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Take a Craft Brewery Tour in Traverse City, MI

Michigan is fifth nationally for the most breweries, microbreweries, and brewpubs. It is home to Grand Rapids, voted Beer City USA in national polls and the Best Beer Scene by USA Today readers. Located a few hours north of Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Michigan has also become a nationally recognized hotbed for craft brewing. There are more than a dozen breweries in the immediate Traverse City area. Visitors can enjoy a local brew while taking in expansive views of the Grand Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan.

Here’s a list of a few of our favorite microbreweries & craft breweries in Traverse City that you can use as a guide to creating your own Traverse City beer tour. 

North Peak Brewing Company

400 W Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Situated in a century-old candy factory, this award-winning brewery is one of the top producers of craft beer in Michigan. With a focus on conservation and preserving the environment, North Peak brews their beer using as few raw materials as possible and by reducing waste. They also serve artisan pizzas, steaks, ribs, sandwiches, fresh fish, salads, and soups, and have a seasonal deck with entertainment.

Right Brain Brewery

225 E 16th St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Located in the SoFo District (South of Fourteenth) of downtown Traverse City, Right Brain Brewery focuses on beers that are made with only whole ingredients, like asparagus, cherry pie, pig parts, and pecan pies. Along with 20 beers on tap, the pub is filled with local art, arcade games, and board games. 

Brewery Terra Firma

2959 Hartman Rd, Traverse City, MI 49685

Located on over 10 acres of land, this rural brewery, taproom, and MAEAP certified farm produce culinary-inspired brews in an environmentally responsible, sustainable way. Using an innovative water capture system, the brewery reclaims over 230,000 gallons of water from beer manufacturing and reuses it as irrigation and fertilization for the farm crops. Stop by their taproom to sample beers made from home-grown ingredients and try some of their locally-made snacks and sodas.

The Filling Station Microbrewery

 642 Railroad Pl, Traverse City, MI 49686

Situated in a cozy, old 1927 train depot, Filling Station is a family-owned business that focuses on serving the highest quality of hand-crafted brews. The microbrewery has a rotating list of 15-20 craft beer, sours, and ciders that pair flawlessly with their wood-fired flatbread pizzas and fresh salads. 

Mackinaw Brewing Company

161 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Opened in 1977, Mackinaw Brewing is a local favorite for beer lovers and families. Besides their delicious six hand-crafted microbrews, the menu features smoked meats, local fish & daily specials, salads, and sandwiches. 

Earthen Ales

1371 Gray Dr, Ste 200, Traverse City, MI, 49684 

Located in the historic Village at Grand Traverse Commons, this award-winning brewery was started by a husband-and-wife duo who brew beer that reminds them of places they’ve lived, visited and friends made along the way. Stop by the taproom for a visit and enjoy a delicious brew. 

Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant, Brewery & Distillery

13512 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686

Located on Old Mission Peninsula in a 19th-century historic mansion, Jolly Pumpkin is a micro-brewery and distillery that produces all of the spirits and most of the beers that are served on-premise. In addition, their extensive menu features local artisan fare, including pizzas, unique sandwiches, and house-smoked meats.

Experience the Best of Traverse City at Delamar 

As the newest addition to the Delamar family, Delamar Traverse City is a full-service upscale resort with exquisite views of Grand Traverse Bay. Savor the tempting dishes at Artisan, our waterfront, fine dining restaurant just minutes from amazing local brews. Book your stay with us today!

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