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  • Sunday Afternoons (1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays): Live Music: The Parsnips– Bluegrass and Originals. This talented group of local Ypsi musicians play foot stomping Bluegrass, oldies and originals. more...
  • Sunday afternoons (2nd & 4th Sundays): Irish open session led by Celtic Jam, an informal jam session that welcomes new musicians. more...
  • TONIGHT! (7p) McLaughlin's Alley – Vocally-focused Ensemble, Originals, Covers, Irish Favorites
  • February 22 (9p) Trembling Earth – Psychedelic Blues, Blues Rock Jam Band
  • February 22 (8p) Scotty Karate – Roots Rock
  • February 23 (8p) The Fountain Street Collection – Blues / Rock
  • February 23 (5p) The Malty Taskers – Hokum, Americana, Blues & Early Country
  • February 26 (7p) Raccoon in My Car – A rag tag medley of genre bending originalism
  • February 27 (7p) Open Mic Night – Acoustic Music, Original Material & Covers
  • February 28 (7p) John Heath – Singer/Songwriter, Covers & Originals
  • March 01 (5p) Stout Hearted String Band – Acoustic, Guitar, Dulcimer, Fiddle, Mandolin & Bass
  • March 01 (8p) Michael Joseph – Mix of Synthpop, NuJazz, Ambient and Acoustic
  • March 02 (8p) Funkylingus – All Original Jam, Funkand Groove
  • March 07 (7p) Team Love – Jazz and More for Your Listening Pleasure
  • March 08 (8p) Band of Rasmus – Soulful, Groovin' Rock-n-Roll
  • March 09 (8p) The Randaliers – Rock, Blues, Alt Country and R & B
  • March 12 (7p) Hayden Carruth – Roots music, Celtic, Appalachian, Blues and Old-Time Country
  • March 14 (7p) Jim Smith – Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
  • March 15 (8p) The Outer Vibe – Rock / Pop
  • March 16 (5p) Rockabella – Acoustic Rock
  • March 16 (8p) Spark – Rock & Roll
  • March 20 (7p) Pittsfield Open Band – Contra Dance Music

For more events

Supermoon & Water Tower Birthday Celebration

Super Moons are here for the next three months so let’s celebrate!! Super moons occur when a full moon happens and the moon is closest to the earth. So we are going to celebrate with our Mooneye IPA. This hoppy IPA will be sold for only $2 for any size you want!! So come have a couple to celebrate the Super Moon on Tuesday February 19th and Thursday March 21st.

Tagabrew Arrives at the Alehouse

The Ypsi Alehouse is now part of the Tagabrew community! These copper memory tags are very popular and have become collectibles! They are available at fine breweries in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and South Carolina. Check this link out: tagabrew.com.

Alehouse Hosts EMU Basketball Coaches Lunch

The Ypsi Alehouse is a proud sponsor of EMU Athletics and will be hosting the last of three lunches with the coaches from the EMU Men’s and Women’s Basketball Programs. The January 31 event was postponed, due to the weather, to February 14. For $15 you get a buffet lunch and insights into college basketball challenges!

If you'd like to participate in one of these luncheons, you can sign up here.

According to a study conducted by the University of California Irvine, people who "drank moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who abstained." So what exactly is moderation? Read about it!

Beers Now on Tap

12 Great Brews ready to wet your waiting lips.

Pottawatomi Trail Ale

An American Pale Ale


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

MacKnauf's 80 Shilling Ale

Scottish Ale

The Hotel Porter

American Porter


New England IPA

Street Car #10

Pre-Prohibition American Lager

Mooneye IPA

American IPA that's a bombshell of West Coast hops.

Isle Royale

India Amber Ale full of tasty toasted malts.

Blue Racer

A tasty Michigan Blueberry Honeywheat with absolutely zero IBU


American Stout


Kentucky Common


Baltic Porter

see full description of these beers.

Alehouse Testimonials

“Backyard Frog, with its homegrown Willamette hops that are organic and naturally dried, is an outstanding brew! This beer has beautiful balance, and an elegant, satisfying finish. It is hard to overstate how good this brew is, and I really enjoyed it!”
Anonymous Patron

Know Your Beer: Michigan's Pioneer Craft Brewer

Ypsi Alehouse's Brewer Ted Badgerow Interview with Tim Hart, WTVB

1982 - Michigan's First Microbrewery

The Ann Arbor's Brewers Guild

How the Ypsi Alehouse Started

more on Ted Badgerow...

Beer Releases:

—Release February 14

B-24 American Stout

5.7% ABV 35 IBU

Dark-roasted, full-bodied and jet black, B-24 has an American malt base, augmented by crystal and chocolate malts with a healthy dose of roasted barley. The B-24 Liberator bomber was built right down Michigan Avenue from the Alehouse in Willow Run.


Deja Brew American Brown Ale

6.4% ABV 32 IBU

Made with substantial brown malt, Zythos hops from Oregon and a hint of chocolate, Deja Brew is a tasty, smooth American Brown that will unexpectedly transport you back to another era. Sharp and dry – you will come back for another! Perhaps you have been here before?

Darts / Trivia Calendar

Have you been to trivia yet? Join us for Sporcle Trivia every Sunday, at 6 and 7 p.m. Get here early to save your team's table. It's called Dinner Trivia where we pair trivia with a dinner special each week! Come early and enjoy Happy Hour prices until 6:00pm. The Huron Valley Dart Association schedules league matches on Wednesdays at the Ypsi Alehouse and other local spots. New trivia and dart seasons start in January.

New Pint Glasses with EMU Logo

In celebrations of our partnership with EMU Athletics, The Ypsi Alehouse has new pint glasses for purchse that have both the EMU and Ypsi Alehouse logos. Available for $5.

rain or shine, it's always pouring at the YPSI alehouse