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Detroit, MI

Est. 1997

“Founded in 1997, Atwater Block Brewery made its debut in Detroit, Michigan in the historic Rivertown district. The original owner’s reasoning and focus was to bring back the Bohemian style lager that Stroh’s Brewing Company had made famous in the mid 1800’s. The passion for beer started in 1848 when the first mass produced beer was bottled in the Detroit area. So although Detroit is known for being the Motor city, at one time Michigan had more production breweries than anyone in the country. Atwater wanted to re-invent that product back in 1997 of making German style Lagers. The owners purchased a Kasper Schulz, the oldest makers of brewing equipment in the world! It was purchased at a trade show in 1996 and by 1997 Atwater was producing beer!

Atwater currently holds true to making traditional German style lagers, along with unique boutique ales. Rieth says, “We’ve analyzed the marketplace and studied what consumers really want in a beer and have successfully provided this for them”. Atwater keeps things fun around the brewery, never taking things too seriously; a favorite slogan around here, “We drink all we can and sell the rest”. Rieth says the company recently became international when beer was shipped to Munich, Germany in a partnership with an all-American craft beer tap house. Today the brewery is thriving and expanding at its original Joseph Campau location, including a full scale Biergarten and Tap House.  We recently opened Atwater in the Park which is located 8 miles from the brewery in a renovated church serving unique styles and great food, along with Atwater Spirits and Wine. Atwater in Grand Rapids opened its doors in October 2016 and is located in the renovated Rowe Hotel downtown.

Available In:

Adams, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lackawanna,
Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill,
Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming, York counties

Beer NameBeer StyleABV%Available SizesRelease Dates
Vanilla Java PorterAmerican Porter512oz NR, 16oz Cans, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBL*NITRO Available in Cans & Kegs
Better Life ChoicesAmerican IPA6.51/6BBL, 1/2BBL
Purple Gang PilsnerPilsner4.812oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBL
Dirty BlondeBlonde Ale6.512oz NR, 12oz Cans, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBL
Corktown RyeRye IPA6.212oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBL
D-Light Kolsch4.212oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBL
Going SteadySessional IPA4.612oz NR, 12oz Cans, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBL
LagerLager4.912oz Cans
Decadent Dark Chocolate AleAmerican Stout512oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBL*NITRO Available in Kegs
Dirty Dozen Variety 2/12pkVariety24/12oz NRYear Round
Bavarian CreamPorter12oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLJanuary-March
CoconutPorter12oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLApril-July
RaspberryPorter12oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLAugust-October
HazelnutPorter12oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLNovember-December
First BrownBrown Ale12oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLNovember-February
Whango Mango WheatFruit Beer4.912oz NR, 12oz Cans, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLMarch - August
BlocktoberfestMärzen/Oktoberfest6.1012oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLAugust - October
Bockefeller Strong BockBock712oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLNovember - January
Traverse City Cherry WheatFruit Beer512oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLMarch - August
Liplock Cherry StoutAmerican Stout612oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLSeptember - February
Raspberry WhangoFruit Beer12oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLAugust-Ocotober
Whango Citra IPAIPA12oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLNovember-February
No IBU IPAIPA12oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2 BBLJanuary-July
Pumpkin Spice LatteHerb & Spice Beer712oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLAugust-October
Christmas AleHerb & Spice Beer6.1012oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLNovember-December
VoodoovatorDopplebock812oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLSpring & Fall
Street Artist NE IPANortheastern IPA6.516oz. Can, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLApril-July
Blueberry Cobbler AleFruit Beer812oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLJuly
Mint Double DecadentAmerican Stout512oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLNovember - December
The Darkness24/12oz NRJanuary - March
The Sandbox24/12oz NRApril - July
Cream of the Crop24/12oz NRAugust - October
The Stocking Stuffer24/12oz NRNovember - December