cream shandy

New Beer Blog Dearborn Brewery Visit


In this special beer blog, we are going to get into a new brewpub that just had their soft opening.  It is Dearborn Brewery.  This brewery was started in 2014.  They are in the heart of the business district of Dearborn, Michigan.  It is right off Michigan Ave and right by legendary Les Stafford car dealership.  They do not have a solid Grand Opening date.  Talking to the owners, the City of Dearborn is pretty excited to have them around.  Let us get into the beer.

They are like all the little brewpubs that I have visited in the last few weeks.  I loved what they did in the space.  They put chalk boards throughout the place.  It is a pretty smart idea so you are not printing up something new every week.  They do not service any food.  Please, eat or order from the restaurants in the area.  Most restaurants will delivery to the brewpub and some will delivery up to your table.  Let us be honest, you are here for the beer.  You are not coming here to order food and eat it here.  They had a Creamshandy.  I have to be honest.  It is almost like someone just dropped a ton of Lemonade in the cream ale batch.  It is very tart.  I really did not like it but I can see someone liking it.  They also have an American Amber Ale.  It has a nice malty note.  This is by far second best beer in their line up.  There is also Honey Brown Ale.  I do not know what they did but it taste like burn honey.  This is second worse beer right before their Shandy.  Finally, there is their IPA.  I do know what they did to it.  There is a weird aftertaste and it is not welcoming.  It has a nice malty backbone.  This is by far their best beer.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:


Twitter:  @DearbornBrew

Closing, this brewery is a great example of what is going wrong in the craft beer world.  I hope there is no new craft beer drinkers coming into this brewpub.  I love the brewpub on the inside but it is hard to find parking and to get to because where they are located in Dearborn.  I am happy that they are doing what they want to do.  I have to be honest with my readers.  Their beers are not good at all.  I was really disappointed.  I really wished that the brewmaster’s friends would have been honest about their beers.  I just hope new craft beer drinkers do not think this is how craft beer taste.  It is not the case.  There best beers are their IPA and Amber Ale.  They are below average beers.  I know I saw my friend almost vomit from the Cream Ale.  I almost did too.  It is kind of scary that I would rather drink Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy.  I am sorry Dearborn Brewing that I am not a fan.  I wish you the best of luck.  At least, you are better than Granite City.  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/


Bill DJ Weiser


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