Go local on National Beer Day

By: Katie Goncalves | April 4, 2023
Beer tasting flight from Atwater Brewery

Photo courtesy of Atwater Brewery

National Beer Day is a time to celebrate the art and science of brewing beer, and what better way to do so than by exploring some of the best local breweries in Metro Detroit? This region is home to a thriving craft beer scene, with a variety of unique and delicious brews to try. Whether you’re a fan of classic lagers and ales or more experimental and creative brews, there’s something for everyone at these local breweries. Here are some of the best local breweries in Metro Detroit that you won’t want to miss.

Atwater Brewery 

A staple of the local beer scene for over two decades, Atwater Brewery is a go-to spot for consistently amazing craft beer. They offer a range of tasty brews, including the popular Vanilla Java Porter and the crisp and refreshing Dirty Blonde Ale. The Detroit location also features a great outdoor patio where you can enjoy your drinks on a sunny day.

River’s Edge Brewing Company

A hidden gem of a microbrewery, River’s Edge Brewing Company specializes in small-batch, hand-crafted brews that are bursting with flavor. Some of their standout options include the Hop Slinger IPA and the Milk Chocolate Stout. 

Amber Nugget on tap at River's Edge Brewing Company
Amber Nugget on tap at River’s Edge Brewing Company

Batch Brewing Company

Batch Brewing Company is a hip and innovative brewery that offers a rotating selection of creative and flavorful beers. They use locally sourced ingredients to create unique and delicious brews like the S’mores Stout and the Blood Orange IPA. Their cozy taproom is a great spot to relax and enjoy some tasty beers with friends.

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Eastern Market Brewing Company

Located in the heart of Detroit’s Eastern Market district, Eastern Market Brewing Company has quickly made a name for itself in the area. They offer a range of unique and flavorful brews, including the popular Gose Cuervo and the Sparty Party IPA. 

Founders Brewing Company 

Founders Brewing Company is a beloved brewery that has been serving up some of the best craft beer in the country for over 20 years. Their Detroit location is a spacious and inviting spot that offers a range of delicious brews, from their flagship All Day IPA to more experimental options like the Nitro Oatmeal Stout.

Griffin Claw Brewing Company

If you’re looking for tasty twists on classic beers, look no further than Griffin Claw Brewing Company. They offer a wide range of brews, from classic lagers and ales to more experimental options like the Grapefruit IPA and the Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. Their flagship location in Birmingham is a taproom and a great place to casually hang out. The Rochester Hills location is also their production facility so the beer can’t get much fresher. 

Witch’s Hat Brewing Company

Witch’s Hat Brewing Company is a must-visit spot for any beer lover in Metro Detroit. Their award-winning brews are made with the finest ingredients and a dedication to quality. Some of their most popular beers include the Train Hopper IPA and the Big Doedish Imperial Stout. Hanging out for a beer or two is awesome, but you can also pick up their brews curbside to take home or to a gathering with friends.