The Novi brewery had a huge hit at last year’s Summer Beer Festival with their Gorilla Juice Stout series.
“There’s a lot of hype around this beer with craft beer enthusiasts…. [Ascension Brewing Co.] really hit the mark in terms of a nice balance.” - Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free Press
Click on the player above to hear Brian Manzullo on Michigan’s craft beer. In this conversation:
In other state brewery news, legislation in the Michigan House could help the state’s craft breweries get more of their product on store shelves and on tap at your local bar
“I think what’s significant here is that Michigan has the lowest limit in terms of self-distribution compared to other Midwestern states,” says Manzullo.
Currently, state brewers are limited to 1,000 barrels per year in Michigan. Manzullo says that includes delivering to stores, taprooms, and restaurants.