Who Are We?
North Pier Brewing Company is proud to make craft beer in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Our taproom and outdoor beer garden is located less than one mile from Lake Michigan and on tap, we have a rotating list of hand-crafted beers with a focus on innovative Belgian and European inspired ales & lagers.
North Pier Brewing Company was created out of a passion for craft beer and a love for the local community. Jay and his wife Jordan, grew up in the area, and are thrilled to not only raise three kids here, but also create a business that they are so excited about.
Jay fell in love with craft beer and the culture surrounding it, and decided to jump right into the industry after graduating from business school. He knew he needed professional help and found the perfect match in Head Brewer Steve Distasio. Steve had just moved back to the U.S. after finishing brewing school in the U.K and jumped at the chance to join a start-up and lead the brewing side of the business. From there, weekly test batches, licensing applications, and construction dominated their lives.