Cheers to Michigan Beer! Here Are Our Fans’ Favorites

When people think of Michigan, they often think of pristine beaches and thrilling winter sports. But lately, many are beginning to think of craft beer! Ranking fifth in the nation for in overall number of breweries, it’s no wonder the Michigan Brewers Guild uses the tag: “Michigan. The Great Beer State.”

And with so many verities to choose, we wanted to know. What are our fans favorite Michigan beers?

IPAs

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According to a recent Pure Michigan Twitter poll, IPAs are our fans’ favorite type of Michigan craft beer!

Storm Cloud Brewing Company’s (Frankfort) 31 planes. Bell’s Hop Slam (Kalamazoo). Big Lake’s (Holland) Ryco. Upper Hand (Escanaba) UPA. New Holland (Holland) Mad Hatter.” – Tom V.

“Gravel Bottom Brewery’s Front Porch IPA (Ada) and Short’s Huma Lupa (Elk Rapids)” – Martha I.

“Two Hearted, Red’s Rye, Hopslam and Double Trouble – in no particular order!” – Nick F.

Stouts & Porters

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“While I love Ellison Brewery + Spirits’s (East Lansing) Tiramisu Stout and Old Nation Brewing Co.’s (Williamston) Two Crow Black Sugar Stout, my very favorite is Jaden James Brewery’s (Grand Rapids) Peanut Butter Porter.” – Heather C.

“The Poet. New Holland Brewing. For a special occasion, Dragon’s Milk.” – Karen F.

Founder’s (Grand Rapids) porter is one of the BEST porters I have ever had!” – Harry R.

Lagers

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“So many great breweries…but was at Perrin Brew (Comstock Park) Sunday and always enjoy Perrin Black, but really quite endless.” – Natalie J.

“Love Perron’s Raspberry Blonde, but recently had OCP by Pigeon Hill (Muskegon) and it was delicious.” – Holie D.

“Whitsun by Arcadia Brewing Company. (Arcadia)” – Dave P.

Wacky Beers

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“Peter Piper Pepper Pale Ale from Rockford Brewing Company! (Rockford)” – Chad C.

“OMGWTFBBQ from Short’s (Bellaire) is actually pretty great.” – Woody H.

“I don’t know what the Mangalista Pig Porter from Right Brain Brewery (Traverse City) tastes like but with a name like that, I’d be willing to try it!” – Joel M.

Discover more about Michigan’s craft beer industry and where you can find your local brewery, brewpub or taproom.