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Brewery News

  • July & August Live Music Schedule

    *Oh Brother Big Sister Thursday – July 30th 7:00-9:00   *Brady Corcoran Saturday – August 1st 6:30-9:30   *Bennett...
  • Live Music this Weekend!

          RHETT BETTY Friday July 17th 6:00-9:00   Genre: Acoustic Blues/Folk and Classic Country Covers and original...
  • Live Music Schedule

    Oh Brother Big Sister – Wednesday July 8th 7:00 Missy Zenker – Friday July 10th 6:00 Bennett – Saturday...

Beers on Tap

On Tap

Ratatater

Double IPA, 9.4%

Fruity esters, herbal tones and dominant citrus flavors provide the backbone to this medium bodied brew that starts out sweet and finishes with warmth and bitterness

Kittywampus

Oatmeal Stout, 5.6%

Smooth and creamy.  Dark-roasted coffee aromas and flavors of espresso and semi-sweet chocolate.  A healthy dose of flaked oatmeal adds to the creamy body.

So Nuhhhmy

Pale Ale, 5.4%

Light bready, biscuity malt backbone.  Loaded with dank American hops.

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.

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

On Deck

Strawberry Wheat

Aug 2, 2015

Cherry Wheat

Aug 2, 2015

Red over Red

Jul 29, 2015

Highway Robbery

Jul 29, 2015

Trail Ryeder

Jul 31, 2015

Our Story

Well friends, it’s time! From our first beer kit to packing our bags, we’re saying goodbye to Chicago and heading up north. 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 this Summer!

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

Ambassadors

HLBC Community Membership

Are you a craft beer fan who enjoys perks like free/discounted beer, invitations to private events, limited release parties, free brewery tours, direct access to the brewers with Q&A, discounts on merchandise, invitations to come brew with us and so much more?! Sign up for FREE with one of our Ambassadors to become a HLBC Community Member! Our Ambassadors are local community members who are as excited and passionate about craft beer and the Leelanau Peninsula/Traverse City area as we are. These ambassadors are your link to receiving discounts, invitations and updates so you'll want to get in contact with one now by clicking on their email link.

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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.

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