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Timber Frame Taproom near completion

August 23rd, 2014

8.23.14 The taproom is coming together!  Timber framing in the taproom was completed earlier in the week. It was followed by building five custom trusses which were raised on top of the timber frames making the taproom ceiling close to 30 ft tall!  Trusses for the outdoor porch and roofing will be finished next week! […]

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Taproom & Brewhouse Construction

July 22nd, 2014

7.22.14   We’ve been making a lot of headway in the past two months with the construction of our taproom, brewhouse and beer garden.  From clearing space for our foundation, tearing up concrete in an existing building for the brewhouse, gutting/rebuilding, backfilling  sand, pouring concrete, making new trusses, installing timber framing for our taproom, etc… we’ve […]

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Become a HLBC Community Member

June 26th, 2014

6.26.14 Meet our 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 […]

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Beer Garden Layout, Construction Begins!

May 2nd, 2014

5.2.14 Construction Begins! Well after 21 months of drinking, dreaming, brewing, planning, laughing, crying, raising (money that is), inhaling/exhaling, architect-ing… NOW IT’S TIME FOR BUILDING!!!!!!! This past week we brought out the gold shovels and started digging, and didn’t stop for 3 days!  Well we wish we had that much endurance.  With the help of […]

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Become part of our Community Supported Brewery

April 21st, 2014

We are looking for individuals to represent Hop Lot Brewing Co. through our HLBC Ambassador program!   Requirements:   -Must love craft beer -Live in the Leelanau Peninsula/Grand Traverse area -Outgoing personality -Willing to represent us inside/outside the brewery -Share your input/ideas -Enjoy huge discounts, rewards and member only events   If you or someone […]

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UPDATE…Let’s touch base!

April 3rd, 2014 Hop Lot Brewing Co. tasting

A lot has happened over the past few months and we want to bring you up to speed to our current state. We made new friends in February as old friends and family joined us in Suttons Bay to learn more about our project and of course sample some ‘home brews’!  The tasting event included […]

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Brewhouse has arrived!

December 17th, 2013

Hop Lot Brewery 12.17.13 It was quite the journey for both the kettles and myself, but everything/one is safe and sound. For the kettles, it was a cozy 2300 mile ride by truck and train from Portland, OR. For me, I battled two blizzards and some of the iciest highways I’ve ever driven on. The […]

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Cheers to the end of Prohibition

December 5th, 2013 Prohibition barrel drain

Hop Lot Brewery Erin Borgerson 12.5.13 Cheers to the end of Prohibition The reason you decided to read this blog is because you are a fan of beer. Now try to imagine a world without the beer… horrifying right? Fortunately for us beer-lovers, a decision made 80 years ago today, is the reason we are […]

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New brewery member announced

December 2nd, 2013

We’re excited to announce that we’ve added another member to our beer factory! Luke Johnson has joined our team to assist in brewing operations. Those who have frequented the Traverse City Microbrew & Music Festival over the past few years may recognize him as the 3-time Home Brew – “People’s Choice” Champ!

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