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Old 10-25-2010, 01:37 PM   #1
Jan 2010
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Over this last weekend was the 2nd annual fall beer festival in Downtown Detroit. My first thoughts of the weekend are WOW, what a great event. They had a great showing of the very best of what Michigan had to offer. I was impressed with how smoothly everything went. They had a ton of port o johns, water stations, and good food. All the Breweries I wanted to see were there, with some amazing brews. I showed up at 1pm with the tickets I bought on line ahead of time, but my knuckle head buddies decided they would buy theirs at the event, well it was SOLD OUT! So they had walk up and down the line looking for extra tickets, they did find some 20 mins later.
So if anyone was there over the weekend, and wants to share what they thought of it, please do.......

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Old 10-25-2010, 01:51 PM   #2
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I didn't make it. But our scene really rocks in MetroDetroit. People don't realize it, as chronicaled in this thread.

I posted this in there.

As to the beer scene, it's not surprising that the Michigan Masher's are the largest club on here. Not to mentiont that there are more concentrated homebrew shops in the metro detroit area. We have a large beer scene. Lots of micros and a ton of beer festivals (including one in Eastern Market)

As you can see the state is hugely represented, and for Brewpub/micros, between the city and the immediate suburbs there are this many places to go. (Clumped on the lower right side)

Arbor Brewing Company Pub & Eatery
Arbor Brewing Company-Corner Brewery
Arcadia Brewing Company
Atwater Block Brewery
B.O.B's Brewery
Bells Brewery, Inc.
Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse
Big Rock Chop and Brewhouse
Black Lotus Brewing Company
CJ's Brewing Company
Copper Canyon Brewery
Dark Horse Brewing Co.
Detroit Beer Company
Dragonmead Microbrewery
Fletcher Street Brewing Company
Fort Street Brewery
Founders Brewing Company
Frankenmuth Brewery LLC
Grand Rapids Brewing Co.
Great Baraboo Brewing Co.
Grizzly Peak Brewing Co.
Harper's Restaurant and Brewpub
Hereford & Hops Rest. & Brewpub
Jamesport Brewing Co.
Jasper Ridge Brewery
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Keweenaw Brewing Company
Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.
Lake Superior Brewing Co.
Library Bar & Restaurant
Lily's Seafood and Brewery
Michigan Brewing Co.
Motor City Brewing Works
Mountain Town Station
New Holland Brew Co - Production
New Holland Brewing Company Pub
North Peak Brewing Co.
Old Hat Brewery & Grill
Quay Street Brewing Co.
Red Jacket Brewing Company
Right Brain Brewery
Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Royal Oak Brewery
Saugatuck Brewing Company, Inc.
Schmohz Brewing Company
Sherwood Brewing Company
Short's Brewing Company
Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub
The Hideout Brewing Company
The Livery
The Vierling Restaurant & Marquette Harbor Brewery
Traffic Jam and Snug
Tri-City Brewing Company
Walldorff Brewpub & Bistro
Wiltse's Brew Pub
Woodward Avenue Brewers
And a lot of us get together pretty regularly. We brew together or hit the brewpubs quite a lot. There a half dozen active hombrew clubs (or more) in the metro detroit area. I think there are 8-10 fairly large BJCP contests a year. Plus we're pretty active for both the AHC big brew days with several places hosting event with a ton of folks.

This should give you an idea it's from the one we had in May. It is only 1 of 6 events I knew of that day happening within a 20 minute drive of each other. This one is at cap n cork in macomb, which is about a 30 minute drive from downtown detroit.

Note our HBT logo on the tent

This should give you an idea of the scene,

And the homebrew shops.

Michigan Home Brewing Stores & Suppliers
(Alphabetically by City)

Clearview Draft Services
534 Robbin Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707 Map/Directions
Phone: (989) 354-5111

Leopold Brothers of Ann Arbor
529 South Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Map/Directions
Phone: (734) 747-9806

Begick Nursery & Garden Center
5993 Westside Saginaw Road
Bay City, MI 48706 Map/Directions
Phone: (866) 323-4425

Home Winery and Supply Company
208 Main Street
Dundee, MI 48131 Map/Directions
Phone: (734) 529-3296

The Red Salamander
205 North Bridge Road
Grand Ledge, MI 48837 Map/Directions
Phone: (517) 627-2012

Siciliano's Market
2840 Lake Michigan Drive Northwest
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 Map/Directions
Phone: (616) 453-9674

Park Winery
15230 Charevoix Street
Grosse Pointe, MI 48230 Map/Directions
Phone: (313) 821-9463

Keweenaw Brewing Company
408 Sheldon Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931 Map/Directions
Phone: (906) 482-5596

Things Brewed
1062 Boardman Road
Jackson, MI 49202 Map/Directions
Phone: (517) 768-2739

Cork N Cap
904 Lansing Ave.
Jackson, MI 49202 Map/Directions
Phone: 517-784-0687

Bell's General Store
355 East Kalamazoo Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 Map/Directions
Phone: (269) 382-5712

322 S. Lincoln Ave
Lakeview, MI 48850 Map/Directions
Phone: 866-591-8247

Materagaia Organic Brewing Supplies
333 N Cedar St
Lansing, MI 48912 Map/Directions
Phone: 517-242-2880

Brew & Grow
32610 7 Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48152 Map/Directions
Phone: (248) 442-7939

Wine Barrel Plus
30303 Plymouth Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150 Map/Directions
Phone: (734) 522-WINE (9463)

Pauly's Wine, Beer and Spirits Shop
11250 Fulton East
Lowell, MI 49331 Map/Directions
Phone: (616) 897-2669

Cap-N-Cork Home Brewing Supplies
16812 21 Mile Road
Macomb, MI 48044 Map/Directions
Phone: (586) 286-5202

White's Party Store
1001 North 3rd Street
Marquette, MI 49855 Map/Directions
Phone: (906) 226-6781

Dusty's Cellar
1839 West Grand River Avenue
Okemos, MI 48864 Map/Directions
Phone: (517) 349-5150

Eastern Shores Brewing Supplies
510 Pine Street
Port Huron, MI 48060 Map/Directions
Phone: (810) 985-3757

The Spirit Shoppe
3550 Gratiot Avenue
Port Huron, MI 48060 Map/Directions
Phone: (810) 985-8261

Daane's Wine & Liquor
8901 Portage Road
Portage, MI 49002 Map/Directions
Phone: (269) 327-5500

Fieldstone Winery
223 South Main Street
Rochester, MI 48307 Map/Directions
Phone: (248) 656-0618

2940 Midland Road
Saginaw, MI 48603 Map/Directions
Phone: (989) 797-8466

Keueenaw Brewing Company
10 Fourth
South Range, MI 49963 Map/Directions
Phone: (906) 482-1271

Adventures in Home Brewing
23869 Van Born Road
Taylor, MI 48180 Map/Directions
Phone: (313) 277-2739

Utica, MI 48317 Map/Directions
Phone: 1-888-393-2203

Kuhnhenn Brewing
5919 Chicage Road
Warren, MI 48092 Map/Directions
Phone: (586) 979-8361

Hopman's Beer & Wine Making Supplies
4636 West Walton Blvd.
Waterford, MI 48329 Map/Directions
Phone: (248) 674-4677

Michigan Brewing Company
2582 North M-52
Webberville, MI 48892 Map/Directions
Phone: (517) 521-2337

Things Beer
2582 North M-52
Webberville, MI 48892 Map/Directions
Phone: (517) 521-2337

U-Brew Homebrew & Winemaking Supplies
1486 Washtenaw Ave
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Map/Directions
Phone: (734) 337-2015
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