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Actor Jason Momoa Buys Former GM Facility, Plans Detroit Brewery [Updated]

He also reveals his favorite brewery. Hint: It’s in Michigan.

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Jason Momoa
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Khal Drogo loves beer and he’s going to brew it in Detroit. Those are some of the highlights from an interview in a September issue of the Portland, Oregon-based Willamette Week. In the article, the actor, best known for his roles in Game of Thrones and Conan the Barbarian, reveals he recently purchased a 9,000 square foot, 100-year-old former General Motors facility and is planning on turning it into a brewery.

Momoa’s production company, Pride of Gypsies, also produced a commercial for The Woodsman, a collaboration brew from Carhartt and New Holland Brewing that was featured at the Great American Beer Festival in Colorado earlier this month. The actor, who was recently in town filming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, is apparently a big fan of everything the Michigan brewery has to offer. "I’ve never been to a brewery where I liked every single beer, except for New Holland Brewing. Dragon’s Milk, Mad Hatter, Monkey King. Everything works," he tells the weekly.

Keep checking back as more details emerge on Momoa’s Detroit brewing venture.

Update: This rumor has since been refuted. Click to view the comprehensive Momoa brewery update.

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