America’s oldest microbrewery and Michigan’s original craft brewery, Frankenmuth has offered award-winning ales and lagers since 1862.
In 1862, John Matthias Falliers and his cousins William Knaust and Martin Heubisch built and opened the Frankenmuth Brewery just north of the Falliers family property in Frankenmuth, Michigan, where the brewery continues to stand today. Since then, the brewery has operated under many names, including Cass River Brewery and Geyer Brothers Brewing Co., before settling on the Frankenmuth Brewery name during the 1980’s.
Today’s modern-day Frankenmuth Brewery offers a taproom and restaurant, allowing visitors to enjoy a full brewery experience while tasting through a variety of Frankenmuth craft beers and an inspired craft-centric food menu. Frankenmuth’s craft beer lineup highlights a variety of thirty-six different craft beer styles, all brewed fresh on site! The brewery also features several high gravity, seasonal, experimental and special release brews throughout the year. Whether you like your craft beer light or dark, hoppy or malty, uniquely flavored or traditional, this brewery is sure to have the perfect craft beer for everyone.
Frankenmuth’s beers are brewed by Brewmaster Steve Buszka, who joined the brewery in 2014. Steve began his brewing career in 1991 and has served as the head brewmaster for many breweries including Bell’s (when it was still named Kalamazoo Brewing Co.), Potosi Brewing Co., and O’So Brewing Co., among others. Since joining Frankenmuth, Steve’s signature brewing approach and expertise has been recognized with several prominent awards.
What about the Dachshund? “Frankie” the Dachshund has been featured on Frankenmuth’s beer labels, advertisements, and marketing materials since the early 1930’s and he continues to be the company mascot today. Frankie has made quite a name for himself over the years and plays a huge role in representing the Frankenmuth’s “dog-gone good” craft beers.
While much has changed at Frankenmuth Brewery since its inception, the commitment to creating award-winning German and American craft beer has remained the same. As the oldest brewery in Michigan, Frankenmuth always raises a glass to pay homage to the beloved brands of the past while toasting the current generation of Frankenmuth favorites. We are excited to present these two craft beers to members of our Craft Beer Club. Prost!