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Mi guys Lets start something here, Best local beer noones ever heard of

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by loki993, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Savant (365) Michigan Dec 9, 2008 Verified

    Thanks for the info!
  2. One other that I have liked is Michigan Beer Cellar in Sparta. Some of Dan's beers are on tap at times at HopCat.
  3. hoppymeal

    hoppymeal Savant (455) Michigan Jun 25, 2005

    +1 to this. We stopped in here a few months back and had a sampler and everything was really good.
  4. tommyz

    tommyz Advocate (570) Michigan May 28, 2007 Beer Trader

    Wow, I would never guess that some of the Breweries are "low" key. A few id like to mention are Kuhnhenns Dark Heathen and #9..Ive become very fond of this brewery and almost everything they make..

    Also, from darkhorse the Bourbon Barreled Plead the 5th stout. Maybe its not under the radar. I dont know. But as someone who is not really a fan of stouts, this was by far the best stout ive ever tasted. (including KBS)

    Liberty Brewing in Plymouth..I was someone who has not been a fan of their beers at all.I had tried quite a few and thought they were Meh....I went there last night and had a great beer..It was their 42nd Parallel imperial IPA..I really like it and will go back again..Hopefully I find more beers of theirs I like now as they are the closest to me..lol

    Finally, throw me into being a fan of Witches Hat Brewing Co in South Lyon.. While they place is very small and hopefully can expand soon, they have a good IPA called Train Hopper. Its not overly hoppy and a real good "drinker"..
  5. The Livery, Jolly Pumpkin
  6. wifehatesthebike

    wifehatesthebike Savant (290) Michigan Oct 11, 2008 Beer Trader

    Thumbs up for Witches Hat for me as well. Their batches are small enough to where they always have something new on tap. They had a coffee stout last month that was great. Plus it doesn't hurt I can walk there from home!
  7. sarro

    sarro Savant (400) Michigan May 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    I wouldn't consider Kuhnhenns, Dark Horse or Jolly Pumpkin some of the smaller guys.

    In no particular order the following MI breweries standout to me:

    The Livery
    Big Rock Chop House
    Odd Side (need to try more)

    Also worth mentioning are

    Arbor Brew sours
    Liberty St
    Grizzley Peak