Located in Detroitâ€™s historic Rivertown district and housed in a 1919 factory warehouse, Atwater Brewery was founded in March of 1997 with the purpose of carrying on the rich history of breweries in Detroit.
Following the traditional German style of brewing, Atwater Brewery actually operates an â€œimportedâ€ Kasper Schultz brew house - meaning all of the main brewing equipment was brought in from Germany, where precision and passion for beer has its roots. On top of that, Atwater uses only the finest German malt and hops to brew their traditional-style lagers, and only the finest American hops are used for the specialty ales.
Owner Mark Rieth first started investing in Atwater Brewery in 2002 and eventually bought it out in 2005 with a renewed focus on brewing and distribution. He has since been determined to produce the highest quality craft beers on the market while putting Detroit back on the national brewery map (In the 1850â€™s, Detroit had more production breweries than anywhere else in the country!).
Atwater Brewery now produces more than a dozen styles of beer that are arguably some of the most award-worthy Detroit beers on the market today. Since Riethâ€™s start of ownership in 2005, the brewery has sold millions of bottles and thousands of kegs, and Rieth aims to double production by the end of 2013.
Rieth is also embarking on something thatâ€™s redefining the Atwater brand...a craft beer in a can! With just two brands â€˜in the canâ€™ - and with incredible feedback thus far - Mark plans to expand the packaging to new brands in the years to come. On top of cansâ€™ ease and reliability, the new packaging also certainly supports the Atwater slogan, â€œWe drink all we can, and sell the rest!â€