Beards Brewery

Petoskey, MI

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  • Beards Copperstar Galactica

    IPA · 6.6% ABV

    Michigan Copper hops from MiLocal Hops of Williamsburg, MI give this IPA its distinctive and fruity character. A retooling of "PomeGalactic"
  • Beards Dynamo de Jeude

    Sweet Stout · 6.0% ABV

    A creamy, Belgian strong stout.
  • Beards Arthur's Folly

    Milk Stout · 7.0% ABV

    A rich, creamy milk stout.
  • Beards Brimley Stout

    Stout · 6.5% ABV

    A full bodied and roasted oatmeal stout that's the right thing to do and the tasty way to do it.
  • Beards Brú na Bóinne

    Irish Red Ale · 6.49% ABV

    An Irish Red Ale with a medium body, mild caramel notes, and a smooth finish.
  • Beards Deez Pistachios

    Brown Ale · 5.9% ABV

    A full brown ale with a roasted, nutty flavor.
  • Beards Gaslight IPA

    IPA · 5.9% ABV

    A Michigan-hopped IPA with good mouth feel and a dry, bitter finish.
  • Beards Ghostly Adams

    Double IPA · 7.9% ABV

    Aggressively hop forward with citrus, pine, and spicy aromas and flavors wrestling your taste buds. Similar to, but legally distinct, from previous products!!
  • Beards Keedy's Lament

    Milk Stout · 7.8% ABV

    A complex, sweet, and creamy milk stout that has been aged for six months in third-turn Ole George barrels from Grand Traverse Distillery.
  • Beards Kilted Scot

    Scottish Ale · 5.4% ABV

    A mildly smokey, malt driven ale.
  • Beards Luna

    Wheat Ale · 6.6% ABV

    A crisp and refreshing saison-styled American wheat ale with notes of citrus.
  • Beards Mother's Ruin

    Sahti · 5.57% ABV

    A traditional Scandinavian beer from the Island Gottland. with hints of Juniper and spicy Rye, this beer will surely have you asking for more.
  • Beards Nitro Dogman

    Scotch Ale · 8.5% ABV

    Our first nitro pour- a dark and full scotch ale with flavors of chocolate, caramel, and dark stone fruit.
  • Beards Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

    Amber Ale · 6.2% ABV

    Amber ale brewed with all of the fixings of a great Oatmeal Raisin Cookie: raisins, oatmeal, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Beards Owlmadillo

    IPA · 7.0% ABV

    Bright tropical nose and a balanced malt finish with a lingering hop bite.
  • Beards Peach Fuzz

    American Pale Ale · 5.2% ABV

    An American-style ale with cinnamon, vanilla, all spice and millions'o'peaches.
  • Beards PomeGalactic

    American Pale Ale · 6.6% ABV

    Experimental American style IPA brewed exclusively with Galaxy hops. Galaxy is an Australian variety lending this beer a unique pomegranate and tropical flavor
  • Beards Red Myst Irish Ale

    Irish Red Ale · 6.1% ABV

    A smooth, malty and toasty red ale.
  • Beards Simpatico

    American Pale Ale · 4.6% ABV

    American styled session Pale Ale with a Simcoe hop bill and Pale Ale malt.
  • Beards Tart Of Gold

    Saison · 5.7% ABV

    Lighter base malt saison featuring the citrus and tart flavors of our saison yeast.
  • Beards Tree Blood Maple Sap

    Stout · 7.4% ABV

    A Stout uniquely brewed with maple sap (tree water) instead of water--sweet & roasty with a hint of maple
  • Beards Whiskey Barrel Brimley Stout

    Stout · 7.0% ABV

    Brimley Stout--"The right thing to do and the tasty way to do it"--is our oatmeal stout...
  • Beards 2018 Ba Dogman

    Barrel Aged · 7.0% ABV

    Bourbon Barrel aged version of 2018 Dogman
  • Beards 2018 B.A. Dogman

    Barrel Aged · 7.0% ABV

    Bourbon Barrel aged version of 2018 Dogman
  • Beards 2018 Dogman

    Scotch Ale · 6.82% ABV

    A fear quenching ale: deep ruby in color, warming yet smooth, sweet and caramely with a smokiness. Uses mesquite smoked malt
  • Beards All Paid Up

    Black IPA · 6.8% ABV

    A black currant IPA- dark and hoppy with notes of black currant and molasses.
  • Beards Amazeballz Wheaty IPA

    White IPA · 6.0% ABV

    What do you get when you mix Wheat and Amarillo hops? You get Amazeballz!
  • Beards Amity

    English IPA · 6.8% ABV

    A dark English style ale with a spicy herbal bitterness. This is a small batch beer brewed in our brewery downstairs.
  • Beards Apple Crisp

    Fruit Beer · 5.9% ABV

    Hybrid of Graff-style & cider
  • Beards Apple Pie

    Cider · 6.0% ABV

    Everyone's fall favorite dessert, now on tap.
  • Beards Apricot Forget Me Knot

    Saison · 4.48% ABV

    Hibiscus steeped saison with a touch of apricot, a soft, pink color and tart finish.
  • Beards Arnold Palm Beer

    Shandy · 5.5% ABV

    A smooth and crisp amber ale with a touch of rye giving the beer a dry, iced tea like finish and lemonade for that full lemon burst!
  • Beards AZA020619.1C - Experimental Imperial Stout

    Imperial Stout · 10.01% ABV

    Dark and Velvety and big. this beer packs a punch at 10% abv but smooths out in your mouth.
  • Beards Azathoth The Destroyer

    Imperial Stout · 10.01% ABV

    Brought from the far reaches of the universe, AZATHOTH the DESTROYER! Dark and Velvety and big. this beer packs a punch at 10% abv but smooths out in your mouth...
  • Beards Baby Z

    Russian Imperial Stout · 10.0% ABV

    This dark & roasty Russian Imperial Stout is robust on the front end and easy on the finish. Sip & favor--it's a sneaky, powerhouse beer!
  • Beards B.A. Deez Nutz

    Brown Ale · 5.5% ABV

    Our famous brown ale took a year long nap in Grand Traverse Distillery Bourbon and Rye barrels and woke up with smoky, spicy, and chocolaty notes.
  • Beards B.A. Dogman

    Scotch Ale · 8.0% ABV

  • Beards B.A. Malucious

    Barrel Aged · 7.1% ABV

    Malucious, our Apple saison, is laid to rest in Grand Traverse Distillery gin barrels for a uniquely wine like glass of beer.
  • Beards Barn Owl

    IPA · 7.6% ABV

    Our fan favorite Owlmadillo took an 11 months nap in a gin barrel and was given a healthy dose of Brettanomyces to give this beer a whole new set of wings! Very fruity notes of peach and apricot, g...
  • Beards Barrel Aged Dogman 2020

    Scotch Ale · 8.4% ABV

    Beards Dogman (2019) aged in Grand Traverse Distillery Bourbon barrels for a full year. Strong malt character with caramel notes and hints of dark dried fruits.
  • Beards B.A. Serendipity

    Porter · 7.0% ABV

    Beards Serendipity Porter aged in both Ole George Rye Whiskey and Bourbon Barrels from Grand Traverse Distillery. The Rye brought out chocolate, the bourbon vanilla. Blended together to perfection.
  • Beards B.A. Treeblood

    Stout · 7.0% ABV

    A Stout uniquely brewed with maple sap (tree water) instead of water--sweet & roasty with a hint of maple aged in Bourbon barrels. SORRY, NO GROWLER/HOWLER FILLS.
  • Beards Bay Blonde

    Blonde Ale · 4.3% ABV

    A crisp, easy-drinking blonde ale, perfect for enjoying on our patio overlooking Little Traverse Bay.
  • Beards Beer Floats

    Non-Alcoholic

    Add Kilwins' Vanilla ice cream to any 10oz beer. Ask your server for details.
  • Beards Black Curse

    American Pale Ale · 5.5% ABV

    American Pale Ale made with Blackberries, Mangos and 4 different tropical hops.
  • Beards Blueberry Thyme

    Belgian Ale · 4.5% ABV

    A celebration of Co - Owner Ben and his new wife Kirstyn! Their "something blue" at the wedding. Cheers to them!
  • Beards Bonspiel

    Blonde Ale · 5.6% ABV

    Malty winter blonde ale with 2-row barley, pilsen malt, and red wheat balanced by Centennial and Amarillo hops.
  • Beards Bourbon Old School

    Barrel Aged · 5.65% ABV

    Beards classic New School Amber Ale aged on bourbon soaked oak chips, with orange peel and cherry. Our take on an Old Fashioned!
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About the brewery

Beards Brewery was founded in 2012 by two Petoskey natives who had a common passion: craft. Armed with determined intent, Ben Slocum and Peter Manthei began a home brewing partnership, which, fueled by demand, led them to take the plunge into commercial brewing. In between finishing college degrees, both brainstormed and built the beginnings of the business you see today.

In the first few years at Beards Brewery we have created over 100 delicious recipes inspired by local, seasonal products of Northern Michigan. Our original pub featured 10 taps, but our new expanded home has allowed us to increase to 20. Along with our Petoskey pub and brewery we also have a 15 barrel production facility in Charlevoix. Built to feed our growing distribution in Michigan, Beards beer is not only on draft across the entire state of Michigan, but can also be found in cans at local shops.

We have expanded our pub and moved from our original home (207 A Howard) just a few blocks away to 215 East Lake Street, Petoskey. With this we’ve added a full food menu and much more seating.

Here at Beards we embrace quality and balance in all of our practices. And we extend that belief to all things craft—whether it’s music, food, or art—we are always open to new collaborations and opportunities.

It’s still early in our story, but armed with a great team, we are off to a fantastic and adventurous start. At Beards we work hard, focusing on quality, creativity and community. Stop in to watch us brew, and enjoy a pint or two.

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