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Beers on Tap

On Tap

Milk Stout

Milk Stout, 5.8%

Uncle Green Guy

Session IPA, 4.7

Light, medium body Session IPA.  Slightly fruity with a hint of pine and topped off with a floral finish.

Leelanau Exchange Bourbon Espresso Stout

Bourbon Espresso Stout, 7.6%

leelanau exchange

This rich, extremely smooth, bourbon espresso stout is brewed exclusively with hops grown on the Leelanau Peninsula, espresso beans roasted in Empire and then aged in Traverse City Whiskey barrels, and accented with vanilla beans from Suttons Bay Trading Co.

Red over Red

Red IPA, 8.0%

Red over red

Sweet caramel malts and hops go head to head for control of this imperial Red Ale. The hops bring flavors and aromas of pine, passion fruit, peach, mango and citrus. The malts fall short and leave the sweet caramel as just an afterthought. Welcome to hop heaven.

The Norseman

Double IPA, 8.2%


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.

Bayshore Brown

Brown Ale, 5.7%

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

Rough Sawn

Amber Ale, 6.0%

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.

Highway Robbery

Blonde Ale, 4.7%

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.

Strawberry Highway Robbery

Strawberry Blonde, 4.7%

This is our Highway Robbery laid upon strawberries and conditioned for an extra week in the fermenter.

Trail Ryeder

Rye IPA, 6.7%

Trail Ryeder

Rye malt adds a deliciously, distinct bite to this highly drinkable Rye IPA. Floral and citrus notes fill out the aroma and tease your senses.

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. We can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on!

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.
  • Free tours.
  • 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!

More in our Blog

Steve Lutke

Steve Lutke

Co-founder and Head Brewer/Brewery Cleanup Specialist
Mash paddle in one hand, fishing pole in the other. After spending the last 14 years in Chicago, learning to homebrew in an apartment, getting an education, and searching for a wife, he is finally ready to return to his native state, Michigan. He graduated with a B.S. in Pre-med and Movement Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has earned an Associates in Brewing Technology from the Siebel Institute of Technology/World Brewing Academy.

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.

Drew Lutke

Drew Lutke

Co-founder and Business Operations Manager
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. Drew has finally found his calling from the North to pack his bags in Chicago and set-up-shop in Suttons Bay.

What you might not know: Drew is an artist by night with a collection of oil works ranging from landscapes, musicians and indelible Detroit sports moments. He can also play guitar and has hope of one day performing on stage with Steve and Luke at the brewery for a compilation of rock ballads.

Sarah Lutke

Sarah Lutke

Business Controller
Native of Suttons Bay and Graduate of Western Michigan University. Mother of Steve's son


HLBC Community Membership

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We are doing this for the love of beer, and our amazing fans. Let us know if you like what we are doing, or if there is anything we can do better.

Hop Lot Brewing Co.
Monday 11 AM 9 PM
Tuesday 11 AM 9 PM
Wednesday 11 AM 9 PM
Thursday 11 AM 9 PM
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