Railtown Brewing Company – Dutton, Michigan
After the Beer City Brewsader Grand Rapids beer passport program was announced, we decided to head out and visit one of the featured breweries that we had not yet been to: Railtown Brewing Company in Dutton. This small brewery recently celebrated one year of business, and we were excited to see what kinds of beers they offer and how they stack up against local competition.
Railtown is unassuming from the outside, tucked back from 68th St. at the end of a small strip mall. We visited on a Wednesday afternoon, and were among 10 other guests in a room that looked like it could fit 50-75 people comfortably.
There were seven beers available, so we ordered up our flight and got ready to try them all. We taste tested Peanut Butter Cocoa Time, Oatmeal Stout, Shadyside IPA, Bike Ride Blonde, Warleybine, Good Mooed Milk Stout and Southbelt Session IPA. All seven beers were well done, with the Good Mooed Milk Stout rising above the rest. The milk stout had great flavor came across very smooth, and at 4.8% ABV is something you could have a few of in one sitting. I really enjoyed the Shadyside IPA as well, and the fact that Warleybine (a barleywine) did a great job of hiding its 10% ABV.
The brewery draws its name from the fact that Dutton first rose up around the railroad that used to run through here on its way between Detroit and Chicago. The brewery does not have a kitchen and does not offer its food, but does allow for you to bring your own food in or have food delivered. Railtown frequently hosts live music and is very active on social media – check the links below to stay up to date on what’s on tap and who’s playing in the taproom.
Railtown Brewing Company contact information:
3555 68th St., Dutton, MI
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