Named after the monk who modernized the trippel into what we know it as today, Brother Sas is a double decoction Belgian ale. Brewed with Triticale – a hybrid of wheat and rye – saaz hops, and Abbey Ale yeast. Spice and fruit aromas with medium, smooth body and slightly sweet malt profile.
Our approach is simple: recreating historic and forgotten styles of beer from around the world tapping into ancient brewing processes, ingredients, and recipes. We want to stay true to the styles of brews our ancestors would have consumed, whether that be beer, cider, or mead, in an effort to preserve what history created.
Kellerbier, meaning ‘cellar beer’, originated in Franconia, Bavaria in the beginnings of lagering. Our Francon-Foeder (pronounced Franken-Foo-Der) is foeder-aged creating a fresh oak flavor with notes of straw and a hint of hop bitterness. Brewed in collaboration with local home brewer Andrew Brouwers for this year’s Beer City Guild Pro-Am competition.
Deemed a ‘scatterbrain’ for applying the scientific brewing techniques he learned during his many travels, Anton Dreher used his progressive skills to expand his family’s brewery leading to the invention of the Vienna Lager. Brewed in collaboration with our friends at 3 Gatos for our shared 1 year Anniversary. Clean malt bill, crisp.
GRAND ISLE CREW
Translating to “Great Growth”, Grand Cru is a Belgian-style ale brewed with Golding hops and traditional English base malts. Medium body with Belgian yeast ester profile and a slight lingering sweetness. Signifying our growth from Grand Isle Golf Club into Archival Brewing, Grand Isle Crew was also brewed for the 25th anniversary of Michigan Brewer’s Guild!
Brewed as a shoutout to our favorite quirky doctor, this relatively modern style ale is brewed with orange peel, coriander, and grains of paradise. Munich and pale malts create a clean malt profile, with strong Belgian esters, low bitterness, and bright citrus notes.
THE DUKE SAYS NEIN
The Duke of Bavaria was ultimately the reason for the Reinheitsgebot, otherwise known as the German Purity Law, effectively putting out of production brews such as the Kottbusser. Brewed with the traditional wheat, oats, honey, and molasses, The Duke Says Nein is a gold medal award-winning clean ale with Kölsch yeast. Light and refreshing.
Created by an Einbeck brewer recruited by a royal Munich brewery back around 1592, the Helles Bock, or Maibock, was crafted in an effort to emulate bock beers from Einbeck, Germany. Quite different than the traditional bock beers, however, Helles Bocks use lager yeast and were historically brewed in the winter, left to ferment til springtime. Royal Envy features a clean maltiness with low hoppiness and slight, smooth bitterness.
Inspired by the Māori name for New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki Mt. Cook, this lager is brewed with New Zealand hops emitting tropical flavors and aromas. Crisp, clean, mild hop bitterness. Available on draft and in cans to-go!
Named after West Coast IPA’s creator Fritz Maytag, Fritz’s Folly is brewed and dry hopped with traditional Cascade hops for bittering and aroma with a medium-bodied malt profile. Available on draft and in cans to-go!
Originally brewed by Trappist monks of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance in the Belgian Westmalle Abbey, this malty brew has a rich color and medium body with a roasted malt profile.
Translating to ‘old beer’ and brewed as a rebellious act against lagers, Altbier originated in Dusseldorf, Germany around 1838. Olde Towne reflects the brewing techniques of yesteryear as a top-ferment creating a malty sweetness with a light hop aroma and medium bitterness.
Named after the royal horse race in celebration of the wedding between the crown prince of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Germany, Therese’s Green is our version of the popular festbier served at Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany! Malty, mildly carbonated, with notes of caramel. Prost! Available on draft and in cans to-go!
Finnish farmhouse ale made with fresh juniper berries. Zero hop additions alongside a clean grain bill of rye and barley malts, using triple decoction brewing method. Light, easy drinking.
Kränz (meaning wreath) references the picturesque tray of Kölsch-filled stange glasses served at brewhouses in Cologne, Germany. This light ale, nicely balanced with malts and hops, is a favorite here at Archival. Served in a traditional stange glass. Available on draft and in cans to-go!
Made popular in San Francisco, California Commons are crafted with lager yeast and fermented at ale temperatures. A medium bodied beer with mild bitterness.
Born out of the growing Brazilian craft beer industry and the collab between craft and home brewers, this style is kettle soured with lacto and fermented with pink guava. Lightly hopped and slightly tart with a clean malt bill.
Tart cider with dried pineapple and kiwi added during primary fermentation using local Riveridge Cider. Balanced fruit flavors and clean finish.
Nordic god of mead, Kvasir was well-known for his wisdom and teachings. His unfortunate death, according to myth, led to the introduction of poetry to all mankind. Kvasir’s Kreed features a base of our viking mead made with local, raw honey and aged in Croze Nest light toast oak barrels.
Norwegian Lemonade. Semi-sweet Nordic mead made with dried Meyer lemon, juniper berries, and local honey. Our version of a refreshing adult lemonade.
Looking to take Archival home with you? Order 16 oz Crowlers of anything on tap or 12 oz cans of select styles from your server or bartender!
Relax with a meal or a drink in any of our dining spaces including our newly built biergarten which offers pergola-covered seating, bar area, limited indoor seating space, fire pits, and yard games.