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Beer, Wine & Cider

One of the many things we LOVE to do in Alpena: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes. Check out these local treats for your homegrown Beer, Wine & Cider tour:

Hopside Brewery

Knaebe’s Twisted Roots Tasting Room.

Hopside Brewery came to fruition in 2018 after five local friends decided it was time to share their passion with the rest of the world. After finding the perfect location in charming downtown Alpena, MI the remodeling & construction began. Over three years and countless hours of hard work later the doors were open to the public. Hopside Brewery strives to provide a chill, relaxing, and fun atmosphere with a continuous rotation of highly drinkable beers and unique comfort food to go along with them.

Address: 129 W. Chisholm St., Alpena
Phone: (989) 340-1280

Austin Bothers Beer Company
We are pleased to inform you that a very hip new joint just opened up in town. The Austin Brothers Beer Company is in action! Located on the outskirts of Alpena’s Old Town, this brewery creates specialty craft beers in their state-of-the-art production room. The California-raised Austin brothers are already distributing their beer all over the state, but trust us- you must indulge in the full brewery experience. Not only is the beer “out of this world”, but an in-house chef creates delectable pub entrees. This farm-to-table menu includes artisan pizzas, seared pork belly, Mahi tacos, our beloved Polish pierogis, and more. You will definitely have an amazing experience at the Austin Brothers Beer Company. It’s a no-fail.
Address: 821 W Miller St, Alpena
Phone: (989) 340-2300

Thunder Bay Winery

Thunder Bay Winery Tasting Room.

Thunder Bay Winery’s wine tasting room is located in the historic Center Building of bustling downtown Alpena. With its huge front windows that overlook Second Avenue, it’s an easy place to spend the afternoon people watching. It’s also the perfect place to bring a few friends and have a date night, or you can even arrange to bring a group and enjoy sampling wine in a private room. The friendly, professional, and knowledgeable staff really makes the experience authentic as you learn the history of the wine- from the fruit being picked in the nearby local vineyard, to how the flavors are created and melded, right down to the genuine aging in oak barrels. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a night on the town.

Address: 109 N. Second Ave., Alpena
Phone: (989) 358-9463

Knaebe’s Twisted Roots Cider

Knaebe’s Mmmunchy Krunchy Apple Farm is a bustling apple farm and cider mill nestled in the hills just west of Rogers City, in beautiful Northeastern Lower Michigan north of Alpena. In addition to their 50+ varieties of apples, fresh pressed unpasteurized cider, and delicious baked goods, guests can also enjoy their hard cider.

Twisted Roots Tasting Room is located out the back door of their barn where they serve up hand-crafted Hard Cider to enjoy while you’re visiting the farm. You can also take a growler home for later.  The Tasting Room also serves Wood Fired Pizza.

Address: 2621 S Karsten Rd, Rogers City
Phone: (989) 351-7868

Presque Isle Farm

Presque Isle Farm cider is made of only apples. The cider is fermented until all the residual sugar is gone resulting in a mostly dry experience. These are not the sweet ciders you typically find on the grocery store shelves. Our ciders are made in the traditional English and New England style and focus on cider-specific apples that can bring a complexity equal to wine. For those that are new to this type of cider, the potential of the apple may be surprising. For the seasoned cider drinker, we hope you enjoy our northeast Michigan take on this old tradition.

You can purchase Presque Isle Farm cider from the Alpena Farmer’s Market or online on their website,

T: 503-758-4725 . 971-322-6226

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