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Seven Reasons Why You Should Checkout Small Michigan Breweries

Posted on: Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

shutterstock_17424406They may be small, but they sure are delicious. Two Michigan breweries, Black Lotus Brewing and River’s Edge Brewing, are producing top notch beers that are making a big impact in the metro Detroit area, not to mention the state. With 205 craft breweries in the state, on average Michigan produces 769,897 barrels of craft beer a year. Ranking this state at number 10 in the country for the most barrels of craft beer produced per year.

Visiting brew pubs are a great way to support local businesses, while enjoying a cold drink and good food. Not only are you supporting the brewery, but you are helping out the places providing the ingredients to brew. In fact, there is a Michigan Hop Alliance that many craft brewers belong to. This is a great way for craft brewers to get ingredients that are sustainably grown, environmentally friendly, and Michigan farmer owned. Why not help make a difference in the mitten?

Anyways, back to the beer.

Black Lotus Brewing

  • The Black Lotus Brewing in Clawson has one brewer that produces the famous Ninja Pirate. This barley wine packs a punch with an alcohol content of 13.2%, earning them the gold medal for Old or Strong Ale in the 2016 World Beer Cup.
  • With a brewing area of about 300-square-feet, 450 barrels were produced over the last year.
  • Dress like a ninja or a pirate and enjoy food for 30% off.
  • They offer a variety of drinks from aged spirits, liqueur, specialty wines, and hand-crafted beers.

River’s Edge Brewing in Milford

  • The River’s Edge Brewing in Milford, is another award winning small brewery. They took two awards home, one international and the other one national. In the 2016 World Beer Cup’s Export Stout category, the Dirty Frank Stout (6.7% ABV) earned them a bronze medal.  At the Great American Beer Festival, taking silver in the Belgian-style Dubbel or Quadruple category was one tasty beer called Dubbel Entendre (7.4% ABV).
  • With a brewing area of about 1,300-square-feet, 440 barrels were brewed over the last year.
  • Enjoy good food, live music, bourbon barrel-aged beers, house-made wine, craft beers on tap, and much more.

It’s not about size, but the passion shown by these two breweries. Check out our Winery, Distillery & Brewery Insurance page to learn more about our insurance program for breweries.

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