New brewery carrying on renowned establishment’s legend

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — An exciting new establishment is brewing in Marquette County that will be renovating a building that possesses a lot of memories for local residents.

The old Northwood Supper Club will be re-opening as the Barrel and Beam craft Brewery. This brewery will be focusing on farmhouse and barrel-aged style beers The name of the brewery originated from the wooden beams and log exterior that have been a part of the building since it opened in the 1930’s.

“We’re going to focus on barrel aged and farmhouse styled beers. So we’re going to be doing [specialty beers], then classic barrel aged fruit ales that will be sour, funky beers that will spend a lot of time in the barrels,” said Founder/Owner/Brew Master, Barrel & Beam, Nick VanCourt.

The Owners plan on continuing the building’s reputation of being a special place for people to stop by. A majority of the building will be devoted to the brewing of the beer itself but a tasting room will also be offered.

This off the beaten path location will offer a slightly different environment with a more specific niche.

“The type of brewery we’re doing with having a tasting room versus like a tap room where we would be open every day, we didn’t need to be right downtown, closer to the highway for shipping and receiving. Somewhere where people would be making that conscious decision to come, try the beers and buy them here,” said VanCourt.

Renovations are planned to begin during the winter with plans of opening the business in spring of 2017.