Craft Beer

Beer: Rounds for All

Calling all craft beer drinkers! Michigan is known for its awesome craft breweries. Visitors and residents enjoy the variety and abundance of unique and good beer. Gone are the days of limited beer selection. Northern Michigan welcomes you to try our beer and enjoy our great lakes. Click here for a map of area breweries, wineries, and distilleries. 


Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company
Located downtown Charlevoix, Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company is an 8-tap brew pub with a rotating selection of tasty experimental beers. They cater to the spontaneous four seasons and will have a beer that reflects the natural wonder of Northern Michigan. Overlooking Round Lake, Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company just released King Bee which is made from a refreshing mix of local apples and cherries. Also on tap, Our-Lennox is a rhubarb red ale that is both tart and sweet. This brewery is just steps from downtown Charlevoix.  Click here to view the full beer menu.  

Bier's Inwood Brewery is nestled in the historic Inwood area, 6 miles South of Charlevoix, you can find them brewing beer in the traditional way while incorporating new ingredients for innovative flavors. Their menu consists of 11 tap lines rotating between many styles of beer and hard cider all brewed in small batches on-premise. If beer isn’t your thing they also have an incredible selection of Michigan made wine & fruit wine.


Shorts Brewing Company    
Shorts is a Northern Michigan staple. This local brewery has gained state and national recognition for their innovative beer names. Known for its Soft Parade, Bellaire Brown, and Huma Lupa Licious, the brew pub also offers numerous unique beers that cannot be found in stores. Do you like chocolate and beer?  Try their Chocolate Wheat ale, an amazingly smooth and drinkable porter style beer. Gitchy Gitchy Ooh La La is brewed with nontraditional ingredients such as cucumber, lemon and lilac. This tasty blend creates a fun tasting experience. Shorts has tons of new beers being added to their tap list.  View the complete beer menu here.


Petoskey Brewing Company
It’s hard to miss the Petoskey Brewing building. This unique brewery has been building houses numerous vats of beer where the brewmasters are hard at work with their next successful beer! The seasonal Cranium Crush Waffle Cone Raspberry Cream Ale is a great blend of fresh raspberries and actual waffle cones. This unique brew is a great seasonal beer that’s smooth and great for summer. Do you like IPAs? The Hopsessed Double I.P.A. is a bold blend of citrus and Simcoe dry hop. This beer’s high bitterness is somewhat toned down by the caramel used in the malted barley. Petoskey Brewing also offers an extensive selection of seasonal brews. Click here to view the beer list.

Beards Brewing Company
Nestled in downtown Petoskey, Beards has an amazing hole in the wall location. Looking for a good summer beer? Look no further than the Luna, this beer is a classic brewery staple that is a saison-styled American wheat ale that has amazing undertones of citrus. The Serendipity Porter offers a smooth chocolatey flavor with a perfect blend of sweetness. There are also subtle undertones of sherry and smoke that makes this a great class of beer. Beards is a great place to grab a beer after a busy day on the water. For a full list of beer, click here.

Boyne City
Stiggs Brewing and Kitchen
From historic railroad depot to brewery, 112 S Park Street has once again made a name for itself.  The building was originally part of the White Lumber Company located on the east side of Lake Street across from the White’s Number One Mill. On June 28th, 1918 the mill burned down and the office building was moved to its current location. The building served as General Offices for Boyne City, Gaylord and Alpena Railroads until 1935. Which then continued to be Boyne City Railroad until 1976 ending its railroad depot streak in 1978 as Boyne Valley. To this day, this is one of the last buildings associated with the railroad. .Click here to learn more about Stiggs.

Tap Rooms
You can never go round with Michigan craft beer. Check out each of these locations to find more awesome Michigan beer.