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2012 Summer Beer Festival Breweries / Beers

Here is the COMPLETE list of participating breweries for the upcoming Summer Beer Festival, and the beers they are planning to bring. You’ll notice that many of the breweries have a “15th Anniversary Ale” listed as one of their beers… this is a recipe that we suggested for all the breweries to brew in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Brewers Guild AND the Summer Festival. The beer was listed as a ‘Strong Pale Ale’ but it is more like a Double IPA! Hopefully you will enjoy tasting the different characteristics that each brewery contributed to the base recipe. We have a record 555 different Michigan beers for you to sample this year!!

Arbor Brewing Co.
Sacred Cow IPA
Bear In A Tree English Honey Brown
Strawberry Blonde
Smoked Lager
15th Anniversary Ale

Arcadia Brewing Co.
B Craft Black Double IPA
Hopmouth Double IPA
Sky High Rye West Coast IPA
Loch Down Scotch Ale
Starboard Stout
Rapunzel Wheat with Hops
shipwreck Porter
Russian Imperial Stout
Cocoa Loco Chocolate Stout
Cereal Killer Barley Wine
15th Anniversary Ale

Atwater Brewery
Dirty Blonde American Wheat
Vanilla Java Porter
Grand Circus IPA
Purple Gang Pilsner
Voodoo Vator Doppelbock
Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale
Traverse City Cherry Wheat
Teufel Bock
Conniption Fit Double IPA
15th Anniversary Ale

Bad Bear Brewery
Polish Breakfast Stout
Bad Bear Brown Pale  Ale
Cascade Wheat Pale Ale
Hefe Weizen
Strawberry Banana Hefe Weizen
Root BEER Cream Ale
Castro’s Porter
Bacon Porter
Vanilla Porter
Chipotle Porter
Peanut Butter Porter
Coconut Porter
15th Anniversary Ale

Bastone Brewery
Witface Belgian Wit
Saison Du Bastone
Belgian Dubbel (Friday)
Belgian Pale Ale (Friday)
Nectar des Dieux Belgian Triple (Saturday)
Helles Rauchbier (Saturday)

Bell’s Brewery
Oberon American Wheat
Two Hearted IPA
Oarsman Session Ale
Amber Ale
Lager of the Lakes
Best Brown
Le Batteur Biere de Garde
Third Coast Beer
Pale Ale
Black Note Bourbon Barrel Stout
Wedding Ale Strong Wheat Beer
Hopsolution Double IPA
Roundhouse Ale
15th Anniversary Ale

Big Buck Brewery
Raspberry Wheat
Northern IPA
Breezy Kilt Irish Dry Stout
Citron Infusion Wheat
Pomegranate Cranberry Wheat
Vanilla Hazelnut Brown
Imperial Red
15th Anniversary Ale

Big Rock Chop and Brewhouse
Norm’s Raggedy Ass IPA
Flying Buffalo Imperial Bourbon Stout
Oblivious American Wheat Wine
Saison St. Clair
Red Rock Flanders Red
Go Figure Black IPA
Sour Raspberry
Tripel Shandy
Sour Cherry Tripel

Black Lotus Brewing Co.
Detroit Hip Hops American Pale Ale
Sun Ra Summer Wheat
DTF Belgian Tripel
Samsara Spiced Imperial Wheat
Son of the Gift Belgian Red

Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery
Demonic India Black Ale
“Hands off my Goat” Oatmeal Stout
Punky’s Monkey Belgian Rye Pale Ale
Sunshine Wheatwine Imperial American Wheat

B.O.B.’s Brewery
Peanut Butter Stout
Tangerine Trees Fruit Wheat
Mango Chipotle Ale
Robert the Sixth Bourbon Barrel Brown
Sooky Action Double IPA
Hoptropolis (15th Anniversary Ale)

Summer Daze IPA
Blonde Ambition Blonde Ale
A-dam Good Beer Pale Ale
15th Anniversary Ale

Brewery Vivant
Farmhand French Farmhouse Ale
Triomphe Belgian Style IPA
Barrel-aged Farmhand
Belgian Imperial Stout
Zaison Imperial Saison
Contemplation Belgian Golden Ale with Honey
15th Anniversary Ale

CJ’s Brewing Co.
Vatt 33 IPA
Rich-Hagg Red
Lower Straits Stout
Stanley’s Brown Porter
Imperial Summerbrew
Farmer’s Ale (corn, wheat, and rye) – Friday only

Copper Canyon Brewery
Rocktoberfest (Fri 5-7, Sat 1-3:30)
Figgy Pud’n Baltic Porter (Fri 5-7, Sat 1-3:30)
Faux Bruin Belgian Fruit Beer (Fri 5-7, Sat 1-3:30)
Miri Maibock (Fri 7-9, Sat 3:30-6)
Shillelagh Stout (Fri 7-9, Sat 3:30-6)
Apple Streudel Tripel (Fri 7-9, Sat 3:30-6)
Northwestern Gold (all day)
Devil’s Peak IPA (all day)
Summerzest (all day)
15th Anniversary Ale (all day)

Corner Brewery
Sodibo Sour Blonde
Flamboyant Red Flanders Red
Dirty Love Oak Aged Breakfast Stout
Hoptown Brown
Tiel Tree Pale Ale with lime peel and coriander
Phat Abbot Dubbel
Ypsi Gypsy Pale Ale
Buzzsaw AIPA Firkin

Dark Horse Brewing Co.
Crooked Tree IPA
Raspberry Ale
Amber Ale
Reserve Special Black Ale
Boffo Brown Ale
Kmitka Kolsch
Sapient Trip Ale
Double Crooked Tree IPA
Bourbon BBL Plead the 5th Imperial Stout
One Oatmeal Stout
Too Cream Stout
Tres Blueberry Stout
Fore Smoked Stout
Plead the 5th Imperial Stout
Sarsaparilla 666 Stout
Shake Maple Porter
Monster 29
Homobourbon Sapien
Whatsupwiththemonkey Blueberry Ale
Elegant Shade of Demolished Strawberry Ale
Death Star Lover Oak Aged Chocolate Stout
Lost Droid Chestnut Porter
Thirsty Trout Porter
Ollirama Dekoorc Eert
s-C7 Dekoorc Eert
Artic Dekoorc Eert
F.F. Dekoorc Eert
Smells Like Weed
Boffo Trace
Tall, Dark and Crunchy’s
Scary Jesus Rockstar Apricot Chamomile Pale Ale
Milichigan Potable Oat Wine
4-Elf Winter Warmer
That Cotton Pickin Beer
Wheat and the Hell was that Ale
GingeRed Imperial Red Ale
Chocolate Chili Stout
Ehhh What’s Up Doc Ale
Coconapple Beer
Murf’s Reeb
15th Anniversary Ale

Detroit Beer Co.
Detroit Baltic Porter
Grand River Red
Peach Pit Wit
Local 1529 IPA

Detroit Brewing Co.
Detroit Bohemian
Detroit Alt
Detroit Radler

Dragonmead Microbrewery
Final Absolution Trippel
Armageddon Grand Cru Belgian Quad
Under The Kilt Wee Heavy
Jason’s IPA
Redwing Raspberry Wheat
Tuhelles Enbock
Erik the Red
Reverend Fred’s Oatmeal Stout

Fenton Winery & Brewery
Honey Amber
Staggering Bull Imperial Nut Brown
Head On Collision Black IPA
Beachhead Belgian Tripel
Midnight Wheat Porter
15th Anniversary Ale

Founders Brewing Co.
Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale
Reds Rye PA
Centennial IPA
Pale Ale
All Day IPA
Frangelic Mountain Brown
Imperial Stout
Devil Dancer Triple IPA
KBS Barrel Aged Stout

Frankenmuth Brewery
Twisted Helles Lager
Batch 69 American IPA
American Blonde Ale
Munich Style Dunkel Lager
Oktoberfest Lager
Pilsener Lager

Great Baraboo
Heartland Hoppy Pale Ale
Shark Tooth Bay Golden Ale
Snake Eye Canyon Red Ale
Vienna Lager

Greenbush Brewing Co.
Sunspot Hefeweizen
Red Bud Copper Wheat Pale Ale
Emptiness Apricot Wheat
Vindication Blueberry Ale
Loud Mouth Soup Belgian White
Dunegrass IPA
Anger Black IPA
Bastard Samurai Zythos IPA
Eaglebear Most Patriotic Beer Ever
Caber Toss Scotch Ale
Distorter Porter
Retribution Belgian Hybrid
PHD Malt Liquor
1825 Belgian Strong
Dystopia Russian Imperial Stout
Mr Hyde Sumatra Cream Stout
Cabra Perdida Imperial Blueberry Stout
Terminator X American Strong Ale
Brother Benjamin Imperial Honey IPA
Isole Belgian Dubbel
Rage Imperial Black IPA
Barrel Aged LTD
Barrel Aged Cabra Perdida
Cask 1825 on Fresh Raspberries
Cask Dystopia
15th Anniversary Ale

Grizzly Peak Brewing Co.
La Fille du Fermier Saison
Sheerwater IPA
Burton-Brussels Express
Draconus Dark Belgian Strong
Michigan Saisonniere
Poolside Lager
Strang Wullie Wee Heavy

The Hideout Brewing Co.
Smuggler’s Hazelnut Stout
Alley Cat Black Lager
Back Way Double IPA
Beer City Pale Ale
Caramel Lager
Gangster IPA

Strawberry-Rhubarb Zugspitze Hefeweizen
Hoppopotamus IPA
Beer City Pale Ale
Citron Soo Blonde Ale infused with Green Tea
Kiwi’s Playhouse Berlinerweisse
The Jerk Jamaican Spiced Ale
Super Sage Against The Machine Double IPA
15th Anniversary Ale

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Bam Biere
La Roja
Oro de Calabaza
Sobre humano Palena “Maui Collaboration Ale”
15th Anniversary Ale

Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.
Loonie Kuhnie Pale Ale
Fluffer Session IPA
Mandarin Wit
Ginger-Cinnamon IPA
General Tau Ginseng Ale
Chai Teaweizen Tea Wheat Ale
Asian Pear-suasion Pear Wheat Ale
Great Wall Ginger-Citrus Mead
Fist of Fury Five Spice Metheglin
Shao Lin Strawberry Lychee Pyment
15th Anniversary Ale

Leelanau Brewing Co.
Whaleback White

Liberty Street Brewing Co.
Red Glare Amber Ale
steamy Windows California Common
Starkweather Stout
The American IPA
42nd Parallel Double IPA
Pooh Beer Honey Porter
15th Anniversary Ale

Lily’s Seafood
Propeller Island Pilsner
Whitefish Bay Wheat
Fairbanks Point Framboise
Sven & Ollie’s IPA
A. Strange Stout
15th Anniversary Ale

The Livery
Barrel Aged Maillot Jaune
Barrel Aged Impeche
Barrel Aged Red Molly
Barrel Aged 5th Dimension
Barrel Aged 33 1/3 Lager Blend
Barrel Aged Cherry Bomb Reserve
Bourbon Barrel Aged Taxman Imperial Stout
Eruption (collaboration with Brewery Vivant/Corner Brewery) Fri. 6pm, Sat. 2pm
Raspberry Eruption (collaboration with Brewery Vivant/Corner Brewery) Fri. 7pm, Sat. 3pm
15th Anniversary Ale

Malty Dog Brewery & Supplies
Gitchigoomie IPA
Shoot Your Rye Out
Frau Blucher Hefeweizen
Fortune Teller Stout
Dog’s Bullocks Chocolate Stout
Dog Day’s Summer Shandy

Michigan Beer Cellar
Black Magic RYPA
Great American Cream Ale
Michigan Sunshine Wit
Peach Wheat
Mocha Java Stout
Uncle Krunkle’s Dunkel
Top Secret American IPA
15th Anniversary Ale

Midland Brewing Co.
Midland Pale Ale
Lumberjack Lager
Brothers IPA
Copper Harbor Ale
Three Mile Marker
Pine River “Smoked” Porter
15th Anniversary Ale

MIP Brewing
AXL Pale Ale
BRIK Irish Red Ale
SNO White Ale

Motor City Brewing Works
Summer Brew American-style Wheat
Hard Cider
Ghettoblaster English-style Mild
Raspberry Lemonade Cass Cooler Fruit Wine

Mt. Pleasant Brewing Co.
Crazy Train Black IPA
Trainwreck Amber Ale
Iron Horse IPA
Wit Dream
Maple Porter
Sacred Gruit
Freight Train Double IPA
Coal Stoker’s Blackberry
Steam Engine Stout
Railyard Raspberry Wheat
Mystery Brew #1
Mystery Brew #2
15th Anniversary Ale

New Holland Brewing Co.
Golden Cap Saison
Poet Oatmeal Stout
Oak Hatter Barrel Aged IPA
Farmhouse Hatter
4 Witches Saison
Full Circle Kolsch
Dragon’s Milk Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout
Envious Oak Aged Fruit Ale
Mad Hatter IPA
El Mole Ocho Spiced Ale
Pilgrim’s Dole Wheat Wine
Imperial Hatter
Beerhive Honeyed Ale
Charkoota Rye Smoked Rye Doppelbock
Zoomer Wit
Ball & Chain Amber
Sour Attitude
Oak Aged Charkoota Rye
Blue Sunday Barrel #16
Blue Sunday Barrel #17
Envious with Cherry
Rye Hatter
15th Anniversary Ale

North Peak Brewing Co.

Odd Side Ales
Mayan Mocha Stout
Citra Pale Ale
Derlicte Pineapple IPA
Bean Flicker Coffee Blonde
Afternoon Delight Blonde
Fire Fly Pale Ale
Simcoe Sensation Session IPA
Grapefruit Wheat
Realignment Raspberry Wheat
?????? Stout

Old Boys’ Brewhouse
Tailchaser Pils
Dog Daze Blueberry Wit
Wheat Wave
Kennel King Imperial IPA
Magnum Breakfast Stout
15th Anniversary Ale

Olde Peninsula Brewpub
Summer Hefeweizen
Stout Chocula
Razberry Wheat
IPA Doble del Diablo

Original Gravity Brewing Co.
Southpaw IPA
Train Jumper Black IPA
2-Wheeler Witbier
440 Pepper Smoker
Root Down Ginger Beer
Primordial Porter
15th Anniversary Ale

Perrin Brewing Co.
Pale Ale
Golden Ale

Redwood Brewing Co.
Munich Dunkel
English Summer Ale
Jim’s Hefe Weizen
Ziggy’s Bock

Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Cornerstone IPA
Milkshake Stout
Rochester Red
Mills Pils Czech-style Pilsner
Oktoberfest 2012
Imperial Red
Brickshot ESB
Old Ale
Harvest Lite
Firkin of Old Ale (VIP Hour Friday only)
Firkin of Double Dry-hopped Double IPA (VIP Hour Saturday only)
15th Anniversary Ale

Round Barn Brewery
Bob’s Your Uncle English Bitter
Grape Expectations Fruit Beer
15th Anniversary Ale

Royal Oak Brewery
Devil’s Blood Schwarzbier Lager
Suicide Blonde Belgian Strong Sour
Summer Wit
King Helles Double Helles Lager
The Green Manalishi Double IPA
British Invasion Pale Ale
Grand Trunk Steam Beer
The Unbeerable Lightlessness of Bing Cherry Black Lager

Saugatuck Brewing Co.
Singapore IPA
Wylde Berry Wheat
Ginger Honey Ale
Hop on a Blonde
Neapolitan Milk Stout
Cluster Fuggle IPA
Bon Fire Brown Ale
ESB Amber
Serrano Pepper Ale
15th Anniversary Ale

Schmohz Brewing Co.
Hopknocker Imperial IPA
Bonecrusher American Stout
Pail Ale
Amber Tease
Zingiberene Gruit
Bloody Red
India Pale Ale
Pickle Tink Fruit Wheat
Razzmanian Devil Fruit Wheat
120 N/A Pale Ale
N/A Black Cherry Soda

Sherwood Brewing Co.
Mistress Jades Hemp Ale
Daytripper Trippel
Lawnmower IXPA
Citrus Porter
Chai Tea Mild Ale
Black Pils Schwarzbier
Verry Cherry Trippel
Buxom BlonDDe Ale
Entire Buzz Honey Porter
Old Hickory Stout
Disco Lemonade Strawberry Cream
Sun King Black Tea Lemon Ale
Belgian Pale Ale
Kona Porter (Friday 6pm)
Gunpowder IPA (Friday 7pm)
Wired Awake Black Lager Coffee Beer (Saturday 1pm)
Robor Scotch Heavy (Saturday 3pm)
15th Anniversary Ale

Short’s Brewing Co.
Nicie Spicie American Wheat
Kolsch 45
Strawberry Short’s Cake
ControversiALE American IPA
Huma Lupa Licious American IPA
Prolonged Enjoyment Session IPA
Alter Spalter German Alt
Wowee Zowee
Earl of Brixom English Dark Mild
In The Wheat of Passion
India Spruce Pilsner
Stellar Ale
Beach Wheat
Cerveza de Julie
Schnozzleberry Griffen
Village Reserve
My Bock
Rye Not
15th Anniversary Ale

Sullivan’s Black Forest
Lost Sailor IPA
Short Polack Maibock
Crop Duster Brown
Grateful Red
Woody’s Dark
Slow Roggen

Traffic Jam & Snug
EPA Extra Pale Ale
Hefe Weizen
15th Anniversary Ale

Tri City Brewing
Hell’s Half Mile German Helles
Charity Island IPA
Giant Slayer Imperial Stout
Belgian Pale
Mon Tressor Belgian Tripel
Dragon Slayer Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Regimental Reserve Barrel Aged Scotch Ale

Unity Vibration Living Kombucha Tea
Triple Goddess Kombucha Ginger Beer
Triple Goddess Kombucha Raspberry Beer
Strawberry Rhubarb Kombucha Tea
Plain Kombucha Tea
Kombucha Beer

Vander Mill
Traditional Apple Cider
Ginger Peach Cider
Apple Raspberry Cider
Michigan Wit Cider
Totally Roasted Cider
MBG Apple IPA (15th Anniversary Ale)

Witch’s Hat Brewing Co.
Train Hopper IPA
Edward’s Portly Brown
Big Doedish Double IPA
Midnight Train Black IPA
Simcoe Session IPA
Bear-Ass Wheat
Psychedelic Cyder Imperial Stout (Friday only)
Night Fury Imperial Stout (Saturday only)
Bourbon Barrel Aged Holy Confusion Barleywine (7pm Fri/2pm Sat)

Wolverine State Brewing Co.
Premium Lager
Dark Lager
Amber Lager
The Gulo Gulo India Pale Lager
Chrysalis Wit Lager
Double-Fisted Doppelbock (Fri 6pm)
Gulo Noir (Fri 7pm)
Verano Mexican Amber Lager (Fri 8pm)
Faustian Stout – A Baltic Porter (Sat 2pm)
Green Thumb Session Amber Lager (Sat 3pm)
Wolverine Massacre Imperial Dark Lager aged in Rye Bourbon Barrels (Sat 4pm)
15th Anniversary Ale

Woodward Avenue Brewers aka “The WAB”
Detroit Derby Girl Blonde
Raspberry Blonde
Hefty Weizen
Steam Beer
Detroit Maiden IPA
Green Bullet Organic IPA
Glutenless Maximus Gluten-Free IPA
Biere Brunet

See you next weekend in Ypsilanti!

Eric Briggeman


  • feuo says:

    Updates! Updates! Need to get my game plan together! 🙂

  • tommy says:

    There should be a bigger list of what everyone is bringing by now

  • Jen says:

    Will we be able to use leftover tokens from last year? I know they were phasing out the wooden ones, but due to an error last year, some people (including me) received wooden tokens instead of the new metal ones. I still have some wooden tokens leftover that I would like to be able to use this year.

  • eric says:

    Wait, where are Bells, Dark Horse, Arcadia, …

  • Eric says:

    Will DD tickets be available at the gate?

  • Eric Briggeman says:

    Tommy, there should be a bigger list but I can only post them as breweries send them in…

    Jen, yes you can use wood or aluminum tokens. We will never make a token obsolete without giving you the opportunity to replace them with a newer one. They are good from one of our festivals to the next. Now…please do your part in offering a token for every sample. We have a HUGE problem of people trying to scam from giving one. That is the same as going to a bar and trying to NOT pay for your beer. We have a liquor license just like any brewery AND we pay for all 500 kegs that we bring to this festival. So please share with all the people that you come with to do the responsible and respectable thing and just give the tokens for samples.

    Eric, again I can only post the beer lists when the breweries submit them…

    And Eric again, yes there will be DD tickets at the gate both days. But you have to have a very convincing story AND prove to us that you are driving people to the event. This is a NON-DRINKING ticket. Not a “I’ll have a few but be the DD” ticket.

  • Mike Z. says:

    Thanks for posting the list early. Prepping for my 14th Summer Beer Fest. (not old enough the first year), by printing out the list and selecting a few beers to sample.

    I am ready!!!

  • Todd Stelma says:

    What about the U.P. festival? Is the list for Sept 8 out yet?

  • Eric Briggeman says:

    The list of beers/breweries for the UP fest won’t be posted until the end of August…

  • Fay says:

    Anyone know of anywhere at all (or anyone) with one ticket left to Saturday?

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