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 / 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.
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.
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!
5.5% 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.
4.6% 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!
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.
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!