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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 Realbeer.com 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.
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 www.michiganbrewersguild.org/findbeer.asp
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
Arbor Brewing Company Pub & Eatery 734-213-1393 www.arborbrewing.com CJ’s Brewing Company 248-366-7979 www.cjsbrewing.com
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.
Arbor Brewing Company-Corner Brewery 734-480-BREW(2739) www.cornerbrewery.com Copper Canyon Brewery 248-223-1700 www.coppercanyonbrewery.com
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.
Arcadia Brewing Company 269-963-9690 www.arcadiabrewingcompany.com Dark Horse Brewing Company 269-781-9940 www.darkhorsebrewery.com
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.
Atwater Block Brewery 313-877-9205 www.atwaterbeer.com Detroit Beer Company 313-962-1529 www.detroitbeerco.com
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
Bastone Brewery 248-544-6250 www.bastone.net Dragonmead Microbrewery 586-776-9428 www.dragonmead.com
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.
Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse 989-732-5781 www.bigbuck.com Fletcher Street Brewing Company 989-356-2314 www.fletcherstreetbrewing.com
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.
Big Rock Chop House 248-647-7774 www.bigrockchophouse.com Fort Street Brewery 313-389-9620 www.fortstreetbeer.com
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.
Black Lotus Brewing Company 248-577-1878 www.blacklotusbeer.com Founders Brewing Company 616-776-1195 www.foundersbrewing.com
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.
B.O.B.’s Brewery 616-356-2000 www.thebob.com Grand Rapids Brewing Company 616-285-5970 www.michiganmenu.com
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
Great Baraboo Brewing Company 586-79-BREWS www.greatbaraboo.com Kuhnhenn Brewing Company 586-979-8361 www.kbrewery.com
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.
Grizzly Peak Brewing Company 734-741-7325 www.grizzlypeak.net Lake Superior Brewing Company 906-494-BEER www.grandmaraismichigan.com/LSBC
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.
Harper's Restaurant and Brewpub 517-333-4040 www.harpersbrewpub.com Lily’s Seafood Grill & Brewery 248-591-LILY (5459) www.lilysseafood.com
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.
The Hideout Brewing Company 616-361-9658 www.hideoutbrewing.com The Livery 269-925-8760 www.liverybrew.com
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.
Jamesport Brewing Company 231-845-2522 www.jamesportbrewingco.com Michigan Brewing Company 517-521-3600 www.michiganbrewing.com
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.
Jasper Ridge Brewery 906-485-6017 www.jasperridgebrewery.com Motor City Brewing Works 313-832-2700 www.motorcitybeer.com
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!
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales 734-426-4962 www.jollypumpkin.com Mountain Town Station 989-775-2337 www.mountaintown.com
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.
Keweenaw Brewing Company 906-482-5596 www.keweenawbrewing.com New Holland Brewing Company-Pub 616-355-6422 www.newhollandbrew.com
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.
King Brewing Company 248-745-5900 email@example.com New Holland Brewing Company-Production 616-510-2259 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
BREWERY LISTINGS LEGEND Restaurant Tap Room Children
Beer To Go! Full-Service Bar Merchandise
North Peak Brewing Company 231-941-PEAK www.northpeak.net Short’s Brewing Company 231-533-6622 www.shortsbrewing.com
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.
Old Hat Brewery & Grill 269-624-6445 www.oldhatbeer.com Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub 906-492-3300 www.tahquamenonfallsbrewery.com
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.
Quay Street Brewing Company 810-982-4100 www.quaybrewing.com 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.
Red Jacket Brewing Company 906-337-1910 www.michiganhousecafe.com Tri-City Brewing Company 989-894-4950 www.tricitybrewing.com
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.
Rochester Mills Beer Company 248-650-5080 www.rochestermillsbeerco.com The Vierling Restaurant & Marquette Harbor Brewery 906-228-3533 www.thevierling.com
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
Royal Oak Brewery 248-544-1141 www.royaloakbrewery.com Waldorff Brewpub & Bistro 269-945-4400 www.walldorffbrewpub.com
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.
Saugatuck Brewing Company 269-857-7222 www.sbrewing.com Wiltse’s Brew Pub 989-739-2231 www.wiltsebrewpub.com
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.
Schmohz Brewing Company 616-949-0860 www.schmohz.com Woodward Avenue Brewers 248-546-3696 www.myspace.com/woodwardavenuebrewers
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 www.sherwoodbrewing.com 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, beercook.com and grillingwithbeer.com; 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, beercook.com. 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.
beercook.com ratebeer.com beertown.org
homebrewchef.com nbwa.org worldofbeer.com Craft beer sales have grown 31.5% over the last 3 years.
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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:
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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
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American craft brewers today are creating the worlds most diverse and wonderful variety of beer styles about beer and want to get
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