4 Michigan Beers to Drink This Summer

Kick back with a few of our favorite brews

It’s summer in the city, and what better way to relax than to take it easy with a cold brew in hand? Here, the Hour Detroit editorial team rounds up a few of our favorite Michigan beers. Let us know in the comment section if your top picks made the list.


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The American fruit beer is brewed by Detroit-based Atwater Brewery with mango purée and a low hop bitterness. The drink is available from March to August each each year. For more, visit atwaterbeer.com

El Ligero

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This pick from Griffin Claw in Birmingham is a clean Mexican lager that’s brewed with tart lime. Also available from March to August each year, the seasonal beer has a refreshing, crisp finish. For more information, visit griffinclawbrewingcompany.com


The self-proclaimed “original Detroit lager,” Altes is a historic brew that once sponsored the Lions and Tigers. First created by Tivoli Brewery, Altes was considered a staple of the city by the ’60s. Now, with the help of Brew Detroit, it’s back in action. For more information, visit altes.beer

Ice Cream Man

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You’ll have to act fast if you want to try this kettle sour ale from ROAK Brewing Co., which  features notes of orange and vanilla. The sweet yet tart Ice Cream Man is a limited release from the Royal Oak brewery. For more information, visit roakbrewing.com