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127 Brewing
Orange Barrel IPA
OK IPA – Double IPA
HammerSchmidt Porter
* Road Trip-pel

51 North Brewery
Paint Creek Tangerine Wheat
Hoppier Than Stout
Rockin Country Kölsch
Safety Meeting – Session IPA
Coconut Cream Ale

Arbor Brewing Co. Brewpub
Anahata Chakra – Honey Lavender Ale
Peninsularity MIPA
Festival Saison
Smoked Lager – Rauchbier
Strength in the Oak – Oak-Aged Old Ale
Summer Ale – British Golden Ale
Party Like it’s 1995 – Wheatwine brewed with Blackberries and Raspberries
Mauj – Gose Brewed with Cucumber and Lime
Shark Jumper – Imperial IPA

Arbor Brewing Co. Microbrewery
* Werewolf on Bourbon Street – Barrel-Aged Beer
* Berry Berry BIGJAM – Barrel-Aged Beer with berries
* Two Jacks – Barrel-Aged Beer
Euchre – Pilsner
Buzzsaw – American IPA
Strawberry Blonde – Fruit Beer
Bliss Wheat infused with fresh peaches – Hefe-Weizen
Mackinac Island Fudge Stout
Phat Abbott Belgian Tripel
Jackhammer infused with bourbon cherries and orange peel – Old Ale
Treebeard – American Pale Ale
Cross Street – IPA
10 Blinks – French Saison
Rum Fudge Stout
* Bully Pulpit – Sour Beer
Demetrius – Sour Beer
Sodibo – Sour Beer
Mafka Brown Sour – Sour Beer
Peches on Regalia – Sour Beer
Flamboyant Sour Red – Sour Beer
* Eik Zon – Sour Beer
* Ypsilambic – Sour Beer

Arcadia Ales
Arcadia IPA
Cheap Date – Session Beer
Whitsun – American Wheat Beer
Sky High Rye – Rye Beer
MI Berry Vice – Fruit Beer
Appolyon – Belgian Strong Ale
Hop Rocket – Imperial IPA
* BA Cereal Killer – Barrel-Aged Beer
Loch Down – Scotch Ale
Arcadia Wadworth XX – Export Ale
Peter’s Mild – English Mild
Right Bower – Session IPA
Imperial Stout

Arclight Brewing Co.
When Grapefruits Collide – IPA
* Berrien County Stout – Barrel-Aged Beer
Cherry Wit – Belgian Witbier
* Opus Mango – Sour Beer
Opus Kriek – Sour Beer

Ascension Brewing Co.
* RBA 800# Gorilla – Barrel-Aged Beer
* BBA I Need Gorillaz – Barrel-Aged Beer
* BBA EZ Stout – Barrel-Aged Beer
* RBA Scottie Knows – Barrel-Aged Beer
Strong Hand – Belgian Strong Ale
NoviPA – Imperial IPA
* Gorilla Juice – Imperial Stout
* You Took Too Much, Too Much – Imperial Stout
Cherry Sanders – Blonde Ale
The Impressionist – Belgian Saison
15 Mile – Porter
* 30 Mile – Porter
Jade & Silent Bob – Double IPA
East Side & Down – American Pale Ale
Land Of Fruits & Nuts

Atwater Brewery
Purple Gang Pilsner
Dirty Blonde – Belgian Witbier
Tart Cherry Blonde – Belgian Witbier (Friday only)
Whango – American Wheat Beer
Biergartenweiss – Berliner Weisse (Friday only)
Traverse City Cherry Wheat
Hefeweizen
Atwater’s Lager Raddler – Munich Helles
* Fuego – Herb & Spice Beer (Saturday only)
Blueberry Cobbler – Fruit Beer (Saturday, Enthusiast hour)
Going Steady Grapefruit Session IPA
Corktown Rye IPA
* Slows Smoked Pineapple Double IPA (6pm Fri. / 3:30pm Sat.)
Chai Amber Ale (Saturday only)
1884 First Brown
Vanilla Java Porter
* Barrel Aged Salvation Cypher (8pm Fri. / 2pm Sat.)

Axle Brewing Co.
Axle IPA
CITY – American Pale Ale
Livernois Lager – Dortmunder
Axle Porter

B. Nektar
* Zombie Killer – Cider
Jasmine Green Tea IPA
Sage Lime Wit – Belgian Witbier

B.O.B.’s Brewery
Peanut Butter Porter
Mango Chipotle – Fruit Wheat Beer
Tangerine Trees – Fruit Wheat Beer
Spooky Action – Double IPA
Hoptics – Kettle Sour – Hibiscus Yuzu Gose

Baffin Brewing Co.
Mango Unchained
The Bob (Bob Barley) – Imperial Stout
DOC – Imperial IPA
De Peach Mode
Mosaic Mo’Problems – Fruit Beer

Bastone Brewery
* Wookie Nookie
* Elvis
Eric’s Favorite Berry
RazzMary Saison
* Thor’s Hammer
* Weizenbock

Batch Brewing Co.
Antwerp’s Placebo – Belgian Quad
Candy Flip Chocolate Wheatwine
Madame du Barry – French Saison
Handsome Stranger – French Saison
Barrel-Aged Dicksmasher
Barrel-Aged Better Together
The Second To Last Word – Sour Beer
Anton’s Animals – Sour Beer
Requited – Barrel-Aged Beer
Blood In Orange Out – Belgian Witbier
Auerbock – Maibock
DAPA Dan – Double IPA
Nearly Noble – IPA
Marta Rita – Sour Beer
Brett Dodson – Wild Ale

Beards Brewery
Amity – English IPA
Serendipity – Sexy Porter
Oh, The Citranity! – Session IPA
Luna – French Saison
Cherry Saison (Friday only)
PineHapple – American IPA (Saturday only)
* Boulevardier – Awesome Sauce

Bell’s Brewery
Oberon Ale – American Wheat Beer
Oarsman Ale – Tart Wheat Sesssion Ale
Oatsmobile Ale – American Pale Ale
Lager of the Lakes – Bohemian Pilsner
Two Hearted Ale – American IPA
Traverse City Whiskey Barrel Aged Expedition Stout
Traverse City Coffee Consecrator Dopplebock – Barrel-Aged Beer
30th Anniversary Ale – Imperial Stout
Mango Habanero Oberon Ale – American Wheat Beer
Quinannan Falls Special Lager Beer – American Pilsner
Sparkleberry Ale – Belgian Tripel
Poolside Ale – Belgian Witbier
Raspberry Wild One – Sour Beer
Double Two Hearted Ale – Double IPA

Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse
Raspberry Wheat
IPA
Black River Stout
Blood Orange IPA
Blueberry Berliner Weisse
Constant Reminder – Double IPA

Big Lake Brewing
Ryecoe IPA
Lawrence Brown
Citra Session
Sure Shot IPA
Benevolence – Imperial Stout (Friday only)
BB Vanilla Bean Darkstar – Imperial Stout
Muddy Waters (Saturday only)

Black Lotus Brewery
Hip Hops – American IPA
People Mover Pilsner
* Ninja Pirate Barley Wine – Old Ale
* Sky Fall 00Saison
WWW.Wheat – Hefe-Weizen
Sun Ra Summer Wheat
Funk-n A Wheat – Fruit Beer
Dr. Jones & the Randall of Doom – Experimental Beer

Block Brewing Company
Tan Lines – Hefe-Weizen
Crosseyed Moose – Brown Ale
2 Grand Cru – Belgian Strong Ale
Block Pale Ale
Hop Genius – American IPA
Blood Red Orange IPA
Wired – Coffee Beer
Razzle Dazzle – Kölsch

Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery
Citranimal – American Pale Ale
Dry Line Pils – German Pilsener (Friday only)
Left Seat Michigan Wheat
GoldKey Dry-Hopped Saison (Friday only)
Bramling Summer – Summer Ale (Saturday only)
Flancrest Enterprises – Sour Beer (Saturday only)

Boatyard Brewing Co.
Frosted Harbor Dark Raspberry Wheat
Hockey for Life
Midnight Maple
Calleigh’s Irish Stout
Light on the Bow
Lake Effect Double IPA
Hold Fast Pale Ale

Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe
* Citropolous – American IPA
Mole Porter – Herb & Spice Beer
John and the Tarragon Peach – French Saison
Citrus Nose – Blonde Ale

Brew Detroit
Badass – Golden Lager
Badass Black – Schwarzbier
Peach Wheat
Prickly Pear Pale Ale
Rye Saison
Session IPA

Brew Works of Fremont
Batch 1 – Imperial Stout
Fremont IPA
Strawpricot – Fruit Beer
Maple Brown

Brewery Becker
Vargdricka
Vargdricka Braggot
Session IPA
Hefeweizen
Tripel

Brewery Ferment
Totally Twitterpated (Fermenta collab.) – French Saison
Summer Sencha – American Wheat Beer
Aloha Lady – American IPA
Coconana – Fruit Beer
No Pies Harmed – Fruit Beer
Mango Lime Gose
Cucumber Ginger Gose

Brewery Vivant
* Angelina – Sour Beer
* Habanango – Sour Beer
Harvest Breed – Wild Ale
Zaison – Belgian Saison
Tropical Saison
* Devastation – Barrel-Aged Beer
Farmhand – Farmhouse Ale
Big Red Coq – Hoppy Belgo-American Red Ale

Brickside Brewery
Bohemia Rhapsody – Wheat Wine
UPhill Both Ways – Double IPA
Stone Ship Stout
Fine Day – American Pale Ale
Holy Mole – Experimental Beer

Brooks Brewing
Lil’ Duckas Tube Sock Stash – Session IPA
More on Wit – Belgian Witbier
Goblin King – Double IPA
Spoonful – Sweet Stout
Baba Yaga – American IPA

C.J.’s Brewing Co.
Summerbrew – American Wheat Beer
Vatt 33 I.P.A.
Rich-Hagg Red – Amber Ale
Lower-Straits Stout – Chocolate Beer
Mango Face – Fruit Beer
Double Apricot I.P.A.
Tahoma Saison
Maibock

Canton Brew Works
Weizenheimer – Hefeweizen
Gun Nut Brown – Nut Brown Ale
Scary Cherry and the Dope Fat Beets – Belgian Saison
Woken IPA – Coffee IPA

Cedar Springs Brewing Co.
Klästerer Heller Weissbier – Hefe-Weizen
Klästerer Original Weissbier – Hefe-Weizen
Klästerer Salzburger Märzen
Tim the Enchanter – Belgian Strong Ale
That Rabbit’s Dynamite – Belgian Pale Ale

Cellar Brewing Company
The Last Straw-Berry
Michigan Sunshine – Belgian Witbier
Apricot’s Revenge
Honey Rye
Vienna Lager
Jon Brown – Brown Ale
Incapacitated Ale – American Pale Ale
Pub Seisiún – Session IPA
Monkey Wrench – Imperial IPA
* BBA Hyperion – Barrel-Aged Beer
* BBA Oblivion – Barrel-Aged Beer

Cellarmen’s
Crackhead Jimmy – Belgian Amber
Flight of Freya – Falconers Flight IPA
Farmhouse Saison
* PineApple Cider – MI Apple Cider w/ Pineapple and Honey

Cheboygan Brewing Company
Black Cherry Vanilla Porter
Yuzu Pale Ale
Blood Orange Honey – American Wheat Beer
Blueberry Cream Ale

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery
Silo White – Blonde Ale
Ginger Pale Ale
Roosevelt Rye IPA
Morchella Rye Porter
Hillwalker Wee Heavy – Scotch Ale
Barrel Aged Hillwalker Wee Heavy

Clam Lake Beer Co.
Logger’s Daughter – American Pale Ale
Iron City IPA
Strawberry Rhubarb 2.0 – Fruit Beer
Peacock’s Creed – Imperial Ale aged on Slivovitz Plumbs
Skinny Dipper – American Dark Wheat

Cotton Brewing Company
Always Open – IPA
Putin on a Pony – Imperial Stout
Coco Cow – Sweet Stout
* Mighty Monk – Belgian Quad
Straight Outta Edinburgh – Scottish Ale
Paradise – IPA
Guacamolale
Lady Fingers

Cranker’s Brewery
Accuser Belgian Style Golden Strong
Professor IPA
Big In Japan Session IPA
5th Voyage Coconut Porter
Wandering Wizard Wheat Wine w/ Coffee
Ill Connect IIPA
Honey Kölsch
Lauren Sour Red (6pm Friday)
Accuser Belgian Style Golden Strong on Cherries (2pm Sat.)

Cultivate Brewing Company
Explore – Stout
Navigate – IPA
Pursue – Belgian Witbier
Strive – Belgian Saison

Dark Horse Brewing Co.
Crooked Tree IPA
Double Crooked Tree
Crooked TheraTree Black IPA
Smells Like a Safety Meeting IPA
Smells Like a Citra Safety Meeting IPA
Smells Like a Double Michigan Safety Meeting IPA
Bruce’s Spruce Pale Ale
Rain in Blood Orange Pale Ale
Barracuda Blue – Blueberry Pale Ale
Nuptiale Session IPA
CoffPA Coffee IPA
Kamikaze Kaleidoscope – Belgian Style Wit Bier w/ Orange and Lemon Peel
Raspberry Ale
Amber Ale
Boffo Brown Ale
Family Values Imperial Brown Ale
Reserve Special Black Ale
JAA Raspberry Black Ale
Sapient Trip Ale
HomoSapien Cherry Trippel
Thirsty Trout Porter
3 Pairs of Legs Bourbon Barrel Maple Porter
Whisper Biscuit Imperial Cherry Porter
TOO Cream Stout
TRES Blueberry Stout
FORE Smoked Stout
Sarsaparilla 666 Stout
Plead the 5th Imperial Stout
TOONILLA Coffee Vanilla Cream Stout
Bourbon Barrel Scotty Karate Scotch Ale
Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial Stout
Bourbon Barrel TRES Blueberry Stout
Bourbon Barrel TOONILLA Coffee Vanilla Cream Stout
Misery Whip American Red Ale aged on Cherry Wood

Dearborn Brewing
West Village Wit – Belgian Witbier
Rouge River Red – Red Ale
IPA
Death By Chocolate Porter

Detroit Beer Company
Baseball Beer – American Pale Ale
Peach Pit Wit – Belgian Witbier
Detroit Dwarf – Altbier
Local 1529 IPA
Fermenta Saison

Dragonmead Microbrewery
Final Absolution – Belgian Trippel
Tuhelles Enbock – Maibock
Castlebrite Apricot Wheat
Redwing Raspberry Wheat
Excalibur Barley Wine (Friday only)
Copper Shield Bitter Harvest – Barleywine (Saturday only)
Chocolate Coffee Stout
Sin Eater – Belgian Strong Ale
Jason’s IPA
Under the Kilt Wee Heavy – Scotch Ale
Crown Jewels IPA

Draught Horse Brewery
Foundation IPA
Loko Sol – Summer Ale
Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout
Fermenta Brew Ninkasi Coffee Barley Stout
Tripel Crown Bourbon Conditioned IPA

Dutch Girl Brewery
Trees DIPA – Double IPA
Settler’s Hard Cider (Saturday only)
BBA Raspberry Farmhouse Ale – Barrel Aged French Saison w/ Raspberry Puree (Friday only)
Raspberry Farmhouse Radler – French Saison w/ Raspberry and Lemonade
BBA Dirty Boots Imperial Milk Stout with Peanut Butter and Serrano Chiles – Barrel Aged (Saturday only)
Dirty Boots Imperial Milk Stout with Cinnamon and Madagascar Vanilla – Barrel-Aged Beer (Friday only)
F.T. Banks ESB – English Bitter (Friday only)
Big and Tall Pale Ale
I Got Your Bock Maibock (Saturday only)

EagleMonk Pub & Brewery
Red Eye Rye
Raspberry Wit – Belgian Witbier
Irish Red
British Dark Mild
All Night IPA

Ellison Brewery and Spirits
Crescent Fresh – American IPA
Relativity – Double IPA
Leaven – Belgian Pale Ale
Tiramisu Coffee Stout
Miami Weiss – Hefe-Weizen

Eternity Brewing Co.
For 5 Years I was Stranded on an Island with Only One Goal: Survive – Imperial IPA
Thunderblizzard – Barrel-Aged Beer
STAR S’MORES: Episode IV, A New Mallow (Fermenta Collab.) – Chocolate Beer
Electric Ember – Chardonnay Barrel Aged ESB
Riddler’s Revenge – Bourbon Barrel Aged Golden Stout
Razzpeño – Raspberry Jalapeño Imperial Hefeweizen
Pinot Hopped Grigio
Midnight Coconut Porter
Rebel Heart – Imperial IPA
The Reserved Brewers’ Brewer’s Reserve – Session Beer

Falling Down Beer Company
King Ziggy – Imperial Stout
Ninja Chicken – American Pale Ale
Scurvy Dan Blood Orange IPA
Angry Beaver – Brown Ale

Farmington Brewing Company
Blood Orange Wheat
Call Sign IPA
Hopperation: Hurry Up and Wait IPL
Mt. Olympus DIPA – Double IPA
Amber Wavers
Mother Mary’s Toffee Stout Firkin (Friday only)
SkittleBrau Firkin – Blonde Ale (Saturday only)
Blonde Otter Gluten Free
ESB

Fenton Brewery
Oaked Imperial Red Ale (Fermenta collab.)
2015 Reserve Bloomin’ Berries Imperial Blonde Wildberry Shiraz
Summershine Wheat
* 2015 St. Gin’s Imperial Whiskey Stout (Friday only)
Yes Honey Amber
2016 Bloomin’ Berries
* Swingin’ Berries Double Cream Stout Blackberry Merlot
Infused Summer Beer (Saturday only)
* Octovus Triple IPA (Friday only)
Unbridled IPA

Fetch Brewing Co.
Mad Swag – Triple IPA
White Lake Sunset – Fruit Beer
Distracted – Dank Pale Ale
Angry Sky – IPA
White Lake Sunshine – Belgian Saison
Pleasure Pit – Apricot Wheat
Imperial Tsarship – Imperial Stout
Ginger Ryptide – Rye Beer

Final Gravity Brewing Company
* BBA Sour Mash Eye Opener (7pm Friday)
* BA Vantablack (3pm Saturday)
Eye-Opener – Imperial Stout
Sambasilmint – French Saison
Hoser Hefie – Hefe-Weizen
The Rock – IPA
The One – IPA
Uranus On Fire – Fruit Beer
Rusty’s Big Ass SMaSH (Single Malt and Single Hop)
Mojito – Blonde Ale
Asimina – Fruit Beer

Fort Street Brewery
Ale Lincoln – Cream Ale
Not Your Mother’s Shandy – Fruit Beer
Smashing Redx IIRA – Imperial Red Ale (Saturday only)
Stone Cored IPA
Shaky Milk Stout
Twitter my Bitter – ESB (Friday only)
Mexican Chocolate Shaky Milk Stout (3pm Saturday)
Hazelnut Milk Stout (6pm Friday)
Wee Bit Peaty – Scotch Ale

Founders Brewing Co.
* KBS – Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout
All Day IPA – Session Ale
* reDANKulous – Imperial Red IPA
* Barrel Aged reDANKulous – Barrel Aged Imperial Red IPA
* Devil Dancer – Imperial IPA
Sleeper Cell – Imperial IPA
Mosaic Promise – Single Hop Ale
Rubaeus – Fruit Ale
Dirty Bastard – Scotch Ale
Imperial Stout
PC Pils
* Mango Magnifico – High Gravity Fruit Beer
Porter

Frankenmuth Brewery
Rummelstiltskin Maple Porter
Oh My Quad! – Belgian Quad
Tangerino IPA
Sweet Tooth Milk Stout
Big Hoppa – Double IPA
Old Mission Cherry Wheat
Oktoberfest – Marzen
The Hef – Hefeweizen
Batch 69 – American IPA
Old Detroit – Amber Ale
Summertime Sour – Munich Helles

Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing Co.
Yummy Hoppy – Double IPA
Vanilla Porter
* Burning Sun Redd – Amber Ale
* Magic Trick Hefewiezen
* Misneach Dark Irish Stout
* Barleywine (Friday only)
* Triple IPA (Saturday only)
Geyser Brown

Grand Armory Brewing Co.
Crop Duster Citra IPA
Hop Bomb DIPA
Righteous Ryder – Rye Beer
Haven Hef – Hefe-Weizen (Saturday only)
Nutter Your Business – Stout

Grand Rapids Brewing Co.
Silverfoam – Pilsner
Goldenfoam – Hoppy Kölsch
Rosalynn Bliss – Mango Blonde Ale
MacMillian’s Pale Wheat – Cranberry Hibiscus Pale Wheat
Pannell’s Flanders – Flanders Red
Malty McNulty – Craft Malt Liquor
Downtown Dank – Imperial IPA
The Bee’s Knees – Honey Porter

Grand River Brewery
Monkey Mouth – American IPA
Lake Rat – Cream Ale
Pepino Loco w/ Cucumber & Lime
I’m Bock B.A. – Bock
Hunk A Burnin’ Love – Belgian Strong Ale
Sunburn Stout w/ coconut
Feel the Berliner Weisse w/ paw paw fruit
Ryes and Shine IPA – Coffee Beer

Granite City Food & Brewery
The Northern – Low Alcohol / Light
1999 – Pilsner
Burning Barn – Irish Red Ale
Way Up Yer Kilt – Bourbon Oak-Aged Scottish Ale
Gold Fever – Belgian Strong Ale
Cellar Series Blood Orange (Saturday only)
Cellar Series Tequila Agave (Friday only)
The Bennie – Bock
The Duke – American Pale Ale

Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery & Supply
The Spruce Is Loose – Spruce TIP Pale Ale
High Five Mango Pale
Escape – Pina Colada Wit
Front Porch – Guava IPA
Hoppy Bliss – Michigan Hopped IPA
Blissome – Maple Wheat Ale
Bliss Stout – Oatmeal Honey Stout
S’mores Stout
T’rye ME – Triple Rye IPA
Brambler – Blackberry Gose

Great Baraboo Brewing Co.
Caribou Wheat – American Wheat Beer
The Great Bairds-aboo British Summer Ale
Baraboo Steam Beer
Nitro Oatmeal Stout
Honey Rye Pale Ale
IPA Lot 2 – Double IPA

Greenbush Brewing Co.
Juicebox Hero – American Pale Ale
Underwater Space Gator – American Pale Ale
Star Chicken Shotgun – American IPA
Scott Toddy – Cocktail Ale
Dark and Stormy – Cocktail Ale
Pain Killer – Cocktail Ale
Suffering Bastard – Cocktail Ale
Zombie – Cocktail Ale
Gin & Tonic – Cocktail Ale
Margarita – Cocktail Ale
Vodka Cranberry – Cocktail Ale
Black Walnut Manhattan – Cocktail Ale
Sidecar – Cocktail Ale
Mimosa – Cocktail Ale
Rum Runner – Cocktail Ale
Singapore Sling – Cocktail Ale
Fire Ball – Cocktail Ale
Appletini – Cocktail Ale
Mudslide – Cocktail Ale
Vesper Martini – Cocktail Ale
God Father – Cocktail Ale
French 75 – Cocktail Ale
Shirley Temple – Cocktail Ale
Sex on the Beach – Cocktail Ale
Aviation – Cocktail Ale
Black Widow – Cocktail Ale
Beggar’s Banquet – Cocktail Ale
Pina Colada – Cocktail Ale
Grasshopper – Cocktail Ale
Jungle Juice – Cocktail Ale
Jack and Coke – Cocktail Ale
Cosmopolitan – Cocktail Ale
LTD – Old Fashioned – Cocktail Ale

Griffin Claw Brewing Co.
Mr. Blue Sky – American Wheat Beer
Bonnie’s Double IPA
* Harry Cherry – Sour Beer (Saturday only)
* Krakatoa – Barrel-Aged Beer (Saturday only)
Dark and Foamy – Experimental Beer
* Flying Buffalo – Barrel-Aged Beer (Friday only)
* Flying Buffalo with Coffee – Barrel-Aged Beer (Saturday only)
Lou Lelemon – Belgian Trippel
Wit Your Pants – Belgian Witbier
Birminghamerweisse – Berliner Weisse
Equal Hopportunity – American IPA (Friday only)
Oh’Tay IPA – American IPA (Friday only)
* Apridisiac – Sour Beer (Friday only)
* Undertow – Sour Beer (Saturday only)
Saison St. Claire – French Saison
And So It Goes… – Sour Beer
Oops-a-hefe – Hefe-Weizen (Friday only)
* Hyper Oblivious – Barleywine (Friday only)
10^-12 Pekko IPA – American IPA (Friday only)
Easy Peezy Japaneezy – American IPA (Saturday only)

Grizzly Peak Brewing Co.
Table Dance Pils – German Pilsener
Victor’s Gold – Kölsch
Sheerwater IPA
Shank’d it! – Berliner Weisse

Harsen’s Island Brewery
B.anana A.pricot R.aisin F.ig – German Wheat
Hopsticks IPA
Stan the Man – Farmhouse Ale
The Hump – Helles Bock
CIT – American Wheat
Isla Margarita – Gose
Texas Brown IPA
Chili Stout

HopCat
Beer Right Meow – American IPA
Unicorn On Acid – Mixed Culture Sour Ale
Farm To Face (collab. w/ Pilot Malthouse, Michigan Hop Alliance, & Valley View Farms) – Double IPA
Rainbow Universe – Pale w/Blueberry, Raspberry and Lemon Zest
Light Side Of The Sun – Session Pale with Amarillo
Naughty Nicodemus – Ale w/rice, cucumber, juniper and lime zest
Cherry Nymph – Barrel aged pale sour w/tart cherries
Lost Doses – Brett Wheat Ale

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
* Detroit Surf Company Pale Ale
* Matame Ahorita – Sour Beer
* Weizen Bam – Sour Beer
* No Ka Oi – Sour Beer (Friday only)
* La Vida Improvisacion – Sour Beer (Friday only)
* La Roja – Sour Beer (Friday only)
* Tribute – Amarillo – Sour Beer (Saturday only)
* Rosie del Barrio – Sour Beer (Saturday only)
* Calabaza Boreal – Sour Beer (Saturday only)

Kickstand Brewing Company
Long Strange Trip – Belgian Trippel
N.D.A – Double IPA
Pontoon Pale Ale
Sorachi Blonde
Birch Bark Porter
Witness – Belgian Witbier
Deralia – American IPA
Mandatory Milk Stout

Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.
DRIPA – Double Rice IPA
The Fluffer – Session IPA
Thumper – Coffee-Session IPA
White Devil Double Wit
Mango Fluffer
Blood Orange Fluffer
Blueberry DRIPA
Pineapple Saison
Watermelon Blonde
Ruby Red Grapefruit Wit
Peach Apricot Wit
* Tenacious Cassis

Lansing Brewing Co.
Angry Mayor IPA
Amber Cream Ale
Union Golden Ale
Urban Grove Wheat
Ushanka Baltic Porter
The Boss Double IPA
Soul Slayer Imperial Stout
Anthony Gose

Latitude 42 Brewing Co.
Poppin Pils – Bohemian Pilsner
Beach Cruiser – American Wheat Beer
Nectar Of The Goddess – Fruit Beer
Bitchin Camaro
Wanda – Imperial IPA
I.P.EH! – American IPA
Lucifer’s Cuvee’ – Chocolate Beer
Pale 42

Liberty Street Brewing Co.
Eagle Eye PA – Session IPA
Scribble – Berliner Weisse
Clementine Lemon Thyme – American Wheat Beer
‘Swarm Outside – Honey Beer
Waves of Grain – Hefe-Weizen (Friday only)
Liberty 7 Shocker – Sour Beer
Emperor Norton – Imperial Stout (Saturday only)

Lily’s Brewery & Seafood Grill
Propeller Island Pilsner
Willoughby’s Witbier
Fairbanks Point Framboise – Fruit Beer
Sven & Ollie’s I.P.A.
A. Strange Oatmeal Stout
Barrett’s Brown Ale
Pigeon Cove Vienna Lager
Vikingo Rojo – Imperial Red Ale
Black Rock Point Blackberry Ale

Mishigama Craft Brewing
JimmyJack – American Pale Ale
Mooneye – IPA
Blue Racer – American Wheat Beer
Woodruff’s Porter (Saturday only)
Session IPA

Motor City Brew Works
Summer Brew – American Wheat Beer
Motown Bohemian Lager
Le Rouge – Amber Lager
New Jack Cider – Barrel-Aged Hard Cider
Peaches Rocks! – Wheat Beer

Mountain Town Brewing Co.
Train Wreck – Amber Ale
Iron Horse I.P.A.
Railyard Raspberry Wheat – Fruit Beer
Peach Gruit – Fruit Beer
Sacred Gruit – Herb & Spice Beer
Coal Stoker’s Blackberry – Fruit Beer
Wit Dream – Belgian Witbier
Crazy Train – Black IPA
Belgian Salute – Belgian Tripel
Steam Engine Stout
Easy Rider – Amber Ale
Hoptimal – IPA
Nectar Of the Birch – Experimental Beer
Nectar Of the Maple – Experimental Beer

New Holland Brewing Co.
Dragon’s Milk – Barrel-Aged Beer
Mad Hatter – American IPA
The Poet – Oatmeal Stout
Full Circle – Kölsch
Monkey King – French Saison
Michigan Awesome Hatter – American IPA
Imperial Hatter – Imperial IPA
Tasmanian Hatter – IPA
Paleooza – American Pale Ale
Sundog – Amber Ale
Incorrigible – Sour Beer (Friday only)
Incorrigible Reserve – Sour Beer (Saturday only)
Dragon’s Milk Reserve: Lemon & Raspberry – Barrel-Aged Beer (Saturday only)
Dragon’s Milk Reserve: Raspberry (Friday only)
Dragon’s Milk Reserve: Chili – Barrel-Aged Beer (Saturday only)
Dragon’s Milk Reserve: Chocolate & Coffee – Barrel-Aged Beer (Friday only)
Dragon’s Milk Reserve: Vanilla Chai – Barrel-Aged Beer (Friday only)
Dragon’s Milk Reserve: Triple Mash – Barrel-Aged Beer (Saturday only)
Night Tripper – Imperial Stout

New Holland Brewing Co. (Pub)
The Botanist – Gin Barrel Aged Michigan Wild Ale with Fruit
Pure Brew Porter – Cherrywood Smoked Michigan Porter
MI Dream – Michigan Wild IPA
Pilsen On The Lake – Michigan Pilsener
Mashpaddle – Michigan Collaboration IPA
Shepherd’s Knoll – Michigan Hefeweizen

Newaygo Brewing Co.
Coconut Brown (Saturday only)
Uncommon Espresso Stout (Friday only)
Himalayan Gose – Sour Beer
Party In My Peach – American IPA
BBA Rust Bucket – Barleywine
Dancing Pig – Cream Ale

North Center Brewing Co.
Nice Bloobs – Fruit Beer
Bobby English ESB
Habanero IPA
Tripel – Belgian Trippel
True North Raspberry Wheat
Tunnell Pale Ale
Beer of Kings – American Pilsner
Golden Stout
Birthday SMaSH
Over the Top Hopped – Double IPA

North Peak Brewing Co.
Kuytbier
Rambler – American Pilsner
Cherry Hibiscus Ale – Fruit Beer
Diabolical – American IPA
Archangel – American Wheat Beer

Northern Oak Brewery
Augumented Blonde
Fighting Cock – Irish Red Ale
NorOak Fest – Oktoberfest
Succulent Pale Ale
Battle Alley IPA
Black Eye P Aye
Seeing Dubbel
Seeing Tripel

Northville Winery & Brewing Co.
Rock Me Hopadeus – American IPA
Crimson Dew – Cider
Kick Drum Kölsch
Blonde On Blonde
Nitro Bourbon Hollow – Stout
Nitro Coconut Hollow – Stout

Odd Side Ales
I want My HTV – IPA
Bean Flicker Blonde
Blood Orange IPA
Chicka Chicka Yeah – Belgian Witbier
Lemon Party – Fruit Beer
Citra Pale Ale
Mayan Mocha Stout
* Queen of Tarts
Hipster Brunch Stout
Hazel’s Nuts – Stout

Old Nation Brewing Co.
* Cake Czar – Brown Ale
* Ghost Garden – Belgian Trippel
* Ghost Meat – Sour Beer
* Memphis Flash – Hefe-Weizen
* Easy Tiger – Session IPA
Detroit Pilsner
Detriot Dwarf – Altbier
Detroit Radler

Olde Peninsula Brewpub
Blueberry Java Peanut Butter Ghost of Stout Chocula Jr.
Dark Side of the Moon Landing – Black IPA
Stout Chocula
Razberry Wheat
Blueberry Cream Ale
Spanish Cedar Wood Tornado IPA
Sassafras Wood Tornado IPA

One Well Brewing
Xalapa
Bloody Xalapa
Grandpa’s Hard – Cider
Blueberry Sky – Cider
Only Gose To Show – Sour Beer
Deal Gone Down – Double IPA
Zeus’ Sexual Appetite – Session IPA
Professor Nutbutter’s
* St. Julian’s Adz – Barrel-Aged Beer
Sweet Water Street – Porter
Whoppy – IPA

Ore Dock Brewing Co.
Mango Zee Tango – Sour Saison Oak Aged with Mangoes (Fermenta collab.)
Fresh Coast – Belgian Pale Ale
In Excess – Cask Conditioned Sour Dark Ale Oak Aged with Chocolate and Tart Cherries
Bum’s Beach – American Wheat Beer
Reclamation – American IPA
Gong Show – Double IPA Juiced with Pineapple and Grapefruit Peel
Mysterium Tremendum – Cask Conditioned U.P. Dry Hopped Belgian Golden Strong Ale
Baby Blue Sedan – Sour Brown Ale Oak Aged with Blueberries

Original Gravity Brewing Co.
Southpaw IPA
EZ Duz-it – Session IPA
Root Down Ginger Beer – Herb & Spice Beer
440 Pepper Smoker – Herb & Spice Beer
Two-Wheeler – Belgian Witbier
County Street Amber
Milan Coffee Works Porter
OG Saison 979 – Belgian Saison

Our Brewing Co.
Coconut Battle Axe – Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
Apricot Berliner Weisse
Samba IPA
Andes Mint Milk Stout
C3POat – Concord Grape Pale Ale

Paw Paw Brewing Co.
Currently AV ALE ABLE Black Currant
Raspberry Wheat
White Peach Fuzz on your TU-LIPS
Blood Orange Lace
Grapefruit Watermelon Wheat
Red Tart Cherry
White Grapefruit
Blood Orange White Peach
Summer Apple Wheat
Pineapple Squeeze
Lightly Orange Wheat
Strawberry Wheat
Red Grapefruit
Lemon Drop
Cherry Mango
Mixed Grapes
Coconuts
Lovin’ Lime
Water-Melons
Nap-ON-Your Apri-COT
Peach Tides
Watermelon Grapefruit Lime
Kiwi Lime
Pineapple Cherry Blueberry
Blueberry
Pineapple Cherry
Cherry Apple
Pomegranate
Pineapple Melon
White Grapefruit Blueberry
Pomegranate IPA
Raspberry IPA
Raspberry Lime Hefeweizen
Lime Hefeweizen
Coconut Hefeweizen
Pomegranate Hefeweizen
Blood Orange Hefeweizen
Kiwi Hefeweizen
Hefeweizen
Blueberry Banana Hefeweizen
Apple Amber
Amber Coconut
Coconut Stout
Raspberry Stout
Bloody Mary
Bloody Mary Lime
Bloody Mary Tabasco
Bloody Mary Sriracha
Tart Time Lime
50 Shades of Fruit

Perrin Brewing Co.
* No Rules – Porter
Dark New Day – Barleywine
Blackberry IPA
Juicy Imperial Grapefruit IPA
Parental Guidance Suggested Pear Saison
Honey Bunches of Hops Imperial IPA
QStew Light Lager
Cigar City Collaboration Imperial White IPA
98 Problems IPA – Imperial IPA
Lil’ Griz – Barrel-Aged Beer
You’d Bretta Run – Sour Beer
Grapefruit IPA – Imperial IPA
No Problems – Session Beer

Petoskey Brewing Co.
Cranium Crush – Cream Ale
Horny Monk – Belgian Dubbel
Mind’s Eye PA – IPA
Sour Cherry Wheat – American Wheat Beer
Grape Fruit Shandy – Summer Ale
Session Saison
Petoskey Kölsch
Juniper Rye Bock
Belgian Pale
Belgian Quad
Caged Monkey – Barleywine
Pineapple Coconut Ale – Blonde Ale

Pike 51 Brewing Co.
Hopnosis – American IPA
Heavy Soul – Barrel-Aged Beer (Friday only)
Brett Saison – Wild Ale (Friday only)
Crooked Rode – Wild Ale (Friday only)
Pulp Friction – Fruit Beer (Friday only)
Sensual Bean Batch 4 – Barrel-Aged Beer (Saturday only)
Dry Hopped Sour – Wild Ale (Saturday only)
Sour Rye Triple – Wild Ale (Saturday only)
Mojito Pants – Fruit Beer (Saturday only)

Railtown Brewing Co.
Peanut Butter Cocoa Time – Imperial Porter
Citra Warrior – Imperial IPA w/ Honey
Hefeweizen
Hold The Crumpets – Earl Grey English Mild
Eh! Imperial Maple Oatmeal Porter

Redwood Brewing Co.
20th Anniversary Ale – Old Ale
Hairy Lil’ Baby Sista – Session IPL
Summer Ale
Touch Heavy – Wee Heavy Scotch Ale

Right Brain Brewery
* Pussy Punch – IPA
* XOCO Golden Chocolate Ale
* Mangalitsa Pig Porter
* Barrel Aged CEO
* Cherry Pie Whole
* Funky Power – Barrel-Aged Beer
* Sour Owl – Barrel-Aged Beer
* Queen Bean – Barrel-Aged Beer
* Thai Peanut – Amber Ale
Spear Beer – Asparagus Pilsner
Spiney Norman – IPA
Cake Walk Vanilla Cream Ale

River Rouge Brewing Co.
Mango Explosion – Fruit Beer
Key Lime Kölsch
Afternoon Dee-Lite Cranberry Ale – Blonde Ale
* Motor City Gas BA Ale Yes – Imperial IPA
Peanut Butter Chocolate Stencel Stout
Star Date 1.3 Intergalactic Brewing – River Rouge collab. Imperial Pale Ale
Red White and Berry Ale – Fruit Beer
Dr. Dubbel – Belgian Dubbel
Americana Kölsch
Orange Saison

River’s Edge Brewing Co.
Moon Over Moore Lake with Grapefruit – American Wheat Beer
Chipotlaway IPA
BB Indubious Dubbel
BB Pentaverate Wee Heavy
Karate Bonfire Coconut Vanilla Stout
Splendor Solis – French Saison
Dirty Frank – Stout
Milford Pub Ale – English Bitter

Roak Brewing Co.
Live Wire – American IPA
Powerboat – Belgian Witbier
Strawberry Powerboat – Belgian Witbier (Friday only)
Mean Street – Amber Ale
Melonfest – American Wheat Beer
Devil Dog – Oatmeal Stout (Friday only)
Rye Bourbon Smoke On The Porter – Barrel-Aged (Friday only)
Around The Clock – Session IPA (Saturday only)
Strawberry/Rhubarb Tart Star – Sour Beer (Saturday only)
Bourbon Kashmir – Barrel-Aged Beer (Saturday only)

Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Rochester Razz Radler – Fruit Beer
Off The Hook California Common
Mills Maibock
18th Anniversary Belgian Quad
Old and Bitter – Old Ale

Rochester Mills Production Brewery
Pine Knob Pilsner
BA Silver Moutain Lager – Barrel-Aged Beer
Newton’s ALEchemy – Double IPA
Twenty-FORE-Seven – Session Beer
Milkshake Stout
BA Imperial Milkshake Stout – Barrel-Aged Beer
Blueberry Pancake Milkshake Stout
Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake Stout

Rockford Brewing Co.
Erdbier – Strawberry Weissbier (7pm Friday, 3pm Saturday)
Little George – Imperial IPA
Paradigm – Michigan Pale Ale
Cernunnos – Scotch Ale
Jiggy Wit It – Belgian Witbier
Rogue River Brown

Round Barn Brewery
Kölsch
Hop Dealer – IPA
Electric Fence – Imperial IPA
Separate Quarters #6 Flandering – Sour Beer
Separate Quarters #7 – Undecided – Sour Beer
Raisin Hell #3 – Chocstar – Sour Beer
Raisin Hell #4 Bourbrowngeoisie – Sour Beer

Royal Oak Brewery
Rose & Orange – Oatmeal Stout
Extra Love – Session Beer
Total Eclipse of the Lager – Schwarzbier
Suicide Blond – Belgian Strong Ale
Comrade Jiri’s – Bohemian Pilsner

Rupert’s Brew House
Farmer’s Daughter – Belgian Saison
Blacker The Berry – Sour Beer (Saturday only)
Double hIghPA – Double IPA
Peanut Butter Porter
2wice Licked Kitty – Apricot Ale (Friday only)

Salt Springs Brewery
HopAzacca IPA
Boreal Forest IPA
Ryepalicious IPA
Kick Axe Kölsch
Heavenly Hefe
Old Miner ESB
Sister Ester’s Saison
Big Brown Bunny Porter
Cocoa Joe Stout – Coffee Beer
Crispy’s Tippel – Triple
Dire Wolf Barleywine

Saugatuck Brewing Co.
* Barrel Aged Imperial Neapolitan Milk Stout (6:30pm Fri. / 3pm Sat.)
Barrel Aged Brown
Starburst Wheat
Backyard IPA – Session Beer
Daze On Saison
Mandarina IPA – Imperial IPA
Neapolitan Milk Stout
Blueberry Maple Stout
SSS – Saugatuck Summer Sipper (Shandy)
Kölsch
Cherry Wheat
Brown Standard (Brown IPA)
Cotton Mouth Quencher – Sour Beer
Tweaked Scot (with coffee) – Scotch Ale (Saturday only)
Belgian Blonde (Saturday only)

Schmohz Brewing Co.
Hopknocker – Imperial IPA
Pickle Tink – Strawberry Wheat Ale
John T. Pilsner
Coconut Crusher – Dry Stout
Peach Cream
Pineapple Ginger Ale
Fermenta Mint Chocolate Chip – Dry Stout

Sherwood Brewing Co.
Mistress Jade’s Hemp Ale – American Pale Ale
Buxom BlonDDe Ale
Entire Buzz Honey Porter
Sourwood Kiwi Lime Sour Ale (6pm Friday)
Agua Fresca Watermelon Mint Lime Cream Ale (1pm Saturday)
Cukuler Ale – Summer Ale
Disco Lemonade – Fruit Beer
Lawnmower IPA – Session IPA
Earl’s Green Tea Lemon Ale – Herb & Spice Beer
Wildflower Honey Hibiscus Saison

Short’s Brewing Co.
Erraticus 4 – Cider
* Sweep the Leg Johnny – Barrel-Aged Beer
So the Saying Gose – Sour Beer
* Compression – Barrel-Aged Beer
* Gin and Juice – Summer Ale
Kölsch 45
Power of Love – Summer Ale
* Strawberry Short’s Cake – Fruit Beer
* Kwikriek – Sour Beer
* Tequila Barrel Aged Nectar de la Vida
A Tribe Called Zest – Double IPA
* Bourbon Slow Jam – Barrel-Aged Beer
Gitchy Gitchy Ooh La La – Kölsch
* Cat’s Pajamas – Double IPA
Psychedelic Cat Grass – Triple IPA
Nicie – Summer Ale (Saturday only)
Orange You Glad I Didn’t call You Honey (Fermenta collab.) – French Saison

Stony Lake Brewing Co.
God’s Wrath – Imperial IPA
Hop Flash – Double IPA (Friday only)
Easy Ryder – Rye Beer (Saturday only)
Too Late Pale (Friday only)
Cascade Amber (Saturday only)

Stormcloud Brewing Co.
Rainmaker – Belgian Pale Ale
That Good Good – Belgo-American Malt Liquor Noir
BBA That Good Good – Bourbon Barrel Aged Malt Liquor Noir
Tijuana Buddha – Belgian Imperial IPA aged in Tequila barrels
Citrus & Gin – Starbelly Saison aged in gin barrels
Blueberry Saison
Cherry Saison
Silver Seven’s Saison (7 Monks collab.) – Hoppy Belgian Saison
Mittington’s Saison (Mitten Bar collab.) – Hoppy Belgian Saison
31 Planes: Plane 8 – Belgian Imperial IPA
Legally Wed & Off to Bed (Fermenta collab.) – Belgian Hibiscus IPA
Confederate Gold – Belgian Blonde fermented with Peaches & Pecans

Tapistry Brewing Co.
Rum BA Quadraphonic – Belgian Quad
Whiskey BA Mi. Stout – Imperial Stout
Nelson’s Empire – American Pale Ale (Friday only)
Enigma – Double IPA
Hansel – Hefe-Weizen
Mr. Orange – Belgian Witbier
Handsome Ransome – Cream Ale
Prehistoric Rhetoric – Old Ale
Citranicity – American Pale Ale
My Oh My – Belgian White IPA
Another One – Irish Red Ale
Reactor – American IPA
Heart Full of Napalm – Double IPA (Saturday only)

Tecumseh Brewing Co.
Boston Cooler – Ginger Beer
Hot Kohkuh Jamocha – Stout
A Finer Temptress – Coffee Beer
Amore IPA
Long Black Train – India Black Ale
Hayden’s Hefeweizen
Pink Sidewinder – Raspberry Wheat Ale
ChurchKey Farms Extra Pale Ale
Officer Reese’s – Chocolate Peanut Butter Beer
Summer Kicks – Kölsch

Tenacity Brewing
Basic Bitch Blonde
Notorious Brown Ale
Blue Collar Pineapple Saison
Midwest Coast IPA
Super Unleaded Dark Wheat
Atwood Amber

Territorial Brewing Co.
Big Yellow Truck – German Pilsener
Battle Creek Lager – Springfielder Lager
Gose Like Swayze
Samsquamch Block Party – Lichtenheiner
Optimus Lime – Kölsch
* Ole – Brettanomyces Danish Pils
Harmonia – Hefe-Weizen
* Three Nancies – Maibock

Texas Corners Brewing Co.
Cherry Hard Cider
Blood Orange Fruitridge Wheat
Summer Stampede – Imperial IPA
P-51 Porter

The Livery
* Maillot Rouge – Barrel-Aged Beer
* Chocolate Cherry Love Pump – Imperial Stout
Evergreen Warrior – Double IPA
Silver Queen – Munich Helles
Butterfly Effect – Belgian White IPA
Summit Pale
* Strawberry Silver Queen – Munich Helles (Saturday only)
* Blackberry McGilligan’s – American IPA (Friday only)

The Mitten Brewing Co.
Sour Sahti – Sour Beer
Death to Flying Things – Imperial Stout
Dock’s No-No – Double IPA
Fermenta Collaboration – Sour Beer
Teddy Rasberry – American Wheat Beer
Triple Crown Brown – English Mild
Country Strong – American IPA
Peanuts & Crackerjack – Porter

Third Monk Brewing Co.
* Lyon Pride – English Pale Ale
* Rood Donker – Belgian Dubbel
* Hop Tango – American IPA

Thumb Brewery
Amber Lager
Gose
Quinn’s Irish Red
Oatmeal Stout
Barleywine
Chelsberry Fields Forever – Fruit Beer

ThumbCoast Brewing Co.
Bourbon Barrel Trainbridge – Imperial Stout
Bourbon Barrel Huron Selkie – Scottish Ale
Rise Of The Imperialist – Imperial IPA
Mamie: The Tropical Destroyer – Experimental Beer
Hitchhiker IPA
Poho Pils – German Pilsener

Tibbs Brewing Co.
Strawberry BlondeShell – Fruit Beer
Citra and Take IT – American IPA
Ben Jonesin Chocolate Toffee Porter
Hell-Jen Belgian – Belgian Trippel
Lavander BlondeShell – Herb & Spice Beer
* BA Ben Jonesin’ Chocolate Toffee Porter – Barrel-Aged Beer

Traffic Jam & Snug
Soignuers Noir – Black IPA
ShenghaIPA
Tango Mango – Biere de Garde (Friday only)
Blemon Berry – Biere de Garde (Saturday only)
Rerum Politicarum Porter
Altes – Munich Helles

Trail Point Brewing Co.
CIPApotamus – American IPA
Henry Lee – Old Ale
Toasted Brunette – Brown Ale
Dr. Peelgood – Fruit Beer
Kilt Klutcher – Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
* Kalem Club – Barrel-Aged Beer
Judo Hop – Double IPA

Tri-City Brewing
Hell’s Half Mile – Munich Helles
Vienna Lager
Belgian Wit – Belgian Witbier
Hefeweizen
Cherry Torchon – Fruit Beer
Intergalactic Jack – American Pale Ale
Charity Island – American IPA
Ruckinator – Doppelbock
Belgian Trippel
Giant Slayer – Imperial Stout
* 2014 Shovel Strong – ESB (Friday only)
* Brewbin – Rye Beer (Saturday only)
* Gin Jack – Barrel-Aged Beer (Saturday only)
* Reggie’s Little Brother – Barrel-Aged Beer (Saturday only)

Unity Vibration Living Kombucha Tea
* Ginger Beer – Kombucha Beer
* Bourbon Peach – Kombucha Beer
* Elderwand – Kombucha Beer
* Hoochie Boochie – Kombucha Beer
* Green Antheia (green tea hibiscus Fermenta collab.) – Kombucha Beer
* Strawberry Rhubarb (Tea) – Kombucha Beer
* Spice Bunny (carrot ginger Tea) – Kombucha Beer

Vander Mill
Totally Roasted – Cider
IPA
Pilsner
Fruit Beer

White Flame Brewing Co.
Super G – American IPA
Double Tap – Session IPA
* Bourbon Barrel Black Sheep – Black Ale
* Kentucky Kiss – Bourbon Barrel Aged Scottish Ale
Gilligan’s Crush – Ginger Pale Ale
Red Shoes – Habanero Pale Ale

Witch’s Hat Brewing Co.
Train Hopper – IPA
Thrash Punk Coffee Kölsch
Andrew Gose Grapefruity – Sour Beer
Rez Gets Smashed – Double IPA
DragonTrax – Barrel-Aged Beer
Night Fury w/Vanilla bean – Barrel-Aged Beer
Cookies ‘n Cream Night Fury – Barrel-Aged Beer
Chocolate Espresso Night Fury – Barrel-Aged Beer
Royal Canadian Kilted Mirror Thief – Barrel-Aged Beer
Batch 500 Sour Train Hopper – Sour Beer
Wine Barrel Gose – Sour Beer
A Saison Named Marcus – Sour Beer
Fermenta Salted Caramel Brown

Wolverine State Brewing Co.
Gulo Gulo IPL – India Pale Lager
Raucher – Smoked Lager
Faustian – Baltic Porter
Five Shores – Blonde Lager
Verano – Mexican Amber Lager
Cereza Rey – Cherry Cream Stout Lager
Barenmarder – German Pilsener
Carnivora – Belgian-style IPL
Au Sable – Rye IPL
Wolverine Premium Lager – Golden Lager
West Side Wheat – American Wheat Lager
Barista – Coffee Lager
* Massacre ’14 – Imperial Dark Lager aged in Bourbon Barrels (Saturday only)

Woodward Avenue Brewers
ALTwisted (GreenBush Brewing Co. collab.) – Altbier
Rasberry Cream Ale
Detroit Maiden IPA
Passenger – Porter
No Witty Name – Belgian Witbier
Smoked Honey Imperial Blonde
Wee Horse – English IPA
Saratoga Pale

*Two token beers

TOTAL BREWERIES: 137

TOTAL BEERS: 1334

Summer Beer Fest Entertainment Line-Up

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Once again, a shout out to Steve “Burt” Berthel at New Holland Brewing Company for scheduling this impressive musical line-up for #MiSBF16, July 22-23 at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti’s historic Depot Town. 

Friday, July 22

Mainstage:

Back 40 Stage:

Saturday, July 23

Mainstage:

Back 40 Stage:

 

Winter Beer Fest Entertainment

Here’s the music line-up for the #MiWBF16! Thanks to Steve Berthel of New Holland Brewing Company for again arranging all these great entertainers!

A reminder that we still have FRIDAY tickets available. Purchase them online here.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26

2:00-3:00         DJ Snax

3:00-4:45         Hank Mowery and the Hawktones

4:45-5:15          DJ Snax

5:00                  Welcome, Fight Song, Firkin Tapping

5:15-7:00         The Concussions

7:00-7:30         DJ Snax

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27

12:00-1:00       DJ Snax

1:00-3:00         The Thirsty Perch Blues Band

3:00-4:00         DJ Snax

3:30                 Welcome, Fight Song, Firkin Tapping

4:00-6:00        Slim Gypsy Baggage

6:00-6:15         DJ Snax

The Sweet Taste of Michigan Craft Beer

Photo credit: Draft Magazine.

Craft beer enthusiasts are passionate about Michigan brews…and February is the perfect time to fall in love with rich, chocolaty and fruity beers. As you head out with your sweetheart this year for Valentine’s Day, consider ordering up a pint of one of these deliciously romantic Michigan made libations.

ARBOR BREWING COMPANY, Ann Arbor

Espresso Love (7.5%ABV | 15 IBUs). Oatmeal and 20 pounds of fresh roasted 100% fair-trade coffee, from the nearby Ugly Mug Café Brewed, contribute to a mildly chalky espresso character balanced by a rich, sweet creamy maltiness. The coffee finish dissolves into chocolate, with a slight roasty bitterness. Pairs well with desserts, especially dark chocolate, raspberries, and cheesecake.

ARCADIA ALES, Battle Creek

Cocoa Loco Triple Chocolate Stout (7% ABV | 39 IBUs). This award-winning beer gets its rich flavor from Simpson Chocolate, Weyerman Chocolate and Crisp Chocolate malts. The addition of lactose lends the beer a creamy quality- not unlike a milkshake- while the Blackstrap Molasses adds rich, burnt, syrupy flavors.  Flavors of baker’s chocolate and espresso dominate, while rich malty flavors and a subtle kiss of hops add nice balance, making this a truly one-of-a-kind BIG beer.

BELL’S BREWERY, Galesburg / Kalamazoo  

Smitten Golden Rye Ale (6.0% ABV | 42 IBUs). This spring seasonal offers rustic flavors from rye malt combined with citrusy, resinous hop aroma from Pacific Northwest varieties to create a crisp, refreshing take on the classic pale ale.

BREWERY TERRA FIRMA, Traverse City

Ancho Chili Dutch Double Chocolate Porter (5.3% ABV). There’s a special magic that happens between chilies and chocolate that was first utilized in ancient Latin America and still weaves its spell today. Ancho Chili Dutch Double Chocolate Porter showcases the perfect balance of chili flavor and warmth combined with dark chocolate. This is not a hot pepper beer – the warmth from the chilies builds slowly, enhancing the character of the beer without becoming dominant. Far from being a novelty beer, the richness of chocolate malts and Dutch cocoa combined with the deep, smoky flavor imparted by whole Ancho chilies while the beer is conditioning will keep them coming back for more.

ETERNITY BREWING, Howell

Imperial Cocoa Cherry (9% ABV | 80 IBUs). This robust imperial stout is like chocolate covered cherries in a glass, complete with a kiss of cherry sweetness—like a loving embrace. This beer will pair well with all of your Valentine’s Day desserts.

FOUNDERS BREWING COMPANY, Grand Rapids

Founders Porter (6.5% ABV | 45 IBUs). Described as “Dark, Rich and Sexy,” this beer pours silk black with a creamy tan head. The nose is sweet with a strong chocolate and caramel malt presence and no absence of hops gives this beer the full flavor you deserve and expect…it’s cozy like velvet. This 2010 World Beer Cup silver medalist is described as “a lover, not a fighter.”

GRAVEL BOTTOM BREWERY, Ada

Lion Heart (6.8% ABV | 36 IBUs). Forget the box of chocolates, let your lover’s sweet tooth indulge in the Lion Heart, an amorous robust porter made even more sensual with the addition of raspberry puree and cacao nibs. Luscious chocolate notes balance against the coffee and roast malt profile with accents of fruity tartness from the raspberry.

Susie Q (4.9% ABV | 16 IBUs). What’s better than a bouquet of flowers for your craft beer sweetheart? A bouquet of flavor from Susie Q, a cream ale brewed with hibiscus and rose hips. Soft smelling as a rose and light as a sunny day, Susie Q exhibits light malt sweetness which transitions to delicate citrus and floral flavors of the rose and hibiscus.

HARMONY BREWING, Grand Rapids  

Winter Nights (8% ABV) – the toasted aroma, smooth maltiness and slight chocolate and coffee notes give this winter warmer the tools to keep you and your loved one warm on a cold winter night!

JOLLY PUMPKIN, Dexter / Ann Arbor / Detroit / Traverse City

iO Saison (6.8% ABV). Part of the Baudelaire series, this beer will capture the hearts of art and artisan beer lovers alike. Drawn in by the historic elegance of the label design and then held tight by the rapture of flavors, it will be released in limited quantities. iO Saison is brewed in a lovely fashion, with rose hips, rose petals and hibiscus. Yet, don’t be easily deceived by her looks, for like love – she can be oh so dangerous. Available in late February.

LAKE CHARLEVOIX BREWING COMPANY, Charlevoix

Love Fuel (3% ABV | 6 IBUs). This raspberry Berlinerweiss looks like pink lemonade and smells like a fresh combination of fruit and German yeast with a tasty, bubbly flavor.

MOUNTAIN TOWN STATION, Mount Pleasant

Doctor Love (8% ABV | 18 IBUs). This imperial red ale with ale brewed with eight different invigorating herbs and a touch of flavor hops.

Love Potion #8 (7.5% ABV | 32 IBUs). This double chocolate stout is brewed with four different invigorating herbs, to get the blood flowing.

Sacred Gruit (5.8% ABV | 4 IBUs). The flagship gruit brewed with 3 different herbs that stimulate the mind, create euphoria and enhance sexual drive. For a little added fun, try the Peach Gruit, with peace juice added.

Chocolate Vibrant Stout (9% ABV). This imperial stout is full of flavor from chocolate, with aphrodisiacal herbs added for her pleasure.

NEWAYGO BREWING CO., Newaygo

Sweetheart Stout (5.8% ABV | 35 IBUs). This oatmeal stout is blended in three steps, with pureed raspberries.

NEW HOLLAND BREWING COMPANY, Holland

The Poet (5.2% ABV | 37 IBUs). This is a romantic offering for Valentine’s Day. This beer reveals a rich, smooth malt character enveloped in tones of roast and chocolate. A soft mouth-feel brings luxurious flavors and a soothing aroma. The Poet is as versatile as it is delicious – the perfect accent to any chocolate dessert.

NORTH PEAK BEER, Dexter / Detroit

Dubious Black Chocolate Stout (5.3% ABV | 50 IBUs). Sporting its “giant man-eating beaver” icon, this beer pays homage to Northern Michigan’s Beaver Island. This beer has the perfect combination of chocolate with roast and black malts, resulting in a smooth and rich beer. Judicious use of hops brings out a complex, yet subtle bittering, finished off with a big Goldings nose. This swirl of aroma, flavor and body is underscored by the rich, dark chocolate that is added at the end of the boil.

OUR BREWING COMPANY, Holland

Shot Through the Heart (9.5% ABV | 30 IBUs). This imperial porter is aged on cacao nibs, giving it a big, smooth, malty sweetness, with notes of dark chocolate, dried fruit and caramel.

ROCHESTER MILLS BEER CO., Rochester / Auburn Hills

Milkshake Stout (5.3% ABV | 20 IBUs). The combination of four different malts, along with a low hop level creates a deep dark beer featuring rich, roasted, malt flavors. The addition of lactose (milk sugar) adds complexity, body, and a residual sweetness lending a smooth creamy texture to this full-flavored brew. Once a seasonal offering in the pub, now prominently featured in state-wide distribution due to popular demand.

Paint Creek Porter (6.0% ABV | 21 IBUs). This pub-only offering is a robust beer that features a rich, velvety chocolate malt flavor that will compliment any chocolate dessert.

ROCKFORD BREWING, Rockford

Hoplust IPA (7.1% ABV | 70 IBUs). A profoundly hoppy hand-crafted American IPA, with a proprietary blend of six different hop varieties for a unique flavor experience. An intense bouquet of fresh hops will greet you on the nose, followed by the bursting tropical, citrus and piney flavors on your palette. The approach to this IPA is to focus more toward satisfying the craving for hop flavor than bitterness.

SHORTS BREWING, Bellaire

Hot Loins. A beer brewed with aphrodisiacs: Pomegranate, vanilla, honey and the most powerful aphrodisiac of all time – Tongat Ali – aka long jack.

Love Knife (6.7% ABV – 45 IBU) is a brownish red Belgian ale that explodes with aromas of strawberry, banana, and nectarine. Malt sweetness is quite low, allowing for the fruit flavors to be apparent throughout the beer.

Of course, there are countless other beers to LOVE…and the best is the one in your hand. Hopefully, that’s locally-crafted here in Michigan!

About the Michigan Brewers Guild

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 200+ member breweries.

Michigan’s thriving brewing industry conservatively contributes more than $144 million in wages with a total economic contribution of more than $277 million. In terms of overall number breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, Michigan ranks #5 in the nation – thus supporting its claim as “The Great Beer State.”

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 Michigan craft beer acquire 20% of the market by 2025.

MBG Announces 2016 Festival Dates

The Michigan Brewers Guild (MBG) has announced its 2016 festival schedule. With the exception of the UP Fall Beer Festival in September, the festivals are scheduled for the fourth Saturday (and the Friday before) of their respective months. Details about each festival are posted online at MiBeer.com.

Enthusiast Members are entitled to ticket pre-sale dates and one-hour early admission before the general public to all Guild festivals. For information and to purchase (or renew) a membership, click here.

February 26-27, 2016 (#MiWBF16)
Michigan Winter Beer Festival
Fifth Third Ballpark, Comstock Park (Grand Rapids)
Tickets on Sale:  Now (Saturday: SOLD OUT)

July 22-23, 2016 (#MiSBF16)
Michigan Summer Beer Festival
Riverside Park – Historic Depot Town, Ypsilanti
Enthusiast Presale Tickets: Tuesday, April 26 at Midnight through Wednesday, April 27 at 11:59pm
General Tickets on Sale: Thursday, April 28 at 10am

September 10, 2016 (#UPFBF16)
UP Fall Beer Festival
Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette
Enthusiast Presale Tickets: Tuesday, June 21 at Midnight through Wednesday, June 22 at 11:59pm.
General Tickets on Sale: Thursday, June 23 at 10am

October 21-22, 2016 (#DFBF16)
Detroit Fall Beer Festival
Eastern Market, Detroit
Enthusiast Presale Tickets: Tuesday, August 2 at Midnight through Wednesday, August 3 at 11:59pm.
General Tickets on Sale: Thursday, August 4 at 10am

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 nearly 180 member breweries (a number that increases almost on a monthly basis).

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 $277 million. In terms of overall number breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, Michigan ranks #5 in the nation – thus supporting its claim as “The Great Beer State.”

Michigan Brewers Guild Announces 2016 Board of Directors

The Michigan Brewers Guild recently elected its 2016 Board of Directors at its annual meeting, January 13, at the Kalamazoo Radisson Plaza Hotel. Each board position is a two-year term, elected in alternating years (4, 3).

The conference was a record-breaker in many ways for the organization, with more than 450 attendees and nearly 60 vendors in the allied member Trade Show. The Guild also reported a record 201 member breweries during the Annual Meeting—an increase of 53 members since the previous January.

This year, four people were elected to the Guild board:

  • Ryan Cottongim, Owner of Witch’s Hat in South Lyon, was elected to his first term on the board, and will serve as the organization’s secretary.
  • Ron Jeffries, Owner of Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales in Dexter, was elected to his fifth term on the board during the history of the organization. He was a founding board member, serving from the organization’s formation in 1998 through 2003, and again in 2007-2008.
  • Scott Newman-Bale, Vice President of Short’s Brewing Company in Bellaire, continues to serve as Treasurer, was reelected to his fourth term and will once again serve as the organization’s treasurer.
  • Kristy Smith, Partner at Axle Brewing Co. in Royal Oak, was elected to her first term on the board.

Additional board members include:

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 201 member breweries.

Michigan’s thriving brewing industry conservatively contributes more than $144 million in wages with a total economic contribution of more than $277 million. In terms of overall number breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, Michigan ranks #5 in the nation – thus supporting its claim as “The Great Beer State.”

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.

Canning Michigan Craft Beer

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The “official” birthday of the beer can is January 24, 1935—the day cans of Krueger’s Finest Beer and Krueger’s Cream Ale first went on sale in Richmond, VA. According to Brewery Collectibles Club of America, “the beer can really made its debut some 14 months earlier—just before the repeal of Prohibition” when the American Can company engineered a workable beer can.

Some 85 years prior to the introduction of the beer can in America, Bernhard Stroh emigrated from Kirn, German toIMG_9668 establish a brewery in Detroit in 1850 called Lion’s Head Brewery, according to the company’s website. After his passing in 1882, his sons Julius and Bernhard Jr. expanded the company, first calling it the B. Stroh Brewing Company and later the Stroh Brewery Company.

During Prohibition, they operated under the name The Stroh Products Company (producing near beer with its alcohol extracted, birch beer, malt products, soft drinks and ice cream). After the Repeal of Prohibition in 1933, beer was once again the focus…and within a short period of time, canned beer was introduced.

In 1964, Stroh’s began its expansion with a buyout of the Goebel Brewing Company and in the years that followed, they acquired the rights to several other brands including Schaefer, Schlitz, Old Milwaukee and G. Heileman Brewing Company’s “Old Style”—a canned beer that was made in nearby Frankenmuth.

By the early 1980s, the Detroit-based Stroh’s was the third largest brewing enterprise in America but that title was short lived. In the mid-1980s, production ceased and the brand products were sold to Pabst Brewing Company.

Frankenmuth has been home to many breweries over its history, since being settled in 1845. In addition to G. Heileman, there was Cass River Brewery (which became Geyer Bros. Brewing Company), Carling Brewing Company, Carling-National, Frankenmuth Brewing Company and Frankenmuth Brewery—many of which produced beer in cans.

The first beverage cans were flat topped cans made of tin, opened with a church key that left triangular punctures in the lid through which the beer was poured. Next, low profile or j-spout cone top cans with crimped caps (similar to the caps used on bottled beer today) were introduced.

By the early 1940s, cans still representing only 10 percent of the beer market share—despite the fact that they were easily discarded, there was no deposit as there was with bottles, they were lighter to transport and easier to stack and store. That percentage decreased significantly at the onset of World War II as tin was needed for more important purposes.

It wasn’t until 1958 when Coors Brewing Co. of Golden Colorado unveiled its recyclable aluminum cans, changing the entire beverage industry. It was about this time that the way cans were opened also changed. By the early 1960s, the “pull tab” method became the most common way to open a can, followed by the “push tab” used primarily by Coors in the mid-1970s.

According to Wikipedia: “the push-tab was a raised circular scored area used in place of the pull-tab. It needed no ring to pull up. Instead, the raised aluminum blister was pushed down into the can, with a small un-scored piece that kept the tab connected after being pushed inside. Push-tabs never gained wide popularity because while they had solved the litter problem of the pull-tab, they created a safety hazard where the person’s finger upon pushing the tab into the can was immediately exposed to the sharp edges of the opening. An unusual feature of the push-tab Coors Beer cans was that they had a second, smaller, push-tab at the top as an airflow vent — a convenience that was lost with the switch from can opener to pull-tab.”

Today’s “stay tab” was actually developed in the 1970s, although many consider it a more modern contribution to the craft beverage industry. A “wide mouth” version was introduced in the 1990s.

In the most recent wave of craft brewing in Michigan, early adopters of the can were Rochester Mills Beer Company (est. 1998),  Keweenaw Brewing (est. 2004) and Millking It Productions (MIP) (2010-2015). It was 10 years into its operation before RMBC began canning, offering 12-ounce cans at its Rochester Mills pub in 2008 before expanding to 16-ounce pint size cans at its Production Brewery in 2012. Keweenaw Brewing was the first Michigan microbrewery to produce its beer exclusively in cans (since the very beginning), starting with Pick Axe Blonde. Today, they have five styles in the market year round, with two seasonals that were introduced in 2015.

Over the past few years, a growing number of Michigan breweries have begun to distribute their products in cans instead of or in addition to bottles. Nearly 30 different Michigan breweries now offer canned beer, with more than 150 different products in the marketplace (see lists below). And while many have invested in their own in-house canning lines, many are enlisting the help of local entrepreneurs interested in seeing the industry not only succeed but continue to grow and expand their brands.

Since the summer of 2013, Michigan Mobile Canning has been traveling around the state assisting craft breweries with its mobile, custom-configured canning line—complete with all the necessary supplies, labor and expertise. In the past 2.5 years, MMC has assisted 16 Michigan breweries take more than 2.3 million cans to market with its unique packaging process.

“Breweries think we are expensive and we are not,” says MMC owner Scott Richards. “The brewery has zero start up expense other than the money it takes to make the beer. We can do anything from 5-50 barrels.” By the second quarter of 2016, Richards says they’ll be adding nitrogen as an offering as well as a third mobile line to handle the increased demand from Michigan breweries utilizing their services.

There is no question that cans are more versatile when it comes to where and how easily you can transport them—the golf course, the boat, the beach, the trails. According to a posting on Merchant’s Fine Wine website: “Canned beer is better for the environment, and the cans protect the beer better from the damaging effects of light and oxygen. And unlike cans of yesteryear, modern aluminum cans are lined with a water-based coating, so beer never touches metal, thus there are no unpleasant or ‘metallic’ flavors. The secret, though, is to still pour the beer into a glass if you are able!”

Cheers!

The Michigan breweries distributing packaged beer in cans, ranging from limited release to widespread, multi-state reach are:

Which is YOUR favorite Michigan canned craft beer? #MiBeer #CannedCraft

 

*If we have inadvertently missed a Michigan craft brewery in can distribution, please email details to media@michiganbrewersguild.org.

Give the Gift of Michigan Beer & Related Swag

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Chances are you have a craft beer lover (or two) on your holiday shopping list. This year, give the gift of Michigan beer, while also supporting locally-owned businesses and the state’s overall agricultural industry.

Stop in your local microbrewery or brewpub and pick up a growler, four- or six-pack of a seasonal brew and build your own gift basket with a selection of brewery swag like stickers, buttons, t-shirts, home décor, bottle openers, gift cards and other unique stocking stuffers. A membership in the pub’s “mug club” would also be a nice offering.

Many retail outlets around the state also feature Michigan-made brews, including 12-bottle variety packs or build-your-own-six-pack options which provide a more personal touch to your gift giving.

Shop online at MiBeer for a variety of logoed items from the Michigan Brewers Guild. You’ll find everything from apparel, backpacks, tote bags, glassware, sunglasses, flags, license plates, beach balls, bottle openers, patches, pins, stickers, tin tackers, umbrellas and more.

Michigan Brewers Guild Enthusiast Memberships also make great gifts, providing a year of benefits like pre-sale dates for the four official festivals and one hour early admission to each, dollar-off pint options at participating breweries, special brewery tours and an official Enthusiast t-shirt — all for just $55.

About the Michigan Brewers Guild

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 nearly 180 member breweries.

Michigan’s thriving brewing industry conservatively contributes more than $144 million in wages with a total economic contribution of more than $277 million. In terms of overall number breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, Michigan ranks #5 in the nation – thus supporting its claim as “The Great Beer State.”

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.

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Local Hop Initiatives Recognized by Michigan State University Extension (MSUE)

Michigan Brewers Guild Executive Director Scott Graham
& MSUE Educator Rob Sirrine Presented with Awards

Not only is Michigan a top five state for the number of craft breweries, but as a result of ongoing efforts on the agricultural side of the industry, it also ranks as the fourth leading producer of hops in the United States. Two organizations have lead the charge in both areas—Michigan Brewers Guild and Michigan State University Extension (MSUE).

10300243_563120300513754_7655198174427838779_nScott Graham, Executive Director of the Michigan Brewers Guild (MBG) was one of five industry leaders recognized with a Key Partner Award by Ray Hammerschmidt, Director of MSU Extension. Rob Sirrine, with the MSU Extension office in Leelanau County, received a Meritorious Service Educator Award. These awards were presented on Tuesday, October 13 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing.

The Key Partner award recognizes individuals, organizations, media, special MSU programs and government officials who have made significant contributions to creating, improving or promoting MSU Extension programs. Graham was nominated by MSU Extension representatives Ashley McFarland, Erin Lizotte and Rob Sirrine, with support from MBG Board Member Steve Berthel of New Holland Brewing Co., and Brian Tennis of New Mission Organics and Michigan Hop Alliance.

“Scott Graham has had a profound impact on MSU Extension and stakeholders across Michigan, as a tremendous partner from the onset of our programming efforts to build Michigan’s hop and barley industries,” says Sirrine. “He has participated in and sponsored every MSU Extension hop tour for seven years running, helping to increase hop sales to Michigan brewers. He has also been instrumental in increasing financial support for MSU barley research. As a result, he has helped facilitate relationships between Michigan’s growers and brewers to ensure a consistent, high-quality supply of raw materials for the craft beer industry.”

A native of northern Michigan, Graham has been involved in the brewing industry for more than 20 years. He holds a degree in Brewing Technology, served as an apprentice at the Frankenmuth Brewery and was the founding brewmaster for Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse in Gaylord.

In 2007, Graham was named the first Executive Director of the Michigan Brewers Guild—a non-profit organization which aims to unify the Michigan brewing community and to increase sales of Michigan-brewed beer through promotions, marketing, public awareness and consumer education. He is also responsible for monitoring and supporting a healthy beer industry in the state. At that time, the Guild had about 60 brewery members; today the organization boasts more than 170 members and Michigan is ranked #5 in the nation for the number of overall breweries.

Soon after Graham took over management of the Guild, he began to fostering relationships with the MSU Extension staff, including Sirrine.

“At that time, we were developing programs to support the hop industry in response to both a market-wide shortage and price increases that were negatively affecting the rapidly growing craft beer industry.”

Rob Sirrine

Sirrine, who holds a Ph.D. in Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture from the University of California Santa Cruz, received a Meritorious Service Educator Award from MSUE. Over the past eight years, Sirrine has worked with colleagues and community partners to develop high-impact educational programming in three major areas: Hop production, the New FARM Program and the Grand Traverse Food Innovation Hub.

He has provided statewide leadership for hops outreach, demonstration and research efforts and through his efforts—and those of his colleagues—MSU is now recognized as the go-to hops information source outside of the Pacific Northwest. The Michigan brewing industry has benefited from Sirrine’s efforts to increase the quality, supply and market security of Michigan-grown hops. Michigan is also now the fourth leading producer of hops in the United States.

“The impact of craft beer is far reaching,” says Governor Rick Snyder in the 2015 edition of Michigan. The Great Beer State., the official publication of the Michigan Brewers Guild. “From the farmers growing hops and barley, to the malting and processing facilities, to the distributors and retail outlets that bring the finished product to consumers. Craft beer is an agricultural commodity that provides and unparalleled social experience by bringing people together to interact, converse and celebrate in true Pure Michigan style.”

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 nearly 180 member breweries.

Michigan’s thriving brewing industry conservatively contributes more than $144 million in wages with a total economic contribution of more than $277 million. In terms of overall number breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, Michigan ranks #5 in the nation – thus supporting its claim as “The Great Beer State.”

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 ranks #5 in the nation – thus supporting its claim as “The Great Beer State”.

Beer List – 2015 Detroit Fall Beer Festival

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The 2015 Detroit Fall Beer Festival will feature over 675 beers from 83 different Michigan breweries and brewpubs. Check out the list HERE!

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