Tuesday, October 11, 2011

[Real Detroit Weekly] Detroit Beer Company

All photos by Nicole Rupersburg.

"Beer is the new black. The Detroit Beer Company (or the 'DBC,' as the locals call it), in the heart of downtown Detroit action, has been open since 2003 and is still one of only a handful of breweries in Detroit city limits despite the fact that the city is brimming over with beer geeks – so much so that last year's Fall Beer Festival in Eastern Market (sponsored by the Michigan Brewers Guild) doubled its attendance from the year before, which was its first year running.

'The DBC will be participating in this year's Fall Beer Fest on October 22 once again, but first they'll be celebrating their anniversary on October 15 with Detroit's largest vat of chili (well, that or a pig roast – we make no promises; there will be food, okay?). They'll also be part of the Detroit Beer Week festivities, 11 days of happy that will start October 13.

'The DBC – owned by the same folks who also own the Royal Oak Brewery and Lockhart's BBQ – has only been around for eight years, but feels like one of those long-time Detroit mainstay establishments, a relic from a former era before Detroit was cool again (aka, B.S.: Before Slows). As trendy bars and restaurants come and go, the DBC is a reliable staple..."

Read the rest of the article here.

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