Thursday, June 25, 2015

Atwater and McClure's pair up for a unique collaboration

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 11:34 AM

Today at Cheli’s Chili Bar, just outside of Comerica Park, Atwater Brewery and McClure’s will jointly launch what they call their new brew, the Michelada, a German-style lager that’s blended with McClure’s Bloody Mary spices and inspired by Mexican and Latin American culture.

Both Atwater, a Rivertown brewery perhaps most famous for their Dirty Blonde beer, and McClure’s, best known for their pickles and spices, have been working in Detroit for several years now. This brew is their first collaboration together, but it could be the first in a potentially budding partnership between the two local businesses.

The brands’ Michelada will be canned at the Brew Detroit plant in Corktown and combine tastes from Germany, Mexico, and the Motor City. The companies described it in a release as a “slightly sweet, semi-salty, tangy concoction with just the right amount of heat.” Though the michelada has been a longtime favorite beverage in Latin America, and other American breweries have recently caught on, McClure’s and Atwater’s Michelada are calling their brew “the world’s first craft Michelada.”

The lager is brewed in a German style, but the packaging for the Michelada takes its cues from Mexican culture, where the classic michelada originated. Its design recalls Mexican wrestling with its red and green lucha libre mask on the can. The mask features the Detroit skyline standing in for its mouth, with outlines of Michigan, Germany, and Mexico also adorning its face.

Released last week and launching officially at Cheli’s Chili Bar today, June 25, at 4 p.m. (right after the Tigers’ game), the Michelada will be available in four-packs of 16-ounce cans in local stores like Busch’s and Meijer, as well as craft beer retailers in 32 states and Canada. Attendees at Cheli’s can expect music, giveaways, and of course, Mexican wrestling.

Tags: , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation