Axle Brewing Company Opening This Weekend In Ferndale

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Ferndale will be gaining a new brewery, taproom and restaurant this weekend. The Grand Opening for Axle Brewing Company’s Livernois Tap will be this Saturday, June 3.

Axle Brewing Company is owned and operated by Four Man Ladder which is the same group that owns Grey Ghost in Midtown.

“We started brewing our beers in late 2015, and it feels damn good to put down roots on Livernois with such enthusiastic support from the City and our neighbors,” says President Dan Riley. “Our goal was to create a timeless destination with amazing beer and incredible food in a space that feels familiar, but very unexpected. I’m blown away by what our team has accomplished and thrilled to open the doors.” says President Dan Riley.

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The Livernois Tap will offer a rotating list of 12-15 beers on draft. They will include Axle Brewing’s flagship beers like Moterh Handsome Double IPA, Livernois Lager, Long Cut IPA, City Pale Ale, and Porter. The taproom will also offer seasonal pours and tap room exclusive releases. The brewery will be ran by head brewer Adam Berretta.

Photos provided by Roche Photo Collective
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Chef Reid Shipman formerly of Gold Cash Gold was brought on by Grey Ghost Detroit Chefs Joe Giacomino and John Vermiglio to help create the menu.

Diners will find items like Fride Bologna Corn Dogs, Crispy Animal Parts and Buffalo Fried Green Tomatoes on the menu. The restaurant will also offer desserts that feature Axle’s beer and rotating artisan ice cream.

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The Livernois Tap will have 30 seats at the bar and 80 seats in the dining room. The dining room has murals and artwork by Don Kilpatrick and Joe Benghauser.

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There will also be a 65-seat beer garden at the entrance. The beer garden has a 7 foot fireplace with adirondack chairs, which will be perfect for summer drinks.

If you plan on biking down to grab a drink, they will have plenty of bike racks. There will also be stroller parking for parents who want to stop in for a causal meal with the kids.

The brewery is invested in the community and will also offer events like beer tastings, yoga and group bike rides.

The taproom will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Friday 4:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Axle Brewing Company’s Livernois Tap is located at 567 Livernois Ferndale, Michigan 48220

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