Axle Brewing Co.’s Livernois Tap
Opens Saturday in Ferndale
Detroit, MI – June 2017 – The team behind Axle Brewing Co. is thrilled to announce the much anticipated opening of their taproom, Livernois Tap in Ferndale. The sprawling production brewery, taproom and restaurant opens Saturday, June 3rd at 4pm at 567 Livernois Ave. Livernois Tap will be open six days a week, serving their proprietary craft beers, cider, and a menu of ‘inspired beer food’ created and managed by their dynamic culinary partners, Four Man Ladder, the team behind Grey Ghost Detroit. Axle’s Livernois Tap is a modern American interpretation of a classic European beer hall, inspired by contemporary breweries, urban parks and communal gathering spaces.
“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. 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.
Livernois Tap will have a rotating list of 12-15 beers on draft including their flagship beers along with seasonal pours and tap room exclusive releases. In addition to draft pours, 32oz Crowlers will be available to go. Axle’s core collection includes Mother Handsome Double IPA, Livernois Lager, Long Cut IPA, City Pale Ale and Porter. New draft selections include Industriale London Strong Porter, Dual Citizen Cream Ale, Corduroy Brown Ale, 14th Amendment Kolsch and others. The brewery team is led by award-winning head brewer Adam Berretta.
Grey Ghost Detroit Chefs Joe Giacomino and John Vermiglio have brought on Chef Reid Shipman (formerly of Gold Cash Gold) to co-create the menu. The menu is divided into snacks, vegetables, ‘stuff on bread’, ‘from the cast iron’, sides and desserts. Stand-out dishes include a Fried Bologna Corn Dog, Crispy Animal Parts and Buffalo Fried Green Tomatoes. Floats will be a featured dessert featuring Axle’s beer and a rotating artisan ice cream.
The 10,000 square-foot space was designed in partnership with Patrick Thompson Design (Kresge Court at the DIA, Trumbull and Porter Hotel, The Meeting House, Go Sy Thai). A 65-seat beer garden sits at the entrance of the space flanked by greenery and circles a 7ft fireplace and adirondack chairs. Inside is a 30-seat bar and 80-seat dining room lined with wood floors and adorned with murals and artwork by Don Kilpatrick & Joe Benghauser of Detroit Wood Type Co. Hints of blue and accents of brass, white oak and flannel accent the space.
Dubbed a “neighborhood gathering place” Livernois Tap features many family-friendly features such as multiple bike racks, stroller parking, a bike repair station and a mix of casual seating options both inside and out. Community events such as beer tastings, yoga classes, group bike rides and more are in the works.
The taproom will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 4pm – 10pm, Friday 4pm-11pm, Saturday 10am – 11pm, and Sunday 10am – 9pm.
All team members are available for immediate interviews.
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About Axle Brewing Company
Axle Brewing Company is a Detroit-area craft brewery dedicated to producing classic beer styles with a modern edge. Led by President Dan Riley & Head Brewer Adam Beratta, they began distributing beers through area wholesalers in late September 2015 in both retail stores and on draft in bars and restaurants. Axle currently distributes six different beers in cans and draft with many more in the pipeline.
In 2017, Axle opened Livernois Tap, a modern beer hall-style destination & brewery in the South End of Ferndale, MI. Located at the intersection of Detroit and suburban communities, Axle’s Livernois Tap welcomes beer-lovers from around Southeast Michigan to come together, drink craft brews and cider, and devour inspired beer food in a stunning setting.
About Four Man Ladder
Four Man Ladder Management is the management company for Grey Ghost Detroit in the Brush Park neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan and Livernois Tap the taproom for Axle Brewing Company, located in Ferndale, Michigan. The company is a Detroit based venture led by two veteran chefs, a barkeep and a ‘business guy.’ Four Man Ladder is the culmination of years of dedicated, unbridled enthusiasm to their respective crafts, business and leadership.