The search for Michigan's best brewery to tap Ann Arbor area
Courtney Sacco I AnnArbor.com
Craft beer has become a pretty big deal in the Mitten State. We rank fifth in the nation for number of breweries, and Michigan's beer industry grew by 20 percent just last year. Our state even landed three of the top five spots in the annual Beer City USA poll.
We here in Washtenaw County have a wealth of options to choose from when it comes to locally-produced beer, from the established favorites like Arbor Brewing to the tenacious relative newcomers like Wolverine Brewing.
We'll be asking you to nominate your favorite local breweries next Tuesday, and from that list we'll create a poll for you to vote for the best brewery in Washtenaw County. Once our local favorites are crowned, MLive statewide entertainment reporter John Gonzales will come through town to sample our best beer on his Michigan's Best Brewery tour to determine the best breweries in the state. AnnArbor.com beer expert David Bardallis will be joining us on this local beer tour.
Jessica Webster leads the Food & Grocery section for AnnArbor.com, a part of the MLive Media Group. Reach her at JessicaWebster@annarbor.com. You also can follow her on Twitter or subscribe to AnnArbor.com's email newsletters.