New brewery comes to Clawson
Grand River Brewery has opened in downtown Clawson at 14 Mile and Main. Black Lotus Brewing Co. occupied this space for over a decade and, after its closing, the space was home for a brief time to Pumagchug. Grand River Brewery was founded 10 years ago in Jackson and has one other location in Marshall. Bryce Davenport, COO for Grand River Brewery, said that the company looks for small towns such as Clawson to run its operation. “It’s a tight knit community, the location is great and we just wanted to be part of it,” he said. On the beer menu, customers can choose from a rotating selection of wheat beers, IPA’s, saisons, lagers and stouts. The brewery is best known for its 313 Polish Lager and Monkey Mouth IPA which are also distributed throughout the state of Michigan. On the food side of the business, Davenport notes that they take pride in focusing on locally sourced ingredients. The brewery has a partnership with the Manchester Market in Jackson, which is home to the Grand River Bakery and Butchery. Other Michigan products used include Gielow Pickles and Cambridges Cheeses. The interior of the restaurant has seating for 100 guests. A garage door is being installed on the south side of the building facing 14 Mile Road and will open to the outdoor dining patio which will be in service during the summer months.