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Breweries at the 2012 Winter Festival

Here is a list of the breweries that will be present at this year’s Winter Beer Festival. The beer list is now complete… There will be 61 Michigan breweries featuring an incredible 452 DIFFERENT BEERS to choose from!! This is quite a collection of beers, it will be difficult to decide where to go first! Enjoy!

Arbor Brewing Co.
Olde #33 German Alt
No Parking Pils
Cryebaby Rye
John Henry Double English Strong Ale
Sacred Cow IPA

Arcadia Brewing Co.
Shipwreck Porter
Cereal Killer Barleywine
Hop Rocket
B-Craft Black Double IPA
Brigid’s Irish Red
Big Dick’s Olde Ale
London Porter firkin

Atwater Brewery
Dirty Blonde American Wheat
Vanilla Java Porter
VJ Black Imperial Stout
Shaman’s Porter
Winter Bock
Voodoovator Dopple Bock
Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale
Grand Circus IPA
Purple Gang Pilsner
Uber Ursa Imperial Pils

Bad Bear Brewery
Polish Breakfast Stout
Oatmeal Stout

Bell’s Brewery
Two-Hearted IPA
Hopslam Double IPA
Black Note Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Raspberry Ale
Le Batteur Farmhouse Ale
Sweet Potato Stout
Third Coast Old Ale
Cherry Stout
Java Stout
Hell Hath No Fury Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Sparkling Ale Belgian Triple
Oatmeal Stout
Golden Rye Pale Ale
Batch 9,000
Batch 10,000
Wild One Raspberry Ale

Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse
Russian Imperial Stout
Irish Stout
Chocolate Raspberry Stout
Raspberry Wheat
Campfire Joe
Brown IPA
Red Hot Blonde
Cascade Pale Ale
Triple Rye
Winter Warmer

Big Rock Chop & Brewhouse
Norm’s Raggedy Ass IPA
Bonnie’s Raggedy Ass Imperial IPA
Oblivious American Wheat Wine
Blueberry Ice Tripel
Go Figure Black IPA
Third Rail Belgian Style Tripel

Blue Tractor Brewery
Oak-Aged “Hands off my Goat” Oatmeal Stout
Bad Moon Ryeizen Rye PA
Root Beer Rye
Schakolad Weizen Chocolate Wheat
Hopicidal Maniac – Columbus Single malt/hop IPA

B.O.B.’s Brewery
Peanut Butter Porter
Tiramisu Stout
Raspberry Wit Rabbit
Barrel Aged Dark Matter Stout
Wit Rabbit Biere de Garde

Brewery Vivant
Triomphe Belgian IPA
Farmhand Farmhouse Ale
Rye Porter
Kludde Belgian Dark
Barrel Aged Triomphe
Hubris Belgian Quad

Copper Canyon Brewery
Northwestern Gold (all day)
Devil’s Peak IPA (all day)
Hodgson’s Solution English IPA (all day)
Figgy Pud’n Baltic Porter (all day)
Rocktoberfest (12-3pm)
Summerzest (12-3pm)
Apple Streudel Tripel (12-3pm)
Melange des Fleurs Saison (3-6pm)
Mike’s Session Amber (3-6pm)
Faux Bruin Belgian Fruit Beer (3-6pm)

Corner Brewery
Ryeclops Imperial RyePA
Buzzsaw Imperial IPA
Tally Wacker Scottish Ale dryhopped with smoked hops
Michael Faricy’s Stout
Apple Scruffs barrel aged Snakebite (cider/lager)
Flam Red barrel aged Flanders Red
Ypsitucky Jack barrel aged English Strong Ale
Dirty Love barrel aged Breakfast Stout

Dark Horse Brewing Co.
Crooked Tree IPA
Raspberry Ale
Reserve Special Black Ale
Boffo Brown Ale
Amber Ale
Smells Like Weed IPA
Bourbon Barrel Perkulator Coffee Doppelbock
ONE Oatmeal Stout
TOO Cream Stout
TRES Blueberry Stout
FORE Smoked Stout
Plead the 5th Imperial Stout
Double Crooked Tree
Boffo’s Naughty Uncle Auger Brown Ale
Sarsaparilla Stout
Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial Stout
Wassupwiththemonkey Blueberry Ale
Smells Like Hops Beer
Thirsty Trout Porter
4-Elf Spiced Winter Warmer
Homosapien Cherry Tripel
Scotty Karate Scotch Ale
Perkulator Coffee Doppelbock
Wheat and the Hell was that Ale
That Cotton Pickin Beer (cotton candy beer)
Bourbon Barrel 666 (sarsaparilla vanilla stout)

Detroit Beer Co.
Imperial Stout
Vienna Lager
Dimondale Dunkelweizenbock
Local 1529 IPA

Detroit Brewing Co.
Detroit Dwarf
Sander’s Chocolate Stout

Dragonmead Microbrewery
Final Absolution Trippel
Sin Eater Belgian Dark Strong
Jason’s IPA
Willy’s Oompah-Loompa Stout
Redwing Raspberry Wheat

Fenton Winery & Brewery
Staggering Imperial Nut Brown
Midnight Wheat Porter
Head On Collision Black IPA
Ignescent Amber

Founders Brewing Co.
Imperial Stout (1pm)
KBS Bourbon Barrel Aged Breakfast Stout (2pm)
Blushing Monk Belgian-style Raspberry Ale (3pm)
Better Half Barrel Aged Old Ale (4pm)
CBS Maple Barrel Aged Breakfast Stout (5pm)
Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale
Centennial IPA
All Day IPA
Red’s Rye PA
Tap Room Specialty (TBD)

Frankenmuth Brewing Co.
Baltic Porter
Red Sky Irish Ale
Winter Bock
Easy Brown Ale
American Blonde
Batch 69 India Pale Ale
Munich Style Dunkel

Great Baraboo Brewing Co.
Sweet “100” Cream Stout
King’s Peak Caribou Wheat
Hoppy Hartland Pale Ale

Greenbush Brewing Co.
Terminator X American Strong Ale
Barrel Aged Terminator X
Pain Imperial Cream Stout
Delusion Barrel Aged Imperial Cream Stout
LTD “Old Fashioned” Style Ale
Barrel Aged LTD
Cabra Perdida Imperial Blueberry Stout
Mr. Hyde Sumatran Coffee Cream Stout
Barrel Aged Mr. Hyde
Retribution Belgian Hybrid
Barrel Aged Retribution
Ursus Winter Olde Ale
Mammoth Weizenbock
1825 Belgian Strong Ale
Rage Imperial Black IPA
Scottish Fiction Scotch Ale
Brother Benjamin Imperial IPA
The Weight of Expectations Barley Wine
Vengance Cherry Stout
Anger Black IPA

Grizzly Peak Brewing Co.
Edwyn’s Warm-Up Ale British Pale Ale
Broon Betty Scottish Ale w/Molasses
Little Giant Lager
Maythen IPA
Count ChocoPorter

Hideout Brewing Co.
Bootleg IPA
Smuggler’s Hazelnut Stout
Black Lager
Houdini Heritage Ale
Batch 400 Biere De Garde
Midnight Oatmeal Stout

Fornicator Doppelbock
Oil Rigger Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
Heavenly Hedgehog Bourbon Barrel Strong Ale
Hopasaur Double IPA
Ginger Slap Winter Warmer
Banana Split Stout
Black Russian Coffee Milk Stout
Golden Devil Belgian Strong Pale

Jaden James Brewery
Black IPA
Russian Imperial Stout
Cream Ale

Jamesport Brewing Co.
Michigan-hopped IPA
Mocha Java Porter

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Bambic Farmhouse Saison blended with Lambic
Madrugada Dark Dawn Stout

Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.
Barrel Aged Fourth Dementia Olde Ale
Imperial Creme Brule Java Stout
Road Rash Imperial Stout
Aldebaran Belgian Red Imperial IPA
Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine
Dark Heathen Triple Bock

Liberty Street Brewing Co.
Red Glare Amber Ale
Steamy Windows California Common
The American IPA
Starkweather Stout
Emperor Norton Imperial Stout

Lily’s Seafood
Little Curret Kolsch
Baie Finn Bohemian Pilsner
Trowbridge Tawny Ale
Big Shoal Bay Brown
Sven & Ollies IPA
Whitefish Bay Wheat
A. Strange Oatmeal Stout
Chippewa Point Cherry Ale

Freakshow Belgian Session IPA
Belgian Dark Trippel
Carvana Imperial English IPA
Danimal English Red Ale
Telewhacker Winter Brown Ale
Anvil IPA
Water Sign Wheat (collaboration with New Holland)
Runemeister Sour Barrel Aged Imperial Honey Pilsener (2:00 pm)
Cherry Bomb Sour Barrel Aged Doppelbock (3:30 pm)
Bourbon Barrel Aged Grand Reserve Trippelweizenbock (4:30 pm)

Malty Dog Brewery & Supplies
Dogs Bollocks Chocolate Stout
Fortune Teller Stout
Gitchigoomie IPA
Shoot Your Rye Out

Michigan Beer Cellar
Black Magic RyPA
Top Secret American IPA
DBL Black Magic DBL RyPA
Head Knocker Strong Scotch Ale
Not Old Enough Old Ale
Maple Honey Winter Wheat
Cellar Joy Porter

Michigan Brewing Co.
India Pale Ale
BADASS American Lager
Sunset Amber Lager
Celis Grand Cru
Big Stout
Peninsula Porter
Russian Imperial Stout
Vicious Hibiscus, Belgian Whitbier
Winter Warmer, Rye IPA

Midland Brewing Co.
Responsibly Pilsner
3 Mile Marker Hefe Weizen
Copper Harbor Ale
Red Keg Amber
Midland Pale Ale
Brothers IPA
Jenny’s Nut Brown
Dublin Street Stout

MillKing It Productions (MIP Brewing)
AXL Pale Ale
BRIK Irish Red

Motor City Brewing Works
Ghettoblaster English Mild
Corktown Stout
Hard Cider
Farmhouse Ale
Honey Porter

Mount Pleasant Brewing Co.
Train Wreck Amber Ale
Crazy Train Black IPA
Sacred Gruit Ale
Iron Horse IPA
Steam Engine Stout
Coal Stoker’s Blackberry Ale
Double IPA
Barley Wine
Coffee Stout
Mystery Brew #1
Mystery Brew #2
Mystery Brew #3

New Holland Brewing Co.
Dragon’s Milk Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout
Cabin Fever Brown Ale
Charkoota Rye Smoked Doppelbock
Night Tripper Imperial Stout
The Poet Oatmeal Stout
Sundog Amber Ale
Full Circle Kolsch
Mad Hatter IPA
Sour Attitude #1
Jabberbockey Bock
Silent Night Biere de Noel
Imperial Hatter
2010 El Mole Ocho (ale made with Mexican spices)
Water Sign Wheat (collaboration with the Livery)
Envious Barrel Aged Fruit Ale

North Peak Production Brewery
Furry Black IPA cask
Diabolical IPA
Sinuous Celtic Ale
Vicious Wheat IPA
Passion Brew Black Belgian (collaboration with Right Brain)

Odd Side Ales
Mayan Mocha Stout
Derelicte Pineapple IPA
Simcoe Sensation Session IPA
Colossal Oversight Barley Wine
Coco Wheat Spiced Wheat
Fire Fly Habanero Paypa Pale
Chocolate Cherry Vanilla Porter
Belgian Golden Apple
Citra Pale Ale
Fussy IPA

Old Boys’ Brewhouse
Ginger Saison
Apple Harvest Ale
Kennel King Imperial IPA
Snowball’s Chance Spiced Beer
Black India Rye Ale
Nutsack Pistachio Stout

Olde Peninsula Brewpub
Stout Chocula
Bourbon Stout
Downtown Brown
Rockin’ Raspberry Wheat
Black Strong Pale Ale

Original Gravity Brewing Co.
Evil Overlord Strong Dark Belgian
440 Pepper Smoker Amber
Bellywasher Scotch Ale
Southpaw IPA
Primordial Porter

Paw Paw Brewing Co.
2 Paws IPA
St. James English Mild
Black River Oatmeal Stout
KUA Pale Ale
Black Talon IPA
Jakes Vanilla Bean Porter

Redwood Brewing Co.
Anniversary Ale Golden Barley Wine
Cream Stout
Munich Dunkel
Dust My Brown
In Yer Rye Old Ale aged in a Rye Barrel (tapped at 4pm)

Right Brain Brewery
CEO Coffee Stout
The Demise Barrel Aged Barley Wine
Bonaduce Ginger Barrel Aged IPA
Mixed Beery Piewhole
Fire Starter Chipotle Porter
Looping Owl Barrel Aged Amber
Boegart Belgian Pale Ale
Spinal Tapper IPA
Crazy Snake Imperial IPA
The Demise Barley Wine
N. Hawk Owl Amber
Satisfaction ESB
Shadow Watcher Stout
Passion Brew Black Belgian (collaboration with North Peak)

Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Cornerstone IPA
Old Ale
Rochester Red
Milkshake Stout
Belgian Wit
Double IPA
Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale
Black IPA

Round Barn Brewery
Cocoa Cognac Brandy Barrel Aged Chocolate Stout
West Highland Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
Ye Olde Brown Rye
Bob’s Your Uncle Premium Bitter

Royal Oak Brewery
Snowdrift Winter Ale
Count Zaroff’s Imperial Stout
India Ink Black IPA
Krueger Alt

Saugatuck Brewing Co.
Singapore IPA
Belgian Triple IPA
E.S.B. Amber
Pier Cove Porter
Neapolitan Milk Stout
Bon Fire Brown Ale
Hop on a Blonde Hoppy Blonde
Wylde Berry Wheat
Serrano Pepper Ale
Vanilla Nutmeg Oatmeal Stout

Schmohz Brewing Co.
Barley Wine
Bone Crusher Stout
Hopknocker Imperial IPA
Kiss My Scottish Arse Scotch Ale
Zingeberene Gruit
Brabuster Doppelbock

Sherwood Brewing Co.
Mistress Jade’s Hemp Ale
Smoked Pumpkin Porter
1492 IPA
Dubliner Stout
Sugar House Gang Lager
White Elephant Ale (aged on oak and cinnamon)
Morning Wood Oatmeal Stout w/coffee and maple syrup (Noon)
Ginger Ale aged on oak (1pm)
Black Abbey Ale (2pm)

Shorts Brewing Co.
The Gambler Tobacco-themed IPA
Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout w/roasted peanuts
Mystery Stout Imperial Stout w/chocolate and molasses
Turtle Stout w/milk chocolate, pecans, and caramel
Cup A Joe Coffee Stout
Wintertime Fun Ale w/peppermint, milk chocolate, marshmallow, and cinnamon
Hopstache IPA w/grapefruit zest
Bourbon Wizard Barleywine Barrel Aged w/raisins
Raisin Apollo Double IPA w/golden raisins
Woodmaster Double Brown Ale w/maple syrup and pecans
Juicy Tree IPA w/spruce tips, juniper berries, and cranberries

Tri-City Brewing Co.
Hell’s Half Mile German Helles Lager
Brownhoist Nut Brown
Mon Tresor Belgian Lavender Tripel
Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
Giant Slayer Russian Imperial Stout
Dragon Slayer Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Vander Mill Brewery
Chapman’s Apple Golden Strong Ale
Half Pint Lager
Totally Roasted Spiced Hard Cider
Traditional Hard Cider
Apple Raspberry Cider
Ginger Peach Cider

Walldorff Brewpub
Java Brown
Chocolate Porter
Old Woody Imperial Stout
Cobain’s Double Dark Ale
Hopnoxxxious IPA
Bee Sting
Teresa’s Ceremonial Braggot
Harvest Ale
Red Grapefruit Ale

White Flame Brewing Co.
White Shoes Pale Ale
Super G IPA
Pale Otter Porter (POP)
Ugly Stick Oatmeal Stout

Witch’s Hat Brewing Co.
Train Hopper IPA
1908 Smoked American Wheat
Edward’s Brown Ale
Scotch Ale
After X-mas, X-mas Ale
Holy Confusion Barley Wine
Big Doedish Double IPA

Wolverine State Brewing Co.
Premium Lager
Dark Lager
The Gulo Gulo India Pale Lager
Winter Lager
Amber Lager

Woodward Avenue Brewers
Hefty Weizen
Detroit Maiden IPA
Vanilla Porter
Raspberry Blonde

We’ll see everyone at Fifth Third Ballpark on the 25th…



  • Dave says:

    Bring on the brews…..

  • I’m not sure if anyone over there at the Michigan Brewers Guild is using Google+, but it’s got a HUGE craft beer population, including many from Michigan. I know of at least 3 Google+ craft beer weekly hangouts that I frequent where people can share their experiences with beer, talk about beer trades or even review a beer on camera..all with people across the globe. Google+ Hangouts is the hot, new internet trend….especially with the recent announcement that President Obama will be holding a Google+ Hangout in the upcoming weeks.
    With that being said, I think it would be a great idea to have a public Google+ Hangout booth for the Michigan Winter Beerfest. Not only would it bring more exposure to the Michigan Brewers Guild, but also introduce people in other parts of the country that the Michigan beer scene is one of the hottest in the U.S.

  • Kathy says:

    Looking for a bus to hop to the winter festival from downtown. Any recos?

  • Brian says:

    Kathy, The GR Hopper will be having shuttles.
    I just spoke with them and they will have more info next week.

  • Dave says:

    Saving the best for last I see. Shorts, what are you holding back?

  • Davie says:

    I can’t believe the lineup of beers, it looks fantastic! The Founder’s crew has thrown it all in, Joe is keeping us at suspence, Chas always gives us his best. I can’t wait – isn’t it like Christmas morning?

  • Jordan says:

    Michigan’s beer Haven. Someone please tell my wife to pick me up where ever I pass out. 😀

  • Brad says:

    Don’t forget to stop in to B.O.B.s Brewery at The B.O.B. and try one of our 8 craft beers currently on tap including the Peanut Butter Porter and Belgian Whit.

  • Brenna says:

    5 hours to try 452 beers just isn’t enough!

  • JF says:

    I have one ticket available. Please leave your email if interested and I will contact you. Cheers!

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