When Bernard Stroh started his first brewery in Detroit in 1850, he built it there because of the water. Today, more than 244 breweries turn Great Lakes freshwater into some of the best award-winning beer in the world. It’s no coincidence that more than half of Michigan is forested with 19.3 million acres of deciduous hardwood and boreal forests. Together, forests and freshwater provide the foundation for delicious beer.
Local guys use local products from mid-Michigan farmers and fields while appreciating the forests.
Michigan’s third largest brewery produces some of the most beloved and award-winning beer in the state, all thanks to our water and woods.
Join us in celebrating OktoberForest! Find a coaster at one of these brewpubs across the Great Beer State.
We asked the brewers: “What does the forest mean to you and your beer?” Check out their answers!