Named after “Mackinac” (which means Great Turtle), it’s the perfect place to slow down, kick back and enjoy a fine meal and refreshing beverage with family and friends.
It was 2019. Some local visionaries agreed that, for all its splendor, Mackinac Island was missing something. The answer quickly became obvious. A brewery and distillery experience that captures the true character of the island itself. And so the journey began…
Early on, it was realized that brewing and distilling would not be possible on-site due to the island’s unique infrastructure. Not to worry. Necessity, being the mother of invention, led to two great brewing and distilling partners; both Michigan companies. Right Brain Brewery, an award-winning craft brewery in Traverse City, was “tapped” to provide signature beers. Les Cheneaux Distillery, located in the heart of the Eastern Upper Peninsula, was “hand-selected” to create private label spirits—perfect for crafting “all-Michigan” cocktails. Then there are the dining menus…destined to be local favorites. Executive Chef, Jason Meade, has created a unique selection of sociables, lunch and dinner options with something for every taste.
So fast forward to June 2020. Great Turtle Brewery & Distillery opened its doors and ushered in a whole new chapter in the island’s dining and beverage scene. Our goal here is simple…welcome every guest to slow down (hey, it’s named Great Turtle, right?). Savor the moment, surrounded by family and friends.
Great Turtle means great times… welcome!
Great Turtle Brewery & Distillery
7452 Main Street
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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