To start in Detroit, I am going very on point with Motor City Brewing Works which started up way back in 1994 making it the oldest operating brewery in the city.
Situated perfectly near both Comerica Park the home of the Detroit Tigers and Ford Field the home of the Detroit Lions (as well as cultural institutions for those not into sports), if I find myself in the re-awakening city, I would try the following:
“Motor City Bohemian Lager is an original Detroit beer style. We use Noble Hops and pure Detroit water to bring out the crisp, clean flavor that made Detroit famous.”
“Motor City Corktown Stout is an Irish Style Dry Stout is named after Detroit’s historic Corktown neighborhood. Thick, rich and dark from generous additions of roasted barley balanced with imported East Kent Golding and Fuggle hops.”
“Tripel is a classic Belgian style golden ale, with a perfect balance of delicate fruit esters and subtle spicy notes.”
Motor City Ale – Muscle Series
“Motor City Ale – once known as Strong Ale, until the ATF got wind of its powers, this Ale is inspired by traditional English style barley wine made with 100% malted barley, and no malt extract. Utilizing the first runnings of three different mashes to get this light bodied high alcohol flavor it is delicate, smooth yet strong. An homage to Detroit’s resilience,power and above all strength. Tap Room regulars like to refer to it as the Strong Ale.”