Saugatuck / Douglas
Saugatuck Brewing Company
The Saugatuck Brewing Company (SBC) has been a leading producer in the Michigan Craft Beer Industry since brewing its first beer in 2005. The brewery, located conveniently on Blue Star Highway in Douglas, Michigan, boasts two tasting rooms and outdoor patio dining. The Pub features 16 taps, hard cider, and wine along with a full food menu including everything from unique entrees to shareable appetizers. Free, live music increases the dining experience every Saturday at 6:00 pm, along with live music on the Patio every Thursday at 6:00 pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Along with the Pub, the Saugatuck Brewing Company recently added on a second tap room, which has been dubbed “The Barrel Room,” including 15 additional taps and a variety of munchies. The Barrel Room is a laid-back tasting room where customers can enjoy a pint while playing a round of one of the many games featured, like shuffleboard, bumper pool, pinball and more.
J Petter Wine Gallery
Let us surprise you with our thoughtfully curated collection of artisan fine wines. Our boutique wine bar is a cozy spot to lounge and sip wine with an artfully presented charcuterie or cheese board. YES – you may enjoy a glass while you walk through the fine art gallery! And, there are two relaxing outdoor seating areas in the upper gallery, plus gated art garden seating in the lower gallery. Feel free to relax with your wine and sit awhile amongst the exceptional art here…it is expected.
Mitten Brewing Company
The lakeshore home of The Mitten Brewing Company, a vintage baseball-themed microbrewery and pizzeria based in Grand Rapids, MI, sits in the heart of downtown Saugatuck. Featuring a wide selection of specialty beers and famous for their beer and pizza flights. Relax in the outdoor yard and watch the crowds pass by while playing games and sharing laughs. Or place your order to go and take a pizza to one of the nearby parks or out to Oval Beach.
Virtue is a craft cider company launched in 2011 in Fennville, Michigan, by Gregory Hall, former brewmaster at Goose Island. Our mission is to make proper farmhouse ciders from local heirloom apples and employ traditional farmhouse production methods that include native and secondary fermentation, use of wild yeasts, and an expansive oak barrel-aging program. We partner with local family farms by purchasing the highest quality apples for our ciders.
Tour our two traditional cider houses to see how we make our ciders. Sample our ciders straight from the source in our Tasting Room or take home some bottles for yourself from our Bottle Shop. We also have a working farm that includes expansive gardens, heirloom Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs, Icelandic sheep, chickens, and more.
Fenn Valley Winery – Vineyard, Winery and Tasting Room
Fenn Valley Vineyards is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery complex established in 1973. Our goal then, as it is now, is to produce world-class wines and ciders from fruit grown along the shore of Lake Michigan. The vineyard is located in Fennville, and host tours and special events throughout the year. The tasting room is located in downtown Saugatuck where you can sample selections of their famous wines.
Waypost Brewing Company
Waypost Brewing Co. is a farm brewery situated along the lakeshore in Fennville. Focusing on Belgian farmhouse style beers, our products are seasonal, fresh and inspired by our farm. We also have a simple snack menu, and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic. Join us at our tasting room and patio. We are open year-round!
Guardian Brewing Company
Guardian is a destination craft brewery that opened in 2018. It has 10 year-round taps and 12 seasonal and barreled-aged taps offering a wide variety of styles that are “true to style” or have a modern twist, such as our “Nessie” Imperial IPA with Blue Juniper Berries. Our draft list features 22 craft beers, 2 hard ciders, and 14 wines. We also have cocktails that feature Michigan, regional, and imported liquor options. Our kitchen’s menu focuses on fresh food sourced locally and regionally and as the seasons change, so does our menu. We make most menu items in-house, including fermenting our own sauerkraut and kimchi, and pride ourselves on serving great meat, vegetarian, and vegan dishes.
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