers to its ingredients and how it was made, yet each brewery has its own                               green apples, butterscotch, and more. Here are some guidelines to help you make better
 interpretation of style. That’s why pairings should start with tasting and sampling, especially at events                purchase decisions and maximize your enjoyment.
 such as the Michigan Brewers Guild Festival, or at home.
                                                                                                                          Know your retailer – A good retailer should be able to answer simple questions about style or brew-
             “A quart of ale is a dish fit for a king.”                                                                   ery location as well as provide suggestions on what kind of beer you might like based on what you
                                                                                                                          normally drink, what season it is or what food you’re preparing. Telling a retailer what flavors you like,
                                     William Shakespear’s A Winter’s Tale                                                 whether you think they’re beer-related or not, can help them direct you to beers that suite your palate.
                                                                                                                          Reading labels and six packs – Labels and sixpacks include valuable information. Look for style,
 Start sampling at home by selecting a range of 3-6 beer styles in small 2-3 ounce tastes. Look,                          brewery, flavor descriptors, etc. If alcohol content isn’t listed, style can help you understand strength.
 smell, swirl, and sip, and imagine what kind of foods go best with each style of beer. Define the flavor
                                                                                                                          Look for fresh, well cared-for beer – Fresh, well cared-for beer tastes most like the brewer intended it.
 note that you enjoy best in the beer, and pick an ingredient or dish that highlights that flavor (this is                Shelf-life varies per brewery and/or style, but six months from package date is a good rule of thumb for
 called bridging). If you like a nut brown ale best for its dark malt richness – then simply add a few                    most craft beers. If there aren’t dates on the packaging, you can ask the retailer or look for signs of age
 toasted and slivered almonds as a garnish to an appropriate dish, to                                                     like dust or old packaging. One exception is vintage beers, which can be appropriate in the stronger,
 emphasize the nutty dark malts. But if you liked the hops bitterness in                                                  bigger beer styles and may age for several years. If you want to know more specifics, ask the retailer
                                                                                                                          or brewer about their product-dating procedures. Avoid beer that sits in sunlight at the store. In
 the finish best, you might use a sprinkle of lemon zest mixed with minced                                                unfiltered styles, sediment in the bottle is ok, but should be a thin film settled on the bottom. Avoid beer
 rosemary to bring out the herbaceous, tangy flavors in the ale. It’s a                                                   with floating particles, most likely a sign of beer past its prime.
 minimalist’s approach to pairing, but it works.                                                                          Care
                                                                                                                          Store beer in cool dark environments, like an unheated area in your basement. Light and heat accelerate
 Think about your mood when matching beer with food – as an                                                               beer degradation, especially unfiltered and unpasteurized craft beer. Never allow sunlight to shine on your
 example, if you’re having a burger and want a beer that cuts through the                                                 beer, even while in the back seat driving home. Beer stores the best cold, but be sure to avoid freezing it.
 flavors, try a pilsner; for a complement, serve a brown ale; for a contrast,
                                                                                                                          To cellar or not to cellar? Some beer is designed for consumption fresh and young. Light color, lower
 pour a tart hefeweiss ale.                                                                                               alcohol styles like most lagers, wheat beers, kölsch, blondes, cream ales and the like should be enjoyed
                                                                                                                          fresh, typically within six months of packaging. Beers that cellar well share one or more of the following
 If you enjoy local produce from Michigan, such as asparagus, beets,
                                                                                                                          attributes: darker in color, pronounced hoppiness, higher in alcohol, packaged in amber bottles (as
 chestnuts, melons, squashes, or salad greens, there are many beer                                                        opposed to green or clear).
 styles to choose in pairing. Look for styles offering a balance of malt                                                  Enjoyment
 sweetness and hops bitterness to complement the mineral tastes in                                                        The lighter the beer’s color the colder it should be served, the exceptions being high alcohol Belgian-style
 fresh vegetables. Some brewers even use Michigan-grown fruits, such                                                      specialty and trippels and higher alcohol doppelbocks. In general, lagers should be served refrigerated like
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 as blueberries, cherries, and raspberries in their brews.                                                                white wines, while ales, especially the amber and dark styles, can be served at cellar temperature like red wines.
                                                                                                                          Craft beer is best enjoyed decanted from the package, so you can experience its aroma as you drink it.
 Use beer as an ingredient. As a beercook, I like to experiment with recipes and use beer as                              Pint glasses are used almost universally by microbreweries and brewpubs because of their durability and
 an ingredient. Begin with side dishes and sauces that are simple, such as dipping sauce of melted                        stackability. They are fine, but don’t be afraid to use stemware to show off a beer’s color and brilliance. A
 butter, mustard, chopped chives and pale ale. Beer can be tricky as an ingredient due to hops bitterness                 tulip-shaped, stemmed beer glass, a wine glass, or snifter facilitate a swirl to arouse carbonation while the
 that intensifies over long cooking times or high heat. Start with moderately hopped brews with a fair                    narrowing lip concentrates the aroma lifted by the bubbles to your nose where you perceive 80% of flavor.

 amount of malt sweetness in the kitchen. Find more recipes and tips online at my site,                     Of course the real treat comes with the sip, where you get to detect malt sweetness, hints of saltiness
                                                                                                                          and sourness if present, and the degree of bitterness provided by the hop. Think about the finish and
                                                                                                                          remember to wait for the aftertaste, for all of this is part of the brewer’s intent. Remember, Michigan
                                                                                                                          breweries are your neighbors. They want you to enjoy their beer and come back often. Because of the
 Online Resources                                                                                                         huge diversity in style and flavors available in Michigan craft brewed beer, there is certain to be beers
 for Recipes, Food Forums and Beer/Food Pairing advice                                                                    you will favor more than others, but that should not stop you from exploring unfamiliar styles and the
                                                                                                                          opportunity to discover something new and exciting.
                                                    Craft beer sales have grown 31.5% over the last 3 years.
Brewing ingredients & styles.                                                                                    Keep up on Michigan beer.
 Simply stated, beer is produced by extracting a sweet liquid from malted grains which is then boiled        Established in 1996, The Michigan
 with hops and fermented into beer by brewers yeast. The four basic ingredients used to make beer are:
                                                                                                             Brewers Guild exists to unify the              MORE ABOUT
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 water, malt, hops and yeast.
                                                                                                             Michigan brewing community; to
 Water                                                                                                       increase sales of Michigan-brewed
 Water is the most abundant ingredient in any beer and therefore can have an enormous impact on the
 flavor of the finished product. Most water supplies are suitable for brewing beer but may require the       beer through promotions, marketing,
 brewer to remove substances such as chlorine or to make certain adjustments to the mineral content.         public awareness and consumer
 These adjustments may be varied by the brewer based on the style of beer to be brewed.                      education; and to monitor and assure
 Malt                                                                                                        a healthy beer industry within the
 Malted barley is the primary source of fermentable sugar employed in the production of beer as grapes       state. The brewers guild offers allied
 provide the fermentables to make wine. Barley must first be malted to render the sugars fermentable         trade memberships, sponsorship and
 by brewers yeast and only the highest quality barley is malted for brewing. Barley is malted by steeping    advertising opportunities. If you’re
 in water until it partially germinates and then drying in a kiln. The malt may also be roasted to develop
                                                                                                             interested in any of these, please contact
 varying degrees of color and the roasted malts are used in small portions to impart color and flavor to
 the finished beer. A portion of the malted barley is replaced with malted wheat in making wheat beers. or
                                                                                                             call 517.327.5004.
 Hops impart both bitterness and aroma to the finished beer. Hops grow on very tall vines or bines and
 produce a leafy cone-like blossom which is used in brewing. There are many different varieties of hops
 and each has unique characteristics, especially their aromas which may be earthy, floral, piney or
 even citrusy. The brewer selects various hop varieties to create just the right combination of bitterness
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 and aroma in a beer and these qualities can be mild or very pronounced depending on the hop variety,
 the quantity and the method or time of use in the brewery.
 Brewers yeast is the heart of a beer. Yeast is a living organism which consumes sugars and expels                                                       MEMBER BENEFITS:
 alcohol and carbon dioxide thus creating the finished beer. The brewer’s task is to provide conditions                                                  Michigan Brewers Guild
 which are favorable to the selected yeast and eliminate all other unwanted microorganisms. There are
 many different yeast strains used in brewing and they impart notable flavor characteristics to any beer.                                                Enthusiast Members enjoy
 Most brewers yeasts can be classified into two basic categories, lager yeasts and ale yeasts.                                                           early entry to the festivals,
                                                                                                                                                         select discounts at partici-
 American craft breweries produced nearly 7.5 million
 barrels of beer in 2007, up from more than 6.7 million                                                                                                  pating breweries, a custom
 barrels in 2006.                                                                                                                                        t-shirt and exclusive
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 BEER STYLES                                                                                                                                             tours. If you like everything
 American craft brewers today are creating the worlds most diverse and wonderful variety of beer styles                                                  about beer and want to get
 including traditional interpretations and new adaptations. Michigan is certainly no exception and here
 you can find award-winning examples of nearly any style from Amber Ale to Weizenbier.                                                                   treated like a rock star in
 A wonderful way to sample a tremendous variety of beer styles at one time is to attend one of the                                                       the beer community, go to
 Michigan Brewers Guild’s Annual Beer Festivals. Michigan brewers turn out in force to offer hundreds                                          
                                               of different brews in a multitude of different styles.
                                               These events are thirstily anticipated by Michigan beer
                                                enthusiasts and they are a great way to get a beer
                                                 education and have a fun day with friends.
                       BEER                  Beer may be divided into two basic types, lager and ale,
                                              which are primarily determined by the yeast used and
                                               the resulting fermentation. Lager beers are fermented
         LAGER                       ALE         at cooler temperatures and require longer fermentation
                                                  times including extended aging. Ales ferment at
       PILSNER                     PALE ALE        relatively warmer temperatures and require less               Visit
       DUNKEL                       BITTER          time to produce. There are many different styles of          for great merchandise!
        BOCK                          IPA            both lager and ale and they all fall under the main
     OKTOBERFEST                  WHEAT BEERS         category of BEER. Either a lager or ale may be
    AMERICAN LIGHT                  PORTER             light or dark, strong or mild, complex or clean.

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