Springtime Sips: Must-Try Seasonal Brews

March 19, 2024
Two friends hands clinking glasses of craft beer at the pub or bar

Spring’s transition isn’t just felt in the weather or seen in the blossoming flowers; it’s also a time when beer enthusiasts look forward to refreshing brews that capture the essence of the season. Now that spring has arrived, it’s high time we take a look at craft beer on tap from some of the finest breweries in Michigan. Embark on a flavorful journey through some of these exceptional spring beers from local breweries, each offering a unique twist that’s perfect for welcoming spring.


575 South Eton Street, Birmingham

2265 Crooks Road, Rochester Hills

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Griffin Claw Brewing Co. has a few spring beers that will be great for the season. El Ligero is a crisp Mexican lager brewed with lime that is as light as it is delicious. Mr. Blue Sky is brewed with coriander and grapefruit peel for the perfect hint of fruit. Similarly, Mr. Blue Sky Raspberry gives a springtime twist to their popular wheat ale with the addition of raspberries, offering a beautiful hue. For something light and refreshing, Cologne Crush brings together subtle notes of biscuit, delicate florals, and light fruit, creating a balance of a light malt sweetness and a gentle hop bitterness. 


237 Jos Campau, Detroit

1175 Lakepointe Street, Grosse Pointe Park

Whango is your one-way ticket to a tropical paradise. This mango-infused selection from Atwater Brewery pleases just about every palette. Not too sweet, not too bitter. A perfect beer for those warm spring and summer days in Michigan. Another seasonal option is the Traverse Bay Cherry wheat, which blends tart Michigan cherries with a crisp American wheat ale to pay homage to Michigan’s renowned cherries. Finally, the Pink Gang IPA offers berry and citrus flavors that meet florals and earthiness all in their golden beer. 


400 Water Street, Rochester

Rochester Mills Beer Company offers an Orange Whip Milkshake IPA, a creamsicle-esque brew that taps into childhood nostalgia while providing an adult alternative to the legendary ice pop. This IPA has the bitter hops you know and love, just with a bonus of oranges and vanilla. Joe’s Morning Brew is perfect for coffee enthusiasts, as it combines their milkshake stout with cold brewed coffee from Dessert Oasis’s coffee beans, another local business that is a favorite of many. With the addition of coffee, this brew turns into a fun pick-me-up for an afternoon delight. 


1400 Porter Street, Detroit

Batch Brewing Company has some perfect brews for the incoming warmer weather. Swellegant brings floral, melon, and citrus flavors to a single-hopped pilsner for a fruity yet fresh taste. For something more bitter, Postcard From Melmac will be right up your alley with pine and citrus aromas, taking you to the outdoors with a glass of this brew. For more tropical beers, Helio Pale Ale, Seaside Vibes, and Liminal Space bring in flavors of pineapple, tropical fruits, and citruses. 


21721 Harper Avenue, St. Clair Shores

Jamex Brewing Co. may be a nano brewery in St. Clair Shores, but it still offers a few brews perfect for the season. Kona Coffee Porter is brewed with Kona coffee beans and offers a blend with a robust Porter. This is great for those spring days when you want something slightly cozy when there is a bit of a chill left in the air. The Blood Orange Wheat is brewed with fresh blood oranges, perfect for those wanting a citrus vibe without being overpowering. For a crisp and refreshing brew, go with the Czech Pilsner for a pale lager brewed exclusively with Czech hops. Check out their social media to keep up with all the fun events and specials that Jamex Brewing Co. has in store, along with its spring beers and other brews on tap.


14600 East 11 Mile Road, Warren

Dragonmead has beers styled from all over the world, including American Queen Bee Blood and Castlebrite Apricot and German-style Honey Pants-Lavender Edition. The Queen Bee Blood is an orange wheat ale made with Michigan honey for a citrusy yet sweet experience. Castlebrite Apricot brings flavors of apricot to a light and refreshing American fruit wheat. By taking the sweet and tangy essence of apricots, the result is a smooth and refreshingly fruity beer. And for the Lavender Edition of Honey Pants, you’ll get German honey wheat brewed with lavender for a light aroma and flavor for this beer.

This article has been updated to include new information. The original article was published on March 12, 2021, and was authored by Aaron Segel.