Breweries

West Michigan Beer Tours is proud to promote all Michigan breweries and Michigan beer-friendly bars and restaurants.  Most of our tours will be based in West Michigan, but periodically we will also promote tours to other parts of the state and in other areas of the Midwest.  While we plan to highlight brewers in West Michigan our goal is to include all Michigan-based brewers in our database.  If you are a new Michigan-based brewery or would like to update the information we have included in our database please contact us.

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Arclight Brewing Co.
544 N. Main St., Watervliet, MI

Ed Nash and Dave Coyle opened Arclight in July, 2014, in a space formerly occupied by a car dealership. The expansive brewery and brewpub serves several popular beers, including its trio of IPAs, the Belgian blonde, American Sour Opus Series, Arclight Cream ale, the Snicker Doodle Porter, made with Vietnamese cinnamon, the Black Mere, an oatmeal stout, and Hail to the Darkness (Just selected as one of the top five dark beers in 2015 by Revue Magazine), a bourbon barrel-aged imperial porter. The brewery also features snacks, local art and a Sour Beer aging cellar. Nash also makes his own sodas and blends them with his blonde ale for a series of shandies.
Arcadia Brewing Company
103 West Michigan Ave
Battle Creek, MI 49017
269-963-9690
Owner Tim Suprise lives in Kalamazoo and originally wanted to open the brewery in Kalamazoo in the building that now houses the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange. Suprise and Co. opened its a new $8 million production facility in Kalamazoo in May, 2014. The spacious brewery sits along the Kalamazoo River and specializes in barbecue. A majority of Arcadia's brewing will be done in Kalamazoo, while the Battle Creek facility will continue to serve English-style ales using its open-fermentation system and offer barbecue, pizza and more.

Seasonals: Whitsun Wheat Ale (Spring/Summer); Jaw-Jacker (Fall); Nut Brown (Winter)
Best Bets: Sky High Rye; Cocoa Loco
Atwater Brewery in GRAs Atwater Brewery expanded, it only made sense that it came to Beer City USA. Atwater Brewery GR serves up radical drinks and phenomenal eats in Grand Rapids’ historic Rowe building. Take a seat and enjoy a full bar, one-of-a-kind menu items, and an atmosphere that celebrates the connection between Michigan’s two largest cities.
Barn Brewers Brewery
114 N. Main St., Lawton, MI 49065
(269) 299-0482
Barn Brewers Brewery, located in Lawton, MI, is your neighborhood microbrewery. Brad, Dan, Jeff and Matt have lived in southwest Michigan for much of their lives and all have families in the area. With the support of their wives, children, family and friends, Brad, Dan, Jeff and Matt have been given the opportunity to bring their dream to life. Started in December of 2014, Barn Brewers was created by four friends with a dream to open their own brewery. Matt started brewing and growing his own hops as a hobby. Brad, Dan and Jeff were his taste testers that soon agreed to open a place of their own. Barn Brewers Brewery was created. We are looking forward to being a part of the Lawton community and bringing a once, well-known brewery back to life.
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
355 E. Kalamazoo Ave
Kalamazoo, MI
269-382-2332

8938 Krum Avenue
Galesburg, MI

Bell's Brewery, Inc. began in 1985 with a quest for better beer and a 15 gallon soup kettle. Since then, we've grown into a regional craft brewery that employs more than 440 people over a 22 state area, in addition to Puerto Rico and Washington DC. The dedication to brewing flavorful, unfiltered, quality craft beers that started in 1985 is still with us today. We currently brew over 20 beers for distribution as well as many other small batch beers that are served at our pub in Kalamazoo, the Eccentric Cafe. Our ongoing goal is to brew thoughtfully, creatively and artistically. We strive to bring an authentic and pleasant experience to all of our customers through our unique ales and beers.
Beer Church Brewing Co.
24 S Whittaker St.
New Buffalo, MI
219-771-0635
Small batch, poured only at Beer Church -- lcoated in a Civil War era iconic church at the crossroads of downtown New Buffalo -- and available for takeaway via a fresh fill of one of our 32oz Crowler cans realtime onsite. Our beer is always as freshly close to the source as one can get and as artisan a brew as you will find in the world. Award-winning Brewmaster Nate Peck combines our Signatures with regular single batch, innovative releases.
Big Lake Brewing
977 Butternut Ave., Suite 4, Holland, M
A trio of lakeshore engineers -- Greg MacKeller, Travis Prueter and Nic Winsemius -- founded the brewery in 2009 and opened the company in July, 2013, to become the then-third brewery in the Holland area (New Holland Brewing Co. and Our Brewing Co.). In addition to a variety of beers from the three-barrel system, Big Lake also produces wine, cider and eventually mead. Prueter and Winsemius are long-time homebrewers, while Mackeller, along with and his wife, Courtney, started making wine in 2010.
Bilbo's Pizza
3307 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
269-382-5544
One of Kalamazoo’s oldest pizzerias, started in 1976, it started making its own brew in 1998. The restaurant’s menu and some of its beers feature items related to J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit.”
Boatyard Brewing Co.
432 E. Patterson Street
Kalamazoo, MI
269-808-3455
Received its license in early April 2013. Prior to opening the brewery, co-owners Brian Steele taught at Kalamazoo Country Day School while Dan Gilligan was an electrician for Kerwin Electric Inc.
BraVo! Restaurant and Cafe
5402 Portage Road
Portage, MI
269-344-7700
Chef and head brewer Adam Stacey started making his own beer at the popular restaurant in 2007. The restaurant celebrated its 25th anniversary in October, 2012. Stacey typically has five beers on tap. They are available in pints, as a sample platter of four 1.5 ounce pours ($6) and in half-gallon growlers ($15 new, $11 for a refill).
Brewery Vivant

925 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids.
616-719-1604
Co-owner Jason Spaulding opened Brewery Vivant in an old Grand Rapids funeral chapel in late 2010. Specializing in Belgian and French farmhouse ales, it quickly gained a reputation around the state. It also emphasizes sustainability and is one of the few breweries in the state to can its beer. In 2012, Brewery Vivant collaborated with the nation’s third-largest brewery, New Belgium, for a pair of specialty beers, Biere de Garde and Escoffier. The latter was voted as one of the Top 25 Beers of the year by Draft Magazine.
Best bets: Big Red Coq; Triomphe
Brite Eyes Brewing Co.
1156 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
(269) 220-5001
Brite Eyes Brewing Co. is a microbrewery/coffeehouse located in Kalamazoo, MI. We feature a deli style menu, locally roasted espresso drinks, and our signature hand crafted ales. We brew our beer on a small 1 barrel system, which allows us the flexibility to create a rotating tap list of experimental ales, as well as our main stay beers. Our family friendly tap room features high ceilings, lively colors, and a beautiful view of downtown Kalamazoo.
Cedar Springs Brewing Co.
95 N. Main St.
Cedar Springs, MI
616-696-2337
Join us in the heart of Cedar Springs at the trailhead of the White Pine Trail for a freshly crafted fermented beverage and a flavorful meal from our sustainably sourced kitchen.
Prost!
Cellar Brewing Company
500 E Division St Sparta, MI 49345
616-883-0777
Chuck Brown purchased the Michigan Beer Cellars from Dan Humphrey in early 2013. Brown rebranded the company to Cellar Brewing Co. that summer. Brown said he took the best of Michigan Beer Cellars' offerings and added some of his favorite homebrewing recipes. He also instituted quality control standards to keep the brewery's consistency at a high level. Now distributed in bottles around West Michigan, CBC's top sellers are: 1. Black Magic RYPA (black IPA); 2. Monkey Wrench (Imperial IPA) and 3. Michigan Sunshine (witbier)/Uncle Krunkle's Dunkleweizen (wheat ale). Cellar also makes its own wine and spirits, which are distributed across the state, and serves a variety of food.
Constantine Brewing Co.
145 S. Washtington St., Constantine
(269) 506-2002
Matt and Charlene Ryan opened their small brewery and winery in Constantine, about 40 minutes south of Kalamazoo on U.S. 131, in early June, 2014. Matt Ryan brews on a 2.5-barrel system while his wife, a vintner, makes a trio of wines using grapes from their property and a farm in Allegan. Housed in a 2,000-square-foot building that was believed to be built in the 1850s, the brewery and winery is open starting at noon Wednesday through Sunday. The Ryans have six handles and make several beers, including LightSpring Pale Ale, Emperor's Victory Stout and the flagship Black Galactic, among others. It also serves wings, pizza, barbecue and appetizers and occasionally hosts live music.
Creston Brewing Co.
1504 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 805-4523
Microbrewery and restaurant in the heart of the historic Creston neighborhood of Grand Rapids, MI. Opened in August, 2016.
Cultivate Brewing Co.
961 E Shawnee Rd
Berrien Springs, MI
269-422-1324
NOTE: Temporarily Closed, as of May, 2017.

Farm to pint brewery located in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Experience farm to pint brewery. Hops yard. Barley field. Amazing atmosphere. Snacks available everyday, heated porch in the winter.
Dark Horse Brewing Co.
511 S. Kalamazoo Ave
Marshall, MI 49068
269-781-9940
Aaron Morse learned to brew at Northern Michigan University. Dark Horse specializes in big beers, so when everyone goes light for the summer, the Marshall brewery rolls out its Belgian-style trippel. The brewery plans to add a creamery, distillery and bakery soon. In the summer of 2014, the History Channel featured the company in the reality show, "Dark Horse Nation."

Seasonals: Sapient Trip Ale (Spring/Summer); Scotty Karate (Fall); Five-Part Holiday Stout Series (Winter)
Best Bets: Plead the 5th Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged); Double Crooked Tree IPA (February)
Dirt Bag Brewing Co.
Gobles
(269) 217-2840
Ryan Long, of Gobles, plans to utilize his future brewery’s home near the Kal-Haven Trail, which runs from Battle Creek to Lake Michigan, to entice craft beer drinkers and outdoors lovers.
Dutch Girl Brewery
14964 Cleveland St., Suite B
Spring Lake, MI
(616) 607-2026
CLOSED MARCH, 2017.
Final Gravity
103 N. Phelps, Decatur, MI
269-436-8052
The father-son brewing duo of Mike and Kevin Christensen took over Patchwork Brewing Co. in the summer of 2014 and renamed the business. To meet the growing demand for their beer, the Christensens purchased new equipment. Some of their more popular beers include Uranus on Fire, a jalapeno fruit beer, The One, an IPA and Eye Opener, a stout. The brewery also excels at its handmade, thin-crust pizza.
Founders Brewing Co.
235 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-776-1195
Michigan’s second largest brewery in terms of annual production, Founders has enjoyed exponential growth in the last several years courtesy of its rabid following. In early 2015, the Grand Rapids brewery announced it sold 30 percent of the company to Spain's Mahou San Miguel, giving Founders the ability to distribute worldwide. The brewery's latest round of expansion will help meet those audiences. The recent stars of an episode of Esquire's "Brew Dogs," Founders is best known for its Kentucky Breakfast Stout, Canadian Breakfast Stout, All Day IPA and Centennial IPA, among many other beers.
Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing Co.
140 S. Westnedge Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI
269-217-0603
Greg “Gonzo” Haner opened his brewery in the Orrin B. Hayes dealership downtown Kalamazoo in November 2013. Haner was the head brewmaster at Olde Peninsula Brewpub from 1996-2003. In addition to his top selling Vanilla Porter, Gonzo's is also known for its food.
Grand Rapids Brewing Company
1 Ionia Ave. SW Suite 1
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-458-7000
Mark Sellers, who also owns Hop Cat, opened this brewery in December, 2012, as a nod to the city’s brewing history. The GRBC originally opened on New Year’s Day of 1893 as a merger of six smaller breweries. In the summer of 2013, the new GRBC became the Midwest’s first organic brewery.
Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery & Supply
418 Ada Dr SE
Ada, MI
616-920-7398
Once upon a beer consumed, the idea of opening Gravel Bottom was born. We have crossed the country with stacks of recipes kept in journals, sketched business plans on scrap paper, and enjoyed our evolving product along the way. We have landed in the great town of Ada and hope to meet you soon. Our three-barrel system provides beer for six frequently changing taps with different styles regularly featuring homebrew and collaboration beers. Create your own masterpiece in our fully stocked homebrew shop.
Greenbush Brewing Co.
5885 Sawyer Road
Sawyer, MI 49125
269-405-1076
Opened in 2011 by Jill Sites, Justin Heckathorn and Scott Sullivan, the brewery is on pace to produce around 13,000 barrels in 2013 -- more than triple its 2012 output. It recently announced plans to open expand with a 50-barrel system across the street from its taproom. The brewery started distributing in bottles in 2013.
Seasonals: Ursus (Winter); Sunspot (Spring/Summer)
Best bets: Closure, pale ale; Delusion, barrel-aged imperial cream stout
Greyline Brewing Co.
1727 Alpine Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI
GREYLINE BREWING COMPANY WAS FOUNDED WITH THE INTENT TO DO THINGS OUR WAY. WE HAVE NO PLANS TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD THROUGH DISTRIBUTION DOMINATION, OR BE THE NEXT BEER SUPERPOWER. WE ARE STARTING OUT SMALL AND PLAN ON GROWING WITH YOU, FOR YOU, TAKING IT ONE PINT AT A TIME. WE WILL NOT MAKE UP STORIES ABOUT WHO WE ARE, OR WHERE WE CAME FROM, BECAUSE HISTORY MATTERS. THIS TIME HISTORY WILL BE WRITTEN BY OUR OWN HAND. WE ARE BRUTALLY HONEST AND PLAN TO STAY THAT WAY.
Griffin Claw.
575 S Eton St
Birmingham, MI 48009
Founder Norm LePage and owners Bonnie LePage and Mary Nicholson harnessed the medal-winning skills of brewer Dan Rogers for this Birmingham brewery that opened in July, 2013. The 12,000-square-foot facility boasts a beer garden, taproom and a tasting room where patrons can sample a variety of styles, including the mainstays Norm’s Raggedy Ass IPA and the Grind Line Pale Ale. One of several Michigan breweries to can its beer, Griffin Claw’s 16-ounce four packs are introducing this new but ambitious brewery to the state in a big way.
Harmony Brewing Co.
1551 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids
(616) 233-0063
Harmony opened in Grand Rapids’ Eastown on February, 2012. Owners Heather Van Dyke-Titus and her two brothers, Barry and Jackson Van Dyke, are a resourceful group of entrepreneurs. They’ve utilized salvaged material and repurposed items for the brewery. Its 5-barrel system is a converted dairy tank and the hardwood on the stairway is an old basketball court from Western Michigan University, as a couple examples.
Harmony Hall
401 Stocking Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI
616-233-9186
Harmony Hall seeks to provide an all inclusive gathering spot for the Stockbridge Neighborhood, while promoting the excellence of the beer and food scene in Grand Rapids by continuing to push creative boundaries with our food and beer offerings.
Haymarket Taproom
9301 Red Arrow Highway
Bridgman, MI
Located on in beautiful Bridgman, Michigan, the Haymarket Taproom opened in January 2017 in what used to be the State Police post. The Taproom sits on a sprawling 17-acre piece of property which includes protected wet lands and a spacious field for live music and large-scale outdoor events. As Haymarket's second location, the Taproom is also the primary production facility for kegs and cans of our Belgian and American-style ales that are distributed in the Chicagoland area as well as South West Michigan starting in Spring 2017. The Taproom has a large indoor dining area set up in the style of a traditional German-style beer hall as well as a large outdoor beer garden. Specializing in wood-fired pizzas cooked in Italian pizza ovens, the Taproom offers a rotating seasonal menu with an emphasis on locally sourced foods prepared in our from-scratch kitchen. The Taproom is a non-tipping establishment as well as a seat-yourself style restaurant where guests are invited to order at the counter and in the spirit of community, share a table and strike up a conversation with their neighbor. We hope you will stop in an enjoy a pint with us!
Hideout Brewing Co.
3113 Plaza Drive NE, Grand Rapids.
(616) 361-9658
The Hideout Brewing Company, owned and operated by Ken and Laura McPhail, opened in 2005. Ken is a well seasoned homebrewer, who showed a lot of skill and tenacity in the brewing world. He and his apprentice, Wob Wanhatalo, ran the brewery and produced some great recipes. After 7 years of running the Hideout, Ken handed the reins over to Nick Humphrey and Scott Colson. Throughout the Hideout’s journey since, Scott and Nick perfected beer recipes, expanded the taproom to 32 tap handles, and signing major distributors. To date, Hideout Brewing Company is distributed statewide and and continues to push forward. Hideout Brewing Company is pushing forward and constantly writing new beer recipes, totaling well over one hundred different beers, ciders, and meads.
HopCat.
25 Ionia Ave. SW
Grand Rapids
616-451-4677
Mark Sellers opened this craft beer haven in downtown Grand Rapids in January, 2008. It quickly became one of the top craft beer bars in the state. Beer Advocate magazine ranked it the No. 3 Beer Bar on Planet Earth and Craftbeer.com’s readers selected it as the No. 2 Beer Bar in America. It boast 48 taps and now brews its own beer. Sellers, a Michigan State University graduate, will open another Hop Cat in East Lansing this summer.

Jaden James Brewing Co. (at Cascade Winery)
4665 Broadmoor S.E, Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 656-4665
Jaden James Brewery is located in the Cascade Winery, which opened in 2003. Jaden James serves a variety of rotating beers, including stouts, Peanut Butter Porter and even an gluten-free option. Hard ciders and mead, made at the winery, are also available.
logo_JollyPumpkinJolly Pumpkin
(734) 426-4962
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, LLC
3115 Broad Street
Dexter, Michigan, 48130
"That's Weird."
Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.
5919 Chicago Rd.
Warren, MI. 48092
(586)979-8361
The brewery that helped put Metro Detroit on the national craft beer map was started in 1998 by Bret and Eric Kuhnhenn. It has taken home several medals from the Great American Beer Festival, including gold in 2010 for its heralded Fourth Dementia Olde Ale. In early 2014, RateBeer.com named Kuhnhenn as one of the world’s Top 100 breweries. Brewer Todd Schwem and Co. are in the midst of major growth in 2014, so keep your eyes open for more exciting developments coming from our east side friends.
Latitude 42 Brewing Co.
Portage
Portage’s first microbrewery is starting off with a bang. Ownership has spared no expense on the 11,000-square-foot microbrewery. It began with a production capacity of 6,000 barrels a year and opened in the summer of 2013. Head brewer Scott Freitas brings an impressive resume with stints at the Maui Brewing Co., Steelhead Brewing Co. and Wild Duck Brewing Co., both of Eugene, Ore. On the food side, Latitude 42 features a bevy of flavorful options, including sandwiches, pizza, desserts and more.
Millgrove Brewing Co.
633 Hooker Road, Allegan, MI
(269) 355-1915
The father-son brewing duo of Chris La Ponsie and his father, Duane, opened Millgrove Brewing Co. in Allegan on July 4, 2014. They started brewing in 2009 before launching their own tap room. The 2,400-square-foot space also hosts trivia nights, games nights, open mic and more.
The Mitten Brewing Co.
527 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 608-5612
Owners Chris Andrus and Max Trierweiler combined their love of craft beer and baseball into this new hot spot on the Northwest Side of Grand Rapids. It opened in the historic Grand Rapids firehouse in October of 2013 and has expanded with second story and an outdoor deck.
New Holland Brewing Co..
66 E 8th St, Holland, MI
(616) 355-6422 ‎
(269) 795-3640
Founded in 1996, New Holland Brewing Co. has grown to the third-largest brewery in the state and pioneered Michigan's distilling resurgence. From its Mad Hatter to Dragon's Milk, New Holland continues to showcase its art. At the end of 2014, New Holland made several announcements, including the hiring of Adam Lambert, formerly of Dogfish Head Brewery, and its part as the anchor of a $17 million mixed-use project on the West Side of Grand Rapids.
North Pier Brewing Co.
670 N Shore Dr
Benton Harbor, MI
269-757-7163
North Pier Brewing Company is a brewery and tap room located in Benton Harbor, MI, serving Belgian-inspired beer.
Odd Side Ales
41 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI
(616) 935-7326
Welcome to Odd Side Ales, one of the fastest growing breweries in Michigan. Born in an old piano factory in downtown Grand Haven, Michigan, Odd Side Ales first opened its doors in March 2010. We've grown steadily since that first brew, but have never lost sight of our initial goal: to create a variety of complex beers, each with its own unique flavor. To that end, we strive to craft unusual beers that will make your taste buds dance. Whether you're looking for the perfect IPA or something ... just a little different, we've got the beer for you.
Old Boys' BrewhouseOld Boys’ Brewhouse
971 W. Savidge St., Spring Lake, MI, 49456
616-850-9950
Located on the Shore of Spring Lake, Michigan, is dedicated to producing only the finest hand-crafted ales using the freshest ingredients. Established in 1997, OBB attributes its canine-oriented theme to the influence and memory of a Chocolate Labrador, “Brutus, the snake, Malone”, AKA Old Boy. Old Boy touched the lives of his family and friends with his gentle demeanor, attentiveness, unique eating habits (catching fish out of the lake, for example), and most of all by his ability to interact with humans. It is that special bond humans form with their dogs which Old Boys’ Brewhouse, Inc. wishes to celebrate. So come on in, try our great food and raise a glass of delicious brew in toast to all the Old Boys and Old Girls in the world.
Old Mill Brewpub and GrillOld Mill Brewpub
717 W Bridge St, Plainwell, MI
(269) 204-6601
Proprietor Scott Zylstra decided to leave the his job in pharmaceutical sales to start his own brew pub. It’s located in the historic Eesley Mill in Plainwell, near the popular Plainwell Ice Cream Co. It terms of building atmosphere, it’s hard to beat. John F. Eesley purchased a roller rink built in 1869 and converted the building to become the Sunshine Flour Mill. After several months of serving beer from other West Michigan breweries, Old Mill tapped its own beer this in 2014 and now offers 10 brews. As an ode to its past, Zylstra’s first beer, released in October, 2014, is the Sunshine Oatmeal Stout. In addition to a fine food menu, Zylstra now features several handmade brews.
Olde Peninsula Brewpub and RestaurantOlde Peninsula Brewpub
200 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
(269) 343-2739
Olde Peninsula Brewpub is a fixture in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo since opening in 1993. Brewmaster Dan Kiplinger makes a series of mainstays, led by the O.P. IPA and Midnight Stout. He also sprinkles in a few popular seasonal brews, including the Pumpkin Ale, which always sells quickly, as well as the Tornado Pale Ale, a spring offering to commemorate when the building was struck by the massive tornado on May 13, 1980. The brewpub also serves quality food, including a rotating specialty menu.
One Well Brewing
4213 Portage St. Kalamazoo, MI 49001
(269) 459-9240
One Well Brewing produces hand-crafted beers and provides a place for like-minded folks to share ideas, art and culture in Kalamazoo, MI. Co-owners Chris O'Neill and T.J. Waldofsky opened their microbrewery in late November, 2014. Emphasizing its neighborhood brewery atmosphere -- complete with board games, vintage arcade games, live music and comedy and more -- One Well's beer comes from O'Neill, who works on a three-barrel system. You'll want to try the Bad Adz, an English-style brown ale, the SimcoeRillo, an American-style IPA using Simcoe and Amarillo hops, or the Xalapa, an outstanding jalapeno blonde ale.
Open Road Brewery
128 S Main St.
Wayland, MI
269-792-2739
The open road can be comforting or adventurous, well traveled or off the beaten path. It can take you places you have never been and return you home again. At the Open Road Brewery our beers are crafted with these principles in mind. So, hit the Open Road Brewery in Downtown Wayland where you will feel the comfort of home and the adventure of the open road in every drink.
Our Brewing Co.
76 E 8th St, Holland, MI
(616) 994-8417
Carefully considered craft beer + neighbors on every stool. Our Brewing Company: Smaller on Purpose.
Paw Paw Brewing Company
929 E Michigan Ave.
Paw Paw, MI
269-415-0145
Brother-in-laws and Western Michigan University students -- Ryan Sylvester played wide receiver for the Broncos and Ben Fleckenstein graduated from the School of Aviation -- took a financial risk and launched their own brewery in early 2011. Paw Paw Brewing Co. sold 326 barrels in its first year and has blown past business projections since. It plans to make around 1,700 barrels in 2013. It now bottles and cans its beer.

Best Bets: KUA, St. James English Ale, Citra Melon
Specialties: Bronco Brown, Coconut Porter

Perrin Brewing CompanyPerrin Brewing Co.
5910 Comstock Park Dr NW, Comstock Park, MI
(616) 551-1957
The Comstock Park brewery is owned by minority partner Jarred Sper and majority partner Randy Perrin, who founded Perrin Sportswear, a resort apparel company. It opened in a 23,000-square-foot space in September, 2012. Sam Sherwood, formerly of the head brewer at Walldorff Brewpub in Hastings, is the new head brewer at Perrin, which will produce more than 8,000 barrels in 2013. The brewery plans to distribute in bottles and cans, including flat top cans that requires a churchkey to open.
Beers: Golden Ale, Black Lager, Raspberry Blonde Ale, IPA, Grapefruit IPA
To Be DeterminedPike 51
3768 Chicago Dr, Hudsonville, MI
(616) 662-4589 ‎
Pike 51, which opened in 2012, is owned by Steve Guikema and Ron Snider who are also co-owners of Hudsonville Winery. Jeff Williams is the head brewer and in 2013, brewer Manda “Pants” Geiger joined the company. The duo has created 11 World Beer Championship brews. Pike 51 Brewing Co. is named after the history of Chicago Drive, which used to be called turnpike 51. Our 15 beers on tap typically include 6-8 mainstays, several seasonal, unique one-offs and an ever increasing focus on sours.
Rockford Brewing Co.
12 E Bridge St, Rockford, MI
(616) 951-4677
Jeff Sheehan, Seth Rivard and Brien Dews opened their brewery on the Rogue River in December of 2012. After several years at New Holland Brewing Co., Sheehan helped shape the vision and flavors at Rockford, including mainstays such as Rogue River Brown and the Paradigm MPA, which is made with all Michigan-grown ingredients. The two-story building holds a bar and production facility on the main level and a large Bavarian-style beer hall upstairs. Don't miss the brewery's popular Pub Crawl during Thanksgiving week that features several specialty releases.
Round Barn Brewery
10983 Hills Rd, Baroda, MI
(800) 716-9463
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.
Rupert’s Brew House
773 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo
269-337-9911
Owner Mark Rupert and his business partner Nirmal Shah became the first of the five downtown Kalamazoo breweries in the works to open when it poured its first pints on Oct. 25, 2013. Rupert formed the company in November, 2012, started work on the space in December and was joined by Shah that winter. Head brewer Adam Wisniewski joined in August. Wisniewski has homebrewed for about five years and spent the last year working at the Bell's General Store. He's working on a 1.5-barrel system and plans to order whiskey barrels to being barrel-aging. He also wants to emphasize sour beers. The brewery served seven beers for its first day of business: M-43 Porter; Double hIgh PA, Britani's Cream Ale, Sour Oud Bruin (a sour brown ale), Mastiff Drool Stout, Doctor Steve's IPAilment and 2-Wice Licked Kitty, which is made with apricots, coriander and orange peel. The brewery will not carry food, but will allow for delivery. Rupert said he wants to partner with food trucks as well.
Saugatuck Brewing Co.
2948 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas, MI
(269) 857-7222
Opened in 2008 and featuring the state's only Brew-On Premise system, a 3.5-barrel system that allows customers to make their own beer, SBC has grown substantially over the last few years. Located in a 25,000-foot facility and just a short drive from Lake Michigan, a series of expansions helped SBC grow its distribution around the Midwest and up its production from 2,000 barrels in 2012 to more than 6,500 in 2014. Behind mainstays such as Oval Beach Blonde and Backyard IPA, popular seasonal offerings, including the Neapolitan Milk Stout, and its Brewer's Reserve Series, SBC plans to continue it upward trajectory into 2015.
Schmohz BrewingSchmohz Brewing Co.
2600 Patterson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 949-0860
A group of Michigan Tech University alumnus brought their engineering skills to the beer world when Schmohz opened in December, 2004. The brewery will make about 1,400 barrels on its 20-barrel system in 2013. “We make old world ales and lagers that we like,” head brewer Chas Thompson said.
Silver Harbor Brewing Co.Silver Harbor Brewing Co.
721 Pleasant Street
Saint Joseph, MI
269-281-7100
Silver Harbor Brewing Company features a locally inspired new american style lunch and dinner menu plus 10-15 handcrafted beers on tap.
Sister Lakes Brewing Co.Sister Lakes Brewing Co.
92500 CR-690
Dowagiac, MI
269-332-5135
What started out as a hobby soon became a passion and a true labor of love. Being able to work together as a family to open the Sister Lakes Brewing Company is our dream come true. We love great beers, and if you do too, you will be at the right place! We will brew, in-house, several varieties of our own hand-crafted ales and other specialty beers. Our mission is to create a public gathering place for the community to share our passion for great beer and enable an outlet for others to share their passions. Please join us as we begin to foster community, one pint at a time!
South Haven BrewpubSouth Haven Brewpub
515 Williams St
South Haven, MI
269-767-7105
South Haven Brewpub is South Haven's First Brewpub featuring hand crafted beer, a robust food menu, wine and spirits.
Tapistry Brewing Co.
4236 Lake St., Bridgman, MI
(269) 760-1369
In the first few months since it opened in the lakeshore community, Tapistry Brewing Co. is already stretching palates of its customers. Owners Joe Rudnick and Greg Korson said the top sellers through the first few months of business are: Enigma (double IPA); Reactor (American IPA); Chocola Java Stout; Beatnik (blonde ale) and Peck’s Porter. In the spring/summer, the Skipjack Pale Ale is carrying the way. Rudnick said they also like to open things with everything from a Habanero Porter to a Mole Ghost Pepper Ale. For Halloween, they also brewed “red” Voodoo Lady with ginger and beets. Rudnick also shared how they develop recipes. “We do a lot of round table discussions and talk about the style of what we are aiming for. We then choose the developer (one of three of us) and everyone offers thoughts and then the chosen one dials in the recipe. It keeps us away from a cookie-cutter menu and keeps our beers creative and unique.”
Texas Corners Brewing CompanyTexas Corners Brewing Co.
6970 Texas Drive, Kalamazoo, MI
269-762-1879
Family owned and operated, our roots at Texas Corners Brewing Company were really planted by our grandfather in the family farming business in 1951. To this day our values are still the same - commitment to quality, family, and community. That means believing strongly in the farm to fork dining concept. We source as much as possible from local farmers, including our very own Schultz Fruitridge Farms in Mattawan, Michigan. As we continue to branch out with four generations, we look to bring together family, friends and community in our historic brewpub nestled in Texas Corners. Come on in and enjoy well crafted brews made from the finest ingredients, including apples from our family's orchard, and let our chef cook you an amazing homemade meal for a truly fantastic experience!
The B.O.B.’s Brewery
20 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
616.356.2000
Experience a dedication to creativity; a flair for complex flavors; a return to craft. A Renaissance is brewing at B.O.B.'s Brewery, where this month's exotic, small batch brew may become next year's most anticipated seasonal offering. There is the potential for magic every time Brewmaster John steps behind the glass. We like taking risks and understand that mistakes pave the road to real genius. We create from a palette of fresh ingredients, expert craftsmanship, and bold ideas. You may not like all of our beers, but you're going to really love some of them. So craft your own palate and take your time. See, here at B.O.B.'s Brewery we don't have to serve the entire world. We only have to serve one glass of beer at a time. Yours.
Distant WhistleThe Distant Whistle
118 S. Main St.
Vicksburg, MI
269-370-7549
The goal of The Distant Whistle Brewhouse is to draw in and connect with home brewers and craft beer enthusiasts. From our consistently delicious flagship beers to our constantly changing craft selections, the Brewhouse promises to be a unique experience every time. We pride ourselves on our home brewing past, and will offer easy access to all the recipes for beers brewed for our customers. We plan on offering brewing demonstrations, classes, and competitions, as well as offering a venue for different entertainers, and fostering an excellent community atmosphere.
The Knickerbocker (New Holland Brewing Co.)
417 Bridge St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI
616-355-6422
Strategically placed at the gateway to Grand Rapids’ historic Westside, The Knickerbocker is a taste of many world traditions that have been rediscovered and presented with a fresh perspective. Enjoy a full drink menu including craft beer, artisan spirits, handcrafted cocktails, wine and cider. The Knickerbocker presents a rustic, seasonal menu showcasing local and regional agriculture, old world techniques with a fresh perspective; including nose to tail butchery, heirloom produce and scratch cooking over fire.
The Livery
190 5th St.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
269-925-8760
Located in what was a horse stable built in 1905, The Livery opened in August, 2005 by partners Leslie Pickell and Steve Berthel, who formerly brewed at Kraftbrau Brewery in Kalamazoo. In 2010, David Sawyer was hired as an assistant brewer. In 2013, Berthel joined New Holland Brewing Co. and Sawyer took over as head brewery at The Livery. Located in Benton Harbor’s art district, it also boasts a small outdoor beer garden and a cafe.
Tibbs Brewing CompanyTibbs Brewing Co.
402 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo, MI
(877) 762-7397
Opened on Dec. 6, 2013 in a small space near the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre, Tibbs Brewing Co. has found its niche with consistently dynamic beers and customer service. Owned by Kevin and Cindee Tibbs, the small brewery expanded to a two-barrel system in 2014.
Transient Artisan AlesTrail Point Brewing Co.
6035 Lake Michigan Dr, Allendale, MI 49401
616) 895-2739
Trail Point was born from the brew kettles of Jeff Knoblock and Gary Evans and cultivated in the MOB (Muskegon Ottawa Brewers) homebrew club. The MOB is where we honed our brewing skills, perfected recipes, judged beers, experimented, and built personal relationships. All of Trail Point's owners belonged to this group. The name was inspired by a desire to connect with our community: Allendale, the woods and waters of West Michigan, and craft brewing enthusiasts. While researching Allendale's 150+ year history, we learned about trail marker trees that guided early travelers. Young saplings along trails were bent to create a distinctively shaped tree or branch to point the way to the nearest village, waterway, natural resource, or meeting place. And so, the Trail Point name was born.
Transient Artisan AlesTransient Artisan Ales
4229 Lake St.
Bridgman, MI
Our goal is to create beers with unique character produced from local ingredients and developed by the influence of open-fermentation.
Unruly Brewing Co.
360 W. Western Ave., Muskegon, M
One of two new breweries headed to Muskegon in 2013. Jeff Jacobson and Mark Gongalski plan to open in the Russell Block Market in the summer.
Territorial Brewing Co.
256 Helmer Road North, Springfield, MI
(269) 282-1694
After about a decade homebrewing, Charles Grantier and Tim Davis opened their new German-inspired brewery on Nov. 18, 2014. TBC offers a series of popular German style beers, including Harmonia, a hefeweizen, and a Berliner weisse called Cereal City Champagne, among others. Chef Rob Zimmer also oversees the menu, which naturally features a lot of sausage.
Walldorff Brewing Co.
105 E State St, Hastings, MI
(269) 945-4400
Brewed daily, using only the best ingredients, Walldorff strives to bring you the freshest, most flavorful beer in Michigan. We have an interesting rainbow of beers in our 9 taps. Anything form the smooth and easy drinking Bistro Blonde to our rich & creamy State St. Oatmeal Stout. If you are feeling adventurous try our four specialty and seasonal beers. These beers are ever changing and always unique! And you can take some home, too!
Watermark Brewing Co.
5781 Saint Joseph Ave
Stevensville, Mi., 269-281-0872
Watermark Brewing Company in downtown Stevensville opened on July 18, 2016. Friends Chris Mason, Justin Schaul and David Cockell quit their jobs at the end of 2015 to open the brewery, which sits in a 5,250-square foot building and features a brewhouse, taproom, rest rooms in a slick urban feel utilizing reclaimed barn wood and rusting corrugated aluminum panels.
White Flame Brewing Co.
5234 36th Ave, Hudsonville, MI
(616) 209-5098
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 imagined. We 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. What could be better? Brew beer, drink beer, talk beer.