Barrel + Beam Brewery

barrel + beam

A Marquette Brewery and Event Venue

We pour our hearts into our passionate pursuit of naturally carbonated farmhouse beers, ciders and meads.  Our Marquette brewery is solely focused on crafting world-class farmhouse and barrel-aged beers, rustic ciders and meads made with local ingredients.  Our name reflects the intersection of Old-World process with New-World taste and premium ingredients.

Barrel + Beam Named as RateBeer 2019 Best New Brewer in Michigan

Best Wedding Venue, Traverse Magazine 2020 RED HOT BEST winner

Not just another craft brewery in Michigan…

Michigan is home to hundreds of craft breweries.  So, why do we need another one? Here are four ways that Barrel + Beam is different:

Focusing on farmhouse ales and ciders

Barrel + Beam opened in January 2018 as the region’s lone farmhouse ales brewery; a genre that allows a range of flavors, textures and nuance grounded by dry drinkability.  In 2020, we added farmhouse cider to our offerings.  And in 2021, we started making meads with local honey and other Michigan fruit and botanicals. 

Beer, cider and mead showcasing Michigan ingredients 

The Great Lakes State could just as well be called The Great Fruit State.  Michigan grown apples, peaches, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, among others, find their place in our seasonal and limited releases.  The growth in Michigan’s hop, malt and brewer’s yeast industries, combined with our freshwater, has allowed for 100% Michigan sourced ale, cider and mead to be crafted.  Beverages with pure Michigan terroir is a cornerstone of Barrel + Beam.  Our rustic, brut ciders showcase the mighty Michigan apple, as well as other Michigan-sourced ingredients. 

Barrel-aged beer

Aging in oak wine barrels provides the ultimate environment for house culture to thrive and produce the most refreshing, complex and distinct ales and ciders. Many of our ales spend a year or longer in oak, often with an addition of Michigan fruit.  Some of our ciders are barrel-aged as well. 

Bottle and can-conditioned ales and ciders

This finishing touch is the only way to ensure fine, Champagne-like carbonation and perfectly soft foam when poured.  Like wine, beer and cider that is bottle or can-conditioned often gets better with time.

Find out about our current offerings, what’s on tap and where to find us here.

Learn about our beginning here.

Interested in our event space?  Find information here.