Saturday, February 6, 2016

Update on New Ann Arbor Breweries

I've received a few inquiries about the status of Glasshouse Brewing, which was supposed to open on the city's west side in November. Their website is down and Facebook page hasn't been updated lately. I don't have any firsthand information, but there's this in this month's Ann Arbor Observer:
"Eight years ago I had my first craft beer in Traverse City. I didn't like it at first," says Brent Payeur. His brother Brad adds: "We started going on tours. We'd hit ten different breweries, started keeping a diary, then started touring facilities." The thirty-eight-year-old identical twins, whose family owns and operates Diamond Glass & Feiner's, are still in the glass business (which may be the oldest extant business in Ann Arbor, something they reasoned out when they discovered they predated Arnet's). Behind it, they've been gradually building a brewpub. In mid-January they guess the Glasshouse Brewery would open "in about six weeks."
Meanwhile, on the other end of town, Pointless Brewery & Theatre has announced taproom hours, in case you wanted to try their beers without committing to going to an improv show. They are as follows: Friday, 3-7pm; Saturday, 5-7pm; and Sunday, 4-7pm. Beers currently on tap include: Have Your Cake Chery Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, Pointless IPA, Pointless Standard Light Ale, and Roasty Toasty Oatmeal Stout.

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