5885 Sawyer Road
Sawyer, MI 49125
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 12-8
Friday and Saturday: 12-10
Tasting, out the door sales and brewing on the premises. You'll be able to taste and buy our year-round beers, our seasonal offerings, our specialty beers and high-gravity offerings as well as our "lab beers", which are beers we're experimenting with on a regular basis for possible future larger-scale production.
If you think our beers tend to cross various lineages, then you'll love these tidbits about our Tap Room location.
Our building has been:
- An Auto Shop
- A Plumbing Shop
- A Laundromat/Video Rental/Garden Shop (What?)
- A Laundromat/Coffee Shop
Additionally, in 1951 a freight train derailed at the Flynn road crossing, rode the rails for a mile and plowed into the building. We hope our beer can make that sort of impact on you.
Our brewing system features a hand-crafted solid copper 7 barrel brew kettle made by Fred Zaft, who was a noted coppersmith in the San Francisco Bay area. This was the second to last kettle he ever built. It was housed in a pre-turn of the century bar on Columbus Ave. in North Beach, which is the old Italian neighborhood in San Francisco. The bar had at a point been totally restored to it's past glory (replete with a "self-flushing spittoon" under the bar (yes, it was actually a urinal).
This swanky place had been a mens only bar and later became the Albatross. This bar was bought and then became the San Francisco Brewing Company and yet later, The Comstock Saloon.
Our brewing system has a long and sordid history only befitting our line of beers.
Unfortunately we were not able to get the self- flushing spittoon.