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.


Detroit City Sodas

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


Local Apple Cider


Fresh Brewed Madcap Coffee




This clean pilsner originated in Bavaria Germany in the beginnings of beer lagering. Woody’s Buzz was aged in our fresh neutral oak foeders for 3 months creating a mild oak flavor with notes of straw and a hint of hop bitterness. Becher


Named after its style – Graf – this hard cider and beer hybrid is balanced and malty with a hint of apple crispness. Light body with a lingering aftertaste. Made in collaboration with Riveridge Cider Co. and MAIA. Tulip


This homage to a comedy great on what would’ve been his 59th birthday certainly doesn’t live in a van down by the river. A full body, rich, malt-forward Barleywine with a slightly sweet caramel, lingering finish. Balanced hoppiness, slight fruity esters of dried stone fruits. Perfect with a sloppy joe served by your favorite lunch lady! Big beer in a little glass… Snifter


The first in our series of single malt and single hop (S.M.A.S.H) IPA’s created by Jake and Dave, our all-star brewing staff! Brewed with all Chinook hops and 100% Pilsner malt, this smash IPA is clean with a balanced hop presence, perfect for IPA lovers. Becher


Brewed in collaboration with City Built Brewing Company, this porter features pre-prohibition kilned malt from Sugar Creek Malt Co. Malt forward with a lingering bready flavor. Be sure to try City Built’s version the next time you visit. What’re you waiting for? Pitter Patter, let’s get at ‘er! Becher


Diverging from its English Porter cousin, the Irish Stout came about after an Irishmen in 1817 invented a malt roaster that could produce darker roasts without any smoky bitterness. Packing a punch, Murphy Mac pays homage to Irish engineering and is named after the hotheaded McManus twin of Boondock fame. Showcasing dark, roasted malts, this medium-bodied ale has a lingering finish of dark malts and English yeast esters.


In its more modern form, the Irish Red originated in Kilkenny around 1710 with malt having more importance than hops. As tribute to the more gingerly, rational McManus twin, Connor Mac is a subtler brew with caramel and biscuit notes, a light, malty body, smooth mouthfeel, and clean, crisp finish. English Pub


As the story goes, the recipe for Scottish Heather Ale was held by the Pict people. When they were all but wiped out, save for a father and son, the father vowed to take the recipe to the grave almost effectively erasing the style from history. However, remnants of an ancient vessel containing the ale were found and analyzed allowing the style to live on. Take It To The Grave is best slightly warm, giving notes of heather flower, caramel, and full malt character.


Originally brewed at Guinness’ St. James’s Gate brewery in Dublin, the Foreign Extra Stout was made for Irish expats working in the Caribbean, made with extra hops and a higher alcohol content to help preserve the beer on its long journey overseas. James’s Gate is a medium bodied stout with pronounced roasted malt notes and a lingering flavor.


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


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 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. Becher

Available on draft and in cans to-go!


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


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 (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 Available on draft and in cans to-go!


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 Available on draft and in cans to-go! PLUS find us at Kingma’s Market in cans + Harwood-cooked kielbasa!


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



Made with EverCrisp apples – a hybrid of Fuji and Honeycrisp – from Riveridge Cider Co, this cider made specially for MAIA is sweet, crisp, and apple forward. Snifter


English farm worker’s wages from the 13th to the 19th century often included up to 4 pints a day of hard cider. Refreshing after a hard day’s work, Worker’s Wages is a semi-dry scrumpy style hard cider. Snifter



Made with tropical loving care, this mead will transport you to warmer times with a lovely balance of Thai basil, lemongrass, and coconut. Brewed with a base of Great Lakes Bee Co honey. Refreshing tropical flavors with a semi-dry finish. Snifter


Known as the Norse influence for Santa, Odin would fly through the air during the Yule season with a procession of ghosts. As an ode to Odin, we’ve made this traditional yuletide mead packed with dried lemon, apricot, cranberries, black figs, clove, ginger, and a handful of cinnamon sticks. Fermented with local honey and Belgian yeast. Snifter


Orange Juice + Sparkling Wine


Semi-Dry Sparkling White Wine


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.


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!

Strict ObservanceStrict Observance Belgian Dubbel 5.5% ABV 33 IBU

Fritz's FollyFritz’s Folly West Coast IPA 5.7% ABV 49 IBU

Harwood PorterHarwood English Porter 4.7% ABV 23 IBU

Cloud Piercer - New Zealand PilsnerCloud Piercer New Zealand Pilsner 5.5% ABV 25 IBU

Kranz Kolsch - KolschKranz Kölsch Kölsch Style Ale 4.5% ABV 52 IBU

Crowler16 oz Crowler filled with anything on tap!

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.