My Top 10 Michigan Beers

1) Wizard Burial Ground              2) Kentucky Breakfast Stout        3) Black Note                               4) No Rules                                   5) Big Doedish                                6) Boxer                                        7) BBA Sweet Potato Souffle' Rye  8) Gnomas                                      9) BBA Flying Buffalo w/ G.L.C.   10) BBA Plead the Fifth

 

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DRAUGHT HORSE BREWING

57721 GRAND RIVER AVE. LYON TWP, MI 48165 (248) 617-3000

www.draughthorsebrewery.com 

 

   This stop has been on my list for some time. Pulling up I noticed that it’s a smaller brewery. Like they say, it’s not always the size that matters. I wanted to sit outside but noticed the patio was full just like the inside. So I moseyed on up to the bar. DH has a great interior design. Very rustic feeling and wood everywhere. Makes you feel like you’re sitting inside the barn. I didn’t eat here, but the couple next to me said “we’re on our way to a bonfire, but came specifically for dinner.” He a pilot and her a teacher, made my stop even more enjoyable. Plus they bought a beer for me for my military service.

  The bartenders and wait staff were very friendly. Asked if I’d been in before and if I needed any help with the beer menu.  Now the decision, what to sip on? I had a hankering for hops. So I ordered the Simcoe Slap (3.75). Oh man that’s what I got! HOPS and lots of them. An (8% American IPA-aggressively hopped with Simcoe hops balanced with a malty backbone) is their description. I didn’t get the malty part but that didn’t matter. I truly enjoyed this brew. Now to stick with or change it up for my second beer. If you know me you know it’s on a very rare occasion to drink the same beer back to back.  I settled on the Pelham Pale Ale (3.25). (This 5.4% well-balanced favorite has a smooth fruity palate leading to a lightly hopped finish) It’s a good brew and when I say good I mean standard. Not amazing but something I’d drink again. This is a beer that would wash down a burger perfectly.

  Over all I’m really glad I made the drive. So much more on the beer menu to choose from, but didn’t see a hammock anywhere to sleep the night away. It’s a must stop if you’re in the area!

  Side notes… Restrooms, 2 of them. Both unisex. I really like this. Creates less lines and after 2 or 3 brews most folks are making the dash. Also the growlers, I’m not a huge collector but if I were theirs would be on my shelf. Really like the how the designed them. Lastly,  it's not my style but I overheard more than a few patrons raving about the Imperial Mimosa.

RATING, 3.75 Pints