Known for its location and convenience, Michigan's Sunrise Side Wine & Hops Trail entices thousands of visitors each year to experience more than a dozen one-of-a-kind attractions, including winery tasting rooms, craft breweries and locally owned eateries. Wine and hops aficionados will discover beautiful scenic views and quaint towns rich in history and flavor.
Spend a day or more traveling through Michigan's friendly Sunrise Coast. The thrill of discovery is Pure Michigan.
Northeast Michigan Breweries
When you visit a Michigan Brewery, you might find a "Pickaxe Blonde", a "Red Tulip", or a "Ring of Fire". The names of beers at a Michigan micro-brewery are as colorful as the places that craft them. From the pilsners of Copper Country to the ales of Flatrock, from the porters of Port Huron to the stouts of Grand Rapids, there is a great Michigan brewery nearby. So let us savor the fresh flavors. Let us imbibe the vibrant character. And let us have a little fun when we order by name. Because when having a beer means enjoying a brew at a Michigan micro-brewery, the taste is Pure Michigan.
Wiltse's Hand-Crafted Ales and Lagers;
Blue Ox Stout, a very smooth full flavored dark beer made with oatmeal and roasted grains.
Premium Lager, our best-selling Pilsner Lager.
Paul Bunyan Ale, an amber-style ale with a pronounced malt and hops character, the malty body is properly balanced with the skillful use of Cascade and Kent Golding Hops.
Oscoda Rare, a specialty brew that changes with the season or perhaps the whim of the Brew Master.
Old AuSable Weizenbier, combines the substitution of wheat malt for half of the barley malts and a special strain of top fermenting yeast, to give this brew a slightly fruity overtone suggesting cloves and banana.
Sampler Platter, featuring a 4-ounce sampling taste of all five of our home brews!!
5606 F 41
Oscoda, MI 48750
Fletcher Street's crafted "On-Tap Menu" is;
Railcar Red, a light-bodied, exceptionally smooth red ale with a hint of toasted almond and caramel.
Sin-Thetic, light-bodied Tripel
Belgian ale with a sweeter finish. It is sinfully
Oktoberfest, their traditional German Lager.
Northern Lite, a light-bodied ale, mildly hopped. For those who prefer a less filling beer.
Cool City Kolsh, light, full-flavored summer ale, with a crisp clean finish.
Pioneer Pale Ale, a medium bodied, mild hop with fruity clean finish.
Double IPA, a full bodied ale, intense hop flavor, spicy notes & aftertones of citrus & grapefruit.
Thunder Bay Bock, a medium bodied lager, smooth, toasted caramel with slightly nutty finish.
124 W. Fletcher Street
Alpena, MI 49707
Back in 2009 a few of us craft beer enthusiasts and history buffs from Cheboygan shared an idea. We dreamed of reestablishing a proud local brewery, one out of production since the wave of prohibition captured northern Michigan like it did the rest of the country. We imagined brewing fabulous beers that respected the heritage of the original recipes and brought time honored brewing techniques and a few brewmaster secrets to the table. We focused on the water.
We went after taste and created the following;
Lighthouse Amber, our German style Alt, has a brilliant amber hue.
Helles Bock, this German Style Blonde Bock is lighter in color than traditional Bock due to the absence of dark roasted malt, yet every bit as rich and malty.
Winter Marzen, brewed with 100% German Malt and Noble German Hops.
La Cerveza, brewed in the Mexican-Bohemian tradition, we use five different styles of malted barley with flaked maize and blended with noble German hops to impart a dry crisp character.
Oktoberfest, a gold medal winner, is orange in hue with a pronounced malt presence. Available in the Fall.
101 N. Main Street
Cheboygan, MI 49721