Brewery Terra Firma has officially broken ground at 2959 Hartman Road in Traverse City. In keeping with Brew Master John Niedermaier’s purist approach – brewing beer with high-quality ingredients made from scratch; no extracts,
syrups, powders or imitation flavorings allowed – Terra Firma will raise on-site (and source from the nearest local farms) many of its beers' ingredients: hops, grain, fruits, vegetables, herbs, legumes, honey and maple syrup. The brewery also will use sustainable operational practices, like harvesting excess BTUs from the brewing process to heat the facility, and using clean process water and spent grain for composting and fertilization of crops. The image above depicts plans for Terra Firma's Brewery facility.