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Batch #001 is in the books!

January 19th, 2015

1.19.15 December turned out to be a huge month for us!  Michigan Liquor Control and the local Health Department came by and gave us their blessing to fire up our 3 bbl system!  We took them quite literally when they told us we could brew the minute they left…. and so we did. First up is our […]

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A Look Inside the Taproom, Brewery Inspections

November 24th, 2014

11.24.14 With our brewery production area and beer garden recently completed, our focus shifted to the taproom.  We could not have asked for better timing to have our taproom windows, doors and roof installed!  Old Man Winter didn’t knock on our door last week… he came crashing through it.  Welcome to Northern Michigan…     […]

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Taproom Framed In, Hops Planted, Brewhouse Awaits Final Inspection

October 1st, 2014

10.1.14 The Taproom just got a major facelift!  We were fortunate enough to have a long stretch of perfect weather to put up our wood ceiling and porch roofing.  Next order of business is to install wood siding and frame in the bar, kitchen and bathrooms.       The Hop Lot is officially a ‘hop […]

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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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