Arcadia Ales Brewing Company
One of Michigan’s most recognizable craft breweries
Tim Suprise founded Arcadia Ales in 1996 in Battle Creek, Michigan as a microbrewery specializing in handcrafted British style ales. All of his small batch beers are produced using the traditional 25 Barrel Peter Austin brewing method that originated in England. In addition to his authentic British equipment, Tim uses only the finest malted barley from England and the freshest hops from the Pacific Northwest, and the result is some of the best, freshest handcrafted ales in Michigan, if not the whole country.
Tim Suprise grew up in Upstate New York and began a successful career working in the paper industry. However, he only found the paper mill so exciting, and after a few years, began spending time exploring his passion for craft beers. His work had him traveling all over the United States and overseas and Tim had always enjoyed finding the best local craft beers wherever he went. In his free time, Tim began visiting and touring a number of craft breweries in the United States, and struck up friendships with many of the owners and brewers. When his job moved him to Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1991, he became even more enamored with the local craft beer movement, and a family vacation to Portland, Maine in 1994 really things in motion. Tim met Alan Pugsly of Maine’s Shipyard Brewing Company, who became a friend, mentor and brewing consultant, and helped Tim build Arcadia Ales from a concept and passion into a reality in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Arcadia Ales is now one of Michigan’s most recognizable craft breweries, having been awarded medals in the World Beer Championships, the World Beer Cup, and the Great American Beer Festival. Tim continues his commitment to using the finest ingredients when brewing his British style ales, and it has made his portfolio one of the best in the region.
This spring, Arcadia Ales plans to open a second brewing location in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where visitors can taste the award-winning ales while enjoying the cuisine of an all wood-fired smoke house.