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Beer label display from Whale Rock Brewing
Relaxing at whale rock with a new brew
Bodo and Bookie beer special
A colletion of most recent Whale Rock Brewery brews

Why Whale Rock...Look Below

Over looking the literal whale rock in Lake Superior
Draft pour

Craftsmanship in the world of home beer brewing!  How did I start?  More than 10 years ago my daughter gifted me with a beer brewing kit and so it goes.  Over time I have improved in my processing gear from a propane stove in the garage to automated electric boilers now inside my home.  I have both a 7 gallon boiler (Anvil) and 10 gallon boiler (Brewers Edge).  I had brewed for several years successfully with modest equipment which included a stainless kettle on a propane stove (actually a turkey fryer).  And it worked fine, but winter garage chills were uncomfortable.  I brew both all grain and extract kits.  My leaning has always been Belgian wheat beers.  I do not sell my beers, but share with friends and relatives.  I've extended brewing to wild berry liqueurs such as blackberry, blueberry, and thimbleberry.  The process is quite different and the berry picking is the most difficult part.  As an aside my daughter is a wine certified expert and also a key beer sampler.  She too brews berry liqueurs.  Her BLOG is :


So to any newcomers, give it a try.  It is a rewarding hobby and you may never want to buy a beer again.


Jim Simak

Welcome to Whale Rock Brewing USA Established 1984

Whale Rock Brewing brewery
The start of Whale Rock Brewing.  A brew kit gift

Our Brewers, who art in the brewery, Hallowed be thy hops.

Thy fermentation come, Thy will be done, In bottles as it is on tap.

Give us this day our daily brew, And forgive us our spillages, As we forgive those who spill against us.

Lead us not into mass production, But deliver us from watery beer.


For thine is the malt, the hops, and the yeast, Forever and ever,


Special Shout-Out To Keweenaw Brewing

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