Enjoy a Unique Craft Brew At the Bayou Restaurant & Chocolay River Brewery

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Brew Master Grant Lyke brews up delicious craft beers for the Chocolay River Brewery.

Brew Master Grant Lyke brews up delicious craft beers for the Chocolay River Brewery.

Marquette, MIApril 23, 2015 – Brew Master Grant Lyke invites you down to the Bayou Restaurant and Chocolay River Brewery for a one of a kind pint of freshly brewed craft beer. Relax on the deck or by the fire pit with one of Grant’s signature brews.

Grant is a bona fide Hop Head on a relentless pursuit of the best craft beer the world has to offer. He was born in Ann Arbor but grew up in Newberry, making him a Yooper at heart. His father brewed home wines, inspiring Grant’s interest in home brewing back in the late 70s.

Enjoy all of Grant's masterpieces on tap at the Bayou Restaurant and Chocolay River Brewery.

Enjoy all of Grant’s masterpieces on tap at the Bayou Restaurant and Chocolay River Brewery.

Grant started home brewing in the 1990s. His mad brewing skills were impressive and before long he was selling his services professionally. Grant served as Brew Master of the Jasper Ridge Brewery from July 1996 to December 2012. In January 2014, Grant became a key consultant to Tim Soucy, owner of the Bayou Restaurant, and helped Tim create the Chocolay River Brewery, where he became the official Brew Master in July.

Apart from brewing delicious craft beers, Grant enjoys a number of outdoor activities like any good Yooper. During the winter, he hits the snowboarding slopes and snowshoes. In the summer and fall you can find him mountain biking, camping, and hunting. He’s also working on renovating his 1890s home.

Grant has a passion for talking about the the craft beer revolution – past, present, and future. He is the Past President of the (now disbanded) Gitche Gumee Home Brewing Club. Even though the group no longer officially exists, it spawned and inspired numerous craft beer enthusiasts throughout the U.P. and beyond.

Brew Master Grant hard at work at the Chocolay River Brewery

Brew Master Grant hard at work at the Chocolay River Brewery

Grant credits his numerous years of brewing experience and says, “I am extremely confident that if you experience one of my craft beers, you will be satisfied.”

Listen as Grant talks to Great Lakes Radio’s Jim Parks about the art of brewing craft beers.