A Complete List of Upper Peninsula Breweries
Did you know that the Upper Peninsula has thirteen breweries? From Brickside Brewery at the tip of the Keweenaw to Soo Brewing in the eastern U.P., breweries have been opening up (and sticking around) regularly over the past few years.
Following is a full list of all the fully operational breweries in the U.P., as well as one bonus location I don’t want you to miss.
Funded in part by a successful Kickstarter campaign, Brickside opened its doors in 2012 and makes a terrific addition to Michigan’s northernmost town.
64 Gratiot St, Copper Harbor 49918
Red Jacket Brewing Co.
Part of the Michigan House Café, Red Jacket Brewing serves several beers at the Michigan House as well as a wide variety of other beer. Historic charm and excellent food make this a great stop for lunch or dinner.
300 Sixth St, Calumet 49913
The Library Brew Pub
Known for their killer pizza, the Library Brew Pub also boasts a nice selection of excellent beer and a great view of the Portage Canal waterway.
62 Isle Royale St, Houghton 49931
Keweenaw Brewing Company
The U.P.’s largest brewer by far, “KBC” beer is distributed across Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The KCBC tap room in downtown Houghton features two bars, a lounge area, fireplace, free wifi and outdoor seating.
408 Shelden Ave. Houghton, MI 49931
Jasper Ridge Brewery
Jasper Ridge in Ishpeming is a sports friendly brewpub and restaurant. I wouldn’t call it a sports bar, but their lounge area is definitely a good spot to have a burger and a craft beer while watching “the game.”
1075 Country Lane, Ishpeming 49849
The Veirling is a fixture in Marquette. It’s known as much for its excellent food and cool, historic atmosphere as it is for is beer. And it’s also just two blocks away from the equally historic Landmark Inn.
No. 119 South Front, Marquette 49855
Just a short walk away from The Vierling, Blackrocks is located in a converted house. The owners have done an excellent job with the space and it’s become one of Marquette’s most popular watering holes for good reason. Blackrocks also features live music Sunday through Thursday.
424 N 3rd St, Marquette 49855
Ore Dock Brewing Co.
Marquette’s newest brewery is another wonderful addition to the town. With a sharp focus on sustainable building materials, local community, and Belgian beers, Ore Dock is loved by locals and tourists alike. The Ore Dock is within easy walking distance of both Blackrocks and The Vierling.
114 Spring St, Marquette 49855
Hereford & Hops
Hereford and Hops is “grill your own steak” type restaurant and brewery in Escanaba. They always have a variety of beer on tap and feature seasonal favorites throughout the year.
624 Ludington St, Escanaba 49829
Shooters Firehouse Restaurant & Lounge
Shooters is an established restaurant and bar in Munising that just started serving their own craft beer a few weeks ago. They have five different types of beer on tap and many more varieties ready to serve.
408 Mill Street – Munising, MI 49862
Lake Superior Brewing Co.
Lake Superior Brewing in Grand Marais is an idyllic little place in an idyllic little town. With much talked about pizza and favorites like their garlic parmesan popcorn or scotch eggs, this establishment could get by just fine without it’s own beer. But add a nice selection of craft brews to the mix and this definitely becomes a must try brewery.
N14283 Lake Ave, Grand Marais 49839
Tahquamenon Falls Brewery
Built to resemble an old logging camp, the food here is widely accepted as being better than average and the beer is some of the best I’ve had in the U.P. I’ve yet to hear anything other than great things about this brewery from anyone, and I’ve asked a lot of people! It’s located just off the parking area for upper Tahquamenon Falls.
Upper Tahquamenon Falls – Newberry, MI
Another fairly recent addition to the list of Upper Peninsula breweries, Soo Brewing brought craft beer back to the Soo. I haven’t been here yet myself, but the feedback I’ve heard is that the beer is good and the space is comfortable.
223 W Portage Ave, Sault 49783
I’m giving The Fitz in Eagle River an honorable mention here, and if you visit the place I’m sure you’ll agree with me. With over 100 different beers available, most only found in bigger cities, The Fitz should be on any beer lover’s radar. These guys know their beer.
5033 Front Street, Eagle River, Mi 49950