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.

Drink menu

Kettleena Sour – Catharina Sour
4.7% ABV  9 IBU

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 guava. Lightly hopped and slightly tart with a clean malt bill.

Califermentation – California Common
5.2% ABV 35 IBU

Made popular in San Francisco, California Commons are crafted with lager yeast and fermented at ale temperatures. A medium bodied beer with mild bitterness.

Jack’s Pal Al – English Pale Ale
4.6% ABV  82 IBU

An ode to Archival’s true MVP and a real ‘Jack of All Trades’, this pale ale has a mild hop bitterness crafted with Newport and Golding hops. Low maltiness with a traditional mix of pale English base malts.

Harwood – English Porter
3.8% ABV 23 IBU

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.

Kränz Kölsch – Kölsch Style
4.5% ABV 52 IBU

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.

Bowler Brown – London Brown
3.1% ABV 15 IBU

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.

Shoresy Schwarzy – Schwarzbier
5.8% ABV 24 IBU

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

Ægir’s Wreath – Sahti
6.8% ABV 0 IBU

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.

Therese’s Green – Festbier
4.8% ABV 19 IBU

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!

Wayne Grodziskie – Grodziskie
6.04% ABV 45 IBU

Known as “Polish Champagne”, Grodziskie ales are a largely forgotten, smoked style originating in Grodzisk, Poland. Wayne Grodziskie is made with all smoked wheat along with Saaz hops for aroma. This brew was made for Beer City Brewers Guild’s Pro-Am competition in collaboration with local homebrewer, Steve Morren.

Rule of Benedict – Belgian Abbey
4.7% ABV 27 IBU

The Rule of Benedict is often known as the reason why monks brew and sell beer. Brewing became a way for monks to pursue manual labor and support the monastery and community needs all at once. A tad darker than a traditional Abbey ale, this brew is mildly hopped with a crisp, dry finish and just a hint of dried fruit.

Olde Towne – altbier
4.3% ABV 35 IBU

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.

Maclay’s Mild – Dark Mild
5.8% ABV 23 IBU

A Scottish table beer, this ale has an evolving past. First categorized as a pale, this roasted, malty beer is anything but. With a low 23 IBUʼs and a slew of different malts, this ale will transition your tastebuds into cozy, cool weather.

Have You Met Brett? –  Experimental IPA
6.6% ABV 99 IBU

An experimental English IPA with British Ale yeast and brettanomyces. Much like the original from centuries ago, this brew has a more sour character than our original English IPA with a mellow bitterness and tropical fruit notes.

Ciders

Wild Intervention – Spontaneously Fermented Cider
6.4% ABV

Left just across the brewhouse to soak up any wild yeast nature offered, this cider is a bit funky, mildly dry, and wildly (yet enjoyably) sour, made with local cider.

Millstone Ridge – English Cider
5.4% ABV

Named after the ancient method of pressing cider, this simple ferment is medium dry with a mild tartness.

Meads

Simple Seduction – Strawberry Mead
3.5% ABV

An ethereal ferment paired beautifully with Michigan summer nights, this mead is loaded with roasted strawberries, local raw honey, and finished with brut champagne yeast. One sip and you’ll be hooked.

Lavender Peach – Mead
6.0% ABV

Floral yet fruity, this mead is an ideal end-of-summer refresher. Coming in at a solid 6%, we caramelized fresh peaches in local Hasselman’s honey, with multiple additions of dried lavender, perfect for the inevitable change of seasons.

13th Month – Elderflower mead
3.7% ABV

Represented in Celtic lore, the elderflower tree signifies the 13th month during Winter Solstice and is said to have magical properties. Made with dried elderflower and raw honey, 13th Month is magically delicious.

Highland Honeys – Scottish Heather Mead
4% ABV

Our heather flower-infused mead is inspired by a touching tale of a Scottish lass and her dearly departed husband. With multiple heather flower additions and a base of raw local honey, this mead is mildly dry and highly sippable.

Heidrun’s Cauldron – Viking Style Mead
7.7% ABV

Norse mythology regales the tale of a goat (heidrun) that would feast on the foliage of the læraðr tree, producing mead for soldiers who died in battle and were brought to Valhalla. Heidrun’s Cauldron pays tribute to those valiant soldiers; a clean viking-style mead inoculated with lutra kviek yeast and fermented with local honey.

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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.