Farm to Brewery to Farm

Brewery Terra Firma is a production brewery, tap room, and MAEAP certified farm located on 10 acres in Traverse City, Michigan. We produce delicious, culinary-inspired beers using sustainable methods, including an innovative water capture system in our brewhouse that has allowed us to reclaim over 230,000 gallons of water from the manufacturing process for reuse as irrigation and fertilization on our farm crops.

We even harvest our waste BTUs from our fermenters and refrigeration systems to heat the building during the cooler months.

Stop by our taproom to sample our beers, or find us throughout Michigan at your favorite taverns and restaurants. We have locally-made snacks and sodas available for purchase, or you are welcome to bring along a home cooked meal, carry out, or order in!

Brewery Terra Firma
2959 Hartman Road
Traverse City, MI 49685


12:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Sunday 

12:00 pm- 8:00pm Monday
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm  Tuesday
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Wednesday
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm  Thursday
pm – 10:00 pm  Friday
pm – 10:00 pm  Saturday

Recent Additions

Scottish Moor Heather Ale - 6.5%

Brewed with honey from our hives and whole heather flowers. 6.5%. A fruity, cozy and easy drinking beer with substantial depth and complexity. Broad appeal comes from a full, silky body and nice hop balance, the heather providing subtle floral notes without being perfumy. Finishes clean with light medicinal heather and fruit with a hint of honey. As always, no flavorings or extracts were used in brewing this beer, the unique flavor and color coming from whole Scottish heather flowers and honey from our own bee hives.

Lizard King IPA Noir - 6.7%

Chocolaty black IPA with a complex mixture of hops registering on the palate and in the nose. Our nod to Jim Morrison. While there are plenty of black IPA's on the market, there isn't one that stands out as having a flavor profile that sets it apart from any other IPA. John's take on the black IPA moves beyond color alone and imparts the beer with a deep chocolate flavor, yet still keeps hops in the forefront. Complex and balanced, Lizard King offers up everything that a black IPA should.

Manitou Amber Bourbon Sour – 5.7%

Traverse City’s 1st Craft Beer is now Terra Firma’s 1st sour beer.

Manitou’s malt forward body and underlying hop foundation makes it great as a sour.

Aged in oak barrels from our friends at Grand Traverse Distillery.

Little Italy Honey Basil 5.2%

Bright, crisp and refreshing, Little Italy offers up an enticing herbal/floral aroma and early basil flavors before giving way to a light, clean finish with just a touch of honey. Produced with whole leaf sweet basil, oats, malt and BTF Honey, this beer is another fine example of a culinary inspired creation from Brewmaster John Niedermaier.

Batch 500 IPA - 7.3%

The Batch is is back, and it's chock full of local hop goodness! A big, complex, well-balanced IPA with a bold hop character that isn't overpowering. This beer has an extensive malt bill and multiple hop additions, including local hops from Fresh Roots Organic Growers. Surprisingly easy drinking, the considerable alcohol content takes a back seat to the broad flavor profile. Batch 500 was brewmaster John Niedermaier's first solo commercial recipe, first brewed back in 1999.

Savor it slowly and relax.