Beer brand branches out
Stroh’s Brewing Co. is releasing its Perseverance IPA in Detroit on Wednesday, May 9. The new session IPA from Stroh’s is being brewed by Brew Detroit in Corktown for distribution exclusively in Michigan. This is a new direction for Stroh’s, which is owned by Pabst. The company previously focused on reviving historic recipes such as the Bohemian-style pilsner released in 2016, but the brewery is now focusing on “new formulations.” The Perseverance release party is free and open to the public from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Brew Detroit (1401 Abbott St.).
More pizza heads downtown
Mootz Pizzeria and Bar is bringing New York-style whole and by-the-slice pizza to the Z parking garage area at 1230 Library St. in downtown Detroit, per MLive. Construction on the 4,000-square-foot space is poised to begin by late-spring. The restaurant will seat up to 100 diners and feature a 15-seat patio. In addition to dine-in and carry-out, Mootz will offer bike delivery.
Survey says restaurants owners are concerned about labor shortage
The conservative Michigan Restaurant Association released a survey this week completed by restaurant owners across the state, according to MLive. The most stark statistic: 61 percent of respondents said that the labor shortage was currently their biggest challenge. Issues with hiring have become a perennial issue for the U.S. restaurant industry. However, the news isn’t all bad. Restaurant owners in Michigan projected an increase in same-store sales for 2018.
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