Northern Michigan Microbreweries: Craft beer-lovers, take note: Northern Michigan continues to live up to its “Top 7 Beer Destinations” designation, as recently declared by TravelChannel.com. Cheers to the following changes and additions to our robust regional craft brewing:
Beards Brewery: Downtown Petoskey’s sole microbrewery opened mid-August at 207A Howard St., Petoskey. beardsbrewery.com.
Right Brain Brewery: TC’s beloved and inventive brewery has moved to a new, larger location across town at 225 E. 16th St. rightbrainbrewery.com.
Boardman River Brewing Co.: Taking the Garland Street space vacated by Right Brain, this brewery expects to open early fall.
Ferment: A fall opening is planned for Ferment, which will feature beers crafted with local ingredients and served up in a historic Old Towne setting at 511 S. Union St. breweryferment.com.
Beggars Brewery: An alehouse with American and European styles, Beggars is set to open by Halloween on Village Park Drive near the Traverse City Beach Bums stadium. beggarsbrewery.com.
The Filling Station Microbrewery: Well-crafted brews, good pizzas and a light-filled setting within TC’s former train station (ample outdoor seating as well). Steaming ahead. 642 Railroad Place. thefillingstationmicrobrewery.com.
Brewery Terra Firma: A “farm-to-mug” microbrewery located on a seven-acre farm south of Traverse City, 2951 Hartman Road. Opening near year-end. breweryterrafirma.com.
Petoskey Brewing: Located on M-119, the brewpub expects to open in a historic former brewery this fall. petoskeybrewing.com.