Two hours to get in on opening day? Lines around the block? Completely full even days after the opening? Wow! This place had better be good.
I am talking, of course, about the newest brewpub in Michigan: the Witches Hat Brewpub in South Lyon. Witches Hat opened for business on December 26 with, as mentioned above, crowds and lines and long waits to get in. Before we even talk about how good the place is--and it IS good--I want to mention how awesome this spectacular opening is for the state of Michigan and the state of craft beer. Other than midnight releases of Harry Potter, when is the last time you've heard of anything like this?! It was like an, err, "mash" mob (if you will allow me to rip off that term) descended upon the new brewpub and worked it.