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Beers on Tap

On Tap

The Politician

Session IPA, 5.0%

Double Norseman

Double IPA, 9.0%


Unrestrained and pitiless hop deliciousness.  Delicate malt base adding flavors of citrus fruits, lemon zest and pine.  Your taste buds are about to be conquered.

Cherry Bay

Cider, 6.5%


Sparkling Rose, 11%
A blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Muscat grapes

Hop Lot White

Riesling, 12%

An off/dry riesling


Cider, 4.5%

Sweet cider

Woad Warrior

Scotch Ale, 7.8%


An extended, double boil produced this moderately sweet, full-bodied ale.  Pronounced deep caramel and stone fruit flavors are balanced by subtle hints of pepper and spice

Milky McMilkerson

Milk Stout, 5.0%

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Dark-roasted coffee aromas and flavors of espresso and semi-sweet chocolate.  The addition of lactose adds a smooth, sweet texture which balances the roastiness and brings a delicious full-bodied brew to the table

Smash Face

Pumpkin Ale, 6.4%

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‘Tis the season…a delicious ale brewed with pumpkin and spice and everything nice!

Leelanau Exchange

Russian Imperial Stout, 10.4%


This rich, extremely smooth, Russian Imperial Stout is brewed exclusively with hops grown on the Leelanau Peninsula and fresh espresso from Nella’s So Good Coffee in Empire



Rough Sawn

Amber Ale, 5.7%

Light and medium toasted malts are laid upon a sweet, caramel base to contribute flavors of freshly baked biscuits and toasted bread.  Just enough Leelanau County hops are added to balance the sweetness, making this a very drinkable and enjoyable ale.

Bayshore Brown

Brown Ale, 5.5%

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A light bodied and highly drinkable brown with malty flavors of caramel, biscuits, and sourdough bread are blended carefully with just the right touch of roasted English chocolate malts

Highway Robbery

Blonde Ale, 4.4%

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A crisp, approachable, no BS beer. Whether you are cautiously exploring the depths of craft beer, or simply looking for a refreshing reward to top off the day, this beer won’t do you wrong. Slightly malty sweet with a crisp carbonated finish.

On Deck


Our Story

Originally from Holland, MI then later residing in Chicago, it was time for us to journey back to Michigan and create a very unique four-seasons Microbrewery and Beer Garden in beautiful Northern Michigan.  With family ties to Suttons Bay, it was the perfect location to both embrace the local beer culture while also embracing the outdoors.  We’re two brothers with a passion for consistent and fresh tasting craft beer.

What you can expect at the brewery

  • Knowledgeable, welcoming, and friendly staff.
  • Consistent and fresh tasting craft beer year round at our taproom.
  • One-of-a-kind outdoor beer garden with an ‘Up North’ twist for your drinking pleasure.
  • On-site hop garden.
  • 10-14 taps with main stays and rotating taps.
  • Not just “hoppy” beers. Although it’s in our name, we brew all styles of beer, for all different tastes.

Looking for more? It’s all in the palm of your hand…Our blog, newsletter and other social networks are a great way to follow our progress and interact with us!

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Steve Lutke

Steve Lutke

Head Brewer/Brewery Cleanup Specialist and Co-founder
You'll find him with mash paddle in one hand, and a fishing pole in the other. Steve is a graduate of the Siebel Institute of Technology/World Brewing Academy with an Associates in Brewing Technology. In addition, he has earned degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, with a B.S. in Pre-med and Exercise Physiology.

What you might not know: Steve is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a USA Triathlon Coach, and licensed pilot. Most importantly, he can play some crazy, awesome Meatloaf on the piano.

Sarah Lutke

Sarah Lutke

Business Controller

Drew Lutke

Drew Lutke

Taproom GM
A graduate of Western Michigan University and a well-traveled Midwesterner. After years of managing equity portfolios, a shift in the market place has led him to manage beer portfolios.

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Hop Lot Brewing Co.
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