Ideal Michigan Coffee Beers for a Warm, Festive Holiday Season
MiBrew Trail’s 2023 Best of the Best Nominees
‘Tis the season to chow down on amazing food, spend time with loved ones, and, of course, sip on some delectable brews. We asked you for the best coffee beers in Michigan, and the nominees are in! Welcome the holiday season with these unique and memorable coffee beers, each of which comes from an iconic local brewery.
Drafting Table Brewery | Wixom | Blonde Ale with Coffee | 6% ABV | 15 IBU
Coffee with a Blonde is a refreshing, balanced blonde ale crafted with Higher Grounds coffee from Traverse City, MI. It blends coffee with notes of honey and toasted malt. The result is a light, easy-drinking brew sure to make you say Ahh.
East Channel Brewing | Munising | Blonde Ale with Coffee | 6.5% ABV | N/A IBU
Ambition Alley is another light, blonde ale that features a punch of delicious coffee flavor. It’s the perfect brew to keep you cozy while observing festive winter scenery.
Kognisjon Bryggeri | Marquette | Limoncello Coffee Porter | 7% ABV | 33 IBU
The legendary Kognisjon Bryggeri makes a name for itself with Evil Never Sleeps, a robust limoncello coffee porter. Evil Never Sleeps is a collaboration with Ishpeming brewer Brian Richards. Its rich base is brewed with lemon peel and cold-brew coffee, making it a one-of-a-kind treat for the holiday season.
Kognisjon Bryggeri | Marquette | Imperial Brown Ale | N/A ABV | 24 IBU
For Thanksgiving and fall, False Icon brings up all your favorite seasonal flavors. Celebrate the season with False Icon, an imperial brown inspired by the classic pumpkin spice latte (PSL). Heaps of real pumpkin join home-roasted coffee and plenty of pumpkin pie spice to create a lively, delectable taste.
Three Bridges Distillery & Taproom | Midland | Blonde Ale | 5.4% ABV | N/A IBU
This light-bodied blonde ale from Three Bridges Distillery & Taproom combines sweet vanilla and rich coffee flavors. From its golden color to its crisp taste, Vanilla Coffee Blonde ticks all the right boxes.
Michigan Coffee Beers: Ideal for the Holidays
It’s time to cozy up with seasonal brews that bring on the holiday nostalgia. Whether it’s spending time with your loved ones, warming your toes on the chimney fire, or eating a big holiday dinner, these coffee beers will make the perfect accompaniment.
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