I’m a pretty big Michigan craft beer fan, and the summer months are my favorite time of year to indulge in some locally made brews. One of my favorite weekend activities involves kicking back with an Oberon in hand on a warm summer night.
In case you’re more of a Bud Light fan, allow me to share with you some of Michigan’s best summer craft beers. Try just one from the list and broaden your horizons!
Atwater Brewery, 237 Joseph Campau St., Detroit
Summer Time Ale, a crisp wheat beer with citrus notes, is available now
Jolly Pumpkin Brewery, 311 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
Bell’s Brewery, 8938 Krum Ave., Galesburg
Oberon, a citrusy wheat ale that is available all summer long, is available in pretty much any form: on tap, in a bottle, in a can, and in a mini-keg
Motor City Brewing Works, 470 W. Canfield St., Detroit
Summer Brew, a wheat beer with notes of citrus, is available now through September
Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor
El Hefe, a German wheat beer with notes of banana, clove and honey, is available throughout the summer months
Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor
Liberty Street Brewing Company, 149 W. Liberty St., Plymouth
Clementine Lemon Thyme, a wheat beer with citrus and thyme, is available through August
New Holland Brewing, 66 E. 8th St., Holland
White Hatter, a Belgian-style white ale with fruity and spicy notes, is New Holland’s summer staple
Short’s Brewing Company, 121 Bridge St., Bellaire
Enjoy one of these beers on a patio, in a brewpub, or at home on your deck courtesy of a six-pack. Whatever you’re drinkin’, that’s what I’m drinkin’, Metro Detroiters. Cheers!