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Confirmed breweries and flavors for the 5th Annual Traverse City Summer Microbrew & Music Festival – with more being added every day! (subject to change without notice)

* Please note: Custom pint glasses and mason jars will be available for purchase on both Friday and Saturday nights, however, on Saturday, beverage pourers are allowed to dispense into a 7 ounce plastic or glass cup ONLY. Thank you for understanding and thanks for celebrating with us!

Acoustic Draft Mead – Traverse City, Michigan

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JazZzBeRi BzZz (6.0% abv): If an alcoholic beverage could be produced from the sounds coming from Miles Davis’ horn it would taste like this; a phrase of Cran’, a voice of Rasp’, a note of Funk and a crescendo of Soul. Warning! This beverage is refreshingly funtastic and if you pair this with cheesecake you may overindulge.

BlueZBeRi BzZz (6.0% abv): Blueberries, Pomegranate and Honey make the happiest Blues music on Earth. Float Guinness Stout on top for a Black n Blue.

StrawBeRi Rose BzZz (6.0% abv): Either “drinking-in” the Summer Garden or drinking in the Summer Garden; enjoying the taste of fresh Strawberries, Honey and Rose Hip Tea is the next best thing to BEING in a Summer Garden. Pair with light meals, salads or fresh fruit.

Cherry BzZz (6.0% abv): MI Tart Cherries and Star Thistle honey are balanced with herbs and spices for a refreshing beverage that has no earthly comparison. Cherry BzZz pairs great with fish, fowl, meats, cheese, bread, thirst and glassware.

CheRi-BeRi BzZz (6.0% abv): Sweet Dark Cherries and Blackberries tango together in a juicy sweet dance with a dry finish. Cheers!

Honey BzZ (6.0% abv): Half the residual sugar of either Cherry BzZz or Apple BzZz makes ‘honey BzZz more like a baby champagne, that is, smaller alcohol and tinier bubbles than regular Champagne.  Goes well with an array of foods.

Harmonic BzZz (6.0% abv): This delicious blend of Cherry BzZz, Apple BzZz, and ‘honey BzZz evokes fruit flavors of pear and plum even tho it only has apple and cherry singing along with the honey.  Great with anything from fruit salads to spicy curried dishes.

Apple BzZz (6.0% abv): Traditionally called a “Cyser”, Apple Bzzz  is crafted with 100%  MI  Apples (Ida Reds, Romes, Golden Delicious) and is a more complex  alternative to traditional hard ciders. It has  seasonal notes of juicy apples dipped in honey with a delicate middle spiciness and a dry pear-like finish. It is absolutely sensual with pork, chicken, BBQ and spice cakes.

Arbor Brewing Co. – Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Strawberry Blonde (7.7% abv): Rich and flavorful medium bodied beer with a fresh, floral strawberry aroma. Citrus, spice, and fruit are blended seamlessly for a subtle yet distinct flavor that never turns too sweet. This special brew starts with a flavorful medium-bodied Belgian style blonde ale spiced with sweet orange peel and zesty coriander. Then we add fresh strawberries and pure strawberry essence for a sophisticated strawberry ale that doesn’t forget it’s a beer.

Mundus Novus Belgian Rye Dubbel (8.8% abv): Mundus Novus is an American-inspired Belgian-style Rye Dubbel characterized by fig and raisins with a classic Belgian yeast aroma. Full-bodied with a hint of up-front sweetness and dark dried fruits on the palate. Underlying dark chocolate notes fade into a long and slightly dry finish with a touch of spice character from the rye and yeast.

Sacred Cow IPA (6.8% abv): Coppery-gold hue with a full floral cascade hop aroma. Rich bready malts lay a perfect foundation for the profusion of tangy, citrusy hops that infuse this beer with a distinct ruby-red grapefruit quality that starts on the palate and lingers through a long satisfying finish. At our original Pub location in Ann Arbor, we serve the sacred cow cask-conditioned on a British Beer engine. It has less carbonation and is served about 10–12 degrees warmer than our other ales which really allows the flavors to open up. But it’s rich malts and robust tangy citrusy hops also stand up beautifully to crisp carbonation and a good chill. At ABC India this recipe goes by the name Raging Elephant.

Mackinac Island Fudge Stout (5.5% abv): A roasty, dry stout made with real fudge for a subtle chocolate-fudge character without being sweet or heavy. This beer is great by itself but we also love it in a “carriage bomb.” Fill a pint glass one-half to two-thirds full of Mackinac Island Fudge Stout and then drop in a shot glass with half espresso vodka and half Irish cream—delicious!

Bavarian Bliss Hefeweizen (5.5% abv): Classic aromas of banana, clove and floral citrus blossom. Fruity, spicy aromas show a rich yeasty character that follows through on a smooth, medium-bodied palate with a delicately spicy finish. This summer specialty is made with fifty percent malted wheat for a clean, light, refreshing character, plus a special Bavarian yeast that creates the classic cloudy appearance and banana, clove, and lemon character. To decant from the bottle, pour three-quarters of the bottle into a glass and gently shake the remaining contents to mix the yeast back into the beer and then top off your glass. Delicious with a slice of lemon but we prefer it au natural.

Ypsi Gypsi (5.3% abv): A clean, light, hop-infused American Pale Ale with notes of citrus and fresh-baked bread. This beguiling brew is flavorful and rich yet light and refreshing. A preponderance of pale malts gives it a lighter body and moderate alcohol level for great drinkability.

Arcadia Ales – Battle Creek, Michigan

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Jaw Jacker (6.0% abv): Jaw-Jacker balances our finest malted barley with a bit-o-wheat and is complimented with a citrus hop kick and just the right amount of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice for a nice marriage of pumpkin pie and beer. Made in the fall to celebrate the changing of the season.

Whitsun (6.8% abv): Arcadia Whitsun is a modern interpretation of a mid-19th century English spring and summer festival ale. It is light golden in color with a rich, creamy head, full bodied and has a lightly toasted caramel flavor. The addition of Michigan star thistle honey contributes a uniquely smooth drinkability to this unfiltered wheat ale.

Thunder Trail EBS (6.0% abv): Thunder Trail ESB stays true to our English Brewing Heritage. With a strong backbone of Maris Otter and Crystal malts, this Extra Special Bitter is balanced by earthy, spicy, English hops. Our Ringwood yeast strain imparts a dis-tinctly fruity character that is accented by dry-hopping with a modest amount if Palisade hops. We hope you enjoy this quality session ale—wherever the Trail may take you.

Roggen Berry (7.2% abv): Blonde ale with rye, aged on blueberries. 2 pounds of Michigan blueberries per gallon really make this summertime favorite irresistible.

Bavik Brewery – Bavikhove, Belgium

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Wittekerke
(7.5% abv): Charms you with its own character, smooth taste and a unique delicious aroma. A very pleasant drink, light in alcohol with a crisp and refreshing flavor. Wittekerke is always served cold, but in taking your time to enjoy it, you will find more flowery and spring flavors towards the end of your glass. Although the hoppy bitterness is an underlying taste, it is never dominant. Perfect white head.

Bell’s Brewery – Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Amber Ale (5.8% abv): Deftly balances a mixture of toasted grain & light caramel notes with a range of floral, citrus and herbal hop notes, capped by a clean bitterness. This balance of flavors makes Amber Ale quite versatile as a food pairing option, not to mention being rather tasty in its own right. Whether serving as a jumping point to other styles or as a familiar standby, Amber Ale is central to the Bell’s portfolio.

Black Note Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout (11.5% abv): One of the most sought-after stouts in Bell’s history, Black Note Stout blends the complex aromatics of Expedition Stout with the velvety smooth texture of Double Cream Stout and ages the combination in freshly retired oak bourbon barrels for months. The resulting harmony of flavors captures the finest features of all three components: malty notes of dark chocolate, espresso & dried fruits, all buoyed by the warmth and fragrance of the bourbon barrel. Aimed squarely at the stout and bourbon aficionados, Black Note makes a grand statement about the art of the dark.

Oberon Ale (5.8% abv): Bell’s Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer.

Two Hearted Ale (7.0% abv): Bell’s Two Hearted Ale is defined by its intense hop aroma and malt balance. Hopped exclusively with the Centennial hop varietal from the Pacific Northwest, massive additions in the kettle and again in the fermenter lend their characteristic grapefruit and pine resin aromas. A significant malt body balances this hop presence; together with the signature fruity aromas of Bell’s house yeast, this leads to a remarkably drinkable American-style India Pale Ale.

Best Brown Ale (5.8% abv): A smooth, toasty brown ale, Best Brown Ale is a mainstay in our fall & winter lineup. With hints of caramel and cocoa, the malt body has the depth to stand up to cool weather, but does not come across as heavy. This balancing act is aided by the generous use of American hops.

Quinannan Falls Special Lager Beer (6.5% abv): Born in a dream, Quinannan Falls Special Lager Beer refers to a mythical place in the boreal north. While the waterfall may exist solely in Larry Bell’s imagination, the beer he remembered drinking there is now quite real. Quinannan Falls possesses the crisp, dry bitterness you’d expect from a German pilsner, but the use of highly aromatic hops from the Pacific Northwest in both the kettle & dry-hop evokes the fragrant pine forests that inspired this beer.

Le Contrebassiste Ale (7.0 % abv): The last entry in a three-part series of interpretations on the French Biere de Garde style, Le Contrebassiste blends roasted & lightly smoked malts and is fermented with a special French ale yeast which lends its own distinctive aromatic notes. The beer’s namesake, the Double Bass, is reflected in the deep, rich flavors that resonate in this unique offering.

Le Pianiste Ale (5.8% abv): The second in a three-part series of jazz-inspired interpretations on the French Biere de Garde style, Le Pianiste starts as a malt forward beer, combining biscuity, breadcrust notes with a light caramel flavor. Noticeably dry, the finish is crisp with a lively, refreshing acidity.

Black Star Farms – Traverse City, Michigan

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Black Star Farms Hard Apple Cider: Fresh, aromatic, ripe apple aromas mingle with a delicate spice on the palate. Fresh and fruity this wine just explodes apples on the palate!

Black Star Farms Red House White Wine: A fruity, flinty nose accented by a touch of oak, combines on the palate to form a well-balanced medium-bodied table wine. This wine is pleasantly stone fruit driven (apricot and peach) on the nose and the palate.

Black Star Farms Red House Red: The ruby color of this wine is striking! It has a solid, medium body and fresh red fruit aromas (raspberry) and an herbaceous bell pepper aspect. There are marked oak flavors including vanilla spice.

Black Star Farms Red House Rose: This wine is reminiscent of candy flavors of strawberry and watermelon with a slight red licorice tang.

Blue Point Brewing Co. – Patchogue, Long Island, New York

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Toasted Lager (5.5% abv): The best thing to come out of a brick oven since pizza. Well, we’ve upgraded from our original direct-fire brick kettle, but our flagship Toasted Lager still has the same toasted flavor it was named for. Copper in color, our most popular and unique brew is made from six different malts, including English Pale, Crystal, Munich, Carapils, Wheat, and Belgian Caravienna. Toasted Lager’s balanced flavor of malt and hops makes for easy drinking.

Hoptical Illusion (6.8% abv): We won’t go as far as saying you’ll see things after partaking in a few, but one or two will leave you craving more. Ancient Egyptians stuffed their pillows with fresh hops, believing the hop’s aroma brought on intense, vivid dreams. Today, our classic, American-style India Pale Ale (IPA) features a rare hop grown exclusively on a small farm in Oregon. One taste and you’ll understand why we bought the entire crop. Our Hoptical Illusion IPA is brewed with a generous amount of this select hop that’s added five different ways for maximum hop flavor. The delicious, resiny, citrus-burst that you taste is the “Essence of the Hop” which is balanced by a malty backbone yielding an intense, golden ale. Hoptical Illusion tantalizes beer lovers’ taste-buds, while its colorful, psychedelic packaging is candy for the eyes.

Blueberry Ale (4.6% abv): Who knew that throwing some blueberries into a batch of beer one day would have worked out so well? While there’s no Oompa-Loompas involved in its production; there’s definitely something special that makes Blueberry Ale one of our top-sellers. First brewed in 1998, this delicious golden ale quickly became a year-round favorite. Our fresh Blueberry Ale offers an unusual twist on brewing that turns out to be a wonderful blend of fresh blueberries matched with a distinctive, thirst quenching ale. We carefully add 732 pounds of fresh, plump and juicy, handpicked, USA Northern Highbush Blueberries to every batch. Even before your first sip of Blueberry Ale, a strong, refreshing sweet fruit aroma emanates from the bottle, kicking your taste-buds into overdrive special lager yeast we use produces an exceptional, long-lasting smooth finish.

White IPA (6.0% abv): Remaining at the forefront of experimentation, the brewers at Blue Point have produced a white beer/IPA hybrid that is well on its way to creating a new style for the beer description books. Our White IPA is an unfiltered European-style white ale with a fresh American IPA finish. Brewed with malted and unmalted wheat and just the right amount of west coast hops, it’s fermented with German yeast to give it a perfectly balanced character with less bitterness than traditional IPAs.

Boatyard Brewing Co. – Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Black-Eyed PA (7.4% abv): After we had a great response to our Lost Peninsula IPA, we decided to create an IPA with a dark side. What was forged in our brewhouse was Boatyard Brewing’s Black- Eyed PA. We made this ale with the same malt backbone as our Lost Peninsula IPA, but we shifted a few of the caramel malts to the darker end. We tossed in our beloved Black Prinz and chocolate malts and the deed was done. This IPA was our first to be dry-hopped, but it still reflects our love of British IPA’s.

Lost Peninsula IPA (6.8% abv): In an era of over-hopped IPA’s, Boatyard Brewing Company offers its Lost Peninsula IPA. Made in the true style of British IPA’s , you will find Lost Peninsula to provide a spectacular balance of crystal malts and hops. Lost Peninsula uses a hardy addition of Magnum hops for bittering and a combination of Centennial, Cascade, and Warrior hops to deliver amazing citrus and floral notes without overpowering what the malts have to offer. A British IPA just doesn’t get any better than this!

Swearing Sailor Saison (5.7% abv): Swearing Sailor Saison is an excellent example of what a summer saison should be. This French inspired ale is a collaboration of torrified wheat with pilsen, Vienna, and Munich malts. For a spicy edge, we mash in a bit a rye. Sweet orange peel and coriander provide many facets to this ale’s flavor spectrum. Hopped with variety of European hops and fermented with French yeasts, this beer is unique, refreshing, and flavorful.

Red at Night Rye (6.9% abv): We love Rye!!! After using rye as a co-star in many of our favorite ales, we wanted to make a beer that made this grain the star. What we created is one of Boatyard Brewing’s favorite ales; Red at Night Rye. Rye has a reputation of being a challenge to work with, but we were able to mash in more than enough to bring out rye’s exotic and spicy nature. This wort was balanced with additions of Centennial, Williamette, Cascade, and Saaz hops. This rye provides for a complex brew that is easy to drink and gorgeous to look at.

Blonde Horizon (5.6% abv): Boatyard Brewing Company’s Blonde Horizon was the first ale created at our research and development facility. This blonde is made with a great combination of pale ale and crystal malts which produce a smooth caramel backbone. Then we blend in a little rye just to spice her up. The Palisades hops and traditional Irish ale yeast create one of the most drinkable ales you will ever meet. This blonde is great all year round, but shines on a hot summer afternoon!

Midnight Star (6.5% abv): We offer to the world our Midnight Star, a black cream ale that just has to be tried to be believed. The black malt disguises the rich caramel flavors that just burst through on every sip. Combine a hint of rye for spice and lactose for a silky smooth texture and you have an ale that is unbeatable. Don’t be afraid of the dark! Midnight Star will kiss your palate and leave you wanting for more.

Channel-Crossing Belgian Wheat (5.8% abv): The Boatyard brewers left their beloved UK shores and headed to Western Europe to create our first Belgian Ale. We mashed in pale ale and light caramel malts with a big helping of torrified wheat. Our specially selected Belgian Abbey yeast was treated to a little dark brown sugar and the magic began. We just couldn’t leave the UK behind, so we hopped it with a good helping of East Kent Goldings and finished it with Centennial. The Channel-Crossing Belgian Wheat melds the characteristics of two great regions and will not disappoint. This is one of the most popular ales at the taproom. Come and make a Belgian friend!

Lazy Day IPA (4.7% abv): The are just some days that you want to relax with an IPA that you can drink all afternoon. Whether it is a hot day at the beach or a family reunion in the yard, Boatyard Brewing would like to introduce its Lazy Day IPA. To make this easy drinking IPA, we cut our malt bill back and filled it in with a light tasting wheat. We bittered the wort with our beloved Magnum and Warrior hops. It was finished with a little Cascade and then dry-hopped with Galaxy and Citra. The result is a cornucopia of tropical and citrus flavors finishing a light-drinking wheat IPA. Kick your sandals off, relax and have a Lazy Day!

Brewery Ferment – Traverse City, Michigan

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Logger Lager (6.0% abv): A Pre-prohibition style pilsner that is crisp and clean on the palate, with hints of spicy hop flavor and a healthy malt character from American Two-Row barley and a small addition of corn. The Logger was one of the original Northern Michigan working men. He would drink this and you should too.

45th Parallale (6.5% abv): Our pale ale, named for the parallel Traverse City is located at, is brewed only with locally grown hops. We’re using traditional American varieties (Cascade, Columbus and Willamette) which, like all hops, love living equidistant between the equator and the North Pole. On tap, this beer flows through fresh hops on the way to your glass. This unique serving technique brings forth notes of grapefruit and hints of pine and flowers which are obtained by using this particular hop trio.

Mitten Wit (4.5% abv): Due to its shape, and the long winters, the state of Michigan is known as “The Mitten”. Our wit, a Belgian-style white ale, is created using unmalted wheat and oats. We use only enough hops to balance the malt then add a hint of orange peel and coriander. The end result is an easy drinking beer that is mouth-wateringly tart.

Bookstore Bitter (5.5% abv): An E.S.B.(Extra Special Bitter) in style, the Bookstore Bitter is a well-balanced, English style ale. We use a traditional heirloom variety of pale malt with a touch of crystal malt, yielding a richly colored beverage with a hint of sweetness.  Traditional European hops lend a grassy, floral flavor.  Don’t be intimidated, it’s not as bitter as the name suggests.

Mulberry Wheat: Wheat beer with an abundance of local mulberries.

Specialty Sour Beer (6.0% abv): Unique intense sour beer.

Brewery Terra Firma – Traverse City, Michigan

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Manitou Amber Ale
(5.3% abv): Unfiltered American Amber Ale. Manitou has a rich, soft malt body, beautiful deep amber color and finishes with a bouquet of whole cone hops. Manitou was at one time one of Michigan’s most widely recognized micro brewed brands. Originally produced by Traverse Brewing Company in Williamsburg Michigan, Manitou is now brewed in Traverse City, on the same equipment, with the original recipe by the same brewer.

Gladstone APA (5.9% abv): Unfiltered American style Pale Ale. Gladstone APA is quickly carving out a niche of it’s own in Brewery Terra Firma’s Taproom. While the market is saturated with pale ales, Gladstone’s unique character allows the hops to provide a spicy, satisfying palate cleansing finish, while still allowing the underlying malts to provide the foundation. Gladstone pairs with many foods including spicy grill smoked ribs, bratwurst, Thai or even just a simple salad. Named after a small town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Brewery Vivant – Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Zaison Imperial Saison Ale (9.0% abv): Zaison takes its inspiration from the famous Saison style of beer madein the southern region of Belgium. Traditionally this beer is made in the coolness of the winter months to be enjoyed in the Spring and Summer. Our special yeast strain gives this beer a little funkiness and is accented with tellicherry black peppercorns and orange peel.  At 9% abv this is probably one of the strongest summer beers you will encounter.  The alcohol contributes to the flavor so who are we to try to reduce it?  This is the strength the beer wanted to be, so we left it that way.

Triomphe Belgian IPA: Triomphe is made with a classic Belgian style yeast strain that gives the complexity and slight sweetness you may expect from a Belgian style ale. The beer then reaches deeper providing a smack-down of American grown hops to turn the style on its head. It has a light caramel color, is strongly bitterwith a fruity citrus aroma. This beer style is a nod to the American craft beer movement.  Brewers from around the world have been inspired by Belgian beers for hundreds of years.  This is the first time I am aware of that Belgian brewers have been inspired by what we are doing here in the US.  This style uses classic Belgian techniques and then infuses it with American hops to give you a “best of both worlds” kind of scenario. Enjoy!

Farm Hand French Style Farm House Ale: There was a time in old world France when nearly every family farm had a brewery. A necessary part of farm life was to provide a ration of beer to laborers, as beer was safer to drink than the water of the time. Farm Hand is our interpretation of what these rustic beers must have been like. It is light in body, mildly sweet and has a slight cloudiness from the use of simple un-malted grains similar to the period.

Big Red Coq: What started as a test batch specialty at our pub, has grown into one of our most sought after beers.  Plus, there is so much fun to be had with the name.  Coq means rooster in French, so get your head out of the gutter. Citrus with mango & pineapple notes give way to a big malty character.  Made with our house Belgian yeast to give it that Vivant-ness you would expect.

Cheboygan Brewing Co. – Cheboygan, Michigan

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Lighthouse Amber
(5.25% abv): A German style Alt that has a brilliant amber hue. Its light tan head is thick, retaining, and laces the glass all the way down. Lighthouse Amber has a silky-smooth medium body. A Noble hop aroma up front finishes with a Carmel malt nose. Our old world brewing method brings out a light toasted-bread flavor you’ll want to savor again and again. It’s a mouthwatering and thirst quenching delight. The distinctive flavor of this delicious Alt comes from our unique blend of malt. Our malted barleys are all German strains and grown in the Midwest. The malt strains are grown under the strictest guidelines specifically for the brewing industry, and we buy only the best.

La Cervesa (4.0% abv): Brewed in the Mexican-Bohemian tradition, we use five different styles of malted barley with flaked maize and blended with noble German hops to impart a dry crisp character that is great on its own or complements the addition of lime perfectly! It’s lower in alcohol than our Lighthouse Amber and a perfect thirst quencher for the hot humid days of summer.

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Dark Horse Brewing Co. – Marshall, Michigan

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Mighty Peach (6.5% abv): Pale ale brewed with plentiful amounts of Apricots and Chamomile. A collaboration beer with Chef Cleetus Friedman of City Provisions.

Crooked Tree IPA (6.0% abv): It’s not as heavy bodied and malty as many IPA’s, in contrast the palate is more crisp and dry. If you consider yourself a “hop-head” you owe it to yourself to grab this beer.

Raspberry Ale (5.0% abv): A light ale made with 100% real raspberries in every batch. The rasberries give this beer a fruity aroma while keeping the beer balanced in taste. The raspberry flavor is not “oversweet” or “overpowering”. We believe our beers should be “Beer first, fruit second.”

On the Road

Naughty Uncle (6.5% abv)

Filling Station Microbrewery – Traverse City, Michigan

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Louvain Farmhouse: Belgian pilsner and special aromatic, UK biscuit, and US wheat malts. Cane sugar. A combination of Northern Brewer, Czech Saaz, and Columbus hops help balance the Belgian yeast strain and malts. Op uw gezondheid!

Antwerp Pale Ale

Liverpool Porter: British pale, brown and black malts. Fuggle hops. Similar to our London Porter, this packs a rich roasty wallop, with a bit more hop bite.

Huntington IPA: Six different malts provide a nice balance with the hop bittering. Magnum, Phoenix, and Columbus hops. Dry hopped with more Columbus. 72 IBUs.

Founders Brewing Co. – Grand Rapids, Michigan

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All Day IPA (4.7% abv): The beer you’ve been waiting for. Keeps your taste satisfied while keeping your senses sharp. An all-day IPA naturally brewed with a complex array of malts, grains and hops. Balanced for optimal aromatic and a clean finish. The perfect reward for an honest day’s work and the ultimate companion to celebrate life’s simple pleasures.

Dirty Bastard (8.5% abv): Founders flagship beer. Dirty Bastard is an absolute beautiful beer to behold. Dark ruby in color and brewed with ten varieties of imported malts this beer continuously lives up to its reputation as a bold and powerful ale. Dirty Bastard is complex in the finish with hints of smoke and peat paired with a malty richness, finalized with a good bit of hop attitude. This beer “ain’t fer the wee lads.”

Red’s Rye ( 6.6% abv): Pours a spectacular crimson red with a creamy tan head. Brewed with four varieties of Belgian caramel malts imparting a sweet richness. Reds Rye is impressively balanced with its hop bitterness and floral bouquet achieved from the dry hop. In the finish, the generous amount of malted rye used accentuates a spicy crisp finish.

Centennial IPA (7.2% abv): Centennial IPA has quickly become the IPA of choice. Pour yourself a pint of this complex flavorful ale and bask in the frothy head’s floral bouquet. Relish the immense citrus accents, achieved by the abundance of dry hopping. This ale’s sweet, malty undertones balance the hop character with a finish that never turns too bitter.

Backwoods Bastard (10.2% abv): Big and delicious for your ’perty mouth. Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts. A bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark cherries. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.

Frankenmuth Brewery – Frankenmuth, Michigan

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Hefeweizen (5.2% abv): A sweet mixture of spices and fruit with hints of clove and banana, this refreshingly pale German wheat is top fermented, unfiltered and lightly hopped to achieve its smooth, pleasant flavor and unmistakable cloudy appearance. ABV-5.2%

Batch 69 (6.9% abv): A medium light bodied beer with an intense hop aroma and flavor. This beer will wake up your senses to fine American hops and discover the tastes of citrus, flowers and pine. ABV-6.9%

Oktoberfest (5.27% abv): A super-premium lager with a reddish color, a toasty malt character and dry taste of hops. The beer made famous by the Munich Oktoberfest.

Tornado Black IPA

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Munich Style Dunkel Lager (5.1% abv): Named for the city it calls home, this German style lager has a distinguished dark appearance and a notably smooth sweet balanced flavor. The result gives our Dunkel a flavor of toasted bread and a malty finish.

Goose Island Beer Co. – Chicago, Illinois

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Matilda
(7.0% abv): Wild in character, with a slightly fruity aroma and a spicy yeast flavor that is as unique as it is satisfying – Matilda is an intriguing choice for beer and wine lovers alike. Dry and quenching, it’s the perfect accompaniment at the dining table or for casually socializing at the bar.

Matilda Lambiscus (7.0% abv): Modeled after beer brewed by Trappist monks, Matilda Lambicus is a dark, golden colored Belgian style pale ale brewed using two yeast strains. Unfiltered and veiled, an appealing haze is expected in a deep copper hue. After primary fermentation with a Belgian ale yeast strain, a secondary fermentation with Brettanomyces Lambicus is carried out. Like its sister beer Matilda, Matilda Lambicus has baking spice aromas with a touch of funk expected from Brettanomyces. These are then complemented by fruity aromas, pleasant acidity, and a slightly tart body that enhance the complexity of an already complex beer.

India Pale Ale (5.9% abv): Our India Pale Ale recalls a time when ales shipped from England to India were highly hopped to preserve their distinct taste during the long journey. The result is a hop lover’s dream with a fruity aroma, set off by a dry malt middle, and long hop finish.

312 Urban Wheat Ale (4.2% abv): Inspired by the city of Chicago and densely populated with flavor, 312′s spicy aroma of Cascade hops is followed by a crisp, fruity ale flavor delivered in a smooth, creamy body that’s immensely refreshing.

Great Lakes Brewing Co. – Cleveland, Ohio

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Oktoberfest (6.5% abv): Cleveland’s celebration of Oktoberfest dates to the mid 1800’s when German immigrants gathered at outdoor beer gardens like Haltnorth’s and Kindvater’s St. Clair Gardens. Our amber lager with rich malt flavor and noble hops honors Cleveland’s diverse cultural heritage.

Dortmunder Gold (5.8% abv): This smooth lager strikes a delicate balance between malt and hops in the aroma, palate, finish and body. It has more body and less hops than a Pilsner, and less malt and more hops than a Munich style lager.

Burning River (6.0% abv): An assertively hopped American Pale Ale with citrusy and piney Cascade hops. Subtle malt flavors balance the hop profile and provide a satisfying dry finish.

Edmund Fitzgerald (5.8% abv): Complex, roasty aroma with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and a bold hop presence.

Silver and Gold (7.5% abv): Brewed with a complex blend of American hops and a mixture of specialty malts, Silver & Gold IPL is bold yet well-balanced, dry yet refreshing. With respect for tradition and a nod to the future, we toast to the next 25 years.

Class of 88 (9.0% abv): Deschutes is well-known for their award-winning Black Butte Porter, and because our Edmund Fitzgerald Porter is also a well-loved and decorated beer, it made perfect sense for us to combine our forces to create a kind of super-porter. And so, the Class of ’88 Imperial Smoked Porter was born. We both opted to use our house yeast, and of course local water makes a huge difference in the flavor, but otherwise both beers utilized the same recipe, which includes a mix of several roasted and smoked malts and muscovado sugar.

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales – Dexter, Michigan

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Bam (4.3% abv): One of Bam’s brown eyes is, in fact, black. When mischief reigns supreme, it positively glows. Dedicated to the dark side; smooth, dark, incredibly delicious as only a Jack Russell with bat wings can be.

Weizen Bam (4.5% abv): The fourth in our Bam Farmhouse series, and perhaps our most adventurous; a traditional farmhouse style hefeweizen. Weizen Bam seamlessly blends traditional German style hefeweizen yeast with our own local wild and sour cultures, for a melange of the most flavorful sort. Ruddy golden, with yeast driven esters of banana, spicy clove, and nutmeg all wrapped up with a generous dose of good-natured rapscallion delight.

Oro de Calabaza (8.0% abv): Brewed in the Franco-Belgian tradition of strong golden ales. Spicy and peppery with a gentle hop bouquet and the beguiling influence of wild yeast.

Maracaibo (7.5% abv): A rich brown ale inspired by the enigmatic monastic brews of Belgium, and the mysterious mist shrouded jungles of the tropics. Brewed with real cacao, and spiced with cinnamon and sweet orange peel for a sensual delight. A brew to be sipped, savored, and enjoyed!

Keweenaw Brewing Co. – Houghton, Michigan

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Widow Maker Black Ale
(5.2% abv): Don’t let its looks deceive you. Clean and smooth, easy on the hops and easy on the palate; this light bodied ale has a surprising depth of malt flavors with pleasant hints of a smoky molasses.

Pick Axe Blonde Ale (4.7% abv): The lightest in our family of ales, a true single malt. Refreshing to taste, gorgeous to look at and a great introduction to the extraordinary world of craft-brewed Michigan beers. This light golden ale comes with a distinctive malt flavor and just a kiss of hops.

November Gale Pale Ale (5.5% abv): A golden pale ale, this beer has medium malt character, assertive hop flavor and bitterness with a distinctive fruity aroma and citrus finish.

Red Jacket Amber Ale (5.1% abv): Medium bodied and lightly hopped, this classic Oktoberfest-style ale is brewed in tribute to the Red Jacket Mine of what is now Calumet and to the glory days of the copper industry in the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Lagunitas Brewing Co. – Petaluma, California

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Dogtown Pale (6.1% abv): We took our original brew — Dogtown Pale Ale — and hybridized it with the Kill Ugly Radio, a 22oz seasonal we released commemorating the 40th anniversary of the release of Frank Zappa’s second album. The flavor was too good to let float in the abyss, so we revamped our original recipe and never looked back.

IPA (6.2% abv): Lagunitas IPA was our first seasonal way back in 1995. The recipe was formulated with malt and hops working together to balance it all out on your ‘buds so you can knock back more than one without wearing yourself out. Big on the aroma with a hoppy-sweet finish that’ll leave you wantin’ another sip.

Lucky 13 (8.9% abv): We made the Lucky 13 in 2006 for our 13th Anniversary Celebrations, but we liked that Mondo Large Red Ale so much we kept bringing it back year after year. In 2010 we switched up the recipe by swapping the more heavily roasted malts with lighter ones — lightening it up and making it more fitting for the summer months…we also changed her hair color. Who do you like better….Betty or Veronica?

Left Foot Charley – Traverse City, Michigan

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Cinnamon Girl Hard Cider (6.3% abv): Varieties:  Northern Spy, MacIntosh, Winter Bannana, Winesaps, Courtland, Empire, Golden Delicious.  Aged with Korjinte and Vietnamese Cinnamon for a light apple pie quality.  Slightly sweet at 3% and low carbonation bring out a creamy quality to this refreshing cider.

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Leinenkugel – Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

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Leinie Big EDDY Uber Oktoberfest
: Tawny Amber Hue and very clear. Shows off a very sturdy khaki foam cap, Aroma – Fennel Root and Sweet Orange peel hop notes highlight a pronounced biscuity malt aroma, Taste- intensely toasty with hints of plum and peppery hop notes, mouth feel – Medium Bodied with calm even release of Co2 starts off silky finishes dry and warm in the swallow, finish clean and balanced with a nice pop of hop bitterness. Warming and dry.

Leinenkugel Hopping Helles: Brilliantly clear with a bright golden-straw hue creamy white head that rises and sits above its sparkling blonde body, Aroma – notes of grapefruits, orange peels, sweet geraniums with hints of freshly cut grass or hay, Taste – a lightly toasted clean malt flavor with subtle accents of peppery hop spice, mouth feel – medium to full bodied with mild malt undertones and a well attenuated dryness upon swallow, Finish – dry with a lingering citrus-hop flavor.

Leinenkugel Orange Shandy: A hazy, buff-colored brew with a bright white rocky foam. Aroma – a mandarin orange zest that pops with undertones of white pepper and toasted wheat. Taste – a bright tangy orange-citrus flavor with hints of cardamom, white pepper, and sweet toasted wheat. Mouth feel – medium to light bodied with lively carbonation, energizing but not astringent. Finish – Finishes sweet with a lingering toasted wheat flavor rand rousing tartness.

Leinenkugels Creamy Dark: Deliciously dark. Surprisingly smooth. That’s what you’ll discover in every hand-crafted batch of Leinenkugels Creamy Dark. Brewed with a rich blend of 7 malts along with Cascade and Mt. Hood Hops, Creamy Dark is then aged slowly for its deep, dark and creamy, drinkable taste.

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Merchant Du Vin – Specialty Beer Importers

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Ayinger Oktoberfest-Marzen (5.8% abv): Bavarians have been celebrating the harvest with beer festivals since before the 1400s. Marzen is brewed in March to be ready for the September and October beer festivals. Rich, golden color. Slightly sweet, malty nose. Medium to big body and alcohol. Soft dryness from long maturation.

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock (6.7% abv): Originally brewed at a monastery in northern Italy, “double bock” was quickly introduced by Bavarian brewers to compete with bock. Doppelbock names end with the suffix “-ator.” A rich, dark elixir with cascading layers of malt complexity balanced by elegant hops. Notes of toffee, caramel, elegant dark-malt roastiness, and pure malt. Pinpoint conditioning and semi-dry finish.

Lindemans Framboise (2.5%): Long before hops were common in most beers, various fruits and vegetables were used to season beers. The acidity of Lambic beers blends perfectly with raspberries. Magnificent aroma, delicate palate of raspberries with undertones of fruity acidity; elegant sparkling clean taste. Style–Raspberry Lambic. Color–Rose.

Lindemans Peche (2.5% abv): Suggested to Lindemans Brewery by Merchant du Vin in the early 1980s, the sweet rich flavor of ripe peaches is a perfect foil to the complex demanding flavor of lambic. Golden in color with a nose that fills the room with fresh peaches. Sparkling, crisp and refreshing balance of fruit and acid. Style–Peach Lambic. Color–Golden.

Midland Brewing Co. – Midland, Michigan

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Copper Harbor Ale
(5.3% abv): Copper colored, clear ale with off-white head. Smooth, crisp, easy drinking. Lite hop aroma, slight grainy flavor. Delicate malt finish. Great opportunity to expose the non craft beer drinker to craft beer. Falls somewhere between an amber ale and a red ale.

3 Mile Marker Hefe Weizen (5.3% abv): Slightly cloudy yellow wheat ale with off-white head. Lite sweet banana flavor with a hint of clove on the front end. Lingering banana notes thru-out. Delicate mouth feel. Great served with a slice of orange.

Dublin Street Stout (5.6% abv): Dark brown, opaque ale with tan long lasting head. Roast coffee aroma with a hint of cocoa that carries thru to the taste. Malt forward bitter roasted notes, that linger on the finish. Well balanced, very drinkable beer that will appeal to the die hard stout fan, but more importantly the beer drinker that has always said, “I don’t like dark beer.”

Midland Pale Ale (5.3% abv): Dark straw colored, clear ale with frothy white head. Nice pleasant hop aroma, with balanced hop flavor. Lingering hop finish without being bitter.

Mount Pleasant Brewing Co. – Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

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Peach Gruit Ale
(5.8% abv): What is gruit you might ask? Gruit is a blend of herbs that brewers added to their beer in the renaissance times if not before. Herbs are an essential ingredient in beer, both as a preservative and to counterbalance the bitterness and flavoring. Herbs were the only thing used prior to the extensive use of hops. Sacred Gruit ale is a pale ale brewed with primary combination of three mild to moderate herbs yarrow, sweet gale (myrtle) and marsh rosemary (wild rosemary). Don’t be afraid to go hopless, you never know – you might just like it!!!!

Train Wreck (8.0% abv): Approach with caution. This one will sneak up on you! Brewed to keep us warm in the winter months, but easily enjoyable any time of the year. Syrup and honey give this beer an irresistible sweetness that makes it impossible to have just one. No matter what you pair this one with make sure you get plenty to eat or you might find out how this beer got its name.

Wit Dream (5.6% abv): Wit Dream is a Belgian style wheat ale that is very pale and slightly cloudy in appearance. Spiced with coriander and orange peel to make this beer very light, easy to drink and very refreshing. Another great Belgian inspired brew from the crew of Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company. This year you will be reaching for a Wit Dream!

Railyard Raspberry Wheat | An American style wheat mixed with 100% fresh raspberry juice (5.6% abv): Stand back. This is a beer brewed with raspberries, not a raspberry beer. The real raspberry juice we use adds something special to this wheat ale rather than taking something away. It can be, and is, enjoyed by all types of beer drinkers. It especially pairs well with fruit salads or just about any type of dessert. Or, consider it a dessert all on its own; who doesn’t enjoy beer for dessert? And, just because this beer has fruit, don’t think it is some powder-puff beer. Even the most rugged mountain man will enjoy this one.

Iron Horse IPA (6.4% abv): Don’t be shy, try it. Like any good I.P.A. this one has plenty of hop presence but not so much that it is not approachable by our hop-weary friends. Instead of biggering and biggering like so many I.P.A.s these days we are keepin’ it real with a beer that will make you want to drink more than just one. Don’t worry though, hops heads, this beer still has enough bite to cut through any spicy dish you might want to pair it with. Try one, or five, with buffalo wings or a spicy blackened chicken dish. Iron Horse can also go quite well with shrimp, crab, or other light fish, so we have heard from a few of our loyal patrons. So, belly up and try Iron Horse if you have ever wondered what a good I.P.A is like. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

Sacred Gruit Ale Pale Ale (5.8% abv): Brewed with Yarrow, Myrtle and Rosemary. What is gruit you might ask? Gruit is a blend of herbs that brewers added to their beer in the renaissance times if not before. Herbs are an essential ingredient in beer, both as a preservative and to counterbalance the bitterness and flavoring. Herbs were the only thing used prior to the extensive use of hops. Sacred Gruit ale is a pale ale brewed with primary combination of three mild to moderate herbs yarrow, sweet gale (myrtle) and marsh rosemary (wild rosemary). Don’t be afraid to go hopless, you never know you might just like it!!!!

New Belgium Brewing Co. – Fort Collins, Colorado

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Fat Tire
(5.2% abv): Named in honor of our co-founder’s bike trip through Europe, Fat Tire Amber Ale marks a turning point in the young electrical engineer’s home brewing. Belgian beers use a far broader palette of ingredients (fruits, spices, esoteric yeast strains) than German or English styles. Together with co-founder, Kim Jordan, they traveled around sampling their homebrews to the public. Fat Tire won fans with its sense of balance: toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness.

Trippel Belgian Style Ale (7.8% abv): Our Trippel Belgian Style Ale (pronounced triple) opens with a bold blast of hops that slowly gives way to the fruity esters implied by our Belgian yeast strain. In the Belgian tradition of brewing singles, doubles and triples, Trippel is the strongest with the longest fermentation. Remarkably smooth and complex, our bottle-conditioned Trippel is spiced with a trace of coriander.

Lips of Faith Coconut Curry Hefeweizen (8.0% abv): Coconut Curry Hefeweizen has been pouring down the history of American Home Brewing for many years, from the legendary Charlie Papazian to the 2010 National Homebrewer, Remi Bonnart. The latter helped New Belgium brew this hazy, straw-colored gem to life. The aroma is bold and big with coconut and curry tones and a hint of banana from the hefe yeast. With a vast spice list of cinnamon, coriander, fenugreek, ginger, kaffir lime, and cayenne pepper this beer carries a bit of heat but the alcohol soothes the finish. Coconut Curry Hefe will leave an inquisitive smile on the drinker’s mug.

Lips of Faith Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout (10% abv): Serving up cold and jet black, this imperial stout should be taken seriously for about one minute as the dark foam builds. Then, enjoy its velvety chocolate-covered smoothness and delicious aroma of sustainably-grown, locally roasted coffee.

Rampant Imperial IPA (8.5% abv): A burly and bitter Imperial IPA, Rampant pours a pure copper and carries the sheen of a rightly hopped beer. The Mosaic and Calypso hops bring stonefruit to the front seat, and the addition of Centennials nod towards citrus for a well-rounded aroma. The taste expands these hops with heavy peach tones and a profoundly bitter bite. There is some malt sweetness to stand this beer up, and Rampant’s finish is bone-dry.

Pumpkick (6.0% abv): What’s that bite of tartness doing in a pumpkin beer? Adding the unexpected kick of cranberry juice to brighten this traditionally spiced seasonal ale. PUMPKICK is brewed with plenty of pumpkin juice cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, but its the cranberries and touch of lemongrass that send your tastebuds sailing.

Yuzu Imperial Berliner Weisse (8.0% abv): Yuzu is a strange fruit- citrusy and bold. Those three words: strange, citrus and bold are the perfect beginnings for a great beer. So, our brewers paired yuzu with the sourness of a Berlinerweiss to create this beerlicious Yuzu Berlinerweiss. Brewed with pale malt and wheat this Berlinerwiess was acidified with Lactobacillus for a light, dry mouthfeel and tart refreshment. Hazy and straw-colored, the yuzu fruit brings a tropical charm to a traditional beer.

New Holland Brewing Co. – Holland, Michigan

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Full Circle
(5.0% abv): A kölsch-style beer, Full Circle is a refreshing celebration of our brewery’s belief in balance.

Paleooza (5.5% abv): Our classic pale ale, with Michigan-grown, Cascade hops. Bright hoppiness and pleasant aromatics framed with balancing sweetness of pale malts.

Mad Hatter India Pale Ale (5.8% abv): Dry-hopped for a distinctive, floral hop aroma, subtly balanced with delicious malt notes.

White Hatter (5.5% abv): Flavorfully blends the soft malt, fruity esters and delicate spicing of a Belgian White with hoppy citrus notes of an IPA. Pleasant hints of tropical fruit are framed with orange peel, chamomile, coriander and grains of paradise.

Michigan Hatter (4.8%): Michigan Hatter Celebrates our local agriculture with its Michigan-grown Cascade hops from the Leelanau Peninsula. Bright and aromatic, with delicious malt notes underneath a citrusy showcase of hops.

Farmhouse Hatter (5.8%): Fermentation character from Belgian-born yeast envelopes bright hop character with a spicy, tart farmhouse funk.

Northern Natural Winery – Traverse City, Michigan

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Cherry Apple Hard Cider: A pretty rose petal color and light cherry aroma, a moving effervescence on your palate followed with natural cherry and apple fruit flavors. Local Certified Organic Michigan Montmorency tart cherries and a blend of our Local Heirloom Apple varieties. If cherries and apples party together, this is what it would taste like.

North Peak Brewing Co. – Traverse City, Michigan

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Diabolical IPA
(6.6% abv): The devil made us do it. From the ABV and IBU figures to the fiendish use of Cascade, Perle and Willamette hops, Lucifer was whispering in our ears the entire time. Citrus and pine scents greet you and are followed by the sharp bitterness expected of an IPA. The beer’s true wickedness is revealed in the smooth Pale, Crystal 30 and wheat malts that surreptitiously broaden the beer’s appeal to more than just hopheads.

Nomad Dry Hard Cider (6.0% abv): Wander no longer, there is finally is your true Northern Michigan Hard Cider, Nomad. North Peak’s Nomad is a Dry Hard Cider with a fresh cut apple aroma and dry finish with subtle tartness. Nomad is the perfect combination of craft and nature. Multiple apple varieties round out a mouthful of fresh apples and crisp nose that is remarkably refreshing. Nomad is brewed and bottled in Travserse City, MI,  on Old Mission Peninsula, using locally grown apples.

Siren Amber Ale (5.0% abv): Its call is intoxicating. An aroma that beckons you to pull up a stool and linger over its toasted malt character. Next, a deep kiss of liquid lust that will caress your tongue, thanks to an array of toasty Pale, Crystal (30 and 75), wheat, Carapils and roasted barley malts balanced by the subtle bite of Willamette and Fuggle hops. It’s a brew that will seduce your heart, mind and palette.

Archangel Summer Wheat (5.0% abv): Heed the herald, Archangel, for its presence announces that days of radiating sun and sultry nights of revelry are upon us! Its Wheat and Pale malts and Willamette and Perl hops jubilantly unite in a ruddy-orange fellowship. While a secondary fermentation with Michigan bitter cherries imparts a subtle cherry nose and finish that will cause much rejoicing by your senses. This balanced, unfiltered voice of merriment is the reward for your faith during the shadow and cold of winter.

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Odd Side Ales – Grand Haven, Michigan

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Mayan Mocha Stout: Inspired by Mexican hot chocolate, this smooth stout will keep you coming back for more! It is carefully blended with Dutch chocolate coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, and habaneros which will leave you with the perfect balance of chocolate and heat.

Simcoe Sensation Session IPA: A session IPA made with simcoe hops that create an aroma of pine, resin and grapefruit.

Derelict Pineapple IPA: Fresh cut pineapples brewed in an IPA…need I say more?

Perrin Brewing Company – Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Grapefruit IPA (4.7% abv): Just one sip of this Red Fruited Mama conjures up the history lesson we all learned as kids. Everyone knows the story of Captain Shaddock sailing from East India with pummel seeds in tow on his way to the Caribbean to change the face of fruit forever, but Shaddock could have never imagined that his Barbados forbidden fruit would find its way into the beer glass in front of you.

IPA (7.3% abv): A serendipitous balance of North American and European specialty malts, paired with a lavish selection of West Coast hops; giving an intense, one – two punch to the uvula. Now with Amarillos! This beer is good for drinking!

Kona Brown (5.5% abv): GR’s own Ferris Coffee fresh roasted these beans for us lending Kona Brown to smell like your favorite diner on a Sunday morning. Kona is smooth and dry, neatly hopped, has caramel appeal and a dash of sweetness. Grab a howler and serve with eggs and toast for a true breakfast of champions.

Black Goat (9.3% abv): We took the recipe for our Black Lager and doubled the ingredients, put it in stainless for two weeks and laid it down in bourbon Barrels. Six months later the magic happened and the goat was birthed. Black Goat is a Double Black Lager; sure to please the harshest of critics. Caution: this billy kicks!

Razzberry Blonde (4.5% abv): Razzberry Blonde, saving marriages since September of 2012. A light, crisp, and sweet fruit beer with a wet kiss of raspberries.

The Honey Do… (6.7% abv): This ale is perfect for getting that never ending to do list accomplished. Made with Michigan Star Thistle Honey from Sleeping Bear Farms, this beer has the perfect amount of rye and hops; just bitter enough to balance the sweetness of this splendid summer time glass of sunshine.

Black Ale (5.9% abv): This Black Ale is low in gravity, clean, crisp, and flavor-filled; giving off a bread-like aroma. This beer proves that deep colors do not signify rich beers and our Black Ale is deceptively light on the tongue. A wise man once said, “You underestimate the power of the Dark Side! Give yourself to the Dark Side.”

Golden Ale (5.0% abv): A clean, crisp, refreshing and always sessionable ale with a hint of bee hive sweetness. Urban Dictionary defines sessionable as having the characteristic of an alcoholic drink (usually a pint of beer) which is suitable for a lengthy drinking session.

Petoskey Brewing – Petoskey, Michigan

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Tucker’s Pale Ale
(5.1% abv): A crisp and refreshing American pale ale.  It has a deep gold color with a bright hop bouquet.  This light and drinkable semi-bitter beer echoes the bold hop aroma of an IPA due to sizable Centennial dry-hopping.

Mind’s Eye PA (IPA) (6.7% abv): Burnt copper color and giant hop aroma come to the forefront in this traditional American IPA. Rich caramel malt and red wheat balance the dry bitter finish of this full-flavor craft brew.

Horny Monk Belgian Dubbel (6.9% abv): A deep reddish, malty, and complex Belgian style ale. Six different types of malted barley, Belgian candied syrup and Belgian yeast are combined to produce a very smooth, complex and slightly sweet ale.

North 45 Amber Ale (5.8% abv): A complex, smooth drinking German inspired craft ale. Vienna, Munich, and Pilsner malted barley are combined with an all-European hops resulting in a deep amber color and rich flavor.

Dark Knight Black IPA (aka Petoskey Batman) (6.2% abv): An amalgamation of styles.  Chocolate malt and roasted wheat provide dark color and malty complexity.  Summit hops impart the fresh nose and dry bitterness.

Hopsessed Double IPA (9.1% abv): Hold on to your taste buds & make sure you have a designated driver!  This mouth-exploding double I.P.A. starts with the unique citrus aroma provided by a 100% Simcoe dry hop.  The high bitterness is slightly toned down by the caramel sweetness imparted by the large quantities of malted barley needed to achieve such a high ABV.

Petoskey Sparkle Summer Wheat Lager (4.1% abv): Our homage to the original “Petoskey Sparkle” brewed by Petoskey Brewing from 1898 until 1915.  Wheat and four special malts combine with three different types of hops to create a super clean, easy drinking summertime lager.  A perfect refresher on a hot summer day.

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P-Town Brown Ale (5.1% abv): A complex blend of eight different types malted barley, including Cara Brown and Honey malt combine to make a deep colored brown ale.   Honey nuances are noticeable in the flavor profile.

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Reissdorf – Cologne, Germany

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Kolsch
(4.8% abv): Reissdorf Kölsch is the beer speciality from Cologne with a tradition starting 1894. A Kölsch with a pleasant, full-bodied, and uniquely light and sweet taste in premium quality, that is brewed for the adepts who prefer something special.

Right Brain Brewery – Traverse City, Michigan

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Will Power Pale Ale
(5.5% abv): American style pale ale. Light in color with a gentle hop nose. Not too bitter, not too sweet. Brewed with fresh two-row barley and Cascade hops for a clean, crisp refreshing finish. Pair with seafood or enjoy on its own. Great on a hot summer day! Rinse with Will Power, repeat.

Satisfaction Ale (6.0% abv): A smooth and easy drinking beverage with a malty body. Brewed with English Phoenix and Golding hops, as well as Vienna and Crystal malts.

Northern Hawk Owl Amber Ale (6.6% abv): This slight, little owl found in Northern Michigan is bigger than it appears. Brewed with two-row barley and Marris Otter malt. This malt lends a nice floral and slightly sweet finish. Mouth feel is full iwht nice malt tones. Easy to drink, but beware of the silent flight. Pairs well with grilled beef or pork.

Dead Kettle IPA (summer abv: 5.9%, winter abv: 6.2%): A very drinkable IPA that still packs a punch! This is a lighter bodied IPA that doesn’t overwhelm one’s pallet. It has a mellower IBU (international bittering units) that hits the back of your pallet with a floral finish. Pairs well with spicy foods, seafood, and chicken dishes.

Rochester Mills Beer Co. – Rochester, Michigan

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Cornerstone IPA (6.6% abv): This unfiltered amber ale is packed full of hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. IPA is the most bitter beer style and it is enjoyed by people we refer to as “hopheads.” We dry hop this beer with a combination of English and American hop varieties for a wonderfully aromatic finish.

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Milkshake Stout (5.0% abv): Milkshake Stout is a sweet stout style Ale that combines four different malts along with a low hop level creating a deep dark beer featuring rich, roasted flavors. The addition of lactose (milk sugar, thus the name milkshake) adds complexity, body, and a residual sweetness that lends a smooth, creamy texture to this delightfully full-flavored brew.

Lazy Daze Amber Lager (5.1% abv): Boasting a rich amber color and medium-bodied flavor from a combination of Munich malt for a subtle sweetness and German hops, you’ll find Lazy Daze Amber is another well-balanced local brew from Rochester Mills.

Rockford Brewing Co. – Rockford, Michigan

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Hoplust IPA
(7.1% abv): An intensely hoppy handcrafted American IPA! 6 hop varieties boldly infused throughout the brewing process expresses our passion for hops. An intense bouquet of fresh hops will greet you on the nose followed by the bursting tropical, citrus flavors on your palette. We love hops and we hope you do too!

Carriage House Blonde Ale (5.9% abv): This is an easy drinking, well balanced craft ale! We blended a spicy, floral varietal of German hops that are often used in lagers with citrusy Northwest Cascade varietal that are a popular choice for American Pale Ales to compliment the toasty character of this refreshingly light ale!

Kirsche Me Under the Cherry Tree – Smoked Dunkelweizen (6.3% abv): This unique wheat beer uses smoked malt as an extra variety to the traditional malts used to brew a Dunkelweizen.  Dunkelweizens are hybrid beers that reflect the malty richness of a Munich Dunkel with the fruity yeast character and wheat profile of a Bavarian Weizen.  We used a barley malt that has been smoked over a cherry wood fire to add further complexity to the malty character. This wheat beer is malt forward and bready with a smoky and slight fruity background.

O’Briens Irish Red (5.6% abv): Intended to be an easy-drinking pint, this ale is malt focused. The light to medium body is garnet in color with deep red hues. The flavor is defined by moderate caramel malt sweetness with a toasty or toffee-like quality that transitions to the light taste of roasted grain, which lends a characteristic clean, dry finish.

Samuel Adams – Boston, Massachusetts

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager
(4.9% abv): This lager helped lead the American beer revolution, reviving a passion for full-bodied brews that are robust and rich with character.  Since 1984, Samuel Adams Boston Lager has used only the finest hand-selected ingredients to create this perfectly balanced, complex and full-bodied original brew. Hallertau Mittelfrueh and Tettnang Tettnanger Noble hops, Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend and Caramel 60.

Samuel Adams Octoberfest (5.3% abv): In 1810, Munich celebrated the wedding of their Crown Prince with a special beer. After 16 days the party ended, but the tradition continues. Our version of the classic Oktoberfest lager blends 5 roasted malts for a rich, hearty flavor while Bavarian Noble hops add a touch of bitterness.

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat (5.3% abv): Crisp and fruity with a hint of honey, this cherry brewed ale has surprising depth while being light on the palate. Made with Northern Michigan cherries!

Angry Orchard Crisp Apple (5.0% abv): This crisp and refreshing cider offers sweet apple notes up front with a subtle dryness at the finish for a balanced cider taste. A hint of Fuji apples adds a layer of complexity and brings out a fresh apple aroma and slightly sweet, ripe apple flavor.

Saugatuck Brewing Co. – Douglas, Michigan

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Continuum IPA
(8.0% abv): A brilliant Imperial IPA. Loads of hop goodness with a perfect balance of malt.

ESB/Amber (5.4% abv): A classic British style pub ale. Rich and malty with caramel and nutty aromas and flavors.

Oval Beach Blonde (5.2% abv): The perfect summer sipper craft beer! Biscuit and light malt notes with a crisp clean finish.

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Schmohz Brewery – Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Bone Crusher Stout
(6.4% abv): A robustly presented aggressive ale, built with 5 specialty malts and justly hopped to build a huge American stout, featuring smooth roasted-chocolate flavor and a big black malt finish. Two different hops secretively give a contrasting balance to the structured malts.

Treasure Chest ESB (5.3% abv): Extra Special Bitter is one of the most treasured styles of the English Ale heritage. The ESB Style is less bitter than a Pale Ale or India Pale Ale, and has a very mild yet delicate aftertaste. Schmohz Treasure Chest ESB has a mesmerizing crystal red hue that will guide you into a delicate balance of malts caressed by floral hops. Treasure Chest’s gently hop bite will meld well with spicy and aromatic foods and cheeses.

Hopknocker Imperial IPA (10% abv): After many nights of requests for something for a more serious Hop Heads, the brew staff pooled opinions and ideas. When a consensus could not be made they decided to throw it all in the pot. The resulting convergence of hops and barley fermented violently for several weeks, and produced an exceptional aromatic beer.

Razzmanian Devil (6.2% abv): Another twist from the fruit stained pages of the old homebrew journal, we bring you a bright Raspberry wheat to quench that summer thirst.

Oktoberfest (5.2% abv): Dark ale brewed for harvest festivals from dark wheat and pilsner malts. Lightly hopped and left sweet but never too sweet. Just in time for the fall colors.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Chico, California

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Pale Ale (5.6% abv): Pale Ale began as a home brewer’s dream, grew into an icon, and inspired countless brewers to follow a passion of their own. Its unique piney and grapefruit aromas from the use of whole-cone American hops have fascinated beer drinkers for decades and made this beer a classic, yet it remains new, complex and surprising to thousands of beer drinkers every day. It is—as it always has been—all natural, bottle conditioned and refreshingly bold.

Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale (5.5% abv): As the leaves on the Valley Oaks begin to tumble and fall, we reach for a beer with depth. Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale is our take on the classic brown ale, featuring roasted malt with full, complex toasted aromas and nutty flavor with the slightest hint of smoke. Sit back with a glass and watch as autumn’s yearly dance unfolds.

St. Ambrose Cellars – Beulah, Michigan

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Wild Ass Ginger Mead (6.0% abv): Our Draft or Session style mead is a lower alcohol version for quaffing on warm afternoons or any festive occasion. Mead is the world’s oldest known fermented beverage predating written history.

Razzmatazz (12% abv): Opulent raspberry and honey flavors with a clean crisp finish. Pairs existentially with chocolate, or delightful on it’s own as a dessert. Here’s to the Bee Goddess!

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Summit Brewing Co. – Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Summit Sága IPA
(6.4% abv): Named after the Norse goddess Sága, drinking companion of the God Odin. With a divine tropical fruit hop aroma and clean, assertive bitterness.

Summit Extra Pale Ale (5.2% abv): A pioneer in craft beer (hey, that rhymes), Summit EPA has been gracing the pint glasses of serious brew lovers since 1986. Bronze color. Gold medal-winning flavor. With caramel, biscuity malts superbly balanced with an earthy hop bite and juicy citrus.

Summit Oktoberfest (6.6% abv): Brewed in the classic Märzen style with Northern Brewer hops from Germany. Rich, toffee malt flavors up front with a clean hop finish as crisp as the autumn air. Unfortunately, like the fall colors, this seasonal beer is gone before you know it.

Uncle John's Cider Mill – St. Johns, Michigan

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American Cider

Apple Cider: Full-flavored, crisp and refreshing with just the right amount of carbonation. Its award-winning flavor comes from apples grown just steps from our winery.

Melded Cider: Made from traditional American and English apples, this cider has a soft tannic bite and crisp acidity.

Unity Vibration – Ypsilanti, Michigan

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Ginger Kombucha Beer (8.0% abv): “Triple Goddess” is a marriage of 30-day brewed Kombucha, organic dried hops and organic raw ginger root and fermented in oak bourbon barrels then bottle conditioned. The combination creates exquisite flavors that have depth and complexity.  Perfect sweet with sour with spice.  Pairs well with fresh veggies and salads, spicy meals, Indian & Thai cuisine, BBQ.

Raspberry Kombucha Beer (8.0% abv) - ”Triple Goddess” is a marriage of 30-day brewed Kombucha, organic dried hops and organic fresh raspberries aged and fermented in oak bourbon barrels then bottle conditioned. The combination creates exquisite flavors that have depth and complexity.  Incredible raspberry flavor and beautiful color.  Pairs well with fine cheeses, crackers, bread, cupcakes, dark chocolate, desserts and crepes.

Unity Vibration Blackberry Grape Kombucha Tea (1.0% abv): Artisan, hand-crafted Kombucha Tea. Brewed traditionally and not de-alcoholized or altered in any way. Therefore it can contain more than the legal limit of 0.5% alcohol by volume and you must be 21 to drink it. It is thus considered a beer. It contains organic fair-trade black tea, organic fair-trade evaporated cane juice and a culture of beneficial bacteria and yeast, plus cold-pressed organic blackberry and grape juice.  Pairs well with dark chocolate, savory and salty meals, desserts, cheese, and summer fruit.

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Weihenstephaner – Freising, Germany

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Hefeweizen (5.4% abv): Nothing refreshes you more than this naturally cloudy wheat beer with its wonderful yeasty fragrance and taste. Goes well with dishes that do not have too intensive a flavour, especially that Bavarian speciality ‘Weisswurst’ or white sausage.

Dunkel (5.3% abv): Supple, malty and mellow. Its harmonious flavour is the great strength of our dark wheat beer.

Vitus (7.7% abv): A light-coloured, spicy single-bock wheat beer, for both beer lovers and the beer connoisseur. Extra long and cold storage in our monastery cellars makes this single-bock a really special beer with full body and a distinctively great mouthfeel. Prost!

Festbier (5.8% abv): A full rich bodied, hoppy seasonal lager. Especially brewed for the Festbier season. This beer truly represents the Bavarian way of celebrating. Deep gold color, great mouthfeel and lots of flavor. Prost!

Woodchuck – Middlebury, Vermont

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Amber: The original Woodchuck. People liked it so much we made four more styles. The Amber is sweet (but not too sweet) with a nice golden color and crisp finish.

Fall Cider: There are few things as spectacular as fall in the Green Mountains that surround our cidery. When you add cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of American white oak, you either have yourself some mighty fine cider or your standard Vermont tourism cliche.

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***PLEASE NOTE: The breweries and flavors listed below joined us for the 2013 Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival. As the 2013 Summer Festival nears, we will update this list to reflect who will be joining us during the August 23 & 24, 2013 weekend!

Acoustic Draft Mead – Lake Ann, Michigan

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Cherry BzZz (6% abv): Michigan tart cherries and star thistle honey are balanced with herbs and spices for a refreshing beverage that has no earthly comparison. Cherry BzZz pairs great with fish, fowl, meats, cheese, bread, thirst and glassware.

BLUeZBeRi BzZz: Blueberries, pomegranate, and honey make the happiest Blues music on Earth.

JazZzBeRi: If an alcoholic beverage could be produced from the sounds coming from Miles Davis’ horn it would taste like this; a phrase of cran’, a voice of rasp’, a note of funk, and a crescendo of soul.

Harmonic BzZz (6% abv.):  This delicious blend of Cherry BzZz, Apple BzZz, and ‘honey BzZz evokes fruit flavors of pear and plum even tho it only has apple and cherry singing along with the honey.  Great with anything from fruit salads to spicy curried dishes.

Apple BzZz (6% abv.): Traditionally called a “Cyser”, Apple Bzzz  is crafted with 100%  Michigan apples (Ida Reds, Romes, Golden Delicious) and is a more complex alternative to traditional hard ciders. It has  seasonal notes of juicy apples dipped in honey with a delicate middle spiciness and a dry pear-like finish. It is absolutely sensual with pork, chicken, BBQ and spice cakes.

StrawBeri Rose BzZz: Whether you’re “drinking-in” the summer garden or drinking in the summer garden, enjoying the taste of fresh strawberries, honey and rose hip tea is the next best thing to BEING in a summer garden.

Please note: Acoustic Draft Meads blend well with each other to create your very own JaM SeSSioN BzZz. They also blend well with your favorite Porter, Stout, Belgian or other beer. Experiment and have fun. Guit’ BzZz’d, but Stay In Tune!

Arbor Brewing Co. – Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Ypsi Gypsy Pale Ale: A clean, light, hop-infused American Pale Ale with notes of citrus and fresh-baked bread.

Bollywood Blonde: Gorgeous copper-orange ale with a rich, enticing aroma of oranges and lemongrass. Crisp and refreshing on the palate. A perfect blend of malt, spice, and sweet and zesty hints of citrus.

Sacred Cow IPA: Coppery-gold hue with a full floral cascade hop aroma. Rich bready malts lay a perfect foundation for the profusion of tangy, citrusy hops that infuse this beer with a distinct ruby-red grapefruit quality that starts on the palate and lingers through a long satisfying finish.

Espresso Love Breakfast Stout: Oatmeal and 20 pounds of fresh roasted coffee from the Ugly Mug Café contribute to a mildly chalky espresso character balanced by a rich, sweet creamy maltiness. Coffee finish dissolves into chocolate with a slight roasty bitterness.

Arcadia Ales – Battle Creek, Michigan

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Cocoa Loco: This triple chocolate stout is a unique interpretation of the style, combining three different chocolate malts, cacao nibs and 63 percent semi-sweet chocolate, creating a sinfully delicious brew. The addition of blackstrap molasses produces an earthy, caramelized tone in an already complex flavor profile. It’s creamy, milkshake-like mouthfeel earns this beer the distinction of being dessert in glass.

Hoprocket: This Double Imperial IPA has an assertive aroma of sticky, resinous hops (mostly Summit) and an equally complex flavor profile including notes of grapefruit, lemon peel, spruce and cellared mushrooms. Although the flavor focuses on hops, a trio of malts balances this beer to a delicious level of palatability with hints of caramel, toffee and freshly-baked biscuits.

Toaster Flight: A blonde ale that presents itself in a golden color topped with a white frothy head.  Aromas of whole grain crackers and distinct fruity esters from our signature Ringwood yeast carry through into the flavor, where they are balanced out by subtle noble hops.  Toaster Fight finishes slightly dry, yet leaves a gentle malty sweetness on the tongue, reminding you it’s time for another sip.

16th Anniversary Ale: An easy drinker, our ARCADIA 16 pours a hazy, pale orange with a tight cream-colored head. An initial burst grassy, Noble hops gives away to a nutty, malty finish with just a touch of smoked malt. With pale wheat malt making up. 45% of the grain bill, the beer finishes with a crisp snap that will have you asking for another.

Atwater Brewery – Detroit, Michigan

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VJ Black Imperial Stout: A huge Imperial Stout based on our best seller. Thick, Black as Tar and Brewed with 6 different malts and Barley flakes and Magnum Hops. The rest is a secret.

Dirty Blonde Wheat: Made with un-malted wheat, coriander and orange peel, a flavorful and refreshing beer served year round.

Grand Circus IPA: The IPA that craft fans have been waiting for. The one that epitomizes Grand Circus Park. A nice and easy, deliciously hoppy IPA – only 5% ABV and works perfect with a day in the park. Available in cans.

Bavik Brewery – Bavikhove, Belgium

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Wittekerke: Charms you with its own character, smooth taste and a unique delicious aroma. A very pleasant drink, light in alcohol with a crisp and refreshing flavor. Wittekerke is always served cold, but in taking your time to enjoy it, you will find more flowery and spring flavors towards the end of your glass. Although the hoppy bitterness is an underlying taste, it is never dominant. Perfect white head.

Petrus Winter Ale: Brown ale base with more bready character– hints of Christmas spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and coriander.

Beards Brewery – Petoskey, Michigan

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PomeGalactic: Galaxy hops lend this beer a pomegranate and fruity essence

The Long Straw: Light, crisp and malty

Serendipity Porter: Sweet, smooth, this porter has a pronounced chocolatey flavor with a subtle smokiness

Victorious: Focused on the hop flavor with a complex malt bill, this pale ale is multifaceted with a bitter finish

Bell’s Brewery – Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Amber Ale: Deftly balances a mixture of toasted grain & light caramel notes with a range of floral, citrus and herbal hop notes, capped by a clean bitterness. This balance of flavors makes Amber Ale quite versatile as a food pairing option, not to mention being rather tasty in its own right. Whether serving as a jumping point to other styles or as a familiar standby, Amber Ale is central to the Bell’s portfolio.

Midwestern Pale: This is Bell’s Pale Ale’s facelift. Brewed with barley from our farm in central Michigan, Midwestern Pale Ale stands apart from the model of completely hop-dominated pale ales, offering a noticeable degree of malt body to counter the hop bitterness. A blend of floral & herbal hop notes provide the aromatic & flavor highlights, alongside the distinctive contribution of our house ale yeast. A crisp bitterness finishes the experience without being harsh.

Oarsman: Designed as a flavorful session beer, Oarsman Ale uses a classic German brewing technique to impart a light, refreshing tartness. Oarsman Ale grew out of a desire to explore the tradition of session beers, trading intensity for finesse while still creating a worthwhile experience for the taster. The grain bill includes a healthy portion of wheat, while citrusy hops lend bright notes to the aroma. Fermented with Bell’s house ale yeast, Oarsman comes in at 4.0% alcohol by volume. Rather than being the dominant flavor note, the tartness in Oarsman takes on more of a palate-cleansing role, making it perfect for pairing with food.

This One Goes To 11: Opens with bright, juicy aromas such as tropical fruits & ripe cherries, largely derived from massive kettle & dry-hop additions of Southern Hemisphere hop varieties such as Galaxy, Motueka, and Summer. The citrus & resinous pine notes of the Pacific Northwest hop family are also well represented, making their presence known through Simcoe, Citra, and the newly released Mosaic varietal, just to name a few. A wide range of specialty malts anchor the hops in this Imperial Red Ale, contrasting the assertive bitterness and juicy aromatics with a robust, toasty depth of flavor. Fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, This One Goes to 11 finishes with a lingering warmth.

Hopslam Ale: Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell’s Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell’s repertoire. Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style.

Sparkling Ale: Conceived as an American interpretation of the classic Belgian Triple, Sparkling Ale combines notes of cloves, honey and dried fruits from a blend of two Abbey-style yeast strains with citrusy hops from the Pacific Northwest to offer a heady, fragrant mix. These aromas are enhanced by an effervescent carbonation, while a degree of residual malt sweetness serves to balance the complex array of flavors.

Smitten Golden Rye Ale: Drawn from one of our oldest recipes, Smitten Ale began as part of a series of rye beers at our Eccentric Café. The combination of sharp citrus & resinous flavors from the hops with the earthy, rustic overtones of the rye malt contribution yield an interesting take on the American Pale Ale.

Two Hearted Ale: Bell’s Two Hearted Ale is defined by its intense hop aroma and malt balance. Hopped exclusively with the Centennial hop varietal from the Pacific Northwest, massive additions in the kettle and again in the fermenter lend their characteristic grapefruit and pine resin aromas. A significant malt body balances this hop presence; together with the signature fruity aromas of Bell’s house yeast, this leads to a remarkably drinkable American-style India Pale Ale.

Special Double Cream Stout: Special Double Cream Stout derives its name from its smooth, creamy texture, not the ingredients. Completely dairy-free, this stout blends ten different specialty malts to yield a remarkable depth of flavor. With only a touch of burnt notes, Special Double Cream Stout focuses on the softer, cocoa & espresso-like aspects of roasted malt.

Big Sky Brewing Co. – Missoula, Montana

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Cowboy Coffee Porter: Big Sky Brewing’s Cowboy Coffee Porter has it – roast malt flavors, a crisp hoppy edge, and infused coffee flavor. This limited release seasonal is only around for a short time, so strike while the iron’s hot.

Moose Drool: Moose Drool is one of the nation’s premier brown ales. For a dark beer it is extremely drinkable and an excellent complement to most foods. Four different malts are used in this brew. We also do four hop additions consisting of a combination of East Kent Goldings, Liberty, and Willamette.

Big Sky IPA: In Montana, many classic memories are made right after someone says, “Hold my beer and watch this.” These bold assertive moments deserve a bold and assertive beer – Big Sky IPA. Distinct hop presence and malty backbone will leave you refreshed and ready for your moment of glory. So hang on tight and enjoy the ride!

Blue Point Brewing Co. – Patchogue, Long Island, New York

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Toasted Lager: Our flagship Toasted Lager still has the same toasted flavor it was named for. Copper in color, our most popular and unique brew is made from six different malts, including English Pale, Crystal, Munich, Carapils, Wheat, and Belgian Caravienna. Toasted Lager’s balanced flavor of malt and hops makes for easy drinking and the special lager yeast we use produces an exceptional, long-lasting smooth finish.

Hoptical Illusion: Our classic, American-style India Pale Ale (IPA) features a rare hop grown exclusively on a small farm in Oregon. One taste and you’ll understand why we bought the entire crop. Our Hoptical Illusion IPA is brewed with a generous amount of this select hop that’s added five different ways for maximum hop flavor. The delicious, resiny, citrus-burst that you taste is the “Essence of the Hop” which is balanced by a malty backbone yielding an intense, golden ale.

RastafaRye Ale: No children, no cry! In true Rastafarian spirit – drinking our RastafaRye Ale directly benefits underprivileged kids. Everything is Irie with our award-winning RastafaRye Ale, a hearty rye malt, blended with fresh West Coast hops resulting in a delicious, deep copper ale with just the right amount of rye flavor to offset the spicy, floral characteristics of the hops. The Blue Point Brewing Company donates a portion of all RastafaRye Ale sales to They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO), a Taj Weekes charity foundation that helps orphaned and underprivileged children in the Caribbean and around the world: www.theyoftencryoutreach.org

White IPA: Our White IPA is an unfiltered European-style white ale with a fresh American IPA finish. Brewed with malted and unmalted wheat and just the right amount of west coast hops, it’s fermented with German yeast to give it a perfectly balanced character with less bitterness than traditional IPAs.

Boston Beer Co. – Boston, Massachusetts

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Angry Orchard Crisp Apple: This crisp and refreshing cider offers sweet apple notes upfront with a subtle dryness at the finish for a balanced cider taste. The addition of Fuji apples adds a layer of complexity and brings out a fresh apple aroma and slightly sweet, ripe apple flavor.

Boston Lager: Samuel Adams Boston Lager® is an excellent example of the fundamentals of a great beer, offering a full, rich flavor that is both balanced and complex.  that unique flavor is the result of a perfect combination of our signature hand selected ingredients and a traditional four vessel brewing process. Samuel Adams Boston Lager uses only the finest ingredients including two-row malted barley and Bavarian Noble hops.  The sole use of two-row barley not only imparts a full, smooth body but also gives the beer a wide spectrum of malt flavor ranging from slightly sweet to roasted.

Alpine Spring: Brewed especially for the season, this bright citrusy unfiltered lager is both satisfying and refreshing. It’s the perfect transition from winter’s heavier brews to the lighter beers of summer. Borne of our brewers’ many trips to Germany, Alpine Spring features a unique blend of lager attributes: the balanced maltiness and hoppiness of a Helles, the smoothness and slightly higher alcohol of a traditional spring bock, and the unfiltered appearance of a Kellerbier. The beer is brewed with Tettnang Noble hops to add a unique, bright orange-citrusy aroma and flavor.

Cherry Wheat: Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat® follows the centuries old American tradition of brewing beer with native ingredients, in this case Michigan cherries. The sweet, fruitiness of the cherries is balanced against the crisp, cereal note from the malted wheat and the subtle citrus flavor from the Noble hops.  A touch of honey is also added for sweetness.  The end result is a sweet, refreshing beer that is light on the palate but long on complexity.

Brewery Ferment – Traverse City, Michigan

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45th Parallale: Our pale ale, named for the parallel at which Traverse City is located, is brewed with locally grown hops. We use traditional American varieties (Cascade, Centennial and Willamette). This beer flows over fresh whole hops on the way to your glass. This unique serving technique brings forth notes of grapefruit and orange and hints of pine and flowers.

Worker’s Daily: This cream ale drinks like a lager – it starts with a sweet malt flavor, followed by a mind hop bitterness, but finishes with a restrained fruitiness due to the cooler-than-usual ale fermentation.

Dunkelweizenspice: Stimulate your palate with a tantalizing custom blend of herbs and spices.  This brew features a house sourness to create a flavorful and unique beer.

Brewery Vivant – Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Solitude Belgian Amber Ale: Monks have been brewing beer in Belgium for centuries. Their beers have been some of the most sought after in the world. Solitude is made in the tradition of the famous brewing monks of the Abbeys of Belgium. This beer is deep mahogany in color, malt forward with hints of caramel, pear & raisin.

Rule 48 of St Benedict:
“for then are they monks in truth, if they live by the work of their hands”

Often people ask what spices are in this beer.  There are none.  The spiciness comes from a special yeast that we use from an Abbey Brewery in Belgium.  Our secret is that we do not rush this beer. We give it the time it needs to work its magic.  You can not be in a rush to make great beer.

Triomphe Belgian IPA: Triomphe is made with a classic Belgian style yeast strain that gives the complexity and slight sweetness you may expect from a Belgian style ale. The beer then reaches deeper providing a smack-down of American grown hops to turn the style on its head. It has a light caramel color, is strongly bitterwith a fruity citrus aroma. This beer style is a nod to the American craft beer movement.  Brewers from around the world have been inspired by Belgian beers for hundreds of years.  This is the first time I am aware of that Belgian brewers have been inspired by what we are doing here in the US.  This style uses classic Belgian techniques and then infuses it with American hops to give you a “best of both worlds” kind of scenario. Enjoy!

Tart Side of the Moon: description to come

Helen (Blue Franc Barrel Aged Farmhand): description to come

Brouwerij Huyghe – Melle, Belgium

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Delirium Noel: When the seasons’ spectrums have changed from a vivid rainbow of flora, fauna and fair weather to a monochrome blanket of snow, slush and frigid temperatures, so must one’s beer. A spicy, crimson brew that completes the Delirium Trilogy (including Tremens and Nocturnum), Delirium de Noel will bring color and zest back  to the cold winter months and to your cheeks. With its combination of an invigoratingly sharp and peppery character, stirring bitterness and that rare, crisp winter freshness of flavor, your inevitable fondness for the subtle, yet familiar nuances of piquant Delirium de Noel will last through the seasons! Be sure to make plans to stay in when you pour out this memorable holiday beer, as its stout 10% alcohol content should keep you from going out in the cold more so than any blizzard ever could!

Brouwerij Van Steenberge – Evergem, Belgium

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Monk’s Café Flemish Sour Ale
: Mildy tart sour ale. Light bodied with a lactic/sour nose and a bit of sweet and sour in the finish. Very refreshing!

Chateau de Leelanau – Suttons Bay, Michigan

Cheboygan Brewing Co. – Cheboygan, Michigan

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Lighthouse Amber
: A German style Alt that has a brilliant amber hue. Its light tan head is thick, retaining, and laces the glass all the way down. Lighthouse Amber has a silky-smooth medium body. A Noble hop aroma up front finishes with a Carmel malt nose. Our old world brewing method brings out a light toasted-bread flavor you’ll want to savor again and again. It’s a mouthwatering and thirst quenching delight. The distinctive flavor of this delicious Alt comes from our unique blend of malt. Our malted barleys are all German strains and grown in the Midwest. The malt strains are grown under the strictest guidelines specifically for the brewing industry, and we buy only the best.

La Cervesa: Brewed in the Mexican-Bohemian tradition, we use five different styles of malted barley with flaked maize and blended with noble German hops to impart a dry crisp character that is great on its own or complements the addition of lime perfectly! It’s lower in alcohol than our Lighthouse Amber and a perfect thirst quencher for the hot humid days of summer.

Winter Marzen: Brewed with 100% German Malt and Noble German Hops. This Lager is smooth and creamy with a pronounced malt character, similar to our Oktoberfest Marzen, yet stronger to help fend off the bitter cold of winter.

Dark Horse Brewing Co. – Marshall, Michigan

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One Oatmeal
: Number one in a series of five stouts produced to help ease you through the cold and grey midwestern winters. This beer is full bodied with hints of chocolate, roasted barley, coffee flavors and a nice creamy head.

Too Cream: Number two in a series of five stouts – this beer is made with milk sugar (lactose) which gives this beer a nice creamy mouth feel which mingles with hints of chocolate and roasty flavors.

Tres Blueberry: Number three in a series of five stouts – a full bodied stout made with all malted barley and blueberry. Flavors of chocolate, roast malt and light blueberry make up the palate with lots of fruity blueberry aroma.

Fore Smoked: Number four in a series of five stouts – brewed with all malted barley and peat malt (smoked malt). This beer is full bodied with chocolate, roasted barley flavors, and a smokey almost BBQ finish.

Crooked Tree IPA: The Crooked Tree is heavily dry hopped to give it a big aroma of pine and citrus. The flavors are big, yet very balanced between fresh hops and malt. Often described as “grapefruit” our hops give this beer an excellent fruit flavor that finishes dry, crisp, and clean. It will pour a nice deep copper color with a bit of haziness.

Raspberry Ale: This is a light bodied easy drinking ale. We only use real raspberries so the flavor is very mild fruit and balanced, not what you would expect from a “fruit” beer.

Amber Ale: Inspired by almost everything from Belgium (beer, women, mussels) we thought it would be cool to give our Amber a little Belgian love. So we used a yeast that is ALMOST like a Belgian yeast strain. You’ll notice it in the aroma but mostly in the flavor. Mild hints of light fruit and clove are present at the very end of the sip.

Scotty Karate Scotch Ale: Named after a local one-man-band who plays an amazing slurry of honky tonk influenced, punk country songs. In his own words: “Smells like a fresh caramel apple with a hint of cinnamon inside of cranberry shortbread. Or maybe fresh home made hard candy (from home economics class-7th grade). Tastes like a smokey chocolate chip cookie, wild roadside cherry-asparagus, woody, crispy leaf on a fall day.”

Thirsty Trout Porter: This porter pours dark brown, nearly black with a nice off-white head. The aroma is very rich in roasted chocolate malts and coffee beans. Lots of caramel with a mild sugary sweetness. The flavor starts very strong on the chocolate malt side, but mellows out in the middle with some nuttiness and fruit notes, finishing with floral hops.

Double Crooked Tree IPA: This beer double the flavor and alcohol of the Crooked Tree IPA (above). Big hops balanced with tons of malt give this beer a huge body. DCT gets really mellow and smooth with some age. After a year or two stored in a cool dark place you’ll notice the heavy caramel and malt flavors are trying to sneak past the hops.

Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock: This is a true dopplebock and Dark Horse Brewing’s only publicly distributed lager. It was so normal that we couldn’t stand it so we made it into a coffee dopplebock. We use fare trade organic coffee from our friends at The Ugly Mug Cafe in Ypsilanti, MI.

Filling Station Microbrewery – Traverse City, Michigan

Finch's Beer Company – Chicago, Illinois

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Fascist Pig Imperial Red Ale: description to come

Secret Stache Vanilla Stout: description to come

Golden Wing Golden Ale: Finch’s Blonde Ale is an easy drinking and approachable American craft beer. It has a moderately sweet malty aroma and is deep gold in color. We like to think of this particular one as more of a ‘Dirty Blonde.’ When you first pour it, a soft lacey foam clings to the glass as malty aromas fill your nose and linger to the final sip. Upon finish, this blonde turns heads with a smooth finish and a touch of bitterness in the aftertaste. Enjoy this medium-bodied craft beer anytime of year.

Cut Throat Pale Ale: Finch’s Pale Ale is a refreshing experience from the pop of the top. Its fresh and hoppy taste with just enough supporting malt makes it easy to kick back more than just one. Our late kettle additions of American hop varieties and dry hopping techniques make this beer one of our favorites. The citrus hop character balanced with a malty backbone creates a delicious, accessible pale ale that is sure to satisfy with every sip. Enjoy this pale with just about any pairing of your choice.

Forty-Five North Winery – Lake Leelanau, Michigan

Founders Brewing Co. – Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Dirty Bastard 
(scotch style ale: So good it’s almost wrong. Dark ruby in color and brewed with seven varieties of imported malts. Complex in finish, with hints of smoke and peat, paired with a malty richness and a right hook of hop power to give it the bad attitude that a beer named Dirty Bastard has to live up to. Ain’t for the wee lads.

Centennial IPA: Get ready to bask in the glory of the frothy head’s floral bouquet. Relish the citrus accents from the abundance of dry hopping. This one’s sweet, yet balanced. Malty undertones shake hands with the hop character for a finish that never turns too bitter.

Backwoods Bastard (ale aged in oak bourbon barrels): Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts, a bit of earthy spice, and a scintilla of dark fruit. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.

Breakfast Stout (double chocolate coffee oatmeal stout): The coffee lover’s consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and Sumatra and Kona coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever.

Curmudgeon Old Ale: Think classic seafaring ports, local pubs, and weathered old fishermen. This old ale is brewed with molasses and an insane focus on the malt bill, then oak-aged. The result is a strong, rich, malty delight that’s deceptively smooth and drinkable.

Imperial Stout: Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley, this stout is smooth as silk, yet complex and rich in body. Serve this guy at cellar temperature. Put another log on the fire, sit back and enjoy the friendship of this ultimate winter warmer.

KBS (stout ale aged in oak bourbon barrels): What we’ve got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Makes your taste buds squeal with delight.

Vintage: Curmudgeon 2012, Imperial Stout 2012, KBS 2012

Frankenmuth Brewery – Frankenmuth, Michigan

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Batch 69 American-Style India Pale Ale
: A medium light bodied India Pale Ale with an intense hop aroma and flavor. This IPA will wake up your senses to fine American hops to discover tastes of citrus, flowers and pine.

Hefeweizen Ale: A sweet mixture of spices & fruit with hints of clove and banana, this refreshingly pale German wheat is top fermented, unfiltered and lightly hopped to achieve its smooth, pleasant flavor and unmistakable cloudy appearance.

Frankenmuth Harvest: A delicate pale ale brewed with large amounts of fresh hops, used within 48 hours of harvesting. This Harvest Ale has a wonderful refreshing flavor with a hint of grassy and pine notes accented with citrus from the American hops. A once a year beer you will look forward to every harvest! Viva La Harvest!

Munich Style Dunkel Lager: Named for the city it calls home, this German style lager has a distinguished dark appearance and a notably smooth sweet balanced flavor. The result gives our Dunkel a flavor of toasted bread and a malty finish.

Goose Island Beer Co. – Chicago, Illinois

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Matilda
: Wild in character, with a slightly fruity aroma and a spicy yeast flavor that is as unique as it is satisfying – Matilda is an intriguing choice for beer and wine lovers alike. Dry and quenching, it’s the perfect accompaniment at the dining table or for casually socializing at the bar.

IPA: Our India Pale Ale recalls a time when ales shipped from England to India were highly hopped to preserve their distinct taste during the long journey. The result is a hop lover’s dream with a fruity aroma, set off by a dry malt middle, and long hop finish.

Bourbon County Stout: Brewed in honor of the 1000th batch at our original Clybourn brewpub. A liquid as dark and dense as a black hole with thick foam the color of a bourbon barrel. The nose is an intense mix of charred oak, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and smoke. One sip has more flavor than your average case of beer.

Great Lakes Brewing Co. – Cleveland, Ohio

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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
: A complex, roasty porter with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and bold hop presence.

Tripel Dog Dare: A Belgian tripel with mild fruity and spicy flavors

Blackout Stout: A Russian imperial stout with rich malt body and bold hop flavor.

Conway’s Irish Ale: A malty Irish ale with a notable toasty flavor derived from lightly roasted malt.

Burning River Pale Ale: An assertively hopped American pale ale with citrusy and piney Cascade hops.

Greenbush Brewing Co. – Sawyer, Michigan

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Anger Black IPA: A haughty black India Pale Ale with a bit of pent-up attitude for those “special” days. An addicting little cascadian Black IPA using Belgian dark malts and dry-hopped for intense aroma. Release some bottled-up Anger and learn to enjoy life a little.

Mammoth Weizenbock: The Winter Weizenbock. This one rises up from the depths of winter to breathe new life into the old beast (that’s you, bub). Mammoth is what the name implies and if you don’t know what that means, try a glass or two.

Jadis Winter White Ale: A Winter White Ale because what else is Winter? The cold sets in and hangs for months it seems. Everything slows down. Time warps… and you’re covered with a wash of white. Thought I meant winter, didn’t you? Jadis will take you away from winter, even if temporarily.

Brother Ben Double IPA: Prepare to be Mystified. Be prepared, be prepared I say, to receive the mighty powerful taste of this truly heavenly Imperial India Pale Ale! It is a true force of nature my children! It’s a mystification!

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales – Dexter, Michigan

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E.S. Bam
(extra special farmhouse ale): A bam celebration of excess. More malt, more hops same vivacious personality as the Bam Biére.

Noel De Calabaza: Deep mahogany and malty, layered hops, figs, raisins, sugar plums, and cashews betwixt rum-laden truffles.

Oro De Calabaza (artisan golden ale): Brewed in the Franco-Belgian tradition of strong golden ales. Spicy and peppery with a gentle hop bouquet and the beguiling influence of wild yeast.

Luciernaga – “The Firefly” (artisan pale ale): Brewed in the Grand Cru tradition. Enjoy its golden effervescence and gentle hop aroma. Coriander and Grains of Paradise round out the spicy palate, melting oh-so-softly into a silken finish of hoppiness and bliss!

La Parcela (pumpkin ale): Packed with real pumpkins, hints of spice and a gentle kiss of cacao to lighten the soul. An easy everyday way to fill your squashy quotient. Not to be missed.

Weizen Bam Biére: Ruddy golden, with yeast-driven esters of banana, spicy clove, and nutmeg all wrapped up with a generous dose of rapscillion delight.

Keweenaw Brewing Co. – Houghton, Michigan

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Widow Maker Black Ale
: Don’t let its looks deceive you. Clean and smooth, easy on the hops and easy on the palate; this light bodied ale has a surprising depth of malt flavors with pleasant hints of a smoky molasses.

Pick Axe Blonde Ale: The lightest in our family of ales, a true single malt. Refreshing to taste, gorgeous to look at and a great introduction to the extraordinary world of craft-brewed Michigan beers. This light golden ale comes with a distinctive malt flavor and just a kiss of hops.

November Gale Pale Ale: A golden pale ale, this beer has medium malt character, assertive hop flavor and bitterness with a distinctive fruity aroma and citrus finish.

Red Jacket Amber Ale: Medium bodied and lightly hopped, this classic Oktoberfest-style ale is brewed in tribute to the Red Jacket Mine of what is now Calumet and to the glory days of the copper industry in the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Liftbridge Brown Ale: Reportedly the widest and heaviest double-decked lift bridge in the world, the Portage Lake Lift Bridge connects the cities of Houghton and Hancock here in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. So get a lift from this American Brown Ale – a rich, dark brown color, complex malt flavor with hints of chocolate and caramel and a mild hop finish.

Olde Ore Dock Scotch Ale: A traditional Scottish ale, this darker beer focuses on malt color and flavor with hops being almost imperceptible. This ale, aged with American Red Oak, finishes crisp and a wee bit sweet.

Left Foot Charley – Traverse City, Michigan

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Cinnamon Girl Hard Cider (served warm): Cinnamon and apples, each grown on land separated by great oceans and cultural divides, represent symbiosis in flavor. It is amazing that this flavor combination was ever discovered. We are not inventing anything new by aging cider with cinnamon sticks. Grandma played with these ingredients back when baseball didn’t have a designated hitter! That’s right pitchers in both leagues used to have swing the bat…hmmm…strategy. Heck, we serve this cider out of the very same fridge she used for storing the leftover apple pie back in 1947! We chose the Korjinte/Sumatra cinnamon for this cider. It is stronger, more spicy and textural than Ceylon (some would say Real) cinnamon. The bark of this shrub was aged in the cider to impart that gentle spice and warmth you know so well. A touch of sweetness balances the flavors and the bubbles just make it fun.

Magic Hat Brewing Co. – South Burlington, Vermont

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#9 – Not Quite Pale Ale
: A beer cloaked in secrecy. An ale whose mysterious and unusual palate will swirl across your tongue and ask more questions than it answers. A sort of dry, crisp, refreshing, not-quite pale ale. #9 is really impossible to describe because there’s never been anything else quite like it.

Seasonal – Heart of Darkness: Our inky-black stout has a smooth, round palate with a dreamlike undercurrent of bittersweet chocolate. This dense liquid-silk summoned hope from hibernation and balanced winter’s endless white snows with a rich swirl of creamy black rapture.

Winter Hop Tour – Encore: A genre-blending mix of an American wheat beer and a traditional India Pale Ale. Encore is hopped  and dry-hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo hops, and has a pleasant grapefruit aroma that compliments its subtly sweet malty backbone. Grab a lighter and get up front!

Midland Brewing Co. – Midland, Michigan

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Copper Harbor Ale
: Copper colored, clear ale with off-white head. Smooth, crisp, easy drinking. Lite hop aroma, slight grainy flavor. Delicate malt finish. Great opportunity to expose the non craft beer drinker to craft beer. Falls somewhere between an amber ale and a red ale.

3 Mile Marker Hefe Weizen: Slightly cloudy yellow wheat ale with off-white head. Lite sweet banana flavor with a hint of clove on the front end. Lingering banana notes thru-out. Delicate mouth feel. Great served with a slice of orange.

Dublin St. Stout: Dark brown, opaque ale with tan long lasting head. Roast coffee aroma with a hint of cocoa that carries thru to the taste. Malt forward bitter roasted notes, that linger on the finish. Well balanced, very drinkable beer that will appeal to the die hard stout fan, but more importantly the beer drinker that has always said, “I don’t like dark beer.”

Midland Pale Ale: Dark straw colored, clear ale with frothy white head. Nice pleasant hop aroma, with balanced hop flavor. Lingering hop finish without being bitter.

Mount Pleasant Brewing Co. – Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

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Sacred Gruit Ale: What is gruit you might ask? Gruit is a blend of herbs that brewers added to their beer in the renaissance times if not before. Herbs are an essential ingredient in beer, both as a preservative and to counterbalance the bitterness and flavoring. Herbs were the only thing used prior to the extensive use of hops. Sacred Gruit ale is a pale ale brewed with primary combination of three mild to moderate herbs yarrow, sweet gale (myrtle) and marsh rosemary (wild rosemary). Don’t be afraid to go hopless, you never know – you might just like it!!!!

Train Wreck: Approach with caution. This one will sneak up on you! Brewed to keep us warm in the winter months, but easily enjoyable any time of the year. Syrup and honey give this beer an irresistible sweetness that makes it impossible to have just one. No matter what you pair this one with make sure you get plenty to eat or you might find out how this beer got its name.

Steam Engine Stout: This brew is not for the faint of heart! No sissies, please. Devout beer lovers will love this dark, rich, full bodied stout. We like to say that our Steam Engine Stout is a classic, sweet stout it is, but this brew goes above and beyond your average stout. One of our patrons even calls it his Mistress so we would go as far to say that this brew is home-wrecking good. Pair it with the Soon-to-be-Famous Cheese Steak for a great meal in our Tap Room, or grab a growler or 6 pack and take it home, this brew is complimentary to heavy pasta dishes, lasagna, pizza, game dishes, or chocolate desserts. Of course, our stout is absolutely delightful on its own, if we do say so ourselves. If you enjoy our stout, you will also love our Hobos Breath Brown Ale.

Railyard Raspberry Wheat | An American style wheat mixed with 100% fresh raspberry juice: Stand back. This is a beer brewed with raspberries, not a raspberry beer. The real raspberry juice we use adds something special to this wheat ale rather than taking something away. It can be, and is, enjoyed by all types of beer drinkers. It especially pairs well with fruit salads or just about any type of dessert. Or, consider it a dessert all on its own; who doesn’t enjoy beer for dessert? And, just because this beer has fruit, don’t think it is some powder-puff beer. Even the most rugged mountain man will enjoy this one.

New Belgium Brewing Co. – Fort Collins, Colorado

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Fat Tire
: Named in honor of our co-founder’s bike trip through Europe, Fat Tire Amber Ale marks a turning point in the young electrical engineer’s home brewing. Belgian beers use a far broader palette of ingredients (fruits, spices, esoteric yeast strains) than German or English styles. Together with co-founder, Kim Jordan, they traveled around sampling their homebrews to the public. Fat Tire won fans with its sense of balance: toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness.

Ranger IPA: Bring out the hops! This clear amber beauty bursts at the starting gate with an abundance of hops: Cascade (citrus), Chinook (floral/citrus), and Simcoe (fruity) lead off the beer, with Cascade added again for an intense dry hop flavor. Brewed with pale and dark caramel malts that harmonize the hop flavor from start to finish, Ranger is a sessionable splendor for all you hopinistas. Thank your Beer Ranger!

Trippel: Our Trippel Belgian Style Ale (pronounced triple) opens with a bold blast of hops that slowly gives way to the fruity esters implied by our Belgian yeast strain. In the Belgian tradition of brewing singles, doubles and triples, Trippel is the strongest with the longest fermentation. Remarkably smooth and complex, our bottle-conditioned Trippel is spiced with a trace of coriander.

Snow Day: Pleasantly hoppy, Snow Day carries the subtle chocolate and caramel flavors of a new brewing malt known as Midnight Wheat. The Styrian Golding, Centennial and Cascade hops bring the backbone of hoppy bitterness to complement the roasty undertones. This beer is the deep garnet of a roasted walnut and presents a creamy tan head, floating artfully atop. Snow Day is bold and hoppy, drinkable and strong. It reminds you to enjoy the unexpected.

Dig: Unearth your bottle-opener because this Pale Ale is something you can Dig. Sorachi Ace hops provides a fresh Spring zing with incredible lemon aroma. Nelson Sauvin is next in line with bursts of passion fruit, mango and peach. American favorites, Cascade and Centennial round out this crisp, clean Pale Ale. Dig in!
Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout: Serving up cold and jet black, this imperial stout should be taken seriously for about one minute as the dark foam builds. Then, enjoy its velvety chocolate-covered smoothness and delicious aroma of sustainably-grown, locally roasted coffee.

Biere de Garde: New Belgium and Michigan’s own Brewery Vivant each stuck a hand in the mitten for this wonderful collaboration. A bright Biere de Garde with a pale copper sheen, this beer is brewed with pale malt, and some oats for creaminess. Hopped with Sorachi Ace to reinforce the citrus bite from the bergamot addition, the Brewery Vivant Collaboration is refreshing, and strong. A hint of clove from Vivant’s house yeast brings a spice bite to the extra dry finish. Enjoy with friends.

La Folie: La Folie Wood-Aged Biere, is our original wood-conditioned beer, resting in French Oak barrels between one and three years before being bottled. Peter Bouckaert, came to us from Rodenbach home of the fabled sour red. Our La Folie emulates the spontaneous fermentation beers of Peter s beloved Flanders with sour apple notes, a dry effervescence, and earthy undertones.

Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout: Serving up cold and jet black, this imperial stout should be taken seriously for about one minute as the dark foam builds. Then, enjoy its velvety chocolate-covered smoothness and delicious aroma of sustainably-grown, locally roasted coffee.

New Holland Brewing Co. – Holland, Michigan

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Dragon’s Milk: The beer you hold in your hand, Dragon’s Milk, is a crown jewel of New Holland Brewing Company. It is the unrivaled result of painstaking processes – both creative and scientific. We could tell you about the centuries-old tradition of the term, Dragon’s Milk, or we could tell you about the history, craftsmanship and challenges of what’s important, the beer inside this bottle. Roasty malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones, all dancing in an oak bath. Pairings: red meat, smoked foods, balsamic, rich cheese & dark chocolate.

Charkoota Rye Smoked Doppelbock: Charkoota Rye is a Smoked Rye Dopplebock. An homage to all things Pig, including Porkapalooza and the age-old tradition of Charcuterie, Charkoota Rye’s malty backbone is derived from a blend of rye and four other malts, including malted barley smoked over cherry wood. Its smoke-forward body is balanced with tones of deep mollasses and caramel, with a crisp, clean lager finish.
Delightful by itself, Charkoota is best served with its succulent counterpart, Pork. www.SaveGasEatPork.com

Mad Hatter: India Pale Ale, Dry Hopped for a distinctive, floral hop aroma: subtly balanced with delicious malt notes. Pairings: spicy dishes, greens, and aged cheeses.

Pilgrim’s Dole Wheatwine: Pilgrim’s Dole is a barleywine-style ale made with fifty percent wheat malt, or what we at New Holland call a wheatwine. Pilgrim’s Dole blends warming and slightly sweet flavors with a unique caramelized character. It would be an excellent accent to nutty dishes, fruit crisps or creme brulee. During the 14th century, the term “Pilgrim’s Dole” described the rations of bread and ale given to nourish wayfarers on their holy pilgrimage. At New Holland, Pilgrim’s Dole is brewed for the cultural explorer of today. It is a rewarding discovery on the road to enlightenment. Whether in a snifter or from your rucksack, Pilgrim’s Dole will enhance any experience and is certain to incite wanderlust and to fuel adventure. It is a barleywine-style ale made with fifty percent wheat malt, or what we at New Holland call wheatwine. Pilgrim’s Dole blends warming and slightly sweet flavors with a unique caramelized character.

North Peak Brewing Co. – Traverse City, Michigan

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Diabolical
: An aggressively hopped IPA, with a nice caramel sweetness. This brew features multiple hop additions which provide an abundance of flavor & aroma. Citrus, pine, mint, and floral notes can’t be missed while enjoying this North Peak flagship beer.

Nomad: Wander no longer, there is finally is your true Northern Michigan Hard Cider, Nomad. North Peak’s Nomad is a Dry Hard Cider with a fresh cut apple aroma and dry finish with subtle tartness. Nomad is the perfect combination of craft and nature. Multiple apple varieties round out a mouthful of fresh apples and crisp nose that is remarkably refreshing.

Blitzen Firkin: North Peak Blitzen is a Festivus Ale with raisin, currant and berry notes attributed to Bramling Cross hops, 3 types of Crystal malts, Cara and Chocolate malt. A combination of citrus peel and citrus pith flavors are accented by the Hercules, Cascade and Pilgrim hops added throughout the boil. Riwakas’ subtle spiciness in combination with the crisp spiciness from the Rye malt liberates flavors reminiscent of savory holiday cakes. This is a well balanced, rich, Festivus Ale that will warm the palate and soul, awakening memories of holidays past.

Special Surprise : Doppleschlam: This double brown ale is made with 7 different hops and 7 different malts, then fermented with a weisse yeast.  Deep brown color, complex caramel notes and consistent hopping, for a balanced hop presence throughout, make this an exciting experiment made just for your festival experience and introduction to the rebirth of our new brewing system.  8% ABV

Northern Natural Winery – Benzonia, Michigan

Odd Side Ales – Grand Haven, Michigan

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Smokin’ Hama Mama Pale Ale
: Pale ale with chili peppers and passion fruit

Bean Flicker Coffee Blonde: description to come

Mayan Mocha Stout: Inspired by Mexican hot chocolate, this smooth stout will keep you coming back for more! It is carefully blended with Dutch chocolate coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, and habaneros which will leave you with the perfect balance of chocolate and heat.

Fat Bottom IPA: description to come

Petoskey Brewing – Petoskey, Michigan

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Tucker’s Pale Ale: A crisp and refreshing American pale ale.  It has a deep gold color with a bright hop bouquet.  This light and drinkable semi-bitter beer echoes the bold hop aroma of an IPA due to sizable Centennial dry-hopping.

Mind’s Eye PA (IPA): Burnt copper color and giant hop aroma come to the forefront in this traditional American IPA. Rich caramel malt and red wheat balance the dry bitter finish of this full-flavor craft brew.

Horny Monk Belgian Dubbel: A deep reddish, malty, and complex Belgian style ale. Six different types of malted barley, Belgian candied syrup and Belgian yeast are combined to produce a very smooth, complex and slightly sweet ale.

North 45 Amber Ale: A complex, smooth drinking German inspired craft ale. Vienna, Munich, and Pilsner malted barley are combined with an all-European hops resulting in a deep amber color and rich flavor.

Dark Knight Black IPA (aka Petoskey Batman): An amalgamation of styles.  Chocolate malt and roasted wheat provide dark color and malty complexity.  Summit hops impart the fresh nose and dry bitterness.

Hopsessed Double IPA: Hold on to your taste buds & make sure you have a designated driver!  This mouth-exploding double I.P.A. starts with the unique citrus aroma provided by a 100% Simcoe dry hop.  The high bitterness is slightly toned down by the caramel sweetness imparted by the large quantities of malted barley needed to achieve such a high ABV.

Right Brain Brewery – Traverse City, Michigan

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Will Power Ale: American style pale ale with lots of crop hop flavor. Smooth with just a tinge of bitterness. The regular go-to of many patrons. We use just the right amount of Cascade hops in this brew!

CEO Stout: Chocolate, Espresso and Oatmeal (CEO): A local favorite and it’s back Get the executive treatment! Just the right amount of Great Northern Roasting’s espresso roast will open your eyes to the posh non-corporate world of gourmet beer.

Flying Squirrel: Our take on the traditional Brown Ale, rich and chocolaty with a crisp finish.

Northern Hawk Owl: Medium bodied with a mildly sweet and nutty finish. Marris Otter Malts enhance strong notes of Caramel. Extremely easy to drink and versatile in food pairings.

Rochester Mills Beer Co. – Rochester, Michigan

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Cornerstone IPA
: This unfiltered amber ale is packed full of hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. IPA is the most bitter beer style and it is enjoyed by people we refer to as “hopheads.” We dry hop this beer with a combination of English and American hop varieties for a wonderfully aromatic finish.

Milkshake Stout: This stout is not too bitter. It is brewed with lactose (milk sugar) to impart a fuller body and sweeter palate.

Rochester Red: This deep red colored English-Style Ale features a rich, malty flavor profile, medium body, and a low level of hop bitterness for a smooth, great tasting, easy to drink beer. Rochester Red is one of our top selling guest favorites.

Snow Dazed Winter Ale: This full bodied winter seasonal beer has plenty of flavor and a good balance of malt and hops. Its dark brown color and higher alcohol content are the perfect combination for those late fall and winter nights.

Samuel Adams – Boston, Massachusetts

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager (4.9% abv): This lager helped lead the American beer revolution, reviving a passion for full-bodied brews that are robust and rich with character.  Since 1984, Samuel Adams Boston Lager has used only the finest hand-selected ingredients to create this perfectly balanced, complex and full-bodied original brew. Hallertau Mittelfrueh and Tettnang Tettnanger Noble hops, Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend and Caramel 60.

Samuel Adams Octoberfest (5.3% abv): In 1810, Munich celebrated the wedding of their Crown Prince with a special beer. After 16 days the party ended, but the tradition continues. Our version of the classic Oktoberfest lager blends 5 roasted malts for a rich, hearty flavor while Bavarian Noble hops add a touch of bitterness.

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat (5.3% abv): Crisp and fruity with a hint of honey, this cherry brewed ale has surprising depth while being light on the palate. Made with Northern Michigan cherries!

Angry Orchard Crisp Apple (5.0% abv): This crisp and refreshing cider offers sweet apple notes up front with a subtle dryness at the finish for a balanced cider taste. A hint of Fuji apples adds a layer of complexity and brings out a fresh apple aroma and slightly sweet, ripe apple flavor.

Saugatuck Brewing Co. – Douglas, Michigan

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Hop Scotch: Prepare to get your kilt all twisted up! A big, hoppy, malty, seriously delicious ale. Cheers!

Bonfire Brown: A malt forward American Brown Ale with hints of chocolate, biscuit, nutty flavors, and just a touch of smoked malt to make one think of sitting around a campfire with friends and family.

Double Black Ale: description to come

ESB Amber: A British style Extra Special Bitter with an even balance of malt and hops. Medium bodied with bready and caramel malt notes and UK hops. Winner of “Best of Show” for the 2012 World Expo of Beer in Frankenmuth, Michigan.

Schmohz Brewery – Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Bone Crusher Stout: A robustly presented aggressive ale, built with 5 specialty malts and justly hopped to build a huge American stout, featuring smooth roasted-chocolate flavor and a big black malt finish. Two different hops secretively give a contrasting balance to the structured malts.

Treasure Chest ESB: Extra Special Bitter is one of the most treasured styles of the English Ale heritage. The ESB Style is less bitter than a Pale Ale or India Pale Ale, and has a very mild yet delicate aftertaste. Schmohz Treasure Chest ESB has a mesmerizing crystal red hue that will guide you into a delicate balance of malts caressed by floral hops. Treasure Chest’s gently hop bite will meld well with spicy and aromatic foods and cheeses.

Hopknocker Imperial IPA: After many nights of requests for something for a more serious Hop Heads, the brew staff pooled opinions and ideas. When a consensus could not be made they decided to throw it all in the pot. The resulting convergence of hops and barley fermented violently for several weeks, and produced an exceptional aromatic beer.

Short's Brewing Co. – Bellaire, Michigan

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The Chocolate Wheat: A Porter where chocolate malt, wheat malt and well chosen specialty grains combine to create a deep black, full bodied beer that provides subtle hop flavors and rich malt tones. This beer balances delicious flavors of roasted caramel, coffee, and chocolate that finish smooth with a pleasant lingering presence.

The Local’s Light Beer: A light, yet very tasty lager. The light pilsen malt lends a soft and subtle flavor that finishes crisp and clean. It is the perfect beer for either the seasoned craft brew enthusiast or someone new to microbrews.

The Soft Parade: This gourmet specialty is engineered of toasted rye flakes and two row malted barley. Loaded with pureed strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, we refer to this fermented potion as a fruit infused rye ale. The result is a refreshing fruit delicacy that’s easy to drink, appealing to look at, and finishes dry.

ControversiAle: Loaded with hops like an IPA, yet drinks like a Pale Ale, we simply decided to call it a Strong Pale Ale. The fragrant, earthy citrus laced nose is instantly detectable. Large amounts of toasted grains and high alpha Simcoe hops form a perfect union that creates the cool sensation of toasted sourdough covered with zesty grapefruit hop marmalade. Made exclusively for the City Park Grill.

ControversiALE was one of Shorts first beers and was made and named for the City Park Grill in Petoskey. Here is an excerpt from the Petoskey news explaining why Frank is Hangin:

It is said that the ghost of Frank Fochtman, former owner of the City Park Grill in Petoskey, haunts the establishment today. Manager Jason Septic said it is rumored that Fochtman hung himself in the basement, when it was named Grill Cafe. ”I know many people who’ve just had a weird sensation or feeling that there’s someone else down there,” he said, adding that his hair has stood up on the back of his neck on occasion when down in the basement.

The ghost has on occasion been blamed for broken glasses, when they would just snap as they sat on the table. ”They seemed to, when just sitting on the table, break where the stem meets the glass,” Septic recalled. However, despite some broken stemware, Fochtman — commonly just called Frank by the staff — does not seem to have a mean or negative presence. ”My personal feeling is that he’d be here, just watching over the place,” Septic said.

The Village Reserve: Use of an exclusive yeast strain and a higher fermentation temperature produce Short’s version of a California Common Ale. This unique brew is a beautiful golden color with a body slightly bigger than a lager. The brew is extracted from two-row pale malt, and then aggressively hopped to result in a flavor that is bold, yet light enough to be refreshing.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Chico, California

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Ruthless Rye
: Rugged and resilient, rye has been a staple grain for ages and its spicy black pepper-like flavor has been prized by distillers and brewers for centuries. Rye thrives in the harshest conditions and comes to life in Ruthless, a spicy and rugged IPA with fruity, citrus and herbal hop notes balanced with the dry spiciness of the rye, making the beer aggressive yet comforting to bolster against whatever the winter winds may bring.

Pale Ale: Pale Ale began as a home brewer’s dream, grew into an icon, and inspired countless brewers to follow a passion of their own. Its unique piney and grapefruit aromas from the use of whole-cone American hops have fascinated beer drinkers for decades and made this beer a classic, yet it remains new, complex and surprising to thousands of beer drinkers every day. It is—as it always has been—all natural, bottle conditioned and refreshingly bold.

Torpedo IPA: Sierra Nevada and hops go hand in hand. What began as a crazy idea scribbled in a pub eventually became our newest year-round hop bomb, Torpedo Extra IPA. The first beer to feature our “Hop Torpedo”—a revolutionary dry-hopping device that controls how much hop aroma is imparted into beer without adding additional bitterness. Torpedo Extra IPA is an aggressive yet balanced beer with massive hop aromas of citrus, pine and tropical fruit.

Kellerweis: Inspired by traditional Bavarian techniques, Kellerweis is a true artisan experience. With Kellerweis, we brew in open fermentation tanks—a process rarely seen today—to let the ingredients truly shine. The result is a hazy wheat ale—untamed, raw and alive. With a full, fruity aroma and notes of spicy clove and banana bread, Kellerweis is a truly unique brew.

Stillwater Artisanal Ales – Baltimore, Maryland

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Stateside Saison: Stateside Saison pays homage to old world tradition while celebrating new world innovation. Naturally brewed with the finest European malts & fresh aromatic hops from the United States & New Zealand. It’s then fermented using a classic farmhouse ale yeast and bottle conditioned to enhance stability. The outcome is a beer of unique design and exquisite taste, showcasing some of the best attributes of modern-day craft brewing.

Cellar Door: Starting with a base of German wheat and pale malts, this crisp slightly hazy foundation was then accented with a blend of Sterling & Citra hops providing a intricate blend of herbal grass and tangerine citrus flavors and aroma. To pull this all together and to complete the ‘cleansing’ aspect of my vision, I gently finished the ale off with a touch of white sage, lending a mild earthy spice character to the blend. Our house saison yeast brings all the elements together and leaves a dry yet intricate finish.

Existent: Deep & dark though deceptively dry, braced by a firm yet smooth bitterness and accented with an earthy hop and mild roast aroma.

Lower Dens: The Stillwater Sensory Series is a collaboration between Stillwater Artisanal and singular musical artists. In this first collaboration, Stillwater works with Lower Dens to make an ale based on an interpretation of their song, “In the End is the Beginning.” On the bottle itself, a QR code will link to an exclusive Lower Dens performance of the song. Ultimately, this is a true artistic collaboration that aims to create a full sensory experience – sound, sight, smell, touch, and taste.

Tri-City Brewing Co. – Bay City, Michigan

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

Torchon – Belgian Pale Ale: Our newest beer is light amber in color with a moderate fruity and light spicy aroma derived from our Trappist yeast. The flavor of this medium-light bodied ale has a balanced fruity and biscuity malt taste with subtle hop bitterness. This session ale is an excellent introduction to Belgian style beers.

Lumberjack Pale Ale: Lumberjack Pale Ale is traditional American pale ale with a light gold color. The strong citrus aroma of grapefruit and subtle orange notes come from generously dry hopping. The hoppiness is not cloying and well supported by the balanced malt character. Lumberjack is refreshing, hoppy session ale that finishes smooth and clean.

Belgian Dark: Our Belgian Dark ale also known as Belgian Quad or Strong ale is dark copper color, medium bodied with a pleasant spicy aroma typical of Trappist style beers. The flavor profile is complex with a delicate sweetness, subtle dark fruit notes, hints of orange and cinnamon that blends harmoniously It is smooth with a slight alcohol warmth that finishes spicy and dry.

Uncle John’s Cider Mill – St. John’s, Michigan

Unibroue – Chambly, Québec, Canada

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Terrible
: An abbey-style ale with a black, nearly opaque dark chestnut color. Low clarity with a persistent and thick head. Rich notes of fruits and spices which are complemented by rich Madeira wine notes.

Éphémère Apple: A white ale brewed with apple must. Pale gold, slightly cloudy. Lacy egg-white effervescent foam head. Mouth-watering bouquet of Granny Smith apples, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon. Delicate balance of fruit and spice, hint of sweetness, hint of tartness, redolent of Granny Smith apples.

Eau Bénite: Belgian-style ale with triple fermentation. A golden ale with a slightly fruity taste and a light spicy aromatic flavor.

La Fin Du Monde: This will be the VERY FIRST TIME this ale will ever be available on draft! A triple-style golden ale with a blonde, golden hue. This beer has a slightly cloudy clarity and a white, creamy, generous head. A floral bouquet with aromas of honey, spice, coriander, malt, and alcohol. Mildly yeasty with a complex palate of malt, fruit and spice notes followed by a smooth, dry finish.

Vander Mill – Spring Lake, Michigan

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Traditional Hard Cider
: A semi-sweet cider. We use a unique blend of Michigan apples to balance acidity and fresh apple flavors. This is a very approachable cider that is lightly carbonated and should be served cold in a pint glass. 7% abv.

Totally Roasted: This semi-sweet cider is steeped with candied pecans roasted fresh at Vander Mill. You will notice nuttiness, cinnamon, and vanilla. These subtle tastes certainly make this a cider all its own. 6.8% abv.

Blue Gold: When creating products from Michigan fruits it seems natural to include Michigan blueberries. They add a nice fruity flavor to the cider. Like our other hard ciders, this one is not too sweet or overpowering. 6.8% abv.

Founders Keepers: You’d never know this brew was a Michigan Cyser aged in Founders Backwoods Bastard Barrels for 8 months! Founders Keepers is light on the tongue, crisp and clean on the taste. With just a hint of beer flavor and barrel flavor. 8.5% abv.

Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula (WOMP) – Traverse City, Michigan

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Black Star Farms

Bowers Harbor Vineyards

Chateau Chantel

Chateau Grand Traverse

Peninsula Cellars

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