US - Great Lakes The Metro Detroit Thread

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by Michigan, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. FEUO

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    Btw, ended up at Slows after 20min wait. Worth it.

    Hit Old Nation for the M43 release. Good beer. Nice place.
     
  2. HolidayROman

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    Michigan Maple finally hitting Michigan this week...
     
  3. Ckozl

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    One of my favorite new releases. Those Blis barrels are awesome.
     
  4. FEUO

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    Dumb question (maybe).... which breweries locally be doing crowlers?
    Bars?
    Stores?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  5. Ckozl

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    Griffin Claw is the only one I know of locally but there may be others.
     
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  6. Gonzoillini

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    Cellarmen's does crowlers of all of their stuff (mead / cider / beer) as well.
     
  7. thebandit1

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    Clubhouse BFD does as well but I wouldn't recommend it since they just charge you for 32 oz of the tap price. So if a beer on the tap list is $10 for 8 oz the crowler will be $40.
     
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  8. MarcatGSB

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    Asking because I honestly have not seen enough yet, but what do bars (not breweries) typically charge for Crowler fills?

    I mean, if you have a beer you are charging $10 for an 8 oz pour...It's probably a really stellar beer, and when people come in to drink it, they may have two, and maybe even get an appetizer, and possibly even bring a friend. Do bars typically give breaks on Crowler fills? Do they offer the entire tap list? I don't know enough about the system yet, but Im interested in buying one. So these are serious questions.
     
  9. fiver29

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    Town Hall is a bar and restaurant here in Cleveland and they do crowlers. Their pricing is interesting. They charge $5 for all drafts. Lower ABV stuff goes into 12 or 14 oz glasses. Higher ABV or limited beers go in a 8 oz glass.

    Their crowler pricing is in line with the size glass the beer is served in. I want to say the 12 or 14 oz glass beers are put in a 32 oz crowler at around $7 or $8. The 8 oz glass beers are put in a 32 oz crowler at around $10.

    They fill anything they tap. I've filled Alesmith Speedway variants and BA Ten Fidy in crowlers. They do adjust their prices for those as those kegs are more expensive. I want to say around $30 or so for those. But 99% of what they crowler are in line with the above pricing and they crowler everything. Unless a brewery doesn't allow that (Founders, Three Floyds, etc.)
     
  10. thebandit1

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    I guess I'm just jaded by that place after I watched their beer guy hoodwink an unsuspecting patron into a $64 growler of Gubna.

    And I'm also used to brewery's that crowler their stuff where a 12 oz pour may be $7 but the crowler is only $11 or so.
     
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  11. Holland

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    Dudes, I moved to Detroit recently. Living right around Atwater Brewing. Any suggestions for spots around town? Anyone want to get shitty with me and my meager beer, bourbon, mead, and wine collection?
     
  12. trickytunadicky

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    I'll vouch for him as being an okay person to drink with, if that helps. Or doesn't hurt too much. ;-)
     
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  13. thebandit1

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    Atwater Detroit or Atwater Grosse Pointe?
     
  14. Holland

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    Detroit... Didn't realize there was one in Grosse Pointe.
     
  15. steimie

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    Alright, why are people getting their knickers all wet for M-43? What a lame ass, boring, watery mess of a beer. It's not terrible. It's just really not anything.
     
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  16. trickytunadicky

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    Because DACBE got a brewery to make a beer for them.
     
  17. steimie

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    Fucking Facebook...should've known.
     
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  18. thebandit1

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    Wait? You're telling me I can only buy 12 bottles of a shitty, overpriced stout?

    [​IMG]

    #Horseshit.
     
  19. cneville

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    ...i liked krakatoa at the summer beer fest :oops:
     
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  20. IndianaJones

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    I really enjoyed the Flying Buffalo x Great Lakes coffee stout they did, but what the hell do I know?
     
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