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Since the 1990s, Michigan's craft beer scene has been booming with new breweries popping up all over the state. As a town that celebrates the idea of drinking local, Ann Arbor has established some of the state's best breweries. Taking an Ann Arbor brewery tour—whether it's self-guided or professionally organized—is a great way to spend a chilly, winter day.
Ann Arbor's breweries offer a variety of different beers catering to a variety of different palates. There are lagers, malts, sours, and ales, all crafted to perfection by people dedicated to the pursuit of making the perfect beer. Most breweries feature an extensive pub grub menu too! During the winter months, many locals and university students enjoy a fun pub crawl. On weekends, you'll see groups of friends floating around Ann Arbor, watching football, and ordering their favorite pint and an appetizer to share. Some of the region's signature appetizers include fried pickle chips, fried cheese curds, and truffle fries.
Part of the fun of exploring Ann Arbor's craft beer scene is the opportunity to meet locals who consider these places their favorite neighborhood hangouts. Tap on the link below to help plan your own winter bar hop.