Michigan: Frankenmuth Mac ‘n Brewed Beer.

The weekend before Christmas I stopped back into Frankenmuth Brewery right in the heart of the holiday friendly town of Frankenmuth, Michigan.

Frankenmuth Brewery, Michigan beer

The brewery was full of families and lots of holiday cheer. This year marks 150 since their opening in 1862, making it one of the oldest breweries in Michigan.

Frankenmuth Brewery, Michigan beer

Of course since I was at a brewery I was going to order beer. Which beer to get? How about eight different ones?!

Frankenmuth Brewery, Michigan beer

I ordered a beer flight which included eight beers, six of their old standbys and two seasonal. The two seasonal’s off to the far left were an Oktoberfest lager and a holiday ale. The next six from left to right, light to dark included:

  • Hefeweizen
  • American Blonde Ale
  • Frankenmuth Pilsener
  • Batch 69 American-Style India Pale Ale
  • Red Sky Ale
  • Munich Style Dunkel Lager

Frankenmuth Brewery, Michigan beer

I’m usually a fan of lighter beers, but I would say “Das Good Bier!” to all eight. 🙂

Frankenmuth Brewery, Michigan beer

Frankenmuth Brewery, Michigan beer

Sitting at the bar, I got to see all the brewery tanks and equipment up close. I liked how they strategically placed the beers on the card, so I could learn about each one as I was drinking. I just missed out on the free brewery tours they give. Something for next time.

Frankenmuth Brewery, Michigan beer

Frankenmuth Brewery is not just for brewed beer and beer lovers. It’s a place for foodies. I had their steak mac ‘n cheese which made with elbow pasta and topped with four cheeses and bread crumbs yum.

Frankenmuth Brewery, Michigan beer, steak mac 'n cheese

Frankenmuth Brewery, Michigan beer, steak mac 'n cheese

It was a great break from the holiday shopping and photo capturing of the festive scene. Check out my time at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland.

Check the breweries website and also their presence on Facebook and Twitter. On Twitter follow the appropriately named #DasGoodBier hashtag.

What breweries around home or in your travels have you come across that you would recommend?

8 responses to “Michigan: Frankenmuth Mac ‘n Brewed Beer.

  1. That just made me hungry & thirsty!

    Love the beers lined up. Did they taste good?

    That mac’n cheese looks like it melts in your mouth.

    Ok, I’m taking my lunch break now 😉

    • Loved how they were lined up, light to dark, dark to light. They were good. Usually gravitate towards the lighter and seasonal ones. First time having mac ‘n cheese with steak, will definitely order it again! 🙂

  2. I’m more of a wine and coffee person, but I also love visiting microbreweries!! Great photos of beer, hmmm.

    • Do love checking out microbreweries along with wineries and coffeehouses. Thanks! It did look cool seeing all those beers lined up. 🙂

  3. I haven’t had a chance to visit the brewery in Frankenmuth yet, but I have had some of their solid beer lineup before. The food looks amazing. This is a trip I’m going to have to do!

  4. Oh wow, that beer looks damn good. Mac n’ beer. That’s awesome.
    We would get along well, I think. 🙂

    • Thanks! Maybe next time I go out, I’ll say I’m going to get mac ‘n beer or mac ‘n whatever beverage I plan on drinking haha. The beer and mac were both good and went well together. 🙂

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