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Here's the next silly thing, after Roller Derby, that the Ypsi Alehouse prescribes for its clientèle's recreational needs.

Get high. Really high. Ride a hot air balloon into the stratosphere. It's both fun and legal. The means for doing this is the 2017 Ypsi Heritage Festival. Yup, we're always looking out for you people, our loyal customers, by researching various ways where you can increase the overall quality of your life. Why? Because we're selfless and we love you... oh, and we're also a sponsor of this event.

This year it's bigger than ever. In fact the overall bigness of it is so big that it even includes Ypsi Alehouse beer, both at The Festival (August 25-27) and the Gala Dinner on August 18th. We don't know if they'll allow a keg of our ale on board the balloon as ballast, but to us it seems reasonable.

For more information on The Festival (it's already too late to get less information) click HERE.

After your balloon ride, consider the Ypsi Alehouse Biathlon: Drinking and Darts?

Yet another imaginative form of healthy sport for our valued clientèle. How much better can our ridiculous nihilistic lives get? Total anarchy! Check HERE for more information from the Huron Valley Dart Association. Sign day is August 23rd.

Ypsi Alehouse allows tipping

During the past year and a half, the Ypsi Alehouse has run a no tipping experiment by not accepting tips from customers and paying a living wage to the serving staff. However, the tipping model is deeply ingrained in the American restaurant market and most customers prefer to tip. Consequently, the Alehouse has moved to tipping.

We appreciate the support the community has given us during our experiment and look forward to continued support as we shift our business model.

Ypsi Alehouse Famous Dead Person Quote

As the need arises, and mostly to fill in some of the white space on our website's home page, we insert gratuitous quotations by dead poets and writers. Sometimes they are good enough to write down and magnet to your refrigerator. This time it's Russian play-write Anton Chekhov.

"Yup, that's it I guess. Just go on living whether you feel like it or not."

Mishigama beers now on tap

9 Great Brews ready to wet your waiting lips.

Smeet Frog

Session IPA

Centerfield Sensation

Belgian Farmhouse Saison

JimmyJack's Normal Beer

Like light beer, try this normal beer & with more flavor.

Pottawatomi Trail Ale

A session Pale Ale


XXX Extra Stout, a complex black beer with a touch of sweetness.

Mooneye IPA

American IPA that's a bombshell of Michigan hops.

Isle Royale

India Amber Ale full of tasty toasted malts.

Blue Racer

A tasty Michigan Blueberry Honeywheat with absolutely zero IBU

Deja Brew

A zingy, sharp and dry American Brown Ale.

see full description of all our beers.

And to go with your beer there's plenty of...

  • Sunday Afternoons (1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays): Live Music: Rusty Nails – Bluegrass and Originals. This talented group of local Ypsi musicians play foot stomping Bluegrass, oldies and originals. The Rusty Nails perform the 1st, 3rd ( and 5th if applicable) Sundays of each month from 2-4PM. more...
  • Sunday afternoons (2nd & 4th Sundays): Irish open session led by Celtic Jam, an informal jam session that welcomes new musicians. more...
  • August 9: Pickers & Grinders Acoustic Review
  • August 10: Kevin Devine
  • August 11: Hot Line String Band
  • August 12: James Henes
  • August 15: Front Porch String Band
  • August 16: Pickers & Grinders Acoustic Review
  • August 18: The Folk Laureates
  • August 19: Billy Joe
  • August 22: Devyn Mitchell
  • August 23: Pickers & Grinders
  • August 24: Kevin Devine
  • August 25: Russ Kendrick Martin
  • August 26: Dark-eyed Molly
  • August 30: Pickers & Grinders
  • September 1: Eric Moore
  • September 2: The Cool Birds

For more events

And to go with the music and beer... outstanding food, and really nice people.