Craft Beer

Taproom-hop your way through Jackson’s bountiful breweries.

The secret is out — Michigan is in the midst of a craft beer renaissance. Locally owned breweries are popping up on every street corner. Some keep to tradition and some conjure up beers you could have only dreamt of. Not that anyone’s complaining about that. A tasty batch of breweries call Jackson home; each one with an individual personality as unique as their beer menus.

Craft Brew Fever

Your microbrewery journey begins in Grand River Brewery’s spacious taproom for a sampling of craft beers (wine and select spirits, if you dare) in the heart of downtown Jackson. Weather permitting, fresh air from an oversized patio makes everything taste even sweeter. Make your way to Ironbark for a brew, hard cider or some food and then hop on down to Poison Frog Brewery’s little yellow house for a taste of something special. After that, have a pint within 127 Brewing’s old world-inspired interior; for a final send off...

Just Down the Road

Lone Oak Vineyard and Brewery is serving up ales brewed with hops grown in their very own Grass Lake vineyard. Travel south through rolling country hills to Shady’s Tap Room and sample assorted Michigan beers on Brooklyn’s quaint Main Street. While you’re down there, you might as well pop in and get your daily serving of fruit at Meckley’s Cidery, where they’ve been perfecting hard ciders for over 50 years or Cheery Creek, where you can taste award winning hard ciders. You know what they say, a cider a day keeps the doctor away.

Art, Beer & Wine Festival

Over 40 local beverage vendors attend this can’t-miss shindig at Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson. Thousands of people (and counting) turn up at the Art, Beer & Wine Festival every year for an irresistible blend of craft beer, wine, art, and summer fun.

Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival

For a craft beer connoisseur, the wider the selection is, the better. How does 150-plus beers sound? A trip to the Jackson County Fairgrounds and the Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival will reward you with a mouth-watering selection of craft, specialty and import brews.

A Tasty Adventure Planned Just for You

The best way to experience Jackson, Michigan’s wineries and breweries is right from the source! Make your way through all 10 of our wineries and breweries with our self-guided tour. Get started now by submitting the form, then we’ll send you the information to start your tasty adventure!

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