Best Microbreweries In The Detroit Area

January 17, 2012 9:58 AM

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Thirsty? Like beer? We love these local microbreweries.
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Arbor Brewing Company

114 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Established in 1995, Arbor Brewing is in the heart of  Ann Arbor’s bustling downtown.
Eclectic selection of signature beers with catchy names like Sacred Cow I.P.A. (India Pale Ale), Bavarian Bliss Hefeweizen, and Red Snapper Amber Ale. Great burgers and vegetarian fare. Arbor Brewing has a boutique brewery, the Corner Brewery, located near Ypsilanti’s Historic Depot Town.

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Atwater Block Brewery

232 Jos. Campau
Detroit, MI 48207
Located in the heart of  Detroit’s Rivertown district, Atwater features traditional German-style beers and specialty brews. The brewing equipment was imported from Germany.
Signature beers include Pale Ale, Cherry Stout, D-Light Kolsch Style, and Dirty Blonde, brewed with coriander and orange peel. Atwater Brewery was founded in 1997.

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Detroit Beer Company

1529 Broadway
Detroit, MI 48226
Located on the first two floors of the renovated Hartz Building, Detroit Beer Company is across from the Detroit Opera House and within walking distance of Comerica Park and Ford Field. Established in 2003, it’s a relatively new player in the Detroit area’s burgeoning microbrew scene. Signature beers include People Mover Porter (in honor of the city’s elevated rail system), Detroit Red and Broadway Light.

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Great Baraboo Brewing Company

35905 Utica Road
Clinton Township, MI 48035
Great Baraboo is located in a newer, modern building that features an outdoor patio. The restaurant has a full lunch and dinner menu, and featured beers come with quirky names like Kings Peak Caraboo Wheat, Boston Blackstone and Snake Eye Canyon Red Ale. There’s an in-season Pumpkin Ale. Flights consist of six, five-ounce samples for $5.95.

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Grizzly Peak Brewing Company

120 W. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Established in August, 1995, Grizzly Peak is housed in a century-old building complete with wood floors and a tin ceiling. On-site brewery and kitchen. Signature beers include Grizzly Peak Pale Ale, Bear Paw Porter, and, with a nod to the nearby University of Michigan, Victors’ Golden Ale.

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  • Noway

    What on Earth is this list based on? If it’s the best beer, then where is Dragonmead and Kuhnenn? If it is on best atmosphere, then where is Royal Oak Brewery and Woodward Avenue Brewery. FAIL.

  • Chris

    If you are including 2 Ann Arbor breweries in a list of 5 Detroit Breweries you clearly are not trying.

    I’m a fan of for brewery information.

    I agree with Noway in that Dragonmead and Kuhnhenn are both award winning breweries with excellent beer in the Detroit area.

  • Tokki

    Weak. You just did this list like 3 months ago and it was totally diff.

  • William Gallagher

    Arbor Brewing Co. Is the original King in My book,and it is the current king.Best Stout You will ever taste!

  • Chris

    For DIY party’ers, csoohe from 1,000 beers at 99 Bottles. Just 2 blocks west off I-5 EXIT 142B at Crossings Center in Federal Way. Check out the champagne beers: DeuS, Malheur and Lust, as well as Finnriver champagne cider, while supplies last. There’s also plenty of corked-n-caged bottles that give a celebratory pop when opened. Celebrate with a special beer this year!Thursday 12/30 & Friday 12/31 open 10:00AM to 8:00PMPlease note the following seasonal closures:99 Bottles will be closed New Year’s Day (Saturday, 1/1) for our annual day of rest. We will also be closed Sunday 1/2 & Monday 1/3 for annual inventory .sorry folks, it’s just impossible to sell and count at the same time. Resuming regular hours on Tuesday 1/4 at 10:00AM. Stop in on Friday to stock up for the weekend.

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