For those who enjoy a good brew every once and a while, Detroit brings a revived hope with the announcement of a new satellite brewery being opened in the Metro area.
On December 4th, Founders will be opening a new location in an up and coming neighborhood called South Cass, located in Midtown. Founders, based out of Grand Rapids, hasn’t opened a new location in its 20-year history, making this a very special event indeed.
The brewery will contain a taproom and a restaurant right in the middle of the 14,000-square foot facility. Within steps of the building, you can find a wide variety of beer-centric businesses, including the nationally acclaimed HopCat beer bar; a satellite branch of the nationally renowned Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales; and Detroit’s oldest operating brewery, Motor City Brewing Works.
The Metro area itself is no stranger to the beer industry as it contains over 12 independent breweries, and just as many taprooms and beer-focused bars.
That isn’t the end of the beer-themed improvements to the South Cass neighborhood, though.
Three brewing programs offered by the Eastern Michigan University will find their home in a full-sized brewery offered in the South Cass area. Other additions include student-made beers being served in the courtyard of a bar maintained by Jolly Pumpkin’s parent company and an independent branch of the Brooklyn bar “Barcade.”
Detroit’s city planners and partners are excited for the potential these additions will bring.
“Founders has a dedicated, hard-core customer base,” said Susan Mosey, executive director of Midtown Detroit, Inc. “We have a lot of very local breweries opening but bringing in a large brand with a large reach will drive a lot of (outside) traffic into the neighborhood.”
Midtown Detroit, Inc. partnered with Invest Detroit to help Founders establish the facility.
News Source: http://www.foodandwine.com/news/detroit-americas-next-great-beer-city