5.7% ABV / 35 IBU / American Stout
This American Stout is dark-roasted, full-bodied and jet black. With a bit of chocolate, a mild sweetness, and slightly dry finish, B-24 is well balanced between malt and hops.
5.4% ABV / 7 IBU / Pumpkin Spice
Baby Boo has the full savor of roasted pumpkin because it’s right in the mash. And has an aroma of fresh ginger root, with spicy hints of roasted nutmeg, cinnamon and molasses. Zesty orange lingers on the palate to create a smooth, easy finish in this traditional fall beer. This beer was inspired by the world's greatest piemaker -- Ted's grandma.
4.8% ABV / 44 IBU / Harvest Ale
Backyard Frog (a relative of Ypsi's infamous Smeet Frog) is a refreshing and hoppy session India Pale Ale enriched with white wheat malt. Ted has been growing his own Willamette hops since 1982 and this beer is made with the hops harvested from the back wall of the Ypsi Alehouse. They are organic and naturally dried to create its frog-hoppy finish. It hearkens back to the day when all beers came from freshly harvested hops!
5.2% ABV / 16 IBU / Belgian Single
Our Belgian Single is a crisp, refreshing, sessionable pale ale that's ideal for quaffing on an Ypsilanti summer day or evening. Continental malts and noble hops blend to bring you a smooth, savory, mellow beer, with a faint touch of fruity esters and a hint of clove spice lent by our Belgian yeast. It’s a Belgium, Man!!
6.4% ABV / 32 IBU / Porter
We pay tribute to our neighbors down the road with Belleville Brown, a robust and potent blend of dark malts with a hint of smoke and raisin.
6.4% ABV / 0 IBU / Michigan Blueberry Honeywheat
Malted wheat and barley from Pilot House Malt in Byron Center in the mash. Centennials from Top Hops in Goodrich for a fragrant dry-hopped nose. Honey from the Windmill Hill Farm in Croswell. Michigan-grown blueberries diving, ascending and hovering in our kinetic beer sculpture. Blue Racer is one of the only brews youâ€™ll find with 100% of the ingredients made in Michigan! The Blue Racer name comes from a native Michigan snake. These non-venomous snakes have been found through most of the lower pennisula.
6.8% ABV / 22 IBU / Wild Porter
We have incorporated multiple ingredients into this sour brew, bearing Boy Howdy's name and symbolic of cartoonist Robert Crumbâ€™s approach to life. There are two distinct yeast cultures, hops developed from English rhizome stock and even a bit of honey. The malts include black malt, chocolate malt, smoked wheat malt and roasted barley.
5.9% ABV / 17 IBU / Farmhouse Saison
Centerfield Sensation is a traditional Belgian farmhouse summer ale that finishes dry and spicy, with refreshing fruity notes and rocky white Belgian lace heads. It's a tribute to the peppy Carolyn King, first girl ever to play Little League baseball. Although banned by the national organization, Carolyn debuted in centerfield at Ypsi's Candy Cane Park in 1973, creating a local sensation filmed by national TV crews..
6.4% ABV / 32 IBU / American Brown
A hint of chocolate combines with a substantial brown malt background and Zythos hops from Oregon. Our zingy, dry Deja Brew transports you unexpectedly back to another time â€“ but in the same space. Maybe youâ€™ve been here before?
2.9% ABV / 6 IBU / Berliner Weisse
Easterner Weisse is a sour, refreshing wheat beer that has a subtle hint of hops and a distinctive character. Purists like this beer straight-up to enjoy its complexities but many take it with a flavored syrup to offset the tartness. This beer is the result of a collaborative effort between the EMU Fermentation Science Program and the Ypsi Alehouse.
5.8% ABV / 15 IBU / German Rye Beer (Roggenbier)
Roggenbier is a classic Bavarian dunkelweizen with malted rye rather than wheat. Brewed with over 50% rye, our Groundcover brings the grain’s bold flavor forward. The hazy suspended Weizen yeast yields tangy traces of clove spice and fruity esters, lightly backed by German noble hops. A perfect choice for living the life of Riley on a summer afternoon!
5.7% ABV / 35 IBU / Amber Ale
A full base of aromatic, Munich and biscuit malt pushes Isle Royale into the amber range while retaining the hoppy sock of an American IPA. So weâ€™ve invented a whole new category -try it.
8.8% ABV / 43 IBU / Baltic Porter
Javine is the mythical household god in Lithuania that protects grain in barns. Our Javine Baltic Porter is a strong, dark lager with deep ruby hues and a rich malty finish. An array of roasted, crystal, Vienna and Munich malts meld with traditional German hops in this classic style. Javine is our anniversary beer for 2019, so come celebrate our birthday with a nod to the protector of grain!
5.8% ABV / 15 IBU / American XPA
German Barke Pils malt and Northern Brewer hops lend a Bohemian flavor to our smooth, easygoing JimmyJackâ€™s Normal XPA. A tribute to Ypsilantiâ€™s first major college, the Michigan State Normal College, which preceded EMU.
3.1% ABV / 12 IBU / Dark Mild
The dark mild is an English pub classic. Our version, the Jolly Cricketeer, is made with a continental malt base designed to be full of flavor. Each sip unveils a complex bouquet of biscuit and caramel offset by a subtle bitterness. At 3.1%, the Jolly Cricketeer is designed to be enjoyed pint after pint for an after-work cooldown socializing at the pub, a round of darts, or bellied up to the bar to while the hours away.
7.4% ABV / 32 IBU / Helles Maibock
A strong light amber with full malty sweetness, it's brewed in the dead of winter and released on Mayday as a harbinger of spring. Kaiser is brewed exclusively with German materials -- Munich, Vienna and Pils malts, Hallertau hops and Weihenstephan lager yeast. Our Maibock is an homage to Henry J. Kaiser, the Miracle Man who built ships during WWII and established his automobile production at the Willow Run plant, which later became Kaiser Jeep.
5.8% ABV / 15 IBU / Scottish Ale
The first in our Brewer Showcase Series: we've partnered with Jim Satin to brew his gold medal winning 80 shilling export here at the Alehouse. MacKnauf's 80 Shilling Scottish Ale is an instant classic with notes of layered biscuit and caramel. Old-world hops provides a slight hint of bitter earthiness and makes for a wee pint you'll order again and again.
8.9% ABV / 88 IBU / XXX Extra Stout
A black brew powered by Michigan Zeus, Nugget and Chinook hops, with healthy additions of flaked oats, malted wheat, roasted barley, black and chocolate malts, smoked malt, dark crystal malt, and even a bit of brown sugar. The alleged medicinal benefits of Mishabooz -- a result of heavy additions of Humulus Lupulus Cannabinaceae â€“ are as yet scientifically unproven.
8.3% ABV / 24 IBU / Farmhouse Saison
It's dry and spicy, with fruity esters that lend a refreshing tart background to this traditional saison. German Hallertau Mittelfruh hops are used to balance the flavor of this tasty treat. Many thanks to Matt Becker of Brewery Becker in Brighton for sharing his Saison Dupont yeast to create our Mishagoose Farmhouse Saison ale. This ale is served in a 10 oz. glass.
7.1% ABV / 98 IBU / IPA
A touch of clean, malty sweetness rounds out the deceptively smooth and fairly dry finish, while substantial dry hopping lends floral citrusy notes to this delightful IPA. Our new Mooneye American IPA draws its hearty bitter balance from five West Coast hops. Mooneyes are frantic, hyperactive fish and their impressive leaps and passionate fighting style has earned them the nickname Freshwater Tarpon.
6.2% ABV / 21 IBU / Oktoberfest
Ypsi Alehouse Oktoberfest is a smooth, clean malt bomb that was brewed in spring as is the Munich tradition. Being moderately dry with restrained bitterness, toasty overtones and a rich aftertaste, you will want to strap on your liederhosen and hoist one with your pals. Prosit!
5.0% ABV / 15 IBU / Cream Ale
Pearl Street is the heart of downtown Ypsi, so we dedicate Pearl Street Cream Ale to the great neighborhood from which it springs. Brewed in the heat of August, Pearl Street Cream chilled -- oh so slowly! -- over the winter months, finally coming to fruition in March. German Barke Pils malt and Hallertau hops encountered American Ale yeast to bring you a truly lagered ale. It's our Ypsi Alehouse take on a traditional style rarely found nowadays.
5.5% ABV / 33 IBU / American Pale Ale
Back on tap at the Alehouse by popular demand! Pottawatomie Trail Pale Ale is a throwback to the early days of American micros, featuring western US malt boosted by late additions of Oregon Cascade hops. A touch of pale wheat malt adds a clean and refreshing crispness to this classic American ale.
4.9% ABV / 11 IBU / Irish Red
The Emerald Isle provides the base malt for this easy-drinking Irish export ale. A wee touch of roasted barley lends a bit of red to its clean caramel character, rounded out with just a bit of noble hops bitterness.
5.4% ABV / 7 IBU / Pumpkin Ale
Scary Pumpkin is inspired by Maude Mae Duffy Bailey, the world's greatest piemaker --and Ted's grandma. She always requested a full head to filter her beer. We baked lots of pumpkin and tossed in liberal doses of fresh ginger root, orange peel, dark molasses, cinnamon sticks and nutmeg. So here's to you, grandma! We're drinking your pumpkin pie in every glass.
5.2% ABV / 82 IBU / Session IPA
Smeet Frog is a refreshing and hoppy session India Pale Ale enriched with white wheat malt. It is named after the legendary and very rare Smeet Frog species discovered by Ypsilantiâ€™s mysterious Mr. Dodd. These reclusive furry frogs are only spotted once in a blue moon, late at night in Frog Island and Riverside Parks. Smeet Frog Ale is great for the hot days of summer! Try it - itâ€™ll make you hoppy!!!
4.6% ABV / 24 IBU / Classic American Pilsner
This easy drinking American Pilsner is our take on the beer that German-American brewers, often trained in Germany, brewed more than a hundred years ago during the Golden Age of American Lagers. It was brewed in the European style but with American ingredients, including a portion of corn to dilute the high protein level of domestic six-row barley, and American hops. The resulting beer is quaffable (sÃ¼ffigheit) and refreshing, but way more characterful than modern, watered down versions. Itâ€™s a perfect summer beer, and the one to have when youâ€™re having more than one!
7.2% ABV / 50 IBU / American Strong Ale with Ice Cream
Now that summertimeâ€™s here, what better way to imbibe Tedâ€™s strong ale than with a generous scoop of chocolate ice cream? Enhanced by a healthy dose of root beer and natural Madagascar vanilla, Tedâ€™s Beer Float will make you scream for more! Served in 12 and 16 oz.
6.8% ABV / 35 IBU / American Porter
Inspired by the historic Huron Hotel that the Alehouse calls home, our Hotel Porter is a hearty blend of dark malts which yield moderate caramel notes with a bold, roasty character. Much like a Hotel Porter, this beer is always ready to serve and has a strong hop backbone.
8.6% ABV / 88 IBU / Imperial IPA
Want a big India Pale Ale? Our Imperial IPA was brewed with select hops to create a flavorful, hearty beer with a touch of sweetness. The Columbusâ€“Tomahawk-Zeus hops give this brew a distinct West Coast IPA flair. Named after a native fish that lives in Michigan lakes that is the offspring of Northern Pikes and Muskies. A rarity like our tasty Imperial IPA!
6.3% ABV / 1 IBU / Light Sour
Tower Tart is a harmonious crisp, light beer with a touch of tartness. Brewed without hops, this ale has no bitterness and yields a dry finish and is splendid with the addition of floating blackberries, or as a snakebite with our cherry cider!
6.4% ABV / 33 IBU / New England IPA
Tridge, our New England IPA, is brewed with wheat and oats to obtain the orange-hue color associated with NEIPAâ€™s. Tridge's English ale yeast blends with Citra, Mosaic and Azacca hops to pack a grapefruity flavor balanced against a very mild bitterness. A Tridge is a three way bridge such as the pedestrian bridge over the Huron River in Ypsilanti. Much like that tridge, our three hops are a path to refreshing fun!
5.5% ABV / 36 IBU / English ESB
Ever since Michael Jackson, the worldâ€™s foremost beer writer, took Ted to his local pub in Hammersmith in 1983, heâ€™s been addicted to Extra Special Bitter. Touring Youngâ€™s and Fullerâ€™s with the head brewers sharpened his desire to perfect this quintessential English style. So Trollbridge is brewed from 100% English malts, hops and yeast in the classic style.
8.6% ABV / 21 IBU / Dry Sour Ale
Weeabrew is a dry sour ale fermented with two distinctive Belgian yeasts. Its crisp and sharp citrusy nose entices you to savor the first swallow, then the tangy tart finish kicks in.
5.4% ABV / 9 IBU / Hefeweizen
What’s better on a summer afternoon than a refreshing Bavarian-style Hefeweizen? We brew Wheat Heart with 100% German ingredients. Pale straw colored and lightly hopped, it’s a bit bready and pretty heady, yielding notes of clove and banana. Suspended Weihenstephaner yeast lends a traditional haze to this classic ale.
4.6% ABV / 11 IBU / Belgian Witbier
This classic Belgian Wit holiday beer was brewed as a collaboration with our friends at the World of Beer in Canton and features loads of flaked wheat and oats with a touch of dried orange peel, and fresh coriander seeds lovingly hand-ground by our head brewer.
7.1% ABV / 98 IBU / Smoked Honey Porter
Before Ypsilanti , the town was called Woodruffâ€™s Grove and porter was the most popular beer in the world. Our Woodruffâ€™s Porter hearkens back to the time when coppers were fired with flavorful smoky hardwoods and honey was a commonly added treat. Seven different malts, led by traditional Maris Otter, combine with Fuggle and East Kent Golding hops to bring you a taste of the ale that was brewed 150 years ago.
9.8% ABV / 50 IBU / American Strong Ale
The Ypsi Tickle is an English-style Strong Ale with complex malty character, toffee tones and a real torched bourbon finish. This smooth winter warmer features real Madagascar vanilla, American malt and Michigan hops.
4.4% ABV / 22 IBU / Kentucky Common
Ypsitucky Common Ale is our re-creation of an original American style - Kentucky Common Ale, which thrived in the Louisville area and died abruptly in 1919 with the start of Prohibition. Ypsituckyâ€™s light palate and low bitterness are enhanced by the sweetness of corn and the snap of rye, leaving you a smooth dry finish with a hint of roast. This historical workingmanâ€™s beer commemorates those WWII Willow Run workers with proud Kentucky roots.