Beer Store Specializing in Microbrews Coming to West Nine

Can't find that microbrew you had at a friend's house? A store in Ferndale might be able to help you ... once it opens.

Downtown Ferndale is getting a beer store. But it's not really a party store or, if you're from the East Coast, a bodega.

It's a beer store specializing in Michigan and other specialized microbrews. Downtown Development Authority Director Cristina Sheppard-Decius said it's like a beer boutique.

"They just signed on and there is going to be a build out," she said. "Probably six to eight months, sometime in the fall." Sheppard-Decius said she was unsure of what the name of the business will be.

This store will be located at 611 W. Nine Mile Rd., where it will share the space with the Judy Eliyas photography studio. The two businesses will share the facade but the beer store will be in the front and the photography studio will be in the back.

Sheppard-Decius said that, eventually, the owner would like to offer a tap so that patrons may sample beer before they buy or purchase the tapped beer by the growler.

"That's the intent down the road," she said. However, it will be a retail store, not a watering hole, she said.


Sean Gauvreau July 21, 2011 at 11:12 AM
My favourite microbrew so far this summer has been a bottle of Troegs Nugget Nectar that a friend brought back from the east coast for me. While I love and drink Michigan beer on a weekly basis I hope a store like this encourages brewers from the East and West coasts to open up their markets to Michigan. There are so many great beers from California, Oregon and Washington that we can't get here!
Tim July 21, 2011 at 11:48 AM
Very exciting news once again coming out of the Downtown Development Authority of Ferndale
Chris Best July 21, 2011 at 12:47 PM
This store will do very well in Ferndale. I will be one of their top customers. Beer snobs rejoice!
Julia Sultes July 21, 2011 at 06:09 PM
The name of the store is 8 Degrees Plato Beer Company! Check us out on Facebook!!
Kristen Hickey Burnett July 22, 2011 at 01:38 PM
This is great!!! My husband and I are blogging our way around the Mitten going to all the microbreweries!! We'll come visit once you open so we can blog about it!! Can't wait to check it out!! You can find our blog at www.burnettbrewblog.com! Good luck with the opening!!


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