Waypost Brewing Co., located at 1630 Blue Star Highway, in Fennville, is now open to the public.
The location was once home to Earl’s Berry Farm, a beloved summer destination for its u-pick and bakery operation. After eight months of renovations, the building now houses Waypost’s production space and tasting room.
The tasting room is simple, yet purposefully designed and offers a bright, airy space for groups of all sizes. Furniture, designed and created by Goebel & Co. in St. Louis, features both functionality and form. An outdoor seating area features a garden setting and firepit for chilly autumn evenings.
Waypost founders Chuck Steinhardt and Hannah Lee combine their experiences in craft beverage production – a hybrid of winemaking and brewing approaches – to offer a diverse and thoughtful list of beers. Beers range widely, from traditional Belgian styles to contemporary craft beer offerings. However, the farm sits at the center of it all; Waypost beers reflect and represent the place where they are made through the use of home-grown ingredients, well water, and native flora.
With twelve rotating taps, guests may enjoy flights, beers by the glass, or take something to go in growlers and howlers. Packaged product in bottles and cans will be available soon. While Waypost offers a small snack menu, guests are also welcome to pack in a picnic.
The Waypost event calendar is quickly filling up, with live music and seasonal festivities throughout the year. Tasting room hours are 3 PM – 9 PM during the week and noon – 9 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Bookings for groups and holiday parties are now being accepted.