OktoberForest in Michigan

Healthy Forests. Clean Water. Great Beer.

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.