Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Detroit Breweries Collaborate on New Fall Beer Tradition

Written by  Paul Starr
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With the Michigan Brewers Guild Fall Beer Festival in Eastern Market around the corner, Detroit breweries have come together to collaborate, starting a new fall beer tradition in the city. Atwater Brewery, Batch Brewing Company, Brew Detroit, Detroit Beer Company, and Motor City Brewing Works developed the idea together while sharing pints, as well as their passion for the craft.
The 1st annual ‘Detroit Beer Experiment’ (named after the musical collaboration featuring Carl Craig and the late-great Marcus Belgrave) starts with a featured style: the Weizenbock - a malty beer style perfect for the fall (a dark/dunkel Weizen beer of Bock strength, appx. 4.3-5.6% abv.).

Each brewery wrote their own recipe utilizing the same Michigan grown hops from Hop Head Farms. (4630 W Hickory Rd, Hickory Corners, MI 49060)

“We’re excited to see the Detroit brewing scene become even more collaborative, especially since each one of these breweries helped us get our doors open. It’s a tight-knit community of great brewers that was just begging for a project like this,” said Stephen Roginson, founder and head brewer at Batch Brewing Company.

“After 12 years of brewing beer in the city of Detroit, Detroit Beer Company is thrilled to be working together with all of our friends at the other Detroit breweries. It’s a fun way to showcase the great beer made in this city,” said Justin Riopelle, head brewer at Detroit Beer Company.

Starting October 19th, you’ll be able to try the Weizenbocks at each of the collaborating breweries, as well as at the Michigan Brewers Guild Fall Beer Festival on October 23-24.

Atwater in the Park

Batch Brewing Company

Brew Detroit

Detroit Beer Company

Motor City Brewing Works

All logo work crafted by Detroit Beer Press’ Senior Designer, Ian Burk

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.