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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
Local Apple Cider
Fresh Brewed Locally Roasted Coffee
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.
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.
DEAD IN THE LAUTER
In celebration of Día de los Muertos, Dead in the Lauter is a Dark Mexican Lager with biscuity caramel notes, medium body, and a dry yet soft mouthfeel.
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.
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!
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 hop bitterness and a slew of different malts, this ale will transition your tastebuds into cozy, cool weather.
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! Enjoy a can in-house or 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.
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.
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.
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!
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. Available on draft and in cans to-go! PLUS find us at Kingma’s Market in cans + Harwood-cooked kielbasa!
JACK’S PAL AL
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.
Made popular in San Francisco, California Commons are crafted with lager yeast and fermented at ale temperatures. A medium bodied beer with mild bitterness.
So delicious it’s sinister, Cinn-i-Star features Cinnamon, Star Anise, and Brown Sugar with a hint of lemonade. Slightly sweet and crisp made from local apple cider.
WILD CHERRY OAK
Mildly tart cherry cider with slight wood characteristics. Crisp, dry, lingering oaken cherry finish. Fermented with a blend of our original cherry oak and wild yeasts.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Harwood English Porter 5.2% ABV 23 IBU
Cloud Piercer New Zealand Pilsner 5.7% ABV 25 IBU
Kranz Kölsch Kölsch Style Ale 5.4% ABV 52 IBU
Fritz’s Folly West Coast IPA 5.7% ABV 49 IBU
Therese’s Green Oktoberfest
16 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.