At CJ’s we’re also all about Michigan microbrews and season beer specials. We offer a great variety of seasonals from Michigan and anywhere else they make great beer, always at a special price. Here’s our current list (availability subject to change):
Only $3.95 each, or mix and match a Bucket of 5 for $16.
Atwater “Dirty Blonde” (Detroit, MI)
Dirty Blonde is brewed to be a bright straw color, lightly sweet, with wheat added to create a crispness at the back of the palate. Crushed Orange Peel and Coriander are subtly added to the final stage of the hot side, which lend to the clean head aroma.
Atwater “Vanilla Java Porter” (Detroit, MI)
With a beautifully crafted, copper cored English Style Porter at its heart, Atwater’s Vanilla Java Porter tips its hat to the modern audience with the addition of vanilla and a specialty coffee.
Atwater "Wango Mango" Wheat (Detroit, MI)
German Pale Wheat malt lends this clean offering a lightly citric crispness at the back of the palate. The addition of real mango adds a soft, sweet roundness to the body and natural mango flavoring lifts the aroma to match.
Bells “2 Hearted Ale” (Kalamazoo, MI)
Brewed with 100% Centennial hops from the Pacific Northwest and named after the Two Hearted River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, this IPA is bursting with hop aromas ranging from pine to grapefruit from massive hop additions in both the kettle and the fermenter. Perfectly balanced with a malt backbone and combined with the signature fruity aromas of Bell's house yeast, this beer is remarkably drinkable and well suited for adventures everywhere.
Bells “Lager of the Lakes” (Kalamazoo, MI)
Following in the tradition of Czech Pilsners by offering a combination of firm malt and herbal hop bitterness, Bell’s Lager Beer is as refreshing and crisp as a swim in the Great Lakes.
Founders “Dirty Bastard” Scotch Style Ale (Grand Rapids, MI)
Dark ruby in color and brewed with seven varieties of imported malts. Complex in finish, with hints of smoke and peat, paired with a malty richness and a right hook of hop power.
New Holland “Mad Hatter” IPA (Holland, MI)
Mad Hatter’s whimsy is celebrated with floral aromatics from assertive dry-hopping, and a bright, hoppy body, punctuated with Centennial, Citra and Michigan-grown Cascade hops. Citrus and pleasant bitterness excite your palate before welcoming a balancing finish.
New Holland “Full Circle” Kolsch (Holland, MI)
Full Circle is a crisp, refreshing celebration of New Holland’s belief in balance. Biscuity malt character with a low hop profile and slight sweetness.
Roak “Chestnut Maple Porter” (Royal Oak, MI)
Chestnut Head was inspired by our mad love of Michigan winters. Brewed with roasted chestnuts and maple syrup straight out of the Michigan woods, it will be sure to keep you warm. This porter, with its sweet maple aroma and lingering nutty finish, is best paired with a crackling fire and good friends. So, crack open a chestnut head porter and embrace the wild Michigan winter.
Shorts “Soft Parade” (Bellaire, MI)
Soft Parade is a Fruit Rye Ale brewed with rye flakes and loaded with pureed strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. This rose-colored ale has aromas of ripe strawberries and grain. With flavors of fresh berries and rye, Soft Parade finishes dry and eminently drinkable.
Shorts “Huma-Luma Licious” IPA (Bellaire, MI)
Huma Lupa Licious’ name derives from the hop plant, Humulus lupulus. It is brewed with five different hop varieties: Centennial, Columbus, Chinook, Cascade, and Palisade. Huma is known for having an intense bitterness that is balanced by a rich malty flavor. A citrus and floral aroma complements the unique qualities of Short’s flagship India Pale Ale.
Shorts "Prolonged Enjoyment" Session IPA (Bellaire, MI)
Prolonged Enjoyment is a Session IPA brewed with Amarillo, Simcoe, and Citra hops. The beers abundant aromatics of intense grass, pine, and citrus complement the great malty backbone and balanced bitterness. At 3.5% ABV, this brew is an incredibly sessionable IPA.