If you are heading to the Henry Ford Museum, stop at Fort Street Brewery in Lincoln Park on the way. To the north you'll find Black Lotus in Clawson, Copper Canyon in Southfield and Rochester Mills in Rochester. Award-winning brewer Dan Rogers recently moved out of his steakhouse digs in Birmingham and into Griffin Claw Brewing Co., a new facility down the street.
There simply are too many to cover in just one story, and the number increases quickly as you go farther from downtown Detroit. So while the news we read often has been glum for the Motor City, something good has been brewing all along, and there's no end in sight.
Kevin Revolinski is the author of the new "Michigan's Best Beer Guide." (Thunder Bay Press)
If you go
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•Atwater Brewery, 237 Joseph Campau Ave., Detroit; 313-877-9205; atwaterbeer.com.
•Bastone Brewery, 419 S Main St., Royal Oak; 248-544-6250; bastonebrewery.com.
•Black Lotus Brewing, 1 E. 14 Mile Road, Clawson; 248-577-1878; blacklotusbrewery.com.
•Copper Canyon Brewing, 27522 Northwestern Highway, Southfield; 248-223-1700; coppercanyonbrewery.com.
•Detroit Beer Co., 1529 Broadway St., Detroit; 313-962-1529; detroitbeerco.com.
•Dragonmead Brewing, 14600 E. 11 Mile Road, Warren; 586-776-9428; dragonmead.com.
•Falling Down Beer, 2270 E 10 Mile Road, Warren; 586-799-2739; fallingdownbeer.com.
• Fort Street Brewery, 1660 Fort St., Lincoln Park; 313-389-9620; fortstreetbeer.com.
•Griffin Claw Brewing Co., 575 S Eton St., Birmingham; 248-712-4050; griffinclawbrewingcompany.com.
•Kuhnhenn Brewing Co., 5919 Chicago Road, Warren; 586-979-8361; kbrewery.com.
•Lily's Seafood, 410 S Washington Ave., Royal Oak; 248- 591-5459; lilysseafood.com.
•Millking It Productions, 4847 Delemere, Royal Oak; mipbeer.com.
•Motor City Brewing Works, 470 W Canfield St., Detroit; 313-832-2700; motorcitybeer.com.
•Rochester Mills Brewing Co., 400 Water St., Rochester; 248-650-5080; beercos.com.
•Royal Oak Brewery, 215 E 4th St., Royal Oak; 248-544-1141; royaloakbrewery.com.
•Traffic Jam & Snug, 511 W Canfield St., Detroit; 313-831-9470; trafficjamdetroit.com.
•Woodward Avenue Brewers, 22646 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-546-3696; thewabsite.com.