Brown Iron Beer

Brown Iron Brewhouse is not only a tap house but also brews in-house as well with a variety of beers on tap. Each small batch uses the finest ingredients to create the best craft beer possible. We continue to push our limits every day to bring you delicious beers using local and fresh ingredients

We started brewing our highly anticipated Brown Iron Beer at the beginning of October 2016 and tapped our first brew at the end of the month. Our first beer was our Batch One IPA. This beer has since become the base for our popular Juicy Batch Two IPA. Since we’ve started brewing, we have brewed over 80 unique beers and a variety of different styles that hold their own against the best beers out there. It’s important to us to use local and fresh ingredients, much like our cuisine.

We recently showcased our brews at our first Michigan Brewers Guild Beer Festival and our Strawberry Rhubarb Wheat collaboration with Dragonmead was named one of the hottest beers of the festival to try to by the Detroit Free Press! We continue to push our own limits every day to bring you delicious beers using local and fresh ingredients. Stop in today to try one of our Brown Iron Beers on tap!

Take advantage of 20% off Growler fills of our house brewed Brown Iron Beer every Sunday!

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Mood Changer

IPA – Imperial / Double 

8.5% ABV

Our flagship double IPA is packed with malt and features Zeus, Columbus, tomahawk, and a huge amount of citra hops. This gives it Citrus, grapefruit, lime and tropical fruit flavor and aroma with medium bitterness. 

Big Hefe

Hefeweizen

6.8% ABV

We went with a bigger grain bill on this one. We ended up with a bigger Hefeweizen that offers the traditional clove and fruity esters that you find in this style. For a touch of something extra, we dry hopped the beer with Citra and Motueka Hops. The hops offer hints of tropical fruit. The result is a slightly fruity and refreshing wheat beer.

Detroit Helles On Wheels

Lager – Helles

5.5% ABV

Our Flagship easy drinking lager that will have you asking for another.

 
Irish Red Envy

Red Ale – Irish

5.2% ABV

Overall, this is an easy drinker. This beer has a deep reddish copper appearance. The beer has prominent caramel malt flavor and sweetness. Enjoy!

 
He’s Bad Bad Pecan Brown

Imperial Brown

9.7% ABV

You see he stand ’bout 9 foot 7
All those downtown ladies call him “Pecan Lover”

Bad Bad Pecan Brown is an Imperial Brown that has been aged on candied pecans, cinnamon, and maple syrup. The pecan comes through huge on the nose and lingers throughout the pillowy mouthfeel and finishes with cinnamon on the back end. Come get Bad Bad Pecan Brown while it is in town.

Thats My Jam: Pineapple Blackberry

Wheat Ale w/ Pineapple & Blackberry

5% ABV

Inspired by our Washington Bar Manager, Tyler, we took our base of Big Hefe, forgot the dry hops, and replaced them with nearly 100lbs each of blackberry and pineapple. The result is refreshing, satisfying, and a touch tart as the pineapple blends nicely with the Hefeweizen esters and finishes with the subtle tartness from the blackberries.

Shawty Got Low

Double Dry Hopped (DDH) Session IPA

4.2% ABV

Those baggy sweatpants are getting baggier with this light, refreshing session IPA. Double dry hopped with Citra, Amarillo, and Idaho 7 gives nice notes of citrus, stone, and tropical fruits. Strap on your Reeboks and get up here to try it!
 
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Helheim Hammer

IPA – Triple

15% ABV

This is a massive IPA that is deceptively smooth. We didn’t want this to be a hop gut bomb. Instead, this is a balanced IPA to sip and enjoy. The hops are a blend of Amarillo, Simcoe and Warrior.

Pink Lemonade Shandy

Shandy / Radler

This one starts out with 2-Row and Wheat Malts along with Sterling Hops. We finish the beer in the secondary with pink lemonade and fresh lemon juice. The result is a refreshing beer with great lemonade flavor without being overpowering.

Crazy Hazy Blonde

Blonde Ale

4.8% ABV

Our take on the American Blonde Ale. Easy drinking but this one offers flavors you don’t typically find in an American domestic beer.

 
Eisenfest

Märzen

6% ABV

This is the perfect beer for the perfect time of the year. Football is back, the weather is cooling and what you need is a German-style Märzen/Oktoberfest. All the regular goodies are in here: German Pilsner, Munich and Crystal Malts along with Hallertau Hops. Prost!

Rage Against the Walnut

Stout – Imperial / Double

18% ABV

For this beast we triple mashed our base stout to get as much sugar from the barley as possible. Once finished we added house roasted walnuts and salted caramels to match nicely with the chocolate notes from the beer itself.

Rage Against the French Toast

Stout – Imperial / Double

18% ABV

Our triple mashed base stout with Canadian Maple Syrup & Vietnamese Cinnamon.

Rage Against the Coconut

Stout – Imperial / Double

18% ABV

Our triple mashed base stout aged on coconut that has been aged on rum.

Rage Against the Cherry Cordial

Stout – Imperial / Double

18% ABV

Our triple mashed base stout aged on tart cherries and Hershey’s chocolate.

Rage Against the Gingerbread Man

Stout – Imperial / Double

18% ABV

Our triple mashed base stout with Ginger, Cinnamon & Honey.

Rage Against the Pączki

Stout – Imperial / Double

18% ABV

Our triple mashed base stout with with Vanilla and Maple.

Juicy Batch Two

IPA – Imperial / Double

7.8% ABV

A New England style IPA packed with three pounds of citra hops per barrel, this juicy IPA is citrusy and sweet. It is a perfect balance of hops and malt with a smooth mouthfeel.

Habanero Pistolero

Stout – Imperial / Double

11.9% ABV

A robust imperial stout with huge flavors of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Backed with hints of cinnamon and warmth from fresh habanero peppers. This beer is sure to keep you toasty in the brisk Michigan winter!

Cinnamon French Toast

Porter – Imperial / Double

7.8% ABV

Imperial Porter with Cinnamon & Maple Syrup.

 
Dark Nemesis: Chocolate & Peanut Butter

Stout – Imperial / Double

10% ABV

Our Dark Nemisis Imperial Stout with copious amounts of chocolate, peanut butter, and peanut butter cups.

Citrastar Galactica

IPA – New England

5.8% ABV

We’ve defeated the Cylons with this new brew. A New England IPA featuring light maltiness balance with an otherworldly dry-hopping from Galaxy and Citra Hops, and a body that brings you back to Earth.

Frootie And the Blowfish

IPA – New England

8% ABV

We added passion fruit, mango and honey to our Double Juicy IPA! This brew is a tropical citrus bomb!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Stout – Imperial / Double

11.9% ABV

For this one, we took our base stout and added as many boxes of Peanut Butter Oreo’s as we could get our hands on. Along with hefty amounts of marshmallow fluff, chocolate, peanut butter, and a touch of graham cracker gives this beer a huge nose akin to getting hit in the face with the pie itself and a tremendous silky mouthfeel to match.

 
Oatmeal Cookie Ale

Table Beer

5.5% ABV

American Amber Ale brewed with hefty amounts of oatmeal and brown sugar, aged on vanilla, cinnamon, and clove. Not quite how Grandma used to make it!

Strawberry No Rhugrets

Hefeweizen

6.7% ABV

Hefeweizen w/ Strawberry & Rhubarb

 
Chocolate Cherry Cordial

Stout – Imperial / Double

9% ABV

Imperial Stout With Chocolate & Cherries

 
 
Forever Hoptimistic

IPA – New England

7.8% ABV

A New England IPA Double Dry hopped with a dosing of Galaxy and experimental hops, with a double dose of Citra hops and finished with wildflower honey.

Do You Know the Muffin Man?

Stout – Imperial / Double

11.4% ABV

Not the buttons, not the gumdrop buttons! Our tribute to Gingy is a Gingerbread Imperial stout aged in Heaven Hill rye barrels for 12 months with molasses, vanilla, ginger, nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. As strong but equally smooth as Gingy remained under interrogation.

Tropic Like It’s Hop

IPA – New England

6.2% ABV

Loaded with tropical and citrus flavors from Amarillo, Mosaic, and Citra hops; this easy-drinking hazy IPA is like a vacation for your taste buds.

 
Citrastar Galactica

IPA – New England

5.8% ABV

We’ve defeated the Cylons with this new brew. A New England IPA featuring light maltiness balance with an otherworldly dry-hopping from Galaxy and Citra Hops, and a body that brings you back to Earth.

Iron Foundry

IPA – New England

7.8% ABV

Our Collaboration with Founder’s Detroit is a hoppy juice bomb. We added as many oats as we could fit and followed it up with a generous dry hopping of Citra and Motueka hops giving off big hop aromas and flavors of freshly crushed lime, orange, and mango.

Maple Pecan Porter

Porter – American

7.8% ABV

Porter with Maple Syrup and Pecans

 
Double Juicy

IPA – Imperial / Double

8.1% ABV

Double New England IPA.

RBA Dark Nemesis Vanilla Biscotti

Stout – Coffee

10% ABV

Rye barrel aged stout with cold brewed kona coffee, vanilla cookies and biscotti

 
Mongo Like Mango

IPA – American

7% ABV

Our Juicy Batch Two that has mango added after primary fermentation. Quite refreshing and fruit forward.

 
RBA Caramel Apple Stout

Stout – Imperial / Double

12% ABV

A huge caramel nose gives way to subtle aromas of apple and the rye barrel that this imperial stout was aged in for over a year. An equally impressive mouthfeel washes over your taste buds flooding it with Ghirardelli Salted Caramel finishing with a touch of tart granny smith apple and a sense of internal bliss.

Peach Chardonhaze

IPA – Imperial / Double New England

9.2% ABV

Full bodied, crisp, and juicy. Our newest Double NEIPA is made with Chardonnay juice and peaches on the back end, lending additional citrus and juiciness to the Galaxy and Experimental hops used in this brew. This pairs great with our Smoked Pretzel Crusted Salmon, and Slow Smoked BBQ Pork.

Raze the Haze

IPA – New England

7.8% ABV

A new, New England based off our Iron Foundry, adding even more oats, even more hops, and a touch of honey. The result is Raze the Haze, an opaque, golden, hop bomb loaded with Citra and New Zealand Motueka hops smoothed over with wildflower honey.

 
Hop Tub Beer Machine

IPA – New England

5.9% ABV

A New England IPA packed with Citra, Galaxy, and Simcoe hops. A beer with a huge mouthfeel and a nose of passion fruit, guava, and lime, followed by citrus flavors and a light crispness from the malt on the tongue. Bring your friends and jump on in for a glass today! A preposterous amount of hops takes you back in time to where New England had a touch of West Coast.

 
Shake That Thing: BSR

IPA – Milkshake

8.5% ABV

A smooth fruit bomb Milkshake IPA – Double IPA with hefty amounts of Citra hops finished with lactose, vanilla, Raspberry, Strawberry, and Blackberry.

Breakfast Fuel

Porter –  Coffee

6.5% ABV

Coffe Porter W/ Belgian Chocolate. 

Strawberry Zeals Forever

IPA – New England

7.5% ABV

Let me take you down, something to get hung about, Strawberry Zeals Forever is Feel the Zeal with a desired amount of strawberries and raspberries to delight your nose and mouth.

 
Double Barrel Caramel Apple

Stout – Imperial / Double

13% ABV

Dark Nemesis Aged in Bourbon and Rye Barrels for over a year with Ghirardelli Salted Caramel Chips, then blended together. This gives us a huge caramel aroma up front followed by subtle hints of apple and the barrel blend.

 
That’s My Jam: Peach

Fruit Beer

5% ABV

Wheat Ale w/ Peaches

Amber-ella

Lager – American Amber

4.7% ABV

Our easy drinking American Amber.

 

 
Hop Boi!

IPA – American

7.35% ABV

This American IPA features Simcoe, Centennial and Columbus Hops. The beer offers plenty of bitterness with flavors of citrus, peach, orange and tropical fruit. We used an Irish Ale yeast strain that gives a slightly dry crispness.

 
Chocolate Raspberry Stout

Stout – Imperial / Double

8.8% ABV

Chocolate Raspberry Stout is an imperial stout that is packed with raspberries. In addition to the raspberries, the stout features dark chocolate. Although the raspberries are upfront, you may notice a touch of coconut as well. At 8.8% ABV, it’s big, splendid and fruit forward. The stout captures the essence of a raspberry truffle in liquid form.

 
Hop Savvy

IPA – Imperial / Double New England

8.23% ABV

Our 100th batch is a dank yet juicy double IPA dry hopped with loads of Nelson Sauvin and Galaxy hops giving huge tropical and citrus fruit notes with touches of lime and peach lent by the grapes.

Kolsch

Kölsch

5.5% ABV

Clean German-style Kolsch.

 

 
The Mackinac Peaches, Jerry!

IPA – American

7.8% ABV

It makes your taste buds come alive, like having a circus in your mouth. This miracle of nature exists for a brief period, It’s like the Aurora Borealis! A Double Dry Hopped IPA with fresh peach puree added, come on, just take a taste!

 
Shake That Thing: BOPM

IPA – Milkshake

8.5% ABV

A smooth fruit bomb Milkshake IPA – Double IPA with hefty amounts of Citra hops finished with lactose, vanilla, Blood Orange, Mango, and Pineapple.

 
 
Belgian Luau

Belgian Strong Golden Ale

15% ABV

Belgian Strong Ale with Pineapple. Careful…

 
Walnut Stout

Stout – American

6.9% ABV

Along with the dark malts, this stout also features black walnuts (roasted and unroasted), Belgian candied syrup and Madagascar Vanilla. Along with the walnut and vanilla flavors, you will also find notes of coffee and chocolate.

 

 
Simcoe IPA

IPA – American

6% ABV

An American IPA featuring 100% Simcoe hops offering aromas of passion fruit, pine, and a touch of earthiness, balanced with pronounced bitterness and malt. It’s easy drinking and delicious.

 
Mangonut’s IPA

IPA – American

6.8% ABV

American IPA w/coconut & mango.

 
 
Dark Nemesis

Stout – Russian Imperial

10% ABV

This is by far the most labor intensive beer we make. This imperial stout offers an abundance of chocolate and roasted coffee flavor. This full bodied stout smooth and complex.

 
Hop Francis the III

IPA – Imperial / Double

9.25% ABV

Let’s go back to the West Coast Double IPAs. This double IPA is blessed with a blend of seven hops and features grain from Motorcity Malthouse. Simply stated, a heavenly beer.

 

 
Freaki Tiki

Porter – American

6% ABV

Porter with toastrd coconut.

 
Wildberry Lu-Wow!

Belgian Strong Golden Ale

18% ABV

Massive Belgian Strong aged on wild-berries and pineapple making this big beer deceptively smooth and fruity. Owen Wilson Approved.

 
 
 
Hella Limes

Lager – Helles

5.5% ABV

We took our popular helles lager, Detroit Helles on Wheels, and added a classy amount of fresh squeezed lime juice. The result? Come find out!

 
 
BBA Chocolate Peanutbutter Pie

Stout – Imperial / Double

13% ABV

Aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels for 12 months, lending a smooth bourbon character to this already flavorful beer. Let it warm up for the full effect!

 

 
Strawberry Saison

Farmhouse Ale – Saison

6.3% ABV

This is a classic saison that is dry to the finish. We added strawberries during secondary fermentation to balance out the dryness. At first, the beer is a touch bitter. As the beer warms, the strawberry aromas are prevalent.

 
Shake That Thing: PMG

IPA – Milkshake

8.5% ABV

A smooth fruit bomb Milkshake IPA – Double IPA with hefty amounts of Citra hops finished with lactose, vanilla, Pineapple, Mango, and Guava.

 
 
 
 
Chocolate Cherry Porter

Porter – Other

7% ABV

Delicious Porter with Chocolate & Cherries.

 
 
That’s My Jam: Raspberry

Wheat Beer – American Pale Wheat

5% ABV

Wheat Ale with Raspberries.

 

 
Pants Optional

Winter Warmer

8% ABV

A bigger, darker Winter Warmer; Pants optional boasts flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, chocolate, and fresh orange zest along with a body that could cuddle you through the deepest stretch of Michigan winters, Pants Optional. A fine collaboration with Witch’s Hat Brewery.

Feel the Zeal

IPA – New England

7.5% ABV

New England IPA with all New Zealand hops lending flavors of Tangelo, Citrus, and Honey, under a big body.

 
 
 
 
Peaches And Cream Hefe

Hefeweizen

5% ABV

This is a German-style hefeweizen with peach flavoring and lactose sugar added during secondary fermentation. The natural peach flavors are clearly present. It’s the perfect easy-drinking beer for warmer days.

 
 
Haka Hoppiness

IPA – International

6% ABV

IPA featuring all New Zealand hops including Pacific Jade, Waimea, and Wakatu. These hops give subtle aromas of fresh crushed citrus and pine with a clean, crisp finish.

 

 
That’s My Jam: Blueberry

Wheat Beer – American Pale Wheat

5% ABV

Wheat Ale with Blueberries

 
Hop Or Die

IPA – American

7% ABV

This IPA offers a blend of five hops with the focus on Mosaic and Amarillo. Plenty of hop bitterness and aroma for all.

 
 
 
 
Iron Witch

IPA – American

7% ABV

Witch’s Hat and Brown Iron collaboration.

 
 
C-Squad Nut Brown

Brown Ale – English

5.5% ABV

This nut brown offers some great flavors. It starts off with a toasty and caramel nose. Additional flavors include biscuit, roast and nutty with a hint of spice/pepper from grains of paradise. The beer is smooth yet full bodied.

Mango mOJo

Hefeweizen

5.8% ABV

Our base Hefeweizen, Big Hefe, with fresh, hand zested and juiced Valencia oranges and mangoes.

Citra Serenity

IPA – American

5.2% ABV

This is an easy-drinker beer that features Citra hops. The beer features notes of grapefruit, melon and lime. Sit back and relax; enjoy this beer. Life is a beautiful adventure.

Chocolate Fusion

Stout – American

7.5% ABV

For chocolate lovers, we have a beer for you. In addition to chocolate, the beer features a host of roasted grains and vanilla.

Grapefruit Radler

Shandy / Radler

4% ABV

For another easy-drinking beer for the summer, we decided to go with the German-Style Radler. We used our wheat beer as the foundation and added fresh-squeezed grapefruit and grapefruit soda post-fermentation. The taste is crisp and not too sweet.

Citrastar Galactica Interstellar Loop

IPA – New England

5.5% ABV

The Captain of our Galactica-Type Citrastar ship spilled his morning breakfast of Froot Loops onto the controls resulting in a hyperlight jump knows as the Interstellar Loop. The crew is safe and enjoying this New England IPA with Froot Loops.

Mango Citrastar Galactica

IPA – New England

5.8% ABV

Our New Englad IPA, Citrastar Galactica with fresh Mango Puree blended in creating a supernova of flavor.

BBA Maple Pecan Porter

Porter – Imperial / Double

8.5% ABV

Bourbon-aged version of our Imperial Porter with Maple Syrup and Pecans.

BBA Cinnamon French Toast

Porter – Imperial / Double

8.5% ABV

Bourbon-aged version of our Imperial Porter with Cinnamon & Maple Syrup.

BIB Light Lager

Lager – American Light

4.9% ABV

BIB Light Lager is an American Light lager with a touch of German inspiration, much like Brown Iron itself. Weighing in at 4.9% this is definitely one of the lightest and most approachable beers we have ever made. Light in body and color paired with smooth, balanced, and crisp flavor is an easy but still enough to satisfy the seasoned drinker.