Canton Brew Works Hosts Grand Opening Today

By: Amber Ogden | May 15, 2015
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Southeast Michigan is full of beer aficionados, so it’s no surprise breweries are popping up all over the place. The latest to hit the scene is Canton Brew Works, 8521 N. Lilley Rd., in Canton.

Operated by husband and wife duo Barry and Cara Boggs, Canton Brew Works is the city’s very first microbrewery, which opened to the public on Saturday, April 25. After a few weeks of test-driving the product to the public, CBW is holding its official Grand Opening event today.

“At 4 p.m. we will have a ribbon cutting ceremony. The first 30 people purchasing a pint on Friday will have it served in a Canton Brew Works pint glass that they can keep,” Barry Boggs said. Logo glasses normally cost $5, so get in line for this freebie!

Canton Brew Works

(Photo provided by Barry Boggs of Canton Brew Works)

Over the years, Boggs and his wife have developed a strong interest in craft brewing, and learned the process through guided brews, brewing with family and friends and, more formally, by attending brewing school at the Siebel Institute in Chicago.

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“We began home brewing and really enjoyed creating recipes and sharing our beers with friends and family,” Boggs said. “We moved to Canton to be closer to family and realized that there wasn’t a brewery in Canton. We knew that there were a lot of people interested in craft beer and thought Canton would be a great place to start our business.”

For the first few weeks of business, Canton Brew Works has been open Thursday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Beginning this weekend, Friday and Saturday hours will be extended until midnight, and coming soon, more days of operation will be added.

Boggs said Canton Brew Works has been very well received in the community so far, and that he and his wife have received feedback about both the great beer and atmosphere the brewery provides. The tap room consists of several tables and a bar where you can kick back and enjoy your beer of choice.

There are currently six draft beers on tap at CBW, including Shakedown Pale Ale, Alien AutHOPsy (a double IPA), Cloudy Day IPA (an American IPA), Twist & Stout (an American stout), Say Whaaat? (a Belgian saison) and Arizona Pale Ale (a dry pale ale with subtle heat provided by chilies).

Canton Brew Works

(Photo provided by Barry Boggs of Canton Brew Works)

Serious fans of Canton Brew Works might be interested in joining the Mug Club, a membership that gets you $1 off all pints served in your very own 20 ounce mug that remains in the taproom. You’ll also get $2 off growler fills. Memberships cost $100 for the year, and a renewal fee costs $75. If you’re a true Michigan beer lover, this is a great investment!

The next time you find yourself heading out for a beer, consider Canton Brew Works. By definition, a microbrewery means all the beer here is made in small batches, and you’re getting a locally made, limited-produced product. Save the six-pack for a later date!

“We believe craft beer continues to be so successful in Metro Detroit because people here have great taste and appreciate quality products made locally,” Boggs said.

As a craft beer lover myself, I couldn’t agree more.

For more information on Canton Brew Works, visit the official website or Facebook page.