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“Sample sour beers from Michigan and beyond at Brown Iron Brewhouse’s Sourfest”

Explore sour beers at Brown Iron Brewhouse’s Sourfest.

 Amber Ainsworth – Fox 2 Detroit

“Brown Iron Brewhouse marks 2nd year in Royal Oak with specials”

Cheers to 2 years! Thank you so much for all of your support!

“Brown Iron Brewhouse in Royal Oak is celebrating its two-year anniversary with a customer appreciation deal on Tuesday, March 1st!”

Susan Selasky – Detroit Free Press

“Best of Detroit 2022”

We are excited to announce we have been chosen as a finalist for Hour Detroit Magazine’s Best of Detroit in several different categories!

Nominations include Best Gluten Free Menu, Take Out, Beer Selection, Wings, Happy Hour, and more!

Voting closes March 15th, so head over to the link below and get your votes in! 

Vote for your favorites here!

“Best of Detroit 2021”

The votes are in and Brown Iron Brewhouse was nominated as a top 3 finisher in multiple categories!

Hour DetroitDaily Tribune | Macomb Daily 

Thank you to you all for your support! 

Hour Detroit 

#1 Beer Selection | #2 Brewery | #3 Restaurant COVID-relief effort

Daily Tribune 

#1 Brewery | #2 Outdoor Patio | #3 Best Catering | #3 Friendliest Restaurant | #3 Beer Selection

Macomb Daily

#3 Beer Selection

“Beer is a nearly $10 billion business in Michigan”

Beer is big business in Michigan.

A Beer Serves America study found Michigan’s beer industry had an overall economic impact of $9.9 billion in 2020 and supported more than 66,000 jobs at breweries, distributors, retailers, and more.

– MediaNews Group | Macomb Daily

“Biden wants to bring the economy from relief to recovery. A labor shortage may signal trouble for those plans”

Washington Township, Michigan (CNN)Patti Eisenbraun had been anxiously waiting for the pandemic to subside so the dining room and patio at the Brown Iron Brewhouse would be bustling once again.

Yet the lights were off, and her business was closed here Monday — not for a lack of thirsty customers, but for a lack of employees.
“We went from 92 hours to 55 hours a week,” said Eisenbraun, who opened the brewery and restaurant in 2015 with her husband, after a decade of planning. “It’s a tough business model right now to be closed during those hours.”
“Beer Bar Rallies and Adapts”

On this week’s SBAM Weekly Podcast, Michael Rogers talks with Patti Eisenbraun, managing member of Brown Iron Brewhouse in Southeast Michigan (named “Best Beer Bar 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 in Michigan” by “You know, anybody can go and eat anywhere, there’s so many places from small locations, like myself, to the large chains, and we just want to provide that unique atmosphere,”

Listen to the whole interview here

Why Michigan is extending COVID-19 workplace restrictions, and what those rules require

State officials on Tuesday formally announced they had extended Michigan’s workplace restrictions for another six months, citing the virus surge in the state.

Dave Boucher – Detroit Free Press

Judge rejects Michigan restaurant lawsuit seeking to overturn indoor dining ban

“The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association on Wednesday lost its bid to have a federal judge overturn a state order that “pauses” indoor dining.” Local restaurant owners, including our own Patti Eisenbraun, comment on the current order. 

Susan Selasky – Detroit Free Press

Brown Iron featured on Michigan Brewers Guild’s “great American beer state” Podcast

“Tim and his wife Patti opened Brown Iron Brewhouse Washington Township in 2015, serving scratch-cooked food and American craft beer. A year later they were serving their own house brewed beers. In 2020, a week before the pandemic shutdown, they opened their second location in Royal Oak. Tim shares with us what the experience has been like, and what Brown Iron is all about.”

Listen to this (and past) podcasts online here:

best of hour detroit award

You voted. We counted. Now, here are the winners of this year’s Best of Detroit readers poll.

Brown Iron has been recognized as a “Best of Detroit 2020” award winner! Thank you so much to Hour Detroit Magazine and all of those who voted for us as our beer selection has been voted #2 in Detroit. Congratulations to HopCat for taking the crown, we look forward to seeing you back in Royal Oak soon! Cheers

Hour Detroit Staff 

Michigan’s “Great American Beer Bar” for the 5th consecutive year!

Thanks to all of you, Brown Iron Brewhouse has been named “Best Great American Beer Bar in Michigan 2020” by, for the 5th year in a row! We are so grateful and thankful for the customers we have. We hope to always provide great beer, knowledgeable service, fun and creative events and wonderful food. Without you, our AMAZING customers, we are nothing. Thank you!

Check out all the other “Great American Beer Bars” of 2020 from all around the US!’s “Great American Beer Bar” 2020 winners

great american beer bar 2020 winner award

“We want to Help People Love Craft Beer”

Brown Iron Brewhouse, with 66 craft beers on tap and a menu featuring smokehouse cuisine, will open its second location Friday at Woodward Corners in Royal Oak.““I know Beaumont took great care in choosing tenants,” Patti Eisenbraun said. 

“We are not a national chain and we are honored that they chose us. I love that this is different than downtown Royal Oak, because the area is so diverse from young families and professionals to those that have been here for years.”

Susan Selasky – Detroit Free Press

“Detroit’s Best” 

Thank you to Hour Detroit as well as our wonderful customers who voted to help recognize Brown Iron Brewhouse with one of the highest honors in Southeast Michigan! Best Bloody Mary Bar, Best Beer Selection & Best Gluten Free Menu!