If you enjoy craft beers, Midland has plenty of delicious varieties to offer. The local brewery scene is thriving as more and more consumers are looking for local flavors as well as the experience of going out and sharing a unique drink with friends or family. And while you're having a good time and trying interesting flavors, you'll be supporting the local economy.
Our REALTORS® recommend these Midland breweries and other destinations for a delicious local craft beer:
- Midland Brewing Co. - 5011N. Saginaw Road, Midland, MI 48642
Midland Brewing Co. traces its roots back to 1935, when the brewery developed Red Keg Ale, its signature beer that's named after Midland County's first lumber camp and saloon. It closed during the Great Depression but reopened in 2010, serving traditional brews plus its own signature selections. Try the Three Mile Marker Hefeweizen if you'd like a traditional ale, or opt for a signature brew like Boom Run Oatmeal Stout or the national award-winning One Night in Bangkok. The brewery also serves Smoothie IPAs, which contain fruit and lactose that's added during the brewing process to create uniquely refreshing flavors.
- Mi Element Grains & Grounds - 3124 Jefferson Ave., Midland, MI 48640
Mi Element Grains & Grounds combines a micro-brewery with a bakery and coffee house. The beer is brewed in-house, and you'll find up to four on tap at a time. Chances are good that if you visit multiple times, you'll find something new on tap. Favorites include the Groovy Poodle Stout and Pint of Gratitude IPA. The brewery hosts a happy hour from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. on Wednesday-Sunday, so you can nosh on goodies like hummus or loaded foccacia at a discounted price.
- Three Bridges Distillery & Taproom - 240 E. Main St., Midland, MI 48640
If you're in the mood for a brew but others would prefer a cocktail, Three Bridges Distillery & Taproom offers a large number of choices for everyone. Try the Imperial Cherry Wheat, which is brewed with a hefeweizen wheat and created with cherries sourced from King Orchards in Central Lake, MI, or the Old School IPA, brewed with hops including magnum, nugget, and cascade.
- Whichcraft Taproom -1124 Ashman St., Midland, MI 48640
Located in downtown Midland, Whichcraft Taproom is dedicated to supporting local breweries and wineries and Michigan-made craft beer, cider, mead, and wine. The hyper-local emphasis is supported by the taproom's slogan, "Drink local. Drink well." You'll be able to choose from more than 80 varieties of craft-brewed Michigan beer, 40 of which are on tap. Whichcraft's use of different brewers offers a great variety, and if you'd like to sample several, you can try a flight of five 4-ounce samples of any draft beer.
- Big E's Sports Grill - 810 Cinema Dr., Midland, MI 48642
Head to Big E's Sports Grill if you'd like to enjoy your brew with locally-sourced food and Michigan sports shown on, as one reviewer put it, "more TVs than Best Buy." The menu is filled with IPAs, pale ales, ales, porters, stouts, lagers, lights, and pilsners. Try a somewhat traditional brew, or go for something different like Oddside Ales Sweet Potato Souffle Rye Ale. And don't forget to order some food, like homemade chili or a smashburger, to go along with your brew.
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