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Michigan Brewers Guild Kicks Off 20th Anniversary with Largest Annual Conference & Trade Show to Date

The Michigan Brewers Guild (MBG) kicks off its 20th Anniversary with its largest annual conference and trade show to date, January 11-13, 2017 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo. More than 500 attendees are expected, including 90 businesses exhibiting in the trade show. The conference is presented with The Master Brewers Association of America (MBAA) – District Michigan.

Keynote speakers include Dick Cantwell, Author and Co-Founder of Elysian Brewing Co. (speaking on Wednesday at 2pm) and Jim Koch, Brewer & Founder of Samuel Adams (speaking on Thursday at 3pm). (more…)

Michigan’s Festive Holiday Beers

The holiday season is officially upon us. The decorations are up, the tree is lite, and the presents are bought… so it’s time to grab one of these Michigan Christmas beers and drink up as the snow comes down. The most flavorful craft beer in the world can be served right here in Michigan, and you better believe they didn’t forget about the holidays. There is a variety of Christmas themed brews produced right here in the Mitten, be sure to check out some of the holiday infused ones below. (more…)

Enjoy Michigan Black Ales for Black Friday!


Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, known as the day people start their Christmas shopping. This year mix up your Black Friday tradition by trying these Michigan-brewed black ales.

Black ales or black IPAs (Indian Pale Ale) range from dark brown to pitch black in color. The taste varies from roasted malts notes to a hoppy flavor, there is sure to be a black ale perfect for your Black Friday mood! (more…)

Haunted Hops: Serving Up Michigan Beers with Ghostly Names, Legends and Lore



By Caroline Cousineau

The leaves are turning colors and the nights are getting chillier. Halloween is approaching. To help you get in the ghostly mood Michigan breweries offer many Halloween appropriate beers.

If you’re not easily scared, Jolly Pumpkin in Traverse City has a history of hauntings. Before it was the Jolly Pumpkin Brewery, it was the Bowers Harbor Inn on Old Mission Peninsula. The legend goes that the original owner’s wife, Genevive Stickney, still haunts the brewery. (more…)

Detroit Fall Beer Fest 2016 – Musical Line-Up


Not only do you get to sample 800+ beers from more than 100 Michigan craft breweries in one of the OFFICIAL #MiBeer festivals in the state, but you get a series of mini concerts featuring some of the most noted entertainers and bands in the Detroit area…including: (more…)

Detroit Fall Beer Fest – Brewery & Beer List


With more than 100 breweries and 800 beers, this festival is going to be bigger and better than ever before! Not only do you get the chance to sample the most diverse selection of craft beers but you’ll have access to the brewers and their teams who help make Michigan “The Great Beer State.” Cheers… (more…)

Michigan Breweries Collect 10 Medals at Great American Beer Festival Competition


Ten (10) brewery members of the Michigan Brewers Guild were awarded medals today (Saturday, October 8, 2016) at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Competition, in Denver, Colorado—the largest commercial beer competition in the world and a symbol of brewing excellence, presented by the Brewers Association.

In all, 286 medals were presented in 96 unique beer categories covering 161 different beer styles (including all subcategories). Winners were chosen from 7,227 competition entries (nearly 9 percent more than the 6,647 entries in 2015 and surpassing all previous participation records) from 1,752 breweries hailing from 50 states, plus Washington, D.C. (more…)

Michigan Pumpkin Beers Highlight Fall Season

By Ashey Dardis

In 2013, Michigan pumpkins generated $11.2 million from the production of 97.8 million pounds. Michigan pumpkins are used for processing and jack-o-lanterns. In 2013, Michigan produced 122 million pounds of squash for fresh or processed use, totaling $17.7 million.

Agriculture is Michigan’s #2 industry. $102 billion a year industry. Placement in the Great Lakes creates cool climate conditions which allow for the growing of more than 200 fruits, vegetables and other agricultural commodities.

Pumpkin is full of the antioxidant beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is one of the plant carotenoids converted to vitamin A in the body. In the conversion to vitamin A, beta-carotene performs many important functions in overall health. Squash is very low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. It is also a good source of vitamin E, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B 6, folate, calcium, and magnesium, and a very good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, beta-carotene, and manganese.

Michigan made pumpkin brews available for 2016 include:

Arcadia Ales, Battle Creek & Kalamazoo

Jaw-Jacker (6% ABV | 19 IBUs).  Grandma’s pumpkin pie never tasted this good. This fall seasonal spiced amber ale is a celebration of harvest time and the changing of the seasons. Brewed with cinnamon, all-spice and nutmeg (a riff on Grandma Davies’ pumpkin pie recipe). Additions of Caramel and Crystal malt for balanced flavor, drinkability, and a brilliant orange-amber color create a bold flavor reminiscent of pumpkin pie. This seasonal beer, available for a limited time on draft and in 6-pack, 12oz glass bottles, is a favorite for harvest festivals, Halloween parties and Thanksgiving dinner. It pairs well with braised brisket with root veggies, roast duck or turkey, pumpkin pie or sweet potato pie with vanilla bean ice cream.

Atwater Brewery, Detroit

Pumpkin Spice Latte (6% ABV | 28 IBUs).  Amber herb & spice beer, flavors of pumpkin spice and coffee along with a smooth hop blend. This pour will give you a punch of walnut-coffee flavor and then ends with a smooth hint of honey and the perfect amount of pumpkin.

Barn Brewers Brewery, Lawton

Jack ‘o Hammer (6% ABV | 13 IBUs). A medium bodied pumpkin ale with light spices. It’s brewed with special amounts of pumpkin and by adding in the light spices it allows the perfect pumpkin flavor to appear.

Brewery Vivant, Grand Rapids

Pumpkin Tart (7% ABV | IBUs). – This is an agriculture rich pumpkin farmhouse ale that is created with real pumpkin and the prefect dash of spice. This brew is crafted with a kettle sourcing technique, this allows for the ideal amount of sharpness to flourish on your taste buds and brings all the flavors of fall to you.

Dead Bear Brewing, Grayling

Jean-o-Ween Pumpkin Ale. This brew not only gives you every taste of fall you ever dreamed of, but it also comes with a sweet little story. This is the first recipe the brewer ever crafted and to make it even better, he not only named it after his favorite holiday, but also his loving, incredible wife.

Drafting Table Brewing, Wixom

All Agourd Pumpkin Ale (7.5% ABV | 25 IBUs). Brewed with pumpkin, victory malt, milk sugar, and a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and allspice making it a perfect autumn ale.

Dragonmead, Warren

Devil’s Knight Pumpkin Ale (6% ABV). Brewed with real pumpkins in the Mash and the standard pumpkin pie spices added to the boil, along with molasses and brown sugar, this American Spiced Ale is reminiscent of your favorite autumn dessert: pumpkin pie. The nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon that create this beer’s delicious aroma are balanced against the malts and pumpkin in this recipe to give this spicy treat its charming flavor profile.  Devil’s Knight Pumpkin Ale is only available while supplies last.

Elk Street Brewery, Sandusky

Pumpkin High (6% ABV | 14 IBUs). A deliriously delicious pumpkin beer, crafted with real pumpkin and just the right amount of spice to savor on crisp fall days and nights. So delightful, you’d swear you’re eating a slice of pumpkin pie. This beer is liquid comfort food at its best!

Eternity Brewing, Howell

Pumpkin Muffin (5.7% ABV). – Are you looking for the perfect fall dessert beer? Pumpkin Muffin brew from Etenity Brewing is your lucky ticket. This beer is a spiced amber ale made with pumpkin muffins and spices. It’s crafted with the perfect amount of delightfulness with just the right amount of traditional pumpkin pie flavoring. This is the ideal fall drink due to its toned down malt flavor and fall wrapped into one crisp sip.

The Gallery Brewery, Portland

Pointillism Pumpkin Ale (7.9%). – You don’t want to miss your chance to taste this amazing fall beer that is only available for a limited time.

Gonzos Biggdogg Brewing, Kalamazoo

Hollow Head Pumpkin Ale (5% ABV | 20 IBUs). – The polished spiced pumpkin ale that is not only the perfect company on a fall night but it brings you the taste of a fall night in a bottle. It’s a craft of moonless midnights and shrieking from an orange abyss, and completed with pumpkin potable twists and bubbles with maddening spices.

Greenbush Brewing, Sawyer

Unicorn Killer (7.3% ABV – 42 IBUs). – This brew brings beer and pumpkin puree together, and brings a little bit of heaven to you. That’s not the only thing that makes this brew the most delicious fall drink, this brew also incorporates a complete list of fall ingredients. Including brown sugar, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and a little punch of orange zest. The flavor stays true to its beer ties with just surfacing hints of pumpkin to implant a hint of fall.

Griffin Claw, Birmingham

Screamin’ Pumpkin (5% ABV – 25 IBUs). What to know what pumpkin pie taste like in beer form? Sip on the brew and all your curiosity will be filled. You first sip will be full of cinnamon, clove, sweet pumpkin, and molasses, but it doesn’t stop there. The finishing taste of this beer will leave your taste buds with the resemblance of crispy curst. Not only is the brew satisfying for your Halloween wonders but also your Thanksgiving or Christmas, but only if you can get some before it all runs out!

Jolly Pumpkin, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Dexter & Traverse City

La Parcela (5.9% ABV).  OK, so the joke was Jolly Pumpkin doesn’t brew a pumpkin beer! Well, now we do – just this one – No. 1 pumpkin beer. With hints of spice, and a gentle kiss of cacao to liven the soul, this oak-aged sour beer has real pumpkin added to the barrels during the aging process. An everyday easy way to fill your squashy quotient. Guess now folks will have to find something else to joke about! Being released for the first time in Fall 2009.

Latitude 42, Portage

Cross Eyed Jack (8.9% ABV) – This pumpkin harvest ale is fine-tuned with the best technique and 250lbs smoked organic pumpkin right from Sunshine Silo farms. The brew is all you need for a nice fall afternoon, and Imperial smoked pumpkin harvest ale that will punch your taste buds with delicious notes of smoked pumpkin and spices.

Liberty Street Beer, Plymouth

Windmill Cookie (aka Fall Shandy) (5.3% ABV | 25 IBUs).. Pun-kin pie ale with a splash of liberty street root beer, tastes like a windmill cookie, what more could you need for a sweet treat on a fall night? This beer will flood you with memories of when your grandmother would sneak you some windmill cookies. This is a seasonal brew that will be available at the brewery, make sure you don’t miss grandmas’ cookies.

Midtown Brewing, Lansing

Imperial Pumpkin Cream Ale (5% ABV). Sugar and spice and everything nice… that’s simple definition of this brew. They take the sugar and the spice and intertwine it with the perfect autumn squash flavors of pumpkin. This brew not only give you the taste of fall but also the sights, with a smooth orange pour and a creamy white head cake from this brewer’s expertise nitrogenation process you would think you found a slice of Thanksgiving pumpkin pie in a bottle.

Motor City Brewing, Detroit

North Cass Community Garden Pumpkin Ale (9% ABV). This Pumpkin Ale is sourced locally from D-Town farms. It’s a Belgian-style Pumpkin Ale with a special blend of roasted pumpkin & malted barley balanced with American aromatic hops, traditional herb, spices and a lot of the neighbors’ tender loving care. The thin layer of sediment at the bottom of the bottle is the mark of the true natural brewing process. Unfiltered, unpasteurized . . . NATURALLY! For optimum flavor enjoy from the glass. This special brew is in limited supply and is only available at the brewery taproom, starting October 12.

New Holland Brewing, Grand Rapids & Holland

Ichabod (4.5% ABV). As fall brings color to our trees, a chill to our evenings and countless aromas of the changing season, we instinctively look for early harvest flavors on our plate and in our glass. Ichabod combines malted barley and real pumpkin with cinnamon and nutmeg in a delicious and inviting brew. It befits any autumnal adventure, including mysterious rides through the hollow, and pairs well with foods such as poultry and root vegetables. After dinner, try it with your favorite dessert. Available on tap and in bottles through November.

North Peak Beer, Dexter 

Hooligan (5.5ABV | 35IBUs). The shenanigans continue with the return of Hooligan – a hoppy pumpkin beer, just in time for the fall harvest season. This brew delivers all the spicy pumpkin goodness one could ask for, along with a kick of hops. Hooligan is brewed with real pumpkin and fresh spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice, oh my). And, did we mention…hops? Hooligan is brimming with locally-grown hops.

Paw Paw Brewing, Paw Paw

Twisted Pumpkin (6.2% ABV | 20 IBUs).  – This is a limited addition pumpkin Ale. You won’t want to miss this fall brew that resemble flavors of creamy pumpkin and pie. The perfect glass of an orange pour and topped with a nice white foamy finish to end on a sweet note.

Rockford Brewing, Rockford

Butternut Spiced Ale Beer (6.6% ABV | 20 IBUs). This experimental spiced seasonal specialty ale from the Permaculture Series is produced with an abundance of fresh, locally-grown butternut squash. It has a lightly toasted, rich amber body with layered flavors of toffee, caramel and dark dried fruit. Steeped with a unique blend of spices to give this specialty beer a warm personality. As with all of Rockford Brewing’s Permaculture Series, the Butternut Spiced Ale is brewed during peak harvest time for the best possible taste! On Tap and Bottled 22 oz. bottle. Due to the limited release – no growler fills.

Short’s Brewing, Bellaire

PUMPKINCRUSHA (6% ABV | 35 IBUs) This is a seasonal blend of pumpkin, spices, and carefully formulated ale. Brewed with real pumpkin and spice, aromas of pumpkin pie are apparent. The ale is a light pastel brown color and comfortably consumable. PUMPKINCRUSHA will be available on tap at locations throughout Michigan by October.

Stormcloud Brewing, Frankfort

Pumpkin Tripel (7.5% ABV | 24 IBUs). It’s a traditional Belgian tripel brewed with 30lbs local honey, 150lbs local pumpkins, 100% Michigan hops. This brew will flourish your mouth with a squash earthiness with a little hint of spicing. Between the woody aroma from the Vojvidina and the floral aroma from the Willamette it brings forth the perfect equation of a mildly spicy Belgian Triple yeast character.

Trail Point Brewing, Allendale

Punkadiddle (5.1% ABV | 15 IBUs). – Ever wonder what the ideal fall drinks taste likes in beer form? Then this is your brew, it’s an Amber Ale that takes pumpkin through the actually mashing process and brings it all together. To make it even tastier they drop a sprinkle of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove. In addition, this brew is completed with a touch of light brown sugar, this brings it all together for an easy drink and the perfect taste of fall.

Unruly Brewing, Muskegon

Punk n’ rock (7.5% ABV | 30 IBUs). 100 pounds of pumpkin and beer? This brew is sure to rock out your taste buds and supply you with the wicked fall flavors. The brew is mixed together with light touches of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and vanilla. It’s sure to be a brew that will flood you with best taste of fall, available for a limited time only.

Walldorff Brewpub & Bistro, Hastings

The Candy Snatcher Pumpkin Ale (5.7% ABV). Using local pumpkins and a nice addition of fresh spices always makes a great fall time ale and a local favorite. A bit of lactose (milk sugar) balances out the spices to give this a nice creamy texture…almost a pumpkin cream ale. Available on tap the beginning of October, until it runs out.

Witch’s Hat Brewing, South Lyon

Pumpkin Porter (7.4% ABV | 25 IBUs). – Rich Amber colored ale that is released in October and is a Fall taproom favorite. Made using fresh pumpkin along and the highest quality ingredients including Madagascar vanilla beans, Vietnamese cinnamon, fresh ground nutmeg, brown sugar, and cloves. This beer tastes like fall while not being too sweet or over spiced. The beer is designed to still appeal to craft beer drinkers with its good balance between solid hop bitterness and quality English malts.

Wolverine State Brewing, Ann Arbor

Cucurbita Smiles Spiced Pumpkin Lager (6.8% ABV | 17.5 IBUs). This brew is made with pumpkin, brown sugar, nutmeg, Saigon cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Cucurbita means “pumpkin” or “squash” in Latin. This is our fourth year brewing the beer.

The mission of the Michigan Brewers Guild is to promote and protect the Michigan craft beer industry. Founded in 1997, the Michigan Brewers Guild exists to unify the community of brewers, to increase the sale of MI craft beer, to contribute culturally and economically throughout the state, and to monitor and assure a healthy brewing industry. By working collaboratively with proponents of craft beer we strive to achieve a 20% share of all beer sold in Michigan by producing world-class events, increasing public awareness, educating consumers, and encouraging responsible consumption.

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.”



Ashley Dardis is from Otsego, Michigan and is a senior at Ferris State University—majoring in the Hospitality Management for Event Planning. She will graduate in December and is in the process of moving to Ireland for work.

#UPFBF16 Brewery & Beer List

We’ve outdone ourselves (again)…with 86 breweries and more than 600 beers on tap this weekend at the #UPFBF16.

Tickets are still available online.


127 Brewing



Jazzberry – American Wheat Beer

Pothole Porter

RyeHigh IPA

Polar Vortex – American Wheat Beer


57 Brewpub

Pocket Full O Shells – Sour Beer

Even Better Daze – Imperial IPA

OneOhAte – Session IPA

Norse Raider – Baltic Porter

Blondes on Brett – Wild Ale

Hey Ned! – Sour Beer

ShutterBug – Belgian Saison

Black JuJu – Oatmeal Stout


Arbor Brewing Co. Microbrewery

Violin Monster – Brown Ale

Buzzsaw – American IPA

Olde #22 Alt – Black Ale

Euchre – Pilsner

Flamboyant Red – Sour Beer

Peches En Regalia – Sour Beer

FIGJAM – Belgian Quad


Arcadia Ales

Cheap Date – Session Beer

Loch Down – Scotch Ale


Peter`s Mild – English Mild

MI Berry Vice – Fruit Beer

Wadworth 2X – English Bitter


Ascension Brewing Co.

BBA 30 Mile Imperial Porter

BBA EZ Stout

Cherry Sanders – Blonde Ale

Jade And Silent Bob – Triple IPA

The Thompson Special Plum Gose

NoviPA – Double IPA

Extremely Supreme Bears – ESB

MI Prerogative – Brown Ale


Atwater Brewery

Dirty Blonde – American Wheat Beer

Vanilla Java Porter

Blueberry Cobbler – Fruit Beer

Bloktoberfest – Marzen

Barrel Aged Salvation Cypher

Going Steady – IPA


Austin Brothers Beer Co.

45th Parallyzer – Double IPA

Woody Wheat

45er IPA

Milk Route Stout


Batch Brewing Company

In The Dark (Firkin) – Oatmeal Stout

1701 IPA (Firkin) – Double IPA

Mango Retreat (Firkin) – Double IPA

Brown Chicken Brown Ale (Firkin)

ESB (Firkin)


Beards Brewery

*B.A. Serendipity

Grizzly Adams – Imperial IPA

Orange Haze – American Wheat Beer

Tart of Gold – American Wheat Beer

Deez Nutz – Brown Ale


Bell`s Brewery – Comstock

Best Brown Ale

Octoberfest – Marzen

Two Hearted Ale – IPA

Roundhouse – Imperial Red Ale

Bourbon Barrel Aged Hell Hath No Fury – Belgian Dubbel

30th Anniversary  Stout

Boon Companion – American Pale Ale

Brett Berliner Weiss – Sour Beer

Oatsmobile – Session Beer

Le Batteur – Sour Beer

Quinannan Falls Special Lager


Big Hart Brewing Co.

5 O`clock Whistle – Vienna IPA

*Screeching Sands – Agave Amber Ale

*Great Walker – Imperial Stout

*Electric Hart – Belgian Brown Ale

Yeah, It`s Natural – Blonde Ale


Big Lake Brewing

Ryecoe IPA

Citra Session

Leroy Brown

Midnight Rider – IPA

Ramarillo IPA

Stoner IPA

Sure Shot – Session IPA

Vanilla Bean Dark Star – Stout

Chinook – Old Ale


Blackrocks Brewery

Bourbon Barrel Aged Gnomas

Oktoberfest – Oktoberfest

Nordskye – Session IPA

Razzle Rabbits – Fruit Beer

The Murray Project – Imperial IPA

Dry Hopped Lager

G&T Ale – Experimental Beer

Classic Pilsner

Ging-Orange Wheat

Bean Juice Stout

Petal Picker Lavender IPA

Oak Aged Kung-Fu DNA – Imperial Red Ale

Hiawatha Wheat

Presque Ale – Summer Ale

Cherry Boy Berliner Weisse

Tip of The Ship – Imperial Stout

Crackle Brown

Tudor Rose – Experimental Beer


Grand Rabbits Dry Hopped Cream Ale

Coconut Brown


Brewery Ferment

Honey Oat  – Honey Beer

Dry Hopped Brett-Mild – Experimental Beer

Cafe L`Orange – Coffee Beer

No Pies Harmed – Experimental Beer

Buchan Bruin – Sour Beer

West Coat Wheat – Imperial IPA


Brewery Terra Firma

Batch 500 IPA

Suncup Lemon Wheat – Summer Ale

Maple Cherry Potion #75 – Barrel-Aged Beer

Gladstone APA – American Pale Ale

Black Bikini Coconut Porter


Brewery Vivant

Big Red Coq – Red Ale

Grand Army – IPA


Tropical Saison


Harvest Breed – Wild Ale


Brickside Brewery

Fine Day – American Pale Ale

UPhill Both Ways – Double IPA

Saison da UP – French Saison

Burning Boat – Experimental Stout


Cedar Springs Brewing Co.

Küsterer Original Weißbier – Hefe-Weizen

Küsterer Salzburger Märzen

Küsterer Schwarzbier

Blood Sweat & Tears – American Pale Ale

Sir Robin of Camelot – Belgian Blonde



Polish Rye – Rye Beer with Caraway Seeds

Pasty Beer

*Moscow Miel – Wildflower Honey with Lime and Ginger


Cheboygan Brewing Company

Jusa Porter

Blood Orange Honey

Blueberry Cream Ale



Chocolay River Brewery

Blast Furnace IPA

Butches’ Brown Ale

Breakwall Blueberry Wheat

Shotpoint Wheat

Rock Cut Pale Ale

Bayou Blonde Ale – Belgian Blonde

Specialty Selection #1 (TBA)

Specialty Selection #2 (TBA)


Cognition Brewing Company

Gnome Wrecker – Belgian Pale Ale

Deep Scream Cream Ale

Festbier – Oktoberfest

Neurosis Pils – German Pilsener

Pagan Lust IPA

Tricephalic Head Tripel

Bird of Prey IPA


Cotton Brewing Company

*Charred Heart – Barleywine

*Cramer Cream Stout – Sweet Stout

Riverdance Red – Irish Red Ale

The Boss – Hefe-Weizen


Cranker`s Brewery

Sustainer Rye Belgian Dubbel

Professor IPA

Bulldog Red Irish Ale

5th Voyage Coconut Porter

Big In Japan Session IPA

Crankenstein – Amber Lager

Professor Max Imperial IPA

Accuser Belgian Golden Strong


Dark Horse Brewing Co.

Crooked Tree IPA

Raspberry Ale

Reserve Special Black Ale

Scotty Karate Scotch Ale

FORE Smoked Stout

Smells Like a Safety Meeting IPA

Smells Like a Citra Safety Meeting IPA

*Smells Like a Double Michigan Safety Meeting IPA

CoffPA Coffee IPA

Crooked TheraTree Black IPA

*Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial Stout

*Bourbon Barrel TOONILLA Coffee Vanilla Cream Stout

*Bourbon Barrel Scotty Karate Scotch Ale

JAA Raspberry Black Ale

Hungyu`s Heart of Red Gold Strawberry Saison

Misery Whip Red Ale brewed with Cherry Wood

Kamikaze Kaleidoscope Witbier w Orange and Lemon Peel


*Quadtum Leap Imperial Session IPA

*Double Crooked Tree IPA


Dragonmead Microbrewery

Oktoberfest  – Marzen

Final Absolution – Belgian Trippel

Castlebrite  – American Wheat Beer

Sin Eater – Belgian Trippel

Crown Jewels – American IPA

Redwing Raspberry  – American Wheat Beer

Kaisers Kolsch

Stouty McStout Face – Coffee Beer


Fetch Brewing Co.

Mad Swag – Triple IPA

Angry Sky – American IPA

Imperial Tsarship – Imperial Stout

Distracted Dank Pale Ale

Ginger Ryptide – Rye Beer

Double Rasp Black – Porter


Founders Brewing Company


Breakfast Stout

All Day – Session IPA

Rubaeus – Fruit Beer

Mosaic – American Pale Ale

Red`s Rye – American IPA

Dirty Bastard – Scotch Ale

*Backwoods Bastard – Barrel-Aged Beer

*KBS – Barrel-Aged Beer

Sleeper Cell – Imperial IPA

*Mango Magnifico – Fruit Beer

PC Pils – American Pilsner

Curmudgeon – Old Ale


Gonzo`s BiggDogg Brewing Co.

Vanilla Porter

Magic Trick Hefewiezen

Porch Appeal  – Fruit Beer

Academy Slim  – Session IPA

Geyser Brown


Grand Armory Brewing Co.

Crop Duster Citra IPA – American IPA

Nutter Your Business Peanut Butter Stout

Righteous Ryder – Rye Beer

*Hop Bomb DIPA – Double IPA

Year Round Brown


Grand River Brewery

Monkey Mouth – American IPA

Lake Rat – Cream Ale

Pepino Loco – Fruit Beer

Sappy Daze – Belgian Strong Ale

Hunk a Burnin` Love – Belgian Strong Ale

Planet Basil – Herb & Spice Beer

Dead Man`s Hand – Barrel-Aged Beer

Mammoth Skull – Rye Beer


Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery & Supply

Hilltop – Wheat IPA

Smoove – Milk Stout

New Attitude – Amber Ale

Covered Bridge – American Pale Ale

Lady Framboise – Rasberry Belgian Pale

Kevin The Bold – Imperial Stout

OBI – Rosemary Pale Ale

Smores Stout

New Years Hopsolutions – B.A.Doubble Blk IPA


Great Baraboo Brewing Co.

21st Anniversary Boo-hemian Pilsner

Kurt Brownnegut – Brown Ale

1823 ESB

Bootoberfest – Marzen


Greenbush Brewing Co.

Anger – Black Ale

Brother Benjamin – Imperial IPA

Mr. Hyde – Coffee Beer

Star Chicken Shotgun – American IPA

Atomic Tauntaun Overdrive – Fruit Beer

Broken Promises – IPA

Buckle Bush – Oatmeal Stout

Bee Box – American Pale Ale

Cabra Perdida – Imperial Stout

Emptiness – Fruit Beer

Grimalkin – Belgian Pale Ale

Monopolipa – Fruit Beer

Mulehead – Belgian Saison

OatDB – Doppelbock

PHD – Experimental Beer

Racecar Love – Brown Ale

A Sheep in Tall Grass – Scotch Ale

Underwater Space Gator – American Pale Ale

Unicorn Killer – Pumpkin Beer

WABra Cadabra – Blonde Ale

Woodrow – American Pilsner

LTD – Old Fashioned Ale – Barrel-Aged Beer

Barrel Aged One and the Same

Retribution – Belgian Dubbel


Griffin Claw Brewing Co.

*Hyper Oblivious – Barleywine

*B.I.P. – Pumpkin Beer

And So It Gose… – Sour Beer

*Maple Rye

*Flying Buffalo with Coffee – Imperial Stout

Azaaca IPA


Grizzly Peak Brewing Co.

Buton Brussels Express – IPA

Sheerwater IPA

Citrus Gose – Herb & Spice Beer


Hideout Brewing Company

Chocolate Rye With Spice

Warrior of The Galaxy IPA

Hazelnut Java Cement Shoe Stout

Moll`s Cheesecake Milk Stout

Coconut Almond Brown

Centennial Harvest IPA

Executioner`s Scotch Ale


Jaden James Brewery

Peanut Butter Porter


Russian Imperial Stout

Black IPA

Red Rye

Sour Ale


Jasper Ridge Brewery

Blueberry Wheat

Martian Ray Gun – Amber Ale

Blast Cap – Oatmeal Stout


Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

La Vida Improvisacion

Gotslansdricka Sour

Saison X



Keweenaw Brewing Company

Black Fly – American IPA

Double Rye IPA

36 Shilling – Barrel-Aged Beer

Pilsberry – American Pilsner

Empress Hefeweizen

1986 – Stout

Lift Bridge Brown Ale

November Gale Pale Ale

U.P. Witbier


Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.

The Fluffer – Session IPA

Thumper – Coffee Beer

Get to the Choppa! – Session IPA

Vote for Pedro – Session IPA

But Why`s the Rum Gone? – Session IPA


Lake Ann Brewing Co.

LeapinLarrys Cherry Wheat

Doc Shilliday`s Cream Stout

Lake Ann Amber

Jungle Fungus IPA


Lake Charlevoix Brewing Co.

Double Cookie Stout

Pig Devil – Experimental Beer

UP North Pale Ale

Chowzer – Belgian Witbier

Blueberry Lime Gose – Sour Beer

Dude Bro – American IPA


Lansing Brewing Co.

Angry Mayor IPA

Amber Cream Ale

Union Golden Ale


Wired `N Jiggy A.M. Stout

Copper Country Lager

Anthony Gose

Oatkeeper IPA

Imperial Brown Ale

Bug Juice Berliner Weisse


Liberty Street Brewing Co.

Bear L Hug – Barrel-Aged Beer

Siamese Dream – Double IPA

Pun-Kin Pie Ale

Eagle Eye PA – Session IPA


Lily`s Brewery & Seafood Grill

Sven & Ollies IPA

Propeller Island Pilsner

Fairbanks Point Framboise

  1. Strange Stout

Barrett`s Brown

Willoughby`s Witbier

Vikingo Rojo – Imperial Red Ale

Huron Bay Helles Bock

Blackrock Point Blackberry Ale


Motor City Brewing Works

Motown Bohemain Lager

Le Rouge – Amber Lager

Belgian Tripel

Hard Cider

Blueberry Wheat

Ghettoblaster – Detroit Style Mild Ale

Farmhouse Ale – Belgian Saison


Mountain Town Brewing Co.

Train Wreck – Amber Ale

Hobo`s Brown Ale

Sacred Gruit – Herb & Spice Beer

Iron Horse – American IPA

Coal Stokers Blackberry – Fruit Beer

Steam Engine – Stout


New Holland Brewing Company

Mad Hatter – American IPA

Lost Dune – Summer Ale

Icahbod  – Pumpkin Beer

Dragon`s Milk – Barrel-Aged Beer

Sundog – Amber Ale

Full Circle – Kolsch

Dragon`s Milk Reserve w/ Raspberries and Lemon Zest

Night Tripper – Imperial Stout

Imperial Hatter – Imperial IPA

Poet – Oatmeal Stout

Art of Chaos – IPA

*Pilgrim`s Dole – Barleywine

Black Tulip 2015 – Belgian Trippel

Dragon`s Milk Triple Mash


New Holland Pub on 8th

Pilsen On The Lake – Pilsner

Pure Mitten Pale Ale

Hollander – French Saison

Barrel-Aged Haute Route – Belgian Quad


North Peak Brewing Co.

Mellow – Cherry Hibiscus Wheat Beer

Dauntless – Oktoberfest

Diabolical – American IPA

Rambler – American Pilsner


Odd Side Ales

Citra Pale Ale

Bean Flicker – Coffee Beer

Blood Orange IPA

Mayan Mocha Stout

Hop Gobbler – American Pale Ale

Hazel`s Nuts


Old Nation Brewing Co.

Evo Pils – American Pilsner

Easy Tiger – Session IPA


Cake Czar – Chocolate Beer

Ghost Meat – Belgian Saison

Double Dwarf

DayMaus – Berliner Weisse


Ore Dock Brewing Co.

*Joi de Vivre – Oak-Aged Sour Blond Ale w/ oranges

Baby Blue Sedan – Oak-Aged Sour Brown Ale w/ Blueberries

True North – 100% Michigan Hefeweizen

Serrano Saison

Fresh Coast – Belgian IPA


*Cold Fame – Oak-Aged Sour Brown Ale

Melancholia – Blackberry Cardamom Belgian Blond


Original Gravity Brewing Co.

Southpaw IPA

EZ Duz-it IPA – Session IPA

Primordial Porter

Shinebox Dunkelweizen

County Street Amber

OG Spincast – Cream Ale

Oat Malt Stout

OG Zoiglbier


Osgood Brewing

Sol Seeker – American Wheat Beer

Journey – American IPA

Best Day Ever – Imperial IPA

358 – American Pale Ale

Under The Bridge – Fruit Beer


Our Brewing Co.

Blueberry Lime Gose – Sour Beer

C3P Oat – Fruit Beer

Tobacconist Porter


Perrin Brewing Co.

Perrin Black

Blackberry IPA

98 Problems IPA

Lil Griz – Barrel-Aged Beer

Sonic Highway – IPA

No Rules – Barrel-Aged Beer

California ConMan

You Bretta Run – Sour Beer


Petoskey Brewing Co.

Horny Monk – Belgian Dubbel

Mind`s Eye PA

Sparkle – Amber Lager

Cranium Crush – Cream Ale

Pino CoBrewha – Summer Ale

Cherry Poppins – Brown Ale

Cosmati Mosaic – Double IPA

Super Trooper – Brown Ale

Petoskey Export – Hefe-Weizen

Bourbon Vanilla Porter

Love Grenade



Pike 51 Brewing Co.

Sensual Bean (Batch 4) – Barrel-Aged Beer

Chicago Drive By (Batch 3) – Barrel-Aged Beer

Fancy & Dumb – Belgian Saison

Hopnosis – IPA

Mojito Pants

Toil & Trouble – Double IPA


Railtown Brewing Co.

Eh! Imperial Maple Oatmeal Porter

Citra Warrior – Imperial IPA

Boysen Bliss – Fruit Beer

Javatose – Coffee Beer

Jala Back

Peanut Butter Cocoa Time – Porter

Dubbel Bogey – Belgian Dubbel


River Rouge Brewing Co.

Mango Explosion

Peanut Butter Chocolate Stencel Stout

Orange is the New Saison

Hazy 8 – Brown Ale

Pecan Tom Porter

I-75 IPA with Basil & Grapefruit


River`s Edge Brewing Co.

Polly Jean – Belgian Strong Ale

Rivers and Roads – Altbier

Karate Bonfire – Stout

Bourbon Barrel Aged Pentaverate – Wee Heavy Scotch Ale

Mile Away IPA



Roak Brewing Co.

Live Wire – American IPA

Powerboat – Belgian Witbier

Devil Dog – Oatmeal Stout

Roaka Cadabra – Herb & Spice Beer

Rhuberry – Strawberry/Rhubarb Farmhouse Ale

Misty Mountain IPL


*Bourbon BA Kashmir


Rochester Mills Production Brewery

Twenty-FORE-Seven – Session IPA

BA Imperial Milkshake Stout


Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake Stout

BA Snow Dazed

Milkshake Stout

History of the Mills – Experimental Beer

Wit`s Organic – Belgian Witbier


Rockford Brewing Co.

Trenary Toast – Amber Ale

Paradigm MPA

Local Spinsation – Red Ale

Cernunnos – Wee Heavy Scotch Ale

Broken Spoke – Session IPA

OBriens Irish Red


Round Barn Brewery

Hop Dealer – American IPA

Grape Expectations

Separate Quarters #6



Saugatuck Brewing Co.

Barrel Aged Five Quarter Porter

Backyard IPA

Blanc Out Pils – Pilsner

Blueberry Maple Stout

Neapolitan Milk Stout

Bonfire Brown – Brown Ale

Pumpkin Chai

Serrano Pepper Ale – Amber

Starburst Wheat – Hoppy Wheat Beer


Schmohz Brewing Co.

Gitchee Gummee Licker – American Pale Ale

Eagle River In Da Moonlight – Porter

Oktoberfest Harvest Bier

John T. Pilsner

Amber Tease – Amber Lager

Bonecrusher – Stout


Sherwood Brewing Co.

Disco Lemonade – Fruit Beer

1492 IPA

Lawnmower IPA – Session IPA

AbbeyVersary – Belgian Dubbel

Sourwood Blackberry Sour Ale

Wildflower Hibiscus Saison


Short`s Brewing Co.

Huma Lupa Licious – IPA

Soft Parade Shandy – Fruit Beer

Psychedelic Cat Grass – IPA

Autumn Ale – ESB

Noble Chaos – Oktoberfest

Cocozacca – Experimental Beer

Bloody Beer – Experimental Beer

Bourbon Magician – Barrel-Aged Beer

To Be Gracious – Fruit Beer

Maple Bourbon Squishy – Cider


Soo Brewing Co.

51st State IPA

Soo Grand Cru – Belgian Witbier

Soo Wheeat! – Raspberry Wheat Beer

Maggie`s Irish Red


Tapistry Brewing Co.

Heart Full of Napalm – Double IPA

Rum Barrel aged Dark Testimony

Reactor – IPA

Mr. Orange – Belgian Witbier

Rum Barrel Aged Quadraphonic

Burn the Witch – Munich Dunkel


Territorial Brewing Co.

Big Yellow Truck – German Pilsener

Battle Creek Lager

Gose Like Swayze

Samsquamch Block Party

Harmonia Hefeweizen


Kenny Lagers – Munich Helles

Tight Pants – Belgian Saison


The Mitten Brewing Co.

Dock`s No-No – Double IPA

Teddy Rasberry – American Wheat Beer

Country Strong – American IPA

The Stretch – Cream Ale

Golden Sombrero – Golden Lager

Black Betsy – Coffee Beer


The Vierling Restaurant & Marquette Harb

Where`s my Bike – Double IPA

Laid-Back IPA – Session IPA

Blueberry Wheat

Cocoa-Mocha Porter

Canadian Blond Ale


Traffic Jam & Snug

Jam Session – Fruit Beer

Wakatu-me-now – Double IPA

Rerum Politicarum – Porter

California Raisin – Brown Ale

Woody Harrel-Strong

Altes – Munich Helles


Tri-City Brewing

Hell`s Half Mile – Munich Helles


Intergalactic Jack – American Pale Ale

Charity Island – American IPA

Brownhoist – Brown Ale

Dry Dock – Dry Stout

Giant Slayer – Imperial Stout

Sparkplug – Imperial IPA

Vanilla Hefeweizen

Wenona Wit

Cherry Torchon

Belgian Dark – Belgian Quad



eighteen99 – Hefe-Weizen

Training Session – American Pale Ale

Pampered Moose – Amber Ale

Ace in the Valley – American IPA

Empirical Batch No. 4 – Sour Beer

Empirical Batch No. 5 – Wild Ale


Upper Hand Brewery

Upper Peninsula Ale – American Pale Ale

Yooper – American Pale Ale

Upper Hand Lager – Golden Lager

Escanaba Black Beer

906 – Imperial Red Ale

Baltic Porter – Barrel-Aged Beer

Old Ale – Barrel-Aged Beer

Laughing Fish – Kolsch


Vander Mill

Totally Roasted – Cider

Johnny Belgium – Belgian Dubbel

H.A.B Pilsner


White Flame Brewing Co.

Double Tap – Session IPA

Super G – American IPA

Lumpy Space Princess

Lupulunatic – American IPA

Kentucky Kiss – Barrel-Aged Beer

BA Black Sheep


Witch`s Hat Brewing Co.

Train Hopper – American IPA

Rez Gets Smashed – Double IPA

Thrash Punk Coffee Kolsch

Andrew Gose Grapefruity – Sour Beer

Angry Ginger – Milk Stout


Batch 600 – This Guy – Double IPA

DragonTrax – Barrel-Aged Beer

Cookies `n Cream Night Fury – Barrel-Aged Beer

Royal Canadian Kilted Mirror Thief – Barrel-Aged Beer

Bourbon Barrel Royal Rumble – Barrel-Aged Beer

Hyppie Foot Sour Cherry Blonde

Pour l`amour de Michigan – Sour Beer


Wolverine State Brewing Co.

Gulo Gulo – IPL

Éclipser Chestnut Lager

*Faustian – Baltic Porter

Raucher – Smoke Beer

Barista – Coffee Beer



Woodward Avenue Brewers

Barrel Aged Smoked Honey Imperial Blonde

Detroit Maiden – American IPA

Saratoga – American Pale Ale

ALTwisted – Altbier

Wee Horse – English IPA

Passenger – Porter

*Two ticket beers.

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Music Line-Up for #UPFBF16


Here is the entertainment line-up for the #UPFBF16 on Saturday, September 10 at Mattson Lower Harbor Park, along the Lake Superior shoreline in downtown Marquette. Tickets are still available here.

1-3pm — The Organ Grinders

3:30 — Welcome, MiBeer Fight Song & Firkin Tapping

4-6pm — Not Quite Canada

Green Gene will be circulating throughout the festival all day as well.

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