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  • Sunday Afternoons (1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays): Live Music: The Parsnips– Bluegrass and Originals. This talented group of local Ypsi musicians play foot stomping Bluegrass, oldies and originals. more...
  • Sunday afternoons (2nd & 4th Sundays): Irish open session led by Celtic Jam, an informal jam session that welcomes new musicians. more...
  • There are no evening shows scheduled.

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The Ypsi Alehouse and WEMU are presenting the Local Blues and Local Brews events at the Marriott Eagle Crest. This monthly series features local blues talent like Lady Sunshine (2/25) and George Bedard (3/28) along with brews by your local favorite – The Ypsi Alehouse. This series has been running for 11 years in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area.

Latest Beer Releases:

Boss Pils

5.0 ABV 42 IBU

Boss Pils is a clear golden Bohemian Pilsner-style lager with a rich but smooth and bready malt character. Your first sip yields to a long finish with a prominent spicy hop backbone, the result of American Saaz hops in the boil and steep stages of brewing. Our take combines the classic European style with New World boldness!

Javine - Baltic Porter

9.4% ABV 43 IBU

Javine is the mythical household god in Lithuania that protects grain in barns. Our Javine Baltic Porter is a strong, dark lager with deep ruby hues and a rich malty finish. An array of roasted, crystal, Vienna and Munich malts meld with traditional German hops in this classic style. Javine is our anniversary beer for 2019, so come celebrate our birthday with a nod to the protector of grain! Javine won a gold medal at the 2019 World Expo of Beer.

Lallybroch - Scottish Wee Heavy

9.0% ABV 16 IBU

Lallybroch brings you the warmth and strength of a Scottish castle fireside with its a deep copper hue and ruby highlights. The first sip, malty and full-bodied, yields to hints of oak and caramel and dates. Brewed, of course, with traditional Golden Promise malted barley! Lallybroch is the fictional ancestral home of James Fraser in the Outlander series and it translates to "Lazy Tower".

Badger in the Barley - Strong Bitter (ESB)

6.2% ABV 39 IBU

Badger in the Barley is fermented from 100% traditional English malts, hops and yeast to create a delicious biscuit flavor with a hint of marmalade, which yields to a delicate bitterness and grassy, peppery notes. Ted has been perfecting his ESB (Extra Special Bitter) since visiting London many years ago. Badger in the Barley is reminiscent of classic English pub names such as the Drunken Duck and Jolly Taxpayer.

Beers Now on Tap

14 Great Brews ready to wet your waiting lips.

Badger in the Barley

Extra Special Bitter


Scottish Wee Heavy

Boss Pils

Czech-Style Premium Pilsner


XXX Extra Stout, a complex black beer with a touch of sweetness.

MacKnauf's 80 Shilling Ale

Scottish Ale


Baltic Porter

Centerfield Sensation

Belgian Farmhouse Saison

Street Car #10

Pre-Prohibition American Lager

Blue Racer

A tasty Blueberry Honeywheat with absolutely zero IBU

Pottawatomi Trail Ale

An American Pale Ale

The Hotel Porter

American Porter


New England IPA

Mooneye IPA

American IPA that's a bombshell of West Coast hops.

Isle Royale

Amber Ale full of tasty toasted malts.

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Alehouse Testimonials

Having recently moved from Manhattan, I like to think that my standards for pub grub are relatively high. That being said, the kitchen at Ypsi Alehouse is second-to-none! Their menu is small, but everything they make is excellent. They've clearly put thought into each dish which are made with care. Their craft brews on tap are always on point. I live in Ann Arbor and regularly make the trek to Ypsi to watch the game here, with a couple of good quality dart boards to pass the halftime lull. Enough said.
David H. on Yelp

Paint and Pour Event February 9

Join us at the Alehouse for a Paint and Pour Event on January 12 from 2-4PM. Get inspired by music by the Irish Open Session and create colorful one of a kind glassware with our friends from Paint and Pour.

Upcoming Beer Releases in January:

Deja Brew - American Brown Ale

6.3% ABV 35 IBU

Deja Brew showcases the sharp savor of English brown malt, supported by American West Coast hops. Our smooth and tasty dark ale begins with hints of coffee and chocolate and finishes with a bit of lip-smacking sweetness, thanks to our Edinburgh yeast! You'll come back for another pint, time after time after time...

Collaboration Beer

The Ypsi Alehouse is collaborating with Eastern Michigan University Fermentation Sciences Program and the Michigan Hop Alliance on a new beer using the MHA’s Triple Pearl Hop grown in Michigan near Traverse City. This will be released on February 27.

rain or shine, it's always pouring at the YPSI alehouse