December 2018 Release

The final release of 2018! Wow, this has been an exciting year for us! We’ve released 68 different blends throughout the last 12 months… and we opened a tasting room! 2019 has some amazing things on the horizon for us, so keep your eyes peeled.

Bottle Reservations begin Saturday, December 1st at noon, and run until Friday, December 7th at noon.

Eventbrite link to reserve bottles:

Pickup day is Saturday, December 8th from 10-4pm. The pickup station will close promptly at 4, but the taproom will be open from 10am to 10pm.


Thread of Life - Foeder Aged Solera Sour w/ Strawberry, Raspberry, Cherry & Tongan Vanilla - This beer has tons of fruit and sweetness from the vanilla. We loaded 3lbs/gallon of fruit and 1.5 lbs of vanilla into this batch. This beer tastes like your grandma’s homemade jam. $22/750ml corked & caged bottle. Limits determined after Cultured Club sales end. 65 cases produced. Distributed statewide.

Genetic Drift - Foeder Aged Wild Solera Saison w/ Cranberry & Orange -This month’s variant of Genetic Drift is 100% Whitney’s idea. The cranberry and orange are in balance with our base saison… which is now aged in our second foeder! This is a perfect beer to pair with your holiday festivities. $15/750ml corked & caged bottle. 55 cases produced. Limits determined after Cultured Club sales end. Limited distribution statewide.

Frameshift Mutation - Amber Sour Ale Aged in Oak with Tamarind & Vanilla - Employee Small Batch: Luis Edition! - One of the first things Luis brought up when he started working at Speciation was that he wanted to use the sweet/tart/earthy substance called tamarind in a beer with vanilla to sweeten it up. We blended a 12 month old barrel of dark sour with 50 gallons from our sour foeder to make a perfect amber base for the deep and complex flavors from the tamarind puree. $22/750ml corked & caged bottle. Limits determined after Cultured Club sales end. 32 cases produced. Limited distribution on the East side of MI.

Phase Variation - Scotch Barrel Aged Imperial Golden Sour Ale - Single Barrel Release - This extremely complex and layered sour was aged in a Speyside single malt scotch barrel. We decided not to add any adjuncts to this beer so we could really let the barrel character shine. Speyside whiskies have no peat or smoke character, and tend to be sweet, citrusy, and nutty. The beer carries those exact flavors, and marries with the barrel to create a nice sweet orange flavor, along with a welcome touch of alcoholic heat. $24/750ml corked & caged bottle. Limit 1/person. 20 cases produced. Limited distribution in West MI.

Each ticket represents 1 bottle/can of beer, so please make sure to order the correct amount of tickets! On pickup day you may pay for your bottles/cans with cash or credit card (we use square).

Proxies are allowed. We just need a copy of the purchaser's ID and the proxy's ID. It will be the proxy's responsibility to pay for the bottles/cans at pickup.


-The Speciation Crew: Mitch, Whitney, Adam, Kara, Todd, Devon, Quinn, Luis & Jackie