North Pier Brewing Company
670 North Shore Drive, Benton Harbor, 49022 (directions)
North Pier Brewing Company is proud to make craft beer in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Our taproom and outdoor beer garden is located less than one mile from Lake Michigan and on tap, we have a rotating list of 12 hand-crafted beers with a focus on Belgian-inspired and yeast-forward ales.
North Pier Brewing Company was created out of a passion for craft beer and a love for the local community. Jay and his wife Jordan, grew up in the area, and are thrilled to not only raise three kids here, but also create a business that they are so excited about.
From a taproom perspective, we want to create a third place – that unique, go-to location that is neither your home nor workplace – where friends can gather after a long day and socialize with a good beer in hand. Whether you want to spend your free time chatting with our bartenders or crushing your best friend in shuffleboard, you’ll be able to relax in a comfortable environment.
From a beer perspective, we want to create high-quality, interesting beers with a particular focus on Belgian-inspired ales. Why Belgian beer? We love the vast range and individuality of the beers, and we are excited to add our own flare. Each style can be polar opposites of one another, and often beers within the same style may be wildly different. Historically, Belgian brewers have never been ones to brew within specific guidelines, and beers often changed with the seasonality of ingredients. Style guidelines were, more or less, implemented as a way for drinkers in the export markets to understand exactly what they were drinking. Do not be surprised if a golden light bodied, easy drinking beer ends up having an alcohol content well above 8%. It is about quality, not quantity here.