Northern United Brewing Company

2319 Bishop Cir E
Dexter, MI 48130


Our History:

From the sprawling Sleeping Bear sand dunes formed millennia ago to some of our beer that's aged for a year, it takes time for good things to happen. Our story is no different.  

It all began when the entrepreneurial Carlson and Czaplicka families signed the deed to the historic, century-old Old German Restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan.Within its dark, den-like interior, Grizzly Peak Brewing Company arose in 1995, where brews (created by brewersRon Jeffries and Mike Hall) and food of uncommon quality were the focus. A couple years later The Carlson, Czaplicka, and Lobdell families purchased a deserted candy factory in downtown Traverse City, Michigan. Within its cavernous brick walls,North Peak Brewing Company was established in 1997. 

At the same time, Ron and Laurie Jeffries created Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales.  Ron and Laurie had the vision to create the first and only brewery that is 100% dedicated to barrel aged, bottle fermented beer.  Their expertise in this area and success is unmatched. 

As the days passed into years, these three enterprises fueled their passion for brewing and led everyone down paths that would one day cross again.  The mutual respect and shared passion for beer led everyone together to create Northern United Brewing Company in 2008.  It is truly a collaboration between passionate, like-minded partners.

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