New brewery coming to Oxford next year

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Mary and John Powers plan to open HomeGrown Brewing Co. in Oxford next year.

John and Marie Powers, owners of HomeGrown Brewing Company, plan to serve craft beer and fresh food in the former Veterans Memorial Civic Center, 28 N. Washington in Oxford in 2016.

Plans for the old vet hall include seasonal, experimental and approachable beers and a full menu. There will also be a beer garden and dining area. The business will create at least 16 full-time jobs.

John Powers, the head brewer, was bit by the brewing bug a decade ago after his son introduced him to the craft. Marie will oversee the kitchen, and their three children will also be on staff both behind the scenes and front-of-house.

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