great grapes, awesome apples

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WHITES

pinot grigio | abv: 12% | dry
A soft and introspective wine that shows some minerality and floral notes. The key flavors are mandarin orange, pineapple, and lime. It has good acid balance and mid-palate richness. Unoaked. This pairs nicely with many chicken dishes, dishes with cream sauces, salads, and flavorful cheeses like Swiss and gorgonzola.


chardonnay | abv:12.4% | dry

Dry: This is unoaked fresh Chardonnay fills the mouth with bright tropical flavors of pineapple and lemon with melon overtones. It pairs nicely with dishes with light butter, mac and cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches as well as many chicken and pork dishes.

semi dry riesling | abv:11.5% | medium dry

Michigan has high quality Rieslings and this is one of them. Light and delicate with mineral notes of flint, slate and steel amid tastes of lime, grapefruit and Granny Smith apples. Unoaked. Pair this wine with many chicken and pork dishes, brats, salads and whitefish pate.


late harvest riesling | abv:10.4% | sweet

Well balanced in terms of sweetness and acidity with riper aromas of peach, apricot and honey. Unoaked. This is a classic Michigan white wine that pairs well with blue cheese, walnuts, and spicy Thai and Asian dishes. Also can be enjoyed simply by itself!


shire sweet white | abv:11.9% | sweet

This sweet unoaked blend is full of plush, fruitful charm that accentuates the best qualities of Michigan grape varieties. Try pairing this with rich creamy cheeses and sweet fruit desserts.


REDS

shire dry Red | abv:12% | dry

A dry medium-bodied red blend intended to please a range of palates including typical white wine drinkers. Taste the light berry fruits with a little mocha richness. Great accompaniment to grilled foods and aged cheeses. Try it with the Duke Burger!


malbec| abv:14.1% | dry

Full-bodied, dry red wine with light berry flavors and a hint of vanilla oak. With its soft tannins, this will pair well with grilled meats, pulled pork, smoked BBQ ribs.


shire sweet red | abv:12.5% | semi-sweet

This semi sweet red wine blend is medium-bodied with bright red berry flavors and is unoaked. Made with Michigan grapes. Pair this wine with grilled foods, tomato dishes and BLT sandwiches.

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CIDERS

OTN = on tap now

The Alehouse usually has two or three ciders at all on at all times, rotating styles and types. Currently in the queue are:

 

mishigama apple cider 5% abv - otn

-not up at this time-This refreshing hard apple cider is made from pure Michigan Apples using a long cool fermentation designed to bring out strong fruit aromas and flavors. Sense the distinct aromas of Golden Delicious and Gala apples. Note the balance between crisp acidity and sweetness.


mishigama cherry cider 5% abv - otn

Michigan Golden Delicious Apples! Michigan Montmorency Cherries! Oh MI! Pure Michigan. Pure Mishigama! This hard cider is sweeter than many and very refreshing on a hot summer day. Want it less sweet? Try it mixed with the Mishigama Hard Apple Cider!


mishigama barrel aged cider 5% abv

-not up at this time- A delightful Michigan hard cider that started as a basic apple cider—crisp and sweet -- but was then aged in barrels that were previously used to age a cream sherry. Subtle aromas of Butterscotch, pecan, salted nuts and brown spice can be found in this interesting cider. (Note that this is a single batch offering and when it is gone – it is gone.)


mishigama cin-cidy cinnamon cider

Taste the flavors of freshly baked apple pie with rich aromas of cinnamon! This cider has a crisp acidity with the perfect touch of sweetness. Great for a beautiful fall or winter afternoon at the Alehouse!


mishigama pucker-up! - otn

Zing! Zap! Kapow!  Pucker Up! hits you in the mouth with a zingy blend of tart McIntosh and Rhode Island Greening apples blended with some bitter Northern Spy to make a sweet zingy cider with a distinctive fresh-from-the- orchard taste. Be prepared to Pucker Up!


Coming Soon: Citra Cider—The happy combining of beer and apples. Put this on your "gotta try it" list.