If you find yourself looking for microbreweries in Detroit and decide to venture out to Traverse City, I have compiled a list of my top four picks. These include:
The Filling Station Microbrewery
The Filling Station is a relatively new establishment, owned and operated by the Klepper family. Housed in a repurposed train station directly off of the TART Trails, the Filling Station is still visited by the occasional train. The bar inside always has at least 12 handcrafted beers on tap. In addition to seating inside, there is ample patio space next to the trains that make for a pleasant way to spend a hot Michigan summer’s afternoon. Just in case you work up an appetite making the trek to Traverse City and subsequently consuming quality brews, they also produce house made flat bread pizza.
Beer to try: Wellington Wheat. This golden ale is perfect for patio sipping. It has a sweet, grassy taste paired with a round body. If you can keep your hands off it for 10 minutes, the flavor opens up like a bell after sitting.