More than 10,000 voters from across the state weighed in on 101 things they love about Northern Michigan. Their votes determined over 300 Red Hot Best winners and 700 honorable mentions. Here you’ll find the top 10 picks for local Northern Michigan beer. You’ll definitely want to plan a Northern Michigan beercation.

First Place: Short’s Brewing Co., Bellaire, “Soft Parade”
Second Place: Stormcloud Brewing Co., Frankfort, “Rainmaker”
Third Place: Short’s Brewing Co., Bellaire, “Humalumpalicious”

The remaining Red Hot Best winners for Northern Michigan local beer in alphabetical order:

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Red Hot Best winners were originally published in the June 2016 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.

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