Drinks

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.

Non-Alcoholic

CHOCOLATE MILK

ORANGE JUICE

APPLE CIDER

Local Apple Cider

ROOTBEER FLOAT

Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Detroit City Soda Rootbeer, Vanilla Cream Soda, or Orange Cream Soda

COFFEE

Fresh Brewed Madcap Coffee

HOT TEA

Bigelow: Earl Grey, Citrus Chamomile, Dragon Well Green Tea, English Breakfast, Tropical Green Tea, Constant Comment

Detroit City Sodas

Cola, Diet Cola, Ginger Ale, Lemon Lime, Root Beer, Orange Cream, Vanilla Cream, Rock N’ Rye, Lemonade, Iced Tea

BEER

BA PITTER PATTER

Originally released for last year’s Winter Beer Festival in collaboration with City Built Brewing Co, we threw a small amount of this pre-prohibition porter into Long Road bourbon barrels and aged it for over a year. Light bodied with notes of vanilla, caramel, and chocolate. Snifter

EINBECK EXPORT

Originally brewed in Einbeck, Germany, the Dunkel style was highly sought after in particular by the jealous Duke Maximilian of Bavaria. Frustrated that he couldn’t get the same quality beer in Bavaria, the Duke brought Einbeck’s main brewer, Elias Pilcher to court, had him arrested, and forced him to share his recipe. Our version of the historic Dunkel is a smooth, malty lager with slight hop notes. Stein

SOUTHERN CROSS

Next in our S.M.A.S.H (Single Malt And Single Hop) series, we’re highlighting another hop from our Cloud Piercer New Zealand Pilsner. Used as a bittering hop in most beer recipes, Southern Cross has tropical and stone fruit notes balanced with high, lingering bitterness. Becher

WAGNER’S BEST

Credited with bringing lager yeast to America from Bavaria, home brewer John Wagner is also known for doling out his ground breaking yeast to what would become some of the biggest domestic breweries still around today. One brewer in particular that benefitted was Phillip Best whose brewery eventually won a famous blue ribbon.  Crisp and pale with slightly sweet malt character. Herbal notes with a dry finish. Becher

POPPY RODES

One of the few surviving styles after the destruction caused by World War 1 in Belgium, Poppy Rodes is a nod to the poppies that bloomed in the battlefields of Flanders and the brewery that both created the style and helped it survive, Rodenbach. Historically a mixture of barrel aged and young beers, Poppy Rodes was aged in 2 Lads red wine barrels for 18 months and inoculated with 12 strains of wild yeast. Mildly sour with low hop presence and notes of cherry and oak, with a hint of vanilla.

Tulip

CARBON COPY

A precursor and a near carbon copy to Pale Ales, Best Bitters found their start when brewers switched from wood and peat to carbon fuel for kilning malts. Long known as the National Drink of England, Best Bitters came after the decline in Mild Ales’ popularity as a more drinkable alternative and better balance in hops, yeast, and malt profiles. Crisp, malty body, clean bitterness with herbal notes and a dry finish. English Pub

DR. REID

Second in our limited series of beers paying homage to our favorite television doctor, this time as a German Blonde. Dr. Reid is crisp, light in body, slight hoppy, with slight banana esters. One sip and you’ll be saying “Frick!” it’s so good. Becher

FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS

Brewed during Lent as a celebration beer for the feast of St. Francis, the Doppelbock style was originally created by Italian monks who moved to a village just outside of Munich, Germany. Feast of St. Francis showcases dried stone fruit notes with strong caramel and roasted malt flavor due to Maillard reaction created by the decoction brewing method. Finishes dry and smokey with a low hop presence to balance this Bavarian lager.

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. Tulip On draft and in cans!

CLOUD PIERCER

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. Becher On draft and in cans!

FRITZ’S FOLLY

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. Becher On draft and in cans!

STRICT OBSERVANCE

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. Goblet On draft and in cans!

OLDE TOWNE

Translating to ‘old beer’ and brewed as a rebellious act against lagers, German Alt Ambers, more commonly known in Germany as Altbiers, 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.

SHORESY SCHWARZY

Give yer hops a tug. Paying homage to a Canadian hockey great, this Schwarzbier does the town of Letterkenny proud with a hat trick of dark roasted maltiness, low IBUs, and easy drinkability. Let’s get you a puppers. Becher

BOWLER BROWN

Hats off to this London Brown named after the iconic bowler hats of England. Bowler Brown is made with chocolate rye and caramel malts creating a slightly smokey and roasted malt-forward beer with lingering caramel notes. Sip a glass of this ale straight out of English history. English Pub

KRÄNZ KÖLSCH

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. Stange On draft and in cans!

HARWOOD

Though the history of the style known today as porter is hotly debated, we’ve brewed this historic London beer as tribute to Ralph Harwood, the ale’s alleged creator. Low in IBUs with a slight smokiness, this porter’s drinkability has full flavor with a low ABV. English Pub On draft and in cans!

Cider & WINE

RED WINE

Full Flavored Red Wine Blend with Smooth, Medium Body Stemless Wine

WHITE WINE

Semi Sweet Riesling with Tropical Aromas and Pink Grapefruit alongside Green Apple Stemless Wine

BA WILD INTERVENTION

More sour than its counterpart Wild Intervention, BA Wild was aged in 2 Lads red wine barrels for 18 months. Notes of floral and rose hip with a dry, crisp finish. Snifter

WILD INTERVENTION

Made with spontaneous yeast captured right outside the brewery, this cider is a bit funky, mildly dry, and wildly (yet enjoyably) sour, made with local cider. Snifter

SPARKLING

MIMOSA

Orange Juice + Sparkling Wine Stemless Wine

ELDERFLOWER ROSE

Crafted with rose hips and dried elderflower, this mead is crisp and semi-sweet with a dry finish

SPARKLING WINE

Dry Sparkling White with Notes of Refreshing Pineapple and Citrus Stemless Wine

KVASIR’S KREED

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. Snifter

CANS TO-GO

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!

10% off all cases of 12 oz cans –
Mix n’ match & straight up!

Crowler16 oz Crowler filled with anything on tap!

Harwood PorterHarwood Porter
English Porter

Strict ObservanceStrict Observance
Belgian Dubbel

Cloud PiercerCloud Piercer
New Zealand Pilsner

Fritz's FollyFritz’s Folly
West Coast IPA

Kranz KölschKranz Kölsch
Kölsch-Style Ale

The Duke Says NeinThe Duke Says Nein
German Kottbusser

Therese's Green

Therese’s Green
Festbier

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.