What would a Northern Michigan vacation be without some delicious Northern Michigan craft beer!? In between trips to the sandy Lake Michigan shoreline, stop by these Ludington breweries. This small town may not have the largest number of breweries, but it has some of the best ones in the state.

Jamesport Brewing Company

410 S. James St. | 231.845.2522

A fixture of Ludington for 16 years, Jamesport Brewing Company proudly serves the “Best Beer in Port.” The brewery has over 14 unique craft beers, all carefully brewed and fermented in addition to a full lunch and dinner menu. The menu features a mix of delicious entrees like the cherry bourbon sirloin, homemade chicken pot pie and the sweet chili rubbed salmon flatbread. Jamesport also hosts private events and offers catering services.

Starving Artist Brewing Company

634 S. Stiles Rd. | 231.794.1399

Although they have only been in operation since 2014, Starving Artist Brewing Company has quickly gained statewide popularity. The brewery is production-only, but they offer tours by appointment.

The Mitten Bar

109 W. Ludington Ave. | 231.843.7616

The Mitten Bar is one of Michigan’s most acclaimed breweries – it often ranks among the top 100 breweries in the nation. A menu of rich food complements a diverse selection of local beers. You’ll also find live music and special events each week.

After you stop by Ludington breweries, add a few of these Northern Michigan breweries to your bucket list!

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