The Detroit Beer Company is hopping.
Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.
Michigan currently ranks fifth in number of breweries nationwide and its legislature recently declared July “Craft Beer Month” in the state of Michigan. I’ve been surprised by the onslaught of craft beer options available and will be dedicating several posts to some of the delicious beers I’ve sampled.
The Detroit Beer Company (DBC) is located in the renovated Hartz Building. Once a surgical supply store at the turn-of-the century, today the building is a restaurant and brewery. Located on Broadway, this restaurant is located steps away from Tiger Stadium and Ford Field.
The DBC has many, many tasty beers. I had a tough time deciding which beer to sample, so I went with the beer flight so that I could experience a little of each. The DBC brews several beers year round and inserts a few different beers seasonally.
The DBC has the capacity to brew a few beers at a time, and its offerings are always changing. Because its offerings change frequently, I would recommend a flight of beer to any diner or drinker. These 5 ounce samples provided me a great spectrum of the beer offerings.
The DBC has beautifully restored the Hartz building. The design firm and owners preserved the character of the building, keeping its high tin ceilings and exposed rafters. True to the architecture of the building, the dining room is long and narrow, though it is decorated with modern murals and flat screen TVs.
Its narrow design doesn’t lend itself to meeting large groups of people, though there is an upstairs worth exploring.
I enjoyed the casual laid-back vibe of the DBC. We had standard bar food and I enjoyed it. I would definitely put this place on my pre-event short list. A rarity in Detroit, this restaurant has an outdoor patio and is a perfect place to people-watch.