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Our Brews

Chief Ogemaw IPA  -  ABV: 5.0%   |   IBU: 60

A session IPA with earth, pine, and citrus characteristics.  Dry hopped with Columbus, and Cascade hops.  Ogemaw County takes its name from Ogemaw Ke-Ke-To, now known as Chief Ogemaw.  Born in 1794, he was elected Chief in 1815, spoke before congress in 1837, and ruled the Chippewas until his death in 1840. 

Bituminous Black Ale  -  ABV: 5.8%   |   IBU: 24

Don't let its name, or color, fool you! This light bodied black ale has a smooth roasted malt flavor and a mild, balanced bitterness.  Named more after its appearance than its taste.  Bitumen is a black, viscous, tar like substance used in asphalt road construction.

Highway 55 Wheat Ale  -  ABV: 5.4%   |   IBU: 20

A refreshing ale brewed with wheat, sweet orange peel, and coriander seeds.  West Branch sits at the intersection of three Chippewa footpaths, one of which is M-55.  M-55 is also one of only three state highways that extends across the Lower Peninsula from Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. 

Angry Bride Amber Ale  -  ABV: 5.4%   |   IBU: 25

A malt forward amber ale with a honey like sweetness and a balanced hop bitterness.  The name really needs no explanation, but the brewer insists - he must explain himself.  With his future wifes permission, this beer was brewed the day before the wedding - with his future wifes permission - end of explanation.

Hobo City Milk Stout  -  ABV:  4.0%  |  IBU: 20

This stout is brewed with lactose and flaked oats to produce a smooth and creamy beer.  It has a rich roasted aroma with subtle hints of chocolate from the malt.  Hobo City was where hobo's would gather in the early 1900's while passing through West Branch.  It was located on the banks of the Mill Pond near the West Branch Flour Mill.

 

Guest Taps

Beers

  • Nitro - Rubaeus - Founders Brewing Co.
  • SeaQuench Ale - Dogfish Head Brewing Company
  • Waterloo Grapefruit Raddler - Waterloo Brewing
  • Rubaeus - Founders Brewing Co.
  • Pick Axe Blonde Ale - Keweenaw Brewing Company
  • Barrel Runner Imperial IPA - Founders Brewing Co.

Ciders

  • Apple Cranberry Hard Cider - Mackinaw Trail Brewing Company
  • Ace Pineapple Cider - The California Cider Company
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Cocktails

Mojito

Bacardi, simple syrup, lime juice, and fresh mint.

Maple Mule

Valentine's Vodka, local maple syrup, ginger beer and garnished with a thyme sprig.

Highway Bloody Mary

Heritage Bacon Vodka, Worcestershire sauce, with black olives, a sausage stick, and glass garnished with apple wood smoked black sea salt.

Firehouse Old Fashioned

Johnnie Walker Double Black, muddled sugar cubes, a dash of bitters, garnished with an orange slice and a cherry.

Cosmopolitan

Tito's vodka, triple sec, lime juice and cranberry juice

Tom Collins

Hendrick's Gin, lemon juice, simple syrup,  and soda water.

Martini

Grey Goose or Bombay Sapphire, olive juice, and dry vermouth.

Top Shelf Long Island

Jose Cuervo, Bacardi, Tito's, Beefeater, Triple Sec, sour mix, and Coke

Manhattan

Crown Royal, sweet vermouth, cherry juice and garnished with a cherry.

Wines

House Reds

  • Pinot Noir
  • Sweet Red
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Sauvignon

House Whites

  • White Zinfandel
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Moscato
  • Chardonnay

Whites

Chateau Grand Traverse Late Harvest Riesling