Spirits of the Motor City: A Brewery and Distillery Tour of Detroit

Spirits of the Motor City: A Brewery and Distillery Tour of Detroit

Spirits of the Motor City: A Brewery and Distillery Tour of Detroit


Detroit is a city synonymous with the automobile industry. However, in recent years, it has transformed into a destination for foodies and drink enthusiasts alike. The city’s brewery and distillery scene is booming and worth exploring on a tour.


Detroit has over 20 breweries, each with its unique selection of brews. A few worth mentioning are Batch Brewing Company, Detroit Brewing Company, and Atwater Brewery. Batch Brewing Company offers experimental beers, including their most famous beer, Blood Orange Kolsch. Meanwhile, Detroit Brewing Company features a rooftop beer garden, and Atwater Brewery, known for its Dirty Blonde Ale, offers tours of its brewing facility.


Detroit’s distillery scene is smaller but no less exciting. Two distilleries gaining popularity are Norden Aquavit and Our/Detroit Vodka. Norden Aquavit is devoted to producing Aquavit, a Scandinavian spirit with caraway and dill. Our/Detroit Vodka uses locally sourced ingredients from the Detroit Eastern Market to create their vodka, giving back to the city’s community.

Brewery and Distillery Tours

A guided tour is an excellent way to explore Detroit’s brewery and distillery scene. Ranging from walking tours to bus tours, each offers a unique experience in discovering the city’s brewing and distilling history. Check out the Downtown Detroit Walking Brewery and History Tour to visit three breweries while learning about local history.


Detroit’s brewery and distillery scene are perfect for any beer or spirit enthusiast who wants to discover something new. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, the tours and the breweries and distilleries themselves, are worth experiencing. Be sure to explore everything Detroit has to offer, including its beer and spirits scene.

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