411,902 Ratings
Score: 3.57
Atwater Brewery Claim
Detroit Tap House
237 Joseph Campau St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 877-9205
Mon 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Open Now
Tue 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Open Now
Wed 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Open Now
Thu 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Open Now
Fri 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM Open Now
Sat 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Open Now
Sun 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Open Now
Atwater is pleased to announce that we have opened our tap house & biergarten at our head quarters in the rivertown district of Detroit. Our brewing warehouse is available for special events and brewery tours. We will have plenty of beer to go also including kegs, growlers, cases and six packs.

Price range: $$
Vanilla Java Porter
Style: Porter - English
ABV: 5.0%
IBUs: 13
# Ratings: 88,429
Score: 3.83
Coffee notes? Check. Porter notes? Check. A coffee beer that any brewer could make? Better check again. This is VJP – an easygoing dark beer with the makings of both a sweet-vanilla coffee house java and a smoky English style porter. Despite its looking every bit as black as a regular dark roast Joe, it goes down like it’s frothy with cream and sugar. Sip and ‘ahhh.’
Dirty Blonde
Style: Pale Wheat Ale - American
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: 8
# Ratings: 40,844
Score: 3.50
From mild to wild this one’s the perfect companion for whatever you’re up for. Crisp wheat smoothness gives way to a touch of coriander snap and a kiss of sweet orange peel perk that lingers on your lips. With a beautiful cloudy golden hue and ample head this one makes you love her more with every pour.
Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale
Style: Dark Ale
ABV: 5.0%
IBUs: 11
# Ratings: 39,786
Score: 3.84
So much decadent dark love in a bottle, you’d think it was straight from the chocolate factory. Crack one open and prepare your senses for a bold aroma mixed with a scintilla of roasted nuttiness. Smooth and creamy but never too sweet on the tongue, this one is a palate pleaser brewed to bring on the inner chocoholic in all of us. Choc one up for the good guys.
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 4.9%
IBUs: 14
# Ratings: 13,661
Score: 3.66
Tropical paradise in a bottle. Get your mouth ready for the perfect balance of mango sweetness and refreshing wheat flavor. Clean and crisp on the tongue, fill your vessel with this laid-back sipper and set sail for the Isle of WHANGO. It was brewed to overwhelm but never overpower. Welcome to the jungle, baby.
Purple Gang Pilsner
Style: Pilsner - Other
ABV: 4.8%
IBUs: 32
# Ratings: 5,810
Score: 3.17
GABF silver medal-winning, German-style pilsner reminds us why beer was bootlegged across the Detroit River and served with a hint of danger at speakeasys in the days of Prohibition.
Corktown Rye IPA
Style: IPA - Rye
ABV: 6.2%
IBUs: 63
# Ratings: 3,907
Score: 3.59
If you’re into ryes and IPAs, we’ve got a train going your way. This best of both worlds brew mixes the spice of a rye and the mild hop bite of an IPA into one almost too-good-to be-true liquid. Expect hints of toffee and dark chocolate in the first leg, and evergreen and citrus flavors for a snap in the final stretch.
The Stout That Peter Bilt
Style: Stout - American
ABV: 10.1%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.75
Barrel-Aged VJ Black
Style: Stout - Imperial / Double
ABV: 11.0%
IBUs: 24
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.75
A flavored Stout ale brewed with vanilla and coffee aged in Oak bourbon barrels
Coconut Vanilla Java Porter
Style: Porter - English
ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 13
# Ratings: 1
Score: 2.75
Raspberry Vanilla Java Porter
Style: Porter - Coffee
ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 8
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.25
Barrel Aged Imperial Voodoo Vator
Style: Bock - Doppelbock
ABV: 10.5%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.25
HopCat Exclusive Dickel Whiskey Barrel Aged Doppelbock
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.5%
IBUs: 118
# Ratings: 17,718
Score: 3.36
Atwater’s HopApeel is a frontal assault on the American IPA style that features not only the classic American Cascade and Chinook hops, but two of the new “Super Cascade” varieties in both the kettle and in the dry hop. Dried and ground orange peel is added to the whirlpool to deliver a citric bittering that sets HopApeel apart from the masses.
Blueberry Cobbler
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 8.0%
IBUs: 38
# Ratings: 15,263
Score: 3.45
It’s the ultimate summertime sidekick. This palate pleasing ale is brewed with an abundance of pure Michigan blueberries to tickle your tongue with tartness then follow up with the perfect amount of vanilla sweetness to finish the job on a tasty high note.
Lip Lock Cherry Stout
Style: Stout - Other
ABV: 6.0%
IBUs: 16
# Ratings: 13,165
Score: 3.31
It’s not until the roasty, malty profile subsides that you’ll realize this seemingly light bodied brew carries some serious bite. Tart Michigan cherry flavors come in as the stout base goes down – the bitter lingering on the lips until the bottle comes back. The two distinct sides of this American stout are most attractive to the drinkers who like their brews with a strong personality, one that’s almost too good for its own good.
Voodoo Vator Doppelbock
Style: Bock - Doppelbock
ABV: 8.0%
IBUs: 25
# Ratings: 11,748
Score: 3.59
VooDoo Vator Doppelbock tempers the sweetness of caramel malt with the crisp, more nutty flavor of Munich malt. Despite the depth of color, burnt flavors are not present. Traditional extended lagering makes the VooDoo Vator deceptively smooth though high in alcohol. Be warned.
Grand Circus IPA
Style: IPA - Session / India Session Ale
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: 60
# Ratings: 10,199
Score: 3.08
Our “session” IPA that is meant to the IPA drinker who wants all that hop flavor but not all the alcohol. We use Centenial and Herkules hops in this brew and even more for dry-hopping. Works perfect with a day in a park.
Traverse City Cherry Wheat
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 5.0%
IBUs: 13
# Ratings: 9,514
Score: 3.29
TC is the cherry capital of the world and now Montmorency Cherries from this colorful town in Michigan’s “Up North” have made their way into a wheat beer for the ages. This brew is an amber wheat that uses cherry to add a slight tart finish not meant to overwhelm the brew itself.
Style: Märzen
ABV: 6.1%
IBUs: 32
# Ratings: 9,412
Score: 3.37
Absolutely traditional in design and execution, Atwater’s Bloktoberfest exhibits bready, nut-like characters with a clean, light sweetness brought to heel by a crisp hop finish. Bavarian in its ancestry, German Style Marzens were brewed only from the end of September through April. They were then stored cold and the remainder served at Oktoberfest to celebrate the harvest and the beginning of the brewing season. The style exhibits clean, bready, toasty notes with the increased alcohol and hop bitterness required for stability during aging.
Going Steady IPA
Style: IPA - Session / India Session Ale
ABV: 4.6%
IBUs: 55
# Ratings: 8,939
Score: 3.35
This citrusy session’s got enough Cascade hop and grapefruit flavor to go around, with just enough of the good stuff to make whatever it is you like doing a little bit better. Full bodied flavor that rocks any situation while keeping you rock steady.
Lebkuchen Christmas Ale
Style: Winter Ale
ABV: 6.1%
IBUs: 28
# Ratings: 7,347
Score: 3.31
Spiced subtly with locally produced ginger and almond flavorings to enhance the cookie-like impression of the beer. "German holiday treat similar to gingerbread"
VJ Black
Style: Stout - American Imperial / Double
ABV: 11.0%
IBUs: 24
# Ratings: 6,905
Score: 3.90
A huge Imperial Stout based on our best seller. Thick, Black as Tar and Brewed with 6 different malts and Barley flakes and Magnum Hops. The rest is a secret.
Style: Bock - Single / Traditional
ABV: 7.5%
IBUs: 25
# Ratings: 6,774
Score: 3.44
Brewed with respect to the season, Atwater’s Winter Bock boasts the body and deep malt flavors matched with a warming, but well blended hint of alcohol.
Conniption Fit
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 9.0%
IBUs: 92
# Ratings: 6,088
Score: 3.55
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Style: Pumpkin / Yam Beer
ABV: 6.0%
IBUs: 28
# Ratings: 6,010
Score: 3.24
Pumpkin Spice Latte features a Munich Dark malt which lends a walnut-like presence, Honey malt which lends a light honey note and Melanoidin malt which lends a bright sweetness. Flaked Barley creates a full mouthfeel. Our Pumpkin Spice and Coffee Extracts are custom designed locally and provide a balanced representation of this seasonal fascination.
Better Life Choices
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 85
# Ratings: 5,673
Score: 3.57
When it comes to a successful night on the town, this beautifully burnt orange colored American IPA is all about validating good decision making. With a combination of well-balanced malt and resin radiating hop characteristics, it's clear that this is one beer that's making all the right moves. So when you're ready to take a step in a new direction, let Better Life Choices lead the way.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Shaman's Porter
Style: Porter - Baltic
ABV: 6.8%
IBUs: 32
# Ratings: 5,414
Score: 3.37
Detroit Pale Ale
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 60
# Ratings: 4,265
Score: 3.31
This well-balanced Pale Ale is a combination of both European and Northwest American hops. Golden color and floral bite a result of beautifully balanced hops.
Style: Kölsch
ABV: 4.5%
# Ratings: 3,423
Score: 3.25
D-Lightful: Light bodied with a crisp clean finish. This is an easygoing beer perfect for those new to micro brew.
Summer Time Ale
Style: Blonde Ale
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: 24
# Ratings: 3,265
Score: 3.07
Atwater's Lager
Style: Lager - American Light
ABV: 5.0%
# Ratings: 3,203
Score: 3.27
Refreshing Munich-style Helles Lager–made in the Detroit tradition of German-Style lagers– is available in the can.