Arcadia Ales

About Arcadia


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Brewery History

For over 20 years, Arcadia Ales has been committed to a British Inspired – American Brewed stable of beers. We aspire to brew beers that achieve brilliance through balance – ales that satisfy the senses with complex flavor while providing pure refreshment that leaves you wanting more.

In 1996, our first 25 barrel batch was brewed on a Brick Kettle Brewing System from England at our Battle Creek, MI location. Fast-forward – today every batch is produced in our 50 barrel American-made brewhouse at our Kalamazoo Riverfront Brewery, Pub and Garden. Our 20th Anniversary in 2016 ushered in a new era of brewing possibilities with the installation of two new 100bbl closed fermentation tanks giving us the ability to use new yeast strains while we continue to brew classic Arcadia Ales using our distinctive, proprietary yeast strain in our traditional, open fermenters. The ability to brew with new yeast strains opens up the Arcadia Brewing Company portfolio of offerings, allowing our brewers to be creative in ways that were not previously accessible and broadening the scope of beers produced. With these changes, we still keep our promise to use only the finest domestic and English malted barley, along with the highest quality hops available from the Pacific Northwest and Michigan.

While we take great pride in Arcadia’s ales, our pubs and kitchens have built up a mighty fine reputation of their own. If you can’t make up your mind about trying the BBQ or the pizza, don’t worry. Just order the BBQ Chicken or Pork pizza and get your hands on both.

With our second home at Arcadia Brewing Kalamazoo, we had the opportunity to rehabilitate and give new life to 400 feet of downtown Kalamazoo’s riverfront. Our pet-friendly beer garden has direct access to the Kalamazoo River for kayaks and canoes and over 20 miles of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail’s paved bike and pedestrian pathways. Have a brew or some food over a game of shuffleboard and cornhole, then take it easy around our gas-lit council fire. Our pub and kitchen in Kalamazoo take our passion for BBQ to a whole new level with an all wood-fired Oyler BBQ smoker from Texas, burning pure hickory. Most of our meats are locally sourced, with many being a byproduct of whole animal/seam butchery. Additionally, our chefs also regularly feature unique vegetarian and gluten free options. Enjoy our newly expanded menu, and table service, along with beer, wine, a Michigan-made soft drink like Faygo, and more!

Thank you for helping us earn a place in your glass, fridge and cooler!

Slàinte Mhath

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While Arcadia makes fantastic beer and insanely delicious food, we also managed to have something even greater than both of those: our people.

Our staff is made up of an incredible group of humans who love being here to make sure you get the best food & brews at two locations – one in our hometown of Battle Creek, and our second home and new brewing facility in Kalamazoo. As well as our Pub & Kitchen staff, we also have our mad scientists in the brewery, and the coolest packaging guys you’ll ever meet. We even have a couple of guys who like to think they’re engineers and a posse in our office who make everything happen from posting photos of pie and beer (and cute puppies) on Instagram, to every aspect of making sure you all get to enjoy Arcadia’s ales.

So, you’d like to be an Arcadian too, huh? With the growth of our pubs and brewing facilities, we’re often looking for beer, food, and customer service geeks to join our team. Please complete the Employment Application Form and return it via email or drop it off at our Kalamazoo location.

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2017  | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 & Beyond | About the Brewhouse | Videos, Music & More!


In the Media… 2017

Arcadia says farewell to 103 W. Michigan Ave. – Battle Creek Enquirer – September 3, 2017

Arcadia Brewing to close Battle Creek location, open new space in 2018 – MLive – August 18, 2017

Sparta Celtic Fest, Riversedge Music Series, Jake Kershaw, Grasshoppah, Here Come the Mummies pump up W. Michigan: Photo Galleries – Local Spins – August 14, 2017

Sen. Debbie Stabenow in Kalamazoo stumping for federal funding for Michigan waterways – WWMT – August 8, 2017

West Michigan breweries to visit today – WOTV4Women – August, 1 2017

A sun-splashed weekend wrapped up a lively week of music unfurling from Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo. Check out the photo galleries and videos at Local Spins. – Local Spins – June 26, 2017

Celebrate Father’s Day in West Michigan – WOTV4Women – June 14, 2017

Cheers for Michigan beer: Hit the road for craft brews, gourmet grub – National Post – June 6, 2017

Fundraiser to help memorial for Kalamazoo bicyclists killed a year ago – Fox17 – June 6, 2017

We visit Savor, a celebration of craft beer, food and face stuffing – Craft Brewing Business – June 5, 2017

Arcadia Ales hosting fundraiser for First Day Shoe Fund – MLive – May 24, 2017

Arcadia Ales to launch Riversedge Summer Music Series in Kalamazoo – Local Spins – May 22, 2017

Tapped craft beer festival returns in June – Midland Daily News – May 18, 2017

See 150-plus craft beers to be offered at Kalamazoo on Tap beer festival – MLive – May 16, 2017

Celebrity bartenders–including Kirk Mason–raising money for Portage Community Center – WWMT – May 3, 2017

As exports grow, West Michigan craft brewers return to their roots – MiBiz – April 29, 2017

Arcadia Ales’ Lansing brewpub to open this summer – Lansing State Journal – April 10, 2017

A sign of summer? Arcadia’s Whitsun Ale debuts at all HopCat locations – MLive – March 1, 2017

February Fun: Inflatable Art, Brewer’s Big Breakfast, & Fat Tuesday – WMTA – February 22, 2017

Unseasonable February warmth brings many outside – WWMT – February 20, 2017

Kalamazoo Beer Week brings the community together through craft beer – Western Herald – January 24, 2017

“Drink One Down For Your Town” event benefits Binder Park Zoo – WOTV4Women – January 19, 2017

Tim Suprise, Arcadia Brewing Company on The Lori Moore Show – WWMT – January 18, 2017

Outdoor bandshell coming this summer to Arcadia Brewing Co. in Kalamazoo – MLive – January 10, 2017

Grant approved for bandshell at Arcadia in Kalamazoo – Battle Creek Enquirer – January 10, 2017

In the Media… 2016

Gov. Rick Snyder, Wisconsin Gov. Walker agree to Cotton Bowl bet – WWMT – December 31, 2016

Editorial: Headlines to hope for in 2017 – Lansing State Journal – December 30, 2016

Arcadia Ales rolls out the barrel-aged for the 20th Anniversary – WWMT – December 3, 2016

Arcadia Brewing celebrating 20 years in Battle Creek Saturday – MLive – December 2, 2016

Arcadia to host 20th anniversary party in Battle Creek – Battle Creek Enquirer – December 1, 2016

Arcadia Ales, Dark Horse, & Greenbush To Sell Beer In China – WMUK – November 9, 2016

Revival of downtown Kalamazoo’s east end nears a tipping point – MLive – October 27, 2016

Local artist unveiled mural under the Veteran’s Memorial Park Bridge – WWMT – October 16, 2016

Artist nearing completion on mural to honor Kalamazoo history – WWMT – October 5, 2016

Arcadia Brewing Co. at 20: Highs, lows, spats and suds – Lansing State Journal – September 30, 2016

Arcadia Ales celebrates 20 years – Grand Rapids Business Journal – September 25, 2016

Arcadia plans release of anniversary beer: Battle Kriek – Battle Creek Enquirer – September 8, 2016

Arcadia Brewing Company Re-Enters Maryland – Brewbound – September 8, 2016

Drink beer and swing dance at the first “Hops and Hips” event – WWMT – August 17, 2016

Arcadia Ales expands beer options with new fermenters – WWMT – August 9, 2016

Arcadia Brewing Announces Brewhouse Expansion – The Full Pint – August 4, 2016

Arcadia acquires new unitanks, ‘creative’ brewing ahead – Battle Creek Enquirer – August 4, 2016

Five Olympic-fun events close to home – Battle Creek Enquirer – August 4, 2016

Kudos for support in the Ride of Silence on June 8th – KBC Pedal Press – August 2016

10 most popular Summer Beer Fest beers, ranked – Detroit Free Press – July 23, 2016

Michigan beer of the week: this one is approved by Crockett and Tubbs – MLive – July 22, 2016

What to know about Corks for Conservation – Battle Creek Enquirer – July 21, 2016

Join a night of drinks, drawing and fun at Kalamadoodle – Fox 17 West Michigan – July 19, 2016

Ride of Silence to honor victims of Kalamazoo biking tragedy – WWMT – June 8, 2016

Arcadia Brewing Company Installs 365 Solar Panels at Kalamazoo Brewery and Pub – Brewbound – June 1, 2016

Arcadia Brewing is Going Green – The Full Pint – June 1, 2016

Arcadia’s Kalamazoo location goes solar – Battle Creek Enquirer – June 1st, 2016

The state of the craft beer industry: 3 West Michigan perspectives – MiBiz – May 29th, 2016

New from Arcadia & Smithfield: Whitsun Ale Bratwurst – Meijer Beer Frontier – May 25th, 2016 Quenches Summer Thirst with List of Craft Brewers’ Seasonals – Business Wire – May 24th, 2016

Arcadia Ales Second Birthday Bash – Western Herald – May 20th, 2016

American Craft Beer Week – MLive – May 17th, 2016

Arcadia Ales hires Jum Lutz as new president – Battle Creek Enquirer – May 12th, 2016

Suds it up: American Craft Beer week starts Monday – The Detroit News – May 12th, 2016

Talking beer with WTAM’S Bill Wills: A pricey ale from Michigan and Cleveland beer news – – May 4th, 2016

All Species Kinship to raise funds for animal outreach – Battle Creek Enquirer – March 23rd, 2016

St. Patrick’s Day in Battle Creek – Battle Creek Enquirer – March 17th, 2016

Arcadia Ales & Smokehouse could open in August – Lansing State Journal – March 7th, 2016

Meijer Craft Beer Sales Result in Big Business for Local Breweries – PR Newswire – February 25th, 2016

Arcadia Ales’ Tim Suprise to speak at Lansing award show – Lansing State Journal – January 28th, 2016

Arcadia Ales – Smash Magazine – January 28th, 2016

Art Hops beer and logo design make debut at Friday night Art Hop – MLive – January 9th, 2016

In the Media… 2015

New beer to support Kalamazoo’s Art Hop, artwork design contest with $500 prize kicks off Nov. 6 – West Michigan Beer Tours – November 2nd, 2015

Arcadia Ales to open restaurant in Lansing – MLive – November 23rd, 2015

Arcadia Ales to expand into Lansing – Battle Creek Enquirer – November 23rd, 2015

Arcadia Ales wins silver medal at Great American Beer Festival – MLive – October 9th, 2015

Arcadia Ales on tap for next Entrepreneurship Forum – WMU News – September 22nd, 2015

Arcadia Ales, One Well Brewing to release beer honoring Kalamazoo River – MLive – July 17, 2015

Student scholarship fundraiser at Arcadia Ales – WWMT – June 29th, 2015

Arcadia Brewing Co.’s Kalamazoo Riverfront Pub celebrates one year anniversary – MLive – May 10, 2015

Portion of Arcadia Ales’ Cheap Date sales to benefit Kalamazoo River Valley Trail – MLive – May 5th, 2015

St. Patrick’s Day Check in with Tim Suprise of Arcadia Brewing Co. & Last look-in on St. Patrick’s Day morning with Arcadia Brewing Company – WWMT – March 17th, 2015

In the Media… 2014

Two Kalamazoo nonprofits are beneficiaries of the Arcadia Ales Classic – MLive – December 24th, 2014

Arcadia Ales Celebrates 18 Years With Its Annual Highland Christmas – Mitten Brew – December 8th, 2014

Arcadia Ales to host ‘Brews & Shoes’ fundraiser for First Day Shoe Fund tonight – MLive – September 25th, 2014

Arcadia Brewing, Lee’s Adventure Sports team up to support Kalamazoo River Watershed Council – MLive – September 2nd, 2014

Grand opening of Arcadia Brewing Co.’s Kalamazoo Riverfront Pub May 8 to feature live music, fundraiser – MLive – April 30th, 2014

In the Media… 2013 & beyond

Arcadia Brewing Co. releases details about eclectic menu, pet-friendly beer garden and kayak portal at future Kalamazoo site -MLive – May 17th, 2013

Q&A: Tim Suprise, Arcadia Brewing Company – MiBiz – July 22nd, 2012

Arcadia Brewing Co. breaks ground on new Kalamazoo site, plans to utilize river, develop city-specific brand (photo gallery) – MLive – July 12, 2012

Arcadia Brewing Co. to release special beer for the Kalamazoo Marathon – MLive – April 29th, 2011

Brewer sees a full glass in Battle Creek’s plans – Second Wave – May 12th, 2010

About Arcadia Kalamazoo’s Brewhouse:

Arcadia Ales Case Study – Dimplex Thermal Case Study

Arcadia Ales Success Story – Treystar

Videos, Music, and More!

Arcadia Ales Porter Rico Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffles – A Healthier Michigan

Arcadia Ales Angler’s Ale Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe – A Healthier Michigan

Meijer Beer Frontier – An exclusive Q&A with Brewers from Short’s, Arcadia, Founders, New Holland and Atwater.

Pure Brews America: Arcadia Ales – A teaser for Arcadia Ales premier in Episode 1 of Pure Brews America.

Pure Brews America: Episode 1 – A look behind the scenes at Arcadia Ales in Kalamazoo, MI and Rochester Mills Brewing Co. in Rochester, MI.

Arcadia Ales Promo – Short test footage for promo for Arcadia Ales in Kalamazoo Michigan by Courtlan Gordon. Description- Three friends, one beer, endless memories.

The Outer Vibe – Hoka Hey [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Arcadia Ales Jaw-Jacker – Promotional video done for the fall seasonal release of Arcadia Ales Jaw-Jacker, a pumpkin spiced ale. Video written, directed, shot & chopped by Michael Foxtrot Johnson.

Whitsun Beer Blues – A love song written by Rick Pattison to a sexy wheat ale named Whitsun.

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