We’re a community-focused craft brewery and taproom in the heart of Eastern Market, providing its locals and visitors a refreshing place to gather and drink beer.
The idea for EMBC came about as most great ideas do – on a porch, in lawn chairs, drinking beer. One of our founders, Dayne, had recently moved back to Michigan after living in England and bought a farm in the country. The three buddies who would eventually found EMBC were sitting on the back porch, discussing what they could possibly do with the beautifully finished barn that sat empty on his property. The idea? Start a brewery, of course! This microbrewery would be their side hustle. Something fun to do together.
A few weeks later, the same three friends did the obligatory Saturday trip to Eastern Market. Enter 2515 Riopelle.
While exploring all of the amazing murals throughout the market, they called the phone number on a faded “for sale” sign on a whim. The sign looked like it could have been posted a decade earlier, so no one expected a call back. They actually forgot they called.
However, the call did come. The building had been under contract, but the sale fell through and the guys just happened to be the most recent of many inquiries. The build out would be a complete rehab, but at that point, it didn’t matter as they had fallen in love with Eastern Market. With no idea what they were getting themselves into, Dayne, Paul, and Devin decided to make a run at it.
Fast forward a year, a whole lot of work and just enough luck, and the vision became a reality. The goal of EMBC is to revitalize the incredible tradition of brewing beer in Eastern Market, an area that dozens of breweries have called home over the past century.
However, EMBC will leave its mark on Eastern Market by mixing tradition with experimentation. Whenever possible, beer will be brewed with local ingredients to support the market vendors and local businesses that have made Eastern Market what it is today.
At Eastern Market Brewing Co, we’re always brewing & you’re always welcome.
Dayne - Managing Partner
Most likely to start an alpaca farm.
Jacqui - Operations Director
Most likely to lecture you on climate change.
Will - Head Brewer
Most likely to correct you're (jk!) grammar.
Garrett - Head Chef
Most likely to serenade you on the mandolin.
Alex - King of the Kegs
Most likely to conceal 9 almonds in his beard.
Shamus - Sales Director
Most likely to convince you to move to Detroit.
Jake - Taproom Manager
Shalyn - Marketing Director
Gabe - Mr. Do It All
Adam - Photos & Food
Do you serve food?
We have a big selection of rotating cold food available. Plus, outside food is always welcome. Our staff is happy to provide recommendations for nearby pizza, sandwiches, and much more.
Is your food truck available for off-site catering events?
Our food truck is permanently parked at EMBC. Definitely grab some of our beer for the event!
How can I take beer home?
All of our beer, with the exception of nitro, are available in 16oz cans (we hear they make great gifts). Please note, cans are for home and to share, not to be consumed in the taproom.
Why do you not fill growlers?
We’re obsessed with quality and we’ve found with growlers, it’s difficult to ensure the cleanliness of an incoming growler. Plus once opened, they need to be consumed immediately. No one likes a day old opened growler. That’s why we can everything to go and bring home.
Do you sell retail kegs?
Ohhhhh yes! Just let us know 48 hours in advance and we’ll have it waiting for you to pick up. Pricing is based on the beer and the size of the keg. Check out the beers on our website.
Do you take reservations?
With the exception of Saturdays before 4pm and special events, we can take table reservations for parties of 12-24 people. More than that? See below for private events.
Do you have a private event space?
We have a sweet private space adjacent to the taproom that accommodates up to 50 people. Please note, we can’t take private events after December 31, 2019 as the space is getting a facelift.
Do you need to be 21+ to get into the taproom?
People of all ages are always welcome in the taproom. Bring the kiddos! Of course, you need to be 21+ to drink beer and we do ID anyone that looks under the age of 40 (it’s a compliment!)
Do you have a second location?
Not yet, but we will soon! Hazy goodness will be landing in the not-so-distant future at our Ferndale Project located at 567 Livernois, Ferndale, MI (former home to Axle Brewing Co).
Are you hiring?
We are a small team but we are always accepting applications for experienced, energetic bartenders.
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