Tasting adventures that bring you back

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Michigan is gaining national attention for its award-winning craft beers, wines, spirits and ciders. Some of the best are made in the U.P. Our brewmasters, winemakers and distillers hone their craft in a land surrounded by fresh water. They create new flavors from locally grown fruits, honey, grains and hops; age their art to perfection; then fill your glass with beverages as light and crisp as a U.P. fall evening to as robust as a Lake Superior gale.

Your quest to find your U.P. favorites will take you to micro-breweries, wineries, a distillery, pubs and festivals in our cities, college towns, islands and rural countryside. Try a microbrew (perhaps the Porcupine Pale Ale) in the heart of Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Sip the velvety smooth and smoky Leon Millot in Bark River. Or enjoy an effervescent, wild apple hard cider in Hancock. The more you taste, the more often you’ll find reasons to return.

Microbrews and spirits taste better UP here

A favorite, year-round pastime that pairs perfectly with outdoor fun is a taste search for the best Michigan U.P. beers and spirits. Whether you try them by flights or by the glass, you will find handcrafted ales, lagers, malts, porters, stouts, whiskeys and more. Our talented brewmasters and distillers perfect their grain-to-glass skills at nearly two dozen breweries and distillers from Ironwood to Drummond Island or Menominee to Copper Harbor. Using local ingredients and small batch fearlessness, these makers serve up some adventurous new flavors and traditional go-to favorites.

Throughout the year we celebrate Michigan’s Beer State status at several U.P. festivals from late July to October. Check for updates here. And visit the individual websites below to learn more about their brews, spirits and events.

Delight your palate with our wines & ciders

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Wine and cider artisans who make Michigan’s Upper Peninsula their home are hardy individuals. This land and its waters embolden them to make delicious drinks from cold-hardy grapes and fruits, aging them to a level of palate-pleasing dryness or sweetness. Try their liquid art in tasting rooms across the U.P. or request a bottle at local restaurants. Our wineries and restaurants welcome new to experienced wine connoisseurs, happily answering your questions, guiding your exploration and suggesting food pairings for the favorites you choose to bring home or back to the hotel or cottage.

Start your wine tasting tour by visiting the websites below. There you will learn more about the wines, ciders, summer concerts and special events throughout the year.


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303 E Center St
Alpha, MI 49902

Northern Sun Winery

983 10th Rd
Bark River, MI 49807

Michigan House Café & Red Jacket Brewing Co

300 6th St
Calumet, MI 49913

Brickside Brewery

64 Gratiot St
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

Caribou Lake Winery

17443 E North Caribou Lake Rd
De Tour Village, MI 49726

Hereford & Hops Restaurant & Brew Pub

624 Ludington St
Escanaba, MI 49829

Leigh's Garden Winery

904 Ludington St
Escanaba, MI 49829

Upper Hand Brewery

3525 Airport Rd
Escanaba, MI 49829

Garden Bay Winery

15640 18th Rd
Garden, MI 49835

6917 Burns Rd
Germfask, MI 49836 US

Phone: (906) 450-1541
E-Mail Address: 48rbarker@gmail.com
Region: Central

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The Dunes Saloon/Lake Superior Brewing Company

N14283 Lake Ave
Grand Marais, MI 49839

408 Shelden Ave
Houghton, MI 49931

Phone: (906) 482-5596
E-Mail Address: admin@keweenawbrewing.com
Region: Western

Home of the Pickaxe Blonde, Redjacket Amber, and Lift Bridge Brown Ales and the Upper Peninsula’s first Microbrewe
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Library Restaurant & Brew Pub

62 Isle Royale St
Houghton, MI 49931

Cold Iron Brewing

104 S Lowell St
Ironwood, MI 49938

Jasper Ridge Brewery & Restaurant

1035 Country Ln
Ishpeming, MI 49849

Phone: (906) 485-6017
E-Mail Address: cvmarketing@cvresort.com
Region: Central

Cognition Brewing Company

113 E Canda St
Ishpeming, MI 49849

51st State Brewing Co

115 Harding Ave
Kingsford, MI 49802

Mackinaw Trail Winery

103 W Lakeshore Dr
Manistique, MI 49854

Vierling Restaurant & Marquette Harbor Brewery

119 S Front St
Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: (906) 228-3533
Region: Central

Barrel and Beam Brewery

260 Northwoods Rd
Marquette, MI 49855

Blackrocks Brewery

424 N 3rd St
Marquette, MI 49855

Ore Dock Brewing Company

114 W Spring St
Marquette, MI 49855

915 48th Ave
Menominee, MI 49858

East Channel Brewing Company

209 Maple St
Munising, MI 49862

Upper Peninsula Inspired Winery

321 E Superior St
Munising, MI 49862

24019 Upper Falls Dr
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 492-3300

Located in the Upper Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Open year round (except for April) 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Enjoy the
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1668 Winery & Lockside Brewery

100 W Portage Ave
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783

Phone: (906) 259-5035
Region: Eastern

Soo Brewing Company

223 W Portage Ave
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783

Phone: (906) 632-4400
E-Mail Address: info@soobrew.com

Threefold Vine Winery

S232 Menominee St
Stephenson, MI 49887

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