Beer Menu

Quick List

Manitou Island Hopper on Cask 5.7%
Ancho Chili Dutch Double Chocolate Porter - 5.3%
InfiniBee Honey Blonde Ale - 5.3%
Soul Butter Triple IPA - 8.0%

SnowBound Mint Chocolate Stout - 6.5%

Shinsu Wasabi Cream Ale - 5.0%
Indigenous Wet Hop Rye - 6%
Karma Palace IPA -5.5%
Scottish Moor Heather Ale - 6.5%
Sleeping Bear Brown Ale – 4.8%
Sun Cup Lemon Wheat – 5.2%
Fire Roasted Sweet Corn Cream Ale - 4.6%
Manitou Amber Bourbon Sour – 5.7%
Imperial Soul Butter IPA-13.0%
Little Italy Honey Basil 5.2%
Manitou Amber Ale - 5.7%
Batch 500 IPA - 7.3%
Fuzzier Farmer Imperial IPA- 10%
The Northumberland Moderate – 8.0%
William Claude Bourbon Barrel-Aged Barley Wine- 11%
Brown Donkey Smasher
– 9.0%
Hallow-Giving  Pumpkin Ale - 6.5%
Beet Wheat Honey Ale - 6.3%

Beer Descriptions

Manitou Island Hopper 5.7%

A tradition that started at Grand Traverse Brewing Company back in the day; we take a small portion of a fresh batch of Manitou Amber and dry-hop it with different hop varietals to put a fun twist on our favorite NW Michigan classic.  Our Assistant Brewer Jake decided to add Citra and Simcoe Hops, giving the beer a delightful tropical aroma with a crisp, bitter finish.  We even put it on our Cask system, just for you!


Ancho Chili Dutch Double Chocolate Porter - 5.3%

A rich porter brewed with chocolate malt, Dutch chocolate and ancho chilies. There's a special magic that happens between chilies and chocolate that was first utilized in ancient Latin America and still weaves its spell today. Ancho Chili Dutch Double Chocolate Porter showcases the perfect balance of chili flavor and warmth combined with dark chocolate. This is not a hot pepper beer.  

The warmth from the chilies builds slowly, enhancing the character of the beer without becoming dominant. Far from being a novelty beer, the richness of chocolate malts and Dutch cocoa combined with the deep, smoky flavor imparted by whole Ancho chilies while the beer is conditioning will keep you coming back for more.

InfiniBee Honey Blonde Ale - 5.3%

A perennial favorite, InfiniBee is brewed with honey harvested from our hives here on the farm at the end each harvesting season. Light, crisp, and flavorful with subtle honey aroma and just a touch of sweetness, the depth of flavor present in this deceivingly pale and bright ale will surprise you. The balanced addition of brisk hops assures a clean, thirst-quenching and satisfying finish.

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.



Beet Wheat Honey Ale - 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!

Shinsu Wasabi-Ginger Cream Ale - 5%

This beer is brewed with malted barley and hops, but also with rice. Rice is a big part of sushi and is a common brewing ingredient that also helps keep the body light and crisp. Then we age the beer on fresh root ginger (of course) and then 'lots of WASABI!
The nose is exquisite, and the normal heat you get from wasabi paste is mostly absent. This beer is brewed to be enjoyed it with your favorite Asian foods!

Indigenous Wet Hop Rye IPA - 6.7

Hops harvested from our farm and walked right into the brewhouse! Fun With Hops 101. Juicy fruit, citrus and small piney notes leap from the glass. 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. Multiple varieties of whole cone hops from our hop yard were hand picked and walked right into the brewhouse for use in this special Harvest Ale.

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.

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 perfume characteristics. 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% 

Subtle malt flavor is balanced with clean hop character, yielding a nicely rounded flavor profile. Light brown in color with a mildly nutty character. 

Sun Cup Lemon Wheat – 5.2% 

Bright, tart citrus flavor is right up front in this summertime  favorite.  Try a pint with some fresh cracked pepper!

Fire Roasted Sweet Corn Cream Ale - 4.6% 

We brew this labor intensive little jewel with hundreds of hand shucked, fire roasted, ears of local sweet corn from Stonyfield Acres in Empire. It’s fresh corn nose and subtle flavors make it the perfect beer for picnics, camping or just hanging out with friends.

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.

Imperial Soul Butter IPA-13.0%

“Imperial-izing” our flagship Triple IPA has been something we have been thinking about doing for many years and well, that time has come. We scaled up the malt bill, blew up the IBUs, increased the flavor hop profile ad then added a bunch of our own 2020 honey from our hives in the south field. The results? A big, beautiful hop monster that’s full of body, depth, and laden with complexity. It has a lovely subtle warmth to remind you that it is a big beer. It’s a great beer for a hop head who wants to contemplate the universe and sip for a while.

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.

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.

Fuzzier Farmer Imperial IPA- 10% 

Amplified Fuzzy Farmer, that we all loved, this farmer is a 10% Imperial IPA. It’s loaded with deep fruity, citrusy hops and a big malt body, Be Careful.

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.

William Claude Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine- 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”

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.