We are very proud to carry so many world-class brands in our portfolio. Our portfolio includes local Michigan, regional, domestic and international brands to that all have one thing in common; they all taste great. Below is a list of the brands available in this location.
In 1996 Arcadia Ales first established itself as a brewery in Battle Creek, MI. With continued growth Arcadia is expanding its brewing capacity via a new brewing facility in Kalamazoo, MI that is slated to be finished by the beginning of 2014. Arcadia brews beers in the British ale tradition, recognizing over 250 years of world class.
Kid Rock’s beer, Badass, is born out of the bushels of American barley and hops harvested straight from the heartland. Michigan-made and crafted with care, Badass is brewed in Detroit, full of American pride and is an approachable, classically-styled American lager.
Located in Armada, Blake’s Hard Cider Co. began in 2012 as the first hard cider house out of Southeast Michigan. However, the family-owned company roots trace back to the beginning of the 500-acre family farm, Blake Farms, in 1946. The farm brewed award-winning apple cider, and won by popular vote the title of number one apple orchard in Michigan via the AAA authorities.
Blake’s Hard Cider Co. is the next step, with the cider house producing three main hard ciders from their facility that has the capacity to ferment up to 50,000 gallons of hard cider. The focus for Blake’s Hard Cider Co. is to create hard ciders that hark back to the pre-Prohibition days of cider, when apples traveled straight from orchards to fermentation to alcoholic creation.
Dark Horse Brewing Co. is currently listed as the 29th Best Brewer in the World, according to RateBeer,. This just adds to the many awards to which the brewery lays claim. Dark Horse began when the father and son duo, Bill and Aaron Morse, turned their brewpub in Marshall, MI into a microbrewery in 1998. Whether it is by refusing endorsement from Nickelback or just creating the best beer that they want to make, the culture and attitude of Dark Horse is still strong all these years later.
Mt. Town Brewing Co. opened in 1996 in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Since then, the brewery has crafted distinctive lagers and ales that have won notoriety for their unique and complex flavor.
Established in 2012, Perrin Brewing Company of Comstock Park, MI is committed to crafting high quality and consistent brews among each of the products with a focus on a classic look backed with a revolutionary taste. Offering over 20+ beers in the taproom, Perrin intends to find a brew fit for everyone. Through the Oskar Blues/Perrin/Cigar City ownership team, Perrin has experienced exponential growth among package offerings, out-of-state distribution and an increase in barrel production. Perrin Brewing brewed over 23,500 barrels in 2016, a 60% increase over 2015.
The building known as the “Old Brewery” was first completed in 1898 and was used to brew Petoskey Sparkle beer until 1915. According to a 1973 article in the Petoskey News, the Petoskey Brewing Company was originally owned by Frank and Garrett Fochtman, A. Bremmeyr and John Zaiger, who also acted as the Brewmaster.
Since closing in 1915, the brewery building has served as retail shops, as warehousing and perhaps even as a goat barn. It wasn’t until 2012, under the new ownership of and complete renovation by Patrick Dowd and Lou Gostinger, that beer once again flowed within the walls of the “Old Brewery”.
Launched in June 2015, ROAK Brewing Co. is set to become a hyperlocal brewing force in the Royal Oak and surrounding areas. Starting off with a 30-barrel custom brewhouse, ROAK will be able to push out 13,500 barrels in 2015, with an increase to 20,000 expected for the following year.
The premier northern Michigan brewery, located in Traverse City, opened in 2007 and has been brewing wacky beers ever since. Known for their brewing method that focuses on small batches while using the best local ingredients (and never simply added flavoring), Right Brain consistently produces creative concoctions that win over taste buds, as well as awards.
Rochest Mills Beer Co. is based out of Rochester, Michigan and since its opening in 1998 it has been one of the top producing prewpubs in the state. With a recent expansion to include a production brewery, Rochester Mills is now available throughout Michigan in both draft and 16 oz. cans.
Blue Point Brewing Company is Long Island's only microbrewery and is one of the nation’s top 50 breweries. Founded in 1998 by two long-term friends, it utilizes a direct-fire brew kettle that imparts a lightly toasted, complex taste to Blue Point’s premium microbrews. The brewery is located along the waterfront in what once was the Penguin Ice Factory, which fished and shipped the famous Blue Point oysters around the world to the likes of the Queen of England. Named after such a rich and successful history that pays homage to the brewery’s beginnings, Blue Point now brews and ships its award-winning product to corners near and far, as well.
Founded in 1988, Deschutes Brewery began as a brew pub in Bend, Oregon with a focus on fine ingredients and hand-crafted beer. Since then, the brewpub has grown into the 6th largest craft brewery in the country featuring a an exceptional and diverse line-up of brews, including the popular Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale. Deschutes Brewery now ships beer to 25 states and around the world, including Kalamazoo, Lansing and Grand Rapids Michigan now.
Great Lake Brewing Co. began when brothers Patrick and Daniel Conway opened the brewery in 1988 out of Cleveland, OH. From the beginning, Great Lakes put a huge emphasis on creating all natural beer through sustainable business practices. Great Lakes is available in 13 states and produces over 125,000 bbls annually.
Located on Hawaii's Big Island, Kona Brewing Co. distributes to over 36 states and 9 different countries. The brewery began with the father and son duo, Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa, who joined forces to start the brewery in 1995, with an emphasis on sustainability and island brews that reflect the spirit, passion and focus on quality to create craft beer. Throughout the years, Kona Brewing Co. has won multiple awards, as well as accolades, from national and international beer competitions for the liquid it brews on the island.
Through West Side Beer Distributing, Kona Brewing Co. distributes Big Wave Golden Ale and Longboard Lager.
Magic Hat Brewing Company began in 1994 in Burlington, Vermont with a mission to have a performance in every bottle. Pushing “elixirs” out of their “artifactory” Magic Hat goes beyond being just a brewery and acts more like a maker of magic, if a strangely wondrous beer is considered magic.
New Belgium Brewing began as the dream of a homebrewer, who was inspired by a bicycle ride through Belgium. It opened in 1991 in Fort Collins, CO with the sole purpose “to operate a profitable brewery which makes our love and talent manifest.” New Belgium is also employee-owned and wind-powered, showing its focus on community and environmental empowerment. As one of the top breweries in the country, New Belgium is able to share both good beer and great culture wherever it goes.
Oskar Blues is the 2013 Craft Brewery of the Year and rightly so. Based out of Lyons, CO. they have been brewing beer their way since 1997. In 2002, Oskar Blues started the Craft Can revolution by distributing the very first craft beer in a can with Dale’s Pale Ale, which is also the nation’s second most popular pale ale.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is nestled in Chico, CA. where, in 1979, Ken Grossman founded the brewery. Since its creation, Sierra Nevada has been a revolutionary. First, by helping kick start the craft beer revolution, being one of the first breweries to showcase big beers to reaching new levels of sustainability.
Brothers Kurt and Robert Widmer opened Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. in 1984 in Portland, Oregon. From their humble beginnings Widmer Brothers became a leader of innovation within the craft beer movement as the first U.S. brewery to offer a full four-seasonal beer lineup.
Magners Cider is the only Irish cider available in the U.S. William Magner began making cider in 1935 in South Tipperary, Ireland. Magners Cider is made from 17 varieties of apples and matured for up to two years.
West Side Beer Distributing
3901 South Creyts Road
Lansing MI 48917