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Beers on Tap

On Tap

***Born Secret***

Double IPA, 9.0%

A Hop Bomb so powerfully delicious that we had to keep it secret until now. 13 different hop varieties were carefully selected to successfully detonate your taste buds and release an explosion of flavor. Expect a low malt profile blown to pieces by hop flavors of citrus, pineapple, peach, tangerine, passion fruit, and grapefruit.

Leelanau Exchange

Russian Imperial Stout, 9.4%

This rich, extremely smooth, Russian Imperial Stout is brewed exclusively with hops grown on the Leelanau Peninsula, espresso from Nella’s So Good Coffee in Empire and accented with cacao nibs and vanilla beans from Suttons Bay Trading Co.

Kittywampus

Oatmeal Stout, 6.2%

kittywampus

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, 5.6%

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.

Red over Red

Double Red IPA, 8.5%

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.

Chainsaw and 2 Dips#$!s

Brown Ale, 6.0%

Malty flavors of caramel, biscuits, and sourdough bread are blended carefully with just the right touch of roasted English chocolate malts

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.

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.

Contact Us

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.
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Tuesday 3 PM 9 PM
Wednesday 3 PM 9 PM
Thursday 3 PM 9 PM
Friday 3 PM 10 PM
Saturday 12 PM 10 PM
Sunday 12 PM 8 PM
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