Since our beginning in 1994, Motor City Brewing Works has been committed to producing hand-crafted superior quality beer.

We hope you enjoy the labors of Detroit's oldest operating brewery, as we contribute to the genuinely original exports of Detroit’s Cultural Center. A century of art, literature, music & beer!


Canfield:  20 BBL Custom fabricated brewery made from salvaged equipment & scrap of Detroit’s great industrial era, by Detroit’s finest artists, fabricators & craftsman.

Livernois:  1 BBL (31 gallons) Pilot system for experimental batches, collaborations, and specialty brews. 


470 W. Canfield, Detroit, Michigan 48201 


The brewery is located in the heart of Detroit’s Cultural Center, home to Wayne State University, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Science Center, Detroit Historical Museum, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit’s Main Library, Hilberry Theater, Opera House, Max Fisher Theater, and Detroit‘s Medical Center, just blocks from Comerica Park and Ford Field.  Across the street from Shinola and Third Man Records.


19350 Livernois Avenue, Detroit, MI 48221

We are pleased to announce the opening (July 12, 2021) of our new Taproom on the Avenue of Fashion, just north of Seven Mile on Livernois Avenue.  The historic district was well known as a major retail destination for many years, and we are glad to be part of the resurgence of this great and important neighborhood in the city.


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