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Craft beer booms in Detroit, veteran brewer welcomes the new guys

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Craft beer booms in Detroit, veteran brewer welcomes the new guys

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Craft beer booms in Detroit, veteran brewer welcomes the new guys

Corktown’s newest beer neighbors open this week: Batch Brewing and Brew Detroit. See them side-by-side. DETROIT, MI – Thursday afternoon, two new craft beer taprooms simultaneously held their grand openings around the block from one another in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood.

Not a week beforehand, Detroit’s Atwater Brewery announced it had brewed about 80,000 kegs of beer in 2014, and has plans to further expand both in Detroit and across the country in 2015.

HopCat in Midtown had a three-hour wait on the weekend in late January, over a month after its December opening.

What’s this mean for Detroit’s craft beer veterans?

"It’s really exciting," John Linardos, president of Motor City Brewing Works, said Thursday while touring one of Detroit’s newest beer destinations, Brew Detroit

Brew Detroit officially opened the doors of its 7,000-square-foot taproom Thursday, but it’s the 61,000-square-foot brewing facility capable of cranking out a million cases of beer a year that Linardos was impressed with.He started Motor City Brewing Works in 1994. At the time, there were only a couple other local breweries, and the Brewer’s Guild had between 12 and 17 members, he said.The guild, and the demand for beer from Linardos’s 470 West Canfield St. location in Midtown, has grown.The […]

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