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Old Detroit Amber Is Back; Detroit Pizza Co. Giveaway

Frankenmuth Brewery.
Frankenmuth Brewery.
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FRANKENMUTH— After an 18-year hiatus, Frankenmuth Brewery's Old Detroit Amber Ale is "back on the market", according to the Detroit News. A tornado destroyed the factory in 1999 and it was not rebuilt until 2009. Michigan's original craft brew is described as a "crisp, easy-drinking beer" which sounds great for late summer and early fall drinking.According to the News, Old Detroit is available "on draft at Metro Detroit bars and restaurants, or in six packs of cans at local beer stores and supermarkets." [Detroit News]

DOWNTOWNAmerican Coney Island is hosting its fourth annual Coney Dog Eating contest this Thursday, August 28, according to MLive. The contest will be held at their downtown location at 114 W Lafayette from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with the main coney-eating event taking place at 5:45 p.m. Participants will compete to see who can consume the most coneys - hot dog, bun, chili, mustard, onions - in ten minutes. The winner takes home a championship belt and prizes from local retailers and restaurants. Hot dog eating legend and Guinness World Record Holder Takeru Kobayashi will make a guest appearance. American Coney Island claims to be Detroit's oldest family-run restaurant, founded by Gust Keros in 1917, and the original home of the Detroit style coney. [MLive]

MIDTOWN—The Detroit Pizza Company (DPC) is hosting a grand opening celebration next weekend, Sept. 5th-8th. They'll be raffling off a 60-inch flat screen TV as well as a chance to win free pizza once a week for a year and other prizes. From their official Facebook page: "How would you like your very own Pizza Named after you?! That's right! Our Grand Opening week you, can enter your name in a drawing to have your very own pizza on our Menu!!! (Ex. Jane Doe Pizza! ) Your Name, Up on our Menu for ALL our customers to See and Order!!! How Fabulous is that???" There will also be deals on pizza and combos during the grand opening weekend. [Facebook]
—Kat Rembacki