*Fellow craft beer enthusiasts!*
Last summer everyone was drinking us out of house and home and with this summer fast approaching, we would like to remind our visitors that our tap list is subject to change periodically based on availability. If you have any questions about what is coming down the line or what we currently have on tap, please feel free to give us a call or check our facebook page. We are actively planning our expansion for a production facility, but until we get it online, we ask that you be patient with us and the beers that we have available on any given day.
See you in the taproom!
Hailing from the Bavarian lineage, but with a cereal mash of corn, our Le Brézé, Alsatian Pilsner has a little bit of history. Named after the Second Rate French War Ship commissioned in 1647 that the Ranville's voyaged to the new world on. Using French Pilsner Malt, Alsatian Hops & Cereal Mash gives this beer a refreshing & interesting take on a Pilsner.
Style: Alsatian Pilsner
Here is a cool article that better describes the Alsatian Pilsner style! Other brands you might enjoy:
The Bitterman's IPA was conceived when we gave our brewer Seth Bitterman a crack at an IPA and he didn't disappoint! This bright, aromatic American IPA is rich with Hops that creates bold flavors. Chinook, Nugget, Sorachi Ace, Citra and a healthy dose of dry hops on several occasions.
Style: American IPA
American India Pale Ale is the number one consumed style in the United States and we think that the Bitterman's is absolutely one you should try! Other Brands that you might like are:
Janis the Eagle
Janis the Eagle is a Latvian Farmhouse ale that has a fare amount of European malts giving a nice cracker/bready profile; De-bittered Black provides color without roast. Lemony Latvian Farmhouse yeast gives this beer a distinctive taste and dry finish. Citra & Sorachi Ace hop varietals brings out nice lemon pith and citrus aroma. In turn we have a super approachable thrist quenching beer!
Style: Latvian Farmhouse Ale
We here at BDM are huge fans of the show Meateater and wanted to show our admiration naming this beer after the Executive Producer & a former fellow Michigander, Janis Putelis who goes by the nickname "The Latvian Eagle" If you like this beer you might also want to try:
Second Beach French Grisette
For those of you unfamiliar with the French Grisette style, it is the cousin of saison and is climbing the ranks to be the next hit under the French/Belgian Farmhouse style. They are low alcohol, have a fair amount of wheat in the grain bill, and have noticeable hopping levels. Our Second Beach French Grisette hits all those marks as we exclusively use Strisselspalt and Tardif de Bourgogne French noble hops giving it a pleasant lemony citrus aroma & flavor. To learn more about this style check out this link.
Style: French Grisette
If you enjoy our Second Beach French Grisette, other Biere de Mac brands you might enjoy:
Bateau Brown Ale
Our Bateau Brown Ale is a medium bodied, Northern Michigan Brown Ale. It has a nice nutty aroma and is one of the few beers that we use unaltered ground water from the tip of the mitt water table. The roasted malts are the star of the show followed by subtle sweetness for an extremely balanced beer.
Style: Norhern Michigan Brown Ale
The Bateau Brown Ale is very similar to the Northern English Brown Ale style with the exception of the water profile. If you like malty beers you may like some of our others:
Jacob's Farmhouse Ale
The Jacob's Farmhouse is a traditional Northern French Farmhouse Ale. It consists of a pleasing amount of Srisselspalts hops from the Alsace region of France that lends itself of grassy, citrus and herbal notes in the aroma. The yeast has esters that give hints of banana and faint clove formulating an easy drinking "Old World" European style ale. There is a reason that this beer has earned its place on our board time and time again as the people always seem to ask for it!
Style: French Farmhouse Ale
Check out this link to learn more about Farmhouse Ales. If the Jacob's Farmhouse Ales are your suds of choice, you may also like these other brands:
Divebar Situation Imperial IPA
The Divebar Situation is incredibly balanced Imperial IPA showcasing hops based on their aromatic qualities. These Pacific Northwest and Michigan varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit and floral notes. A generous malt bill and substantial portion of Belgian candi sugar provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of a Double India Pale Ale style.
Style: Imperial IPA
A Divebar Situation is best described by someone else so we'll will leave that for you here. Otherwise we recommend:
The Dock Porter consists of English imported grains, hops and yeast. Our Dock Porter is a beautiful rendition of a timeless classic and it is no secret why this beer was voted in MyNorth Magazine's Red Hot Best for "locally made beer" in the Straits region of Northern Michigan. It has a slightly sweet roast component with subtle hints of caramel, and a bready medium bodied mouthfeel. This porter is well rounded and easy on the palate.
Style: English Porter
True to style this English Porter is sure to please. If you like porters you might also like:
Winnie the Bulldog
Winnie the Bulldog was the nickname given to the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who most notably was strong willed and tough in a time of need during the second World War. Fittingly, this robust Russian Imperial Stout boasts flavors of dark chocolate, toffee, roasted overtones and a long finish.
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
IBUs : 90
MI Maple Amber - Fall Seasonal
This medium bodied, Northern Michigan Amber has distinct maple presence in the aroma. With malty characteristics of caramel on the front ending a maple finish leaving a subtle dry sweetness balancing it out nicely!
Style: Amber Ale
The Loudmouth Blonde is a mainstay at Biere de Mac and has become known and loved by many through out the years. It consists of 2 Row, Vienna, Melanoiden & Crystal malt in the grain bill and makes this fantastic Belgian Blonde Ale a must try. With medium body and a crisp finish this beer really wets your whistle. With a "loud" mouthfeel and bready clove characteristics, this easy drinking beer is sure to please anyone who enjoys a hearty Blonde!
Style: Belgian Blonde Ale
Style Guidelines for Belgian Blonde Ales can be found here
If you enjoy our Loudmouth Blonde, here are some other brands you might enjoy:
Our American Pale Wheat Ale is complex with wheat/barley/hop/fruit balance. Brewed with love using Nugget, Cascade and Mosaic hops for earthy and fruity characteristics. This beer finishes with medium body and a crisp but subtle blueberry overtones. Our Blueberry Wheat beer hits all the notes of a fruit beer but still holds the integrity of a everything that you would expect in a wheat beer.
Style: American Wheat Ale
IBUs : 34
You can watch the video of our first keg of Blueberry Wheat going over to Mackinac Island here.
Biere de Mac brands that you might also enjoy are our: