On Draft: Pick Your Favorite Brews with a Beer Flight in Metro D

By: Amber Ogden | August 28, 2015

There are enough breweries and craft beer bars around that none of us in southeast Michigan are ever at a loss for new and exciting beers to try (or thirsty). But what happens when you end up with a mug-full of pine tree-tasting IPA that you thought would fit your fancy but doesn’t?

The solution: order a beer flight! Sample multiple brews at once, and you just may discover your new favorite while you’re at it. Here are a few places in Metro D where you can order yourself a beer flight.

One Under Craft Beer & Eats in Livonia serves beer flights of four 5-ounce samples for $8. The only real restriction is that you can’t double up on a beer or order all four of the same kind, but where’s the fun in that, anyways? You can find the draft list online, which is updated frequently and offers 76 different craft beers on tap!

M-Brew, located in Ferndale, has a ski shaped flight (aptly named a “brew-ski”), which includes four 5-ounce samples of anything on draft for $8. The online draft list includes Michigan breweries like Bell’s, North Peak and Rochester Mills.

Ashley’s of Westland allows patrons to choose four samples for $6.95 or six samples for $11. Check out the draft list if you want to make an informed decision. Ashley’s also offers whiskey flights, including the World Whiskey Tour for $10. All whiskey flights consist of 0.5 ounce pours.

North Center Brewing Company in Northville has a flight consisting of six 5-ounce samples for $12.75. Pick any six beers from the eight to 10 offered on tap, like True North Summer Wheat, You’re My Boy Blueberry Pie Ale or Bitter Rival IPA.

Bill’s Beer Garden of Ann Arbor offers flights for $10 to $14 (depending on the beer you choose), which consist of four 5-ounce pours of Michigan craft beer. Find the menu online, updated almost daily.

No matter where you enjoy your flight, make sure to bring a designated driver along for the fun, or have Uber on speed dial. Cheers!