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Batch Brewing Company’s Sour Beer ‘Funk Room’ Aims for Fall Opening in North End

The brewery already has some sours fermenting on site

Batch already has several casked sour beer projects fermenting in its new North End ‘funk room.’
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Batch Brewing Company’s dedicated sour beer “funk room” and taproom in the North End is making headway towards an opening. A representative for the brewery tells Eater the second location’s event space and brewery at 2841 East Grand Blvd. could open this fall.

The wildly popular Corktown microbrewery acquired the 5,000-square-foot former Chap Automotive Distributors building roughly a year ago. The location is expected to roughly double Batch’s brewing capacity. The “funk room” portion allows Batch to brew and age sour beers and ciders using wild yeast fermentation. The taproom will primarily be geared towards events.

Batch has already acquired the necessary MLCC licensing to begin brewing in the space and already has a handful of sour projects fermenting on site including a collaboration coffee sour offered through Anthology Coffee’s Kickstarter campaign. The building is currently in the process of getting facade updates funded with a $65,000 Motor City Match grant.

If all goes well with construction and city inspections, Batch hopes to host an opening party in late October.

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