Meadery, cidery and microbrewery to open in Hazel Park

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Cellarmen’s, Hazel Park's first microbrewery, cidery and meadery announced plans to open this fall with a tasting room and production facility on John R near Woodward Heights.

Co-founders Jason Petrocik and Ian Radogost-Givens say they’ll brew beer for in-house sales, but the plan is for their cider and mead to be canned and distributed, as well as sold at Cellarmen’s. The 12,000 square foot building, which used to be Bolyard Lumber, is at 24310 John R.

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Dominic Calzetta, a volunteer employee and brewery veteran, says the choice to put Cellarmen's in Hazel Park was easy because of the support they received from the city.

"It is the place to be," said Calzetta of Hazel Park's downtown area. "The city has been more supportive than we could have possibly expected...the community is very excited."

Calzetta says Cellarmen's will be the first meadery in Michigan to put mead in a can. They'll sell both mead and cider in 16-ounce cans.

The plan is to debut as soon as mid-September, putting Cellarmen's on par with opening around the same time the acclaimed chef James Rigato of the Root Restaurant and Bar in White Lake plans to open his new restaurant, Mabel Gray, Cellarmen's will be on John R just north of Woodward Heights, a five minute walk from Rigato's anticipated new space.