Saturday, March 04, 2017

CraftBeer.com Presents: Great American Beer Bars - Setting the Craft Beer Bar High

Written by  Paul Starr
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With more than 5,200 small and independent craft breweries operating across the country, craft beer lovers have no shortage of options to discover and delight in the beloved beverage of beer. To navigate both novices and craft beer aficionados towards the best beer bars in every state, CraftBeer.comthe Brewers Association website for beer lovers—surveyed its readers for its annual Great American Beer Bars competition.
“CraftBeer.com readers understand what sets a beer bar apart and have continually shown up since 2012 to recommend and praise their favorite spots,” said Julia Herz, publisher of CraftBeer.com. “With more than 7,000 votes cast, we are excited to announce this year’s winners and proud to welcome back twenty-one (41%) 2016 winners to the list – a sign that craft beer bars, now more than ever, are committed to their patrons and ensuring the best overall experience.”
MICHIGAN

Brown Iron Brewhouse

Washington Twp, Michigan

Year Founded: 2015

Draught: 70

Need that perfect bar, Cheers-like feel? “We try to know our customers by name and they really are like family,” says Patti Eisenbraun. “They are our guests and we want them to have the best experience possible with hand crafted food and great beer.” Brown Iron pairs their hospitality, educated staff and 70 draught beers to knock anything that garden-level bar in Boston could contend with.

Methodology: CraftBeer.com readers were asked to nominate their favorite craft beer bar in their state and fill out a short survey about what makes it so great including atmosphere, staff, beer selection and special events. Over 7,000 votes in total from November 15 – December 31, 2016 were cast.

To view a sortable list and each bar’s profile including photos and stats, please visit http://bit.ly/2m8G6X9. Join the conversation using #GABB.

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.