MAY 26, 2020:It is with a heavy heart today that we announce that our original downtown Ann Arbor brewpub will be closing and relocating elsewhere in Ann Arbor. It opened in 1995 as one of the early pioneers in craft beer, and this year marked an incredible 25 years in that same space.
***Note this does not affect our Ypsi and Plymouth locations or our packaged beers. See Below***
Many batches of beer have been brewed in the original brewhouse, but more importantly many pints shared among friends and many new friendships created. However, the businesses realities of operating in this location have changed over the years. They had grown increasingly challenging even pre-COVID-19, and we expect there will be even more challenges on the other side of the shutdown. With the end of our lease in sight we have made the decision to move out of this location.
But with endings come new beginnings and we will be reopening soon in a new location. Ann Arbor is in our DNA and it is important to us to be here. We are evaluating multiple locations now and hope to have more news on that soon. In the meantime we are offering all of the brewpub employees positions at our other locations.
We are also having a “Last Call” at the brewpub with special curbside pickup and delivery deals running until our expected closing date of June 7th. We will continue our $25 Corny Keg Fill sale and our all day happy hour on 64oz growlers and 32 oz crowlers until the last pick up date of Sunday, June 7th. We will have additional sales as well, so please check our social media and website for updates.
As noted above, closing the Ann Arbor brewpub does not impact our other locations in Ypsilanti or Plymouth. Both continue to be open for curbside and delivery and will open for dine-in service when it is permitted. We continue to brew and package beer for statewide distribution out of our Ypsilanti brewery, so there will not be any impact to availability of your favorite Arbor beers.
We look forward to safely sharing beers with you again soon in Ypsi and Plymouth, and to sharing more news on a new Ann Arbor location soon.
Arbor Brewing Company
Crafting high-quality beer is a balance of art and science, requiring passion and persistence to produce flavorful and consistent beers.
The brewing staff here at Arbor Brewing Co. has been tasting, brewing, and experimenting with ingredients and processes for 25 years in pursuit of bringing its customers classic beer styles as well as ones that innovate and push the envelope. When you have an Arbor beer, whether it be a classic brand or a new recipe, we’re confident you’ll taste our commitment to quality and craft.
Jon Wagner, Head Brewer
WE PLANT TREES.
We proudly partner with The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance to plant trees in Michigan!
Our annual, collaborative fundraising initiative provides us and any establishment that serves Arbor Brewing Co. beer the opportunity to join our conservation efforts. With everyone’s support, we are able to do a lot of good for the state we love.
In 2019 we raised close to $10,000 and planted over 3,000 trees in Michigan!
Trees act as natural water filters, stream bank stabilizers, habitats for birds and much more. By planting trees in Washtenaw County and across Western Michigan, we are able to protect and preserve both water and air quality.
Did you know? One tree can lift as much as 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air in one day!