Makers & Shakers Beer, Wine & Spirits Trail
Has your summer vacation left you thirsty? Then, the Greater Lansing area and surrounding communities have a quencher for you. Hop on the Makers & Shakers Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail and take a tasting tour of Lansing's finest libations. Home to over a dozen craft wineries, microbreweries, cider mills, and distilleries, mid-Michigan is making waves with its selection of spirited beverages.
Whether you're looking for craft beers, fine spirits, or wine tasting in Michigan, you can find it in Lansing. Learn how the special soils and lake-effect weather allow Michigan growers to produce unique wines. Most vineyards offer free tastings, giving you the perfect opportunity to discover a new favorite varietal.
If you're traveling with family, the nearby wineries are also home to cider mills that feature seasonal tractor rides, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches. If you prefer beer, you're in luck. One of the area’s many brewpubs is bound to suit your tastes. Whether it's enjoying a microbrew in a historic building or bringing out your inner foodie as you pair made-from-scratch foods with freshly crafted beers, we have the brewery for you. The discerning whiskey or vodka drinker can sample small-batch spirits in one of Lansing's distilleries.
For those who want to learn how spirits are distilled, Lansing is home to the Michigan State University Artisan Distilling Program, which hosts two-day workshops.
Use our map to plan a day to tour attractions serving your drink of choice, or try something new and mix and match your stops. Don't miss the opportunity for great beer, spirits and wine tasting in Michigan’s capital region. For local area information, contact the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau.