In this special beer blog, I finally had a chance to get by one of the newer craft brewery in the State of Michigan. I will get into the history and then the beer. This brewery opened in April 2015 in Northville, Michigan. This brewery founded by Kevin DeGrood and a few other individuals. Let us get into the place.
This small and upcoming craft brewery has a nice place just off busy 8 mile. The place is welcoming and has a nice modern look. I love the wood work. They took some time to think about where to put everything in this brewpub. I love the lay out of this brewpub. It has a better layout than Farmington Brewery and Canton Brew Works. North Center Brewing does not service food, however, they will let you bring food in or order from the two restaurants nearby them. There will be a Kroger opening soon across the street from them. They have some awesome cheese and salsa, which I recommend you trying both of them. Let us get into the beer.
You are coming here for the beer and I will say they will not let you down. I recommend the flight. You will sample all of them but one. Kevin and his crew are making some great and awesome beers. You can see that they worked on their craft before opening up this brewery. They know what they are doing and it is showing. I am not a wheat beer fan but they have a solid American Wheat Ale. What I love about their Cherry Saison, the cherry is not in your face and that was by design. They have awesome blueberry ale that is heavy on the blueberries. This is one of the best fruit beers that I had from Michigan craft brewery. There Imperial Stout is off the charts good. The Triple is still making me trip on how clear it was. There is not too many clear triples on the market. You can correct me if I am wrong unless they are filtering it. They are not doing that here. Their pale ale is really good. The IPA is good but I just wished it was more bitter and hopper. It is nice Midwest IPA. What I love about this brewpub and their beers, they are all different and they do not taste the same unlike some breweries. There is several breweries where all their beers taste the same. Most cases, it is because they are using the same yeast strain. This brewery does not do that.
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Closing, I have been too many brewpubs and new ones too. Craft beer machine keeps on going with new breweries opening up all the time. There is some you can see people just jumping in to make a quick dollar. There are several of them opening up in Michigan. North Center Brewing is not like that. They are here for the love of making and enjoying beer. They fine their art and brought their A game. The staff that they hired or brought in are super nice and willing to talk beer with you. They will help you pick the beer to fit your taste profile. This craft brewery is here to stay and I am looking forward to my next visit. I will make sure I eat next time. I had to cut it short because of that. I highly recommend this brewery. I cannot say it enough. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser