Our Venue


The Ypsi Alehouse brews its own beers on site. The core element of our brewing philosophy is brewing smooth drinkable beers using high quality ingredients in small batches. Most of our beers are true-to-style, while a few others are hybrids going across multiple official styles such as our popular Isle Royale Amber Ale. The brews on tap change with the seasons with lighter beers in the warmer months and darker, stronger beers in the colder months led by our Lallybroch Scottish Wee Heavy and Javine – our anniversary ale – a Baltic Porter.


The Alehouse is a gastropub with a range of casual foods that go well with beer, wine and cider. Popular favorites are Truffle-oil French fries and our Dutch burger with gouda cheese, caramelized onions and bone marrow butter, and our delicious Smoked Corned Beef Reuben. We also have a range of vegetarian options and frequently have specials that are not on our standard menu.

Wines, Ciders and Seltzers

For the non-beer drinkers we have a range of options including wines, ciders and a a good tasting seltzer – with and without flavoring.

Our Roots: Back to the 1920's

The Hotel Huron was designed and built by the H. L. Stevens Company. Construction took about eight months.


The hotel was purchased by William Anhut on Friday the 13th of February, 1963. A headline in the June 28, 1966 Ypsilanti Press read, "William Anhut: He saved the community hotel for the city."

The Ypsi Alehouse is located in the Centennial Center Building. Although the Alehouse is new, at 124 Pearl Street in Ypsilanti, the location is not. James Mann, a local historian, researched and wrote a brief history of the building and permitted us to include it on our webpage.