Our real estate agents know that the vibrant craft brewing scene is one of many perks of living in our area. Fans of creative, locally sourced beers will love to visit these small businesses and meet their passionate brewmasters.
These six local brands will help you get acquainted with breweries near Livingston County:
- Block Brewing Company – 1140 South Michigan Avenue, Howell, MI 48843
With two convenient locations throughout Livingston County, Block Brewing Company is a local favorite. Not only can you enjoy craft beer with the authentic flavors of the Great Lake State, but pair it with a heaping helping of "the best barbecue in town." Prepared fresh and smoked on-site with local hickory wood in a Southern Pride smoker, it's the perfect complement.
- River's Edge Brewing Company – 125 South Main Street Suite 400, Milford, MI 48381
River's Edge Brewing Company is a great stop. Sitting in historic and distinctive digs right on the Huron River, this is the place to sample craft beers on tap, cask-conditioned ales, a selection of hard ciders, and even some house wines. Local ingredients combine in the sandwiches, sausages, and other hearty taproom fare.
- Brewery Becker – 500 West Main Street, Brighton, MI 48116
Brewery Becker welcomes visitors seven days a week with a wide range of indoor and outdoor seating options. A full selection of 14 craft beers is always on tap, along with a curated list of bottled products. Bread and charcuterie are always available, and you are also welcome to bring in outside food or use a local food truck. You'll often find them right in the parking lot for a more convenient experience.
- Fenton Winery & Brewery – 1370 North Long Lake Road, Fenton, MI 48430
Fenton Winery & Brewery is named for its native Fenton. With a public taproom open five days a week (rain or shine), it will delight you with its view of all the brewery and winery systems at work. On the property, you'll also find a large cedar banquet hall ideal for your special occasions, providing seating for nearly 300 guests.
- Eternity Brewing – 4060 East Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI 48843
Eternity Brewing is known for its innovative American IPAs, Pilsners, and more. The menu has a little bit of everything – in addition to the ever-rotating beers on tap, you'll find hard ciders and even some non-alcoholic picks. Members of the Mug Club can visit for first dibs on emerging and experimental flavors. Weekly Trivia Night and other events attract an energetic crowd of regulars from Howell and the area.
- Aberrant Ales – 219 West Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI 48843
Aberrant Ales started in a garage with a slew of five-gallon batches, a library of books on brewing, and sacks of ingredients. From a humble start, it has grown into a Howell staple with five core beers and a mix of guest stars like "Lemon Shandy Remix," "Silky Assassin" chili cream ale, and "Pineapple Cider." Chef Bret offers a variety of specials, such as the chicken sandwich with goat cheese, poutine, and hummus.
Witch's Hat Brewing Co. – 125 South Main Street, Suite 400, Milford, MI 48381
With an extensive draft list and made from scratch kitchen, it's easy to see why Witch's Hat Brewing Co.
is a local favorite. Their beers include an array of year-round beers and specialty beers brewed for a specific season. This microbrewery offers a lot more than beer though! Wine, cider, and mead are options for those who want something other than beer. Stop by next time you're in the Milford area.
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