Michigan breweries worth the drive, and the Uber ride back home
The craft brewery scene is all the rage lately, and luckily for us, Michigan has been offering exciting beer-soaked spots for years. These breweries across the Mitten are truly worthy of you time, money, and the Uber/Lyft ride back home.
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424 N. Third St., Marquette
This mellow microbrewery is a go-to spot for the locals of Marquette who love craft beer. Theres also live music and an opportunity to get a breath of fresh air with outdoor seating.
Photo via Blackrocks Brewery / Facebook
New Holland Brewing: Pub on 8th
66 E. Eighth St., Holland
New Hollands Pub on 8th brewing spot brings the West Michigan community together for diverse events, good food, and, of course, freshly brewed craft beers. The comfortable pub offers a balanced and diverse collection of beer and spirits.
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441 W. Canfield St. #9, Detroit
This vibrant spot offers a slew of house beers and a menu with a large selection of pizza, sandwiches, and truffle fries, to name a few. Jolly Pumpkin specializes in sour and saison-style beers, in addition to other liquor choices. Also, Obama visited this exact location in 2016!
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305 Beaver St., Lansing
With the bold combinations of beer and this brewery being near one of the best pizzerias in Michigan, Detroit Frankies Wood Fired Brick Oven, Ozones Brewhouse has solidified its position in the brewery scene. This microbrewery owned by a father-son duo offers five mainstays and seven rotating taps.
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Paw Paw Brewing
780 S. Gremps St., Paw Paw
Established in 2010 by brothers-in-law Ben Fleckestein and Ryan Sylvester, Paw Paw Brewing sits on the banks of the Paw Paw River, inspired by the idea of bringing community members together over a glass of classic, craft beer. American cuisine is also available, offering flatbreads, sandwiches, salads, gourmet burgers, and a little something for the kiddos.
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Original Gravity Brewing
440 County St., Milan
Owner Brad Sancho left a major engineering position in 2008 to fulfill his dream and passion of homebrewing by opening a microbrewery in Southeast Michigan. Good bear and notably delicious deli sandwiches is what Original Gravity provides, as well as board games, live music, and TV to continue its commitment to a family-friendly environment.
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575 S. Eton St., Birmingham
Griffin Claw owner Dan Rogers beer journey is one that led him to great success. He started out with his own personal brewing, went to Big Rock in Birmingham, and officially opened the Griffin Claw Brewery Company in 2013. Rogers is an award-winning brewer, and uses his establishment to feed, entertain, and serve fresh beer to faithful consumers.
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5919 Chicago Rd., Warren
Kuhnhenn Brewing serves freshly brewed beer, while also allowing customers to do the same by including a brew supply shop right next door. This brewery offers a new drink for testing on occasion.
Photo via Kuhnhenn Brewing Warren Taproom / Facebook
The Mitten Brewing Company
112 W. Nagonaba St., Northport
Food trucks, a beautiful and relaxing outdoor area, and a taproom to mingle in is what the Mitten Brewing Company offers. This vintage, baseball-themed microbrewery focuses on community involvement and charitable giving, while playing a vital role in expanding Michigans craft beer scene.
Photo via The Mitten Brewing Company / Facebook
114 Main St., Lawton
The idea of growing hops on a family farm would eventually lead to a recipe for unique, coveted beer. Barn Brewers is accompanied by Bombas, its sold separate food joint loved for its ribs and fish tacos.
Photo via Barn Brewers Brewery / Facebook