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Belgian-Style Beer Maker Brewery Faisan Swoops Into Islandview in October

The Detroit brewing newcomer is preparing for its big debut

Rachel Szlaga and Paul Szlaga sit on chairs in their unfinished brewery warehouse cheersing with pints of beer. Chuk Nowak/Brewery Faisan [Official photo]
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.

More than two years in the making, hotly anticipated brewery and taproom Brewery Faisan is preparing to open its doors in Detroit’s Islandview neighborhood. Rachel Szlaga, who founded the brewery with her husband Paul, confirms to Eater that the brewery will host its grand opening on Thursday, October 24 ahead of the Detroit Fall Beer Festival.

Brewery Faisan is located in a 9,000-square-foot warehouse property at 1087 Beaufait St. on Detroit’s east side. Roughly 4,000-square-feet of the building is devoted to production with another 2,000-square-feet of taproom. The Szlagas are using a 15-barrel brewing system they acquired last year from Liberty Street Brewing’s Livonia production facility. The couple got their start brewing nine years ago after attending a chili cook-off event at Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. Brewery Faisan is expected to focus on Belgian-style beers.

The brewery is one of several new beer makers expected to hit the area in the coming months. Nain Rouge Brewery is currently under construction on Selden Street next to Cass Corridor’s Smith & Co. Meanwhile, Eastern Market Brewing Co. is planning to expand to Ferndale and take over Axle Brewing Co.’s shuttered Livernois Tap.

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Brewery Faisan

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