Beer is our reason for being. And not just beer, but GREAT BEER! WE LOVE BEER and particularly Rare Bird handcrafted naturally brewed beer. Could this be the best beer in Traverse City, the best beer in Michigan and/or even the best beer in the world?
You’ll have to try some to find out.
Here are some of the beers that our brewer Tina Scheutt and her team brew. We typically have six of our own on tap.
Pants Party American Pale Ale – Beautiful local hop aroma and flavor without too much bitterness 5.5% ABV, 43 IBU
Dueling Banjos Belgian IPA – Belgian yeast and heavy dose of local hops blend to form this beautiful melody 6% ABV, 50 IBU
Afternoon Delight Cream Ale – Classic American lawnmower beer. An ale’s equivalent of a light lager 4.2% ABV, 18 IBU
Her Name Was Amber Ale – American style amber ale. Beautiful red hue with nice hop and malt balance. All local hops used 4.8% ABV, 38 IBU
Okarito Brown Ale – A caramel and nutty yet very drinkable brown that will have you coming back for more 5.5% ABV, 26 IBU
Rye Don’t You Make Me? Belgian Rye IPA – Local Chinook and Nugget hop’s aroma combine beautifully with the spiciness of the rye 7% ABV, 60 IBU
Still the Dude IPA – Citrusy and piney local hops meet a nice malty backbone for this nectar for The Dude 7.3% ABV, 65 IBU
Schadenfreude Chocolate Milk Stout – If you only try one dark beer in your life, let it be this. It will change your perception of dark beers thanks to the lactose sugar giving it a sweeter finish 5%, 20 IBU
Vajaha Blonde – Vanilla, Java, Hazelnut Blonde Ale. Enough Said 5.8% ABV, 22 IBU
Whip-Pour-Will Wit – Light and refreshing belgian wheat with a nice dose of citrus peel and coriander 5% ABV, 13 IBU
Large Marge Belgian Special – This big beauty was a happy accident- if you like Belgian Tripels you’ll love Marge 7.3% ABV, 15 IBU
Joe Black IPA – Looks dark but it’s deceiving in taste. Bright hop profile with chocolate backbone 6% ABV, 50 IBU
Son of a Bee-sting! Honey Blonde – A super easy drinking blonde ale brewed with a lovely dose of local honey 6% ABV, 30 IBU
Panda Watch Porter – Look beyond its intimidating appearance to discover its smooth, full-bodied drinkability. Dark in the glass, surprisingly light on the palate 6.2% ABV, 42 IBU
You can only get our beers right here at Rare Bird Brewpub. Stop in for a drink or take a growler to go.