Before visiting Michigan’s Upper Peninsula recently I knew four things about it.
- It was easier to get there, from Chicago, by driving up through Wisconsin than through central Michigan.
- Locals are called “Yoopers.”
- The local cuisine is a pasty.
- My wife spent the first 29 years of her life in Michigan and has never been the U.P.
What I did not know is that, while they are few and far between, the region has some impressive microbreweries. The first brewpub we’re going to highlight in our “Drinking in da U.P.” series is the Marquette Harbor Brewery. Continue reading