During our Frankenmuth stay in July, we decided to take a walk up to Frankenmuth Brewery so we could share it with our brewery/beer loving readers, because EVERYONE should know at least a little about America’s Oldest Microbrewery, and Michigan’s Original Craft Brewery!! You are welcome!!
Our visit to Frankenmuth Brewery was a long time coming. We still can’t figure out why we had never taken the time to visit. I’m thinking it was mostly because when we stay at The Bavarian Inn Lodge, they have the Frankenmuth Brewery beers available for us to indulge. We enjoy the lodge so much, we spend a lot of our time just hanging out. Or when we visited Frankenmuth for several of their festivals, we were taking part in the festivities on location.
Frankenmuth is a town originated, and settled by German immigrants, so that pretty much tells you how and why there is a long history of beer brewing. The history of Frankenmuth Brewery dates back to 1862. Although over time, it has changed owners, and even changed names, the rich history of brewing remains strong.
Here is “Frankie” the weiner dog mascot!
Frankenmuth is full of antiques, like this old carriage.
Before walking up to Frankenmuth Brewery, we had the Famous all-you-can-eat chicken dinner and Bavarian Inn Restaurant, (more on that in another post.) Needless to say, we were pretty full, so we had a flight to share.
We had the Belgium Boom Golden Ale, Hot Rocket Jalapeño Blonde, Batch 69 American IPA, and Red Sky Irish Ale. I tried them all except the Hot Rocket. It took a couple sips before the “heat” kicked in on the Hot Rocket for Matt, lol. All were excellent, and ones I could sit and enjoy.
We sat at an inside table, but they also have a bar inside, and outside deck seating, which overlooks the Cass River. When we walked out onto the deck, the Bavarian Belle Riverboat was passing by.
In the distance you can see the wooden covered bridge.
You can see the Bavarian Inn Lodge across the river from Frankenmuth Brewery, and when I was on my walk along the river by the lodge, I got this riverside view photo of the brewery, where you can see the outdoor seating, and how it overlooks the Cass River.
We already have plans to head back to Frankenmuth in summer 2019 for the Summer Music Festival, so we can’t wait to head back to America’s Oldest Microbrewery!