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Westland Welcomes Ashley's Beer Garden with a Weekend Celebration

Written by  Paul Starr
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Westland Welcomes Ashley's Beer Garden with a Weekend Celebration

Ashley’s in Westland is proud to announce the grand opening of its Beer Garden with a four day celebration August 1-4.
Westland Welcomes Ashley's Beer Garden with a Weekend CelebrationKnown in Ann Arbor for 30 years and in Westland since 2007, Ashley’s has won many accolades including “Best Beer Selection” in WDIV’s Vote 4 the Best poll since 2007 and DRAFT magazine has named them one of the 100 best beer bars in the country.

Each year both locations host a variety of beer events including monthly releases and international events. The new Beer Garden at the Westland location offers another avenue for special events and brings in a live entertainment option.

Ashley’s co-owner Roy More is excited to bring this new venue for live music to the west side. “We took some unused urban space to create a fun and inviting community park. We wanted to bring live, outdoor music to Southeastern Michigan along with our specialty of craft beer."

Ashley’s will host events every day during the Grand Opening weekend. Limited edition Beer Garden t-shirts will be given away all weekend.

Thursday, August 1 is National IPA Day and will feature the release of a brand new beer from Warren's award-winning Kuhnhenn Brewing, the More Black IPA brewed for Ashley’s 30th Anniversary. From 4-6PM there will be pints on special for $3 and from 7-11 p.m. live music will be performed by Random Family.

Friday, August 2, features a ribbon cutting ceremony with Westland Mayor William Wild and the Westland Chamber of Commerce at 4 p.m.. This event will feature free appetizers and music by Julie Haven until 6 p.m.. Then Kuhnhenn’s Tap Assault and Meet the Brewer event kicks off at 6 p.m. with music by Kemical Punkch starting at 8 p.m..

Saturday, August 3 is Founders Fun Day with more than 10 different Founders Brewing beers being tapped starting at 2 p.m.. Junction Groove hits the stage at 3 and Rustbelt Revival takes over at 8, then DJ Skillset spins tunes from midnight to close.

Sunday, August 4 is Michigan Craft Beer Day with $4 pints of Michigan craft beer and the David Gerald Band starting at 5 p.m..


With locations in Ann Arbor and Westland, Ashley’s is known as “Michigan’s Premier Multi-tap.” DRAFT magazine has repeatedly named Ashley’s one of the 100 best beer bars in the country and voters have chosen Ashley’s as having the “Best Beer Selection” in NBC/WDIV-TV’s “Vote 4 The Best” poll every year since 2007. Ashley's host several region-wide and international beer events at its locations. This year marks Ashley’s 30th anniversary of promoting America’s craft beer renaissance, with monthly releases in both Ann Arbor and Westland of specially brewed commemorative beers from some of the country’s leading breweries. Ashley’s Westland is located at 7525 North Wayne Road, near the Westland Mall. More information can be found at www.ashleys.com.

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.