Brewed to perfection and beckoning you to belly up, get ready to sip some of the best craft around at these Michigan breweries and taprooms in the Great Lakes Bay!
But, how will you choose from more than 100 brews on tap at Woody's Draught House? What's it really like inside America's oldest microbrewery? Where can you find 17 Michigan craft brews on tap and Michigan's greatest selection of German beers, too? Find out here when you gather your crew and craft your way through the Great Lakes Bay on a memorable Michigan beer tour!
Taste the Original
Experience more than 150 years of brewing tradition inside America's oldest microbrewery and Michigan's original craft brewery, the historic Frankenmuth Brewery. Featuring fifteen beers on tap, brewed fresh on-site (including six core craft brews alongside nine rotating seasonal, special release, and experimental ones), the Gold Medal Taproom highlights more than 36 styles of craft beer each year.
Savor This Spot: Call to schedule a free brewery tour, sample from a diverse menu full of comfort food, consider trying the Batch 69 American IPA (awarded the 2015 World Expo of Beer Gold Medal), and maybe grab a growler to go!
Sip Laid-back Style
Whether you hit the country roads to visit Hemlock's farm-to-table Maple Grille Restaurant and Microbrewery for food or for beer, you're in for memorable flavors! Serving up an ever-changing menu and wood-fired craft brews on tap, be sure to sip on the Smoked Porter, That'll-Do Pilsner, and Doktor Farmhouse Ale, to name a few.
Hops & History
Paying homage to regional history, Midland Brewing Company serves up more than 15 tap selections from collections including the Lumberjack Brawl Seasonal Series and Jenny's Series, in recognition of ‘Lumberjills' or women in the Timber Corps during the early 20th century.
Savor This Spot: Enjoy the outdoor beer garden, robust restaurant menu, and brews like Brothers IPA, Bûcheron Saison and Dublin Street Stout.
Enjoy this Gift
A home-brewing kit gifted for Father's Day back in the early 1990s was the inspiration behind what is today Bay City's Tri-City Brewing Company. With fan-favorites and seasonal brews that include Oktoberfest (Fall), award-winning Brownhoist Nut Brown Ale (Winter), and Phelan Irish Red (Spring), Tri-City Brewing Company offers more than 20 memorable flavors on tap at all times!
Savor This Spot: There's no food served here, but you're welcomed to bring in (and order in!), fill your growlers, and sample the locally infamous Hell's Half Mile German-style Helles Lager, Ruckinator Doppelbock, and beyond.
Brews & Barons
With guest taps, limited release brews, seasonal selections, and core beers including Toughman Doppelbock and Big Beard Brown Ale - be sure to mark Lumber Barons Brewery in Bay City on your craft-tasting tour!
Tap into Flavors
They don't brew beer at WhichCraft Taproom in Midland, but they do believe in supporting local, which is why all of the beer, wine, cider, and mead served here comes from Michigan! Choose from over 100 craft brew and cider selections (40 on tap) and enjoy the eclectic food menu, too.
Stop into The Taproom at Stardust in Saginaw to sample from a craft brew mecca that includes 41 tap options, some from Michigan and others from around the country. Try a tasting flight if you like, build a burger or even go bowling!
Take to The Tavern
Described as a "beer-forward restaurant bar" with good reason (or 54 good reasons, on tap), Bay City's Tavern 101 also incorporates beer as an ingredient in several of their recipes! Enjoy Downtown Bay City dining at its best, with expansive views of the Saginaw River and an extensive craft brew menu to match.
Enjoy Pints & Pedals
Adding a joyride aboard the eight- to 16-passenger Sunrise Pedal Trolley in Bay City or PedAle Trolley in Frankenmuth could have your crew tossing back pints while pedaling (and even "pub crawling" to sip stouts and ciders at multiple spots)!
Pints and pedals, Michigan-made brews and tantalizing taps, enjoy every last sip and second of your well-crafted beer tour in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay!