Brewed in the tradition of English-style barley wines, Cereal Killer offers an explosion of full-bodied, liquid goodness. Robust malty flavors converge with caramel, toffee, molasses and dark fruit notes to produce a remarkably complex and palate-pleasing beer. Its intense malt character is complemented by a subtle citrus finish from the Crystal hops. With cellar-aging, Cereal Killer’s flavor evolves further, developing a sherry-like aroma and flavor similar to a cask-aged port. Winner of the Gold Medal for Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Beers at 2009 GABF.
Limburger or Stilton cheese, wild game, baked ham with brown sugar, chocolate torte with Cereal Killer frosting or glaze.
For 20 years, Arcadia Ales has been committed to a British Inspired - American Brewed stable of beers. We aspire to brew beers that achieve brilliance through balance - ales that satisfy the senses with complex flavor while providing pure refreshment that leaves you wanting more.
In 1996, our first 25 barrel batch was brewed on a Brick Kettle Brewing System from England at our Battle Creek, MI location. Fast-forward 20 years later - today every batch is produced in our new 50 barrel American-made brewhouse at our Kalamazoo Riverfront Brewery, Pub and Garden. Each Arcadia beer is created using our distinctive, proprietary yeast strain in open fermenters, with our promise to use only the finest domestic and English malted barley, along with the highest quality hops available from the Pacific Northwest and Michigan.
While we take great pride in Arcadia’s ales, our pubs and kitchens have built up a mighty fine reputation of their own. Arcadia in Battle Creek has become a favorite for BBQ made fresh daily on our Southern Pride smoker as well as wood fired pizzas made in a brick oven from Italy. If you can’t make up your mind about trying the BBQ or the pizza, don’t worry. Just order the BBQ Chicken or Pork pizza and get your hands on both.
With our second home at Arcadia Brewing Kalamazoo, we had the opportunity to rehabilitate and give new life to 400 feet of downtown Kalamazoo’s riverfront. Our pet-friendly beer garden has direct access to the Kalamazoo River for kayaks and canoes and over 20 miles of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail’s paved bike and pedestrian pathways. Have a brew or some food over a game of shuffleboard and cornhole, then take it easy around our gas-lit council fire.
Our pub and kitchen in Kalamazoo take our passion for BBQ to a whole new level with an all wood-fired Oyler BBQ smoker from Texas, burning pure hickory. Most of our meats are locally sourced, with many being a byproduct of whole animal/seam butchery. Additionally, our chefs also regularly feature unique vegetarian and gluten free options. Enjoy our communal seating and deli-style food service, while our team of servers get you a beer, wine, Michigan-made soft drink like Faygo, and more!
For Arcadia, it’s always been about commitment; to creating quality beers, to building relationships with our customers, and to supporting our communities. Thank you for helping us earn a place in your glass, fridge and cooler!