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The Abita Brewery was founded in 1986 in the piney woods of Abita Springs north of New Orleans. Our lagers and ales are hand-crafted with the pure artesian water that has flowed beneath Abita Springs for generations. We invite you to come and visit us at the brewery. Get tour details and directions at our website.
ONCE UPON A TIME CIDER WAS THE DRINK OF CHOICE. WE'VE BEEN MAKING CIDERS FOR DECADES... NOW WE WANT TO SHARE THEM WITH YOU. BRANCH OUT AND EXPERIENCE YOUR ANGRY ORCHARD.
We have been a pioneer in the craft beer industry since opening our original Arbor Brewing Company Pub and Eatery in downtown Ann Arbor, MI in July of 1995. Our commitment to handcrafted beer, exceptional hospitality, local sourcing, community involvement, and environmental stewardship has been the foundation for our growth and success for nearly two decades. ABC was founded by husband and wife team Matt and Rene Greff who share a passion for beer and adventure. By their late 20s the Greffs had become disenchanted with their corporate gigs and soon after brewpubs were legalized in Michigan, they set about opening their own brewery. They raised their startup capital through a network of friends, family, and co-workers and became the first brewpub to open in Ann Arbor and the fifth to open in Michigan’s fledgling microbrewery movement. Somehow we survived the trials and tribulations of our first few rocky years in business and by 2001 we had maxed out capacity on our 7 bbl system and were looking for ways to add new tanks. Fortune was on our side when an adjacent building became available and we set about expanding our operations with the addition of a small banquet space, an additional 30 bbls of fermentation and serving tank capacity.
Arcadia Brewing Company was established in 1996 as a microbrewery specializing in handcrafted British-style ales. All of our beers are produced in small batches, and our 25 Barrel Peter Austin Brewery and methods originated in England, which allows this style of beer to reflect over 250 years of world class brewing heritage.
In addition to brewing on authentic British equipment, Arcadia uses only the finest malted barley from England, and when combined with the freshest hops from the Pacific Northwest of our United States, and our legendary Ringwood yeast, the result is some of the best and freshest handcrafted ales available, on any continent.
101 N. Main Street
Cheboygan, MI 49721
Located in Detroit's historic Rivertown district, and housed in a 1919 factory warehouse, Atwater Brewery was founded in March of 1997 with the purpose of carrying on the rich history of breweries in Detroit. Our brewing process, however, is over 200 years old.
Our imported Kasper Schultz brew house allows us to brew our brands in the true heritage-style of traditional German lagers. And, when we say, "imported brew house," we mean it! All of our main brewing equipment was brought in from Germany, where precision and passion for beer has its roots. In fact, when we have service calls on our equipment, we call in the Germans!
Likewise, we only use the finest malt and hops from Germany to brew our lagers. Our specialty ales, on the other hand, are brewed with only the finest American hops. All of which makes Atwater beers distinctly fresh and flavorful. Which is exactly why we live by the slogan: "We drink all we can and sell the rest."
Since 1993 our brewery has been committed to producing eccentric ales and lagers that defy styles or categories. Our products are thoroughly American at heart: blending Old World tradition and expertise with ingenuity, creativity and boldness.
We are dedicated to making beer from the inside out: we brew what we like to drink–with utter disregard for what the market demands– and search out fans with equally eccentric palates (We learned long ago that expressing your true self is much more fulfilling than giving in to outside pressures. Don’t you agree?) If you think your taste buds can keep up with our brews, we invite you to check out our entire lineup of more than twenty different beers.
Peace to all and follow your dreams!
Founded by Larry Bell in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Bell's Brewery, Inc. sold its first beer in September 1985. Beer was initially brewed in a 15-gallon soup kettle and the company has grown remarkably from its production of 135 barrels (1 bbl = 31 gal.) in 1986 to a capacity of more than 500,000 barrels today.
Originally self-distributed, Larry and his staff of 9 employees bottled and delivered all of the beer to market during the company's first four years. By 1989, Bell's was shipping over 500 barrels annually and assigned its first wholesaler to further establish itself across the state of Michigan. In 1993, Bell's became the first Michigan brewery to open an onsite pub.
BIG SKY BREWING CO.
A lot of things are still the same as ever. We still tend to “wear a lot of hats” around the brewery, and no two days are alike
Big Sky Brewing Company was started by Neal Leathers, Bjorn Nabozney, and Brad Robinson. Brad and Neal had been homebrewers in Michigan since the mid 1980’s, and had moved to Missoula with a group of friends in the summer of 1990.
BLUE MOON BREWERY
Beer as Art. Or Is It the Other Way Around? At Blue Moon Brewing Company®, we believe brewing is an art. And it's been that way since our head brewmaster and founder, Keith Villa, first created Blue Moon® Belgian White Belgian-Style Wheat Ale back in 1995 in downtown Denver, Colorado.
It all started with Keith's idea to craft a beer inspired by the flavorful Belgian Wits that he enjoyed while studying brewing in Belgium. He brewed his interpretation using the highest quality ingredients like Valencia orange peel, versus the traditional tart Curaçao orange peel, for a subtle sweetness. Then he added oats and wheat to create a smooth, creamy finish that is inviting to the palate. As a final touch, he garnished the beer with an orange slice to heighten the citrus aroma and taste.
Patchogue, New York
Since 1998 we've been handcrafting some of the finest microbrews around. Our traditional 30-barrel English brew house in Patchogue, Long Island produces a complex portfolio of more than 20 tasty beers that have made us one of the fastest growing microbreweries in the United States.
Brewing isn't just our business, it's our passion. We're beer people. We started Blue Point Brewing Company because... we wanted to make beer we would want to drink. To quench that desire, we select only top-quality ingredients, use a direct-fire, brick brew kettle, and brew all-natural, unpasteurized beer. It's this approach that put us on the world beer map – from the World Beer Cup to the Great American Beer Festival and the Australian International Beer Awards – we're becoming noticed the world over. But we believe you should be the judge. Let us know what you think, and we'll continue brewing great beer as long as you keep drinking it.
BottleTree Beer Co. is a craft beer company headquartered in Tryon, North Carolina. Its debut retail beer -- BottleTree Blonde -- is currently being produced at Thomas Creek Brewery. Imperial Irish Red Ale (7.5%) is now available. GA/SC/NC and PA currently have kegs available.
In 1979 two professors at the University of Colorado received the 43rd brewing license issued in the United States, creating Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s First Microbrewery. The original site of the brewery was a small farm northeast of Boulder, the brew house sharing space in a shed originally housing a few goats!
In a world of light yellow lagers, Boulder Beer won industry and consumer accolades for its line of bold Boulder Beers: Boulder Porter, Stout and Extra Special Bitter. Five years later, the brewery moved to it's current site in Boulder and expanded from its original one-barrel brewing system to a 50-barrel brew house with top-of-the-line packaging equipment. In 1994 we converted the original tasting room to our full-menu pub and epic patio under the Flatirons.
Our brewers continue to test boundaries with unique blends and combinations on our pilot brewing system and barrel-aged program. Stop in to our Pub for this week’s “Brewer’s Choice” and who knows, you could be sampling the first batch of The Next Big Thing!
Back in the 1980s our founder had a dream – to ski all day and drink great beer every night. Since he lived in the snow-kissed Rocky Mountains, fulfilling the skiing portion of his dream was easy. But the great beer part – at a time when a "microbrew" was a rarity – that was another story. So he started brewing his own, more flavorful beers for himself and his thrill-seeking ski pals.
His homebrewed creations were a hit, and soon our founder was spending more time brewing than skiing. So he chased after another dream – making exceptional beer for a living. In February, 1990 that dream became reality when we opened the original Breckenridge Brewery & Pub in the town of Breckenridge, Colorado. Our founder's ski bum days were over, and so were the days of bland beer for the folks in Colorado's ski country.
Today Breckenridge Brewery continues to work hard to satisfy the thirsts of discerning beer drinkers. The original recipes – and a handful of seasonal creations – are now handcrafted at our three Breckenridge Brewery locations in Colorado. In 1992 we opened our sister brewpub in downtown Denver, at 22nd and Blake Street. Just a block from Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, our Denver pub is home to locals, baseball fans and Denver visitors who seek a quality meal and craft beer with character.
In May 1996 we expanded our family again with the opening of our brewing and bottling facility in Denver's historic Santa Fe Art District neighborhood. Here our brewmaster and staffers craft and package the bottled and kegged versions of our nationally acclaimed beers. An adjoining tasting room allows guests to savor their brews in a cozy setting, in full view of the brew kettles and bottling line.
Sure, our growth means we're spending a little less time on the slopes and in the high country. But we're not complaining. In the past two decades we've grown from a small 3,000-barrels-a-year brewpub to one of the most successful craft beer companies in the nation. We now handcraft nearly 30,000 barrels of fresh beer each year and sell it across Colorado and 25 other states.
925 Cherry Street SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Welcome to Brewery Vivant! We are excited to share our passion for beer, food and sustainability with you. Much of the inspiration behind Vivant comes from the small breweries that dot the countryside in Southern Belgium and Northern France. Many of those breweries are true beer artisans who are also an integral part of their community. They experiment with unique yeasts and ingredients, always with an artistic eye to their creations. They source a lot of items locally which makes their beer pair exceptionally well with the food they harvest. Many of these family businesses also wear many hats besides brewer, including educator, visitor guide, and town mayor. Though we don't aspire to be the mayor of Grand Rapids, it is important to us to be more than just a manufacturer of great beer (although that is our first passion). We see ourselves synonomous with the flavor of what makes out city great.
Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn Brewery makes beer. Good beer. Not only does it taste good and make your meal better but we like to think that since its founding in 1988, Brooklyn Brewery has brewed flavorful beers that enrich the life, tradition and culture of the communities it serves. Its award-winning roster of year-round, seasonal and specialty beers have gained the Brewery notoriety as one of the top craft beer producers in the world. While striving to brew the best beer possible (and make time for our growing families), The Brewery promotes the proliferation of good beer and good food whenever it can. Brooklyn beers are currently distributed in 25 states and 20 countries. Throughout 2011 The Brewery underwent an expansion that will double overall capacity in 2012 and quintuple by 2013. Brooklyn Brewery probably exports more beer than any other American craft brewery.
Our Family - owned winery has been crafting wine since 2003. We offer a complete collection of wines including red, white, blush, and dessert wines. We also offer a wide assortment of delightful fruit wines, made with fruits harvested from local orchards and farms. Try Pear, Strawberry, Apple and more. We also offer several meads for you to sample.
Back in 2009 a few of us craft beer enthusiasts and history buffs from Cheboygan shared an idea. We dreamed of reestablishing a proud local brewery, one out of production since the wave of prohibition captured northern Michigan like it did the rest of the country. We imagined brewing fabulous beers that respected the heritage of the original recipes and brought time honored brewing techniques and a few brewmaster secrets to the table. We focused on the water. We went after taste.
CHICAGO BEER COMPANY
1140 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
Every devoted brewer dreams of successfully selling their brew to the beer-consuming free world. Time and again, the same recipe is brewed with ever-so-slight modifications in persistent pursuit of the perfect balance of taste and finish, until you think you've finally got it. A beer that surpasses even the highest of expectations and delights the taste buds of your friends and family … one that will surely have craft beer enthusiasts sipping with joy.
Such dreams can be exponentially expounded in correlation to the amount of that perfected brew recently consumed. Add a picturesque cityscape, the relaxation of a hot tub on a crisp autumn night, near perfect alignment of the stars, a considerable dose of Irish good fortune, and several like-minded relatives who consumed a similar quantity of your extraordinary brew, and … voila … a new beer company is born.
Chicago Beer Company, that is. Inspired from the great city of Chicago where an exceptional Belgian-style witbier was carefully formulated and zealously taste-tested. Such was the destiny that led to the creation of Chicago Beer Company's flagship release, Chi-Town Windy City Wheat!
We are proud to say Chicago Beer Company is 100% family owned and operated and our branding is based upon 100% Chicago-pride. Our goal is to produce the finest quality craft beers that will be deemed worthy of their Chicago namesake. Yes, from such humble and unlikely beginnings, a craft beer star was formed. Soon to be followed by a constellation of other perfectly brewed … and faithfully taste-tested … Chi-Town beer stars.
So, look out Chicago, the forecast is Windy!
213 S. State StreetBig Rapids,
At Cranker's Brewery we provide our community with craft beer brewed in classic styles from around the world. Our goal is to help you pair our beers with delicious dining options to create a memorable experience. As we always say at Cranker's, drink good beer with good people.
1213 S Auburn St
Colfax, CA 95713
Classically refined, but not styled as a traditional "sweet beer" beer alternative, Crispin ciders are crisp and clean, not sweet and sticky and never sacrifice superior quality refreshment satisfaction for overbearing complexity.
Always true to the apple, Crispin Hard Ciders naturally fermented in the USA use fresh pressed apple-juice, not from apple juice concentrate, from a premium blend of US West Coast apples, with no added malt, grape wine or spirit alcohol. Crispin's unique USA produced ciders are smoothed with pure apple juice or from natural sugar sources like organic honey or organic maple syrup, and contain no added colorants, sorbate or benzoate preservatives.
A brewer slowly climbed from the lowest points of business life with a sore ass, as he ascended to a new level. Hark! The horse of the dark nature holds the scales where the wheat and barley feedeth, not taketh from the mouths of man. A non-filtered view of hard work, careful perseverance of expansion, sticking to what is believed to be the right way and the only way to stay true to high quality, and also, the vague understandings of possible humor; blurring his family's, employees' and customers' drinking experience and vision between a no-bullshit approach to brewing big, outstanding beers and selling nonsensical imagery and haberdashery…Proven to the masses as a Darkhorse trademark for the man behind the reigns.
At Dundee Ales & Lagers, we support all beer lovers on their adventure through the world of craft beers. We believe wholeheartedly in great craft beers that invite and reward you; craft beers that you'll want to reach for again and again. We brew a range of of styles in which all the ingredients are perfectly balanced and work together to offer a flavorful, complex brew that's true to the original style but never over-the-top or intimidating. That's the kind of beer we brew. Because that's the kind of beer we drink. Cheers!
It is Erie Brewing Company's mission to provide the finest hand crafted beer available. As a company, honesty, integrity and ethical behavior is as important as the beer we brew. A toast to you, our customer.
All good intentions to disturb, disorder and enlighten you with unforgettable beer after beer.
We are so much in love with good taste, all the beers from Evil Twin are prepared in 10 of the best breweries around the world. Exclusively hand picked to please you with delicate, funky, extreme and by all means rare flavors. Maybe not the easiest way, but certainly the most fun!!!
One More Thing
A clever man once said: 'Stay thirsty... stay foolish.' That sounds like our vision, just with a tad less attitude.
The Sherrow's passion for wine and beer began long before the business. They started visiting vineyards and wineries all across the country when they married in 1999, helping them develop a unique knowledge of wines and customer preferences. While Matt was in graduate school, they started putting ideas to plan, and using personal financing, they opened the Fenton Winery in 2007 at 1545 North Leroy St. in Fenton.
The first shipment of kegs was picked up in October 2013. Their distributor, Rave Associates, based in Ann Arbor, delivered fresh made Fenton beer immediately to several local restaurants.
Over the next year, the Fenton Winery & Brewery will continue to expand distribution of its wine and beer, its lounge and banquet operations, and construct a new tap room, beer garden and banquet facility at the new location.
Founders has built its brewery on the exploration of recipe development and brewing techniques. The philosophy is simple. We are not the standard microbrewery; rather, we have traveled a path that breaks from the "standard" craft brewer. Carving a niche out of the craft industry, we at Founders Brewing Company have built our reputation on producing very unique beer. Our focus is to offer a product that stands alone on the shelf and offers a true drinking experience to our friends: you.
FOX BARREL BREWERY
Fox Barrel Cider Company was founded by Sean Deorsey and Bruce Nissen in 2004. Both tired of the corporate life, in the accounting & sales arenas, Sean and Bruce decided to start their own business. Sean has been crafting ciders since his days at Santa Clara Universityand believes that "it's much better to crunch apples than to crunch numbers." Along with his wife and two young daughters, Sean resides in Auburn, California.
Bruce has worked in sales, marketing and business management roles over the past several years. He had been interested in developing an organization and had become smitten with cider since introduced to it several years ago. Along with his wife and their young son & daughter, Bruce resides in Colfax, California.
425 South Main Street
Frankenmuth MI USA
Known throughout as Das Good Bier, Frankenmuth Brewery is one of the oldest Breweries in Michigan. If you are looking for things to do in Michigan or places to go in Michigan, Frankenmuth Brewery is the site to see. Located in Frankenmuth, Michigan's Little Bavaria, we are known for ouraward-winning lagers and ales. We are also known as one of the best places to go in Michigan for friends and family.
Enjoy Frankenmuth's only outdoor dining and patio seating along the scenic Cass River on one of our three decks. Take a free beer tour, learn about our beer, brewing and bottling process.
GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY
When the first Goose Island Brewpub opened its doors in 1988, domestic, mass-produced beer was deeply ingrained in Midwestern culture. The craft beer industry was still in its infancy, with only a handful of brewpubs in existence in the Midwest. In his travels across Europe, beer-lover John Hall had enjoyed a distinctive local brew in each region he visited. Hall was convinced that Midwesterners could produce beers as good or better than those he'd tasted in his travels. Living on the shore of the largest system of fresh water on the planet Earth, in a city with rapidly evolving tastes – John decided that his hometown, Chicago, would be the ideal place to do just that.
GRANITE CITY BREWING
Granite City Food & Brewery®, a casual dining restaurant with an on-site brewery. Our initial restaurant commenced operations in St. Cloud, Minnesota, in June 1999. Our second restaurant, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, commenced operations in December 2000, and our third restaurant opened to the public November 20, 2001 in Fargo, North Dakota. We now have 26 stores operating in 11 different states. At Granite City Food & Brewery®, we serve signature beers, including Duke of Wellington (an English ale) and Broad Axe Stout (an authentic Irish beer), and entrees such as London broil. We offer a broad menu of items that are prepared fresh daily and are served in generous portions at reasonable prices. Our handcrafted beers are moderately priced and offer unique styles and flavors not typically produced by major breweries.
GRAVEL BOTTOM BREWING
Our mission for the moment is to perfect our beer recipes and get things ready for your first visit. You are a big part of our mission. We are here for our friends who like to drink great tasting beer. Your mission should be to get here and give us a try. We have a feeling you are gonna like it here at Gravel Bottom.
GREAT LAKES BREWING
In the 1870s Cleveland was a hotbed of breweries. By the early 1980s, the last of them shuttered its doors. It wasn't until September 6, 1988 when brothers Patrick and Daniel Conway opened Great Lakes Brewing Company in Cleveland's historic Ohio City neighborhood, that a new era of Cleveland brewing began. As Ohio's first craft brewery, Great Lakes Brewing Company attracted curious locals seeking high-quality flavorful brews drawn from the taps of our beautiful Victorian-era bar. Our commitment to sustainable business practices greatly contributed to our early popularity and success. Before long, Great Lakes Brewing Company became one of Cleveland's most popular destinations for dining and celebration.
Mike and Lisa Hinkley took their interest in the craft beer industry to a new level in 2002 when they founded Green Flash Brewing Company. Former pub owners, Mike and Lisa jumped into brewing, and in 2004 renowned brewmaster Chuck Silva joined the team. With Chuck on board we began brewing premium style beers, modern twists on traditional styles, and our beers began to develop a following. Cutting edge brews, Green Flash Brewing Company’s beers don’t fit traditional guidelines, instead we let our hybrid, benchmark beers blaze their own trail. Located in San Diego, CA, we specialize in brewing assertive and distinctive beers, such as our West Coast I.P.A.: an award-winning beer whose wide acceptance has helped define a category. We also brew seasonal, collaborative and barrel-aged beers. Our award-winning beers are on draft and bottled and are available throughout the United States in bars, restaurants and retail outlets.
GRIFFIN CLAW BREWERY
Located in Birmingham's emerging new Rail District, the brewing and distributing facility will also feature a tasting room, restaurant and beer garden. GCBC is scheduled to open in March 2013.
We started the Harpoon Brewery in 1986 because—like today—we loved beer and wanted more quality choices.
There was only one problem: we were beer lovers, not brewers. We knew what we wanted to drink, but we needed some help actually brewing it. So we enlisted our first brewer, took over some warehouse space on the Boston waterfront, and began introducing fresh, local craft beer to Boston drinkers. We tried to do it in a way that captured the spirit of fun that had brought us to beer in the first place. From that warehouse, surrounded by fish companies on the docks of South Boston (neighboring what is now the Seaport District), we couldn't imagine that craft brewing would become what it has today.
Our brewery – founded in 1589 by William V, Duke of Bavaria – has written Munich beer history and helped shape the city's beer culture. We are proud that brewing beer the Hofbräuhaus way for over 400 years has played a role in forming the heritage of our beautiful city.
The crowned HB Logo – a trademark owned by Staatliches Hofbräuhaus in München, which sells its beer under the name of Hofbräu München – is known the world over. In recent times the German beer market has undergone a consolidation process, and Hofbräu München which is in the possession of the Bavarian state, is one of the last two traditional Munich breweries still in Bavarian ownership. "Hofbräu, mein München" is a passionate declaration of our commitment to Munich, its people and the Bavarian way of life.
If you're looking for some eloquent prose describing Hornsby's, you won't find it here. In fact, all you need to know about Hornsby's is it's a cider. It's made with apples. And, if you ask us, it's pretty damn good. But if you want a better description, go grab a six-pack. Because a mouthful of cider will say more than we ever could.
Welcome to a land of open fermentation, oak barrel aging, and bottle conditioning. At Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales we are dedicated to more than the traditions of old world craftsmanship. Everything we do is designed to create ales of outstanding art and flavor. Focusing on traditional rustic country style beers brought to life through labor and love, we strive to create beers to lighten the spirit and soothe the soul. Sharing our joy to the betterment of mankind is the most that we could hope for.
Few pleasures accompany an inspired ale more agreeably than an equally inspired menu of hearth baked pizzas and gourmet salads topped with native meats, cheeses, and vegetarian suited alternatives. Whether it's the satisfaction of a quick snack or the fulfillment of an entire meal, an assortment of delectable dishes acknowledges the distinct qualities of both our Traverse City and Ann Arbor restaurants. Preserving local culture by cultivating our appreciation for fresh, seasonal, and regional resources allows Jolly Pumpkin to fulfill our vision for humanity.
KONA BREWING COMPANY
Kona Brewing Company was started by father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa. The pair had a dream to create fresh, local island brews made with spirit, passion and quality. Their love of Hawaii, and a desire to protect the pristine environment here, brought them to the Big Island to fulfill their vision. Kona Brewing continues to be headquartered right where it began, in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii's Big Island.
From our earliest days of striving to make consistently good beer, and instead making beer that ranged from vile, to barely drinkable, to wonderful, to elegant, to questionable-at-best. From being castigated by our West Marin neighbors to finally suffering an 'eviction' by our West Marin septic system. From landing in the welcoming arms of Petaluma, and actually getting our beer into bottles, onto the streets, and into the hands of sympathetic beer geeks, to steadily losing less money each month. From all this and more, Lagunitas Brewing Company is emerging as a battle-tested brewery capable of making great beer out of goat's milk, brambles, and asphalt on the surface of the Moon, if need be.
Taste the silence. La Trappe is honestly-brewed ale. But there's more to it. If you savour taste, you will pick up on another important ingredient that represents the essence of a monk's existence. The silence.
Welcome to Leelanau Brewing, where each and every beer is hand-made in small batches, using age old techniques of open fermentation, barrel aging and bottle conditioning. We do not pitch any wild yeasts into our alchemy. Our magic is performed the old fashioned way. All Leelanau Brewing Company beers are aged in custom made oversized French oak barrels. Our headquarters are situated on 18 acres of family owned land located two miles south of Leland, Michigan. Our bed and breakfast, ancient black walnut groves, cherry orchards, pear groves and our future brewing site are all within earshot of Lake Michigan.
124 East Elm Street,
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Was a humble one. In the early days Jacob Leinenkugel and business partner, John Miller, were the only employees. Jacob brewed the beer, 400 barrels in the first year, and John delivered it using a small cart and a horse named Kate. The partnership flourished for seventeen years until 1884 when John sold his share of the company to Jacob.
With the help of his wife, Josephine, and their children the brewery grew. In 1890 a new four-story brewhouse was built. Sadly, that same year Josephine passed away. Though saddened by the loss of his wife Jacob continued to expand the brewery they had both worked to cultivate. Over the next few years an icehouse, three-story malt house, bottling house, cooper shop and barns were added.
LIBERTY STREET BREWING
Liberty Street Brewing Company began in concept back in 2006, and finally became a reality in the fall of 2008. We provide an elegant atmosphere where people can enjoy a fine, hand crafted beer in Plymouth, Michigan's historic Old Village.
Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC is home to the legendary Lion Beer. Birthed and conceptualized on traditional brewing recipes and techniques since 1860, today, Lion Beer has etched an illustrious path to become Sri Lanka's benchmarked leader in the market. Infusing world class best practices, innovation, state of the art technology and a knowledge pool that remains beyond comparison, Lion Beer reflects a true Sri Lankan Brand constructed on a global platform of excellence.
MAGIC HAT BREWERY
5 Bartlett Bay Road
South Burlington VT 05403
The Magic Hat Brewery has been putting a performance into every bottle of beer since 1994. Today, the South Burlington, VT-based brewery is cranking out 400 bottles of beer every minute and the brewing process, in all its strange and satisfying glory, has never been more accessible.
The Magic Hat Artifactory, the nerve center of it all, is located in South Burlington, VT, and is ready to take your taste buds to places you never knew existed! The Growler Bar is a sight to behold with 48 taps a flowin' and a constantly changing line-up of Magic Hat's best beers, including all our year-round offerings, the current seasonal and even some experimental brews! Come take in the mysterious ambience created by the best tasting beer on the planet!
MCKENZIE BREW HOUSE
McKenzie Brew House is a restaurant, brewery and night spot serving up fresh, upscale cuisine; creative, hand-crafted brews; and fun at its three PA locations!
MENDOCINO BREWING COMPANY
We take great pride in being pioneers in the American Craft Brewing Renaissance and even greater pride in our range of ales that beer lovers all over the country have made Legends. We hope that the pages on this site will let you know some more about how we started and about our passion for brewing the best.
MILKING IT PRODUCTIONS
Royal Oak MI 48073
MillKing It Productions (a.k.a…MIP) was founded in 2010 with a singular mission: To strip down all pretensions and preconceived notions of the craft brewing industry and create a truly memorable and focused catalog of fine beers. MIP does not have a sampling room or bar. We brew a limited number of stylistically and historically accurate beers. We will not jump from marketing wave to wave. We will not brew unbalanced fad beers. We will never put fruit, vegetables or other gimmicks into our beer. Finally, all beers will be packaged in draft, cask and what we see as the most responsible and best individual container…Aluminum Cans.
The Mitten Brewing Company utilizes a 3BBL electric brewing system for producing its unique beers. The Mitten prides itself on brewing classic styles with a twist. With the serving tanks rotating every few days, The Mitten has already offered thirteen different varieties, not including their collaborations with other local breweries.
MOTOR CITY BREWING WORKS
Since our beginning in 1994, MCBW has been committed to producing hand-crafted superior quality beer. Our beer is unfiltered, unpasteurized assuring maximum freshness & delicious flavor Naturally!
In 1996 Mountain Town Station Brewing Co. & Steakhouse opened its doors as a premier restaurant, wine cellar and micro brewery; and has grown ever since in its menu concept, wine inventory and beer recipes. In 2007, a separate company was formed called Mount Pleasant Brewing Company. This new brewery operation is strictly manufacturing and packaging using the same recipes that have been successfully developed for years at the brewpub. In 2008, shipments of beers such as the Gamblers Golden Ale, Railyard Raspberry Wheat and Cow Catcher Red Ale were flying out of the brewery and into restaurants and bars across Michigan. Look for these and many more beers at your favorite bar and restaurant. If they don't have our beers request that they be put on tap!
As our aspiring young homebrewer rides his mountain bike with "fat tires" through European villages famous for beer, New Belgium Brewing Company was but a glimmer in his eye. Or basement. For Jeff Lebesch would return to Fort Collins with an imagination full of recipes and a handful of ingredients ready to embark on a whole new journey.
Jeff's first two basement-brewed creations? A brown dubbel with earthy undertones named Abbey and a remarkably well-balanced amber he named Fat Tire. To say the rest was history would be to overlook his wife's involvement. Kim Jordan was New Belgium's first bottler, sales rep, distributor, marketer and financial planner.
Jeff's Belgian inspired brews garnered enough praise from friends and neighbors that Jeff and Kim take their basement brewery commercial in 1991. Kim, social worker by day and mother to two always, began the marketing process by knocking on their neighbor's door. Anne Fitch was that neighbor and her watercolors are the artwork we continue to use on our labels today. With labeled bottles and local encouragement, the first Belgian-style beers brewed in the United States were officially for sale.
Newcastle upon Tyne,
England, United Kingdom
Newcastle Brown Ale (colloquially "Newkie Brown" (UK), "Newcastle" (US) or "Dog" (North East)) is the world's best known brown ale and an icon of the North East of England. The brand is owned by Heineken and produced at their John Smith's Brewery in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, England.
It was launched in 1927 by Colonel Jim Porter after three years of development. The merger of Newcastle Breweries with Scottish Brewers afforded the beer national distribution, and United Kingdom sales peaked by the early 1970s. The brand underwent a resurgence in the late 1980s-early 1990s with a cult revival in student unions. By the late 1990s the beer was the most widely distributed alcoholic product in the UK. By the 2000s, the majority of sales were in the United States, where the beer has proven extremely popular, although it still sells 100 million bottles annually in the UK. In 2005, brewing was moved from Newcastle upon Tyne to Dunston on the other side of the River Tyne, and in 2010 moved entirely to Tadcaster, North Yorkshire.
NEW HOLLAND BREWING
New Holland Brewing Company's deep roots in the craft industry go back to 1997. Our role as an integral member of the artisan approach is something we take seriously, yet engage lightheartedly. We believe the art of craft lives in fostering rich experiences for our customers, through creating authentic beer, spirits and food while providing great service. Recognized for our creativity and artistry, our mission to improve the lives of craft consumers everywhere is seen in our diverse, balanced collection of beer and spirits.
NORTH PEAK BREWERY
400 West Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
North Peak Brewing Company is located in a historic building which was formerly the Big Daylight Candy Factory. In March of 1899, a partnership was formed by John G. Straub, his brother, Anton F. Straub and George E. Amiotte in the creation of candies and confectionary in Traverse City.
Under the style of Straub Brothers and Amiotte, the firm soon established success with a large local following and an extensive wholesale trade. So rapidly did the business increase, that it became necessary to provide a building of sufficient capacity to meet the growing demands of the trade.
The building housing North Peak Brewing Company was Straub's third and final building. Straub Brothers and Amiotte "Big Daylight Candy Factory" is a handsome imposing brick edifice of three floors and a basement. It was constructed with 400,000 bricks and 250,000 feet of lumber, erected and supplied with the latest and most approved machinery devices for the manufacturing of all kinds of candies. It compared favorably on a scale with the largest and most successful establishments of its kind.
In what has become known as the Craft Beer Revolution, the year 1989 stands out as a landmark moment when the Old Dominion Brewing Co. established a brewpub operation in Ashburn, Virginia.
The small brewpub quickly became a production brewery that was named one of the Top 50 breweries in the U.S. The brewery cultivated a community, in which many discovered the joy and wonder of craft beer, inspiring many of the company's brewers to start successful breweries of their own. We soon found ourselves working around the clock to provide our potent potables and gourmet soda up and down the East Coast.
We have LANDED in the hills! Oskar Blues Brevard is up and running! Thanks to YOU, our supporters, we're growing at lightning speed, and it's time to expand. Instead of creating one giant brewery here in Longmont, Colorado, we decided to spread out. We thought it would be more fun to find another small, intimate location to open up a restaurant and brewery on a grassroots level.
The owners of Osgood Brewing decided to connect a little bit of the past when looking to the future of Grandville. It was with a passion for their community, and the need for a unique place for locals and visitors to gather, they decided to create Osgood! What was once a plan intended for years down the road, came to be in September 2013, after a year and a half of planning and hard work. A city like Grandville, steeped in history, tradition, and community pride, now has a place to call its own, as friends, family, and people from the city gave so much of their time and talent to make it a reality.
Brewed in Italy to the original recipe since 1963, Peroni Nastro Azzurro exemplifies the traditions of Italian craftsmanship, passion and flair upon which it was formed.
In Rome, 1963, Birra Peroni first brewed what was to become their greatest and most famous export: Peroni Nastro Azzurro. Created to reflect the emergence of Italian luxury in fashion and design, it was designed with the sharp, sophisticated beer drinker in mind.
Peroni Nastro Azzurro is gently brewed to give an intensely crisp, refreshing taste with that unmistakable touch of Italian style.
“My vision is go big or go home,” said Perrin, whose new operation features an outdoor hop garden, gleaming concrete bar and in-house food truck serving a 218-seat taproom with a VIP loft, all situated alongside large windows into the brewhouse, where patrons can soon watch the bottling and canning lines in operation.
The brewery is planning to produce between 3,000 and 5,000 barrels of beer yet this year, and kegs of their black lager and strong pale ale have been steadily trickling into West Michigan bars for about the last month.
Perrin’s system has the capacity to brew up to 20,000 barrels per year (one barrel is 31 U.S. gallons), making them the second largest brewery in Grand Rapids behind Founders, and the fourth largest in West Michigan behind Bell’s and New Holland.
Come on in, pull up a seat. What matters here is good company, good conversation, and good beer. Like any decent beer hall, we ask that you be of legal drinking age and behave responsibly. We reserve the right to remove anything that's out of bounds.
Who says you can’t save time in a bottle? Pilsner Urquell has preserved our culture, both figuratively for those who enjoy our beer and literally for those who brew it, by keeping alive the same yeast strain for almost two hundred years. In a time when all beer was dark, we let there be light, in form of the world’s first golden beer.
RIGHT BRAIN BREWERY
Right Brain Brewery is an up and coming brewery nestled in the SoFo District of downtown Traverse City, Michigan. Our focus is on creating artisanally made, one-of-a-kind culinary inspired brews. If you taste something in our beers, like Asparagus, Cherry Pies, or Real Pig, it's because we put it there using only whole natural ingredients; after all... extracts are for sissies.
Right Brain brews can be found throughout the state of Michigan in bottles, kegs, and on draft, however we're not just beer lovers, we're art lovers too. We're advocates for anything creative, innovative, or odd so get outside of the box and Beer No Evil!
400 Water St
Rochester, MI 48307
The Rochester Mills Beer Co. opened in 1998 in Downtown Rochester. Located in the historic Western Knitting Mill, the brewery is located on Water Street, just two blocks east of Main Street. Preserving the original character of the building, the brewery features original hardwood floors, columns, beams and exposed brick walls. The menu features a broad selection of eclectic American cuisine, all prepared with the freshest ingredients. From delectable appetizers, fresh salads, pizzas and pastas to delicious entrees and unique sandwiches, the menu has something for everyone, even the kids. Special amenities include an outdoor patio, pool tables, and live entertainment every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. The Lazy Daze Lounge is available for private parties.
RBC produces world class beers using traditional and innovative brewing techniques and ingredients. As a company, we will strive to create unique beers with influences from countries around the world including the United States, Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the newest emerging craft beer location that has the world watching; Michigan.
9151 First Street
Baroda, MI 49101
With more than 30 years of fermentation experience and an award-winning reputation in the industry,our line of hand-crafted brews embody the satisfying bold taste you've come to expect from The Round Barn.
30 Germania St
Boston, MA 02130
The Boston Beer Company is America's leading brewer of handcrafted, full-flavored craft beers. Founder and Brewer, Jim Koch, brews Samuel Adams® craft beers using the time honored traditional four-vessel brewing process, and the world's finest all-natural ingredients. With over 30 distinctive, award-winning styles of craft beer, Samuel Adams offers discerning beer drinkers a variety of brews. The brewery has won more awards in international beer tasting competitions in the last five years than any other craft beer brewery in the world.
In late 2004, a three phase development plan was put in place by brewmaster Barry Johnson, creating Saugatuck Brewing Company. Beginning in June, 2005 a small, intimate, start-up brewery with the only "Brew On Premise" facility in Western Michigan, was created in a leased industrial unit on Enterprise Drive in Douglas.
Schmohz Brewing is a product of the dreams of a group of Michigan Tech Alumni. During the many long drives back and forth to school and the many nights researching beers at MTU, the dream of owning a brewery came up as a reoccurring topic. Years later when Jim Schwerin wanted to make that dream come true, his friends and former classmates decided to back his dream even when banks said no!
From its earliest time under the Shiner Brewing Association in 1909, to that fateful day in 1914 when Kosmos Spoetzl saw an opportunity to bring classic Bavarian brewing traditions to his fellow immigrants, through the "Great Experiment" of Prohibition and Great Depression, the "Little Brewery" has stuck to what they know best- handcrafting the finest beer!
Since 1994, Shipyard Brewing Company has been brewing fine quality products with a wide range of style profiles. We use only top quality ingredients and pride ourselves on the consistency and freshness of our products. All our beer is hand crafted from recipes developed by master brewer Alan Pugsley, one of the most influential people in the craft brewing movement in North America.
SHOCK TOP BEER
Shock Top is a traditional Belgian-Style wheat ale. It was originally created in 2006 as a seasonal brew under the name Spring Heat Spiced Wheat. After collecting gold in ’06 and bronze in ’07 in the Belgian White category at the North American Beer Awards, we decided to brew year-round and switch the name to Shock Top. We couldn’t be happier with our decision. And the best decision you can make is to try some Shock Top for yourself.
THE SHORT'S STORY BEGAN IN 2002 when a 22-year-old brewer named Joe Short registered Short's Brewing Company as a business in the state of Michigan. Having already gained significant brewing experience at other Michigan breweries, Joe realized that his style of brewing was best suited to his own business model where he would not have to answer to anyone for putting lots (and lots) of the best possible ingredients into his brews, or for brewing specialty beers that some might consider outrageous. Joe wanted to brew bold, flavorful and extremely creative beer, and felt that people would travel out of the way to get them.
Inspired by the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains, our beers are designed to be as bold, wild and unwavering as those storied granite peaks. With respect to tradition and an unbridled passion for innovation, Sierra Nevada beers are inspired by the philosophy that anything is possible. We are committed to pushing the boundaries of craft beer and we look forward to the day that flavorful beers are the standard throughout the world.
Unique Styles of Beer from One of America's Most Celebrated Breweries!
• One of the most award-winning breweries in America— ranked in the top 20 for GABF medals won by a brewery in the last 10 years.
• Excluding the big 4 breweries and chain brewpubs, Southampton is in the top 10 in medals won at the GABF in the last 10 years.
• Awarded Top Brewpub in 2003 by Beer Advocate Magazine.
• Ranked #8 Specialty Brewery in the World and 3 Top 50 Specialty Brews in America by RateBeer.com in 2004.
In operation since late 2002, Southern Tier Brewing Company of Lakewood, New York, has grown to produce more than 90,000 barrels of beer annually. The hand crafted ales are now available in more than thirty States and points beyond.
Founders Phineas DeMink and Allen “Skip” Yahn started the brewery with the vision of reviving the practice of small batch brewing to a region rich in brewing tradition. In 2002, with equipment gained from the purchase of the Old Saddleback Brewing Co. in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the Southern Tier Brewing Company began production in the Stoneman Business Park just outside of Lakewood, New York. By 2003, select varieties of small batch ales were locally distributed, and by 2005, sales covered the majority of New York State and Pennsylvania. Before launching a successful roster of seasonal beers, the brewery produced Pilsner, Mild Ale, and India Pale Ale.
Southern Tier immediately garnered regional attention and demand for the product quickly outgrew what their modest facility could handle. In 2009 a new 20,000 square foot building was built for the purpose of brewing innovative, high-quality beer to accommodate an expanding customer base. In this new facility, the small brewery was able to grow and offer the product both nationally and internationally, while still satisfying its loyal fans.
Get acquainted with Sprecher's Seasonal Beers so you know when to look for them. These beers are only available during select times of the year. Our Brewmaster's Premium Reserve beers can be aged liked fine wine or immediately enjoyed if you cannot wait. Our Limited Release beers often can be aged, but are most definitely limited in availablity. See what we're cooking up for future release. If we have any information on any new brews that will enter our line-up you'll find it here. A brief walkthrough on the traditional art of brewing, an art that still resembles in most ways the manner in which it was performed a thousand years ago.
Stillwater Ales are great. We do things differently, starting with Stateside Saison.. followed by Cellar Door, Existent, and more!!
A beer company and art collective.
We have some high standards when it comes to beer, and many of our creations are intended to be consumed fresh. We stamp each bottle the day it's filled with an "Enjoy By" date. Below is a chart with the "code lengths" of our beers...
For over 92 years, the Winery now known as St. Julian Wine Co., Inc. has produced award-winning products. From the first shoots of the Michigan spring through the harvest and barrel tasting of late fall, the family tradition that has flourished transforms grapes to wine, fruit to nectar, as passion and science converge bottle after bottle, case after case.
Belgium is revered for its ingenuity and beer brewing tradition when it comes to speciality beers. Part of this rich history means that six out of the seven remaining Trappist beer breweries are in Belgium. A Trappist ale is one that is brewed by the monks themselves, while abbey ales have a history that can be traced back to a religious order, but are now made by brewers. St. Stefanus is an abbey beer with a strong link to the order of Sint Stefanus. Abbey beers tend to have a rich history and a distinctive taste because of the age-old recipes and brewing processes.
After nearly 30 years of crafting fine ales and lagers, Summit Brewing Company still prides itself on introducing people to great beers. Beer shaped by tradition, but inspired by the innovative individuals who craft our beer every day and the loyal friends who drink it. We make beer that reflects our own tastes and beliefs about what great beer should be. Visit summitbrewing.com to find out more about us and our passion for great beer. And if you find yourself in lovely Saint Paul, please stop by the brewery for a tour and a pint (or two) at our Beer Hall & Patio. Skol!
San Diego, CA
TailGate Beer was founded by a 21-year-old homebrewer, Wesley Keegan. The story goes, Wesley was approached by his father, Tim, one day about what he was going to do with his life. As an ocean lifeguard and co-owner of a bar, Wesley thought he had it made. His dad informed him of a trademark he had won in 2004 and subsequently protected in contest from Anheuser Busch. The name was TailGate Beer.
Tim thought TailGate Beer was something special. As an avid sports fan and tailgater, Tim implored Wesley to take his homebrews that people loved drinking and brew TailGate Beer! Wesley, having put himself through college at San Diego State University, grew up modestly. The gift of TailGate Beer was a generous one but, unlike some tales of entrepreneurism, didn't come with startup funds.
They both agreed the name was solid and the marketing would one day be fun, but Wesley was emphatic that the beer had to be excellent. From there, Wesley took what he liked to brew, and brewed in Southern California. All initial beers were brewed and packaged in kegs and glass bottles. Wesley entered into the Great American Beer Festival in 2007 and although no formal awards were won, TailGate Beer was a hit! This drew lots of attention from beer fans from all over the country. The common response was "great beer!" and "great name!" So with confirmation of Wesley's biggest apprehension – people loved the beer – TailGate Beer was born.
Tapistry Brewing has one goal: creating excellent craft beer. Whether it’s a classic English robust porter or an experimental dark smoked imperial saison, we craft our beverages with purpose, conviction and the highest quality ingredients available. Our beer is hand-crafted in beautiful Bridgman, MI, just one mile from Lake Michigan.
A boutique craft brewery located in Orange County, California specializing in experimental and barrel aged beer. Our name is a fusion of 'brewery' with our family name, Rue.
Our calling is to create beers with character and depth using the simplest and purest of means. We do not filter or pasteurize our beers. Most of our bottled beers gain carbonation through bottle conditioning, allowing carbonation to naturally occur through a secondary bottle fermentation. We strive to use unconventional ingredients, and we will proudly state what we put in our beers.
We enjoy serving you, your friends and your family.
Here at the Thirsty Dog Brewing Company, full flavor, delicate balance, texture and aroma combine to make beer an infinitely complex and thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Each of our beers is meticulously hand crafted in small batches using the finest ingredients. High quality malted barley is the source of the beer's sweetness and body. Select American and European hops are used to balance the malt sweetness, and at times to add special flavors and aromas to the beer.
Enjoy the diversity and unleash the flavor today. Welcome to Thirsty Dog Brewing Company, and welcome to great beer!
The brewery was created in 2000 by 4 brew-engineers, after being graduated from KaHo St. Lieven in Gent, the best known brewing school of Flanders. Their names: Kristof De Roo, Rikkert Maertens, Stefaan Soetemans and Sven Suys. Just out of school, it was soon pretty clear to them that brew-master jobs are not easy to get in the Belgian beer world. Family traditions and brewing secrets are kept closely guarded within the brewing family. Like the real French Musketeers of the 18th century, the 4 friends bundled their enthusiasm and efforts, and created the Musketeers brewing company. After investing in some brewing equipment, many experiments in the 'garage', and several trials and errors the results were a great beer that all 4 brew-masters loved and believed in: a semi-strong BLOND. The first phase of the BIG dream had been accomplished. The challenge now was to produce the beer commercially and get people to drink it in restaurants and bars.
From the very beginning, Unibroue has carved out a special niche in the beer world with top quality products and a brand rooted deep in Quebec culture. It made history by becoming the first North American beer maker to use a brewing method inspired by the two-centuries-old tradition developed by Trappist monks in Europe—particularly in Belgium. Over the years, Unibroue has remained faithful to its origins even as it has grown to become an icon of the brewing world. Unibroue products take you on a journey filled with legends and fabulous tales.
Our Mission- To provide awesome hand crafted beers in a one of a kind atmosphere that blends our attitude and love for beer, art, and music all within a fully restored historic building from the 1890’s.
VANDER MILLS CIDER
At Vander Mill, we press our cider using the very best blend of high quality Michigan apples. Once pressed, the juice is never pasteurized and we never add sugar or preservatives. Our cider is literally pure apple juice!
Virtue Cider is a Michigan-based craft cider company that uses our expertise in modern craft fermentation and aging techniques to produce ciders that embody old world farmhouse styles. We partner with local family-run farms to find the highest quality heirloom apples for our cider.
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WHITE FLAME BREWING CO.
We love beer. We love trying new beers, tasting unique flavors, and talking about how amazing craft beer diversity can be. White Flame started with home brewing in our garage and grew into something none of us imaginedWe may not take ourselves seriously, but we take our beers to heart. We put everything we have into our beers for you, and us, to enjoy. We are proud to be part of the craft beer explosion in Michigan, and are honored to stand with our fellow breweries as representatives of Beer City USA.
A long time ago, way back in 1990, there was a little winery in the town of Proctorsville, Vermont. Back then, we made our living producing a variety of apple wines, something not many wineries do. We also made a little cider called "Vermont Old-Fashioned Hard Cider" – not the most catchy name, yet pretty darn appropriate.
We set out to create a truly American hard cider – a feat that hadn't really been accomplished in the last 200+ years. (Sorry, but we just can't count the stuff your grandpa made in "The Woodshed.") The crafting process started with the Vermont Old-Fashioned Hard Cider we already had on hand. Countless changes were made, not the least of which was taking the alcohol content down from 12% to 5%. After three months of blood, sweat and tears, a new cider was born. (Don't worry, we kept all the blood sweat and tears out of the cider.)
The Worthington Brewery (Worthington & Co.) was founded by William Worthington in the English Midlands town of Burton upon Trent in 1761. It is the second oldest continuously brewed beer brand in the country after Whitbread. The best known Worthington beers are the Creamflow nitrokeg product and White Shield India Pale Ale.
When William Worthington died in 1800, his brewery was one of the largest outside of London. From 1866 a Worthington chemist, Horace Tabberer Brown, pioneered brewing science in the separation and cultivation of pure yeast strains, and from 1872 the company was the first in the world to systematically utilise a laboratory in the brewing process. The company merged with its major Burton rival Bass in 1927. Throughout the 1920s until the 1960s the brand, in bottled form, ranked alongsideBass and Guinness as one of only three beers with nationwide distribution. However, bottled beer sales declined as keg beer grew in popularity throughout the 1960s, and the Worthington brewery was closed in 1965. The beers continued to be brewed elsewhere, and Bass used the Worthington brand for its principal keg bitter offerings from the 1960s onward, first as Worthington E, then as Worthington Best Bitter from the 1980s, and Worthington Creamflow from the 1990s to the present.