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Douglas, MI

Est. 2005

In late 2004, a three-phase microbrewery development plan was contemplated by founder and original brewmaster Barry Johnson. And alas, Saugatuck Brewing Company (SBC) was conceived. Beginning on June 23, 2005 a small, intimate, start up brewery utilizing only a small 3.5 barrel “Brew-On Premise” system was created in a leased industrial unit on Enterprise Drive, just across the road from the current location.

The second phase of SBC began in June of 2008 when the entire operation was moved and installed into the 25,000 square foot facility which was fully remodeled to feature the Irish style “Lucky Stone Pub” and a simple kitchen equipped for serving up pub sandwiches. In the spring of 2009 the kitchen and menu were expanded, adding delicious entrees, soups, appetizers and desserts. The Lucky Stone Pub is also proud to feature Michigan’s only licensed “Brew On Premise” system where individuals can come in and brew their favorite style of beer and then take it home in 22 ounce bottles after fermentation and carbonation is complete.

Production brewing began in 2008-9 with the purchase and installation of a ten barrel beer production system in the back of the building, referred to as the “Brew House”. This expansion allowed SBC to increase production for the pub and to begin planning regional distribution of our popular styles. Starting with a meager 70 barrels of fermentation space and a single head 22 oz. bottle filler (with labels lovingly applied by hand), first year production totaled approximately 250 barrels. In 2010, SBC progressed to the “Meheen” 6-head bottle filler and in-line labeler, enabling SBC to offer 4 mainstay styles in 6-packs as well as on tap. Distribution soon expanded to include the full lower peninsula of Michigan, adding greater Chicago in 2012 as annual production reached 2,000 barrels.

Multiple expansions later, SBC now utilizes a state of the art 45 barrel brew system which is paired with 960 barrels of fermentation space. With a newly installed rotary bottle filling/labeling conveyer system and a fleet of over 6,000 kegs; SBC now employs 12 full time brewer/cellarmen and distributes throughout Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, northern Indiana and Minnesota plus several foreign markets. The company projects production of approximately 13,000 barrels for 2015.

The growth will continue… and although SBC plans on continuing to expand into additional states and countries, we will always remember that Michigan is our home and we are proud of our roots and all of the people who have supported us along the way.

Available In

Adams, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lackawanna,
Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill,
Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming, York counties
Beer NameBeer StyleABV%Available SizesRelease Dates
Backyard IPAAmerican IPA4.512oz. NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBL
Singapore IPAAmerican IPA712oz. NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBL
Blueberry Lemonade ShandyRadler5.112oz. Cans, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBL
Paled It!American Pale Ale5.512oz. Cans, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBL
Bonfire BrownAmerican Brown Ale 5.512oz. NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLDraft in CO2 & NITRO
Oval Beach BlondeBlonde Ale512oz. NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBL
Blueberry Maple StoutMilk Stout612oz. NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBL
Neapolitan Milk StoutDry Stout612oz. NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLDraft in CO2 & NITRO
Happy Pack Variety----2/12pk 12oz. NR
Maggie's Irish AleIrish-Style Ale5.412oz. NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLFebruary
Uncommonly TweakedAmber Ale5.512oz. NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLFebruary - April
Daze on SaisonDry Hopped Farmhouse Ale5.512oz. NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLMay - August
Oak WizardOak Aged Imperial Brown Ale712oz. NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLSeptember - December
Stout Pack Variety----2/12pk 12oz. NRSeptember - December
Imperial Blueberry Maple StoutBA Imperial Stout9.512oz. NR, 1/6BBLFebruary
DramanatrixxxBA Russian Imperial Stout9.512oz. NR, 1/6BBLMay
Imperial Pumpkin ChaiBA Imperial Pumpkin AleTBA12oz. NR, 1/6BBLSeptember
Imperial Neapolitan Milk StoutBA Imperial Milk StoutTBA12oz. NR, 1/6BBLOctober