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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) The Elderly Brothers – Original Masterpieces and Misdemeanors
  • January 17 (7p) Turner Luce – Americana
  • January 18 (8p) Y-Town Hoolies – Vocal-Driven Celtic Music, Traditional and Otherwise
  • January 18 (5p) Mary Ann Kirt – Singer/Songwriter, Covers & Originals
  • January 19 (5p) The Malty Taskers – Hokum, Americana, Blues & Early Country
  • January 22 (7p) The Vicissitones – Surf Rock
  • January 22 (8p) Virga – Ypsi Surf
  • January 23 (7p) Phil McMillion – Americana, Rock&Roll, Covers / Originals
  • January 24 (7p) Raccoon in My Car – A rag tag medley of genre bending originalism
  • January 25 (8p) Hayden Carruth – Roots music, Celtic, Appalachian, Blues and Old-Time Country
  • January 25 (5p) Barker & Broski – Acoustic Duo
  • January 26 (8p) The Newport Blues – Blues & Rock
  • January 26 (5p) Rise Again – Harmony Driven Folk / Americana
  • January 29 (7p) Pittsfield Open Band – Contra Dance Music
  • January 30 (7p) Open Mic Night – Acoustic Music, Original Material & Covers
  • January 31 (7p) Mark Vashon – Singer/Songwriter Acoustic Guitar
  • February 01 (8p) Colin Murphy & Anna Lee's Co. – Eclectic blend of rock, roots, blues, funk and Americana
  • February 01 (5p) Pearl Street String Band – Acoustic, Guitar, Dulcimer, Fiddle, Mandolin
  • February 02 (8p) Stickman – Eight strings, two instruments, one voice.
  • February 06 (7p) West Park Music Society – Jazz, Latin, Pop and More

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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.

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.

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.

Alehouse Hosts EMU Basketball Coaches Lunch

The Ypsi Alehouse is a proud sponsor of EMU Athletics and will be hosting three lunches with the coaches from the EMU Men’s and Women’s Basketball Programs. The dates for these lunches are December 4, January 10 and January 31. 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.

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

Smeet Frog

Session IPA

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


Kentucky Common


Baltic Porter

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Alehouse Testimonials

“Ypsi Alehouse is a wonderful bar and restaurant right in town with an extremely friendly staff, excellent food, and great beer. I have been there on multiple occasions and have had multiple different items from the menu and have been more than satisfied every time. The beer is brewed locally and the Blue Racer is a refreshing brew. I have met the ownership on multiple occasions and they are extremely friendly people - the brewer has even sang us a song. They have a couple large TVs and the staff will put anything on and the general atmosphere is quiet and friendly…. You order food and drinks at the bar which eliminates having to wait for a server to come around.”
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:

—December 27th

Pottawatomie Trail: American Pale Ale

5.5% ABV 33 IBU

Back on tap at the Alehouse by popular demand! Pottawatomie Trail Pale Ale is a throwback to the early days of American micros, featuring western US malt boosted by late additions of Oregon Cascade hops. A touch of pale wheat malt adds a clean and refreshing crispness to this classic American ale.

—January 2

Ypsitucky Kentucky Common

4.4% ABV 22 IBU

Ypsitucky Common Ale is our re-creation of an original American style - Kentucky Common Ale, which thrived in the Louisville area and died abruptly in 1919 with the start of Prohibition. Ypsitucky’s light palate and low bitterness are enhanced by the sweetness of corn and the snap of rye, leaving you a smooth dry finish with a hint of roast. This historical workingman’s beer commemorates those WWII Willow Run workers with proud Kentucky roots.

—January 4

Jurata Baltic Porter

8.8% ABV 43 IBU

Jurata is the mythical Queen of the Baltic Seas and we believe that our Jurata is the Queen of Baltic Porters. Jurata is a strong, dark lager with deep ruby hues and a rich malty finish. An array of roasted, crystal, Vienna and Munich malts meld with traditional German hops in this classic style. Jurata is our anniversary beer for 2019, so come celebrate our birthday while the Queen is still in the house!

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