Here at Sawyers, we pride ourselves in making delicious brews and wines, but we also like to teach others how to make their own! Join us for a class!
Are you new to making fermentables? Have you had some experience? Are you interested in reds, whites, rosés, dessert wines, or sparkling wines? We’re here to help you, no matter your experience level! Get a group together and book a class with us!
learn the history
Wine making has been around for thousands of years across many cultures. Evidence of ancient winemaking has been found in China, Iran, Sicily, Greece, Rome, Israel, Egypt, and many other countries, dating back to before 6000 BCE. With the advent of international trade, wine making spread around the world.
what is it?
Wine is an alcoholic beverage made most often from the fermented juice of grapes. Although any fruit capable of being fermented can be used for making wine, grapes are by far the most popular. The specific grapes used in wine making are different than the grapes we eat, known as table grapes. Wine is different than beer in that beer is brewed with fermented grains.
There are several steps in the wine making process. They include selecting the type of grape, harvesting the grapes after a suitable time, crushing and pressing them, allowing them to ferment, clarifying the wine by removing all the insoluble elements, then aging and bottling the wine. Whether you’re brand new to wine making or a seasoned hand, we have the space, equipment, and expertise to help you learn or improve your craft.
unique to you
Variations in any step of the process can significantly affect the nature of your wine and make it uniquely your own, with its own character and taste. We’ll help you learn the techniques of wine making so you can create a vintage all your own.
Interested in brewing your own craft beer? We have a home-brew kitchen for you to use and can show you all of the steps to make it happen. We also offer a general beer class where you can learn more about beer, do some tastings and participate in a malt sensory experience!
how Do you like it?
What’s your favorite brew? A good stout, a porter, an amber or pale ale, a wheat beer, maybe a Dunkeweizen? No matter what type of beer you favor, you can brew it right here at Sawyers.
You’ve been thinking about brewing your own beer for awhile. You’ve read about it, researched it, talked about it with friends. Maybe you even know someone who does it. If you can see yourself brewing your own beer, we can make it happen.
Let’s get you started brewing your own beer – stouts, ales, porters, wheat – whatever your pleasure, we’ve got all the equipment you need to brew your own beer at home. Or you can use our brewing kitchen and equipment here at Sawyers. And we’ll help you along the way.
Everyone knows that beer on tap is the best way to enjoy a good beer. Keep your home brewed craft beer carbonated and tasting fresh and crisp. We’ll help you keg it and then tap it so you can enjoy the unique flavor or your beer glass after glass.
add to our tap list
When you brew your beer here at Sawyers, if you create a flavor that’s full, rich, unique, fresh, and satisfying, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to our tap list for our customers to enjoy.
Grab a Drink
Looking for a place to enjoy a few drinks and good conversation where you don’t have to shout over pounding music and blaring televisions? Come in and unwind in our subdued, welcoming, and relaxed ambiance.
4574 Dowling Street,
Montague, MI 49437