Some have said…

Michigan Beer Charters

…the first sip of cold beer is the best…and this may be true…but we also believe that sips 2 thru 20 are pretty magical too, particularly when you’re sampling multiple beers, and especially when those multiple beers come from small batch craft breweries in Michigan. Few things rival the relaxed fun and contentment of a great tasting beer served with fine food and enjoyed with friends and family. Head out for the Hops with Ride in Bliss Charters!

Charter Services to Craft Breweries in Michigan

Add comfort and convenience to your next craft beer tour to Michigan by reserving a charter vehicle from Ride in Bliss and spend more quality time with your friends and family building memories or gaze out the window at the beautiful countryside while our professional drivers usher you effortlessly between beer tasting venues.

The Ride in Bliss difference is simple

We treat you like a valued guest, not just a passenger, with thoughtful little extras like our own branded water, signature vehicle scent and a friendly, professional experience that will raise your expectations. Join the many hundreds of satisfied guests who have been with us for years and use us regularly when a journey simply must be done right.

Great Brewery experiences in Michigan

Highest Rated: Seedz Brewery (Union Pier, Michigan)

4.8 stars from 91 reviews. 1hr 20min from Chicago.

Style: Small batch, Agri driven, local ingredients, Belgian & German style. ‘Highest Rated’ because of the sheer number of positive reviews. Offers a great selection of beers including stouts, IPAs, lagers and pilsners. Kid and pet friendly.

Take out: Cans & bottles, No growler/ howler fills

Food: Bring your own

Most Famous: Founders Brewery (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

4.4 from 1200 reviews

Style: IPA’s, Brown Ale, Cherry, Stout, Lager and Seltzer. Service dogs only, Kids ok in taproom & store, only 21+ in production facility tour

Take out: Available from Amazon fresh, Instacart, tapster and many more

Food: Deli offers tips, pretzels, wide range of unique flavor sandwiches, salads, pizzas, soup, chili & sweets

Nearest to Chicago: Beer Church Brewing Co (New Buffalo, Michigan)

4.3 stars from 980 reviews.

At 1hr 15min this brewery’s location will quickly satisfy the impatient members of your party. Highly rated beers, delicious sandwiches and welcoming, talented bar staff

Food: Pizza, wings, salad, boards

Outdoor facilities: Beer garden, rooftop sports bar with TVs

Best food: Ghost Isle Brewery (New Buffalo, Michigan)

4.1 from 563 reviews. 1hr 20min from Chicago.

Featuring a professional chef and offering a wide selection of meat, fish and vegetarian options including braised and fried hog wings, fried pickles and Mac n Cheese. Kids ok. Service dogs only

Style: Pilsners, blondes, IPA, Schwarzbier, Stout, Porter, Seltzer. Wines, ciders and liquor

Food: Burgers, pasta, wings, subs, fries, pretzels, desserts, vegan, gluten free

Live music on Fridays

Most Pet Friendly: Seedz Brewery (Union Pier, Michigan)

Based on pet owner reviews and comments of this location on Google

* DISCLAIMER: While every care is taken to ensure accurate information, the constant changes to multiple websites may overtake our efforts to stay up to date. We offer the information above as a basic guide but please check out the official websites or call the venues to confirm any information before you book. Opinions in the article are those of the author and information from online websites and reviews and may not reflect the views of Ride in Bliss, thank you.

Michigan Beer Charters

Top Tips for making the most of your Craft Beer Charter

Plan ahead

  • Consider the hours of operation for all of the craft beer locations you want to visit so all are open when you arrive
  • Understand the total journey time…yes that one brewery maybe a must see but if it is so far away you run out of time to enjoy more than just a couple, perhaps consider highly rated breweries closer to your start point and from one another
  • Build in some flex time in case one location wows you so much you want to linger for longer than you planned or have a location you are willing to cut from your itinerary if you fall behind schedule
  • If you are taking children and/or pets, inquire about the locations policy and what amenities they have to enhance the experience for your little darlings …knowing they are cared for lowers your stress so you can enjoy yourself more

Don’t overdo it

  • Eat plenty of food before you start tasting beers and drink plenty of water. Even though you are not driving, Michigan laws are specific about establishments not serving customers who appear overly intoxicated
  • Most locations prohibit outside food being brought onto their premises and the same is true of outside alcohol [per Michigan law] so always leave any leftovers in your charter vehicle

COVID impact

  • Understand that COVID rules have altered the experience at most businesses and the experience you had 2-3 years ago may have adapted
  • Most breweries offer outdoor seating area and follow Michigan government guidance on mask wearing and regular disinfecting of surfaces but know that the Michigan laws might be different from where you come from

Smell the roses

  • Walk the facility first, use all your senses to soak in the sights, sounds and smells of the location first and take photos afterwards, with friends, family and staff members to capture the memories
  • You can consume drinks at any of a thousand bars in Chicago so make your trip about more than just the products.
  • Keep a journal of what you liked or didn’t like about each location and about each bear so you can refine your current adventure on the fly or give yourself suggestions for ‘next time’
  • I know you have been sampling IPA’s for years and you love IPA’s more than life itself but try to put one new beer style or selection on your tasting flight and who knows, you might discover a taste that rivals your trusty IPA!
Michigan Beer Charters

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