November 30, 2023

Blackrocks Brewery’s Honey Lav

Bottoms Up
By Anna Faller | May 21, 2022

What do you do when your day job pulls the plug? For homebrewing duo David Manson and Andy Langlois, the answer was to hone their hobby. “We thought at retirement we’d dabble more professionally in [brewing],” says Manson. “It just came around earlier than anticipated.” Enter: Marquette’s Blackrocks Brewery. Opened in December 2010, what began as a nano-brewery has since blossomed into a multi-barrel system with distribution throughout the state. And for summer, the limited Honey Lav is a must. Spiked with Sleeping Bear Apiaries honey and plenty of full lavender flowers—which Manson sources straight from France—this classic American wheat beer balances a fuller mouthfeel and subtly-sweet palette with a distinctly botanical nose. Pair it with honey mustard-glazed poultry or a bowl of fresh greens for the ultimate summer evening in. But don’t sleep on this seasonal pour! Honey Lav is only available from May to August. $4 on tap, or $9.99-$11.99 for a six-pack. 424 N. 3rd St., Marquette. (906) 273-1333,


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