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As part of the Newcomers Issue, City Pulse compiled several lists under the title “Where Can I Find…” These lists are meant as a brief guide for people unfamiliar with Lansing.
Lansing is home to many breweries. Some are geared for high speed can production while others prefer to keep beer in wood barrels until ready to serve. The Lansing beer culture can be traced to the Lansing Brewing Co. in 1897. The company crafted an amber cream ale that was popular with blue-collar workers and statesmen alike. The tradition of crafting great beers continues and is growing to this day.
Lansing Brewing Co.
11 a.m to 11 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, 518 E. Shiawassee St., Lansing, MI (517) 371-2600, www.lansingbrewingcompany.com
Bringing Lansing’s first brewery back from the dead in 2015, the stadium district’s Lansing Brewing Co. serves food along with 12 of its brews on tap. The company further resurrected Lansing’s legendary amber cream ale dating back more than 100 years and it is now a staple in most area bars and restaurants.
Midtown Brewing Co.
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, 402 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, MI (517) 977-1349, www.midtownbrewingco.com
This brewery rotates five of its beers on tap in addition to nine Michigan crafts. Join its mug club to receive a handmade beer mug with daily specials. Food is also a staple at Midtown Brewing Co. It offers sandwiches, burgers, salads and soups.
4 to 10 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 4 p.m. to 12 a.m Friday, noon to midnight Saturday, 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, 305 Beaver St., Lansing, MI (517) 999-2739, www.ozonesbrewhouse.com
Founded by father and son team Dan and Kyle Malone, Ozone’s Brewhouse is a microbrewery in a former shack hosting comedy nights and featuring brick oven-fired pizza from Captain’s Wood-Fired Pies. The brewhouse features over 10 of its own beers on tap.
Eaglemonk Pub and Brewery
3 to 10 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, CLOSED Monday, 4906 W. Mt. Hope Hwy., Lansing (517) 708-7350 www.eaglemonkbrewing.com
With a ceiling lined full of more than 900 mugs, Eaglemonk Pub and Brewery is a favorite watering hole on the west side. Owners Dan and Sonia Buonodono are committed to old-time brewing excellence with ales at home in Dickensian London and some pumped through a vintage beer engine.
3 to 10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 3 to 11 p.m, Wednesday and Thursday, Noon to midnight Friday and Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, 4903 Dawn Ave., East Lansing, MI (517) 203-5498 http://ellisonbrewing.com/
This East Lansing brewery formed in 2015 to make Lansing a competitor in a beer scene greater than itself. It features 15 beers on tap in its attached cabin themed brew pub. Its products are now stocked in more than 700 locations across Michigan.
Also Check Out:
Looking Glass Brewing Co.
3 to 10 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, CLOSED Monday and Sunday, 115 N. Bridge St., Dewitt (517) 668-6004, www.lookingglassbrewingcompany.com
Bad Brewing Company
3 to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, noon to midnight Friday and Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, 440 S. Jefferson St., Mason (517) 676-7664, www.badbrewing.com
3 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 3 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, 145 Bridge St., Dimondale, MI (517) 303-2067, www.dimesbrewhouse.com
3 to 10 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, CLOSED Sunday and Monday, 3056 Okemos Rd., Mason (517) 349-9500, www.spartanbrewpub.com
11 a.m. to midnight Sunday to Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday to Saturday, 2101 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing (517) 482-2739 http://arcadialansing.com