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Celebrate #NationalDogDay with #PureMichigan #CraftBeer

PHOTO CREDIT: Olds Boys’ Brewhouse, Spring Lake by Grand Haven Tribune

By Joe O’Connell

You step outside and your eyeglasses immediately fog up. You break a sweat simply by walking to the mailbox. Mowing the lawn sounds like an undertaking akin to building Rome. All you want to do is stand in the back yard, drink a refreshing Michigan beer, and run the frigid water from the hose over your head. When it’s time to walk your canine friend, it might also mean that she or he wants to turn around and head back home before reaching the end of the driveway.

Ah, the dog days of summer.

That phrase, however, doesn’t actually have anything to do with real dogs. Instead, it has its roots in ancient Greece when the star Sirius, or what the Greeks called the “dog star”, would rise just before the sun. The time of year when this would happen coincided with what, in that part of the world, were then typically the hottest days of the year. Over time, this evolved into us referring to our hottest, late summer periods as the “dog days of summer”.

If we could speak the same language, dogs might tell us that they’re relieved to learn that they’re not actually associated with such miserable weather. After all, they are man’s best friend. And for dog people, that old adage makes all the sense in the world. Among the many reasons: they love to play with us, they help us to exercise, they listen without interrupting (usually), they bring us comfort in our times of sorrow, and they provide companionship, loyalty, protection, and unconditional love. We love dogs so much that we even have National Dog Day, which is celebrated annually on August 26 to encourage their adoption.

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), about 3.3 million dogs enter shelters in the U.S. each year. Michigan shelters alone took in about 66,000 dogs in 2016. So if you’re looking for a pooch, there are plenty patiently waiting for you to take them to their forever home!

One happy “tail” has a connection to Michigan breweries. Earlier this year, Hearts of Hope Dog Rescue in Grand Rapids convinced Michigan breweries to sponsor a puppy after the shelter took in a mother who had a litter of thirteen! It didn’t take much convincing as the breweries happily jumped at the chance to make a donation and name their sponsored pup. Hearts of Hope is happy to report that all but one (one sadly passed away from a birth defect and surgery complications) have been adopted. The mother of the thirteen, Harmony (whom the shelter named after Michigan’s Harmony Brewing Company in Grand Rapids), is expected to be available for adoption by late October/early November.

So, when it’s time to step up, it’s clear that Michigan breweries don’t need to be hounded. And when it comes to expressing their appreciation for our canine companions, Michigan brewers choose not to roll over. This can also be seen in their beer names and beer label artwork. Some of the beers taste so good that they may give you “paws”. The list below should give you a start on what to try, but if I’ve missed any please don’t bark at me – making comprehensive lists can be “ruff”! Anyway, what are you waiting for? Go fetch one of these tasty brews!

Naboo Coffee Stout, Eternity Brewing (6%) Named after the family dog, Naboo. And yes, Naboo herself is named after Queen Amidala’s planet in Star Wars.

Devil Dog Oatmeal Stout, Roak Brewing Company (8.5%, 45 IBUs) A tribute beer for the WWII K-9 fighting unit. It’s a full-bodied and hearty stout with notes of coffee, chocolate, and toasted oats. Brewed in honor of our nation’s finest soldiers – on two feet and four – Roak gives back a portion of the proceeds from all Devil Dog sales to their local VA hospital in Detroit.

Hans’ Golden Tripel, Fenton Winery & Brewery (9%, 10 IBUs) This brew has sweet aromas and flavors, a hint of spice, and can be a thirst quencher because of the balance in flavors. Named for their beloved German Shepherd, Hans, Fenton Winery & Brewery donates 10% of all proceeds to Adopt-A-Pet Fenton.

The Hef Hefeweizen, Frankenmuth Brewery (5.2%, 17 IBUs) Featuring Frankie the Dachsund on its label, this refreshing German style Hefeweizen is top fermented, unfiltered and lightly hopped to achieve its smooth, pleasant flavor and unmistakable cloudy appearance. The Hef’s sweet hints of clove and banana will certainly treat your palate. 2016 World Expo of Beer Competition Gold Medal Winner, for Best German Wheat! For a bit of history on the brewery’s imagery of Frankie the Dog on their “dog-gone good beer” labels, click here.

Bam Bière Farmhouse Ale, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales (4.5%, 24 IBUs) Named for the brewery’s Jack Russell, who struck by a car, bounced back in fine tenacious Jack Russell fashion. This farmhouse ale is brewed for those of us who knocked down, have picked up, dusted off, and carried on undaunted. Golden naturally cloudy, bottle conditioned and dry hopped for a perfectly refreshing balance of spicy malts, hops, and yeast.

Snoring Basset Brown Ale, Pigeon Hill Brewing Company 5.9%, 45 IBUs  Snoring Basset Brown Ale – 5.9%, 45 IBU – A hoppy brown ale, Snoring Basset is brown in color with ruby edges and a light tan head. The aroma is well-rounded, with lightly hoppy citrus notes balanced by malty caramel notes. Medium-bodied, the beer begins with toasty caramel and chocolate flavors, but ends with a slight hoppy finish.

Old Siberian Winter Ale, Cranker’s Brewery (7.3%, 50 IBUs) Tames the brutish northern winter with its full rich flavors of caramel and dark fruit. It is rich and expressive, malt forward, and begs to be enjoyed in front of the fireplace. This is a terrific beer to drink this winter, or age in your cellar and allow it to develop further for years to come. Let Old Siberian become on of the bright spots amid our long frigid winters.

Beagle Brown Ale, B.O.B.’s Brewery (6%, 30 IBUs) A classic British Brown Ale, medium bodied, with wonderful coffee, bread and toffee notes, and a delicate Michigan hop influence.

Donkey’s First Batch Altbier, Sister Lakes Brewing Company (5%, 41 IBUs) The beer that started it all! This German style amber ale is a tribute to the brewery founders’ very first batch of homebrew, brewed in 2010 with their Siberian Husky brewdog, lovingly referred to as “Donkey.” RIP, Donkey.

Edward’s Portly Brown Ale, Witch’s Hat Brewing Company (5.4%, 30 IBUs) A malty, chocolatey, and robust brown ale named after the brewery’s beloved Springer Spaniel. A portion of the proceeds from this beer have been donated to the Humane Society of Huron Valley since the brewery opened! Donations to date to HSHV total over $10,000!

Old Boys’ Brewhouse  With beers like Pointer Pilsner and Dogtail IPA, this brewery, located in Spring Lake, has dedicated its entire operation to dogs. OBB attributes its canine-oriented theme to the influence and memory of a Chocolate Labrador, “Brutus, the snake, Malone”, AKA Old Boy. Old Boy touched the lives of his family and friends with his gentle demeanor, attentiveness, unique eating habits (catching fish out of the lake, for example), and most of all by his ability to interact with humans. It is that special bond humans form with their dogs which Old Boys’ Brewhouse, Inc. wishes to celebrate.

These beers, among many other Michigan beers, should be a tasty treat for you – but not for your dog! Remember that beer is toxic to dogs and so are hops, so be sure not to let your pup ingest any amount of either. Instead, consider getting her or him some Michigan brewery swag, like a collar or a bandana!

With 248 breweries and counting, “The Great Beer State” of Michigan ranks sixth in terms of number of breweries with craft beer having an over $1.8 billion impact on Michigan’s economy, according to the Brewers Association. The variety and quality available here provides every reason to Drink Michigan Beer®!

When not at his day job of being a budget and policy analyst, Joe O’Connell exploring all things beer is a top interest of his. He has been a homebrewer since 2010, earned his craft brewing certificate, volunteered at numerous beer festivals, and is a co-organizer of the second-longest-running beer festival in the United States

588+ Michigan Craft Beers Will Be Available for Sampling at #UPFBF17 – Sept 9 in Marquette

A record number 92 Michigan craft breweries will be serving up more than 588 beers on Saturday, September 9 at the Michigan Brewers Guild’s 9th Annual U.P. Fall Beer Festival at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette.

Tickets are available online now at MiBeer.com and are $40 in advance (and $45 at the gate, if any remain available). Admission includes 15 tasting tokens, each good for a three-ounce sample. Additional tokens are 50-cents each.

In addition to online tickets, a handful of outlets around Marquette also have tickets for sale for $40—including Blackrocks Brewery, Marquette Food Co-Op, Ore Dock Brewing and The Vierling.

Arbor Brewing Co. Brewpub

  • Smoked Lager
  • Olde #22 – Altbier
  • Admix Pale Ale
  • Four Score Pale Ale
  • Kellerpils – German Pilsener
  • Gobsmacked Burton IPA
  • Pollination Sensation – Herb & Spice Beer

 

Arbor Brewing Co. Microbrewery

  • Fischer’s Fresh Hop IPA
  • Strawberry Blonde
  • Euchre Pilsner
  • Violin Monster Autumn Stout – Imperial Stout
  • Buzzsaw IPA
  • The Crystal Peacock Berliner Weisse
  • Framboozled BA Sour Blonde w/ Strawberries and Raspberries*
  • Session Strawberry Blonde Kettle Sour w/ Rhubarb and spices
  • Sur Lie Concord BA Lambic (3pm tapping)

Arcadia Brewing

  • Mango Suprise – IPA
  • MI Berry Vice – Fruit Beer
  • Deliverance – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • Loch Down – Scotch Ale
  • Sky High Rye – American Pale Ale
  • Cheap Date – Blonde Ale

Ascension Brewing Co.

  • 800 Pound Gorilla BBA
  • Reclassified – Double IPA
  • 800 Pound Gorilla BBA
  • Keylime Pie – Sour Beer
  • My Strong Hand
  • Raspberry Lemonade Gose
  • Rye Barrel Aged Gorilla Juice
  • Juicy I`m Home – IPA

Atwater Brewing

  • Bloktoberfest – Marzen
  • Blueberry Cobbler
  • Dirty Blonde – American Wheat Beer
  • Vanilla Java Porter
  • Better Life Choices IPA
  • Purple Gang Pilsner

Axle Brewing Co.

  • Mother Handsome – Double IPA
  • Noble Ghost – Blonde Ale
  • Industriale – Porter
  • AlternaFacts – Rye Beer
  • TBD – Munich Dunkel

B.O.B.’s Brewery

  • Peanut Butter Porter
  • Prickly Pear Gose
  • Robert the Barrel – Imperial Stout
  • Spooky Action – Imperial IPA

Batch Brewing Company

  • Laura Ingalls Wilder – Brett Session IPA
  • Marinero Azul – Stout*
  • Abbath – Sahti*
  • Guanabana – Berliner Weisse*
  • Sally – Fruit Beer*
  • 1701 – IPA*
  • Toliver – American Pale Ale*

Beards Brewery

  • Owlmadillo – American IPA
  • Deez Nutz – Brown Ale
  • Luna – French Saison
  • Serendipity – Porter
  • New School – Amber Ale
  • Oh! the Citranity! – Session IPA
  • Holy Diver – Belgian Trippel
  • Copperstar Galactica – American IPA

Bell’s Brewery

  • Amber
  • Best Brown Ale
  • Two Hearted – IPA
  • Octoberfest – Marzen
  • Titania – IPA
  • Sparkleberry – Belgian Trippel
  • Kiwi Club Gose
  • Oarsman – Sour Beer
  • Pooltime – Belgian Witbier
  • Quinannan Falls – IPL
  • Oatsmobile – American Pale Ale

Biere de Mac Brew Works

  • Accidental Tourist – Belgian Dark Strong Ale
  • The Fear – Belgian Quad
  • Nicolet – American IPA
  • Blueberry Wheat – Hefe-Weizen
  • Biere De SuMac – Gose
  • Dunked – Dunkelweizen
  • Pays Den Haut – Belgian Saison

Big Hart Brewing Co.

  • Maple Walker – Imperial Stout*
  • Electric Hart – Belgian Dubbel
  • Oceana Gold Rye Saison
  • Star Hill – Stout
  • Test Hil – Double IPA
  • Dune Rail – Blonde Ale
  • 5 o’clock Whistle – IPA

Big Lake Brewing

  • Ryecoe IPA
  • Ramarillo IPA
  • Citra Session
  • Leroy Brown
  • Triple Hopped Ryecoe – American IPA
  • BBA Elroy*
  • BBA Chinook

Blackrocks Brewery

  • 51K IPA
  • Grand Rabbits – Cream Ale
  • Coconut Brown
  • Razzle Rabbits – Fruit Beer
  • Presque Ale – Summer Ale
  • Honey Lav – American Wheat Beer
  • Nordskye – Session IPA
  • Freakout Milk Stout
  • Smoke on the Cob
  • Perry Boy Berliner
  • Plumbus Pale
  • Tip of The Ship – Imperial Stout
  • Lager Rhythm – Amber Lager

Brewery Ferment

  • 45th Parallale – American IPA
  • No Apple Pies Harmed
  • Carrot Cream Ale
  • Ginger Cream Ale
  • Honey Oat Ale

Brewery Vivant

  • Farm Hand – Farmhouse Ale
  • Tropical Saison – Pineapple & Mango Saison
  • Velvet Stud – Oak-Aged Stout
  • Habanango – Barrel Aged Sour w/ habanero & mango
  • Pumpkin Tart – Farmhouse Pumpkin Beer
  • Tree Bucket – Double IPA
  • Love Shadow – Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout*
  • Hop Field – Farmhouse IPA

Brickside Brewery

  • Fine Day – American Pale Ale
  • Jackpine Savage – ESB
  • 2 Tags Begging Bear Brown

Cedar Springs Brewing Co.

  • Kusterer Original Weissbier
  • Kusterer Heller Weissbier
  • Kusterer Dunkelweizen
  • Kusterer Weizenbock

Cellarmen’s

  • Pasty Beer
  • Export Stout
  • Moscow Miel – Mead

Cheboygan Brewing Company

  • Blueberry Cream Ale
  • Blood Orange Honey
  • Chocolate Covered Cherry Stout
  • Belgian Dubbel
  • YIPA – Double IPA
  • 2 – Oktoberfest

Cognition Brewing Company

  • Gnome Wrecker – Belgian Pale Ale
  • Oblivion – Milk Stout
  • Deep Scream – Cream Ale
  • Peshekee Pils – Pilsner
  • Rising Sun – Hefe-Weizen
  • Hopjection Your Honor – American IPA
  • Toxic Love – Sour Beer
  • Octopus Was Very Scary – Imperial Stout
  • Willy Nilly – Wild Ale

Cotton Brewing Company

  • Pinky Out – Belgian Blonde w/Hibiscus. Aged in Chili Pepper Barrel
  • Always Open – Belgian IPA
  • Doubled Over – Double IPA
  • Michigan Warrior – Wasabi Apple Ale
  • Bananas Foster Brown – Brown Ale

Creston Brewery

  • Bokonon – IPA
  • Braveheart2 – Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
  • Lambier – Belgian Strong Ale
  • The Bloody Fifth – Imperial Red Ale

Dark Horse Brewing Co.

  • Crooked Tree IPA
  • Raspberry Ale
  • Barracuda Blue
  • Bourbon Barrel Scotty Karate*
  • Bourbon Barrel TRES
  • Bourbon Barrel TOOnilla*
  • Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th*
  • Double Crooked Tree – Double IPA*
  • Smells Like a Safety Meeting – Imperial IPA
  • Smells Like a Citra Safety Meeting – Imperial IPA
  • Uncle Buck’s Premium Juice Pale Ale
  • Hipster Whisperer – IPA
  • Oktoberfest
  • Thirsty Trout Porter
  • Hong Yu’s Heart of Red Gold – Fruit Beer
  • Oil of Gladness – Barleywine*
  • Scary Jesus Rock Star – Fruit Beer
  • Scotty Karate – Scotch Ale
  • SMEACH – Fruit Beer
  • Obtuse Spruce – Indigenous Beer

Drafting Table Brewing Co.

  • Gin Barrel Mean Vanilla Bean*
  • Rezolute IPA
  • Coffee with a Blonde
  • Tarty Slip – Cherry Berliner Weisse
  • Monk Crusher – Belgian Trippel

Dragonmead Microbrewery

  • Final Absolution – Belgian Trippel
  • Castlebrite Apricot Wheat
  • Oktoberfest
  • Armageddon Grand Cru – Belgian Quad
  • Sin Eater – Belgian Strong Ale
  • Jason’s IPA
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Wheat
  • Belgian Blueberry Sour

East Channel Brewing Co.

  • Old Tru’s IPA
  • Put ‘er Going Porter
  • Lake Street Stout
  • Portside Red Ale

Elk Brewing

  • Dankalicious – American IPA
  • PB&J’ale’y – Blonde Ale
  • Brewtus – Coffee Beer
  • Watermelon Cucumber Gose
  • Scotch Ale
  • Raspberry Cream Soda

Falling Down Beer Co.

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Fetch Brewing Co.

  • Mad Swag – Imperial IPA
  • Bounced Czech – German Pilsener
  • Imperial Tsarship – Imperial Stout
  • Gingertide – Herb & Spice Beer
  • Flying Elbows – American Pale Ale
  • Radar Gun – Belgian Quad

Fillmore 13 Brewery

  • War Cry – IPA
  • Russian Imperial Stout
  • Abricot – Belgian Dubbel
  • Blaubeere Dampfbier – Fruit Beer

Final Gravity Brewing Co.

  • The One – American IPA
  • Eye Opener – Stout
  • Corn Creamer – Blonde Ale
  • Hefeweizen

Founders Brewing Company

  • All Day IPA
  • Red`s Rye IPA
  • Rubaeus – Fruit Beer
  • Dirty Bastard – Scotch Ale
  • Green Zebra – Sour Beer
  • Mosaic Promise – American Pale Ale
  • Lizard of Koz – Barrel-Aged Beer*
  • ReDANKulous – Imperial IPA
  • KBS – Barrel-Aged Beer*
  • DKML – Barrel-Aged Beer*
  • Doom – Barrel-Aged Beer*
  • Centennial IPA

Four Leaf Brewing

  • Gordie’s Hop Bomb – Double IPA
  • Lady Luck – Fruit Beer
  • Bog Jumper – Irish Red Ale
  • Ode to Joe – Brown Ale

Grand River Brewery

  • Monkey Mouth – IPA
  • Lake Rat – Cream Ale
  • Raspberry Gose

Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery & Supply

  • Front Porch Guava IPA
  • Peanut Gallery – Porter
  • Gentlemen Broncos – New England IPA
  • Bucket Foot – Black IPA
  • Florida Man – Imperial Porter
  • Rad Bromance – Sour Beer
  • Smores Stout
  • Skull Duggery – American IPA

Great Baraboo Brewing Co.

  • Hefen-Weizguy
  • Oktoboo-fest
  • Cady’s Corner IPA
  • Boo-hemian Pilsner
  • Boston Blackstone Porter
  • Snake Eye Canyon Red Ale

Greenbush Brewing Co.

  • 1825 – Belgian Strong Ale
  • Anger – IPA
  • Atomic Tauntaun Overdrive – Fruit Beer
  • Cabra Perdida – Imperial Stout
  • Barrel Aged Cabra Perdida – Ba Imperial Stout
  • Battle Flower – Fruit Beer
  • Bride of Sharkman – Session Beer
  • Brother Benjamin – Imperial IPA
  • Codege – Amber Ale
  • Delusion – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • Distorter – Porter
  • Dunegräs – IPA
  • Everyone`s Acidic – Sour Beer
  • He Bee GB – American Pale Ale
  • Juicebox Hero – American Pale Ale
  • Hyde – Coffee Beer
  • One and the Same – Fruit Beer
  • Red Bud – American Wheat Beer
  • Sawyer Beer Zombie – Rye Beer
  • Star Chicken Shotgun – IPA
  • Sunspot – Hefe-Weizen
  • Underwater Space Gator – American Pale Ale
  • Unicorn Killer – Pumpkin Beer
  • Vindication – Fruit Beer

Griffin Claw Brewing Co.

  • Flying Buffalo Coffee Stout*
  • I.P. – Pumpkin Beer*
  • Black IPA
  • Grape Wit – Sour Wit with White grape juice aged in Wine barrels*
  • Harry Cherry – Sour Cherry Tripel – Belgian Trippel
  • Stoned out of my Gourd – Sour Beer

Grizzly Peak Brewing Co.

  • Berenflecken Berliner Weisse
  • Burton-Brussels Express – Wild Ale
  • Old German Hellsbier – Munich Helles

Haymarket Brewery & Taproom

  • Aleister IPA
  • Mathias Imperial IPA
  • Oscar’s Pardon Belgian Pale Ale
  • Speakerswagon Pilsner

Jaden James Brewery

  • Peanut Butter Porter
  • Russian Imperial Stout
  • Wallnut Brown Ale
  • Oktoberfest
  • Black Ale
  • WaterMelon Hard Cider

Jasper Ridge Brewery

  • Blueberry Wheat
  • IPA
  • Oktoberfest

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

  • Turbo Bam – Sour Beer*
  • Forgotten Tales of the Last Gypsy Blender – Sour Beer*
  • Maracaibo Espacial – Sour Beer*

Keweenaw Brewing Co.

  • Widow Maker – Black Ale
  • Borealis Broo – Coffee Beer
  • Level 92 – Black IPA
  • Point Trail – Rye IPA

Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.

  • DRIPA – Double IPA
  • The Fluffer – Session IPA
  • Thumper Coffee Pale Ale
  • White Devil Imperial White Ale – Belgian Strong Ale
  • Ruby Soho – Ruby Red Grapefruit Wit
  • Loonie Kuhnie – American Pale Ale

Lake Ann Brewing Co.

  • Save the Clocktower IPA
  • Lake Ann Amber
  • Doc Shilliday’s Cream Stout
  • Village Blonde

Lake Charlevoix Brewing Co.

  • BBA Double Cookie Stout – Aged on Oreo Cookies
  • Strawberry Cream Dream – Strawberry Graham Cracker Cream Ale
  • Up North Pale Ale
  • Dang Braggot – Mulberry and Blueberry Braggot

Lansing Brewing Co.

  • Amber Cream Ale
  • Angry Mayor IPA
  • Pavement Pounder Pils – German Pilsener
  • Fox In The Hen House Saison
  • Oktoberfest
  • Velvet Villain – Porter
  • Little Jack Horner Gose
  • Jorge Klinton – Sour Beer

Liberty Street Brewing Co.

  • Pun-Kin Pie Ale
  • Gin Barrel Naked Sunday – Belgian Trippel
  • Wrath of Aquarius – Double IPA
  • Solar Sailor – Key Lime Gose
  • Eagle Eye PA – Session IPA
  • ‘Swarm Outside – Honey Lager
  • 3rd Shock – Lambic

Loggers Brewing Co.

  • We Creamed Our Peanuts Oatmeal Creme Stout
  • Road Monkey White IPA
  • Woodtick Stout
  • Chet`s Irish Red

Motor City Brewing Works

  • Ghettoblaster – English Mild
  • Hard Cider
  • Notorious DIP – Double IPA
  • 7 Black Shapes – Gruit
  • Motown Bohemian Lager

Mountain Town Brewing Co.

  • Sensessional – IPA
  • Lazy River Gruit
  • Trainwreck Ale – Amber Ale
  • Iron Horse IPA
  • Railyard Raspberry Wheat
  • Hobo – Brown Ale
  • Oktoberfest – Marzen
  • Dark Summer – Stout

New Holland Brewing Company

  • Zoomer – Belgian Witbier
  • Wholly Pit – Fruit Beer*
  • Latifolia – Session Beer
  • Mad Hatter – American IPA
  • Ichabod – Pumpkin Beer
  • Dragon’s Milk – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • Hoptronix – Double IPA
  • Xtra Time – Session Beer
  • Lost Dune – Summer Ale
  • Baltic Anomaly – Baltic Porter
  • Dragon`s Milk Reserve: S’mores – Barrel-Aged Beer*
  • Night Tripper – Imperial Stout

North Peak Brewing Co.

  • Diabolical – American IPA
  • Siren – Amber Ale
  • Abbey – Belgian Blonde

Odd Side Ales

  • Hazel`s Nuts – Barrel-Aged Beer*
  • POG – Fruit Beer
  • Tarte Rouge – Wild Ale*
  • Bean Flicker – Coffee Beer
  • Citra Pale Ale
  • Hoplicated – Imperial IPA
  • Honey Blue Blue – Fruit Beer
  • Mosaic Dank Juice – American IPA

OpenRoad Brewery

  • The Traveler – Belgian Trippel
  • Up the Country – New England Style IPA
  • Road Rage – Double IPA

Ore Dock Brewing Co.

  • True North – Hefe-Weizen
  • Loose Juicy – New England Style IPA
  • French Canadian Quarter – Sour Beer*
  • Van The Man – Sour Beer*
  • Bramble on Rose – Fruit Beer
  • Crossroads – American Pale Ale w/ U.P. Malt
  • Joie de Vivre – Sour Beer

Our Brewing Co.

  • Tobacconist Porter*
  • Peanut Butter Milk Stout*
  • Sour of Grayskull – Berliner Weisse*
  • Bearded Lady – Session IPA
  • Megalodon – Barleywine*
  • Careless Whisper – American IPA

Ozone’s Brewhouse

  • Kryptonale – Cherry Vanilla Amber
  • Sage Of Ale – Cream Ale w/ Sage
  • Totally Awesome #4 – American IPA
  • JoeRo – Coffee Wheat
  • Master Of Shadows – Porter
  • Roller Kolscher – Cucumber Kolsch
  • Stairway To Hops – Imperial IPA
  • LiQuad Art – Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian Quad*

Petoskey Brewing Co.

  • Horny Monk – Belgian Dubbel
  • Juicy – IPA
  • Olmec – Stout
  • Bad Hombre – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • Pinaco-brewha – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • Boysen Berry Gose
  • Belgian Quad
  • Super Trooper – Brown Ale
  • Funkadelic – Sour Beer
  • Love Grenade – IPA
  • Gunter – Pilsner
  • Mosaic Nirvana – American Pale Ale

Pigeon Hill Brewing Co.

  • Your Mom on French Toast – Imperial Stout
  • Double OH C.P. – Herb & Spice Beer
  • Grapefruit Renegade DIPA
  • Shifting Sands IPA
  • C.P. – Brown Ale
  • Walter Gets Buzzed – Coffee Beer
  • Walter BlondAle
  • C.P. – Salted Caramel Porter

Pike 51 Brewing Co.

  • Berry Mojito Pants
  • Yay, Breakfast! – Stout
  • Satisfied Mind – Double IPA
  • Hopnosis – IPA
  • Barrel Aged Sinister Sister
  • Onward & Upward (HopCat Collab) – Wild Ale

Railtown Brewing Co.

  • Barrel-Aged Allegheny RIS – Imperial Stout*
  • Broken Wicket – English Mild
  • Chubby Cheeks – Juicy IPA
  • Citra Warrior – Imperial IPA w/ honey
  • I Likey Liliko`i – Passion Fruit Cream Ale
  • Jala Back – Jalapeno Blonde
  • Kilted Bean – Wee Heavy w/ coffee
  • Peanut Butter Cocoa Time – Porter
  • Saison Loufoquerie

Right Brain Brewery

  • Cherry Pie Whole
  • Gin Joy Ale – Cream Ale*
  • Cake Walk – Cream Ale
  • Fire Starter – Porter
  • Concrete Dinosaur – Rye Beer
  • Spinal Tapper – Double IPA
  • Imperial CEO – Imperial Stout*
  • Chubby Squirrel – Amber Ale

River Rouge Brewing Co.

  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Stencel Stout
  • I-75 Basil & Grapefruit IPA
  • Ale Yeah! NE IPA
  • Dragon Explosion – Pepper Mango Ale
  • Hazy 8 – Hazelnut Brown Ale
  • Tropic Konvention – Coconut Kolsch

River’s Edge Brewing Co.

  • Spiders from Marzen – Oktoberfest
  • Grok – Session IPA
  • Raven Skies – Imperial Stout
  • X1 – Barrel-Aged Beer

Roak Brewing Co.

  • Creative Tension – American IPA
  • Flavorful Five – Double New England IPA
  • Raw Power – Barrel-Aged Beer*
  • French Toast Devil Dog – Oatmeal Stout
  • Raspberry Flavorful Five – Double IPA (special tapping)

Rochester Mills Beer Co.

  • All The Good Names Are Taken DIPA
  • 19th Anniversary Imperial Pilsner
  • Wits Organic – Belgian Witbier

Rochester Mills Production Brewery

  • Juice Bigalow – IPA
  • Oktoberfest
  • Woodward Bold Coffee Milkshake Stout
  • Raspberry Radler

Rockford Brewing Co.

  • Hoplust IPA
  • Dogma Style NEIPA
  • Blueberry Weisse
  • Hot Chuck

Rupert’s Brew House

  • Biere De Garde
  • Blacker the Berry Sour
  • M-43 Porter
  • Maker’s Mark BA Stout*

Saugatuck Brewing Co.

  • Paled It! – American Pale Ale
  • Blueberry Lemonade Shandy
  • Barrel Aged Five Quarter Porter
  • Pumpkin Chai
  • Cotton Mouth Quencher – Blackberry Sour
  • Chaotic IIPA
  • Bonfire Brown
  • Neapolitan Milk Stout
  • Beam Me Up, Stouty

Schmohz Brewing Co.

  • Hopalotawatomi Indian Brown Ale
  • Soul Crusher Blood Orange Pale Ale
  • Oktoberfest Harvest Bier
  • Coconut Crusher Toasted Coconut Stout
  • John T. Pilsner
  • Cannibal`s Marinade Gruit

Sherwood Brewing Co.

  • Disco Lemonade
  • Mistress Jades Hemp Ale
  • Daily Grind Kona Porter
  • BluPom Wit
  • Lawnmower IPA
  • Abbeyversary – Belgian Dubbel

Short’s Brewing Co.

  • Peachy Pom Pom – Sour Beer
  • Tapawera – American IPA
  • Noble Chaos – Marzen
  • Autumn Ale – ESB
  • Ants on a Lager
  • Midnight at the Dog Farm – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • She Uses Tangerines – Sour Beer
  • Mule Beer – Blonde Ale
  • Double Magician – Red Ale
  • Erraticus 11 – Cider

Sister Lakes Brewing Co.

  • Dewey Lake Monster – Double IPA
  • Day starter Coffee Brown Ale
  • Magician’s Magic Milk Chocolate Milk Stout
  • King of the Raft – New England IPA
  • Barefootin` – Berliner Weisse
  • Jalapeno Cream Ale

Snowbelt Brewing Co.

  • My Chest Hurts – American IPA
  • Land & Water Lager
  • Redemption Black Rye
  • Stuck Like Chuck – Belgian Saison
  • Hermans Red

Soo Brewing Co.

  • 51st State – IPA
  • Maggie’s Irish Red
  • 13 – IPA
  • Soo Wheeat!

Speciation Artisan Ales

  • Bio-Mimicry – Wild Ale
  • Genetic Erosion – Wild Ale*
  • Blackberry Incipient – Sour Beer*
  • Sweet Cherry Incipient*

Superior Coast Brewery

  • Poe Lock Brown
  • Hod Carrier Stout
  • High Water Pale Ale
  • Anniversary IPA
  • Ashmund Creek Blonde Ale
  • North Coast IPA

Tapistry Brewing Co.

  • Northern Trippin – IPA
  • Kickboxah – Belgian Blonde
  • Enigma – Imperial IPA
  • Peck’s Porter
  • Coastal Crusher – Session Beer
  • Orange – Belgian Witbier

Territorial Brewing Co.

  • Big Yellow Truch – German Pilsner
  • Kenny Lagers – Munich Helles
  • Wanted Dead & Alive – Imperial Vienna Lager
  • Gose Like Swayze – Leipziger Gose
  • Avenue A Amber
  • Drop It Like It’s Apricot – Berliner Weisse
  • BC Light – Light American Lager

The Mitten Brewing Co.

  • Mango Gold
  • No Pepper Gose
  • Black Betsy – Coffee Beer
  • Label Up – Maple Pecan Brown Ale
  • Country Strong – American IPA
  • Docks No No – Double IPA
  • Platinum Sombrero
  • Teddy Rasberry

The Vierling Restaurant & Marquette Harbor Brewery

  • Blueberry Wheat
  • Laid-Back IPA
  • Where’s My Bike? – Double IPA
  • Monkey Paw Brown Ale
  • Canadian Blonde Ale

Transient Artisan Ales

  • The Juice is Loose – Double IPA
  • Vacillate Batch 3 – Oak-Aged Saison
  • Only I Didn’t Say Fudge – Imperial Cream Stout
  • Cucumber Salarium – Gose

Tripelroot

  • Bumbletown Brown
  • Barrel Aged Bumbletown Brown
  • Ace in the Valley – IPA
  • Pure Mackinac – IPA
  • Perception Defines Reality – Belgian Trippel
  • Mulletude – Black Ale

Upper Hand Brewery

  • Upper Peninsula Ale – American Pale Ale
  • Escanaba Black
  • Yooper – American Pale Ale
  • Upper Hand Lager – Golden Lager
  • Schoolcraft Lager – Marzen
  • 906 – Imperial Red Ale
  • State Bird – Golden Lager
  • Laughing Fish – Kolsch
  • Barrel Aged Old Fighter

Vander Mill

  • Pilsner
  • IPA
  • Totally Roasted Cider

White Flame Brewing Co.

  • Double Tap – Session IPA
  • Red Shoes – Herb & Spice Beer
  • Weiss Flame – Berliner Weisse
  • Passed Out Willy – Double IPA
  • Big Willy – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • Fall Guy – Amber Ale

Witch’s Hat Brewing Co.

  • Train Hopper – American IPA
  • Oktoberfest – Marzen
  • Defloured – NEIPA
  • This Guy – Double NEIPA
  • Traxxx Night Fury – Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout w/Peanut Butter, Vanilla Beans
  • Cinnamon Coconut Night Fury – Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout w/ Vietnamese Cinnamon
  • Boysenberry Ghost Pepper Night Fury – Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout w/ Boysenberries
  • Well Water – Bourbon Barrel Barleywine
  • Bourbon Barrel Salted Caramel Brown
  • Bourbon Barrel Stosh’s Point Baltic Porter

Woodward Avenue Brewers

  • Woodward Avenue Blonde
  • Raspberry Cream ale
  • Detroit Maiden – American IPA
  • Brekenridge – Hefe-Weizen
  • Saratoga – American Pale Ale
  • B Wabulous – MI Table Beer
  • AGGROvator – Tropical Stout
  • Guesewheezer – Double IPA

 

*Two token pours.

92 Breweries Expected at #UPFBF17 in Marquette

A record 92 Michigan craft breweries will be on hand for the #UPFBF17 coming up Saturday, September 9 in Marquette. Tickets are still available online: http://www.mibeer.com/up-fall-festival. The beer list is expected to be posted before the end of August!

  • Arbor Brewing Co. Microbrewery
  • Arbor Brewing Company
  • Arcadia Ales
  • Ascension Brewing Co.
  • Atwater Brewery
  • Axle Brewing Co.
  • B.O.B.’s Brewery
  • Batch Brewing Company
  • Beards Brewery
  • Bell’s Brewery – Comstock
  • Biere De Mac Brew Works
  • Big Hart Brewing Co.
  • Big Lake Brewing
  • Blackrocks Brewery
  • Brewery Ferment
  • Brewery Terra Firma
  • Brewery Vivant
  • Brickside Brewery
  • Cedar Springs Brewing Co.
  • Cellarmen’s
  • Cheboygan Brewing Company
  • Cognition Brewing Company
  • Cotton Brewing Company
  • Creston Brewery
  • Dark Horse Brewing Co.
  • Drafting Table Brewing Co.
  • Dragonmead Microbrewery
  • East Channel Brewing Company
  • Elk Brewing
  • Falling Down Beer Company
  • Fetch Brewing Co.
  • Fillmore 13 Brewery
  • Final Gravity Brewing Co.
  • Founders Brewing Company
  • Four Leaf Brewing
  • Grand River Brewery
  • Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery & Supply
  • Great Baraboo Brewing Co.
  • Greenbush Brewing Co.
  • Griffin Claw Brewing Co.
  • Grizzly Peak Brewing Co.
  • Haymarket Brewery and Taproom
  • Jaden James Brewery
  • Jasper Ridge Brewery
  • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
  • Keweenaw Brewing Company
  • Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.
  • Lake Ann Brewing Co.
  • Lake Charlevoix Brewing Co.
  • Lansing Brewing Co.
  • Liberty Street Brewing Co.
  • Loggers Brewing Company
  • Motor City Brewing Works
  • Mountain Town Brewing Co.
  • New Holland Brewing Company
  • North Peak Brewing Co.
  • Odd Side Ales
  • OpenRoad Brewery
  • Ore Dock Brewing Co.
  • Our Brewing Co.
  • Ozone’s Brewhouse
  • Petoskey Brewing Co.
  • Pigeon Hill Brewing Co.
  • Pike 51 Brewing Co.
  • Railtown Brewing Co.
  • Right Brain Brewery
  • River Rouge Brewing Co.
  • River’s Edge Brewing Co.
  • Roak Brewing Co.
  • Rochester Mills Beer Co.
  • Rockford Brewing Co.
  • Rupert’s Brew House
  • Saugatuck Brewing Co.
  • Schmohz Brewing Co.
  • Sherwood Brewing Co.
  • Short’s Brewing Co.
  • Sister Lakes Brewing Co.
  • Snowbelt Brewing Company
  • Soo Brewing Co.
  • Speciation Artisan Ales
  • Superior Coast Brewery
  • Tapistry Brewing Co.
  • Territorial Brewing Co.
  • The Mitten Brewing Co.
  • The Vierling Restaurant & Marquette Harbor Brewery
  • Transient Artisan Ales
  • Tripelroot
  • Upper Hand Brewery
  • Vander Mill
  • White Flame Brewing Co.
  • Witch’s Hat Brewing Co.
  • Woodward Avenue Brewers

#MiSBF17 Brewery & Beer List

Our biggest list to date – in honor of our 20th Annual Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival, coming up Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22. Join us and 147 of our member breweries who will be serving up more than 1140 beers over the course of two days! At this time, tickets are still available online (although tickets may not necessarily available at the gate…if they sell out in advance).

American Harvest Brewpub at Schoolcraft College

  • Kolsch
  • Pale Ale
  • IPA
  • Lychee Blonde
  • No Haze Not Muddy IPA
  • Blood Red DIPA
  • Brown Ale
  • Czech Pilsner

Arbor Brewing Co. Brewpub

  • Peninsularity – IPA
  • Silver & Gold – Kolsch
  • Summer Ale
  • Pollination Sensation – Experimental Beer

Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery

  • Strawberry Blonde
  • Euchre Pilsner
  • Hazy Swayze NE IPA
  • Mackinac Island Fudge Stout
  • Pollination Sensation – Honey Beer
  • Buzzsaw IPA
  • Rum BA Blonde w/ Ginger
  • The Crystal Peacock – Berliner Weisse
  • The Mother Cat Berliner Weisse w/ Boysenberry + Blueberry
  • Framboozled BA Sour w/ Raspberries
  • Second Sun Brett BA Sour
  • Fickle 2016 Brett Wild w/ Grapefruit and Peppercorn
  • Mafka 2:17 Solera BA Sour
  • Cucumber-Lime Gose
  • Sodibo 2016 BA Sour
  • Forgotten Oak BA Sour Quad w/ Raspberries
  • Eik Zon BA Sour IPA w/ Orange Peel
  • Sur Lie Concord BA Lambic (6:15pm Friday)
  • Velvet Hammer 11 BA Sour Dubbel (2:15pm Saturday)

Arcadia Ales

  • Mango Suprise
  • Whitsun – American Wheat Beer
  • MI Berry Vice – Fruit Beer
  • Angler’s Ale – American Pale Ale
  • Big Finish – Blonde Ale
  • Loch Down – Scotch Ale
  • Sky High Rye
  • Red Ale
  • Brown Ale
  • BA Cereal Killer
  • BA Shipwreck Porter
  • Dale’s Reserve
  • Deliverance – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • Sippelicious – Hefe-Weizen

Arclight Brewing Co.

  • Soursmith Kriek
  • Soursmith Mango – Lambic
  • Pro Brewer’s Reserve – American Pilsner
  • Resting Bitch Face – Kolsch
  • Cherry Wit – Belgian Witbier
  • Soursmith Unknown – Lambic

Ascension Brewing Co.

  • Keylime Pie – Sour Beer
  • Cherry Pie – Sour Beer
  • Mango Pie – Sour Beer
  • Raspberry Lemonade Gose
  • Lost n Sauce – Double IPA
  • Reclassified – Double IPA
  • MOE THREE – IPA
  • BBA Took Too Much (Friday)
  • BBA Gorilla Jubilee (Friday)
  • BBA Gorilla Juice (Saturday)
  • BBA 800 Pound Gorilla W/ Cocoa Nibs (Saturday)
  • BBA Judgment Monkey

Atwater Brewery

  • Whango Mango Wheat
  • Traverse City Cherry Wheat
  • Dirty Blonde – American Wheat Beer
  • Better Life Choices IPA
  • Blueberry Cobbler
  • Purple Gang Pilsner
  • VooDoo Vator – Doppelbock
  • Teufel Weizenbock
  • Biergartenweiss – Berliner Weisse
  • Poorboy Smoked Porter
  • 1936 Strong Ale (Fri. Enthusiast hour)
  • Barrel-Aged Vanilla Java Porter
  • Baptism of Carmen Waverly – Belgian Strong Ale (Sat. Enthusiast hour)
  • Best Maltz MI Copper Lager
  • All Mos. Organic IPA
  • Vanilla Java Porter
  • Going Steady Grapefruit Session IPA

Austin Brothers Beer Co.

  • 45er  – American IPA
  • The Parallyzer – Double IPA
  • Murk Murcgwire – American IPA
  • Woody Wheat

Axle Brewing Co.

  • AlternaFacts – Black Rye IPA (Friday)
  • Jolene – American Wheat Beer
  • Residency – Session IPA
  • Noble Ghost – Blonde Ale
  • Dual Citizen – Cream Ale
  • Livernois Lager – Dortmunder
  • Long Cut – IPA
  • Mother Handsome – Double IPA

B.O.B.’s Brewery

  • Peanut Butter Porter
  • Prickley Pear Gose
  • The Hoptist New England IPA
  • Hefe Mazen  – Hefe-Weizen

Baffin Brewing Co.

  • Mango Unchained – American Pale Ale
  • DOC – IPA
  • Hit it and Wit it – Belgian Witbier
  • Mosaic Mo’Problems – IPA

Bastone Brewery

  • Eric’s Favorite Berry
  • Saison Du Bastone
  • 3-Legged IPA – Belgian Pale Ale
  • Reserve 7 – Belgian Dubbel
  • Co-Operation Jolly Pumpkin Collaboration

Batch Brewing Company

  • Marta Rita Slushie – Sour Beer (5pm Friday)
  • Blood In Orange Out Slushie (6pm Friday)
  • Blue Sailor Stout Slushie (7:30pm Friday)
  • Dawson’s Kriek Firkin (Friday)
  • Petit Pamplemousse Grapfruit Saison Slushie – French Saison (1pm Saturday)
  • Tamarindo Slushie – American Wheat Beer (2pm Saturday)
  • Anton’s Animals Lemon Slushie – Berliner Weisse (4pm Saturday)
  • Huzzah! Sour Gruit Firkin (Saturday)
  • BBA Dicksmasher
  • BBA Stoan Boans

Beards Brewery

  • Gin Barrel-Aged Luna – French Saison
  • Oh! The Citranity! – Session IPA
  • Serendipity – Porter
  • Grizzly Adams – Double IPA
  • Wunderbrau – Cream Ale
  • Rhubrauberry – Cream Ale
  • Maluscious – Fruit Beer

Bell’s Brewery Inc.

  • Oberon
  • Oarsman – Tart Wheat Ale
  • Lager of the Lakes – Bohemian Pilsner
  • Oatsmobile  – American Pale Ale
  • Two Hearted  – American IPA
  • Quinannan Falls – India Pale Lager
  • Sparkleberry – Belgian Trippel
  • Pooltime – Belgian Witbier
  • Mango Habanero Oberon – American Wheat Beer
  • Traverse City Neptune – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • Wedding Ale – American Wheat Beer
  • Larry’s Latest Coffee Stout
  • Kal Haven
  • Traverse City Porter
  • Bourbon barrel aged Expedition Stout

Big Hart Brewing Co.

  • Dune Rail – Blonde Ale
  • Collin’s Full Size – Imperial IPA (Saturday)
  • Screeching Sands – Amber Ale (Saturday)
  • Gluten for Punishment – American Wheat Beer
  • Alphonse – Session IPA
  • Smoke Follows the Jive Ass – Smoke Beer (Saturday)

Biere De Mac Brew Works

  • Hibiscus Gose
  • Paquet Pale Ale
  • Vacationland – Cream Ale
  • Marsupi-Ale – Session New England IPA
  • Nicolet IPA – Rye IPA
  • Blueberry Wheat – Weissbiere
  • Gatorade (non-alcoholic)

Big Lake Brewing

  • Ryecoe IPA
  • Ramarillo IPA
  • Citra Session – American Pale Ale
  • Leroy Brown – Brown Ale
  • Benevolence – Imperial Stout
  • BBA Darkstar – Stout
  • BBA Joint Venture – Doppelbock
  • BBA Elroy – Brown Ale
  • BBA Chinook – Imperial Red Ale
  • Pier Pressure – Unfiltered IPA
  • Bert’s Bock
  • Sure Shot IPA

Block Brewing Company

  • BOOMHOPALAKA – IPA
  • BLOOD RED ORANGE IPA
  • 2 GRAND CRU – Belgian Trippel
  • HANG ON – Double IPA
  • RAZZLE DAZZLE – Kolsch
  • WIRED – Coffee Beer
  • TAN LINES – Hefe-Weizen
  • WINDOWS DOWN – Belgian Saison

Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery

  • Vienna Lager
  • Loral Kolsch (Friday)
  • High River Tripel (Saturday)
  • Lucky Unfiltered IPA
  • Gose Project

Brew Detroit

  • Wheat Saison
  • Stroh’s Bohemian – Pilsner
  • Badass American Lager
  • Lake Brothers Lager – Amber Lager

Brewery Becker

  • Vargdricka
  • Vargdricka Braggot
  • Fruit Braggot
  • Hefeweizen

Brewery Ferment

  • Nobody Does It Bretta – American Pale Ale
  • Lady Murk  – American IPA
  • Saison Shandy – Summer Ale
  • Heirloom Tomato Saison
  • Cucumber Gose
  • Golden Beet Gose
  • Oaked Ginger Cream Ale
  • Honey Black Tea Cream Ale

Brewery Terra Firma

  • Soul Butter Triple IPA
  • Bee Hive Honey Blonde
  • Black Bikini Coconut Porter
  • Little Italy Honey Basil – Herb & Spice Beer
  • Sun Cup Lemon Wheat
  • Scottish Moor Heather Ale
  • Manitou Amber Ale
  • Gladstone American Pale Ale

Brewery Vivant

  • Tropical Saison
  • Farm Hand – French Saison
  • Habanango – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • Angelina – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • Zaison
  • Neon Immersion – IPA
  • Escoffier – Wild Ale
  • Devastation – Barrel-Aged Beer

Brooks Brewing

  • Downright Stellar NE Rye IPA
  • Peanut Buddy Porter
  • Goblin King – Imperial IPA
  • Das Scheuerlienerweizen Hefeweizen
  • Kory Ketelsour – Sour Beer

Brown Iron Brewhouse

  • Chocolate Cherry Porter
  • Citra Serenity – American IPA
  • Helheim Hammer – American IPA
  • Crazy Hazy BLonde
  • Juicy Batch Two – American IPA
  • Mongo Like Mango – American IPA
  • Irish Red Envy
  • Walnut Vanilla Stout

C.J.’s Brewing Co.

  • Summerbrew – American Wheat Beer
  • Double Summerbrew
  • Vat 33 I.P.A.
  • Raspberry Pale Ale
  • Lower-Straits Stout – Chocolate Beer
  • Strong Rye Pale Ale
  • Rich-Hagg Red

Canton Brew Works

  • Say Whaaat? Saison
  • Supes Juicy NE IPA
  • Sour Juicy (Fermenta)
  • Buffout Brown
  • Shakedown Pale Ale
  • Cascade in the Shade – American IPA

Cedar Springs Brewing Co.

  • Kusterer Original Weissbier – Hefe-Weizen
  • Kusterer Heller Weissbier – Hefe-Weizen
  • Kusterer Bohemian Pilsner
  • Tim the Enchanter – Belgian Strong Ale
  • That Rabbit’s Dynamite – IPA

Cellar Brewing Company

  • Maine Squeeze – American IPA
  • Imperial Honey Blonde
  • Michigan Sunshine – Belgian Witbier
  • Monkey Wrench – Imperial IPA
  • Tootsie Roll Brown – Chocolate Beer
  • Strawberry

Cellarmen’s

  • Fat Tom – French Saison
  • El Hefe – Hefe-Weizen
  • Hungry Girl – Mead

Charlotte Brewing Company

  • Strawberry Pail
  • Raspberry Elch Tal – Hefe-Weizen
  • Polar Bear – Stout
  • Indian River – IPA
  • Trine – Belgian Trippel (Friday)
  • Oatmeal Smoke Stout (Saturday)

Cheboygan Brewing Co.

  • Yipa – Double IPA
  • Jusa Porter
  • BA Chocolate Covered Cherry Stout
  • Back 40 – Saison
  • Ripened Rye – Pale Ale
  • Dubbel

Clam Lake Beer Company

  • Strawberry Rhubarb Pale
  • Lemon Blueberry Basil – American Pale Ale
  • Iron City IPA
  • Logger’s Daughter – American Pale Ale

Cotton Brewing Company

  • Sticky Sweet – Honey Amber
  • Banana Nut Beer – Banana Pecan Wheat
  • The Blue Berryman – Blueberry Pancake Beer
  • Cluster Phock – American IPA
  • Pinky Out – Belgian Blonde

Cranker’s Brewery

  • Big in Bangkok – Session IPA
  • Mouth F@#% Spicy Bitter Sour – Wild Ale (Saturday)
  • Professor IPA
  • Honey Kolsch
  • Chet Nasty NEIPL (Saturday)
  • Strawberry Kolsch
  • End of the World – Imperial IPA
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged 5th Voyage Coconut Porter (Friday)

Creston Brewery

  • Lambier – Belgian Strong Ale
  • SpottieOttieDopalicious – Double IPA
  • The Golden Glo – American Wheat Beer
  • Braveheart 2 – Wee Heavy Scotch Ale

Dark Horse Brewing Co.

  • Crooked Tree IPA
  • Raspberry Ale
  • Boffo Brown Ale
  • Reserve Special Black Ale
  • Sapient Trip Ale
  • Obtuse Spruce
  • Kamikaze Kaleidoscope Wit Beer w/ Lemon & Orange Peels
  • Smells Like a Safety Meeting
  • Toonilla Coffee Vanilla Cream Stout
  • Oil of Gladness Black Barleywine (Collab. w/ 3 Floyds)
  • Barracuda Blue Blueberry Pale Ale
  • Rain in Blood Orange Pale Ale
  • Double Crooked Tree
  • Plead the 5th Imperial Stout
  • Smell’s Like a Double Michigan Safety Meeting
  • Bourbon Barrel TRES
  • Bourbon Barrel TOOnilla
  • Bourbon Barrel Scotty Karate
  • Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th
  • HomoSapien Cherry Trippel
  • Honey Ryder 007 West Coast IPA
  • Smells Like a Citra Safety Meeting
  • Hipster Whisperer NE Style IPA
  • German Hobo Malt Liquor (Collab. w/ Old Nation)
  • Smeach Smoked Peach Ale
  • Uncle Buck’s Premium Juice Pale Ale

Dearborn Brewing

  • I’m an A$$hole
  • Mango Wheat (Fermenta)
  • Model IP”A”
  • White Bronco – IPA
  • Dearth By Chocolate Porter
  • Lady Marmalade Wit (Friday)
  • Ladies Nut Cruncher (Saturday)

Detroit Beer Company

  • Peer Pressure NE IPA
  • Broadway Light – Cream Ale
  • Detroit Dwarf – Altbier
  • Futbal Beer – English Mild

Downey Brewing Co.

  • Darth Elmo DBIPA – Black Ale
  • MiChinook Smash SIPA – Session IPA
  • Mango Tango IPA
  • Mr. IPA
  • Rye Barrel Yang White Stout
  • Raspberry-Pear Saison Detroit
  • White-Tail Cream Kolsch
  • Hefe Bravo
  • Thunder Down Under Pale Ale

Drafting Table Brewing Co.

  • Guideline IPA – Session IPA (Friday)
  • Gin Barrel Juniper Pils (Saturday)
  • Double Rezolute IPA
  • Tarty Slip – Cherry Berliner Weisse (Saturday)
  • Collaboration with Transient Artisan Ales – NEIPA
  • Rye Whiskey Mean Vanilla Bean
  • Witty Yank – American Wheat Beer (Friday)

Dragonmead Microbrewery

  • Final Absolution – Belgian Trippel
  • Skalla’s Scotch Ale
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Wheat
  • Brooks & Dragonmead NE IPA
  • Dragon Daze Hemp Ale – Brown Ale
  • Nagelweiss – Hefe-Weizen
  • Lancelot’s Cream Ale
  • Jason’s IPA

Draught Horse Brewery

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout
  • Hay 4 Hands – Triple IPA
  • RBA Bananas Foster (Saturday)
  • One Dank Ass Crown – Barrel-Aged Beer (Saturday)
  • Aprihop IPA (Friday)
  • Belgian Hay 2 Hands – Double IPA (Friday)

Elk Brewing

  • Peanut Butter Porter
  • New England IPA
  • Orange IPA
  • PB&J’ale’Y
  • Strawberry Cream Soda – Amber Ale
  • Watermelon Cucumber Gosa

Ellison Brewery and Spirits

  • Dawn St. Pale Ale
  • Spatial Distrubance – Imperial IPA
  • Tiramisu Coffee Stout
  • 517 Pilsner
  • Kaylan’s Kolsch
  • Gravity Shift – Imperial Stout
  • Mosaic IPL

Eternity Brewing Co.

  • STAR S’MORES: Episode IV A New Mallow – Brown Ale
  • STAR S’MORES: Episode V The Mallow Strikes Back – Brown Ale
  • STAR S’MORES: Episode VI Return of the Mallow – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • STAR S’MORES: Episode VII The Mallow Awakens – Brown Ale
  • This is Terrible – IPA
  • This is Slightly Terrible – Session IPA
  • This is Extremely Terrible – Imperial IPA
  • For 5 Years I Was Stranded On An Island… It Was Terrible – Imperial IPA

Falling Down Beer Company

  • Blazin’ Beaver Ghost Pepper Double Brown (Saturday)
  • Scurvy Dan Blood Orange IPA
  • Raspberry Tart (Friday)
  • Belgian Style Citra Wheat
  • Ninja Chicken Pale Ale

Farmington Brewing Company

  • Skittlebrau – Blonde Ale
  • Blood Orange Wheat
  • Mt. Olympus DIPA
  • Guava Pale Ale
  • Summer Citrus
  • Cilantro Lime – French Saison
  • Cu-Cumba

Fenton Winery & Brewery

  • Lavender Honey Amber (Fermenta)
  • Swingin’ Berries Double Cream Stout Blackberry Merlot
  • St. Gin’s Imperial Whiskey Stout
  • Cherry Imperial Pils Fusion
  • Octovus Triple IPA

Fillmore 13 Brewery

  • War Cry – American IPA
  • Hoppy Nooner – Mosaic IPA
  • Summer Sun Peach – Hefeweizen
  • Abricot – Apricot Belgian Ale
  • Hazelnut Porter
  • Vienna Lager
  • Russian Imperial Stout

Final Gravity Brewing Co.

  • The One – American IPA
  • Sofa King Good – American IPA
  • Mojito – Blonde Ale
  • Jessica Rabbit – Belgian Witbier
  • Eye Opener – Imperial Stout
  • Marshmallow Porter
  • Wild Pineapple – American Pale Ale
  • King Tut

Fort Street Brewery

  • Not Your Mother’s Shandy
  • Mr. I’s Dry Stout
  • Downriver Sunrise – Irish Red Ale
  • Ale Lincoln – Cream Ale
  • Hazy Crazy – Double IPA
  • Hazy Crazy with Mango – Double IPA (2:30pm Saturday)
  • Hazy Crazy with Peach – Double IPA (6:30pm Friday)

Founders Brewing Company

  • KBS – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • DOOM – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • ReDANkulous – Imperial Red Ale
  • Frootwood – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • Sumatra Mountain Brown – Coffee Beer
  • BACKWOODS BASTARD (Saturday) – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • DKML – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • LIZARD OF KOZ – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • RUBAEUS – Fruit Beer
  • PC PILS
  • ALL DAY – Session IPA
  • FOUNDERS FEST WHEAT (Friday)
  • RED’S RYE
  • 10K IPA – Imperial IPA (Saturday)

Frankenmuth Brewery

  • Batch 69  – American IPA
  • The Hef – Hefe-Weizen
  • Oktoberfest – Marzen
  • Siamese Goat – Doppelbock
  • Hot Rocket – Experimental Beer
  • Brick Haus – Belgian White IPA
  • Oh My Quad! – Belgian Quad
  • Banzai Red Rye

Glasshouse Brewing

  • Holla-Peño Biznez – Jalapeño Pale Ale
  • Firehouse Smoked Stout
  • Sze-Chuan West
  • Hummingbird Nectar

Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing Co.

  • Magic Trick Hefewiezen
  • Porch Appeal Peach Ale
  • Cucumber Snack Attack – Saison (Friday)
  • Coffee Snack Attack – Saison (Saturday)
  • Order 66 – IPA
  • These aren’t the hops you’re looking for. – American Pale Ale
  • Barreled Aged Siege Guitar Russian Imperial Stout (Friday)
  • Barrel Aged Vanilla Siege Guitar Russian Imperial Stout (Saturday)

Grand Rapids Brewing Company

  • Lumiere – Farmhouse Golden Saison
  • Handsome Lil’ Devil – Cherry Sour w/ Serrano Peppers, Ginger, & Lime
  • Muito Obrigado – BA Dark Strong Ale
  • Crepuscular Rays – Dry-Hopped Lager
  • Rainbow Universe – Blueberry/Raspberry Lactose Pale w/ Lemon Zest
  • Social Bot War Pawn – Marzen/IPA hybrid
  • Hipster Paradox – Double IPA
  • Nicodemus The Wise – Rice Pale w/ Cucumber, Juniper, & Lime Zese

Grand River Brewery

  • Pepino Loco – American Wheat Beer
  • Planet Basil – American Pale Ale
  • Raspberry Gose
  • Ryan Nugget Hopkins – English Pale Ale
  • Liquid Onyx – Black Ale
  • Monkey Mouth – IPA
  • Lake Rat – Cream Ale

Granite City Food & Brewery

  • The Northern – Low Alcohol / Light
  • The Bennie – Bock
  • Peel Off – Belgian Witbier (Friday)
  • Gold Fever – Belgian Strong Ale (Saturday)
  • Prairie Vixen – Hefe-Weizen
  • The Duke – American Pale Ale

Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery & Supply

  • Jump The Shark – IPA
  • Where The Tart Things Are – Sour Beer
  • Migratory – Brown Ale
  • Gin Blossom – Botanical Pale Ale
  • ProAm Tropical IPA
  • Smores Stout
  • Big Skeeter – Double IPA
  • Blisterfoot – IPA
  • Strawberry Girl – Blonde Ale
  • Blissom – Maple Wheat
  • Gin Bloom – Gin Blossom aged in Gin Barrel
  • Paddler – IPA

Great Baraboo Brewing Co.

  • Shark Tooth Bay Golden Ale
  • King’s Peak Caribou Wheat
  • Cady’s Corner IPA
  • Honey Rye PA
  • Hefen-Weizguy
  • Boo-hemian Pilsner

Greenbush Brewing Co.

  • Blueberry Kettle Sour
  • Strawberry Kettle Sour
  • Mango Habanero Kettle Sour
  • Ginger Peach Macha Kettle Sour
  • Dry Hopped Kettle Sour
  • Watermelon Kettle Sour
  • Lemon Lime Kettle Sour
  • Grape Kettle Sour
  • Warhead Candies Kettle Sour
  • Lemonhead Candies Kettle Sour
  • Blueberry Lavendar
  • Cucumber Lime Kettle Sour
  • Raspberry Kettles Sour
  • Grapefruit Kettle Sour
  • Pineapple Kettle Sour
  • Jolly Rancher Candies Kettle Sour
  • Plum and Pear Kettle Sour
  • Hibiscus Kettle Sour
  • Oaked Kettle Sour
  • Orange and Honey Kettle Sour
  • Kiwi Kettle Sour
  • Cranberry Kettle Sour
  • Kettle Sour
  • Star Chicken Shotgun – American IPA

Greyline Brewing Co.

  • Fruitopia
  • Schadenfreude – German Hefe
  • DryPA
  • Mosacca – IPA

Griffin Claw Brewing Co.

  • Birminghamerweiss – Sour Ale
  • Nawt a Cawp – East Coast IPA
  • Overnight Sensation – Raspberry Ale
  • Mr. Blue Sky – Summer Wheat Ale
  • Lou Lelemon – Tripel w/ Lemon
  • Denali – Single Hop IPA (Friday)
  • Flying Buffalo Coffee – BA Imp. Stout (Friday)
  • Summer Spice Cake (Friday)
  • Black Eye – Rye Lager (Friday)
  • Oops-a-hefe – Hefe w/ Hops (Friday)
  • Sour Trooper – Flanders Red (Friday)
  • Harry Cherry – BA Sour Tripel  (Friday)
  • Chinook – Single MI Hop IPA (Saturday)
  • Flying Buffalo Hazelnut Stout (Saturday)
  • SpongeBob Square Tank – Pineapple Wheat (Saturday)
  • Full Nelson – Nelson Sauvin Hop IPA (Saturday)
  • RaZberry Zaizon (Saturday)
  • Perry White – Wit w/ Pear (Saturday)
  • Sour Grape Wit (Saturday)

Grizzly Peak Brewing Co.

  • Le Poisson Rouge – Sour Beer
  • Burton-Brussels Express – Sour Beer
  • Victor’s Gold – Gluten-free Beer (Friday)
  • Poolside Lager – Munich Helles (Saturday)
  • Sheerwater Burton IPA – English IPA (Friday)
  • Annie’s Saison de Table – Session Beer (Saturday)

Harmony Brewing Co.

  • Crossroads – American IPA
  • Fiddlestix – American IPA
  • Lovely Day – Lavender IPA
  • La Gabelle – Gose
  • Erste – Munich Helles
  • Smash – American Pale Ale

Harsens Island Brewery

  • Isla Margarita
  • Jobbie Nooner – Session IPA
  • Tagay! – Fruit Beer
  • Jackfruit IPA
  • Hibuscus Passion
  • The Sac

Haymarket Brewery & Taproom

  • Mosaic Extra Pale Ale
  • Speakerswagon Pilsner
  • Mathias – Imperial IPA
  • Strawberry Wheat

HOMES Brewery

  • Same Same Different – American IPA
  • Blurb – Sour Beer
  • King Cold Brew – Coffee Beer
  • BBA King Cold Brew
  • TBD
  • GUSAU – Sour Beer

HopCat

  • Saison w/ rhubarb, cherry & orange
  • Session Pale w/ Amarillo
  • Hefe-Weizen
  • Hoppy Blonde Ale
  • Barrel-Aged Wild Ale
  • NE IPA
  • Kettle-Soured Bret Wheat Ale
  • IPA

Jaden James Brewery

  • Peanut Butter Porter
  • Russian Imperial Stout
  • Red Rye
  • Black IPA
  • IPA
  • Black Walnut – Brown Ale

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

  • Ale Absurd – Sour Beer
  • Bam Biere – Sour Beer
  • La Roja is the Passionate One – Sour Beer
  • Gratzer – Smoke Beer
  • La Vida Improvascion – Sour Beer (Friday)
  • Bamarillo – Sour Beer (Friday)
  • Sea Buckthorn Fandango – Sour Beer (Friday)
  • Phucket…It’s Not That Far From Laos – Sour Beer (Saturday)
  • Olas Espaciales – Sour Beer (Saturday)
  • Isla Estrana – Sour Beer (Saturday)

Kickstand Brewing Co.

  • Janx Spirit – Barrel-Aged Beer (Saturday)
  • Pontoon Pale Ale
  • Long, Strange Trip – Belgian Trippel
  • John Beere – Low Alcohol / Light
  • Jane Beere – Bock
  • Helles Yeah – Maibock (Friday)
  • N.D.A – Double IPA
  • Declination Black IPA

Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.

  • The Fluffer – Session IPA
  • Thumper – Coffee Beer
  • DRIPA – Double IPA
  • White Devil Imperial Wit
  • Blueberry DRIPA
  • Soft & Juicy – Fruit Beer
  • OG: Original Gnome – Imperial Red Ale (Friday)
  • Stoutshined – Imperial Stout (Friday)
  • Redpop Radler
  • Pineapple Radler

Lansing Brewing Co.

  • Angry Mayor IPA
  • Amber Cream Ale
  • Union Golden Ale (Friday)
  • Pavement Pounder Pils (Saturday)
  • Bloodstream Mosaic Amber (Saturday)
  • Liliko’I Gose (Friday)
  • Velvet Villain – Porter
  • Jorge Klinton Funky Brown – Sour Beer (Saturday)
  • Fox In The Hen House Saison (Saturday)
  • Kentucky Monk (Bourbon Barrel Aged) – Belgian Dubbel
  • Michigan Medley – American Pale Ale (Friday)
  • Urban Grove – American Wheat Beer (Friday)

Latitude 42 Brewing Co.

  • Party at the Moon Tower – Double IPA
  • Cosmic Charlie – American Pale Ale
  • Nectar of the Goddess – Fruit Beer
  • Bubba Kolsch
  • I.P.EH! – American IPA
  • Poppin Pils – Bohemian Pilsner
  • Wanda Ales for A.L.S. – Double IPA
  • BBA Lucifers Cuvee (Saturday)
  • Hash Brownie (Friday)

Liberty Street Brewing Co.

  • Crossroads – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • Swarm Outside – Honey Beer
  • Eagle Eye PA – Session IPA
  • Solar Sailor – Key Lime Gose
  • Scribble – Berliner Weisse
  • Clementine Lemon Thyme – American Wheat Beer
  • Third Shock – Lambic

Lily’s Brewery & Seafood Grill

  • List not available at time of printing

Midland Brewing Company

  • Copper Harbor – Amber Ale
  • Raspberry Sour
  • Chamomile Wheat
  • Lumberjack Brawl – American Wheat Beer
  • Lime Rock – American IPA
  • Summer Breeze – American Pale Ale
  • Raspberry Copper – Fruit Beer
  • The To Do – Cream Ale

Mishigama Craft Brewing

  • Centerfield Sensation – Belgian Saison
  • Blue Racer – American Wheat Beer
  • Deja Brew – Brown Ale
  • Mooneye – IPA
  • Smeet Frog – Session IPA

Motor City Brewing Works

  • A Zesty Thyme – Gruit
  • 3 Monks Crunk’d – Belgian Trippel
  • Ghettoblaster – English Mild
  • Hard Cider
  • Blueberry Wheat – Belgian Saison

Mountain Town Brewing Co.

  • Brewski – Pilsner
  • Saison
  • Blueberry Kush
  • Season Of The Sun – IPA
  • Summer Gruit
  • Peach Gruit
  • Sacred Gruit
  • Dark Summer – Stout
  • Trainwreck Ale – Amber Ale
  • Iron Horse – IPA
  • Railyard Raspberry Wheat
  • Machine Shop Great Lakes Witbier

New Holland Brewing Company

  • Gin Barrel Aged Black Tulip – BA Belgian Trippel
  • The Poet – Oatmeal Stout
  • Uncle Tracy’s Pale Ale
  • Barrel Aged Tiramisu Porter
  • 2015 Incorrigible Reserve – Sour Beer (Saturday)
  • 2017 Incorrigible Reserve – Sour Beer (Friday)
  • Love Blaster – Fruit Beer
  • Tasmanian Hatter – IPA
  • Extra Time – Experimental Beer
  • Dragon’s Milk – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • Tequila Barrel Aged Dragon’s Milk
  • Hoptronix – Double IPA
  • Lost Dune – Summer Ale
  • Mad Hatter – IPA
  • Black Tulip – Belgian Trippel
  • Pineapple Hoptronix – Double IPA
  • Chocolate Cherry Coffee Poet – Oatmeal Stout

Newaygo Brewing Co.

  • Beer list not available at time of printing

North Center Brewing Co.

  • We’ve Gone Nuts Coconut Brown
  • Raspberry Waffle Cone Ale
  • True North Summer Wheat
  • Praise the Sun Saison
  • Belgian Tripel
  • Bobby English ESB
  • Venom Witch Beer/Wine Hybrid
  • Berliner Weisse

North Peak Brewing Co.

  • Zephyr – American IPA
  • Diabolical – American IPA
  • Mellow – Fruit Beer
  • Original – American Pale Ale
  • Archangel – American Wheat Beer
  • BBA Imperial Stout

Northern Oak Brewery

  • Battle Alley IPA
  • Taxman N.E. IPA
  • Mustache Stout
  • Rummelweizen
  • Father Jeff’s – Doppelbock

Odd Side Ales

  • Gose
  • P.O.G. – Fruit Beer
  • Wheat Wine
  • Instigator – American IPA
  • The Nightman Leaveth – Barrel-Aged Beer (Saturday)
  • Citra Pale Ale
  • Bean Flicker – Blonde Ale
  • MorningWood – Barrel-Aged Beer (Friday)
  • Honey Blue – Fruit Beer
  • Chicka Chicka Yeah – Belgian Witbier
  • Pineapple Dank Juice – American IPA
  • Mosaic Dank Juice – American IPA

Old Nation Brewing Co.

  • M43 – American IPA
  • Boss Tweed – Double IPA
  • Boxer – American IPA
  • DayMaus – Berliner Weisse
  • Coconut Hefe
  • Espresso Double Dwarf w/ Mexican Vanilla – Altbier

Olde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant

  • Peanut Butter Stout Chocula
  • SMASH IPA: Azacca
  • Blueberry Cream Ale
  • Pineapple IPA
  • * B4W – Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine
  • Mango Ghost Pepper Tornado IPA
  • OP Pumkin Ale
  • White Oak Aged Tornado IPA
  • Spanish Cedar Aged Tornado IPA

One Well Brewing

  • Whoppy – American IPA
  • Sweet Water Street – Porter
  • Xalapa
  • Bloody Xalapa
  • Cheery Cherry – Cider
  • Only Gose To Show Lime – Sour Beer
  • Barbados Slim – Sour Beer
  • Centennial Falcon – Double IPA

OpenRoad Brewery

  • IPA LOT
  • Citradisiac – American Pale Ale
  • Campout – Cream Ale
  • Road Rage – American IPA

Ore Dock Brewing Co.

  • Casino Queen – Oak Aged Belgian Golden Strong Ale With Nectarines (Friday)
  • Plumber’s Crack – Oak Aged Sour Brown Ale With Dark Plums (Saturday)
  • Joie de Vivre – Oak-Aged Sour Blond Ale w/ Oranges
  • Peel’s Out –  Grapefruit Belgian Pale Ale
  • Bum’s Beach – American Wheat Beer
  • Reclamation – American IPA
  • Queen City – Kolsch
  • Bramble on Rose – Cask Conditioned Raspberry Golden Strong Ale

Original Gravity Brewing Co.

  • Southpaw IPA
  • Spin-Chops Cream Ale
  • EZ Duz-it IPA – Session IPA
  • 440 Pepper Smoker – Experimental Beer
  • MCW Coffee Porter
  • 2-Wheeler Witbier
  • Saison-tron – Belgian Saison
  • County Street Amber

Ozone’s Brewhouse

  • Kryptonale – Amber Ale
  • Master Of Shadows – Porter
  • JoeRo – Coffee Beer
  • Totally Awesome #4 – IPA
  • Hopbreaker – Imperial IPA (Saturday)
  • Sage Of Ale – Cream Ale
  • Roller Kolscher – Kolsch
  • Oakhemian Raspsody – American Wheat Beer

Parker’s Hilltop Brewery

  • List not available at time of printing

Perrin Brewing Co.

  • You’d Bretta Run – Sour Beer
  • Michigan Cherry IPA
  • Gose
  • Q-Stew – Session Beer
  • Apricot Sour
  • Amber Saison Sour
  • No Rules – Porter (Saturday)
  • Caesar’s Gimp – Experimental Beer
  • Grapefruit IPA
  • Bullet Tooth – Stout
  • 98 Problems – IPA
  • Perrin Black – Black Ale

Petoskey Brewing Co.

  • Horny Monk – Belgian Dubbel
  • Juicy – IPA
  • Cranium Crush – Cream Ale
  • Olmec Mexican Stout
  • Stink Fist – Triple IPA
  • Cherry Wheat
  • Pinaco-brewha – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • Nerf Herder – Porter
  • Wanderlust – Belgian Pale Ale
  • Wookie Kisses – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • 12 Parsecs – Session IPA
  • Dark N Foamy – Barrel-Aged Beer

Pigeon Hill Brewing Co.

  • O.C.P. – Herb & Spice Beer
  • Double OH C.P. – Herb & Spice Beer
  • Grapefruit Shifting Sands – IPA
  • Grapefruit Renegade DIPA
  • Besto Bohemian Pils – Bohemian Pilsner
  • Dortmunder (Saturday)
  • Petite Soleil Saison
  • Motorboatin’ Wheat (Saturday)
  • Walter Gets Buzzed – Coffee Beer

Pike 51 Brewing Co.

  • Hopnosis – American IPA
  • Hopcat Collab Golden Sour
  • Yay, Breakfast! – Stout
  • Beer City Kolsch
  • Chicago Drive By – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • Mojito Pants – Fruit Beer
  • 5th Anniversary Sour

Railtown Brewing Co.

  • Barrel-aged Allegheny RIS – Imperial Stout
  • Chubby Cheeks – Juicy IPA
  • Citra Warrior – Imperial IPA w/ honey
  • I Likey Liliko’i – Passion Fruit Cream Ale
  • Kilted Bean – Strong Scotch w/ coffee
  • Peanut Butter Cocoa Time – Imperial Porter

Redwood Brewing Company

  • Amberillo By Morning – Red Ale
  • Batch 300 – Malt Liquor
  • Cream Stout
  • Summer Stout

Right Brain Brewery

  • Cherry Pie Whole – Amber Ale
  • Looping Owl – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • Gin Joy Ale – Cream Ale
  • Blue Magic – Cream Ale
  • Deader Kettle – Double IPA
  • Spinal Tapper – Double IPA
  • Funky Power – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • Cake Walk – Cream Ale
  • Lemon Beer
  • Concrete Dinosaur – Rye Beer
  • Thai Peanut – Amber Ale
  • Bonaduce – Amber Ale

River Rouge Brewing Co.

  • I-75 IPA w/ Basil & Grapefruit
  • Mango Explosion
  • Topic Konvention – Coconut Kolsch
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Stencel Stout
  • Ale Yes – Imperial IPA
  • Orange Saison

River’s Edge Brewing Co.

  • Moon Over Moore Lake (Fermenta) – American Wheat Beer
  • Call Me The Breese – IPA
  • Karate Bonfire – Stout
  • Strait of Calais – Barrel-Aged Beer (4pm Fri. / 1pm Sat.)
  • Hurricane in Kingston – Barrel-Aged Beer (5pm Fri. / 2pm Sat.)
  • Old Northwest – Barrel-Aged Beer (6pm Fri. / 3pm Sat.)
  • BA Dirty Frank Stout – Barrel-Aged Beer (7pm Fri. / 4pm Sat.)
  • BA X-1 – Barrel-Aged Beer (8pm Fri. / 5pm Sat.)

Roak Brewing Co.

  • Creative Tension – IPA
  • Raw Power – Barrel-Aged Beer
  • Raspberry Whiplash – Double IPA
  • Mango Powerboat – Belgian Witbier

Rochester Mills Beer Co.

  • 19th Anniversary Pilsner
  • Shift Beer – Cream Ale
  • Bourbon Barrel RMB2K – BA Russian Imperial Stout
  • All the Good Names are Taken Double IPA
  • Firkin Fantastic – Fruit Beer (Friday)

Rochester Mills Production Brewery

  • Raspberry Radler (Friday)
  • Tongue Tied Cherry Saison
  • Soul Snatcher Bourbon Barrel Imperial Red Ale
  • Juice Bigalow Hop Gigolo New England IPA
  • Pineapple Lime Cherry Saison (Saturday)
  • Raspberry Radler (Saturday)

Rockford Brewing Co.

  • Dogma Style NEIPA
  • Hoplust – IPA
  • Hoplust w/ Cactus Pears – IPA
  • ISO – IPA
  • Erdbier – Fruit Beer
  • Strawberry Vanilla Rhubarb
  • Black Track – Black Ale
  • Hot Chuck
  • Obsession – Session Beer
  • MI Weisse
  • Rogue River Brown
  • Malph`s Premium Light
  • Plum Saison

Round Barn Brewery

  • New England IPA
  • Rhu the Day – Hefe-Weizen
  • Separate Quarters #9 – Sour Beer
  • Coffee Pale Ale
  • Farmhouse Ale – French Saison
  • Hop Dealer – IPA
  • Vacation – Summer Ale
  • Vanilla Stache – Porter

Royal Oak Brewery

  • Suicide Blond – Belgian Strong Ale
  • Summer Wit
  • Brewhouse ESB
  • Mellow Gold – English Summer Ale
  • Northern Kolsch
  • Flanders Red Ale

Rupert’s Brew House

  • Farmer’s Daughter – Belgian Saison
  • Blacker The Berry Sour
  • Lil’ Saazer – Session Beer
  • Double hIghPA
  • Boogie Brown

Salt Springs Brewery

  • Impunity IPA
  • Kid’s in a Candy Store IPA
  • Kick Axe Kolsch
  • Heavenly Hefe
  • Sister Ester’s Saison
  • Big Brown Bunny Porter
  • Barrel Raged Tiger
  • Crispy’s Tippel – Belgian Trippel

Saugatuck Brewing Co.

  • Blueberry Lemonade Shandy
  • Paled It! – American Pale Ale
  • Backyard IPA – Session IPA
  • Cotton Mouth Quencher – Blackberry Sour
  • Daze On Saison
  • Mandarina IPA – Imperial IPA
  • Oval Beach Blonde
  • Blueberry Maple Stout
  • Neapolitan Milk Stout
  • Serrano Pepper Ale
  • Kolsch
  • Reverent Monk – Belgian Trippel
  • Barrel Aged Blueberry Maple Stout (Tapped Friday @ 7:15 pm, Saturday @ 3:15 pm)

Schmohz Brewing Co.

  • John T. Pilsner
  • Pickle Tink Strawberry Wheat Ale
  • Hopalotawatomi Indian Brown Ale
  • Soul Crusher Blood Orange – Session Beer
  • Hopknocker – Imperial IPA
  • Bonecrusher  – Stout

Sherwood Brewing Co.

  • Houlihan’s Irish Stout
  • CRIM – Imperial Stout
  • 1492 IPA
  • Mistress Jades Hemp Ale – American Pale Ale
  • Noble Benny – Barleywine
  • Disco Lemonade
  • BluPom Wit
  • Mulligan Cream Ale
  • Lawnmower IPA
  • SourWood Skwertle
  • SourWood Lemongrass Saison
  • SourWood Spright
  • SourWood Kiwi Lime
  • Green Tea Lemon Ale
  • Cukuler Ale

Short’s Brewing Co.

  • Erraticus 9 – Wild Cider fermented w/ gooseberries
  • Super Sounds of the 70’s (Fermenta) – Farmhouse Ale w/ Lime & Coconut
  • Synaphleus Pinkfloydi – Cherry Lemonade Gose
  • The Mighty Shorse – Double IPA brewed w/ peaches
  • Ants on a Lager – Vienna Style Lager w/ Peanut Butter, Raisins & Celery
  • Terr Bear – Sour Wheat Ale w/ raspberries
  • No Recess – Sour Ale w/ tangerine
  • Bourbon Goodnight Bodacious – BA Double Black IPA
  • Golden Eagle – Belgian Strong Ale
  • Tunnel Bear – BA Sour Rye Brown Ale
  • In the Wheat of Passion – American Wheat Ale w/ passion fruit
  • Always on Vacation – Session Pale Ale
  • Strawberry Short’s Cake – Golden Ale w/ strawberries & milk sugar
  • Melt My Brain – Golden Ale w/ coriander, juniper & lime + tonic
  • Power of Love – Shandy made w/ raspberry rosemary Wheat Ale
  • Michigantuan – Cherry Double IPA w/ Michigan hops & barley

Silver Harbor Brewing Co.

  • Hops, Sweat and Tears – American IPA
  • Once you go Belgian – Belgian Strong Ale
  • So Heffen Good – Hefe-Weizen
  • Kumbaya – Brown Ale

Sister Lakes Brewing Co.

  • Driftwood – American Wheat Beer
  • SPF 0  – Berliner Weisse
  • Pontoon Ride – English Pale Ale
  • Dewey Lake Monster – Double IPA
  • Six O’Clock Whistle – IPA
  • Noon Whistle – Session IPA
  • Cashmere Otter – SMASH IPA
  • Brett Hickey – BBA American Wild Ale
  • Day Starter – Coffee Brown Ale

Snowbelt Brewing Co.

  • My Chest Hurts – American IPA
  • Holy Whit – Belgian Witbier
  • Redemption Black Rye IPA
  • Summer Fling – Summer Ale
  • TBD

Speciation Artisan Ales

  • Incipient w/ Pomegranate  – Sour Beer
  • Incipient w/ Tangerine – Sour Beer
  • Genetic Drift Dry Hopped w/ Belma & Saphir – Wild Ale
  • Incipient Dry Hopped w/ Belma, Cascade, & Mosaic – Sour Beer

Stony Lake Brewing Co.

  • List not available at time of printing

Stormcloud Brewing Co.

  • Rainmaker Pale Ale – Belgian Pale Ale
  • Whiled Away IPA
  • 31 Planes IIPA
  • Citrus & Gin – Barrel-Aged Beer (Friday)
  • Confederate Gold – Fruit Beer (Saturday)
  • None of Your Nimbus – Sour Beer (Friday)
  • W.P. Apocalypse – Sour Beer (Saturday)
  • Cool Cat Kitty Face – Belgian Saison (Friday)
  • Star Spangled Saison (Saturday)
  • 228 Tripel
  • Another Day, Another Apocalypse – Belgian Strong Ale

Tapistry Brewing Co.

  • Heart Full of Napalm – Double IPA
  • Northern Trippin – IPA
  • Northern Trippin
  • Citranicity
  • Rum Barrel Aged Dark Testimony – Imperial Stout
  • DRIPA Fermenta – Double IPA

Tecumseh Brewing Co.

  • Cold Summer – Stout
  • Circumspice – Blonde Ale
  • Strawberry Session IPA
  • Pink Sidewinder – Fruit Beer
  • Super Simcoe Smash – American IPA
  • Tropical Ally-oop  – American IPA
  • Sidewinder Shandy
  • Sichuan Peppercorn Witbier

Tenacity Brewing Co.

  • Strawberry Blonde – Blonde Ale
  • 2nd Shift Session IPA
  • Farmer’s Daughter IPA
  • O.G. Milk Stout
  • Cherry Super Unleaded Dark Wheat
  • Blue Collar Pineapple Saison

Territorial Brewing Co.

  • Gose Like Swayze – Gose
  • Cereal City Not Champagne – Berliner Weisse
  • Big Yellow Truck – North German Pils
  • Kenny Lagers – Helles
  • Easy Giese – Sticke Alt
  • Harmonia – Hefeweizen
  • BC Light – Light American Lager
  • Avenue A – Amber Ale

Texas Corners Brewing Co.

  • Dreamsicle Wheat
  • Raspberry Farmers in Paris Saison – Oak Barrel Aged
  • New England Style IPA
  • Cherry Cider

The Livery

  • Maillot Noir – Sour/Oak aged Biere de Garde w/ Black Raspberries
  • 12th Anniversary Ale – Belgian Dark Strong Ale
  • Evergreen Warrior – Double IPA
  • Lil’ Filly – Raspberry Wheat Ale
  • Ludicrous Speed  – Schwarzbier
  • Blue Johnny  – Belgian Pale Ale
  • Mellow Johnny w/ Blueberries & Lemon zest (Firkin – 1:30pm Sat. tapping)

The Mitten Brewing Co.

  • Country Strong – American IPA
  • Teddy Rasberry
  • Put Me In, Kolsch
  • 5X Rye
  • Mango Gold
  • No Pepper Gose
  • Scotch Porter

Third Monk Brewing Co.

  • List not available at time of printing

Tibbs Brewing Co.

  • Ben Jonesin’ Chocolate Toffee Porter
  • Strawberry Blondeshell
  • Beermosa – Belgian Tripel & OJ
  • Hell-Jen Belgian  – Belgian Trippel
  • Common Law – IPA
  • How You Like Me BLAU – Blueberry Hefe-weizen
  • BA Ben Jonesin’ Chocolate Toffee Porter (2pm Saturday)
  • Gose to Katmandu – Blood Orange Gose (6pm Friday)
  • Ben Jonesing Ice Cream Float
  • Beermosa Ice Cream Float

Tilted Axis Brewing Co.

  • Lapeer Light – Amber Ale
  • Legend Cherry Wheat
  • Leafy Hopper IPA
  • Milk Stout

Traffic Jam & Snug

  • StratusBeer – N.E. IPA
  • Pineapple-Pocolypse – Hoppy Pineapple Blonde
  • Menage a Trois – Belgian Trippel
  • Natural Selection – PB Porter
  • Wit Dreams Are Made Of – Tart Cherry Wit

Trail Point Brewing Co.

  • Yippee Ki-Yay Melon Farmer
  • Perk Ya Later
  • CIPApotamus
  • Drunken Hank
  • Doctor Peelgood – American Wheat Beer (Friday)
  • Sensessionable – Session IPA
  • Captain Brunette – Barrel-Aged Beer (Saturday)
  • Juice Joint – American IPA

Transient Artisan Ales

  • List not available at time of printing

Tri-City Brewing

  • Intergalactic Jack – American Pale Ale
  • Cherry Torchon
  • Vienna Lager
  • Hefeweizen
  • Mango Habanero Hefeweizen
  • Spicy Coconut Belgian Wit
  • Fermenta Belgian Blonde
  • Ruckinator – Doppelbock
  • Belgian Trippel
  • Regimental Reserve
  • Wild Phoenix
  • Milk Bottle Cream Stout

Tripelroot

  • Mosaic Rye IPA
  • Training Session
  • Empirical Batch #14 – American Brown Ale
  • Empirical Batch #10 – Belgian Quad
  • Citra-Brite
  • This Blonde Fights Dirty
  • Unity Vibration Living Kombucha Tea
  • Elderwand – Kombucha Beer
  • Kriek Tisani – Kombucha Beer (Saturday)
  • Dandy Jasmine-Fermenta  – Kombucha Beer (Friday)
  • Nettle Lemonade Beer – Kombucha Beer (Saturday)
  • Ginger – Kombucha Beer
  • Strawberry Rhubarb – Kombucha Tea (Low ABV) (Friday)
  • Summer Snow – Kombucha Tea (Low ABV) (Saturday)

Vander Mill

  • Totally Roasted – Cider (Saturday)
  • Michigan Wit – Cider (Friday)
  • IPA
  • Pilsner

Watermark Brewing Co.

  • Kwan Tsu – Belgian Witbier
  • King Prawn – American IPA
  • Homage – Hefe-Weizen
  • Lemon Zesty Time – American Pale Ale

White Flame Brewing Co.

  • Double Tap – IPA
  • Black Flame – BA Imperial Stout
  • Lumpy Space Princess – IPA
  • Lupulunatic – IPA
  • Kentucky Kiss – BA Scotch Ale
  • Big Willy – BA Double IPA (Friday)
  • Mosaic Dream – IPA (Saturday)

Witch’s Hat Brewing Co.

  • Train Hopper – American IPA
  • This Guy – New England style Double IPA
  • Farmer’s Hat – Colab w/ Brewery Vivant – Hoppy, juicy saison fermented in wood
  • Cat In The Hat – Colab w/ Hopcat – Wood fermented saison w/ rhubarb cordial syrup
  • Hypercharged Qishr – Colab w/ Hyperion Coffee Co. – Wine barrel aged saison
  • The Hat Gose Mango & Lime – Gose
  • The Hat Gose Blueberry Lemonade – Gose
  • Wine Barrel Gose – Gose
  • El Chapo Gose Way – Tequila barrel aged gose w/ limes – Gose
  • Traxxx Night Fury – Bourbon barrel aged imperial stout w/ peanut butter, coconut
  • Vanilla Bean Night Fury – Bourbon barrel aged imperial stout w/ vanilla beans
  • Cookies ‘n Cream Night Fury – Bourbon barrel aged imperial stout w/ toasted coco
  • Orange Truffle Night Fury – Bourbon barrel aged imperial stout w/ chocolate and
  • Maple Pecan Cluster Night Fury – Bourbon barrel aged imperial stout w/ maple syr
  • Well Water – Bourbon barrel aged barleywine
  • Voice Of The Turtle  – Pilsner

Wolverine State Brewing Co.

  • Shore Storm East Coast IPL
  • Verano Mexican-Style Amber Lager
  • Au Sable Rye IPL
  • West Side Wheat American Wheat Lager
  • Raucher – Smoke Beer
  • Barista Cold-Brew Coffee Lager
  • Wolverine Premium Lager
  • Gulo Gulo IPL
  • Cucumber Wheelbarrow Weekend – Lemon Radler
  • Lemon Meringue Wheelbarrow Weekend – Lemon Radler
  • Basil Wheelbarrow Weekend – Lemon Radler
  • Watermelon Wheelbarrow Weekend – Lemon Radler

Woodward Avenue Brewers

  • Ramma’s Arrow – Double IPA
  • WABiversary Ale – American IPA
  • Detroit Maiden – American IPA
  • Raspberry Cream Ale
  • Woodward Avenue Blonde
  • Nektar CoWAB – Table Beer
  • AGGROvator – Tropical Stout
  • Saratoga – American Pale Ale

 

List subject to change. Download the official festival app at BeerFestList

 

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#MiSBF17 Music Line-Up

The long-awaited line-up of music for this year’s 20th Annual Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival is here…

FRIDAY

Back 40 Stage:

5-7pm — Reefermen

7-9pm — Behind the Times

Main Stage:

5-6:30pm — The Tosspints

6:30-7:30pm — DJ Lewis Colon

7:30-9pm — The Native Howl

SATURDAY

Back 40 Stage:

12:30-2:30pm — Behind the Times

3-5pm — Reefermen

Main Stage:

1-3pm — Matt Wixson’s Flying Circus

3-4pm — DJ Dannyboy

4-6pm — Stone Clover

 

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July is Designated as Michigan Craft Beer Month

The Michigan Brewers Guild has once again designated July as Michigan Craft Beer Month—this year, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the non-profit organization dedicated to representing more than 220 member breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs throughout the state.

The Michigan Brewers Guild was formed in 1997 and held its first festival in July 1998. Today, the Guild hosts four festivals dedicated exclusively to Michigan craft beer produced by its members breweries, which attracts more than 35,000 people collectively each year.

This year’s Michigan Summer Beer Festival will take place July 21-22 at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti’s Historic Depot Town. Tickets are still available for both days and can be found online at MiBeer.com.

Other festivals coming up this year include:

Proclamations were also recently introduced in Lansing. Representatives Farrington, Crawford, Elder, Ellison, Hughes, Rabhi, Rendon, Sabo, Schor and Sneller offered House Resolution No. 127, while Senators MacGregor, Zorn, O’Brien, Hertel, Jones, Schuitmaker, Proos, Robertson, Ananich and Hune offered Senate Resolution No. 76, each recognizing that:

  • Michigan craft brewers are a vibrant affirmation and expression of Michigan’s entrepreneurial traditions, operating as community-based small businesses and providing employment for more than 5,000 workers;
  • Michigan has craft brewers in every region of the state and more than 220 craft brewers statewide; and Whereas, Michigan ranks sixth in the nation for overall number of breweries, microbreweries, and brewpubs;
  • The Michigan Brewers Guild celebrates Michigan Craft Beer Month each year by hosting a Summer Festival in July;
  • Craft brewers in Michigan support state agriculture by purchasing hops, malted barley, wheat, beet sugar, cherries, apples, and numerous other fruits, herbs, and vegetables grown in Michigan;
  • Michigan craft brewers promote Michigan’s spirit of independence through a renaissance in handcrafted beers like those first brought to Michigan by European settlers and produced here by our forefathers, including Bernhard Stroh, for the enjoyment of the citizenry;
  • Striving to educate legal drinking-age residents, Michigan craft brewers convey awareness about the differences in beer flavor, aroma, color, alcohol content, body, and other complex variables, beer history, and gastronomic qualities of beer;
  • Michigan craft brewers champion the message of responsible enjoyment to their customers and work within their communities to prevent alcohol abuse and underage drinking;
  • Craft brewers in Michigan produce more than 100 distinct styles of flavorful beers, the quality and diversity of which have made Michigan the envy of many states, contributing to balanced trade with increased Michigan exports and promoting Michigan tourism;
  • Michigan craft brewers have been a successful business model by contributing more than $144 million in wages with a total economic contribution of more than $600 million, thriving and expanding in furthering their economic importance to the state;
  • Michigan craft brewers are vested in the future, health, and welfare of their communities as employers providing a diverse array of quality local jobs, as contributors to the local tax base, and as committed sponsors of a broad range of vital community institutions and philanthropic causes, including not-for-profit housing development associations, chambers of commerce, humane societies, athletic teams, and medical research.

The Michigan Brewers Guild is the network of innovative and passionate brewers that serves as the recognized advocate for the Michigan craft beer industry. The mission of the Michigan Brewers Guild is to promote and protect the Michigan craft beer industry with an overarching goal to help craft beer acquire 20% of the market by 2025.

Michigan’s thriving brewing industry conservatively contributes more than $144 million in wages with a total economic contribution of more than $600 million. In terms of overall number breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, Michigan ranks #6 in the nation – thus supporting its claim as “The Great Beer State.”

Hit the Trails with these Bicycle Themed #MiBeers

By Joe O’Connell

With the weather warming up in Michigan, it’s time to start getting outside more often. While some of the more die-hard cyclists don’t let winter stop them, the start of warmer weather is when the cycling season begins to kick into high gear.

With nearly 1,500 miles of bike trails to explore, what better place is there for cycling than Michigan? And in fitting fashion, Michigan’s breweries serve up several bicycle-themed ales to help you relax after your two-wheeled excursions.

Here are a few:

Cheap Date, Arcadia Ales 4.5% ABV, 30 IBUs  A refreshingly hoppy session pale ale, it hosts a fine white head and gorgeous aroma mirrored by its flavor which is overloaded with tropical Citra hops, citrusy Simcoe hops, and a perfect malty balance. A great anytime beer that pairs well with good, cheap fun.

B2B Trail Ale, Arbor Brewing 3.7% ABV, 30 IBUs  A refreshing session pale ale with a healthy dose of lime peel, a touch of coriander and some citrusy hops that makes it easy drinking, clean and crisp.  Citrus and lime notes in the aroma, followed by a crisp hop bitterness and a clean dry finish.

Rider Down Pale Ale, Paddle Hard Brewing 5% ABV, 48 IBUs  A light, crisp pale ale that picks you up when you fall off your bike!

Ermagerdness IPA, Short’s Brewing 5.8% ABV, 84 IBUs  A light-bodied, golden-colored American India Pale Ale with zesty tangerine and pineapple aromatics.  A simplified malt bill, along with some signature American hops, allows for an awesome burst of tropical fruit flavors up front.  It then shifts toward an interesting herbal tasting bitterness, which builds and lingers on the back of the palate.

Distracted Pale Ale, Fetch Brewing 5.4% ABV, 40 IBUs  A dank pale ale that’s the official beer for the Fetch Cycling Group. The group meets every Thursday and has grown exponentially. Fetch Cycling Group riders wear their Fetch jerseys designed from the Distracted logo drawn by one of the brewery’s bartenders. Official Fetch Cycling Group slogan: Ride focused, drink Distracted.

51K IPA, Blackrocks Brewery 7% ABV, 68 IBUs  Bursting hops all over your face, this American IPA is full of earthy grapefruit, apricot, and piney hop flavors and aromas with a nice balanced yet dry finish.

Of course, pedaling is a great way to burn some serious calories. According to Harvard Medical School, a 155-lb person riding a bike between 12-14 MPH can burn nearly 300 calories after 30 minutes of riding. Not fast enough for you? The same person can burn over 370 calories on a 14-16 MPH ride in the same amount of time. At 140 calories per 12-ounce bottle, that’s over five Cheap Dates per hour! Although, we do advise against drinking that many of any beer – or having that many dates – in such a short period of time.

Here are some more Michigan biking facts:

  • Michigan is one of only two states that have mandatory minimum funding provisions for non-motorized transportation. The other state is Oregon. (MDOT)
  • You can’t drive or ride in a car on Mackinac Island, but you can bring your bike or rent one if you choose!
  • $668 million: the annual impact of bicycling on Michigan’s economy, including $256 million in avoided healthcare costs, according to MDOT.
  • The average annual cost of owning and using a bicycle is less than $300 compared with $3,000 for an automobile, according to MDOT.

And for fun, check out these Michigan biking events and activities:

  • HUB Fest June 10, Adrian – Hadrian’s Ultimate Bicycle Fest. Cyclists will choose their own adventure from four fun-filled routes highlighting historic Adrian and Lenawee County. This one-day event hosted “off the beaten path” will truly offer something for bicyclists of all ages and abilities. Afterward, the fun continues as riders converge on downtown Adrian for a lively after-party, including beer from Michigan breweries Cotton Brewing Company and Tecumseh Brewing Company.
  • Sunrise Adventure June 15-18, Alpena – Cycle your choice of several routes of different lengths that will lead you past historic lighthouses and down forested roads. While you’re in the area, enjoy a Michigan beer at Austin Brothers Beer Company!
  • MUP Bicycle Tour July 9-15, Eastern UP – See majestic waterfalls, dip your toes in three of America’s Great Lakes, and enjoy off-the grid delights as you pedal through old-growth forests. You’ll be mesmerized by the UP’s rugged natural beauty and unique wildlife. And why not make a pit stop at Michigan’s own Soo Brewing Company?
  • Shoreline West Bicycle Tour August 5-12, Western LP – Be a part of an unforgettable seven-day vacation as you pedal tree-lined roadways and past breathtaking waterfront views. Enjoy local wineries, brewpubs, farmer’s markets, crystal-clear lakes, historic resort towns, and the iconic Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Begins in Montague and ends at the head of the world-famous Mackinac Bridge.
  • Mud, Sweat, & Beers Traverse City – A multi-race mountain bike event benefitting the nonprofit ski area, Mt. Holiday.
  • Kayak, Bike & Brew, Traverse City – A Brewery Pub Pedal and Paddle through Traverse City’s beautiful urban TART bike trails, Boardman Lake & River and West Bay, lasting about 4 hours.
  • Motor City Bike & Brew Tours Detroit – Guided bike tours that run May – September with Detroit history themes! Experienced and knowledgeable tour guides, relaxed riding pace for all biking abilities, small riding groups, Michigan beer and food (included) and safe and secure parking.

With nearly 250 breweries and counting, “The Great Beer State” of Michigan ranks sixth in terms of number of breweries with craft beer having an over $1.8 billion impact on Michigan’s economy, according to the Brewers Association. The variety and quality available here provides every reason to Drink Michigan Beer®!

Cheers to the summer ahead, cheers to Michigan beer, and as always please drink responsibly, and do not ride a bike while intoxicated!

 

When not at his day job of being a budget and policy analyst, Joe O’Connell exploring all things beer is a top interest of his. He has been a homebrewer since 2010, earned his craft brewing certificate, volunteered at numerous beer festivals, and is a co-organizer of the second-longest-running beer festival in the United States.

 

Raise a Mug to “German Beer Day” in the the Great Lakes State!

Ben Darcie

As we all know, Michigan is overflowing with fantastic beer to be explored in every corner of the state. Today we’re going to be exploring the German side of Michigan, from single bottles to breweries who focus on German-style brews.

You’re sure to find Germany’s influence all over this fine peninsula, from the shelves at your favorite beer store to your local brewery. There are countless taproom only German-style brews to explore, from the smoky Rauchbier to the wonderfully simple and refreshing Hefeweizen, so we’re going to be focusing on beers that you can find on the shelf at your local bottle shop.

And since today, April 23, is apparently “German Beer Day” we thought we’d offer some insights into where to find German-style beers right here in the Great Lakes State!

Firstly, there are a few breweries across this great state that place a heavy emphasis on German-style beers, so we’ll start there.

Frankenmuth Brewing Company

425 S. Main St., Frankenmuth

Established in 1862, the Frankenmuth Brewery sits right downtown in the beautifully idyllic Frankenmuth, Michigan. Featuring a full restaurant and taproom, it makes for the perfect stop while exploring Frankenmuth, and offers a wide range of German-style beers supported by some American styles. Grab a seat in their large, open taproom, which overlooks the Cass River.

Check out:

  • The Hef (Hefeweizen)
  • Brown Hound Dunkel (Dunkelweizen)
  • Little Bavaria (German Pilsner)
  • Oktoberfest

Cedar Springs Brewing Company

95 N. Main St., Cedar Springs

Opening in 2015, Cedar Springs Brewing brought a new and exciting angle to West Michigan – a German Style brewery. With a full restaurant featuring classic German eats, the brewery offers classic German styles with a supporting cast of American styles, and is only a small jaunt north of Grand Rapids and Rockford, while remaining easily accessible from the freeway and the White Pine Trail. Grab a seat at the bar or the large, open taproom, grab an order of Schnitzel and enjoy a variety of their classic German brews. For those wondering, the phrase “Küsterer” refers to Christoph Küsterer, the first German Brewer in West Michigan who started producing around 1844.

Check out:

  • Küsterer Original Weissbier – 2016 GABF Bronze Medal for German Wheat (Historical Bavarian Wheat)
  • Küsterer Heller Weissbier (Modern Bavarian Wheat)
  • Küsterer Bohemian Pilsner
  • Küsterer Salzburger Marzen

Cedar Springs also offers a variety of traditional seasonal offerings:

  • Küsterer Dunkelweizen
  • Küsterer Weizenbock (Bock style wheat beer)
  • Küsterer Pale Bock
  • Küsterer Munich Dunkel
  • Küsterer Schwartzbier (Bohemian Style Black Lager)
  • Küsterer Rauchbier (Bamberg Style Smoked Lager)

Now, let’s move into some of the great German beer styles and pair them with an excellent Michigan-brewed example.

Altbier

Olde Number 22 by Arbor Brewing Company, Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti (Seasonal)
A surprisingly easy-drinking dark ale. Smooth, malty, and well-balanced; dry without being too bitter; and full-flavored without being too heavy. Very subtle smoky hints. (5.5% ABV | 37IBUs)

Berliner Weisse

Oarsman by Bell’s Brewery, Kalamazoo (Year-Round)

A flavorful session beer, Oarsman Ale uses a classic German brewing technique to impart a light, refreshing tartness. The grain bill includes a healthy portion of wheat, while light hopping lend citrus and herbal notes to the aroma. Fermented with Bell’s house ale yeast, Oarsman comes in at 4.0% alcohol by volume. Rather than being the dominant flavor note, the tartness in Oarsman takes on more of a palate-cleansing role, making it perfect with meals or purely on its own. (4% ABV | 10IBUs)

Bock

Bockefeller, Strong Winter Bock by Atwater Brewing Co., Detroit, Grosse Point Park & Grand Rapids (Seasonal)

Brewed with respect to the season, Atwater’s Winter Bock boasts the body and deep malt flavors matched with a warming, but well blended hint of alcohol. Extended aging reduces the sharpness and acidity typically apparent in strong ales. The aroma and flavor is malty and lightly roasty, with only enough hop character to clear the finish. (7% ABV | 25IBUs)

Dunkelweizen

Uncle Krunkle’s Dunkelweizen by Cellar Brewing Company, Sparta (Seasonal)

A drinkable, dynamic dark wheat ale dipping into dark malty tones. (6.3% ABV | 17IBUs)

Doppelbock

Consecrator Doppelbock by Bell’s Brewery, Kalamazoo (Seasonal)

A traditional Doppelbock fermented with an old-world yeast. Reddish brown in color with a mild hop profile, Consecrator is a well-balanced, full-bodied lager with hints of caramel and molasses in its smooth, malty finish after spending 3 months maturing in our fermentation tanks. (8% ABV)

Eisbock

Raspberry Eisbock by Kuhnhenn Brewing Company, Warren & Clinton Twp. (Taproom only release, 375ml and Draft Only)

Consistently rated as one of the top beers in the world by beer ratings websites, this beer has developed a cult following since its first release in 2004. After a very, very long boil, fresh raspberries and raspberry juice is infused into this intense lager, bringing about fresh berry notes with a hint of chocolate, like a chocolate truffle. A wonderful balance of sweet malt and tart fruit lends to the drinkability, while a long aging period mellows the alcohol, making for a great sipper with a long finish. (15.5% ABV)

German Lager

Classic Pilsner by Blackrocks Brewery, Marquette (Year-Round)

The finest German malt, American hops and Lake Superior water collide to create our take on the world’s most popular style. As crisp and refreshing as the Great Lakes, this beer is a nod to European Tradition with a distinct American disobedience. (5.5% ABV | 30IBUs)

Helles Lager

Hell’s Half Mile by Tri City Brewing Company, Bay City (Year-Round)

Hell’s Half Mile is a German-style Helles Lager that is pale gold with a creamy white head. Helles is German for bright. Hell’s Half Mile has an appealing grainy aroma with a slightly sweet malty flavor yet perfectly balanced with traditional noble hop characteristics. Don’t let the light color fool you! This full-bodied beer is complex and refreshing. (5.8% ABV | 20IBUs)

Hefeweizen

Bliss Wheat by Arbor Brewing Company, Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti (Year-Round)

U.S. Open Beer Champion – named “Best Hefeweizen in America” by the Craft Beer News Service. Classic aromas of banana, clove and floral citrus blossom. Fruity, spicy aromas show a rich yeasty character that follows through on a smooth, medium-bodied palate with a delicately spicy finish. (5.5% ABV | 15IBUs)

Kolsch

Full Circle by New Holland Brewing, Holland & Grand Rapids (Year-Round)

Full Circle is a crisp, refreshing celebration of New Holland’s belief in balance. Biscuity malt character with a low hop profile and slight sweetness. (4.9% ABV | 26IBUs)

Maibock

Drag Me to Helles Maibock by Wolverine State Brewing Co., Ann Arbor (Seasonal)

A take on the Maibock, a traditional spring beer in Germany. This beer is characterized by its spicy hop aroma and rich malt flavors that are both refreshing and perfect for the onset of spring. We brew our Maibock to hit the top end of color and hoppiness for the style, bringing you a complex and yet easy drinking German-style lager. We use all German malt and 100% German Hallertau hops. (7.4% ABV | 29IBUs)

Octoberfest/Marzen/Festbier

Ah, Octoberfest. A beautiful, refreshing and complex beer that never ceases to please the palate. There are many local taproom options for this seasonal fall favorite, and you’ll find many Michigan examples on the shelves, including options from Atwater Brewing Co., Bell’s Brewery, Dark Horse Brewing Co., Frankenmuth Brewing Company and Rochester Mills Beer Co.

Schwartzbier

Sustenence Black Beer by Short’s Brewing Co., Bellaire (Seasonal)

Sustenance Black Beer, classically referred to as a Schwartzbier, is a dark German Lager brewed in the spring. Soft and sweet on the palate, the roasted, dark caramel grains lend to a satisfying drinking experience, while Lager yeast creates a refreshing thirst-quenching sensation. This combination provides a rich, full-flavored, light-bodied brew. (7.3% ABV | 25IBUs)

Some German beer styles don’t have readily available Michigan brewed examples, like the deliciously complex, smoky Rauchbier, and the supremely drinkable Dortumunder Lager and Kellerbier. That doesn’t mean that they won’t appear in your local brewery or brewpub, so keep your eyes peeled!

Michigan offers a wonderful expanse of beer exploration, and as for the German styles, we are certainly not lacking, and they all pair excellently with friends.

Cheers and Prost! Let’s raise a glass to Michigan Beer!

 

Ben Darcie is based out of Grand Rapids Michigan and is a veteran beer writer, a 12-year homebrewer, public and private beer educator, and is stationed out of Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery & Supply in Ada, MI, just out side of GR.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Michigan Beer Style

By Ashley Dardis

You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy these fine Michigan-made, Irish-inspired craft beers – available on draft or bottle/can distribution around the state. Sláinte! (more…)

#MiWBF17 Features 969 Beers & 130 Breweries!

A mixed bag is expected this weekend for the 12th Annual Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival, February 24-25 at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, just north of downtown Grand Rapids. A warmer Friday and a snowy Saturday should make for interesting weather conditions for Michigan’s original winter craft beer celebration — one of four annual events presented by the state’s official trade organization, held by the brewers, for the brewers.

Here is the line-up of 969 beers from 130 breweries that the nearly 10,000 attendees can expect to sample throughout the 2-day event (Friday tickets remain available for $45 in advance and $50 at the gate (if available). You can purchase tickets online here. (more…)

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