Our approach to brewing:

An eclectic mix of New and Old World styles using mostly European malts and, whenever possible, aggressive amounts of American Hops. Our brewer first learned the British and German styles before making his way through several Michigan craft breweries to learn the trade from the best in his area. We seek to offer a range of strong, session, hoppy, mild, and local-sourced options that will provide something for every thirsty pilgrim that graces our floors, and inspire craft beer fans to keep coming back for more deliciously fresh frothy fare.

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5 o'clock Whistle Vienna IPA

By pairing lightly roasted Vienna malt with pale British base malt, we created a piquant and almost winey backdrop for one of our hoppiest beers on the menu. The Vienna malt leaves it a bit closer to the amber spectrum than many American IPAs.

ABV: 6.2%  IBU-53

Dune Rail American Blonde

As a style, American Blonde Ales are less bitter than the typical American Pale Ale.  This refreshing beer, with restrained hop aroma, lets the fine German malts take the stage for a round.

ABV:4%  IBU-11

 

 

Electric Hart: Belgian Brown

Strong Belgian Dark ales combine the tart and fruity flavors from the funky yeasts used with a complex malt background. Ours has a balance of fruity notes that compliment a roasty caramel flavor from a hint of brown English malt against a backdrop of bready German malts.

ABV: 8.2%  IBU-15

 

Gluten For Punishment: German Style Wheat Ale

Traditionally, this German style of wheat beer was the only kind of beer brewers were allowed to brew in Bavaria during the summer, prior to refrigeration, as the special yeast used is more heat tolerant. With almost half of the grain in the recipe being malted wheat, there is an unmistakable bread-y flavor that is complimented perfectly by the tart and fruity notes that linger together.

ABV:5.5%  IBU-15

Great Walker-Imperial Stout

Supposedly this style was born when special beers were brewed to gift to Russian Imperialists. A rich, chocolatey strong stout with hints of stone fruit and a distinct warming presence.

ABV: 10%  IBU-72

 

 

Oceana Gold: Rye Saison

The Saison style was traditional brewed in late winter or early spring by Belgian farmers to be consumed during the summer months while working in their fields.

The Saison yeast strain used to ferment this beer lends hints of banana and clove to the nose and carry through to the body.  We used a little rye malt in the recipe to add a slight spice character to its flavors.

It’s slightly hazy golden/ orange color is reminiscent of the beautiful summer sunsets over Lake Michigan that we get to enjoy.

ABV: 8.2%     IBU-15

 

 

Screeching Sands: Agave Amber

Made as a loving tribute to the famous cactus, this strong hoppy amber ale blends German malts, blue agave syrup, and American hops.

ABV: 7.8%    IBU:35

Smokin' 515 Imperial Smoked Porter

A proper blast of smoky flavor from German beechwood-smoked malt tempered with an array of English roasted malts. The hop bitterness blends with the aggressive smokey flavor and itself lends to the roasty malt character.  In making the Imperial version of our smoked porter we added enough Belgian sugar to almost double the strength of its little brother Smoke Follows the Jive Ass.

ABV: 9%  IBU-42

 

Star Hill: Dry Irish Stout

A tribute to the classic Irish stout, this low gravity beer strikes a balance between roasty malt and refined hop character that pleases to the last drop. Dark roasty flavours are dominant but are more chocolatey than bitter.

ABV: 4.2%    IBU: 30%

Test Hill: Double IPA

A strong American-style IPA that packs a full-power hop aroma blast in each sip. A small amount of Belgian sugar amps up the strength while leaving it drier than an all-malt beer.

ABV:9.5%  IBU-68

Workingman's: Helles Alt

Before the widespread popularity of bottom-fermenting lager beers, most German-brewed beers were what we would now call ales. Acknowledging this history, the style called “Alt” which is German for “old” exists as a throwback to older brewing methods. Our take on the style is more golden-pale than most modern German amber versions.

ABV:5%  IBU-21