Northern Michigan craft drink is everywhere, from distilleries in small hamlets to sprawling countryside vineyards and downtown breweries. The experiences are as varied as the vintages, ales and cocktails. Here’s how to Sip Like A Local across the North.

Traverse City Whiskey Co.

Photo by Dave Weidner

Traverse City Whiskey Co. // Photo by Dave Weidner

Sip Like a Local in Traverse City

Downtown Traverse City’s buzzing beverage scene, with several breweries, distilleries and a winery, is complemented by a beautiful patchwork of vineyards and hops farms rolling between Old Mission Peninsula’s 11 wineries. Dive in to learn where to visit and how to sip like a local in the Traverse City region.

Photo by Dave Weidner

Rudbeckia Farm & Winery // Photo by Dave Weidner

Sip Like a Local in the Petoskey Region

Spend a day (or a whole weekend) exploring the Petoskey-Straits region, and top off your summer adventures with a cold drink at a hip brewery, winery or distillery. Your pour is waiting; here’s how to sip like a local in the Petoskey region

View from Lake Ann Brewing Company.

Photo by Mae Stier

Lake Ann Brewing Co. // Photo by Mae Stier

Sip Like a Local in Benzie, Ludington & Manistee

From Northwoods taverns to hip breweries and distilleries, Northern Michigan is full of good spirits. Explore the spots for beer, wine, spirits and cider in Beulah, Frankfort, Ludington, Manistee, Cadillac, Lake Ann, Kaleva, Thompsonville, and Honor. Here’s how to sip like a local in Benzie, Ludington and Manistee.

Photo(s) by Daniel Oswalt