Aside from hoarding one of Michigan’s largest tap selections, HopCat offers over 100 varieties, including the Local 30, a curated list of our state’s finest brews. Don't expect to find Bud here -- the franchise is vehemently anti-Anheuser-Busch. Pop in to one of HopCat's regular tap takeovers, most recently highlighting Rockford's own Rockford Brewing, and a record fair in collaboration with Dogfish Head.
Amidst the courthouses and people in suits and ties, you'll find the upscale Wright & Company. You know that any place that lists its sour beers in order of intensity is going to be one that takes its beer seriously. Along with its fine selection of sours, Wright & Company takes care to highlight its lager selection -- a bold move, as most places lump these understated beers in with everything else, ignoring the flavor profiles. Don’t go without trying the food -- the chef, Marc Djozlija, worked under Wolfgang Puck for 20 years and has been nominated for a James Beard Award.