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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, 12oz Cans, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBL*NITRO Available in 1/2BBL
Dirty BlondeBlonde Ale6.512oz NR, 12oz Cans, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBL
Decadent Dark Chocolate AleAmerican Stout512oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBL
Purple Gang PilsnerPilsner4.81/6BBL, 1/2BBL
Pog-o-licious Fruit Beer6.512oz Cans, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBL
Little Circus BlondeBlonde Ale--12oz CansComing in April
Spiked Sparking Water VarietyHard Seltzer Variety512oz Cans
Staycation PacVariety--12oz Cans
CoconutPorter512oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLJanuary
HazelnutPorter512oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLJuly
Whango Mango WheatFruit Beer4.912oz Cans, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLSpring & Summer
BlocktoberfestMärzen/Oktoberfest6.1012oz Cans, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLFall
Life Gose OnGose--12oz Cans, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLApril
Traverse City Cherry WheatWheat Ale512oz Cans, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLJuly
Pumpkin Spice LatteHerb & Spice Beer612oz Cans, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLAugust
Lebkuchen Christmas AleSpice Beer6.112oz Cans, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLNovember
Blueberry Cobbler AleFruit Beer816oz Cans, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLFall
Mint Double DecadentAmerican Stout516oz Cans, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLWinter
VJ Black Imperial StoutRussian Imperial Stout1112oz NR, 1/6BBLFall