Arcadia Ales™

About Us

Arcadia Brewing Company was established in 1996 as a microbrewery specializing in handcrafted British-style ales. All of our beers are produced in small batches, and our 25 Barrel Peter Austin Brewery and methods originated in England, which allows this style of beer to reflect over 250 years of world class brewing heritage.

In addition to brewing on authentic British equipment, Arcadia uses only the finest malted barley from England, and when combined with the freshest hops from the Pacific Northwest of our United States, and our legendary Ringwood yeast, the result is some of the best and freshest handcrafted ales available, on any continent.

In fact, several of our beers have received international recognition with medals and awards. The Traditional Beer Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland honored Arcadia ESB as the first American, and one of the finest cask ales served in their 1997 festival. The World Beer Championships of 1998 awarded a Bronze Medal to our Angler?s Ale, a Silver Medal to Arcadia Whitsun, and a Gold Medal and the highest score ever for an American made India Pale Ale to Arcadia IPA. Arcadia has received the distinction of ?Best of the Great Lakes Brewery Award,? (Tap into the Great Lakes, by John Bice ? Thunder Bay Press, 1999). Arcadia Ales are distributed throughout Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin.

London Porterer from Arcadia Brewing Company of Battle Creek, Michiganik was recently awarded a Gold Medal and the highest score in the Porter Category of the 2003 World Championships conducted by the Beverage Tasting Institute of Chicago. Held every year, the World Beer Championships is regarded as one of the most prestigious beer competitions in the world. In this years Championships, Arcadia London Porter scored 92 out of a possible 100 points, earning an ?Exceptional? rating, and shared the top rating for the category with Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

Two other Arcadia Ales received medals in the 2003 World Beer Championships. Arcadia Starboard Stout received a Silver Medal with a score of 88 points in the Oatmeal Stout Category, and Arcadia Imperial Stout also received a Silver Medal with a score of 88 points, both earning a rating of ?Highly Recommended.?

Arcadia also proudly features a restaurant and tavern alongside the brewery called TC?s Wood-Fired Fare?It?s All Good, that features a distinctive and eclectic menu of wood-fired cuisine and authentic barbeque, prepared exclusively in a unique oven that was imported from Naples, Italy and a BBQ pit fabricated in Nahunta, Georgia. Tours of the brewery and packaging hall are given on Saturday afternoons or by appointment.