Beverage Menu

House Pour Wines
Wines by the Bottle
Domestic Beer
Domestic Craft Beer
Imported Craft Beer
Beer on Tap from Red Jacket Brewing Company
Pairing beer with food and more…

House Pour Wines

By the glass… $5.00
By the bottle…$16.00

3 Blind Moose Chardonnay (California)
Truth be told, the moose are not blind.  Like us, they see clearly that making and enjoying great wine should be fun.  You’ll fall for their California Chardonnay, whose delicious apple, citrus and subtle oak flavors match beautifully with just about everything.  Also delicious on its own!

Canyon Road Cabernet Sauvignon (California)
Medium bodied wine with rich and flavorful hints of ripe raspberry and velvety smooth finish.  Enjoy with charbroiled burgers and steaks.

Canyon Road Pinot Grigio (California)
Inspired by the scenic roads that wander through California’s stunning wine country, this Pinot Grigio is medium bodied with rich flavors of apple and pear complemented by hints of floral for a crisp clean finish.  Mouthfeel is lively with an excellent harmony of fruit and acid.  Enjoy this with our Grilled Trout.

Shady Lane Pinot Noir (Michigan)
This Pinot Noir delivers flavors and aromas of black cherry, raspberry, pomegranate, cocoa, black tea, orange peel, and a hint of smokiness.  Pairs beaurifully with robust cheese such as in the Cobb Salad or with the Black and Blue Burger.

Little Penguin Shiraz (Australia)
Bright flavors echo plums and cherries with some spice notes on the soft finish.  A lighter style that strives for delicacy over power.  Perfect with a burger or a wrap.

Concannon Conservancy Merlot (California)
Medium bodied luscious wine with flavors of rich cherry and ripe plum with secondary notes of cocoa and nutmeg spice.  Pairs well with our House Steak or Pesto Pasta.

Forgotten Fire Cranberry (Wisconsin)
Forgotten Fire Winery is named in honor of the Great Peshtigo Fire of 1871.  This happened during the same era of the Great Chicago Fire, with greater losses than Chicago but it wasn’t in Chicago after all.  This wine is an International Double Gold Medal winner and is made with Wisconsin-grown cranberries.  Semi-sweet, fresh and distinct!

Shady Lane Semi-Dry Riesling (Michigan)
Flavors of lime zest, honey, wildflowers and peach.  Leelanau Estate grown and bottled, this wine shows some sweetness up front but finishes bright, clean and crisp.  An excellent match with our Grilled Salmon or Grilled Trout.

Our Daily Red (California)

This is a certified organic red wine with no detectable sulfites that is meant for everyday enjoyment.  It is a California red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Carignan grapes to create a lighter style.  Blackberry and black cherry flavors predominate topped with a hint of toasted vanilla.

 

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Wines by the Bottle

Antigal Malbec Uno (Argentina)…$20.00
A beautiful Argentinean vintage with bright natural acidity that heightens irresistible plum and cherry while a touch of vanilla, chocolate and dulce de leche add complexity.  This seductively silky violet red wine pairs well with robust dishes (Cedar Trout) and all red meats.

Coppola Claret (1910 Type)  (California)…$20.00
Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Claret is their signature offering.  Claret is a Cabernet Sauvignon based wine, blended in the classic Bordeaux style, that exhibits exceptional depth and texture with truly unique flavors.  Perfect with the Michigan House Ribeye!

Shady Lane Blue Franc  (Michigan)… $21.00
Leelanau Estate Grown and Bottled.  Concentrated fruit flavors of blueberry, mulberry and blackberry are there with a big mouthfeel, soft, lush tannins and a level of black pepper and cedar spice that make this wine a favorite.  The unique power but softness of this wine makes this a versatile match at the table.

Gnarly Head 1924 Double Black  (California)…$19.00
1924 – The heart of the Prohibition Era and wine’s darkest hour when it was deemed illegal.  It was also the year this winery first planted vineyards in California.  Story goes that some of these grapes might have been used to make wine.  For those that dared to toil in the black-market of winemaking, field blends were the wine of choice and a crowd favorite at speakeasies across the country.  This limited edition 1924 Double Black delivers dark, rich fruit flavors, spice notes and a deep full-bodied palate in the style reminiscent of the Prohibition Era.

Coppola Director’s Cut Chardonnay (California)…$26.00
An exceptional Chardonnary using only Russian Valley whole-cluster grapes fermented entirely in French oak barrels.  This produces a wine with a seductive, round texture and notes of sweet vanilla.  This technique also highlights the green apple, honeysuckle and citrus flavors, which are the hallmark of Russian River vineyards.  Highly drinkable with a dazzling fragrance.  Pairs well with Grilled Trout and stands up to our Cedar Planked Trout.

Sterling Sauvignon Blanc  (California)…$20.00
This Sauvignon Blanc is wonderfully fresh and aromatic, with bright scents of pink grapefruit, gooseberry, melon and green apple.  On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with rich, vibrant citrus, spice and mineral flavors balanced by excellent acidity and a long, refreshing finish.

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Domestic Beer

Budweiser and Bud Light…$3.00
Busch Light…$3.00
Coors Light…$3.00
Leinenkugel Original…$3.25
Leinie Honey Weiss…$3.25
Miller High Life…$3.00
Miller Lite…$3.00
Michelob Ultra…$3.00

Pabst Blue Ribbon … $3.00
Sam Adam’s Boston Lager…$3.25
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Domestic Craft Beer

Anchor Steam (California)…$3.50
This is a unique 100% American style lager.  San Francisco’s famous Anchor Steam is virtually handmade, with an exceptional respect for the ancient art of brewing.  Anchor Steam derives its unusual name from the 19th century when “steam” seems to have been a nickname for beer brewed on the West Coast of America under primitive conditions and without ice.  Highly drinkable lager.  ABV 4.9%

Bell’s Amber Ale (Michigan)…$3.50
Made from mostly pale malt and some Munich and caramel malts.  These add a little sweetness, which is balanced by more hops.  The result is a rich color and fruity flavor with medium-high maltiness.

Bell’s Best Brown (Michigan)…$3.50
A smooth, toasty brown ale with hints of caramel and cocoa, the malt body has the depth to stand up to cool weather but does not come across as heavy.  ABV 5.8%

Bell’s Consecrator Dopplebock (seasonal) (Michigan)…$3.50
Consecrator is a traditional doppelbock-style fermented with a Bohemian lager yeast.  Reddish brown in color, with a mild hop profile.  Consecrator is a well balanced, full bodied beer with hints of caramel and molasses in it smooth malty finish.  ABV 8%

Bell’s Double Cream Stout (Michigan)…$3.50
Double Cream Stout derives its name from its smooth, creamy texture, not the ingredients.  Completely dairy-free, this stout blends ten different specialty malts to yield a remarkable depth of flavor.  With only a touch of burnt notes, Double Cream Stout focuses on the softer, cocoa and espresso-like aspects of roasted malt.  ABV 6.1%

Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout (Michigan)…$3.50
This is a full bodied stout with plenty of roast flavor as well as hints of molasses and chocolate.  Ridiculous amounts of black and caramel malts make this stout smooth, creamy and utterly opaque.  ABV 6.0%

Bell’s Pale Ale (Michigan)…$3.50
A refreshing blond colored pale ale.  Bell’s pale ale is made almost exclusively from pale malt.  It expresses a spicy floral hop aroma and taste.  ABV 5.3%

Bell’s Two Hearted Ale (Michigan)…$3.50

Bell’s Porter (Michigan)…$3.50
A dark ale for all occasions.  A blend of dark malt gives this beer flavors of coffee and chocolate with some smoky roasted notes.  ABV 5.8%

Bell’s Third Coast Old Ale (Michigan)…$4.50
A barley wine with deep amber color, the brandy of ales.  This beer has vintage character and will mature in the bottle at cellar temperature for years.  ABV 10.2%

Blue Moon Belgian Ale (Colorado)…$3.50
Aroma of mild malts, a faint hint of hope with medium body.  A light, easy drinking beer.  ABV 5.4%

Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA (Michigan)…$3.50
Crisp, dry palate with fantastic aromas of floral, fruity hops and bready, yeasty, toasted malt.  ABV 6.5%

Dark Horse Raspberry Ale (Michigan)…$3.50
Bottle conditioned, hazy roase-peach hue with a thick white head.  Aroma is a light fresh raspberry puree.  Flavor is extremely fresh as well – exactly like raspberries with a touch of sourness from yeast.  A good light bodied fruit ale.  ABV 4.6%

Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA (Maryland)…$3.50
More cunning than a snake in the bush, Snake Dog IPA is power hopped with specialty hops from the Pacific Northwest and the citrus fruit aroma is clean and crisp.  ABV 7.1%

John Henry 3 Lick Spiker Ale (Minnesota)…$4.00
This American Strong Ale is brewed using three different dark roasted malts creating chocolate flavors and a dark appearance.  Oats are also added for additional body and flavor.  The brew is conditioned with bourbon oak and has an extended aging process.  This is a big beer. ABV 9.1%

Jolly Pumpkin La Roja (Michigan) (750 ml)…$12.00
An artisan amber ale or wild ale brewed in the Flanders tradition.  Deep amber with earthy caramel, spice, and sour fruit notes developed through natural barrel aging.  Unfiltered, unpasteurized and blended from barrels ranging in age from two to ten months.  Serve in 750 ml bottles.  ABV 7.2%

Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza (Michigan) (750 ml)…$12.00
Brewed in the Franco-Belgian tradition of strong golden ales, this brew is spicy and peppery with a gentle hop bouquet and the beguiling influence of wild yeast.  Aged in oak barrels and bottle conditioned.  Awarded the Gold Medal – French and Belgian Ale at the Great American Beer Festival.  Served in a 750 ml bottle.  ABV 8.0%

New Belgium Fat Tire Ale (Colorado)…$3.50
This flagship brew from New Belgium starts with sweet biscuit and caramel malt aromas.  There is toasty malt, gentle sweetness and a flash of hop bitterness on the palate.  ABV 5.2%

New Holland Mad Hatter (Michigan)…$3.50
Mad Hatter is insanely dry hopped with Centennial Hops.  This pale copper colored ale has a flowery hop aroma and a bold hop bitterness.  ABV 5.2%

Shiner Bock (Texas)…$3.50
Shiner Bock is an American Dark Lager that is distinctive, rich, and full-flavored with an inviting smooth taste without excessive bitterness.  ABV 4.4%

Shipyard Old Thumper (Maine)…$3.50
Hop forward bitterness, not powerful bitters, but prominent.  Mellow caramel and toffee flavors complimented by a medium body and a clean, crisp finish.  ABV 5.9%

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (California)…$3.50
This is an exceptionally high rated American Pale Ale made using generous quantities of premium Cascade hops to give this Pale Ale its fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor.  ABV 5.6%

South Shore Nut Brown Ale (Wisconsin)…$3.50
This is South Shore’s flagship beer and is very smooth with no bitterness, having a warm nut-like flavor and aroma.  ABV 5.0%

South Shore Rhoades Scholar Stout (Wisconsin)…$3.50
Everything a stout should be – rich and hearty, not thick and overpowering.  Chocolate and crystal malts along with roasted barley combine to create the wonderful flavor.  ABV 6.4%

Summit Brewing Extra Pale Ale (Minnesota)…$3.50
A well crafted Pale Ale with light bronze color and distinctly hoppy flavor.  Refreshing.  ABV 5.3%

Summit Brewing Great Northern Porter (Minnesota)…$3.50
A highly rated American Porter with well balance smoothness.  The name gives a nod to the majestic railway stretching from St. Paul to Seattle.  Roasted malts offer up coffee notes leading to a slightly sweet, chocolaty finish.  ABV 5.6%

Tommyknocker Butt Head Bock Lager (Colorado)…$3.50
This award winning doppelbock lager is brewed with a generous supply of Munich, carapils, caramel and chocolate malts and is fermented with Bavarian lager yeast.  This results in a rich mouthfeel and complimentary mild bittering.  ABV 8.2%

Tommyknocker Maple Nut Brown Ale (Colorado)…$3.50
A delicate amount of maple syrup is added to each barrel of this ale to impart roasted sweetness.  The nut flavor is from Munich, caramel, and chocolate malts.  ABV 4.5%

Wholehog Raspberry Saison (Wisconsin)…$3.50
Reminiscent of a traditional Belgian Saison with a touch of raspberry flavor, this rustic farmhouse ale is handcrafted with 2-row Pilsen, Extra Special and Munich malts combined with Cluster and Willamette hops.  Refreshingly tart and flavorful.  ABV 7.2%

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Imported Craft Beer

Alba Scotts Pine Ale (Scotland)…$4.50
Introduced by the Vikings, spruce and pine ales were very popular in the Scottish Highlands until the end of the 19th century.  Alba is a triple style ale brewed to a traditional Highland recipe from Scots pine and spruce shoots picked during early Spring.  ABV 7.5%

Aventinus Wheat Doppelbock (16 oz.) (Germany)…$7.00
Dark ruby, it has an intense, clove-like aroma.  The palate is very full bodied, compact and yet fresh with a hint of caramel.  It finishes with a light and delicate taste of bitters leaving behind a strong, smooth feel.  Overall, an exceptional beer.  ABV 8.2%

Bass (England)…$3.50
This is a fine English Pale Ale, mild, clean and very drinkable.  ABV 5.0%

Beck’s (Germany)…$3.50
A light sweet malt on the palate; lighter in body and smooth.  Refreshing and drinkable pilsener style lager.  ABV 5.0%

Boddington Pub Ale (England)…$4.00

Corona and Corona Light (Mexico)…$3.50

Ebulum Elderberry Black Ale (Scotland)…$5.00
Introduced to Scotland by Welsh druids in the 9th Century, elderberry black ale was part of the Celtic Autumn festivals.  Ebulum is made from roasted oats, barley and wheat boiled with herbs then fermented with ripe elderberries.  ABV 6.5%

Franziskaner Hefe Weisse Dunkel (Germany)…$4.50
A dark, malty traditional German Hefe-Weissen pours a deep brown with a touch of orange topped by a creamy head.  Deep nose of lightly sweet malt.  Nice creamy body yields to pleasant malt. ABV 5.0%

Guiness Pub Cans (Ireland)…$4.00
Very smooth and silky, solid black with light aroma of dark roasted malt.  ABV 4.2%

Hacker Pschorr Weiss (16 oz.) (Germany)…4.50
An exceptional German Wheat Beer – not heavy on the palate with 5.5% ABV.

Heineken and Heineken Light (Netherlands)…$3.50
This is another favorite Euro Pale Lager that is a clean, refreshing, enjoyable lager.  ABV 5.0%

Korbinian (Germany)…$7.00
A double bock beer that has what it takes.  With a malty aroma and great taste, it is exceptional in its style.  Smooth, creamy texture, full body, bittersweet aftertaste.  ABV 7.4%

Labatt Blue, Labatt Blue Light (Canada)…$3.50

Monk’s Café (Belgium)…$6.50
Brewed for Monk’s Café in Philadelphia, this is a Flemish sour ale with a traditional blend of young and old beers.  ABV 5.5%

Piraat Ale (Belgium)…$6.50
A robustly bitter strong Belgian pale ale with exceptional ratings – considered a world class IPA.  ABV 10.5%

Paulaner Hefe-weizen (Germany)…$4.50
Another exceptional German Wheat Beer with sweet, biscuit flavor as well as coriander and cloves.  Lots of wheat and yeastiness – the ultimate in summer time drinking.  ABV 5.5%

Samichlaus (Austria)…$8.00
Samichlaus is a doppelbock brewed once a year on December 6th (the Day of St. Nicholas) and aged for 10 months before bottling.  This makes it one of the rarest beer specialties in the world having a very extended secondary ferment.  It has 14% ABV, making it also the strongest bottom fermented beer in the world.  This beer is a very smooth, rich, port and dried fruit sipping ale.

Skullsplitter Scotch Ale (Scotland)…$6.00
Named after Thorfin Hausakliuuf, the seventh Earl of Orkney, this reddish colored ale has an intense vinous nose, is rich and satiny in the mouth with a long dry finish and deep rich fruity notes.  Described as dangerously drinkable with 8.5% ABV.

Stella Artois (Belgium)…$3.50
Stella Artois is one of the world’s best selling beers and is enjoyed in more than 80 countries.  A Euro Pale Lager style that is crisp and refreshing, biscuity sweet, medium bodied and highly drinkable.  ABV 5.0%

Unibroue Don de Dieu (Canada)…$4.00
Don de Dieu means “Gift of God”.  The Don de Dieu was the ship of Samuel de Champlain as he was commissioned by the King of France to explore the vast and inhospitable land called America.  This Belgian Strong Ale has plenty of fruit in the aroma with a lightly bitter, full body, and creamy, long finish.  ABV 9.0%

Unibroue Ephemere Apple (Canada)…$4.00
Mouth-watering bouquet of Granny Smith apples, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon with a delicate balance of fruit and spice.  ABV 5.5%

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde (Canada)…$4.00
Translates to “the end of the world”; the excellence of triple fermentation through a blend of special yeasts gives this beer an exceptionally robust flavor of exquisite refinement.  ABV 9.0%

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Beer on Tap From Red Jacket Brewing Company

By the pint…$4.00
By the pitcher…$15.00

Oatmeal Espress Stout
Red Jacket Brewing’s flagship brew, a deep black classic stout with soft caramel head.  Malty nose of espresso.  Smooth, medium bodied dry stout with a mild hops-espresso finish.  A highly drinkable sipping stout that would pair well with a charbroiled steak or burger. ABV 6.5%

Our Brown Ale
Brewed to honor our Historic Downtown, this English Brown Ale pours a beautiful chestnut with a full malty nose.  There is clean, crisp malt on the palate – well balanced with medium body.  A hint of citrus and hops on the finish – very refreshing.  ABV 6.0%

Smooth Trail Pale Ale
Brewed to celebrate the hearts of skiers and mushers alike, this is equally pleasing to summer enthusiasts.  This is an unfiltered American Pale Ale crafted primarily of Canadian 2-row Malt and White Wheat Malt.  The result is a highly drinkable Pale Ale; 32.4 IBUs and ABV of 7.0%

Keweenaw Cowboy IPA
A refreshing full-flavored American IPA that stands up well to hops fans.  This brew is primarily Canadian 2-row malt with Munich Malt and White Wheat Malt.  Cascade and Columbus hops top off the flavor.  56 IBUs and ABV of 7.5%

There may be other beers on tap available from our brewhouse depending on the season.  Ask your server.

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Pairing beer with food and more…

Beer has been paired with food for centuries.  The characteristics of body, freshness, sweetness and bitterness in a beer are achieved through the balanced combination of its principal ingredients: malted barley, grains, water, hops and yeast – as well as the way temperature is controlled during fermentation.

There are several ways that beer interacts with the taste of food.  A sip of cold beer after tasting spicy or seasoned food, can clean and clear the palate – the beer cutting the flavor of the seasonings.  With fried dishes or those prepared with cheese, the lightly bitter flavor of beer has the same effect.  The more neutral the flavor of the beer, without strongly bitter or malty overtones – the better it will be at cutting the flavors of food.

In other instances, beer complements the food’s character – much like wine pairing with food.  Strongly malted beers full in body are especially suited to accompany meats and cheeses.  Dry and lightly bitter brews complement more delicately flavored dishes – such as Grilled Trout.

Beer can also be selected to contrast simple, hearty flavors such as our Barbecue Ribs or the Peppadew Panini.  In these cases, what stands out is usually the taste of the beer.   This contrast can amplify the enjoyment of the beer’s exquisite taste.

Craft beers have many styles and flavors to consider.  The Brewer’s Association of America recognizes 83 categories of beer style, plus a daunting additional 82 subcategories of beer style in their Great American Beer Festival.  We are happy to offer choices from the following categories – and we’ve listed specific beers available after the category.

Abbey Tripel; Unibroue La Fin du Monde
Amber/Red Ale: Bell’s Amber Ale, Fat Tire Amber Ale
Barley Wine: Bell’s Third Coast Old Ale
Biere de Garde: Jolly Pumpkin’s Oro de Calabaza
Brown Ale: South Shore Nut Brown, Tommyknocker Maple Nut Brown, Bell’s Best Brown and on tap, Red Jacket Brewing’s Downtown Brown.
Doppelbock:  Weihenstephaner Korbinian, Samichlaus Bier, Bell’s Consecrator Doppelbock.
Dunkelweizen:  Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel
Fruit Beer:  Unibroue Ephemere Apple, Dark Horse Raspberry Ale
Hefeweizen:  Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse, Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier
IPA: Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA, New Holland Mad Hatter Ale, Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA, Piraat Ale
Lagers:  Shiner Bock, Stella Artois, Heineken, Sam Adams Boston Lager
Pale Ales:  Bell’s Pale Ale, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale, Summit Extra
Pale Ale, Bass Pale Ale, Boddington Pub Ale
Pilsener: Beck’s
Porter:  Bell’s Porter, Summit Brewing Great Northern Porter
Scotch Ale:  Skullsplitter
Scottish Gruit/Ancient Herbed Ale:  Alba Scots Pine Ale, Ebulum Elderberry Black Ale
Sour Ale:  Monk’s Café Flemish Sour Ale
Steam Beer:  Anchor Steam Beer
Stout:  Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout, Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout, South Shore Rhoades Scholar Stout, Guinness, Red Jacket Brewing’s Oatmeal Espress Stout
Strong Ale:  John Henry 3 Lick Spiker Ale, Unibroue Don de Dieu
ESB/Extra Strong Bitter:  Shipyard Old Thumper
Weizen Bock: Schneider Aventinus
Wild Ale:  Jolly Pumpkin La Roja

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