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Lansing Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries

February 23rd, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Lansing Wineries, Breweries & DistilleriesMichigan has a healthy crop of vintners, brewers, and distillers producing a wide selection of often locally sourced libations. If you’re a fan of wine, craft beer, or spirits, a visit to Lansing wineries, breweries and distilleries is sure to make your day.

The explosion of microbreweries and distillers in the US this last decade mirrors the expansion of vineyards and wineries from decades past – an expansion that continues apace today. America’s palate for such things seems to expand yearly and why not? A revolution of locally produced and often locally sourced food and drink can only offer more in the way of regional flavor and color to our meals – a welcome alternative to mass produced fast-foods.

Lansing, Michigan has not missed out on this current trend and the Lansing “21 and Up Trail,” as it is called, can lead you on a tasting tour of Lansing wineries, breweries and distilleries. You’ll enjoy Michigan-made wines, beers, and spirits made from locally-sourced grapes, hops, and grains. What are you waiting for? Let’s go!

Wineries
Burgdorf’s Winery
5635 Shoeman Road, Haslett, MI
Burgdorf’s Winery has crafted unique, award-winning wines for over 30 years of experience. Their tasting room and gift shop are open year round.

Country Mill Farms
4648 Otto Road, Charlotte
Country Mill Farms produces a selection of delicious apple wines and much more. Stop by for a taste as well as to pick fruit, take an orchard tour, and visit their farm shop.

Uncle John’s Cider Mill
8614 N. US Hwy. 127, St Johns
Open May through November, Uncle John’s produces a great selection of fruit, grape, sparkling and dessert wines as well as baked goods, seasonal fruits and vegetables and more.

Breweries
BAD Brewing Company
440 S. Jefferson Street, Mason
BAD Brewing Company offers 5 handcrafted house beers on tap year round along with at least 3 seasonal/special brews on a rotating basis. They do do not serve food but you allowed to bring your own!

EagleMonk Pub and Brewery
4906 W. Mount Hope Highway, Lansing
EagleMonk serves 6 beers made in a 7 barrel system. They also serve wine, soda, and pizzaand offer such distractions as foosball and shuffleboard in their game room.

Harper’s Restaurant and Brew Pub
131 Albert Avenue, East Lansing
Harper’s fresh craft beers and made-from-scratch foods, including stone-fired pizzas, and their massive video wall of flat screen TVs make it a popular sports watching destination.

Midtown Brewing Company
402 S. Washington Square, Lansing
Midtown Brewing Company’s 14 taps feature 5 of their own beers along with 9 other, local Michigan beers. They also serve local wines and mixed drinks made with local micro-distilled spirits – not to mention the opportunity to pair these libations with foods from local farms.

Distilleries
Red Cedar Spirits
2000 Merritt Road, East Lansing
Red Cedar Spirits tasting room which features craft spirits, cocktails, varietal ciders and award winning wines. Host of the Michigan State University Artisan Distilling Program, they also feature locally produced cheeses from the MSU Dairy Plant.

Sanctuary Spirits
902 E. Saginaw Hwy., Ste. 3, Grand Ledge
Sanctuary Spirits is an artisan distillery focusing on small batch whiskeys and other fine spirits. Their tasting room offers daily drink specials and more.

American Fifth Spirits
112 N. Larch Street, Lansing
American Fifth Spirits, opening in 2015, will be the first distillery within the Lansing city limits … ever. Their focus is small-batch spirits produced from locally-sourced ingredients.

Lansing Lodging
The English Inn Restaurant & Pub in Eaton Rapids is but a half hour’s drive from Lansing, Michigan and our pub serves many locally produced, hand crafted spirits, wines, and beers along with the major brands. The English Inn, Restaurant and Pub is located on the grounds of the historic Medovue, a 1927 country estate. We offer the comfort of modern amenities in a Tudor Revival environment.

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