Rare Bird is different from many other brewpubs because in addition to a half dozen of our own Rare Bird brews, we have a wide selection of great beers on our 35 taps from around Michigan, the nation and the world along with a nice selection of bottles.

Currently on Tap

Wine & Cider

We have an ever-changing offering of red wine, white wine and cider – please check with your server.


Grey Goose / Titos / Bombay Sapphire / Hendricks / Bacardi / Meyer’s Dark / Captain Morgan’s / Johnny Walker Black Label / Buffalo Trace / Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey / Jameson / Jack Daniels / Bulleit Rye / Michters / Maker’s Mark / Espolon

Beers We Brew

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.