Cellarmen’s opens Saturday with mead and more

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Over the summer we told you about Cellarmen’s, a new craft cidery coming to Hazel Park.

The interior work on the 12,000-square-foot building is finished, permits are in place, and Cellarmen’s is set to open to the public Saturday.

Cellarmen’s in Hazel Park opens for business Saturday, serving beer, cider and mead like this raspberry melomel, a fruit mead.

Cellarmen’s will be open noon-midnight Saturday. For the time being the pub, at 24310 John R in Hazel Park, will be open Fridays to Sundays. If you’re familiar with the area, it’s just a skip away from James Rigato’s new spot, Mabel Gray. See Molly Abraham’s review.

Cellarmen’s, which is Hazel Park’s first microbrewery, cidery and meadery, isn’t the only shop in the mead-making game. For nearly a decade B. Nektar has been crafting fermented honey beverages at 1511 Jarvis in Ferndale, not far from Cellarmen’s.

You can complete the southern Oakland County mead trifecta with a stop into Schramm’s Mead. Opened two years ago in downtown Ferndale at 327 W. Nine, Schramm’s serves blackberry, raspberry, ginger and other flavors of mead to-go or to sip in-house.

Beer events

Detroit Fall Beer Festival at Eastern Market: One of the largest and most popular beer festivals in the state, this two-day event has more than 600 products from Michigan breweries. 5-9 p.m. Oct. 23 and 1-6 p.m. Oct. 24. $40-$45 in advance, $45-$50 at the gate. $5 for designated driver tickets. 2934 Russell, Detroit. mibeer.com

Motor City Brew Tours Brewery Bus Tour in Detroit: Tickets include transportation to Jolly Pumpkin, Brew Detroit and Batch Brewing, plus a tour of each stop, a light lunch and beer samples. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7. $55. Pick-up location is at 514 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. motorcitybrewtours.com or (248) 850-2563.