Calling all craft beverage drinkers! Northern Michigan welcomes you to try our beer, wine, and spirits. Below are some of our favorites close to Charlevoix:
Bier's Inwood Brewery
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.
This winery is located on the breathtaking grounds of Castle Farms. The Tavern features a barn wood ceiling built in the 1960s and a herringbone-pattern floor with tiles dating back to the original 1918 construction. 1918 Cellars has something for everyone offering twelve different varieties of red, white, and ciders. Castle Farms offers a variety of fun activities including wine and yoga events, farm-to-table dinners, twilight tours, and so much more.
Blu Dot Farm and Vineyard
Uniquely located between the shores of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. The Great Lakes vastly influence our terroir, which makes their estate ideal for growing grapes. They offer a relaxed setting for you to enjoy sips, snacks, and the surrounding farm and vineyard views. They offer wine by the glass, bottle, or tasting both indoor and outdoor.
Folklor Wine and Cider
They believe that delicious wines and ciders start in the field with healthy soil, well-cared-for plants, and a thriving ecosystem. It's part of their winemaking philosophy too - to let the fruit shine and add or take away as little as possible on its journey to the bottle. Folklor wines and ciders reflect the liquid landscape of Northern Michigan and everything it has to offer.
Lost Cellars, formerly Charlevoix Moon Vineyard, is located just north of the 45th Parallel, about two miles east of Lake Michigan in the Tip of the Mitt American Viticultural Area (AVA). These small batch award-winning wines represent the best of northern Michigan, with both estate grapes and select local fruit to curate a collection of specialty wines enthusiasts search out.
Spare Key Winery
Family is the Key to their vineyard and winery. In 2011 we began with just 400 vines, and with the help from their family and friends planting, trimming, and harvesting, they have continued to expand each year. The Spare Key Winery is one of the few estate-grown and bottled wineries in Northern Michigan, meaning their wines are made from grapes grown in their vineyard and processed on-site by their team.
Vue Wine Bar
With their world-class wine selection, mouth-watering treats, and unbeatable view, they are sure to be one of your favorite spots in Charlevoix. Join them for a glass of wine or a cocktail, gather with friends, and watch time float by from indoors or out.
With breathtaking countryside views and farmhouse decor, this idyllic tasting room offers bountiful fruit flavors harvested from the farm's vines and orchards.
Bellaire and Central Lake
Shorts Brewing Company
Shorts is a Northern Michigan staple. This local brewery has gained state and national recognition for its innovative beer names. Shorts is a staple in the Michigan craft beer scene. Shorts has tons of new beers being added to their tap list. View the complete beer menu here.
Not one, but multiple locations! Known for its whiskey and gin with lavender infusions, Mammoth Distillery revamps tried and true classics in its cocktail menu.
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! Petoskey Brewing also offers an extensive selection of seasonal brews. Click here to view the beer list.
Beards Brewing Company
Located downtown Petoskey, Beards has fantastic water views of Little Traverse Bay. Over the last couple of years, Beards has been growing its craft beer selection and mastering new flavorful craft beverages. Beard's is a great place to grab a beer after a busy day on the water. For a full list of beers, click here.
Petoskey Wine Trail
This Northern Michigan wine trail connects twelve local wineries in the Charlevoix/Petoskey area. Northern Michigan's grape varietals are unique to other parts of the country because of the cold climate and harsh conditions. This makes for exquisite wine flavors and one-of-a-kind vintages.
You can never go wrong with Michigan craft beer, wine, and spirits. Check out each of these locations to find more awesome Michigan products.
Looking to make the most out of your Northern Michigan beverage experience? Maximize your time by booking a guided tour with Northern Michigan Wine and Beer Tours, Charlevoix Cycle Pub/Fresh Coast Brew Bus and Wine Ride. These great local companies will get you where you need to go, taking away the stress of driving.