Behind The Brewery

The Brew Systems

The Petoskey Pub

Beards Outside

As tradition since 2012, we also still brew on-site at our Petoskey Pub location. In our basement we house our original Howard Street 1BBL system. This allows us to continue to experiment and bring you new recipes and beverages like Honeydew Seltzer and Pink Suburban Shandy. 

Brew System: Brewmation / Stout Tank and Kettle

Batch Size: 1bbl (31 gallons)

Fermenters: Five 1.5bbl | Two 3bbl

Brite Tanks: One 3bbl

Batches in a Day: 1-3

V-Word: Variety

Charlevoix Production Facility

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Location: Charlevoix

Brew System: Craftwerk Brewing Systems (Lake Orion, Michigan)

Batch Size: 15bbl (465 gallons)

Fermenters: Six 15bbl, three 45bbl

Brite Tanks: Two 15bbl, one 45bbl

Can Line: Microcanner (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Typical Brew Days: Thursday & Friday.

Batches in a Day: Single, Double, Triple

V-Word: Volume

Pub / Bar: No, not open to the public

What we don’t brew in our basement in Petoskey, we tackle and craft at our 15 barrel production facility in Charlevoix. To keep up with all of you enthusiastic drinkers out there, we added 45 BBL fermenters and a brite tank in order to triple batch some of our most popular brews. But, where does it all go? Built to feed not only our new Petoskey pub, we also are sharing the Beards brand across the state! We currently distribute our beer in draft & in package across all of Michigan. 

The Brew Squad

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Our Brew Squad at Beards is made up of quite the elegant yet scrappy group of gentlemen. They come from a variety of food, beverage, and other craft backgrounds but are definitely all united in the quest for making and supplying quality craft beer.