Snow-covered slopes and craft beer go together like peanut butter and jelly…well, better actually. The jolly duo is the inspiration behind many stories of winter merrymaking and has a reputation for exceptional quality and a smooth finish.

After you’ve conquered the slopes, check out these Northern Michigan microbreweries near your favorite ski town. 

Bellaire, Shanty Creek

Known for their flagship flavors like Huma Lupa Licious and Space Rock along with their crazy specialties, this brewery has a flavor for every palate. Plus there’s a free Shanty Creek shuttle (read: designated driver!), so Schuss skiers can easily enjoy a Short’s pint après ski.

Gaylord, Treetops Resort

This brewery doesn’t just have great grub and brews, it also carries an exclusive line of bath and body products, furniture, home decor, and a whole lot more. It’s your one-stop spot!

Harbor Springs, Boyne Highlands & Nub’s Nob

Harbor Springs may not have its own brewery, but its neighbor Petoskey does. You honestly can’t go wrong with these three.

Boyne Falls, Boyne Mountain

Located in the Clock Tower Lodge, you don’t have to leave the resort to wind down with good pizza and cold drinks.

Traverse City, Mt. Holiday

Traverse City is home to the mother load of craft breweries. Enjoy.

Thompsonville, Crystal Mountain

Okay, it’s not technically in Thompsonville, but Stormcloud is right next door in Frankfort and it’s well worth the 25-minute drive.

Glen Arbor, The Homestead

The family-owned saloon is known for their Mexican dishes perfect for heating you up after a day in the snow. 

Cadillac, Caberfae Peaks

Did you know Cadillac was originally known as “Clam Lake?” The tap room highlights the history of the town.

Find a complete guide to Northern Michigan microbreweries in MyNorth’s brewery directory

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