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

 

Bockhead: German Strong Bock

This beer was made from the “first runnings” from a large batch of our Dune Rail American Blonde.  This means that the first liquid produced is set aside to make a second beer. The sugar content of that liquid is very high which means the abv will be high as well.

You will find flavors of toffee or caramel with hints of plum in its body with hints of rich bread.  The finish is clean with a slight heat from its high alcohol content

ABV: 10.5%  IBU-53

 

Cherry Gluten for Punishment: Cherry Wheat Ale

We added Montmorency cherries to our German style wheat ale.  The cherries add a bold red color and a subtle sweet/tart cherry flavor.

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

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

***Gold Medal Winner 2018 World Expo of Beer***

Fleming's Field: Pear/Apple Cider

Made with a mix of pears and apples from J & H Fleming Farm in Shelby.  This cider has the aroma of a fresh cut pear and that carries over in it’s flavor with just a hint of green apple in the finish.  The perfect beverage to quench your thirst on even the warmest of summer days.

ABV: 6%  Gluten Free

Gluten For Punishment: 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

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

***Silver Medal Winner 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship***

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: 8.2%  IBU-35

***Gold Medal Winner 2018 World Expo of Beer***

Workingmans: 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