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Batch 500 IPA - 7.5%
Torch Lake Lager - 5.0%
Sun Cup Lemon Wheat-5.2%
Open Space Session IPA - 4.6%
Torro Tang Sparkling Honey Cider -5.0%
Little Italy Honey Basil Ale - 5.0%
Hallow~Giving Honey Oatmeal Pumpkin Ale - 6.3%
Manitou Amber Ale - 5.7%
Man in Black American Oatmeal Stout - 7.0%
Scottish Moor Heather Ale - 6.5%
Sleeping Bear Brown Ale - 4.8%
Snowbound Chocolate Mint Stout - 6.8%
Soul Butter Triple IPA - 8.0%
Theodore Belgian Tripple - 9.0%
Wicked Garden Honey Rye Beet Wheat - 6.3%

Full Description


Batch 500 IPA -7.5%  - Standard

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% - Standard

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.


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!

 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! We love the Open Space here in Traverse City and now you can love it too wherever you are!


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!

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.


Hallow-Giving Honey Oatmeal Pumpkin Ale - 6.3%

Local pumpkins and honey in a clean pumpkin ale. The 3rd in our Harvest Ale release series, Hallow~Giving is brewed using real pumpkins from our fields as well as some from our neighbors down at the Robbins Family Farm. Honey from our hives along with a carefully crafted blend of spices creates a unique pumpkin ale that is not just another pumpkin-pie-in-a-glass beer. Smooth and satisfying spices with underlying honey. Enjoy!


Manitou Amber Ale - 5.7%

Unfiltered American Amber Ale. Manitou has a rich, soft malt body, beautiful deep amber color and finishes with a bouquet of whole cone hops. Manitou was at one time one of Michigan's most widely recognized microbrewed brands. Originally produced by Traverse Brewing Company in Williamsburg Michigan, Manitou is now brewed in Traverse City, on the same equipment, with the original recipe by the same brewer. One of our flagship brews, you can find this beer at on draft and in 16 oz cans throughout our distribution area.




Man In Black American Oatmeal Stout - 7.0%

Malty with balanced, chocolate body. Man In Black is a classic American Stout with a malty, balanced, chocolate body. Rich and smooth with mild roast character, “The Man” is a laid back, easy drinker. Our tribute to American music legend Johnny Cash.


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.



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.


Snowbound Chocolate Mint Stout - 6.8%

The original Chocolate Mint Stout. First brewed in 1996 as a tasty beverage to take along on Northern Michigan snowshoeing adventures, Snowbound blends chocolate malts and Michigan whole-leaf peppermint. Nicely balanced, the mint adds crispness to the chocolate without becoming dominant. Easy drinking, it's also a great dessert beer - as an accompaniment, an ingredient (think chocolate mint stout cake), or reduce it down into a delicious sauce to drizzle over fresh ice cream.



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.


Wicked Garden Honey Rye Beet Wheat - 6.3%

This is the original beet wheat in all its glory. Bright red color and upfront beet flavor greet your first sip, with the flavor seamlessly changing over to feature spiciness from the rye, finally finishing clean with just a touch of honey sweetness. Lots of local goodness with beets from our neighbors at Robbins Family Farm, honey from our own hives, hops from Fresh Roots Organics in Leelanau County, Michigan wheat sourced from Grand Traverse Culinary oils, and barley grown in Kalkaska County and malted at Great Lakes Malting Company. Come drink your veggies!