And the winner is…
14600 E. Eleven MileWarren, MI 48089
The battle for the best in-house brewed suds goes to the maker of one of the most popular brews in town: Dragonmead’s Final Absolution. Opened in 1997, Dragonmead Microbrewery features a European pub-like atmosphere with board games and puzzles. Dragonmead is a place to talk and play while enjoying the 30 beers on tap or a handcrafted soda. This is a place for beer connoisseurs.
5919 Chicago Rd.Warren, MI 48092
Known for their German-style Hefeweizens as well as many other award-winning lagers and ales, Kuhnhenn Brewery Winery also serves food like pizza, sandwiches, gourmet coffee and gourmet cheeses.
470 W. CanfieldDetroit, MI 48201
Neighborhood: Cultural District/Midtown/Wayne State
Relax and enjoy your drink of choice in this cozy brewpub. With a variety of six in-house brewed beers on tap at all times, you're bound to find something to suit your taste. Brick-oven pizzas, salads and a variety of appetizers round out a menu that contains more inspired selections than your average pub.
1529 BroadwayDetroit, MI 48226
Neighborhood: Downtown Detroit
There's a vast audience for any place that would make 'beer' part of its name, but with a menu that features far more variety than the typical burger-and-beer spot, plus award-winning house brews and primo outdoor seating, this is the kind of restaurant-bar hybrid that pleases many tastes. The vibe is relaxed and easy. Inside, exposed brick, high ceilings and dark wood paneling reinforce its casual personality, and on home-game days and nights, sports fans can easily fill its two floors of tables. In summer, show up for games several hours early if you want one of the 30 sidewalk seats. The people-watching is great, and there's a pleasing view of Broadway. Peruse the tabletop beverage cards and you'll see a long list of martinis, but at a place called Detroit Beer Co., there's no doubt what to drink.
22646 WoodwardFerndale, MI 48220
Known as the W.A.B. to the long list of locals who frequent this Woodward Ave. stronghold, the gathering is an eclectic mix of professionals and hipsters, all sipping specialty beers brewed in-house. Add in the diverse menu featuring everything from burritos to grinders and you've got a winning combination. The jukebox is jam-packed and the wood floors and cozy booths make for an inviting, laid-back atmosphere. The outdoor cafe setting is perfect for enjoying a long summer night that stretches into the early morning. If you're looking for a great beer and a quick meal, swing by on a weekday but expect to wait on any weekend night cause the word is out about the W.A.B.