Beer Menu

Quick List


The Northumberland Moderate – 8.0%
Sleeping Bear Brown Ale - 4.8%
Manitou Amber Ale -  5.7%
Lizard King IPA Noir – 6.7%
Temple of Heaven Honey Ginger IPA – 7.0%
Stink Stank Stunk IPA – 7.0 %
Open Space Session IPA - 4.6%
Sun Cup Lemon Wheat - 5.2%
Sleeping Bear Brown Ale - 4.8%
Little Italy Honey Basil Ale - 5.0%
William Claude bourbon barrel aged barleywine- 11%
Man in Black American Oatmeal Stout – 7.0%
Brown Donkey Smasher
– 9.0%
Hopping Chicken Autumn Harvest Ale – 6.0% 
Indigenous Wet Hop Rye IPA – 6.0% 
Torch Lake Lager - 5.0%
Torro Tang Sparkling Honey Cider -5.0%
Scottish Moor Heather Ale - 6.5%
Soul Butter Triple IPA - 8.0%
Theodore Belgian Tripple - 9.0%
Gladstone APA – 5.9%

Full Description


The Northumberland Moderate – 8.0%

Our American version of an English Strong ale, this beer has a well-balanced, hop profile that leads to a substantial malty body. Enjoy this ale with strong cheeses, nuts, or good bread.

Sleeping Bear Brown Ale - 4.8%

Sleeping Bear Brown is back! Subtle malt flavor is balanced with clean hop character, yielding a nicely rounded flavor profile. Light brown in color with a mildly nutty character, this beer appeals to a wide audience and pairs well with many dishes. One of the first widely distributed craft beers in Michigan, Sleeping Bear Brown was originally produced by Traverse Brewing Company.


Manitou Amber Ale – 5.7% 

The original Northern Michigan classic. Malty and hoppy, brewed with four hop varieties including whole-cone leaf hops.



Lizard King IPA Noir – 6.7% 

Lizard King is a full bodied black IPA, Chocolaty black India Pale Ale with a complex mixture of hops registering on the palate and in the nose. The flavor hops play with the chocolate and light roasty flavors while the bittering hops support the big body with a brisk bitterness. John’s tribute to Jim Morrison of the Doors.


Temple of Heaven Honey Ginger IPA – 7.0% 

Brewed with loads of fresh ground whole root ginger, malted barley and BTF Honey. This IPA has an assertive staunch bitterness that twirls with the ginger above the caramel malt body below. Soft ginger in the nose will be your first greeting with this lovely strong lady!


Stink Stank Stunk IPA – 7.0 % 

This New IPA, ST3IPA for short, is heavily dry hopped to give a big floral and lasting nose but we’ve kept the bitterness low to help emphasize that.


Open Space Session IPA - 4.6%

Light on body and alcohol content, yet full of flavor and character. Bracing hop bitterness balances with light malty tones to create a quenching, satisfying and very session-able IPA. Wonderfully balanced citrus and pine hop flavor, in no short supply, will keep you happy – or should we say hoppy. We love our Open Space here in Traverse City and now you can love it, too, wherever you are.


Sun Cup Lemon Wheat - 5.2%

Bright, fresh and summery! Slightly malty with bright natural lemon flavor derived from whole fruit insuring a bright, clean citrus flavor without added sweetness. Sun Cup is a summery, thirst-quenching wheat beer that pairs well with seafood and salads, yet has more than enough backbone and character to stand up to grilled foods as well. Try it with a twist or two of fresh, coarse-ground pepper in your glass!


Sleeping Bear Brown Ale - 4.8%

Sleeping Bear Brown is back! Subtle malt flavor is balanced with clean hop character, yielding a nicely rounded flavor profile. Light brown in color with a mildly nutty character, this beer appeals to a wide audience and pairs well with many dishes. One of the first widely distributed craft beers in Michigan, Sleeping Bear Brown was originally produced by Traverse Brewing Company.


Little Italy Honey Basil Ale - 5.0%

This beer is another fine example of a culinary inspired creation from Brewmaster John Niedermaier. Produced with honey from our hives here on the farm and a blend of Terra Firma and California sweet basil. Brewed with our honey along with a blend of Terra Firma grown and California sweet basil. This beer presents beautifully with a rich, golden hue and bright, white, creamy head. The experience continues with delightful aromas from basil and honey which transfer to the palate then fade gracefully leaving a nice, clean finish.


William Claude bourbon barrel aged barleywine- 11% 

William Claude is our nod to comedian and film super star W.C Fields. It is brewed with rye, barley and a deep specialty malt bill that provides the big body of this 11% haymaker. The exotic hop varieties make its perfect balance interesting and extra flavorful. Then we laid it down in bourbon barrels from Grand Traverse Distillery until the flavor was just right. “A good cast is worth repeating”



Man in Black American Oatmeal Stout – 7.0% 

Man in Black is our nod to music legend Johnny Cash. This American style stout is focused and delicious with chocolate and roast well balanced within. Deep, rich, smooth and satisfying not unlike Johnny's vocals. Enjoy with desserts, sausages or oysters for starters.


Brown Donkey Smasher – 9.0% ­

Donkey Smasher is big, strong, and brown with a good solid kick of hops in the finish. This double brown ale incorporates a variety of grains to enhance fermentability without making the beer excessively heavy. Full flavored and easy drinking with no harsh alcohol flavors or aroma, Brown Donkey Smasher finishes clean and medium-dry thanks to late addition hops. Features local hops from Fresh Root Organics.

Indigenous Wet Hop Rye IPA – 6.0% 

Juicy fruit, citrus, and small piney notes leap from the glass. Multiple varieties of “wet” whole cone hops were handpicked from our hop yard and walked right into our brewhouse for use in this special Harvest Ale. Multitudes of multifaceted fresh hops twirl and eddy and finish with a firm and balanced foundation of bitterness while the malt and rye provide the spicy base.

Batch 500 IPA -7.5%  

A substantial malt body supports copious amounts of whole cone hops. The result is a balanced IPA with plenty of hop character without being overpowering. Easy drinking, the considerable alcohol content takes a back seat to the broad flavor profile. Fun fact, this is the first full scale commercial batch of beer that John designed himself and then brewed.


Torch Lake Lager – 5.0% 
This great summer quencher is the first lager to make an appearance here at B.T.F.  It’s unfiltered, unpasteurized and hoppy with a brisk and firm bitter foundation. 


Torro Tang Cider -5.0%

Made with local Macinosh apple juice from Bee Well Meadery in Bellaire, and honey from our own bee hives located on our south field! This cider is light and easy to drink and goes great with ribs, fish or pork. Just a hint of sweetness, perfect for autumn!


Hopping Chicken Autumn Harvest Ale – 6.0% 

Brewed with whole-cone hops, this sumptuous, chestnut-hued beer is perfect for transitioning into fall. Comfortable, medium body with slight hints of toasty bread, chocolate and coffee. Pair it with fall-harvest dishes, or enjoy one while reveling in the aroma of fallen leaves and wood smoke around an evening campfire.






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.



Soul Butter Triple IPA - 8.0% 

Soul Butter. Oh man... intensely hoppy but not bitter American style triple IPA. Nine separate hop additions, six different hop varieties including local whole cone hops. Aromatic and enormously complex, aggressive hop flavor dominates without bitterness. Late hop additions, including dry-hopping, means that Soul Butter is overcharged with floral, spicy hop flavors.





Theodore Belgian Tripple - 9.0%

A very special brew for us here at Brewery Terra Firma! Spring of 2019 we decided to try and plant a barley variety suitable for malting and grow it here at BTF in our East Field. Spring turned to summer, we watched the barley grow right from the brewery and beer garden, patiently waiting for the day to harvest. With help from Mug Club Members we harvest the East Field and sent to GT Culinary Oils on Cass where it was cleaned and dried. After the barley goes dormant its time for malting. Our friends over at Great Lakes Malting Co. over on Cass helped us out with this. After a couple weeks a drew date is set and history was made!

 This gorgeous 9% blonde beer is brewed with coriander and goes great with fruity desserts for the holiday season. It is named after Father Theodore whom was one in a long line of Brewmasters at the now world renown Chimay Brewery in Belgium.
Gladstone APA – 5.9% American style pale ale brewed exclusively with locally grown hops. Wonderful “go to” beer that stands up to many types of food, including BBQ and Creole.