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Old 10-10-2008, 10:24 AM   #1
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I'll be in the Ann Arbor area for part of the weekend. Any recommendations besides the Arbor Brewing Co. and Grizzly Peak?

Any good HBS in the area?
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:07 AM   #2
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Didn't get any recommendations, but I checked out the Grizzly Peak brewpub. Sampler was pretty good. Stout seemed watery, though. I just went into the Arbor Brewing Co long enough to buy a pint glass. Pretty loud on a Friday night, which seemed to really reinforce a college-kid sort of atmosphere. Grizzly Peak seemed more relaxed and friendly. I didn't eat, as I'd foolishly picked up some Popeye's chicken on the drive up from Cleveland.

Didn't spend much time in Ann Arbor. Spent most of the time up near Dexter for the Medical Wilderness Adventure Race, which pretty much kicked my ass, but I finished! Damn, I still hurt, though
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:32 AM   #3
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Sorry I missed your post until now. If you were in Dexter on Saturday, you could have stopped by at Jolly Pumpkin. They're open to the public on Saturdays, you can buy their beer, sometimes they give tours of the brewery.
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I'll probably be doing the race again next year, so I'll see about swinging by there.
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:53 PM   #5
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We are going to Ann Arbor next Monday (this Memorial Weekend) from OH & PA and taking in Arbor Brewing Company and Jolly Pumpkin. Looking forward to sampling some sours.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:22 PM   #6
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Not a brewery, but Ashley's has a lot of beers on tap!

Also an awesome homebrewing store - Adventures in Homebrewing (http://www.homebrewing.org/)

 
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:48 PM   #7
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I know this an older thread; but if we're talking Ann Arbor, I have a great suggestion.

Blue Tractor Brewing

Great beer, great food, great interior, great people/brewers. I absolutely fell in love with a Falconer's Flight SMaSH they had on tap in December. I called a couple days later (I was only in town that one night), and the assistant brewer told me all about it. Very nice! In fact my batch is fermenting away right now.

Everyone seems to think Jolly Pumpkin or Arbor Brewing when talking of Ann Arbor. Blue Tractor is now my go-to when in town.
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:02 AM   #8
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Again I know this is an old thread but some of my favorite local breweries have gone unmentioned.

Wolverine brewing is excellent and has a pretty diverse tap selection. Especially great lagers IMO.

Corner brew is good too, they are the sister bar of Ann Arbor brew Co. and technically they're in ypsilanti, but that's really just the ext stoplight over. They have some common taps with their sister bar but the selection is usually better at this location. It's also a little more of a dive bar than Brew co. is.

Jolly pumpkin is good, especially if you like sours.

Blue tractor is awesome as well, once upon a time my office was right above their bar. *sigh* those were good days.

Look me up if anyone is coming to town in the future. Happy to play tour guide

 
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