It is with a heavy heart today that we announce that our original downtown Ann Arbor brewpub is closed and will be 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.
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