Michigan has a reputation for its craft beer scene. With breweries like Founders and Bells steadily growing it can sometimes be hard to try something new. Michigan is full of craft breweries that are not well known but serve up some mouth-watering craft beers. Michiganders will always be proud to order a Bells Two Hearted or a Founders Breakfast Stout. While those are great, here are some more breweries to keep an eye out for if you want to rep some Michigan hops at the bar.
4903 Dawn Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823 | 517-203-5498 | ellisonbrewing.com
This East Lansing brewery just opened a couple years ago and is kicking out some great tasting beer. A few of their best sellers are the Tiramisu Stout and Relativity IPA. Tiramisu tastes just like the dessert and Relativity is brewed with Michigan hops only.
17 S 2nd St, Grand Haven, MI 49417 | 616-414-7822 | grandarmorybrewing.com
This microbrewery opened last summer and is located in Grand Haven. The beer is made in the historic Armory building. There is also a taproom that is located close to the Armory. Popular beers include Beechtree Blonde Ale and Irish I Was A Baller. This could be a great place to go after the beach next summer.
Arbor Brewing Company
HQ 114 E. Washington, Ann Arbor, MI 48150 | 734-213-1393 | arborbrewing.com
This Brewery has been around since 1995 but is now just starting to become a household name. They pride themselves on community and local sourcing of products. ABC is now global and should be a more popular name in the state of Michigan.
225 E Sixteenth St, Traverse City, MI 49684 | 231-944-1239 | rightbrainbrewery.com
Right Brain Brewery, located in Traverse City has taken a whole new approach to the craft beer scene. Their beers appeal to a more modern generation of drinkers. You can tell this simply by the packaging they choose to put their craft beer in. Right Brain has many fantastic beers. Try one of my personal favorites, the CEO Stout.
701 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 | 269-276-0458 | arcadiaales.com
Arcadia is another brewery that has been around for some time but does not get the recognition it deserves. Arcadia is where you should go if you want the best British Inspired ales in Michigan. You will also be able to find Arcadia easily out-of-state. In state, you can find their breweries in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. Stop in and try their seasonal Imperial Stout this fall.
Hopefully, this list opened your eyes to some new craft breweries you have not heard of. While we do love what’s popular, it is always great to branch out and represent multiple Michigan breweries while at the bar or at home.