Monday, March 09, 2015

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales Is Excited To Open A New Brewery In Midtown This April

Written by  Paul Starr
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Ron Jeffries is the president, co-founder and master brewer of Northern United Brewing Company’s Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, and a collaborator for North Peak Brewing Company. Jeffries began studying and experimenting with brewing in the early 90s, always with an eye towards opening his own brewery. With a special interest in rustic country ales, he launched his professional brewing career in 1995, and quickly became known as an innovative and respected member of Michigan’s emerging craft beer scene.
Jeffries realized his dream in the summer of 2004 when he and his wife Laurie launched Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales in Dexter, Mich., first brewery focused on and offering an exclusive selection of oak-aged, wild and sour beers in the United States. Together Ron and Laurie Jeffries, with the help of their son Daemon, have grown Jolly Pumpkin into a boutique brand with widespread distribution and global recognition.

Over the years, Jeffries’ vocation has evolved from brewer, craftsman and artist to most recently, philosopher and visionary of all things beer. His outstanding dedication to the art of brewing has led to international attention and accolades.

An advocate for the simpler life, Jeffries believes in decelerating the hectic tempo of modern life and returning to a slower, more livable pace. He runs the brewery on what he calls “Hawaiian time,” allowing Jolly Pumpkin to maintain traditional small scale production while protecting both the outstanding complexity and simplicity of the beverage.

Soon a new location located in Midtown Detroit will be opening with the same attention to detail as all Northern United Brewing Company locations. This location will specialize in Pizza and with all the great food that comes out of the other locations we can't wait to see what they have to offer. 

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales is distributed in 40 states and – as of spring 2015 – is available in four restaurant locations, including:

  • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, 13512 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City, Mich. 49686
  • Jolly Pumpkin Café and Brewery, 311. S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48104
  • Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery, 441 W. Canfield, Detroit, Mich. 48201 (Coming April 2015)
  • (nl) Northern United Liquid Libations, the Dexter tap room and Jolly Pumpkin brewery, 2319 Bishop Circle East, Dexter, Mich. 48130

Jeffries resides in Pinckney, Mich. with his wife Laurie and their Jack Russell Terrier, Bam.

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.