Michigan Breweries

It’s officially winter outside which means ‘tis the season for exploring new Michigan brews. Do you like them hoppy? Dark? Sour? Us too!

Below, we’ve compiled a list of HDL staffs’ favorite Michigan beers.

Want to sip alongside us? Then join one of our upcoming Community Read-Ins where we visit local drinking holes and read our favorite books. Sounds cozy, doesn’t it? 😊

HDL team’s favorite Holland-area brews:

Tangerine Space Machine - New Holland Brewing (Steve) .... pssst! We're having a Community Read-In at New Holland on January 23rd!

Ichabod - New Holland Brewing (Allison)

Careless Whisper - Our Brewing Company (Tom)

Nessie - Guardian Brewing Company (Lindsay)

Bears & Bees - Tulip City Brewstillery (Annaka and Jake) .... pssst! We're having a Community Read-In at Tulip City on January 17th!

Lake Street Lager - Saugatuck Brewing Co. (Craig)

Blue Sunday - New Holland Brewing (Matt)

Light Point - New Holland Brewing (Andres)

Blood Orange Haze - Big Lake Brewing Co. (Erik)

White Woman in Retrograde - Guardian Brewing Company (Lori)


HDL team’s favorite West Michigan brews:

Rubaeus - Founders Brewing Co. (Allison)

Amber Ale - Bell's Brewery (Annaka)

All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Co. (Tom)

Stretch Golden Ale - The Mitten Brewing Company (Craig)

Authentic Self - Guardian Brewing Company (Matt)

Light Point - New Holland Brewing (Andres)

Ruby Red - Founders Brewing Co. (Erik)

'Dirty Bastard' and 'Backwoods Bastard' - Big Lake Brewing Co. (Dan)

Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Co.  (David and Steve)

Anything experimental from Brewery Vivant (Lindsay)

Farm Hand - Brewery Vivant (Lori)


HDL team’s favorite beers in all of Michigan:

Power of Love - Short's Brewing Company (Allison)

M-43 - Old Nation Brewing Co. (Steve)

Most anything from Our Brewing Company (Tom)

Tangerine Space Machine - New Holland Brewing (Lindsay)

The Poet - New Holland Brewing (Annaka)

Local's Light - Short's Brewing Company (Craig)

Blood Orange Honey - Cheboygan Brewing Company (Jake)

Green Zebra – Founders Brewing Co. (Matt)

Light Point - New Holland Brewing (Andres)

All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Co. (Erik)

Any Kolsch beers from River's Edge Brewing or Drafting Table Brewing (Dan)

Local Light - Short's Brewing Co. (Lori)


Other favorite Michigan-made beverages:

Straight Bourbon Whiskey - Coppercraft Distillery (Lindsay)

Gin or Vodka – Coppercraft Distillery (Dan)

Whaleback Spiced Rum - Northern Latitude Distillery (Jake)

Michigan Straight Bourbon - Eastern Kille Distillery (Jake)

Riesling -  Fenn Valley Vineyards (Ronda)

Late Harvest Riesling - Chateau Grand Traverse (Ronda and Matt)

Watusi Red and the Razz M’tazz - Karma Vista Vineyards (Ronda)

Beach Bum Blueberry Sparkling wine - Tanglewood Winery (Erik)

Bubbly Cherry sparkling wine - Chateau Chantal (Annaka)

Arcturos Pinot Noir - Black Star Farms (Jake)

Winemaker’s Red - Blustone Vineyards (Jake)

Greenman and Smackintosh ciders - Tandem Ciders (Matt)

Lake Effect series - Farmhaus Cider Co. (Annaka)

Midwest Nice - Farmhaus Cider Co. (Lindsay)

Razzputin mead - St. Ambrose Cellars (Jake)

Gluten-free beers at Brewery Nyx (Ronda)

Sour beers from Jolly Pumpkin Brewery (Lindsay)

Kombucha from Sacred Springs – (Matt)

New Wave Lemonade – B. Nektar (Jen)

Root Beer – Faygo (Craig)

Rock & Rye – Faygo (Alicia)

Feeling inspired? Try making your own brew:

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