Monday, September 30, 2013

DBW Event: Cans for Cans at Green Dot Stables

Cans for Cans at Green Dot Stables, 5 p.m. to midnight
Hit up Green Dot Stables on Thursday, October 24 for "Cans for Cans," when $1 of every can of craft beer sold will go to benefit breast cancer support. They'll have the following canned beers for you to crush:

Arcadia Ales: Whitsun, Sky High Rye
Atwater Brewery: Dirty Blonde, Lager
MillKing It Productions: Axl, Brik, Snow
Saugatuck Brewing Company: Blonde

The event will be held in their patio that is covered, heated and has its own bar that the cans will be kept in for ease of serving!

Official Beer Destination: The Sugar House

A pre-Prohibition-inspired cocktail bar, the Sugar House is known for their seasonal hand-crafted cocktails and extensive whiskey and bourbon selection. Actually, they have an extensive selection of just about every kind of liquor and liqueur you can imagine (except, you know, Schnapps). They've also got booze-friendly small plates for nibbling and beeries are also well tended to with a stellar lineup of local and imported craft beers heavy on the sours. If it's warm, hang out on the patio with a bowl of punch. If it's cold, warm up inside from the inside out with one of their 100 classic cocktails (or any of their original creations).

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Official Beer Destination: Green Dot Stables

Located on the outskirts of Corktown, jokingly referred to by owners Jacques and Christine Driscoll as "Corktown Shores," Green Dot Stables has a horse racing theme (a holdover from previous owners) and serves a variety of gourmet sliders (including a weekly "mystery meat"), Michigan craft beer and cocktails. Their menu is also vegetarian- and vegan-friendly, and the best part of all is that nothing on the menu (including the beer and cocktails) is more than $3.

Read more about Green Dot on Eat It Detroit.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Official Beer Destination: Mudgie's Deli

There are a lot of delis in Detroit all competing for our deli dining dollars. But Mudgie's Deli in Corktown is our favorite. And not just because Mudgie's now serves Michigan beers, wines, and meads (a little bit because of that, but not entirely), but because Mudgie's has been serving some of the best sandwiches in the city since they opened in 2008. As an "authentic artisan deli," Mudgie's makes everything in-house from scratch - the soups, the salads and salsas and sauces and spreads, the meatloaf; they even roast their own corned beef, which is a signature item among signature items. Whatever they don't make themselves they get from other local companies, like Calder Dairy, Great Lakes Coffee, Dearborn Sausage Co., Brownwood Farms (there's a whole list of local purveyors on the menu). Owner Greg Mudge has supported local products since the day he opened his doors, and with the recent addition of a bistro liquor license Mudgie's is promoting some of the best products in Michigan.

For Detroit Beer Week, Mudgie's will run a $15 sandwich + soup + Michigan beer special for lunch and dinner for the full 11 days, October 17-27. They'll also feature food specials infused with Michigan beer - beer-braised meats, beer-based soups, beer chili, and whatever else Greg comes up with. We'll have more menu details as the dates approach!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Official Beer Destination: Rock City Eatery

Rock City Eatery is the new kid of the block. Opened on September 23, 2013, Rock City Eatery is the new restaurant from "Pie Guy" Nikita Santches, who made a name for himself with Rock City Pies at the Rust Belt Market in Ferndale. The Hamtramck space is totally Detroit Rock City, featuring artwork from Detroit artist and punk songstress Niagara and large canvas-mounted photos of the godparents of punk, Iggy Pop and Patti Smith, back during Detroit's punk rock peak in the '70s by local photographer Kay Young. The menu is also all punk rock, as much as food can demonstrate a punk ethos - think bone marrow fritters and foie gras-stuffed burgers - plus he has tons of Michigan craft beer in bottles and cans.

Read more about Rock City Eatery from Eat It Detroit here, and stay tuned to find out what events they'll be hosting!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Official Beer Destination: Woodbridge Pub

We're psyched to announce that Woodbridge Pub will be one of our Official Beer Destinations for Detroit Beer Week, happening October 17-27!

Since opening in 2008, Woodbridge Pub has been a catalyst for neighborhood development, with owner Jim Geary behind much of that development himself. A gastropub without all the fuss and a game-changer for the historic Woodbridge neighborhood, the Pub provides neighbors with a central gathering place for socializing and sharing pints of local craft brews. All these years and many, many new bars later, it remains a favorite for Detroiters of all neighborhoods.

From Eat It Detroit:
It's a restaurant-slash-art gallery serving healthful, globally-inspired food that is vegetarian- and vegan-friendly, and they also have killer drink specials. Located in the heart of Woodbridge next to Midtown, Woodbridge Pub gets a strong turnout of Wayne State and CCS students, artists, area hipsters and what-have-yous, and has always been a relaxed neighborhood place for some good food and cheap drink. They have a robust local beer selection, bottomless mimosa brunches, Internet jukebox, and pretty pretty bar.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Save the dates!

Detroit Beer Week is coming October 17-27! We'll be updating this site with information about events and participating bars, breweries and restaurants as the dates get closer. But for now, just mark these days off on your calendar and maybe plan a few "sick" days at work!