UPDATE: SAUCY COFFEE WILL BE OPEN ON SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2021. THE OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING OF THE BREWPUB WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 13, 2021.
Saucy Brew Works Expands to Detroit with Innovative Brewery and Coffeehouse Concept
Saucy Brew Works announced the March 13, 2021 opening of its first location in Detroit, Michigan, located in one of the city’s most iconic neighborhoods, Brush Park. The exciting new brewpub and coffeehouse at 2671 John R. will be the first restaurant to open within Bedrock’s City Modern mixed-use community development.
Craft beer aficionados and novices alike will be able to enjoy the 5,700 square-feet space featuring both indoor and outdoor seating. Saucy Brew Works, owned and operated by Brent Zimmerman and Eric Anderson, utilized the expertise of Sachse Construction as the Construction Manager for this innovative project.
Guests can expect a variety of beers- Saucy Brew Works brews everything from classic German and American beers, to experimental yeast and wild type beers. The brewery sports three core cans- Habituale, a Kölsch Style Golden Ale; Juicy Asap, an American IPA; and Love You, Bye, a Hazy Imperial IPA. Seasonal offerings include everything from a Christmas ale and German-style Oktoberfest, to stouts and fruit-flavored beers.
Foodies will be thrilled to indulge in a wide variety of fare that adds to the Saucy Brew Works’ experience. The menu consists of shareables involving meatballs, roasted cauliflower and Bavarian pretzels as well as delicious sandwiches, salads and stone oven baked wings. A house specialty, Saucy Brew Works’ thin crust ‘apizza’ comes in many tasty forms including Nashville Hot Chicken, Fungus Amongus and Veggie Supreme.
New to Saucy Brew Works’ menu is Saucy Coffee, a craft coffeehouse concept. The coffee menu will include a single-origin house roast, pour overs, espresso, and a specialty menu inspired by Saucy beers such as What’s His Nuts, a vanilla stout with peanut butter and coffee, and Modern Crimes, a toasted coconut porter. They will also offer their recently launched whole bean coffee in House Roast and What’s His Nuts? for purchase in-store (it is currently sold online here).
“We have been working with Bedrock for over a year to put together an innovative brewery in this great location,” said Brent Zimmerman. “We love Detroit and what is going on here as it has a similar vibe to our hometown in Cleveland. City Modern is a very exciting project bringing life to an iconic neighborhood and we can’t wait to be part of that.”
The expansion into Detroit is part of the brewery’s overall development plans and will be the fourth location following the 2020 openings of their Columbus, Ohio location and Taproom and Coffeehouse in Orange, Ohio. They continue to grow their Cleveland, Ohio footprint with the addition of an outdoor beer garden, Vibe Garden, which reopens this Spring.
“Witnessing the vision for City Modern come to life in the historic Brush Park neighborhood is exciting. Featuring a menu that offers something for everyone, Saucy Brew Works is the ideal food and beverage operator to serve the existing and rapidly growing residential population,” said Ivy Greaner, Bedrock’s Chief Operating Officer. “Saucy Brew Works is committed to the communities they serve and we are so pleased to welcome them to the neighborhood.”
Saucy Brew Works will be proudly providing a 20% discount to all City Modern residents. The brewery will continue to maintain the highest level of sanitization at the new restaurant while providing hand sanitizer, masks, 6-ft table distancing and floor markers for the safety of guests and employees.
About Saucy Brew Works
Founded in 2017, Saucy Brew Works is a Cleveland-based brewery serving up a wide range of high-quality craft beer, including classic German, American, Experimental Yeast and Wild Type beers. The Saucy Brew Works “BrauKon” brewing system is efficient, exact and eliminates waste. Saucy Brew Works uses only food-grade stainless steel from the tanks through the draft lines, which is the best way to deliver the clean, pure flavor of great tasting beer that satisfies.
Saucy Brew Works offers a wide variety of craft beer available at their four locations and at retail locations throughout Ohio. Their distribution partners include House of La Rose and Heidelberg Distributing Co. Saucy Brew Works is the Craft Beer Partner of the Cleveland Cavaliers and opened the South Pub inside of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in 2019.
Bedrock, Detroit’s largest real estate company, is a full-service real estate firm specializing in acquiring, developing, leasing, financing and managing commercial and residential buildings. Since its founding in 2011, Bedrock and its affiliates have invested and committed more than $5.6 billion to acquiring and developing more than 100 properties, including some of the most significant new developments that Detroit and Cleveland have seen in decades. Bedrock’s portfolio totals more than 18 million square feet of office, retail and residential space within new construction and adaptive reuse projects.
The majority of Bedrock’s hundreds of office, retail and restaurant tenants in Detroit’s technology-centric downtown are new to the market. Notable office tenants include Coyote Logistics, Microsoft, Quicken Loans, LinkedIn, StockX, Universal McCann, NPower and Ally Bank’s national headquarters. Notable retail tenants include H&M, The Lip Bar, 6 Salon, Nike, Shake Shack, Buddy’s Pizza, Eatori and countless others.
Bedrock is currently developing a number of landmark projects across downtown Detroit, including the Hudson’s Site, the Book Tower restoration and City Modern. Creating unique experiences through real estate is Bedrock’s mission and to make this a reality, Bedrock and its affiliates continuously invest in significant placemaking and public art initiatives throughout the city.
In 2020, Bedrock became one of the only landlords in the country to launch several initiatives designed to provide relief to small business and retail tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bedrock initially launched a Rent Relief program that waived rent for the months of April, May and June. Following this, Bedrock initiated “Bedrock Relaunch” which offered sales-based lease amendments and allowed tenants to allocate their security deposits toward re-opening and PPE modification costs. As a continuation of their support, Bedrock announced “Decked Out Detroit” which offered outdoor dining experiences, free parking and a drive-in movie theater to support businesses during the winter months.
Partnering with Detroit-based Shinola, Bedrock developed the world’s first Shinola Hotel on Woodward Avenue, which opened in early 2019.
Click here to view a complete timeline of Bedrock and the Rock Family of Companies’ engagement within the Detroit community.