Brewery Profile: Dark Horse Brewing Co.

by Kevin on January 26, 2013

Dark Horse Brewing Co.

Location: Marshall, MI
Twitter: @DarkHorseBrewCo
Founded: 1997

Brewery Description:

Humble beginnings gave way to lessons learned of brewing in the shadows of the residence hall; steering clear of the landlord and having your ass handed to you by the almighty dollar are now consumed by the glory bells of success and the daily grind – a dichotomy of sorts… Should a young madman have to bend and be Ned Beatty’d to sell and serve to please the public eye’s nerve endings from the very beginning? Not this time around. A brewer slowly climbed from the lowest points of business life with a sore ass, as he ascended to a new level. Hark! The horse of the dark nature holds the scales where the wheat and barley feedeth, not taketh from the mouths of man. A non-filtered view of hard work, careful perseverance of expansion, sticking to what is believed to be the right way and the only way to stay true to high quality, and also, the vague understandings of possible humor; blurring his family’s, employees’ and customers’ drinking experience and vision between a no-bullshit approach to brewing big, outstanding beers and selling nonsensical imagery and haberdashery…Proven to the masses as a Darkhorse trademark for the man behind the reigns. Can true patrons of quality, time and devotion deal with the inner workings of a mad-man’s psyche as he speaks of visions of smacking Umpa Lumpas with snow shovels, or allows the obscure drawings of lawn jarts and tinker toys to be hung on the walls of his establishment? They seem to…A madman’s passion for brewing comes out in strange ways indeed; where his employees and fellow brew house boys may know not how to deal with his tongue twisted ramblings and contortions of the face at first; where the same can definitely scare away newcomers. True patrons know how to accept the obscure humor. Some have lent a hand in some way or another. They know what “pour to the line” means; they have been to every annual crawfish boil and some find the passion within themselves to put the Darkhorse name to skin…still they barely understand the immature drawings created in the brewery… True patrons know the hard work the brewers put in to create and keep the Darkhorse name in the lead. Some things in life are easily read and some things keep you guessing. Should we take turns consuming garage sale items and vomiting them on the walls or should we follow the square, straight and narrow? Slip into the pub and look around. Go out and buy a six-pack, and read the holder the beer comes in. Read the back of your growler. When you’re done, you’ll either get it or you won’t. No matter, as you’re drinking some of the best fuckin’ beer made in the great state of Michigan. Period!


Aigre (Sour) Plead The 5th
Blueberry Honey Biscuit Monkey
Boffo Trace American Brown Ale
Bourbon Barrel Monster 29
Bourbon BBL Perkulator
Dark Corner (Black Cap)
Dark Horse 4 Elf
Dark Horse Amber Ale
Dark Horse Artic Dekoorc Eert
Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale
Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA
Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout
Dark Horse Homo Sapien Cherry Tripel Ale
Dark Horse Homo Sapien Raspberry Tripel Ale
Dark Horse Lambeak Wants Dragonfruit
Dark Horse Lambeak Wants Peachy
Dark Horse Octoberfest
Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale
Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock
Dark Horse Raspberry Ale
Dark Horse Reserve Special Black Ale
Dark Horse Rod
Dark Horse Sapient Trip Ale
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale
Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter
Dark Horse Too Cream Stout
Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout
Dark Horse Whiskey Richard Lambeak
Edacsac Dekoorc Eert
Homo Bourbon Sapien
Homosapien Tripel
KBE Dark Horse Volume II
King Of The Forest
Kmita Kolsch
Lambeak Wants Blood Orange Lambic
Lambeak Wants Raspberry Lambic
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout
Plead The Option
Salmeysalmiakki Olut
Sarsaparilla Six Stout
Sarsaparilla666 Bourbon Barrel Root Beer Stout
Scary Jesus Rockstar
That Cotton Pickin Beer
Three Guy Off The Scale Barley Wine

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