A new brew pub is moving into Ferndale. Neighborhood Brewing Company is in the process of finalizing an agreement at an undisclosed location in the Ferndale area, co-owner Zach Typinski tells Eater. "We've been building the plan now for a number of years and this month we'll finally be moving our tanks in to the new space," he says.
Neighborhood will be a small-scale brewer, "focused on providing our community with organic, open fermented ales, and scratch-made locally sourced food."
The company plans to limit distribution to local-only accounts in order to provide customers in the community with plenty of "fresh beer, made by hand and served at the source," Typinski says.
While the company has not hired a chef, the partners have reached out to veterans in the industry for assistance fine-tuning recipes. When the brewery officially opens, Typinski says the pub will offer a small menu of pizzas, soups, and salads prepared with organic ingredients "supplemented from our 1/4 acre urban farm in Center Line where we also grow [our] hop varieties."
Typinski, who has worked in the brewing industry for his entire career (he currently manages Michigan sales for Oskar Blues Brewery out of Colorado), says he and two other partners are working together on the project.
The company is aiming to unveil the brewery this fall, pending licensing approval, which the brewer acknowledges, is the most lengthy part of the process.
When asked why they chose Ferndale to start the business Typinski says, "Ferndale is a community deeply rooted in ‘craft' culture where everyone understands the effort that goes into a product like ours."