In this beer blog, I had a chance to visit brewpub over the holiday weekend, which was Memorial Day. I know it does not matter. I visited the Woodward Avenue Brewpub also known as WAB. It is located almost on the corner of Nine Mile and Woodward. I am going to start with the history, beer, and other things. Let us get into the history.
WAB opened their doors for the first time in 1997. There is not much history that I can find on the web. I believe they are first brewpub and brewery in the Ferndale area. Let us get into the beer.
There is a new brewmaster in place now. The new brewmaster came from Green Bush Brewery. If you live in the State of Michigan, you know everything about Green Bush Brewery. They make some pretty solid beers. Their Blonde Lager has been around since the start of this brewery. It is a pretty solid beer. They did an Imperial Blodne Ale. The Imperial Blonde has some honey in it. I am not a fan of Blonde Ales. I can see many craft beer drinkers drinking this beer. The word on the street was their new IPA. It is Detroit Maiden IPA. It is a pretty solid IPA. I feel this beer is a work in process. I do not mean this in a negative light. Every good brewery is always looking to improve. I feel this brewmaster is still working to improve all the beer and WAB themselves is making it happen. They made a nice dry stout on nitro. They are a little bit ahead of most craft breweries. This is a solid stout and I rather drink this over Guinness. There is a nice cream ale with Raspberries. There is a Pale Ale. Both are pretty solid beers.
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Closing, this brewpub is starting to move in a good direction. I know a few months back they loss their old brewmaster. I was wondering who would replace him. I have to say that I believe they picked the right guy. He is just starting his tour but I have to say people are already talking about WAB. I live on the west of Detroit. If I am in the Ferndale area, I will stop in and have a few IPA’s. The future is bright and I cannot wait to see what is up next. I recommend this brewpub. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser