Good times are always on tap in the Ann Arbor area! The Ann Arbor Area Craft Pass is a mobile passport leading you on a self-guided tour of our local craft breweries and distilleries. The pass is FREE and will steer you to the best beverage artisans around the county. Get exclusive deals, enjoy local crafts and drafts, and win a prize.
Let’s learn a little bit more about the venues that are included on the pass.
This Ypsilanti spot in Depot Town boasts drinkable beers for every palette. 734 Brewing has a mission to bring craft beverages to forgotten communities and make quality and industry opportunities available to all. In addition to beer, they offer apple wine, hard seltzer, and spirits.
Ann Arbor Distilling Company
This grain to glass craft distillery produces award winning spirits from locally grown ingredients. Ann Arbor Distilling Company believes in showcasing the agricultural bounty the great State of Michigan has to offer. Try their seasonal gins and coffee liqueur. Enjoy 20% off bottles and cocktails when you visit as a pass holder!
Arbor Brewing Company - Corner Brewery
A brewery with a wide array of draft beer and rotating weekly kitchen specials makes Arbor Brewing Company - Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti a great location to meet with family and friends. The outdoor patio area has plenty of room for a big group.
Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery
An award-winning brewery and BBQ joint in the heart of Ann Arbor, Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery has ten different drafts on tap daily. Enjoy 50% off drafts between 3 PM and 6 PM as a pass holder. They also host live music events for a fun night out!
Pronounced bloom like spring flowers, this downtown Ann Arbor taproom is a community space hosting weekly events including trivia, board game nights, and yoga. Bløm Meadworks also partners up with local businesses to bring in special events and pop-ups. Their session meads and ciders are made using ingredients sourced from Michigan farmers and growers. Enjoy 20% off a flight when you come in as a craft pass holder!
Chelsea Alehouse Brewery
With a rotating selection of house-made brews, a wide selection of Michigan spirits, and scratch made eats, the Chelsea Alehouse Brewery in beautiful downtown Chelsea is a great place to relax with friends and a pint in hand.
A nanobrewery in Dexter, Erratic Ales is family-owned and operated. They have a rotating selection of hand-crafted, small batch beers brewed onsite. Located close to a border-to-border trail entrance, this is the perfect place to chill after a walk or ride.
Grizzly Peak Brewing Co.
Just off Main St. on Washington St. in Ann Arbor you’ll find this cozy space with great outdoor seating. Famously dog-friendly, Grizzly Peak Brewing Co. has a menu for your favorite pooch. Bring the gang and enjoy a lager, IPA, ale, and more. Order up some warm salted pretzels with steelhead red ale cheese fondue to round out the experience.
Jolly Pumpkin Café & Brewery
An Ann Arbor Main St. mainstay, Jolly Pumpkin Café & Brewery has two unique spaces, one upstairs and one downstairs. Choose your own adventure with different offerings depending on what you’re feeling. Don’t forget an order of nachos, some of the best in town! Also enjoy $6 drafts Mon-Fri 4 PM - 6 PM.
Mothfire Brewing Company
You’ll find Mothfire Brewing Company tucked away in an unassuming area of Ann Arbor. One of those local places you need to seek out, and you’ll be pleased when you get there. They support local farms with 100% MI grown base malts and local hops to craft a signature regional flavor. Their primary focus is on IPAs, Hazy and West Coast, cocktail-inspired sours, and barrel aged stouts.
Original Gravity Brewing Co.
This small-town Milan taproom is owned by an engineer turned microbrewer. From classic styles to experimental flavors, the goal of Original Gravity Brewing Co. is to have fun and offer a great experience. Enjoy the patio with a top-notch deli sandwich or play some old school arcade games while drinking a brew.
River Raisin Distillery
This family-owned Manchester distillery started with a one-of-a-kind spirit called “Cane & Grain”. River Raisin Distillery describes it as having the grains of a whiskey, the sweetness of a rum, and the cleanness of a vodka. They also have house-distilled rum and agave! If you love trying new things, you’ll love trying the cocktails in Manchester. Also, buy one Signature C&G Cocktail, get one free as a passport holder!
Salt Springs Brewery
We can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday in Saline than having brunch with the sun streaming through the stained-glass window of this old church building turned brewery. With a killer eggs benny, drinks like the bromosa, and a mustachioed brew master, you really can’t go wrong at Salt Springs Brewery.
This Ann Arbor microbrewery featuring fire pit tables and games for a fun evening out. Grab a bite from Townies Brewery's south of the border inspired menu and enjoy 20% off an appetizer as a pass holder! This cozy spot has space inside and a large patio outside for warm nights. Play a round of darts or watch a game on the large TV screens.
Ugly Dog Distillery
In the heart of Chelsea, the Ugly Dog Distillery offers award-winning spirits including this writer’s favorite, the Peach Whiskey. Come out for their live music, food trucks, or just a cocktail at the bar. Book the event space upstairs featuring a private bar and view of the distilling area. They are offering pass holders 10% off cocktails too!
Is there such a thing as healthy beer? The answer is yes, and you’ll find it at the Triple Goddess Taproom of Unity Vibration in Ypsilanti. They offer the first ever kombucha beer, which gives you live cultures in your belly and good times in your soul.
Residing in what used to be the Huron Hotel, this brewpub and restaurant is family owned and family friendly. Located in downtown Ypsilanti, Ypsi Alehouse offers a range of beers brewed onsite. Enjoy live music by local musicians with indoor and outdoor seating.
Sign up for the free craft pass, visit 8 or more locations on this list, and win a custom pint glass! There’s only winning with the Ann Arbor Area Craft Pass.
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