DETROIT – Five Detroit breweries will pour their own Weizenbock this week as part of a collaboration that is being called the Detroit Beer Experiment.

You can try the individual recipes on tap at Atwater Brewery, Batch Brewing Company, Brew Detroit, Detroit Beer Company, and Motor City Brewing Works. They will also be featured Friday and Saturday during the Michigan Brewers Guild Fall Beer Festival at Eastern Market in Detroit.

As with many ideas in the brewing community, this one was developed over a few shared pints.

The brewers agreed on the Weizenbock style and all developed their own recipes utilizing the same Michigan-grown hops from Hop Head Farms.

The malty, German-style dark beer usually clocks in between 4-6% ABV.

“After 12 years of brewing beer in the city of Detroit, Detroit Beer Company is thrilled to beworking together with all of our friends at the other Detroit breweries,” said Justin Riopelle, head brewer at Detroit Beer Company.

“It’s a fun way to showcase the great beer made in this city,” Riopelle added.

According to the breweries, the “Detroit Beer Experiment” name comes from the 2002 musical collaboration between Carl Craig and Marcus Belgrave, called The Detroit Experiment. The brewers hope to turn their collaboration into an annual tradition.

“We’re excited to see the Detroit brewing scene become even more collaborative,” said Stephen Roginson, founder and head brewer at Batch Brewing Company.

“It’s a tight-knit community of great brewers that was just begging for a project like this,”

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