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What's On Tap?

Updated  2/3/2023  

All beers subject to change!


new growlers $35    refills $30     Member refills $11.50

gin joy Ale

The smooth and drinkable barrel-aged vanilla cream ale showcases hints of real Madagascar vanilla bean and juniper berry. Aged in gin barrels from Grand Traverse Disitllery.   Sorry, no growlers.    9.5%    12oz    $9.75

decade in blue

The liquid for this Fruited Sour beer is 100% blueberry juice. We added hops, malt, oats, and yeast, but no water. The result is a sweet-tart of a beer, extremely easy to drink, with a light bitterness from Amarillo hops.  8.5%    12oz    $7.50

sour owl

It's Northern Hawk Owl, but aged and soured in whiskey barrels.    Sorry, no growlers.   7%      12oz      $9.75

free play IPA 

Loaded with citra hop goodness!        7.2%      16oz      $7.50

pig porter  (gone for now--back next spring)

Our award-winning porter is back--smoky, smooth, and rich. Made with smoked pig heads and bones, it's something to savor.      7%    12oz     $9.75     NEW GROWLER PRICE $50

looping owl 

Northern Hawk Owl aged in Grand Traverse Distillery whiskey barrels.  Warming, vanilla, oak.  Sorry, no growlers.   7%   12oz   $9.75

who gose there cherry lime 

Gose made w/salt & lime. Tart and freshing.   4.5%  16oz   $7.25

social Probation hazy (currently gone--back soon)

Juicy New England style IPA. Made with Amarillo, Simcoe, Calypso, and local Chinook hops. 7.0%    16oz   $7.50


Brown ale w/ peanut butter, Thai chili, coconut & lime -- Pad Thai in a glass. A fan favorite!   7.9%   12oz   $7.50


new growlers $30   refills $22   Member refills $11.50    
Pints $7    stein (22oz)  $9

brain boozled

Big, fruity corn-based IPA with notes of tangerine and grapefruit.    8.9%

spiny norman 

Clean, sharp, vibrant. Simcoe hops produce a piney and citrus finish. A staff favorite.   6.2%   58 IBU  

concrete dinosaur  

Brown Rye IPA. Giant notes of rye accented by subtle citrus undertones. Silver Medal Winner for Best Rye Beer at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival.    7.2%  60 IBU

ring finger

Session IPA. Easy-drinking, crushable.   3.8%  40 IBU

spinal crusher  

Double IPA w/Calypso & Amarillo hops. Balanced.  7.5%  55 IBU

dead kettle 

Sharp. Clean. Grapefruit.  5.8%  70 IBU


new growlers $25   refills $18  Member refills $11.50 
PInts $6.50    stein (22oz)  $8.50

cherry bomb (currently gone--back soon)

Cherry cream ale made with local cherries (of course).   3.8%

blue magic (currently gone--back in the spring)

It's been a long time--some would say too long--but our beloved lavender cream ale is back! Made with local culinary grade lavender and lots of love.   3.8%

naughty girl stout 

We don't always use the words "sensual" and "full-bodied," but when we do, it's to describe Naughty Girl Stout. Made with chocolate malt and real peppermint for a cool, chocolaty experience.    5.8%

golden vixen

Crisp lager with a slight hoppyness. The golden amber color was created using a technique called color bursting, which adds color without changing the flavor.   5.5%

el cougre

A light, crisp Mexican lager with fresh lime and sea salt, named after some graffiti on the wall of our brewhouse. Rowr!    4.8%

but We didn't say fudge

Light-bodied stout infused with Kilwin's chocolate fudge.  Mmm, chocolaty!     5.5%      

chubby squirrel

Our Fall seasonal is back! Spiced amber ale brewed with real Madagascar vanilla beans, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and lemon peel. Spice aromas balance out notes of toffee, brown sugar, and vanilla.      5.5%

orange you curious

Back by popular demand and perfect for when Spring finally arrives, this ale brewed with wheat malt and fresh orange zest features a mildly fruity aroma with hints of citrus.      4.5%

fire starter 

A roasty, medium-bodied porter made with chipotle peppers. Features strong smoky notes & a mild spicy finish.    5.9%

flying squirrel 

A traditional American Brown Ale with chocolate and roasty notes and a mild hop finish.   5.7%

will power

One of Right Brain's most sessionable beers. Made with local Cascade hops. Effervescent, light in color, with mildly hoppy notes.    4.5%

Midnight Rendezvous 

A light-bodied Black Ale. Very easy to drink with a complex malt character and an earthy hop finish.     4.2%

Northern Hawk Owl 

A medium-bodied amber ale with a lovely red hue and a malty nose. Expect notes of caramel and toffee with a clean, not sweet finish.     5.8%

satisfaction esb 

A perfect marriage between malty and hoppy notes. Expect notes of caramel and toast with a mild finish.     6.0%

CEO stoUt

Light-bodied stout w/ espresso from Roaster Jack Coffee Co.   5.5%


Cream ale w/ real Madagascar vanilla bean. Light, not sweet.   3.8% 


Smooth, easy-drinking Red ale. Mild hops.   4.8%


f*ck yeah cakes

Our play on the Whoopie Pie. The brewers describe this as a, and I quote, "Huge chocolate bomb!" Thirty pounds of marshmallows added to the boil make this sweet stout very smooth. Carbing it with nitrogen makes it even smoother. Originally brewed in 2019 as a collaboration with Starving Artist.    12%     12oz    $9.75

nitro CEO

It's CEO, but with an added smoothness provided by those delightful little nitrogen bubbles.  5.5%    16oz    $7

Also available

sarcastigirl seltzer 

Right Brain's very own seltzer, made with all natural ingredients.

Current flavor:  Cherry     5%     16oz    $6.50


Made locally by Acoustic Mead. Currently on hand: Rose Hips with Hops   7%     10oz   $7.50

hard cider 

Made by our friends at Tandem Ciders.    4.5%  16oz   $7.25

right brain pop 

Right Brain sodas made with all natural ingredients.   $3 pint, $1.50 half pint

Current flavors: Lemon-Lime and Blueberry


15th anniversary beers, conceived by employees:

comma sutra

Imperial Blonde Ale with notes of chocolate and almond. (Amber)     7.5%     16oz

shaking shamrock

Blonde stout, inspired by that minty seasonal milk shake, with notes of vanilla and mint.  (Jake)     7.2%     16oz 

Hazy the magic dragon

Hazy IPA with dragon fruit and mango. (Will)     7.0%      16oz

angel teers

Peanut Butter Porter  (Devin)   6.8%    16oz

Cream of Whiskey

Barrel-aged imperial cream ale with coffee from Panther Coffee (Grant)    10.5%    12oz


Orange Pineapple Sour  (Teri)    7.0%     16oz


Raspberry lager  (Preston)     4.5%    16oz

Wicked Crusher

Hazy Double IPA  (Josh)    7.4%     16oz

Abby rd.

Hazelnut, graham cracker, and chocolate Porter (Abby)   5.5%    16oz

malibooze mac daddy

Coconut and Strawberry Sour  (Macie)    5.0%     16oz

Brain boozled

Fruity, high gravity Hazy IPA  (Jim)   8.9%     16oz

second coming

Imperial IPA  (John)   8.5%    16oz

Saucey Rossy

Grapefruity IPA. (Ross)    5.8%     16oz


Want to taste a few different things? 

Try a sampler Flight:

6 beers (your choice), 6 oz each      $19

$1.00 extra for each Premium Beer
$3.00 extra for each cider or mead