Our Full Beer Catalog

2015 Anniversary Ale (Belgian)

Multigrain Anniversary Ale 2015

Part of our Enthusiast Collection, our 2015 Anniversary Ale features barley, wheat, rye, oats and Michigan beet sugar! This Belgian specialty has a rich, malty body with layers of molasses, chocolate and dried fruit flavor like raisin, plum and cherry. The addition of Belgian yeast adds a hint of peppery clove to the overall complexity. We serve this in a snifter to assist with it’s wonderfully, complex aroma for maximum enjoyment.

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ABV:8.2%
IBU:24

A Chocwork Orange (Belgian)

Inspired and brewed in collaboration with High Five Co-op Brewery in Grand Rapids. This dark Belgian ale is produced with 6 malts, 2 hop varieties and organic Florida oranges. Expect a dark roasty character with a bold bitter-sweet chocolate body. Organic oranges were infused for a subtly refreshing citrus twist.

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ABV:7.2%
IBU:24

Ain’t Jemima (American Strong Ale)

Maple Sap Beer. We replaced 100% of our brewing water with Maple sap straight from locally tapped Maple trees, which lends an underlying wood-like character similar to the effect of oak barrel aging. Caramel and Munich malts play a supporting role to the familiar flavor of Maple syrup. Being a simple sugar, maple is easily fermented down to a dry, refreshing finish!

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ABV:7.6%
IBU:22

Ain’t Jemima (Maple Amber Ale)

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Ain’t Jemima is the first release within our Permaculture Series, a family of truly seasonal beers. This Maple Amber Ale is brewed early in spring as the sap starts to flow through Michigan’s maple trees. Replacing our brewing water with this freshly harvested sap makes it unlike any other beer. Caramel and Munich malts help to build complexity around the unique maple character. Expect a semi-sweet richness with a smooth dry finish. Ain’t no artificial maple flavor used, this is the real deal!

ABV:6.5%
IBU:22
Malts:Caramel, Munich

Amarillo Obsession (Rye Pale Ale)

Named for its play on words, Obsession has been our “session” rye pale ale brewed with a healthy dose of Rye Malt and a proprietary blend of hops each summer since 2013. Building on that concept in 2015 and recognizing the obsessive demand for unique hop varieties in the beer market, we have decided to use Obsession as a platform to brew a series of single-hopped beers. The new “Obsession Series” will always be brewed with the same base recipe, but with a different hop varietal. Amarillo hops: flowery, spicy and citrus-like with a distinct orange bouquet.

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ABV:4.3%
IBU:43

Amber Ale (Autumn Ale)

Smooth and malty. Collaboration with Perrin Brewing Company.

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ABV:5.8%

Anniversary Ale (Belgian)

Brewed with Barley, Wheat, Rye, Oats and Michigan beet sugar!  This Belgian specialty has a rich, malty body with layers of molasses, chocolate and dried fruit like raisin, plum and cherry!  The Belgian yeast adds a hint of  peppery clove to the overall complexity.  Served in a snifter to assist with it’s wonderfully, complex nose.

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ABV:8.2%
IBU:24

Apple Haus Ale (Fruit Beer)

This beer was designed with caramel apples in mind. First we designed an amber ale recipe that focused on dark caramel malt for a rich base. Then we used freshly harvested apples grown locally by Robinette’s Apple Haus in Grand Rapids Township for a tart contrast.

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ABV:6.3%
IBU:32

Bamber (Belgian)

Belgian Amber Ale. Your standard Amber fermented with Belgian yeast to give a unique twist to this classic style.

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ABV:6%
IBU:45

Beanilla Brown (American Porter)

A rich, dark and creamy brown vanilla infused porter.

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ABV:5.5%
IBU:27

Beechwood Brown (American Brown Ale)

Brewed with Munich malts and beechwood smoked barley from Germany and finished with a healthy portion of rolled oats for a creamy texture. This beer has a complex, malty body with a subtle smoky character.

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ABV:5.8%
IBU:30

Big Jack Horner (Plum English Barleywine)

The richest and strongest of the English Ales, yet not as hop focused as American versions. Historically English Barleywines were brewed for the winter or holiday season. A showcase of malty richness and complex, intense flavors balanced with higher levels of warm alcohol. We aged ours with fresh Michigan plums grown by the Meachum family at High Acres Fruit Farm in Hartford, MI, which add a pleasant, soft fruitiness to the background.

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ABV:11.2%
IBU:60

Blackfin (Black IPA)

Blackfin is a creamy dark beer with a classic IPA hop profile. Loaded with a blend of Centennial and Citra hops and a heavy dose of rye malt. Expect a big hop flavor comingled with a bite of spicy rye and a smooth chocolate finish.
 

**Brewed this year in memory of Robert Shoemaker.**

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ABV:5.8%
IBU:70
Malts:Rye
Hops:Centennial and Citra

Blue Collar Porter (Porter)

A medium bodied, robust porter. This English style ale was originally named for its popularity with the porters and other laborers. It’s a very dark colored beer with a rich, roasty aroma. It’s medium, malty body is layered with flavors of caramel and sweet chocolate with a characteristic roasty finish. This robust porter will have a little more malty and sweet chocolate body when compared to our Sheehan’s Irish (dry) Stout, which has a thinner body with a much roastier, dry finish.

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ABV:5.40%
IBU:32

Blueberry Weisse (Fruit Beer)

250 lbs. of West Michigan blueberries were infused in this unfiltered wheat beer, imparting a beautiful purple hue on the body, making it as enjoyable to look at as it is to taste. Local Michigan wheat and light Vienna style malts contribute to the clean and refreshing profile; providing the perfect base for the soft blueberry flavor. As with all of our Permaculture Series, our Blueberry Weisse is local, fresh and timely.

ABV:5.3%
IBU:11
Malts:Vienna

Blupils (Blueberry Pilsner)

200 lbs. of locally grown West Michigan blueberries were infused in this unfiltered beer.  Pilsner Malt has a neutral, yet clean and refreshing profile that provides a great base for the soft blueberry flavor.  The natural purple color impact of the blueberries is much greater than the subtle flavor provided by the fruit.  No extracts, syrups, concentrates or artificial flavors were used to make this beer, only whole fresh blueberries for a naturally pure flavor!

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ABV:4.8%
IBU:11

Brewer’s Special (american stout)

American oak aged stout

Broken Spoke (IPA)

A beer created with our friends at Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids for one of our biannual collaborative bike ride events, called Fly to the Coq.

“Broken Spoke” was designed with the thirsty cyclist in mind. Brewed with an array of local Michigan grown ingredients to deliver a light and refreshing bodied IPA with an assertive hop profile from Chinook and Cascade hop varietals.

ABV:4.3%
IBU:49

Butternut Spiced Ale (2016 and 2015 on tap!) (Experimental Spiced Ale)

This fall specialty was brewed with 100 pounds of fresh locally grown butternut squash. It has a toasty, rich and malty body with layered flavors of toffee, caramel and dark fruit. We also used a unique blend of fresh spices to give this specialty a warm, fall personality!

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ABV:6.6%
IBU:20

Carriage House Ale (Blonde Ale)

Carriage House Ale

This is an easy drinking and well-balanced light craft ale! Blending a spicy, floral varietal of German hops with a touch of citrusy Cascade hops compliments the light malt character. Refreshingly clean and balanced, this is a a great beer to sip on any time of year!

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ABV:5.9%
IBU:23
Hops:German Lager, Cascade

Cascade Harvest Ale (Harvest Ale)

Once a year, during the fall hop harvest, brewers have the opportunity and privilege of using fresh picked hops to create a unique beer that captures the true essence and character of the farmers year long efforts! These three beers each represent a different variety of Michigan hops (Centennial, Cascade and Chinook) grown locally by our hard working friends at Hop Yards of Kent in Rockford. Additionally, al three beers were brewed with the exact same grain bill of barley and wheat in an attempt to showcase the individual characteristics of the hop varieties. 100% of the grain was grown and malted by our friends at Michigan Malt Company in Shepherd, MI! We are proud to present these three creations that are 100% pure Michigan grown flavors!!! Some tasting notes on the hop varieties – Cascade (ABV: 5.8%) – Lowest bitterness contribution. Slightly fruity, orange and floral notes.

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ABV:5.8%

Cenosillicaphobia (Belgian)

A crisp IPA with a Belgian-like fruitiness and a showcase of locally grown hops from the

Lake Wabasis area.

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ABV:6.5%
IBU:30

Centennial Harvest Ale (Harvest Ale)

Once a year, during the fall hop harvest, brewers have the opportunity and privilege of using fresh picked hops to create a unique beer that captures the true essence and character of the farmers year long efforts! These three beers each represent a different variety of Michigan hops (Centennial, Cascade and Chinook) grown locally by our hard working friends at Hop Yards of Kent in Rockford. Additionally, al three beers were brewed with the exact same grain bill of barley and wheat in an attempt to showcase the individual characteristics of the hop varieties. 100% of the grain was grown and malted by our friends at Michigan Malt Company in Shepherd, MI! We are proud to present these three creations that are 100% pure Michigan grown flavors!!! Some tasting notes on the hop varieties… Centennial (ABV: 5.6%) – Most bitter of the three. Piney, grapefruit and floral.

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ABV:5.6%

Cernunnos (Scotch Ale)

Cernunnos Scotch Ale

Traditional Scotch Ales (not the smaller Scottish Ales) are rich and intensely malty. Our version is full-bodied and sweet, yet has a smooth clean finish. Extending the boiling time promotes kettle caramelization, therefore providing a darker color, deeper malt complexity and slightly roasty flavor.

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ABV:8.5%
IBU:25

Cherry Cyser (Cider)

Apple cider with honey and tart cherry juice results in this sweet, yet well balanced, Cyser.

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ABV:7%

Chief Wabasis MDA (Michigan Dark Ale)

Named after a local legend, Chief Wabasis is brewed as a Michigan Dark Ale. This is a toasty brown ale with a pleasant hop finish brewed with 100% Michigan malt (from our friends at Pilot Malt Company), hops, and yeast.

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ABV:5.3%
IBU:24

Chinook Harvest Ale (Harvest Ale)

Once a year, during the fall hop harvest, brewers have the opportunity and privilege of using fresh picked hops to create a unique beer that captures the true essence and character of the farmers year long efforts! These three beers each represent a different variety of Michigan hops (Centennial, Cascade and Chinook) grown locally by our hard working friends at Hop Yards of Kent in Rockford. Additionally, al three beers were brewed with the exact same grain bill of barley and wheat in an attempt to showcase the individual characteristics of the hop varieties. 100% of the grain was grown and malted by our friends at Michigan Malt Company in Shepherd, MI! We are proud to present these three creations that are 100% pure Michigan grown flavors!!! Some tasting notes on the hop varieties… Chinook (ABV: 6.5%) – Balanced bitterness. Tropical fruit, mango, citrus and piney.

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ABV:6.5%

Citra Obsession (Rye Pale Ale)

Named for its play on words, Obsession has been our “session” rye pale ale brewed with a healthy dose of Rye Malt and a proprietary blend of hops each summer since 2013.  Building on that concept in 2015 and recognizing the obsessive demand for unique hop varieties in the beer market, we have decided to use Obsession as a platform to brew a series of single-hopped beers.  The new “Obsession Series” will always be brewed with the same base recipe, but with a different hop varietal.  Citra hops:  Strong citrus and tropical tones of grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee

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ABV:4.5%
IBU:43

Comet Obsession (Rye Beer)

Named for its play on words, Obsession has been our “session” rye pale ale brewed with a healthy dose of Rye Malt and a proprietary blend of hops each summer since 2013. Building on that concept in 2015 and recognizing the obsessive demand for unique hop varieties in the beer market, we have decided to use Obsession as a platform to brew a series of single-hopped beers. The new “Obsession Series” will always be brewed with the same base recipe, but with a different hop varietal. Comet hops: A pungent, wild American aroma with grapefruit and pineapple flavors.

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ABV:4.5%
IBU:43

Complete Nutter Madness (Imperial Porter)

An Imperial Porter brewed with coffee, vanilla beans, and peanut butter. It has a smooth & creamy texture with an underlying sweet vanilla character and roasted nutty finish. This beer is big on flavor but has a pleasantly soft delivery.

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ABV:8.5%

Coq2Fly (Dark Autumnal Ale)

A pleasant fall beer brewed with Munich Malt and French Strisselspalt Hops. Expect a toasty, bread-like character with hints of fruit and an an earthy hop finish. This beer creation is the collaborative effort between Rockford Brewing Company (RBC) and Brewery Vivant (BV) and brewed for the annual Coq2Fly Bike Event. Nearly 300 beer enthused cyclists make the 14.7 mile ride from BV to RBC!! Watch for the reverse annual event – “Fly2Coq” in the spring…same plan, different beer!

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ABV:5.9%
IBU:18

Cranberry Kettle Sour (kettle sour)

Collaboration with Lake Charlevoix Brewing Co.

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ABV:5.2%

Cuppa Pale (Coffee Pale Ale)

A unique, mellow blend of locally roasted Colombian coffee with the citrusy and somewhat piney flavor of Northwest hops. This is a local Rockford collaboration with Herman’s Boy Coffee Ranch.

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ABV:6%
IBU:62

Don’t Wheaty Be Hoppy (Wheat IPA)

American Wheat IPA O’Connors Home Brew Collaboration

ABV:5.8%

Donk Dunkel (Dunkel Munich Lager)

Dark German lager with a rich, bready malt complexity.

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ABV:5.6%
IBU:14

English IPA (English IPA)

Collaboration with Tappistry Brewing Co. Hop forward, malty balance, slightly fruity, clean finish. 6.1%

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ABV:6.1%

Erdbier (Fruit Beer)

Weiss beer, or Bavarian Wheat is a cloudy, spritzy and refreshing style of beer. They are most known for their estery banana-like profile and bright tart finish. Erdbier is a Weiss beer infused with fresh local strawberries from Krupp Farms. The familiar flavor and aroma of strawberry blends beautifully with the banana character and creamy wheat body. No extracts, syrups or artificial flavors were used to make this beer, only whole hand-picked fresh strawberries for a naturally pure flavor! As part of RBC’s “Permaculture Series”, Erdbier is brewed annually during Michigan’s strawberry harvest.

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ABV:5.3%
IBU:11

Excommunicator Doppelbock (Doppelbock)

Excommunicator Doppelbock

18th century German Monks in Munich called Doppelbock “liquid bread”, and for good reason. Brewed for the Lenten season, Dopplebock is one of Germany’s strongest beer styles. Expect an exceptionally malty profile and clean lager finish. Our version gives you deep layers of a toasty, caramel richness with hints of dried fruit, true to this traditional German style.

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ABV:8.6%
IBU:22

Fly2Coq (Belgian)

A refreshingly crisp Belgian Pale with an assertive bitterness and hop character. Michigan Chinook hops used throughout the boil and post fermentation for a rounded hoppy profile. This beer creation is the collaborative effort of Rockford Brewing Company (RBC) and Brewery Vivant (BV) brewed for the collaborative Fly2Coq bike event. This year we had almost 300 beer enthused cyclists make the 14.7 mile ride from RBC to BV!! Watch for the reverse event “Coq2Fly” this fall…same plan, new beer!

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ABV:5.9%
IBU:42

Franconian Dark Lager (black lager)

Black Lager

ABV:5.6%
IBU:

Frozen Helles (Helles Lager)

Munich Helles are pale to golden. There should be no chill haze. This is a malt aroma and flavor emphasized beer style. Malt aromas and flavors are often balanced with low levels of yeast-produced sulfur aromas and flavors. Malt character is sometimes bread-like yet always reminiscent of freshly and very lightly toasted malted barley. There should not be any caramel character. Hop flavor is very low to low, deriving from European noble-type hops, with hop flavor not implying hop bitterness. Hop bitterness is low, deriving from European noble-type hops. Fruity-ester aromas and flavors should not be perceived. Body is medium.

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ABV:5%
IBU:18

Fuzzy Nuggs (Pale Ale)

A sticky pale ale brewed with Nuggets, hops that is… Nuggets are usually used only as a bittering addition, however we used them throughout the process for bittering, flavor and aroma. Nugget Hops are described as being green, resiny, and herbal. We scored a fresh bag of Nuggets just for this brew!

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ABV:6.1%
IBU:65

Ginger Peach Apple Cider (Cider)

Scrumptious and crisp semi-dry hard cider w the addition of Ginger and Peach!

ABV:6.8%

Ginjah Ninjah ((Imperial Red IPA)

This beer is just like its namesake- infiltrating your taste buds with a ginger kick, then stealthily sneaking in a taste of Michigan honey. Our Ginjah Ninjah is a Double Red IPA, hopped to perfection with a lethal dose of West Coast Centennial hops and a couple of quick stabs from fellow assassins, Citra and Amarillo. Expect a smooth body with a beautiful ruby hue and a dominating hop profile.

ABV:9%
IBU:71

Grandma’s Cookies (Oatmeal Amber Ale)

A product of another collaboration, this time with our friends at Mittenbrew (www.mittenbrew.com). The inspiration for this recipe comes from the flavor profile of oatmeal raisin cookies. Dark caramel malts add the similar flavor of dried fruit, like raisins. Brown sugar, a touch of cinnamon and a heap of rolled oats are the ingredients of focus for this sweet n’ creamy amber ale.

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ABV:6.5%
IBU:11

Hard Raz (Cider)

A delicious mix of Rock Hard Cider and Cran-Raspberry juice! Gluten free.

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ABV:6.8%

Harvest Hub (Harvest Ale)

Our variant of our collaboration beer with Brewery Vivant for Coq to the Fly.

Once a year, during the fall hop harvest, brewers have the opportunity and privilege of using fresh picked hops to create a unique beer that captures the true essence and character of the farmers year long efforts! This year, our Harvest Hub features Chinook and MI Heritage Hops, grown locally by our hard working friends at Hop Yards of Kent in Rockford.

We are proud to present this truly Michigan-centric beer to you.

ABV:6.2%
Hops:Chinook, MI Heritage

Heavy Medal (Belgian Strong Pale Ale)

Made with cider and honey, this is a collaboration brew made with American Homebrewers Association award winners in Beer, Mead, and Cider categories!

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ABV:10%
IBU:20

Hoplust IPA (West Coast IPA)

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Hoplust is a profoundly hoppy and craft-style West Coast IPA! An intense bouquet of fresh hops will greet you on the nose.  Bursting tropical, citrus and piney flavors then explode on your palette.  Our approach to this IPA focuses more toward satisfying your craving for hop flavor than ramping up the bitterness. Using a proprietary blend of six hop varieties results in a unique, hoppy, flavor experience.

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ABV:7.1%
IBU:70

Hopped Cream Ale (Cream Ale)

Light, flavorful, soft hoppiness. Collaboration with Cellar Brewing Company.

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ABV:6.4%

Hot Chuck

Our popular double IPA – Little George – infused with ghost peppers! Hot, hot, hot!

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ABV:10%
IBU:100
Other:Ghost Peppers

Jiggy Wit It (Belgian Wit)

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This Belgian-style wheat ale is brewed with the traditional Wit spices of coriander and sweet orange peel. We add our own RBC touch with toasted oats and whole vanilla beans. With a very soft profile and an incredibly smooth finish, it’s a perfectly light and refreshing ale for spring. This is a new release for us in 2016.

ABV:4.8%

Kirsche Me Under the Cherry Tree (Smoked Dunkelweizen)

This unique wheat beer uses smoked malt as an extra variety to the traditional malts used to brew a Dunkelweizen. Dunkelweizens are hybrid beers that reflect the malty richness of a Munich Dunkel with the fruity yeast character and wheat profile of a Bavarian Weizen. We used a barley malt that has been smoked over a cherry wood fire to add further complexity to the malty character of . This wheat beer is malt forward and bready with a smoky and slight fruity background.

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ABV:6.3%
IBU:16

Little George (Double IPA)

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Imperial or “double” IPA’s are intensely hoppy and strong pale ales. This style of beer is made with the intention to showcase as much hop character as possible. By keeping the body light and dry, it allows a balance of hop bitterness with the higher alcohol content. We brew our take with a significant amount of Simcoe & Columbus Hops for hop-head friends!

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ABV:10%
IBU:100
Hops:Simcoe, Columbus

Local Spinsation (Red IPA)

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A Red IPA made in collaboration with Local Spins — your go-to source for the West Michigan Music Scene!

ABV:7%
IBU:45

Local Spinsation Ale (American Amber Ale)

American Amber Ale brewed in honor of Local Music Provider – Spinsation.

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ABV:6%

Maestro (Brown Ale)

A malty brown ale layered with undertones of caramel and chocolate. Brewed with black walnuts for a unique nutty earthiness and just a touch of vanilla to round it out with a mellow finish.

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ABV:6.8%
IBU:23

Michigan Empire (American Wheat)

Michigan Empire is a perfect pairing for spring! Enjoy it just as it is, or try it with a wedge of lemon for a fresh spring twist! Brewed exclusively with Michigan ingredients!! Our friends at Michigan Malt Company in Shepherd, MI have created an experimental variety of malted wheat, called Carawheat, used to give this brew its golden color and light toasty character. Additionally, our new friends at Empire Hops Farm in Empire, MI have developed a proprietary variety of hops, appropriately called “Empire”. This is a “single-hopped” variety beer, which means that only Empire hops were used. These hops contribute an earthy and somewhat spicy depth to the refreshingly light malt body. A flavor neutral yeast strain allows for a very clean finish.

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ABV:5.8%
IBU:14

Michigan Weisse (Bavarian Weissbier)

This is a refreshing pale, fruity wheat-based beer. A traditional wheat based beer originating in Southern Germany with an estery flavor profile derived from the Bavarian yeast. Banana, pear and some hints of clove are some of the flavors that define this Bavarian-style wheat beer.

ABV:5.6%
IBU:11

MiIPA (IPA)

Once again we are showcasing the flavor of Michigan grown ingredients with this new beer release, RBC MiIPA! While India Pale Ale’s (IPA’s) share the “hop forward” approach to the balance of hops and malt with Pale Ale’s, the difference comes from how much that balance is weighted. The malt character is much lower in an IPA to allow the hop flavor to shine and for a more assertive bitterness. This is the difference between our Paradigm MPA and this new release of RBC MiIPA. We only used light malts as the base of this beer (like our Hoplust IPA and Little George Double IPA) to serve only a supporting role for the Michigan hop characteristics.

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ABV:6.1%
IBU:70

Mocha Stout (Specialty)

Brewed with locally roasted Sumatran coffee beans from Herman’s Boy in Rockford and cocoa for a rich mocha flavor! Expect a warm, roasty character with a smooth, chocolaty finish!

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ABV:5.2%
IBU:40

Muscles from Brussels (Belgian)

This Belgian Pale Ale was brewed exclusively with NW Centennial hops. While there is a noticeable piney and citrus character from the hops, this beer also demonstrates a rich caramel character and subtle peppery notes from the Belgian yeast.

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ABV:6.9%
IBU:62

Neckbeard (Lager)

A copper colored European lager with soft, toasty maltiness.

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ABV:5.2%
IBU:25

O’Brien’s Irish Red (Irish Red Ale)

Intended to be an easy-drinking pint, this ale is malt focused. The light to medium body is garnet in color with deep red hues. The flavor is defined by moderate caramel malt sweetness with a toasty or toffee-like quality that transitions to the light taste of roasted grain, which lends a characteristic clean, dry finish.

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ABV:5.6%
IBU:22

Obsession (Rye Pale Ale)

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This brew is made to be a refreshing, thirst quenching beer for the summer. Obsession’s flavor is defined by the use of rye malt and a healthy portion of hops.  Rye contributes a unique earthy and spicy quality to the base and the exclusive use of Falconer’s Flight 7 C’s hops provide a desirable piney, citrusy character. The Falconer Flight 7 C’s hops enhances both the flavor and the aroma of this brew. Though a beer lighter in body, dry hopping gives it a big hoppy personality and a taste you’ll obsess over!

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ABV:4.3%
IBU:43
Malts:rye
Hops:Falconer Flight 7 C's

On Your Left (Dark Autumnal Ale)

To celebrate our annual Coq to Fly – group cycling event, we brewed this restorative Belgian-Style Dark Ale in collaboration with Brewery Vivant. Brewed with dark malts and naked oats and brimming with rich autumn flavor.

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ABV:6.3%

Par Tay Pils (Bohemian Pilsner)

Light, crisp, and refreshing, Par Tay Pils, a Czech Pilsner with rich European pale malt complexity and a lingering Noble hop flavor, is an ideal party ale!

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ABV:5.6%
IBU:26

Paradigm MPA (Michigan Pale Ale)

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Paradigm is the embodiment of Pure Michigan. This Michigan Pale Ale is made from 100% Michigan grown grains and hops, with the barley and wheat malted at Michigan Malt Company. The underlying sweet, malty base and copper body has a gratifying hint of caramel. Mango, orange and piney are just some of the signature characteristics of our chose hop varietals, grown locally at Hopyards of Kent. Craft Cultures from Upper Michigan’s Keweenaw provided our house strain of yeast that ensures a crisp and clean finish. From the farm to your glass, “taste the terroir” of West Michigan in every sip!

This beer is part of our Permaculture Series, showcasing the seasons in Michigan.

Rockford Brewing Company’s “Paradigm MPA” from HVMND – video/editing/aerial on Vimeo.

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ABV:6%
IBU:70

Peach Pit (Peach Brown Ale)

This is a malty brown ale brewed with a variety of specialty malts such as Vienna, Caramel and Munich. Expect a semisweet body with toasted bread-like flavors up front followed by a fresh peach finish. No extracts, syrups or artificial flavors were used to make this beer, only whole fresh fruit for a naturally pure flavor! As part of our “Permaculture Series”, Peach Pit is brewed with local peaches and nectarines grown and harvested at “Homrich’s Under the Pines” family farm.

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ABV:4.8%
IBU:8

Perle Wheat (American Wheat)

Enjoy it just as it is, or try it with a wedge of lemon for a fresh summer twist! Brewed with Michigan ingredients!! Our friends at Michigan Malt Company in Shepherd, MI have created a variety of malts with Michigan grown barley and wheat to give this brew its golden color and light toasty character. Additionally, our neighbors at Hop Yards of Kent have provided the variety of hops, called Perle. This is a “single-hopped” beer, which means that only Perle hops were used. These hops contribute pleasant floral character to the refreshingly light malt body and clean finish.

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ABV:5.8%
IBU:34

Peter Piper Pepper Pale Ale (chili beer)

Say it fast, drink it slow. Peter Piper Pepper Pale Ale is brewed with Serrano, Jalapeno, Banana and Hungarian Wax peppers grown at Heidi’s Farm Stand. Expect an earthy, sweet fresh pepper flavor without the burning bite. Michigan grown Centennial and Willamette hops contribute some bitterness and a slightly citrusy background. Like all of the beers in our Permaculture Series, Peter Piper Pepper Pale Ale is always local, fresh and timely!

ABV:5%
IBU:35
Hops:Centennial, Willamette

Polar Coaster (Rye)

This brilliant ruby colored gem is the result of yet another collaborative effort, this time with our good friend Steve Berthel, pub brewer at New Holland Brewing Company!! While there are a lot of great hop forward “rye” beers available in the market, our approach was to showcase more of the spicy rye with a rich, malty body. Flavors of toast, dark dried fruits and black cherries come to mind. It’s a rye-focused winter malty treat! Named after the exciting “Polar Vortex” ride we all remember so well!!!

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ABV:7.3%
IBU:25

Raspberry Cider (Cider)

Srumptious and crisp semi-dry hard cider with raspberries!

ABV:6.8%

Raspberry Duality (Fruit Beer)

The middle of summer means lazy days, visits to the lake, and seasonal bounty – like raspberries. Naturally sweet & sour, their unique flavor profile and our use of both red and black raspberries give the latest release in our ‘Permaculture Series’ its name. Brewed during peak harvest time, locally grown and handpicked raspberries are infused into our unfiltered hefeweizen. The clean, refreshing properties of the wheat beer provide the perfect base for the complexity of the raspberries. Enjoy the naturally pure, naturally Michigan, taste.

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ABV:5.4%
IBU:13

RBC Rambo Rootbeer (Non-Alcoholic)

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This is a smooth and creamy rootbeer with hints of vanilla and honey. We brew our rootbeer on site using our brewhouse and cellar tanks. The base for our sweetener is Michigan beet sugar, but we enhance the flavor with delicious local honey! This honey is sourced from local Rockford bees that spend the year pollinating along the Rogue River State Game Area just north of town.

Other:Local Michigan Honey

Red Sangria (Sangria)

Red Wine Sangria

This citrus infused red wine sangria with light effervescent notes is perfect for the warm days of spring and summer!

Rhubarb Radler (Radler)

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In southern Germany you can find a beer blended with lemon soda, called a Radler. Named after the cyclists for which it was originally created, expect a beverage that is low in alcohol, light and refreshing. Our thirst quenching Michigan take on this traditional German beer is brewed with locally picked rhubarb, lemon peel, and a touch of ginger. Our Rhubarb Radler is waiting to make summer bike rides a whole lot better.
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ABV:4.8%
IBU:15

Rock Hard Cider (Cider)

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Our scrumptious and crisp semi-dry hard cider is made with a local blend of organic Michigan heirloom apples.

ABV:6.8%

Rocktoberfest (Marzen)

A malt forward fall brew with a warm complexity of toast and caramel notes.

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ABV:6.5%
IBU:22

Rogue River Brown (Brown)

Rogue River Brown GABF AWARD WINNER

Award Winner! 2015 Bronze Medal for English-Style Brown Ales at the Great American Beer Festival! 

Our Rogue River Brown is a malt-forward and well-balanced nutty brown ale! Munich, biscuit, chocolate and caramel malts combine to create a warm malt complexity. The rich malty front finishes slightly dry with a mellow earthiness from Willamette hops.

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ABV:6.5%
IBU:30
Malts:Munich, biscuit, chocolate, caramel
Hops:Williamette

Rotating Cask Pour (Cask Conditioned Ale)

Cask Conditioned Ale

Stop into the Pub and see what we are currently offering as our hand-pulled, cask-conditioned ale!

Second Watch ESB (ESB)

A stronger approach to an English Bitter in both flavor and alcohol strength. While ESB’s should maintain a fairly even balance between malt character and hop bitterness, the flavor impact of each is elevated beyond that of ordinary bitters. Brewed with caramel malt, Willamette hops and European yeast.

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ABV:6.5%
IBU:40

Shanty Warmer 2015 (Russian Imperial Stout)

An intensely rich Imperial stout with a big, bold flavor! Loaded with a deep malt complexity of molasses, bittersweet chocolate and dark caramel with hints of prune, licorice and raisin. Aged 6 months in Stainless Steel vessels!

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ABV:10%
IBU:65

Sheechow Peanut Butter Porter

Brewed for the ULTIMATE peanut butter enthusiast. This is a rich Porter with layers of caramel and chocolate infused with pure ground peanuts. Named in honor of a brewery staple, Sheechow is pronounced “shee-co”.

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ABV:6.1%
IBU:30

Sheehan’s Irish Stout (Dry Irish Stout)

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Sheehan’s Irish Stout is is a very smooth and creamy, yet dry, roasty stout. Delicate aromas of fresh chocolate and roasted barley hit your palate as you sip. The flavor is well-balanced with the subtle fruity characteristics of an Irish Ale yeast fermentation and  the rich layers of chocolate, coffee and dry roasted malts.

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ABV:5.3%
IBU:40

Smoove Cream Ale (English Bitter)

An easy drinking, light and creamy bodied English pale ale. Very soft malt body with a slight lean towards hop bitterness. Poured on nitrogen to enhance the smooth character.

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ABV:5.3%
IBU:34

Solar Coaster (Rye Beer)

Another fun collaboration with New Holland Brewery. A malty rye ale.

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ABV:8.2%

Spring Kolsch (Kölsch)

A clean, crisp, delicately balanced German ale with very subtle fruit flavors and a somewhat dry finish. German hops provide a clean bitterness and a faint floral accent to the refreshingly light body. O’Connor’s Home Brew Supply “2014 best of show” homebrew competition winner…Compliments to Jim Rasmussen!!

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ABV:5.2%
IBU:24

Striker IPA (American IPA)

A hoppy bouquet of Simcoe and Amarillo hops.

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ABV:6.6%
IBU:70

Sumatra Porter (Coffee Beer)

Produced annually as a winter seasonal, Sumatra Porter has a milk chocolate-like malt profile with a warm roasty aroma. Brewed with chocolate malt, baker’s cocoa and locally roasted Sumatran coffee beans for a rich, smooth finish!

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ABV:7%
IBU:22

Summer Cruizer (Blueberry American Wheat)

200 lbs. of locally grown West Michigan blueberries were infused in this unfiltered American Wheat. Wheat has a neutral, yet clean and refreshing flavor that provides a great base for the soft and subtle flavor of blueberries to enhance this beer’s character. No extracts, syrups, concentrates or artificial flavors were used to make this beer, only whole fresh blueberries for a naturally pure flavor!

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ABV:5.4%
IBU:13

Test Batch #1 (American Oatmeal Stout)

TB1 American Oatmeal Stout

This is our Test Batch #1 – American Stout, testing the first released dark malts from Michigan Malt Company (MMC) from their newly purchased drum roaster. RBC is the first brewery to sample these dark malts.  We’ve created this brew as an American Oatmeal Stout with all dark roasted malts sourced from MMC.  This stout has a very smooth and creamy sweetness with strong notes of milk chocolate, hints of raisin and roasted coffee beans at the finish.

ABV:6%
IBU:34
Malts:Michigan Malt Company

Test Batch #2 (IPA)

Test Batch #2 – White IPA.

Experimenting with Belgian Wit yeast paired with citrusy hop varietals including Citra Hops. A selection of very light wheat and barley malts build a clean, refreshing base under a creamy white head.

Tangerine, pineapple and red grapefruit hop characteristics shine through the opaque, white body with a subtlely tart finish from the Belgian yeast.

ABV:5.3%
IBU:55
Hops:Citra

Test Batch #3- Porter (Porter)

Test Batch #3 Porter- Dark, dried fruit, chocolate, roasty

ABV:6%

Trappist Single (Trappist Single)

Light Belgian ale, collaboration with River’s Edge Brewing Company

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ABV:6.5%

Trenary Toast (Amber Ale)

Brewed as a collaboration with Blackrocks Brewery in Marquette, Michigan, this beer was inspired by the famous “yooper” treat, Trenary Toast from the Trenary Home Bakery. A combination of light amber malts gives a toasty , bread-like quality to the beer’s body, and the infusion of whole cinnamon sticks create a pleasantly, slightly sweet and spiced finish.

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ABV:6.4%
IBU:15
Malts:amber

Unholy ’16 (bottles & draft) & Unholy ’15 (draft) (Belgian)

This O’Connor’s Home Brew Supply “2013 best of show” homebrew competition winner was so good we had to keep making it!

Compliments and thanks to Rob Qualls for this fantastic Tripel.

A classic Belgian-style ale originally popularized by the Trappist monastery at Westmalle, Unholy has a pleasant, soft malt base with flavors of orange blossom, vanilla and hints of cloves. Full-bodied with a warm alcohol, dry finish.

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ABV:11%
IBU:26

VINTAGE TAP: 2014 Rockford Country Ale (French Farmhouse Ale)

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Rockford Country Ale is part of our Enthusiast Collection, made for those passionate about our beer.

Our annual spring offering is a hybrid of beer styles taking inspiration from the traditional French Biere de Gardes and Belgian Saisons.  Expect a beautiful copper color body with orange hues under a dense, creamy, white head. The pleasant, toasty malt forward profile balances nicely with fruity esters of pear and apricot.  Finishing notes consist of herbal and fresh cut hay. Rockford Country Ale is crisp, rustic and always unfiltered!

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ABV:7.3%
IBU:28

Wheat Nipper (Dry-Hopped American Wheat)

This bright hop forward wheat ale is light and refreshing. It is brewed with American hop varieties, which are described to have tropical fruit, lemon and grapefruit type characteristics! Fermented with an American yeast allows for a clean, dry finish.

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ABV:4.9%
IBU:35

White Pine Weiss (Weissbier)

This is a refreshing pale, fruity wheat-based beer. A traditional wheat based beer originating in Southern Germany with an estery flavor profile derived from the Bavarian yeast. Banana, pear and some hints of clove are some of the flavors that define this Bavarian-style wheat beer.

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ABV:5.4%
IBU:11

Willamette Harvest Ale (Harvest Ale)

Once a year, during the fall hop harvest, brewers have the opportunity and privilege of using fresh picked hops to create a unique beer that captures the true essence and character of the farmers year long efforts! These three beers each represent a different variety of Michigan hops (Centennial, Chinook and Willamette) grown locally by our hard working friends at Hop Yards of Kent in Rockford. Additionally, all three beers were brewed with the exact same grain bill of barley and wheat in an attempt to showcase the individual characteristics of the hop varieties. 100% of the grain was grown and malted by our friends at Michigan Malt Company in Shepherd, MI! We are proud to present these three creations that are 100% pure Michigan grown flavors!!

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ABV:6.1%
IBU:70