6.4% ABV / 0 IBU / Michigan Blueberry Honeywheat
Malted wheat and barley from Pilot House Malt in Byron Center in the mash. Centennials from Top Hops in Goodrich for a fragrant dry-hopped nose. Honey from the Windmill Hill Farm in Croswell. Michigan-grown blueberries diving, ascending and hovering in our kinetic beer sculpture. Blue Racer is one of the only brews you’ll find with 100% of the ingredients made in Michigan! The Blue Racer name comes from a native Michigan snake. These non-venomous snakes have been found through most of the lower pennisula.
5.7% ABV / 35 IBU / Amber Ale
A full base of aromatic, Munich and biscuit malt pushes Isle Royale into the amber range while retaining the hoppy sock of an American IPA. So we’ve invented a whole new category -try it.
8.8% ABV / 43 IBU / Baltic Porter
Javine is the mythical household god in Lithuania that protects grain in barns. Our Javine Baltic Porter is a strong, dark lager with deep ruby hues and a rich malty finish. An array of roasted, crystal, Vienna and Munich malts meld with traditional German hops in this classic style. Javine is our anniversary beer for 2019, so come celebrate our birthday with a nod to the protector of grain!
5.8% ABV / 15 IBU / Scottish Ale
The first in our Brewer Showcase Series: we’ve partnered with Jim Satin to brew his gold medal winning 80 shilling export here at the Alehouse. MacKnauf’s 80 Shilling Scottish Ale is an instant classic with notes of layered biscuit and caramel. Old-world hops provides a slight hint of bitter earthiness and makes for a wee pint you’ll order again and again.
8.9% ABV / 88 IBU / XXX Extra Stout
A black brew powered by Michigan Zeus, Nugget and Chinook hops, with healthy additions of flaked oats, malted wheat, roasted barley, black and chocolate malts, smoked malt, dark crystal malt, and even a bit of brown sugar. The alleged medicinal benefits of Mishabooz -- a result of heavy additions of Humulus Lupulus Cannabinaceae – are as yet scientifically unproven.
7.1% ABV / 98 IBU / IPA
A touch of clean, malty sweetness rounds out the deceptively smooth and fairly dry finish, while substantial dry hopping lends floral citrusy notes to this delightful IPA. Our new Mooneye American IPA draws its hearty bitter balance from five West Coast hops. Mooneyes are frantic, hyperactive fish and their impressive leaps and passionate fighting style has earned them the nickname Freshwater Tarpon.
5.5% ABV / 33 IBU / American Pale Ale
Back on tap at the Alehouse by popular demand! Pottawatomie Trail Pale Ale is a throwback to the early days of American micros, featuring western US malt boosted by late additions of Oregon Cascade hops. A touch of pale wheat malt adds a clean and refreshing crispness to this classic American ale.
5.2% ABV / 82 IBU / Session IPA
Smeet Frog is a refreshing and hoppy session India Pale Ale enriched with white wheat malt. It is named after the legendary and very rare Smeet Frog species discovered by Ypsilanti’s mysterious Mr. Dodd. These reclusive furry frogs are only spotted once in a blue moon, late at night in Frog Island and Riverside Parks. Smeet Frog Ale is great for the hot days of summer! Try it - it’ll make you hoppy!!!
4.6% ABV / 24 IBU / Classic American Pilsner
This easy drinking American Pilsner is our take on the beer that German-American brewers, often trained in Germany, brewed more than a hundred years ago during the Golden Age of American Lagers. It was brewed in the European style but with American ingredients, including a portion of corn to dilute the high protein level of domestic six-row barley, and American hops. The resulting beer is quaffable (süffigheit) and refreshing, but way more characterful than modern, watered down versions. It’s a perfect summer beer, and the one to have when you’re having more than one!
6.8% ABV / 35 IBU / American Porter
Inspired by the historic Huron Hotel that the Alehouse calls home, our Hotel Porter is a hearty blend of dark malts which yield moderate caramel notes with a bold, roasty character. Much like a Hotel Porter, this beer is always ready to serve and has a strong hop backbone.
6.4% ABV / 33 IBU / New England IPA
Tridge, our New England IPA, is brewed with wheat and oats to obtain the orange-hue color associated with NEIPA’s. Tridge's English ale yeast blends with Citra, Mosaic and Azacca hops to pack a grapefruity flavor balanced against a very mild bitterness. A Tridge is a three way bridge such as the pedestrian bridge over the Huron River in Ypsilanti. Much like that tridge, our three hops are a path to refreshing fun!
4.4% ABV / 22 IBU / Kentucky Common
Ypsitucky Common Ale is our re-creation of an original American style - Kentucky Common Ale, which thrived in the Louisville area and died abruptly in 1919 with the start of Prohibition. Ypsitucky’s light palate and low bitterness are enhanced by the sweetness of corn and the snap of rye, leaving you a smooth dry finish with a hint of roast. This historical workingman’s beer commemorates those WWII Willow Run workers with proud Kentucky roots.