Beer, Wine & Cider
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
Phone: (989) 340-2300
Thunder Bay Winery
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, www.presqueislefarm.com
T: 503-758-4725 . 971-322-6226