Ellison Brewery & Spirits

East Lansing, MI

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  • Mini ellison big toad s iipa 1

    Ellison Big Toad's 2XIPA

    Double IPA · 10.25% ABV

    This big IIPA is packed with hop aromas, thanks to the massive dry hop addition. It’s accompanied by pineapple as well as other tropical fruit notes and a hint of pine...
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    Ellison Big Black Stout!

    Imperial Stout · 11.0% ABV

    A chocolate imperial stout that pours like motor oil and tastes so decadent that you won't be able to stop drinking it. Chocolate up front with a balanced roas
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    Ellison Spartan Stout

    Stout · 6.5% ABV

    Big notes of chocolate and roasted malts with hints of caramel and toffee. Tons of flavor, but very easy to drink.
  • Mini ellison top hops ipa 1

    Ellison Top Hops IPA

    IPA · 6.25% ABV

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    Ellison Covariance

    IPA · 5.5% ABV

    Michigan and west coast hops collide to form a fruit forward, smooth IPA. Tangerine and tropical fruits notes burst on the nose and have a subtle bitterness to compliment the finish.
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    Ellison Crescent Fresh

    IPA · 6.2% ABV

    This IPA is packed with American hops that are addedduring every stage of the brewing process. Big notes of citrus in the aroma are complemented by a smooth bitterness and crisp piney finish...
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    Ellison Mudslinger

    Sweet Stout · 10.75% ABV

    Sweet milk stout with a full mouth feel. It leaves a creamy cocoa taste in your mouth with strong vanilla notes. Mild aroma of roasted grain and vanilla.
  • Mini ellison ransom coffee stout 1

    Ellison Ransom Coffee Stout

    Stout · 8.0% ABV

    This balanced stout is aged on Craft & Mason Ransom blend coffee and is dangerously drinkable. The perfect beginning or end to your work day.
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    Ellison Sweet Cider

    Cider · 6.5% ABV

    Carbonated mouth feel and sweet apple aroma. This cider is sweet and very easy to drink.
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    Ellison Brewery Gravity Shift

    Imperial Stout · 13.0% ABV

    Imperial stout with Cacao and vanilla beans.
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    Ellison DDH Galaxy Evolution

    NE/Hazy IPA · 6.75% ABV

    It's murky and cloudy appearance give way to a creamy flavor bouquet of stone fruits, grapefruit and a touch of pine.
  • Mini ellisondouble dry hopped galaxy evolution ipa 1

    EllisonDouble Dry Hopped Galaxy Evolution IPA

    IPA · 6.75% ABV

    It's murky and cloudy appearance give way to a creamy flavor bouquet of stone fruits, grapefruit and a touch of pine.
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    Ellison Gnome's Amber

    Amber Ale · 6.3% ABV

    Beautifully colored Amber Ale greets you with an aroma of fruit and biscuits. With your first sip you'll notice the amount of roasted malts and honey malts that went into making this beer...
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    Ellison Gum Job

    Wheat Ale · 10.75% ABV

    Hoppy wheat beer brewed with Amarillo and a touch of Citra hops. Wheat spice compliments the sweet taste up front, with a dry hoppy finish.
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    Ellison It's A Bit Nutty

    Stout · 8.0% ABV

    A hazelnut coffee stout with creamy espresso from locally owned Craft & Mason Coffee, hits your nose, then follows with a clean malty finish.
  • Mini ellison itty bitty 1

    Ellison Itty Bitty

    Brown Ale · 5.5% ABV

    Rich, American brown ale that welcomes your nose with toasted malts. The sweet and smooth, nutty flavor will leave you feeling satisfied.
  • Mini ellison salted caramel stout 1

    Ellison Salted Caramel Stout

    Imperial Stout · 10.75% ABV

    This stout was inspired by chocolatiers, like Henti Le Roux, who dare to be different. It is a creamy milk stout with rich chocolate and vanilla flavors and deliciously unique.
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    Ellison Sassy Blonde

    Blonde Ale · 8.5% ABV

    A spicy ester and slight malt sweetness make this beer a delicious contradiction.
  • Mini ellison spatial disturbance 1

    Ellison Spatial Disturbance

    Double IPA · 8.5% ABV

    Tropical, stonefruit, and citrus aromas burst out of the glass and the smooth finish will leave you wanting another glass.
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    Ellison Tastes Like Fall

    Stout · 6.0% ABV

    American Stout with Michigan syrup, Vanilla Bean's and Cinnamon sticks. Curl up to a fire and sip on this full body stout.
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    Ellison The Biggest Toad's

    Double IPA · 12.0% ABV

    Triple Rice IPA. Everything you love about Big Toad's, but a little less sweet up front. Grapefruit and other citrus flavors kick you in the mouth.
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    Coconut Waves

    Stout · 13.0% ABV

    Coconut Waves is a viscous stout that tastes like a Mounds bar.
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    Ellison Apple Honey Mead

    Mead · 14.0% ABV

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    Ellison Biggest Toad's 3xIPA

    12.0% ABV

    If you like Big Toad's double IPA, You will love The Biggest Toad's. It is on STEROIDS!!!
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    Ellison Candygram for Mango

    Fruit Beer · 5.0% ABV

    400 lbs. of Passionfruit/Mango/Apricot went into this beer along with Bourbon Vanilla beans to form something spectacularly delicious and refreshing!
  • Mini ellison chocolate covered cherry stout 1

    Ellison Chocolate Covered Cherry Stout

    Stout · 6.0% ABV

    Stout w/Chocolate & Cherries
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    Ellison DaElvis

    Stout · 8.0% ABV

    Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana American stout.
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    Ellison Der Roast

    Stout · 11.0% ABV

    Mexican imperial stout.
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    Ellison Double Barrel Aged Maple Bourbon Stout

    Barrel Aged · 14.5% ABV

    Double Barrel Gravity Series Release aged for 12 months in W.L. Weller Antique barrels then finished for an additional 3-4 months in Weller Bourbon Maple Syrup barrels.
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    Ellison Force of Gravity

    Imperial Stout · 14.5% ABV

    Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout w/ Hazelnuts, Cocoa and vanilla.
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    Ellison Freedom Rye'der

    Rye IPA · 4.5% ABV

    Juicy rye pale ale with a big dry hop. Bread on the nose with a crisp finish.
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    Ellison Grape Hefe

    German Hefeweizen · 5.0% ABV

    Like eating a purple Popsicle on a hot summer day.
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    Ellison Gravitational Attraction

    Imperial Stout · 14.5% ABV

    Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout w/ Marshmallows
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    Ellison Haze N Stein

    NE/Hazy IPA · 7.0% ABV

    Soft and subtle NE IPA brewed using Amarillo, Mosaic and Citra hops.
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    Ellison Hefeweizen

    Wheat Ale · 5.0% ABV

    Southern German style wheat beer with traditional wheat characteristics andhints of banana and clove. Light bodied with a slight bitterness.
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    Ellison Jitter

    Stout · 8.0% ABV

    A double chocolate covered espresso stout made with double espresso with Craft & Mason coffee. Only available on cask!
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    Ellison Maple Cinnamon Stout

    Stout · 6.0% ABV

  • Mini ellison mosaic evolution ddh ipa 2

    Ellison Mosaic Evolution DDH IPA

    IPA · 6.75% ABV

    Lighter in color, this beer will surprise you with a white wine character and have the fruit aromas and flavors of grapes, stone fruit and berries.
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    Ellison Oktoberfest

    Oktoberfest · 5.5% ABV

    German Style Marzen
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    Ellison Pasadena Pale Ale

    8.0% ABV

    Hop forward with cascade hops, yet still balanced. Hits you with a tangerine aroma, and then finishes smooth. It’s as refreshing as winning the RoseBowl...
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    Ellison Patio Pounder

    Fruit Beer · 4.5% ABV

    Fruit beer with pineapple, peach, and passionfruit.
  • Mini ellison russian imperial stout 1

    Ellison Russian Imperial Stout

    Russian Imperial Stout · 10.25% ABV

    This stout is brewed with heaps of chocolate malt and roasted barley to add complex array of flavors that include dark chocolate, coffee and raisins.
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    Ellison Scoville Sniper

    10.25% ABV

    Be careful, sometimes a beer can take you by surprise. Wetook our Milk Stout and added tart cherries for a nice tartness, and Habaneros for a nice pepper bite...
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    Ellison Sloppy Seconds Session IPA

    Session IPA · 4.5% ABV

    Session Pale Ale that doesn't skimp on the hoppy flavor or aroma. Tropical fruit notes leave an easy feeling in your mouth.
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    Ellison Tangerine Dream

    5.0% ABV

    Taste like a creamy dreamsicle!
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    Ellison Thick Skin Wit

    Witbier · 5.5% ABV

    Belgian style ale, you will get hints of coriander, orange peel. Thisbeer is a wheat beer with slightly cloudy in appearance.
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    97.1 The Ticket American Lager

    Lager · 4.5% ABV

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    97.1 THE TICKET Hazy Pale Ale

    American Pale Ale · 5.7% ABV

    We brewed this beer for our friends at 97.1 The Ticket...
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About the brewery

The history of Ellison Brewery and Spirits is an interesting and inspirational story. At a holiday party two years ago, two high school friends from DeWitt talked about opening a microbrewery and distillery.

It could work, they figured, because Lansing didn’t yet have a brewery large enough to sell its beer outside of its own taproom.

That early conversation has morphed into Ellison Brewery & Spirits — a microbrewery and distillery that could open by August in an industrial warehouse off Grand River Avenue in Meridian Township.

The brewery expects to make 5,000 barrels in its first year, owners said. Ellison would have a tasting room with six to 12 craft beers available to start.

Longer term, their goals are to find retailers to carry their beverages and to make wines and hard ciders.

“People are looking for something handmade, something that’s essentially farm-to-table, that isn’t mass-produced by one of these giant corporations that use computers to do most of their brewing,” said Eric Elliott, who will share ownership of Ellison Brewery with Aaron Hanson, his 2001 classmate at DeWitt High School.

Elliott and Hanson are not brewers by trade, so they’re bringing on brew and cellar specialists.

Elliott is president of sales for Uncle John’s Hard Cider, a brand made at Uncle John’s Cider Mill in St. Johns. His background includes working as a beer and liquor distributor.

Hanson is an automotive engineer who works primarily on advanced engine concepts.

Both say the Lansing market needs a larger craft beer industry, especially since it’s the state capital.

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