Of the 35 taps here, about six are made in the on-site brewing operation.Large Marge, (7.3% alcohol by volume) is smooth and tasty, with nice banana-bread notes and Belgian spice flavors.
TRAVERSE CITY — One bar serves beer made with honey from the bees living on its rooftop.
At another, you can try rum fermented with wild yeast from Grand Traverse Bay.
This is the one brewpub I visit on every trip to Traverse City.
Admittedly, its house brews aren’t always the first thing I order.
It was a mistake, said Schuett, who’s also head brewer.
It was supposed to be a Belgian witbier, but the brewing system turned out to be more efficient than expected, so the result was bigger and stronger.An off-the-wall brewery that uses such bizarre ingredients as pig heads, fruit pies and asparagus, this art-bedecked place — which also includes a hair salon — is unforgettable.On our recent visit, we tried a lemon beer that owner and head brewer Russell Springsteen was testing.It's part of a series that includes blueberry, pecan and apple pie variations.As founder and owner Russell Springsteen describes many of his customers: “They want to sample, they want to push their boundaries, and they want to experiment with flavor profiles." The largest brewery north of Grand Rapids, Short's is known for its dynamic array of releases — such as Melt My Brain (3.8% ABV), a gin-and-tonic-like golden ale made with coriander, juniper berries, limes and tonic water, available this year until September.And when tasting your way through this northern Michigan vacation destination, don’t miss the brewery that makes cherry-pie beer from actual cherry pies.