America's Coolest Breweries
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Arcadia Ales, Battle Creek, MI
Arcadia Ales partners with restaurants and appears at festivals statewide. But there’s plenty to lure you to the brewery itself. At its on-site restaurant, you can sample house-smoked local meats; Ploughmans Platter comes with farm sausage, house-smoked cheddar, mustard, and flatbread. Wash it down with Sky High Rye, Jaw-Jacker (with cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg), or barrel-aged Cereal Killer Barleywine. A Kalamazoo location, set to open in December 2013, will include a dedicated wood-fired smokehouse along with space to park kayaks and canoes on the Kalamazoo River. Tours are offered by appointment.