August Brewery of The Month – Alpha Michigan Brewing Company

The Alpha Michigan Brewing Company was incorporated in 2017 and opened on Memorial Day weekend in 2018. They are dedicated to brewing with a purpose and support numerous community fundraiser and local businesses. The brewery is located in the former Porter School bus garage, which was later the Alpha-Mastodon Fire department garage/office, and finally, before being transformed into the brewery , the Alpha General Store. Their motif is historical in nature and they are proud to provide a family friendly environment.

Enjoy five select brews from Alpha Brewing Company all month long in August exclusively at 5 Bridges Pub!

Bears’ Cave IPA: A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale. The balance is hop forward with a clean supporting malt allowing the hop character to shine through! A prominent hop aroma featuring citrus and pine is characteristic of this ale. A remarkably clear deep orange color with a medium high hop bitterness prevails over the subtle malt backbone. 7.1% ABV

Naughty School Girl Ale: A clean, flavorable American “lawnmower” beer! Easily drinkable and refreshing with character typical of American lagers! Low malt tones with sweet, corn-like aroma. Hope aroma low with subtle floral and herbal notes! 5.1% ABV

Brule River Red: An amber, moderately hoppy craft brew with caramel, malty flavor! Light hop aroma from Cascade hops complements the caramel sweetness and hop flavor/bitterness can linger somewhat into the medium to full finish. BRR is made with a blend of malted barley and several caramel malts. 6.7% ABV

Porter School Porter: A substantial, malty dark beer with complex and flavorful dark character. Medium dark malt aroma with a slight burnt character! Sweetness derived by using locally sourced maple syrup priot to kegging! 6.7% ABV

Krystal Koelsch: Light in body with a soft mouthfeel and a straw yellow color. It has a spicy, Herbal Noble hop biterness that has a slight to medium assertiveness – less than a Pilsner but not by much. Somewhat fruity with a crisp dry-ish finish. Clean and clear with great drinkability! 5.0% ABV