Located in Comstock Park near Alpine and 7-Mile, Perrin Brewing Co.
opened Friday, September 14th in a truly grand scale, literally rolling out the red carpet for legions of thirsty Michigan beer drinkers anxious to try the new brews. We arrived at just the right time as the brewery was nearing capacity levels and were fortunate to grab a table just as one became available. Also full were Perrin’s outdoor deck and and upper level V.I.P. area which was closed to the public. Crowd levels were similar to Founders or Hopcat on a busy night.
If you are a fan of pale beers or IPAs of any particular strength or hop level, Perrin has you covered. Over half of the 11 taps available at the opening were a variation of the pale ale ranging from the IPA Jr. (almost session strength,) to big IPAs in the 8 and 9% alchohol range. Lighter beers include the Nitro Cream Ale and Golden Ale; Darker beers include an Imperial Stout. Perrin also has a Raspberry Blonde which I tried based on word of mouth and found to be a very tasty fruit beer.
Don’t let Perrin’s built-in food truck fool you. Yes, you will find a corn dog, burgers, fries and the like which are all sure to be crowd-pleasers but you will also find flatbreads, salads, and even some naan and hummus based vegetarian options. While my friends enjoyed the corn dogs and cheese steaks, I opted for the “Pascifist” vegetarian flatbread featuring pesto, veggies, and avocado. I was very impressed! We will be sure to return soon for more beer and food.