Marquette Brewing Co-Op hopes to open in summer

MARQUETTE — A new brewery will be open in the Marquette area soon, making it another place for the community and craft beer enthusiast to enjoy the U.P. beer drinking culture.

The Marquette Brewing Cooperative’s construction is underway and the walls have been painted. There is still some work to be done, but they are moving along.

The official name of the Co–Op is Drifa. It’s a Norse word for snowfall or blizzard, which is perfect for the U.P. weather.

Drifa also plans to have something for everyone when it comes to their beers.

“We will not be limiting the variety of craft beers to any type of niche or any one thing. We plan to represent the entire range of craft beers, which is a big ask, but we’ll do our best to try to represent a good selection of all the beers that craft beer represents” said Board of Directors President, David Gill.

The Co-Op is located on S. Lake Street in Marquette near South Beach and the power plant that will soon be torn down.

Since Drifa is a Co–Op, anyone above the age of 21 is able to become an owner in the company with a one–time fee of $99.

If you’re interested in becoming an owner, click here.