bottoms up!

This stout originally gets its chocolatey flavor from the chocolate malt, but to top it off, we infuse it with raspberries and coffee for the perfect finish.

we have met the enemy

raspberry mocha stout


now available

This unfiltered wheat is by far our most popular! Slightly sweet from the mild hop, Summer Brew is the perfect beer to cool off and refresh on a hot summer day.

YUM! Great feedback on this addition to our House Brews. This unfiltered wheat is our Summer Brew with a watermelon twist. You'll just have to try one to appreciate this great fruit beer.

Summer Brew

for the winter

see you in the spring!



south bass milk stout

west shore ipa

Welcome to the brewery & Distillery


     Opened in 1996, we are proudly the island's first brewery. We are also proudly housed in a building that boasts over a hundred years of history. The property originally belonged to one of the island's wealthiest and most influential citizens, Valentine Doller, who served as the community's third mayor (1880-1889). 

     On this site around 1898, "Bennie" Rosenfeld constructed a small wooden building for his dry goods store.

It was destroyed by a fire a few years later. Afterwards, the property was purchased by the Rittman Family and a new building was constructed. Over the next several decades, it would

be expanded and serve a variety of functions.

     The first portion housed Mr. Rittman's store where islanders could buy fresh meat and groceries. He also opened a garage to directly compete with the gas station located next door. Eventually, the building was purchased by Put-in-Bay Township for use as the island's fire station. 

     Through a 1995 auction, the property was acquired by Carl and Chris Krueger. Carl and long time friend Scott Jackson worked around the clock in the Spring of 1996 on the Brewery installation. Since their May 1996 opening, the brewery has been expanded with a back enclosure, and in 2012, the open air patio was completed. In 2013, the Brewery added a beautiful new still to our impressive collection of copper. We are proud to add: "island's first distillery" to our history.

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What's on Tap

Island Links

A West Coast style India Pale Ale brewed with a blend of citrusy west coast hops. Huge two-step dry hop produces a massive floral, citrusy, and fruity aroma.

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Watermelon wheat

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This Hazy IPA was brewed in collaboration with our friends at Platform Beer Co. out of Cleveland. We Have Met the Enemy features the all-star hop, Citra Cryo. Oats, wheat, and Norwegian yeast combine to create this juicy, citrusy, and smooth brew

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Pass out bourbon stout

Our Milk Stout aged with Kentucky Bourbon gives this popular brew a terrific bold finish. But be careful, there's a reason it's known as the Pass Out Stout!

Take a 32 ounce Crowler home with you!

Canned straight from the taps for fresh beer to go!

Chocolate malt, roasted barley, and milk sugar give this Milk Stout its' fantastically full finish. Dark and delicious. 

"we're all here 'cause we're not all there"