Downtown Farmington’s latest brewery is on observe to open late subsequent month.
Heights Brewery, based by Farmington residents and longtime house brewers Ryan Kavanagh and Shawn MacDonnell, will open on the former Web page’s Meals and Spirits location, 23621 Farmington Highway, beginning with a delicate opening in late September.
The three,500-square-foot area, designed by Birmingham-based DesignTeam Plus, hopes to offer an “inviting, open and timeless vibe” for patrons, with a redesigned entrance facade, a large, garage-style door, accordion-style home windows and outside seating.
“We wished to attach the outside with the inside, and I believe we succeeded in doing that,” Kavanagh mentioned in a information launch.
Kavanagh and MacDonnell have been working to construct and open the brewery since final yr, working with Farmington’s planning fee and downtown growth authority as the town revamped its streetscape. The DDA awarded a grant to Kavanagh and MacDonnell to revamp the dated Seventies-style facade, and demolition started within the spring.
Kavanagh brings brewing expertise from a number of southeast Michigan breweries, together with Draught Horse in New Hudson and Dragonmead and Kuhnhenn in Warren.
Heights plans to serve a “full array” of beers, together with IPAs, porters, stouts, lagers and a few specialties, in addition to wine, meads, seltzers, hop water, root beer and extra. There additionally can be a menu of smoked meats and an accompanying gluten-free beer and meals menu.
“We created two grain mills, common and gluten-free,” mentioned DesignTeam Plus architect Harold Remlinger in a information launch. “Each rooms may have exhaust methods, so they’re eradicating any particulates within the air.”
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Regardless of the fashionable look of Heights, it is going to honor the constructing’s historical past, too. Throughout demolition of the previous Web page’s Meals and Spirits constructing, Kavanagh uncovered the unique mosaic tile flooring with the very first bar’s title, Stein Haus, and plans to protect it when Heights Brewing opens. The tile was beforehand coated by carpet for 40 years.
“(We applaud) Ryan’s choice is to protect it as a reminder of the previous historical past and powerful native connection to the group and a welcome to Heights Brewing,” Remlinger mentioned.
This can be Farmington’s second brewery, becoming a member of Farmington Brewing Firm at 33336 Grand River Ave., inside a minute’s stroll in downtown.
Hometown Life reporter Shelby Tankersley contributed to this text.