|Featured Brewer Archives
Titletown Brewing Company
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Grumpy Troll Restaurant & Brewery
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
Central Waters Brewing Company
Stone Cellar Brewpub
Arbor Brewing Company
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Detroit Beer Company
The Herkimer Pub & Brewery
Copper Canyon Brewery
Sun King Brewing Company
Vintage Brewing Company
Round Barn Winery, Distillery & Brewery
This second video gives you more background on Brewmaster Nick VanCourt, native Yooper and brewer of some of the best
American and Belgian-style ales in the Midwest. He's truly a master craftsman and one to keep your eyes on. We expect to see
the awards and accolades pouring in soon for him...
Their grand-opening extravaganza begins Labor Day weekend and culminates with the 2012 UP Fall Beer Festival on September
8th in nearby Lower Harbor Park (right next to the Ore Dock they're named after). We would highly recommend you make the
pilgrimage to Marquette and check out them out.
As you probably know, Michigan is one of the leading states when it comes to craft beer. With just over 100 breweries, Michigan
has the fifth highest number in the nation. Cities like Grand Rapids, Traverse City and Ann Arbor are some of the best cities in
the country for craft beer. The renaissance, however, is truly statewide. Nowhere is this more easily seen than in scenic
Marquette in the Upper Peninsula.
Nestled on the southern shore of the mighty Lake Superior, Marquette is a small, quaint college town (home to Northern
Michigan University). Its population is barely over 23,000. Yet, Marquette is now home to three craft breweries. Even more
interesting is the fact that they are all really good.
Marquette Harbor Brewery in The Vierling restaurant has been brewing solid beers since 1995, making it the UP's second craft
brewery (Escanaba's Hereford & Hops opened the prior year). Blackrocks Brewery opened a half-mile away in 2010. We talked
a bit about Blackrocks Brewery in our video from the 2011 UP Fall Beer Festival which can be scene HERE. We didn't really
foresee another brewery opening up shop in town, especially so quickly. But seeing how wildly successful Blackrocks has been
since opening, it really shouldn't be a surprise that the craft beer community of the city would be able to support another great
Ore Dock Brewing Company will officially open at the end of August 2012, but has already been holding tap room hours since
earlier in the summer. We recently had the fortune of visiting Brewmaster Nick VanCourt and Owner/Co-Founder Andrea
Pernsteiner. Here's what they have to say about Ore Dock Brewing Company and where they see themselves in the Marquette
craft beer scene...