Top Breweries & Cider Houses in Traverse City for 2017
Microbreweries. Traverse City brewmasters are known for pushing the envelope when it comes to using unusual flavorings in their beers and ales. That may be one reason why Draft magazine named this small community one of America's three newest Emerging Beer Towns.
Right Brain Brewery is nestled in the SoFo District of downtown Traverse City, Michigan. Our focus is on creating culinary inspired brews using only whole, local ingredients to be served up in an unpretentious and vibrant atmosphere. If you taste something in our beers, like asparagus, cherry pies, or real pig, it's because we really put it there. After all... extracts are for sissies. Right Brain brews can be found throughout the state of Michigan in cans, bottles, kegs, and on draft. Our pub is open 7 days a week, because we care. We're not just beer lovers, we're art lovers, too. We're advocates for anything creative, innovative, or odd. Our pub is filled with local art, arcade games, board games, and whatever else finds its way to us. Come explore! We Keep Beer Curious.
Earthen Ales is a brewery and taproom located in the historic Village at Grand Traverse Commons. The husband-and-wife brewing team serves up innovative and well-balanced beers with a sense of place. Snacks are available or grab food from the many neighboring restaurants.
Acoustic Tap Room serves locally crafted mead, hard cider, cysers, and munchies in a laid back tasting room that encourages music, arts, interaction, and more.
The Jolly Pumpkin Serves artisan pizzas, unique sandwiches, house smoked ribs and local fish. Small batch distillery and brewery produces all of the spirits and most of beers served on premise. Located on historic Old Mission Peninsula's West Bay in a 19th century mansion.
Kilkenny’s is a genuine Irish public house complete with ales, shepherd's pie, corned beef and more. Best known as the place to be at night, with live entertainment, pool, games, comfortable chairs and a fireplace. Located below North Peak Brewing Company.
Mackinaw Brewing Company is Downtown's friendly gathering place. Featuring a full menu with smoked meats, fresh seafood, salads and sandwiches - great micro brewed beers. Outdoor seating available in season overlooking the Boardman River. Open 11 a.m. - 12 a.m., 7 days. Located at the corner of Front & Cass Streets.
North Peak Brewing Company is One of the top producers of craft beer in Michigan. Built in a century-old candy factory, since 1995 North Peak is the recipient of dozens of awards for their food and beer. Artisan pizzas, steaks, ribs, sandwiches, fresh fish, salads and soups. Retail gift shop. Seasonal deck with entertainment.
The Workshop serves fine craft beers and the best dang food you ever had in a brewpub, served with style and warmth in Traverse City's Downtown Warehouse District.
At Brewery Terra Firma, Former Right Brain brewmaster John Niedermaier is creating a rural "farm-to-mug" microbrewery that incorporates many of the same principles that have made Traverse City's wine industry so successful: an emphasis on local ingredients that convey the taste of the Traverse City area - from hops to flavorings like honey, pumpkins and nuts - all raised on site.
Monkey Fist Brewing Company represents a portfolio of hand crafted brands that are designed to bring out the beer lover in all of us. Our mantra “We take our beer more seriously than ourselves” speaks to the importance we place on quality and having a great time serving you, our guests. Cheers!
At Rare Bird, Our food menu features simple, familiar items served with a unique and exciting flair. Ingredients are sourced locally when possible. Keeping with the local theme, our beer ingredients includes malt and hops grown in Michigan whenever possible. All of these qualities together make Rare Bird stand out in the crowd.
Traverse City's elegant Italianate railroad station is the home for the Filling Station microbrewery and pub, operated by former Vermont baker David Cannizzaro and his family. The Filling Station features 12 microbrews on tap, ranging from a Scotch Ale and several IPAs to a mellow/mild brown ale. The former station and its outdoor railway platform (with a view of Boardman Lake) also feature salads and wood-fired pizzas.