What's on tap...
Because we use local fruit and spices, our meads and ciders change regularly with the seasons (or faster than that if we're feeling creative). Fermenting small batches for the taproom also means that we can try some cool things with small farmers - maybe a small batch of wild foraged pears, or hoop house ginger grown here in Ann Arbor. All of our meads and ciders are naturally gluten free. Keep an eye on our list below to see what we're serving up for you at the moment...
Last updated: March 18, 2019
Season Four Winter Gin w/A2DC
Notes: Made with Ann Arbor Distilling's spent Winter Gin botanicals. Tasting notes: vanilla, spruce, adventurous
Notes: A blend of wildflower honey, lightly back sweetened with tart Michigan Heritage raspberries
Notes: Dry hopped with Michigan-grown Cascade and Crystal hops. Tasting notes: tangerine, pine, bright
Notes: Mildly back-sweetened to emphasize the honey taste and aroma, this mead falls in the semi-dry category. Tasting notes: citrus, mineral, playful
Notes: Made with wildflower honey and a Michigan apple cider blend - highlights the apples' tannins and acidity. Tasting notes: golden, crisp, sociable
Dry Cider #2
Notes: MI cider blend contributes tannins and an acidic backbone. Featuring Arkansas Black and Winesap varieties
Pear Ginger Cider
Notes: Michigan apples and pears fermented together with fresh ginger root. Has a little zip to it!
Notes: Red apple flavor that balances the mild acidity. Light tannin notes
ROTATING SMALL BATCH
Hot Mulled Mead
Notes: We made up a batch of higher alcohol mead just for mulling! Steeped with oranges, black peppercorns and other spices. On until the weather breaks!
Green - by M. Lawrence
Notes: Tropical aromas, light bodied, crisp finish
Notes: House made soda with apple cider vinegar, honey and rotating fruit
Notes: Regular and decaf drip coffee from rotating independent Ann Arbor-area roasters
Notes: A selection of black, green and herbal teas from local Arbor Teas
Notes: This festive limited release features Hasselman’s wildflower honey and Michigan-grown cranberries and ginger. Bright, tart berry flavor
Notes: A blend of pressed foraged apples, lightly back sweetened with tart Michigan Heritage raspberries
Barrel Aged Cyser
Notes: A variant of the Cyser, this batch spent 3 months in A2DC’s fall gin barrels. Tasting notes: Light apple acidity, vanilla and a smidgen of lime.
Notes: Fruit forward aroma with a green apple flavor. Heavy on the tart, light on the tannins. Smooth finish
Perry Saison Mead
Notes: Bosc pear forward with a little Saison funk. Fermented at a warm temperature. Semi-dry.
Sour Paw Paw Mead
Notes: Brett and Lacto style sour made with hand-picked local paw paws. Spontaneously soured.
Notes: Rhubarb gives a dry, mineral-forward tartness. A little earthiness while still thirst-quenching
Lemon Thyme Mead
Notes: Rotating small batch. Variant on our Standard made with Michigan lemon thyme. Bright, citrus, balanced sweetness
Dry Cider #1
Notes: MI cider blend that contributes tannins and an acidic backbone. A little funk from warmer fermentation temps and mild nutrient levels.
Notes: Hopped mead on fresh picked Cascade hops. Tasting notes: cucumber, pine
Season One Spring Gin w/A2DC
Notes: Made with Ann Arbor Distilling's spent Spring Gin botanicals. Tasting notes: woodsy, herbal, dapper
Season Two Summer Gin w/A2DC
Notes: Made with Ann Arbor Distilling's spent Summer Gin botanicals. Tasting notes: tropical fruit, grassy, breezy
Season Three Fall Gin w/A2DC
Notes: Made with Ann Arbor Distilling's spent Fall Gin botanicals. Tasting notes: spiced, autumnal, refined