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Royal Oak brewhouse

Washington Township’s Brown Iron Brewhouse is going to have a second location come fall as part of the upcoming development adjacent to Beaumont Hospital’s Royal Oak campus. “I’m just very excited to be at that corner, to be part of Beaumont’s vision...I can’t wait to get there,” said Patti Eisenbraun, who co-owns the brewhouse and smokehouse with her husband, Tim. Since opening the brewhouse – which specializes in American craft beer – they have been voted Best Craft Beer Bar in Michigan from 2016 to 2019 by, and have donated over $85,000 to local charities, like Fallen & Wounded Soldiers. (This hits close to home, as Tim is a veteran.) So what can people expect when they open at 13 Mile and Woodward in Royal Oak? Beer, obviously, and a menu from Chef Deni Smiljanovski that features not only smoked meats but more vegan BBQ recipes than their other establishment. The Royal Oak location will also have private dining and conferencing abilities. Metro Intelligencer is a monthly column devoted to news stories, tidbits and gossip items about what's happening on the restaurant scene in the metro Detroit area. Metro Intelligencer is reported/created each month by Dana Casadei who can be reached at with news items or tips, on or off the record.

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