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Founders Taproom coming to Detroit 

Founders Brewing Company is reportedly opening a taproom in Detroit.

Crain’s Detroit Business reports that the Grand Rapids brewery responsible for some of Michigan’s most iconic craft beer is opening the taproom in Detroit’s fast-developing Midtown neighborhood.

A 12,000-square-foot building currently sits at the proposed site on Charlotte Street. The reported location is about a 5-minute walk away from Little Caesars Arena where the Red Wings and Pistons will play next season.


The report cites unnamed sources, but if the expansion does occur, it will mark Founders first in a city other than Grand Rapids since it was founded by Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens in 1997.
Founders, Bell’s to flow at Chicago White Sox stadium

An official announcement from the brewery is expected on Tuesday, April 25, according to Crain’s.

Founders expanded its Grand Rapids taproomat 235 Grandville Ave SW, in 2014. The $25 million project doubled its beer-making capacity to 600,000 barrels. Already a player in the national craft beer scene, it appears Founders is ready to take another step with a jump to Detroit.

Founders Taproom coming to Detroit 

Founders Brewing Company is reportedly opening a taproom in Detroit.

Crain’s Detroit Business reports that the Grand Rapids brewery responsible for some of Michigan’s most iconic craft beer is opening the taproom in Detroit’s fast-developing Midtown neighborhood.

A 12,000-square-foot building currently sits at the proposed site on Charlotte Street. The reported location is about a 5-minute walk away from Little Caesars Arena where the Red Wings and Pistons will play next season.


The report cites unnamed sources, but if the expansion does occur, it will mark Founders first in a city other than Grand Rapids since it was founded by Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens in 1997.
Founders, Bell’s to flow at Chicago White Sox stadium

An official announcement from the brewery is expected on Tuesday, April 25, according to Crain’s.

Founders expanded its Grand Rapids taproomat 235 Grandville Ave SW, in 2014. The $25 million project doubled its beer-making capacity to 600,000 barrels. Already a player in the national craft beer scene, it appears Founders is ready to take another step with a jump to Detroit.

Penfolds Cabernet

ORIGIN McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, Wrattonbully, Barossa, Padthaway.
MATURATION 12 months in French (12% new) and American oak (14% new) hogsheads.
VARIETY Cabernet Sauvignon.
FIRST VINTAGE 2012.

Decades of investment in new vineyards across the best wine regions of South Australia afforded the Penfolds winemaking team the opportunity to craft a new wine, designated Bin 9. The first vintage was made at the Penfolds Nuriootpa winery in 2012. Adherent to Penfolds multi-regional philosophy, Bin 9 is sourced from vineyards across South Australia with a significant portion sourced from the ancient soils of McLaren Vale. Grapes were carefully selected on merit to suit this contemporary expression of Cabernet Sauvignon. Bin 9 can be enjoyed in the full flush of youth or cellared for the medium-term. A hallmark of the Bin wines is their ability to gain something extra with the passage of time. Further bottle maturation of this Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon will yield layers of complexity that are for now hiding behind brooding youthful fruit and subtle oak

How Does a Microbrewery Differ From a Normal Brewery?

As the term ‘micro’ might suggest, the difference between microbreweries and breweries is a matter of scale. A ‘traditional’ brewery like MillerCoors produce millions of barrels of beer a year. According to U.S regulations, a microbrewery can make no more than 15,000 barrels of beer a year. There are exceptions to this law, but those microbrewers have been grandfathered in.

Microbreweries are primarily known for their “specialty beers.” They are typically small-batch “boutique” beers, which might be made only for a certain season or theme, or designed to showcase special ingredients. Microbrewers also love to experiment with different styles of beer, different ingredient proportions or different fermentation processes. Every day is a delicious science experiment at a microbrewery.

A microbrewery doesn’t get taxed as heavily as bigger breweries, so the character of microbreweries we know and love is preserved. A microbrewery has limited, if any, distribution, generally only though regional distributorships like Hop & Wine. When a microbrewery gets popular and in high demand, they are sometimes picked up by national distributorships, but when that happens they lose their microbrewery classification. If they maintain their tradition of specialty beers, however, they are sometimes known as ‘craft brewers’.

Because microbreweries are so small, their options for getting their names out there are limited. Most microbreweries have a tasting room. If they are ambitious, they are attached to a ‘brew pub,’ a pub or restaurant that’s attached to the brewery so that patrons can get to know and appreciate their craft. The other option is beer festivals. Beer festivals allow microbreweries to seek recognition and set themselves apart. Beer aficionados love beer festivals for the sheer scope and variety of their favorite beverage, all in one convenient location.

Microbreweries have a character and craft that regular breweries just can’t compete with. What’s your favorite microbrew? Or can’t you pick only one?

Michigan Brewers List – Whom We Carry

A

  • Arbor Brewing Company (Ann Arbor): “Arbor Brewing Company is a full service restaurant, brewery & banquet facility in downtown Ann Arbor. Our game room has darts, shuffleboard and TVs, & we have patio seating in the summer.”
  • Arcadia Ales (Battle Creek): “Arcadia Brewing Company was established in 1996 as a microbrewery specializing in handcrafted British-style ales.”
  • Atwater Block Brewery (Detroit): “Located in Detroit’s historic Rivertown district, and housed in a 1919 factory warehouse, Atwater Brewery was founded in March of 1997 with the purpose of carrying on the rich history of breweries in Detroit.”

B

  • Bell’s Brewery (Kalamazoo): “Our ongoing goal is to brew thoughtfully, creatively and artistically. We strive to bring an authentic and pleasant experience to all of our customers through our unique ales and beers.”
  • Blackrocks Brewery (Marquette): “We offer you a wide variety of beers and rotate them regularly. The Blackrocks experience is: local, unique, and diverse.”
  • Brewery Vivant (Grand Rapids): “We operate a cozy neighborhood pub on-site at our brewery.  If you are able to make the journey to visit us, our goal is to create an exciting beer experience for you.”

C

D

  • Dark Horse Brewing Co. (Marshall): “This interior with the mugs on the ceilings and walls is quite a site and the outside garden, complete with stage and view (and smell) of the brewery is awesome!”
  • Detroit Beer Co. (Detroit): “Opened in September 2003, the Detroit Beer Co. occupies the first two floors of the restored Hartz Building on Broadway in Downtown Detroit just steps from Comerica Park and Ford Field making it the best spot for pre & post event.”
  • Dragonmead Microbrewery (Warren): “Just like their surrounding neighbors, Dragonmead uses their hard labor and skill to create a quality product from raw materials. They brew a panoply of beer styles representing the participants of WWII rather than a beer menu.”

F

  • Founders Brewing Company (Grand Rapids): “In 2010, Ratebeer.com ranked us as the 4th best brewery in the world, and we have several beers listed in the top one hundred beers of the world on Beeradvocate.com.”
  • Frankenmuth Brewery (Frankenmuth): “Founded in 1862, The Frankenmuth Brewery is the second oldest brewery in the country and is proud to be known as Michigan’s Original Craft Beer.”

G

  • Greenbush Brewing Company (Sawyer): “You’ll be able to taste and buy there year-round beers, seasonal offerings,  specialty beers and high-gravity offerings as well as  “lab beers”, which are beers they’re experimenting with on a regular basis for possible future larger-scale production.”

H

J

  • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales (Dexter): “Focusing on traditional rustic country style beers brought to life through labor and love, we strive to create beers to lighten the spirit, and soothe the soul.”

K

  • Keweenaw Brewing Company (Houghton): “The KBC taproom is located smack in the middle of historic downtown Houghton. Its rustic barn-wood interior welcomes all with cozy, homey comfort. A large fireplace area, outfitted with couches and footrests, completes the inviting scene.”
  • Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. (Warren): “The beer and wine menu reads like a manual. The place is not fancy. Think beer hall, a place to gather with friends and just catch up and have a great time.”

L

  • Liberty Street Brewing Company (Plymouth): “We provide an elegant atmosphere where people can enjoy a fine, hand crafted beer in Plymouth, Michigan’s historic Old Village.”

M

  • Michigan Brewing Co. (Webberville): “This is a great low key brewpub. Beer selection is always pretty good, as there is usually a wide variety of styles.”
  • Motor City Brewing Works (Detroit): “Since our beginning in 1994, MCBW has been committed to producing hand-crafted superior quality beer. Our beer is unfiltered, unpasteurized assuring maximum freshness & delicious flavor naturally!”
  • Mountain Town Station (Mt. Pleasant): “Mountain Town Station proudly serves central Michigan the highest quality hand crafted brews made from specially selected hops and organic grains.”
  • Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company (Mt. Pleasant): “This new brewery operation is strictly manufacturing and packaging using the same recipes that have been successfully developed for years at the brewpub.”

N

  • New Holland Brew Company (Holland): “The pub is a great place for us to explore new ideas, meet our customers in a comfortable setting and provide a place of community for all who visit.”
  • North Peak Brewing Company (Traverse City): “North Peak Brewing Company is located in a historic building which was formerly the Big Daylight Candy Factory, a handsome imposing brick edifice of three floors and a basement.”

O

  • Odd Side Ales (Grand Haven): “Being a tiny brewery allows us to produce some truly unique crafted beers more often.”

P

  • Paw Paw Brewing Company (Paw Paw): “Putting people and community above all others Paw Paw Brewing Company will strive to integrate culture and local products while developing hand crafted brews. “

Q

R

S

 

  • Saugatuck Brewing Company (Douglas): “Customers can enjoy snacks or libations while watching the beer, similar to the style they are drinking, being produced on the Brew On Premise system less than ten feet away!”
  • Schmohz Brewing Company (Grand Rapids): “The brewery offers its beers in growlers and six-packs. The refreshing and flavorful cream ale is well worth seeking.”
  • Short’s Brewing Company (Bellaire): “Our goal is to get to a comfortable production volume, enjoy what we do and love life in Northern Michigan.”

T

  • The Round Barn Winery, Distillery & Brewery (Baroda): “With more than 30 years of fermentation experience and an award-winning reputation in the industry, our line of hand-crafted brews embody the satisfying bold taste you’ve come to expect from The Round Barn.”

W

  • Wolverine State Brewing Co. (Ann Arbor): “We are the only microbrewery in Michigan that specializes in making lagers for everyone.”

 

 

To Be Updated….very soon Keep an Eye out 😉