Legends of the north woods all start with a simple story at a single point in time.
Our yarn began when the entrepreneurial Carlson, Lobdell and Czaplicka families signed the deed to a deserted candy factory in downtown Traverse City, MI. Within its cavernous brick walls the North Peak Brewing Company was established in 1997, where brews and food of uncommon quality were the focus.
As the days passed into years, their passion for brewing grew and led them down paths traveled by other like-minded individuals. The result of this rendezvous of North Peak Brewing Company’s Jon Carlson and Greg Lobdell, and Ron Jeffries of Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales was the spawning of Northern United Brewing Company in 2008. Headquartered in their secret forest hideaway on Old Mission Peninsula, these brewing elders recruited the final full-time member of their clandestine council in August 2009 — brew master Mike Hall (who had consulted on numerous other endeavors including DogFish Head and Magic Hat Brewing).
Their mission was simple: take the well-respected name of North Peak and build upon it with craft beers of the finest, hand-made quality using ingredients borne of the northern Michigan landscape.
This is why North Peak brews whenever possible with Michigan malted-grain, hops and water.
These clean, classic beers resonate with casual beer drinkers and die-hard aficionados alike.