NORTHERN OAK BREWERY 806 N. Saginaw Street Holly, Michigan 48442 248.634.7515
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GO TO PILS 5.2% ABV  27 IBU Go To Pils is a German-style Pilsener beer. Straw colored, effervescent, light bodied, beautiful to look at and easy to drink. It is a refreshing beer that has a hint of grain in the taste, a subtle hop presence on the finish and is crystal clear all the way through. This is sure to become your Go To beer!
BUSTY PORTER 7.0% ABV, 21 IBU An English dark ale first created in London in the 18th century. It became particularly popular among the roughneck dock workers and porters—hence the brew's name. Because of the industrialization of breweries during that time, Porter became the first mass produced beer.  Black strap deep molasses in color teamed with the aroma of roasted malts, give this brew a complex balance between barley and hops. The medium body, combined with high nitrogen carbonation leaves you with a mouthful of roasty character.
MUSTACHE STOUT 4.3% ABV  33 IBU Beautifully black in color with a dark thick head, this stout has muted chocolate and coffee notes that resonate from the black patent, and chocolate malt. The addition of milk sugar during the boil adds additional body and produces a slight but not overwhelming sweetness. Pumped full of nitrogen, it finishes smooth and creamy!
BATTLE ALLEY IPA 7.4% ABV, 89 IBU A hoppy and moderately strong IPA, this ale is a very light copper color, and is medium bodied with a subtle malt character and a strong hop aroma and taste. The hops are carried all the way through this monster beer that seriously borders on an imperial! This baby is dry hopped for added aroma, and is definitely an IPA to remember. Hop heads BEWARE this beer will beckon you in, and titillate your hoppy taste buds! Prost!
SEEING TRIPEL 9.8% ABV, 31 IBU This Trappist Belgian style beer is the youngest of the Belgian Strong Ales, created within the last 85 years and it is becoming a favorite of Belgian beer lovers.  Seeing Tripel is deep gold in color with a long-lasting, creamy white head resulting in lace on the glass as it fades. The flavor is a perfect marriage of spicy, fruity, grainy-sweet malt with a light honey note. It is easy to drink and finishes dry. This high alcohol beer is deceptive because the alcohol is very well hidden.  Lift a glass of Seeing Tripel and celebrate our anniversary with us.
SUCCULENT PALE ALE 5.7% ABV  32 IBU Refreshing and aromatic, this pal ale is super easy to drink. The hops in this beer are displayed in all their glory. With a thick white head and light body your senses are put on overload as you drink your first mouthful and realize that this is no ordinary pale. Restrained bitterness is balanced well with the malt leaving the finish clean and hop-centric. These desirable qualities leave you with one conclusion: this ale defines succulence!
FATHER JEFF’S DOPPELBOCK 7.0% ABV, 21 IBU Doppelbock emerged in the late 18th century as a powerful lager variant of the old monastic strong beer, and was known as “liquid bread”. The monks that brewed it for the Lenten season believed that liquids cleansed the body as well as the soul. They made plenty of liquid instead of solid bread and drank it in copious amounts…the more, the holier! Deep mahogany in color, with a light tan head, this decadent brew teases your senses with the first sniff! Sherry notes with hints of dark fruit can be detected, and the first sip is sure to send you over the edge! Exceptionally malty with very little bitterness, this delightful beer is thick and will finish with a warmth needed this bitter time of year!
SOWING OATS  7.0% ABV, 21 IBU Stouts are black and beautiful, and they matter!  Some people are afraid to venture to the dark side of the beer menu, but there is nothing to fear with an oatmeal stout. Sowing Oats is such a beer, it is dark in color, with a tan and long lasting head. The aroma dances with dark malts that call to you and entice you to take a long sip. The mouth feel is medium bodied and rich, with the flavors of the malt cascading on your tongue. The finish is extremely smooth with a satisfying after taste that will leave a smile on your face. Sowing Oats is a stout you will never forget.
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Tap Room Menu
Cubano Sliced ham, smoked pulled pork, house made pickles and Cuban mustard. Served on ciabatta bread.
Chicken Naan Grilled chicken breast with shaved romaine, diced roma tomato, shaved red onion, with champagne vinaigrette and Sriracha on naan bread.
Chicken Pesto Grilled seasoned chicken breast, house made pesto mayo, sliced roma tomato and fresh arugula. Served on foccacia bread.
Sandwiches
BLT Mayo, bacon, diced tomato, shredded romaine, choice of bread.
Grilled Ham & Swiss on Rye Sliced ham and Swiss cheese served on toasted rye.
Corned Beef Reuben Sliced corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and 1000 Island dressing served on toasted rye.
Fish Tacos Two flour tortillas stuffed with mahi-mahi, topped with lime creama, purple cabbage, and pico de gallo
Steak & Cheese Shaved rib eye steak topped with grilled peppers, onions, and mushrooms under melted Pepper Jack cheese on house-seasoned rye bread
Double Bacon Cheese ½ lb. beef patty, 4 strips of bacon, 2 slices of cheese (excludes bleu), and amber ale aioli.
NOB Mac Cavatappi pasta, NOB mornay sauce made with cheddar, gouda, and parmesano.
Burgers
Brewery ½ LB. beef patty, NorOak glaze, amber ale aioli, sliced cheddar, lettuce, tomato and onion.
The 57 ½ lb. beef patty, Heinz 57 sauce, and topped with caramelized onions and Pepper Jack cheese.
Bleu ½ lb. beef patty, sliced bacon, bleu cheese crumbles.
Alfredo Mac Cavatappi pasta, Alfredo cream sauce, chicken, fresh garlic and parmesan.
Buffalo Chicken Mac Cavatappi pasta, NOB mornay sauce made with cheddar, gouda, chicken, hot sauce, cheddar and bleu cheese.
Mac & Cheese
Choice of Cheese Pizza, Mac and Cheese, Hot Dog, Cheese Burger, or Grilled Cheese Sandwich served with chips and apple sauce.
Kids Meal
Appetizers
Soft Baked Pretzel Served with house made beer cheese dip or house made beer mustard dip.
Fresh Hummus w/Fire Roasted Red Pepper Puree Served with grilled pita points, green and red bell pepper, carrots and celery.
Kettle Chips Michigan made kettle chips, smothered with gorgonzola dressing, diced tomatoes, red onions, bacon and scallions and topped with cheddar and gorgonzola crumbles.
Salads
Caesar Served with house made croutons.
Northern Oak Romaine, spinach, ham, cheddar, cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, diced tomato and a hardboiled egg.
Add chicken breast to any salad.
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ALGER ALE 4.7% ABV, 20 IBU STYLE: Traditional German Kölsch Named after the first permanent resident to Holly, Ira C. Alger. Who came to Holly from New York and settled in 1836.  This clean, refreshing ale is a beautiful pale straw color with a slight fruity aroma.  Brewed with two different malts and a German variety of hops, this Kolsch is delicate and effervescent, with a finishing smoothness that comes from the time it spends conditioning near freezing temperatures, and promises to be your next comfort beer!
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BATTLE ALLEY 7.4% ABV, 89 IBU STYLE: West Coast IPA Battle Alley used to be known as Martha Street but its name was changed to Battle Alley, and is one of the most historic streets in Michigan. "This historic district was once the scene of frequent brawls, and in 1880, an uproar between local rowdies and workers of a traveling circus rendered so many bruised, beaten and jailed, that this street was thus named "Battle Alley." A hoppy and moderately strong IPA, this ale is a very light copper color, and is medium bodied with low malt character and a strong hop aroma and taste. The hops are carried all the way through this monster beer that seriously borders on an imperial! This baby is dry hopped for added aroma, and is definitely an IPA to remember. Hop heads BEWARE this beer will beckon you in, and titillate your hoppy taste buds! Prost!
BE THANKFUL PUMPKIN ALE 5.9% ABV, 25 IBU STYLE: Pumpkin Ale ‘Tis the season for giving thanks! Here at NOB we are thankful for the generosity of Oak Haven Farms, and the donation of their wonderful pumpkins to help us celebrate this beer! The pumpkins however, have been used for the non-fermentable dextrin’s more than for flavor. That being said, we are also thankful for the muted pumpkin taste in this grand era of over pumpkin spicing everything! Deriving its color from the wonderful pumpkins, this ale has a golden orange hue and a sweet aroma that is sure to fool you! With a modest mouth feel and light malt taste that carries throughout, this beer finishes with subdued pumpkin, spice and everything nice. Definitely not over powering and something you are sure to Be Thankful for!
BLACK EYE P AYE 6.6 % ABV, 94 IBU STYLE: Black IPA Darker days call for a darker beer, and when you combine the best of two very different worlds you end up with a dark beer intertwined with an IPA. This ale is a deep brown to black color with hints of ruby. It has a good standing head that is dark tan to tan. The muted nose can fool you into thinking that it’s more malty than hoppy, but the sneaky ninja-like hops grow through the medium body with each sip. The mouth feel is semi- dry and gives the impression of roasty malt flavor due to the use of dark malts, but actually contains no roasted barley. The malt balance however is not lost within the onset of hops, and finishes clean with an interplay of hop and malt bitterness.
BUSTY PORTER 6.4% ABV, 32 IBU STYLE: Robust Porter An English dark ale first created in London in the 18th century. It became particularly popular among the roughneck dock workers and porters—hence the brew's name. Because of the industrialization of breweries during that time, Porter became the first mass produced beer.  Black strap deep molasses in color teamed with the aroma of roasted malts, give this brew a complex balance between barley and hops. The medium body, combined with high nitrogen carbonation leaves you with a mouthful of roasty character.
ED’S SEEING DUBBEL 7.4% ABV, 23 IBU STYLE: Belgian Dubble  One of our owners, Ed Krupa, loves strong beer. He doesn’t care what it is as long as it is strong. So we brewed this one just for him! This Belgian style ale is a deep reddish-copper color, with moderately strong, complex notes. It has rich malty flavors, dark or dried fruit esters, and a light alcoholic taste blended together with medium to high carbonation that finishes fairly dry. This beer has an unmatched liveliness about it and tastes just like it smells!
FATHER JEFF’S DOPPELBOCK 10.25 % ABV, 28 IBU STYLE: Doppelbock Doppelbock emerged in the late 18th century as a powerful lager variant of the old monastic strong beer, and was known as “liquid bread”. The monks that brewed it for the Lenten season, believed that liquids cleansed the body as well as the soul. They made plenty of liquid instead of solid bread and drank it in copious amounts…the more, the holier! Deep mahogany in color, with a light tan head, this decadent brew teases your senses with the first sniff! Sherry notes with hints of dark fruit can be detected, and the first sip is sure to send you over the edge! Exceptionally malty with very little bitterness, this delightful beer is thick and will finish with a warmth needed this bitter time of year!
FEIER 7.0% ABV, 21 IBU STYLE: German Porter CELEBRATION is the translation of the German term Feier (Fi.ya) What better way to honor the wonderful moments in life, than to share in a toast with a beer that has the richness to capture those celebrations! Pouring with a beige creamy head above a dark brown to black body, this Porter has a reserved malty aroma with hints of chocolate teasers. It has the complexities of a British Porter with the smoothness of a German Lager, but fermented as an ale. The body is not heavy but certainly not light, and the hops add a subtle accent to the back ground, ensuring this beer finishes with a lavishness that only chocolate can offer!
GOT BOCK 7.0% ABV, 24 IBU STYLE: Traditional German Bock In the foothills of the Bavarian Alps this time of year is the season of Starkbier (strong beer)! This is dedicated to those big, malty, German brews that nourish your mind, body and soul. May the winds be a-blowing and the snow be a-drifting!! Because life is good, with a glass of warmth by your side! Seducing you with its malt forward aroma and deep mahogany color under a light tan head, this bock offers some very unique flavors. The results of which are due to the Munich malts and extended boiling. A sweet malty character enhances the full body and is balanced with the perfect amount of hops, finishing altogether clean.
HATCHET AMBER ALE 5.0% ABV, 27 IBU STYLE: American Amber Ale “Carry A. Nation, aka "Kansas saloon smasher," came to Holly on August 28, 1908, at the request of the local prohibition committee. Wielding her umbrella, she strode through the alley's bars bellowing about the "Demon Rum" and its sins." It has been said that she made “all hell howl” with her speaking and her hatchet on those saloons on Battle Alley. This light colored copper ale has a rich malty aroma, almost bread like. It is made with the perfect balance of hops that marry well with the bounty of malt. It supports a medium body and a low hop aroma with a gracefully smooth finish, leaving you wanting more!
IT ALT TO BE 5.1 % ABV, 45 IBU STYLE: Dusseldorf Alt Bier “Alt“ means “Old“ and refers to the old style of brewing, when a time before bottom fermentation was popular, and top fermenting yeast was considered the norm. This style of beer represents one of the few surviving traditional German ales, evolving from primitive Celtic and Germanic Tribal roots of the Neolithic Period, and is arguably the oldest continuously brewed beer style in the world! With an inviting cast of rich bronze, this exceptionally smooth and delicate beer supports a creamy head with a firm mouth feel. Very easy to drink, it bursts with malt flavor and yet has a subtle undercurrent that finishes dry beckoning you to have another! It is the way beer “ALT” to be! Jawohl!  
JT PALE ALE 5.7% ABV STYLE: American Pale Ale A traditional American Pale Ale that has great balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness. This beer is light in body with a subdued malt background, making it a very drinkable pale, and therefore perfect for those who would think an IPA is too strong!
MUSTACHE STOUT 4.3% ABV, 33 IBU STYLE: Sweet Stout Originally produced in the early 1900’s, Sweet Stout also known as Milk Stout was claimed to be nutritious, and was given to nursing mothers. Beautifully black in color with a dark thick head, this stout has muted chocolate and coffee notes that resonate from the black patent, and chocolate malt. Due to the addition of milk sugar during boil, it adds additional body and produces a sweetness that is slight but not overwhelming. Finishing smooth and creamy, because it is pumped full of nitrogen!
NOROAK FEST 5.2% ABV, 27 IBU STYLE: Traditional German Märzen Oktoberfest Brewmaster Jeff’s favorite beer hands down is a Märzen style Oktoberfest. Maybe it’s because it is only available once a year or maybe it’s because it was the first beer he was taught to make. Who knows, but he sure is passionate about this style of beer! Oktoberfest is a German amber lager with a lavish copper color. This wonderful beer is made with a German variety of all Michigan hops, and has a clean, toasty, bready malt flavor that restrain the bitterness. The medium-bodied impression is soft, elegant, and complex, with a rich aftertaste and a malt accented finish that encourages another drink! Prost!
OL’ SIPPER 9.8% ABV, 31 IBU STYLE: Belgian Dark Strong Ale In North America, beer lovers have taken a particular liking to the heftiest of ales, and Jeff’s answer to that is a strong dark beer brewed with the equal conviction and spirit that they used in the many Trappist Monasteries. It is a majestic mahogany color, with a heavy candied fruit smell, containing hints of current, figs and raisins. This full bodied ale is almost like a thick nectar, very smooth going down but with a slight masked alcohol warming. Super clean and well balanced it will finish sweet, rich and dangerous. So with the holidays fast approaching, Santa really does need something to keep him warm besides his jolly spirit! So instead of breaking out the milk and cookies this year, give him something he’s sure to HoHoHo about!
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