About Presidential Brewing Company

A few years ago on a Friday night, three brothers and their dad had a great idea.  "Let's fill our new Christmas growlers with a beer we've never had, then hang out in a garage in the middle of winter until the beer's all gone."  They had so much fun that they decided to do it again the next weekend - and the weekend after that - and the weekend after that.  They began inviting friends to come along, dubbing the night "New Beer Friday".  It was a fun night to look forward to, and there was only one rule: try a beer you've never tried before.

It didn't take long for New Beer Friday to become A THING.  Every week, the growing number of pals gathered to drink beer, always making sure to try something different.  On any given Friday, you could find 20+ people gathered in someone's home with their families in tow, sharing beer, playing cards, singing around a campfire, and enjoying the camaraderie created around the idea of trying a new beer.

Eventually, the brothers and their dad had another great idea. "You know what would be the ULTIMATE New Beer?  A beer that doesn't exist yet.  A beer that we brew.  The newest of new beers!"  On that Friday, on a stovetop somewhere in Portage, Michigan, The Oatbama Stout was born.  The name, a play on the oatmeal stout they were brewing, was somewhat of a fluke.  A few growlers later, they joked about how funny it would be to make a whole line of beers named after presidents, tossing around names like The Grill Clinton and The Lincoln Lager.  

Beers made by Presidential Brewing Company

Lincoln Lager

American Pale Lager


Oatmeal Stout


American Barleywine

Brewery Contact

Presidential Brewing Company Address

8302 Portage Road
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

Phone Number

+1 (269) 468-9765

Tap into the Kalamazoo
Craft Beer Scene

Find Kalamazoo breweries "near me" with this interactive map, list and guide to locally-made craft beers.

Visit the Kalamazoo Beer Guide