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Postby cannondale » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:11 am

I'll be there for a couple nights next week. I've been looking through the guides..

http://beeradvocate.com/beerfly/city/8
http://beermapping.com/maps/citymaps.php?m=detroit#lat=42.33437473136252&lng=-83.0381441116333&z=2

..I'm thinking Slows Bar BQ for dinner one night, Michael Symon's Roast the other. Any other recommended stops in the downtown core?
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Postby hopdevil » Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:00 pm

Try Jacoby's Biergarten, on Brush St, 5 min from the Renaissance Centre and Greektown. ( Safe )
German / European with a nice of mix of U.S. Micro
Nice draft selection (20 oz ) and bottle selection. Great food
http://www.jacobysdetroit.com/
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Postby cfrancis » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:15 pm

If you are flying, Online restaurant has Bells Two Hearted as well as some other good stuff.
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:58 am

Detroit baby! Detroit what?
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Postby cannondale » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:24 am

hopdevil wrote:Try Jacoby's Biergarten, on Brush St, 5 min from the Renaissance Centre and Greektown. ( Safe )
German / European with a nice of mix of U.S. Micro
Nice draft selection (20 oz ) and bottle selection. Great food
http://www.jacobysdetroit.com/


Thanks. Looks like it's a 5 min. cab ride from the hotel, I'll check it out.
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Postby Derek » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:42 am

I like Slow's, and Merchant's Fine Wine is a good bottleshop nearby (if you're driving):
http://www.merchantsfinewine.com/beer_l ... _Beer.html

If you head north, Kuhnhenn, Dragonmead, Cloverleaf & Holiday Market are all relatively close.

I liked Ann Arbor a lot, but that's getting a little out of the way.

That said, it's been almost 5 years since I've been to Michigan (that was a good part about living in London).
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Postby cratez » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:26 pm

I will also be in Detroit around mid-April. At this point I'm looking to do Slow's, Roast, Grand Trunk, and the two brewpubs (Brewing Co. & Motor City). Might head up to Royal Oak and Warren for a bottle run and a visit to Kuhnhenn. If I have time I'll stop by Jacoby's, based on hopdevil's recommendation.
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Postby wilco » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:08 pm

Grand Trunk is definitely a good spot. Lots of local drafts. Jacoby's didn't do much for me, but they pour a large (and cheap) bourbon. Wish I had spent more time at Slow's. Just amazing.
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Postby cannondale » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:05 am

wilco wrote:Grand Trunk is definitely a good spot. Lots of local drafts. Jacoby's didn't do much for me, but they pour a large (and cheap) bourbon. Wish I had spent more time at Slow's. Just amazing.


According to google, Grand Trunk is a 9 min. walk from my hotel, so I'll be sure to pop in. Getting into town around 10 tonight, will be dropping bags and heading straight over to Slows...hope by that time there won't be a wait for a table...
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Postby kwjd » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:37 pm

I'm heading to Detroit next Thursday. Plan is Slow's for lunch once I cross the border, head to Merchant's, then going to a Founders beer dinner at Shark Club in Howell (both CBS and KBS on tap!). Is there anywhere else on that general route I should hit?
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Postby cannondale » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:42 am

Ended up going to Grand Trunk, Slows Bar BQ and a few other less noteworthy establishments.

Grand Trunk:
-Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious
-Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere
Food: Reuben

Slows Bar BQ:
This has to be one of the best all around beer/food places I've ever been to. Great food, lot's of great local craft beer, great atmosphere.
-Founders Porter
-Founders Pale Ale
-Big Sky Moose Drool
-Bells Hopslam x 2 (Wow)
-New Holland Dragon's Milk Stout (cask)
Food: Back ribs, pulled pork, mac & cheese and green beans

Beers at other places and at Leafs/Red Wing game:
-Sam Adams Cherry Wheat
-Leinenkugels Original
-Atwater Dirty Blonde

A great weekend despite the Leafs loss.
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:55 am

SOunds like a great trip Nigel!!!
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Postby cannondale » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:41 am

SteelbackGuy wrote:SOunds like a great trip Nigel!!!


Damn straight. If you can get down to Slows Bar BQ, do it.
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Postby iguenard » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:27 pm

Cherry wheat eh? :)
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Postby cannondale » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:06 pm

iguenard wrote:Cherry wheat eh? :)


Out of a plastic cup, no less.. Mmmmmmm!
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