Barrel and Beam opens doors to public today

MARQUETTE — The Barrel and Beam, the Upper Peninsula’s first brewery devoted solely to farmhouse and barrel-aged beers is set to open to the public at noon today.

The building, formerly the Northwoods Supper Club, sat vacant for more than 10 years before U.P. natives Nick VanCourt and Marina Dupler purchased it in December 2016. Originally built in 1933, the building underwent a $2 million renovation and now features a brewery, multilevel tasting room, barrel and bottle aging space, a cellar, malt room, lab and bier garden.

The brewery will offer three initial types of beer: Terre a Terre, a farmhouse saison; Blanc du Nord, a Belgian wit; and A Votre Sante, a farmhouse amber.

“Barrel and Beam is the result of my longstanding passion to create farmhouse and barrel-aged beers using traditional processes,” VanCourt said in a news release. “We’re lucky to have a great selection of hops, barly and fruit grown right here in Michigan, and we look forward to showcasing the flavor of our state in our ales.”

The brewery’s tasting room will initially be open to the public from noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays. Bottled beer is available to enjoy onsite or to go.

Barrel and Beam is located at 260 Northwoods Road, Marquette Township.