Food & Drink

Drink Up: Detroit Dwarf Old Nation Brewing

5.3% ABV | 35 IBU


The city of Detroit celebrated the banishment of a little red dwarf named Nain Rouge last week. A parade was held where his name was cursed and citizens of the metro area told his ratty ass to get the hell out of the Paris of the Midwest.

'Round these parts we're a little fascinated with the story of this mythological harbinger of doom, and former MT staffer Lee DeVito did some excellent reporting on the legend of the legend of the Nain Rouge.

Well, it seems we aren't the only ones who love to share the story an angry red midget who haunts our city. Old Nation Brewing, a brand-new brewery located in Williamston, is a little obsessed with the story too. So much so that they named their signature beer after the little crimson asshole.

Detroit Dwarf is an altbeir, a German hybrid that's commonly referred to as a German Amber. It's crisp and balanced with a subtle complexity that's helped it win four Great American Beer Fest medals and two World Beer Cups — it is one of the most awarded beers brewed in Michigan.

That balanced flavor is full of caramel, bread crust, black tea, and forest nut notes that are supported by the sweetness of malt and complementary hop bitterness, making it one of the best altbiers you're going to find anywhere.

Look for Detroit Dwarf in many Midtown bars.

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