Schoolcraft College is the home to one of Michigan’s newest brewpubs.

The Livonia-based college recently opened The Craft Grille at Vistatech, a brand-new concept serving up beers created by students in the Brewing and Distillation Technology program. The Craft Grille at Vistatech is a dedicated space for the brewing students’ creations, serving up several beers on tap and a dedicated brewpub menu designed by the college’s Culinary Operations.

The new brewpub operates separate from the American Harvest restaurant, which is ran by the Culinary Arts Department. The Craft Grille’s new space is part of the $11 million Vistatech Center renovation that recently wrapped. The Brewing and Distillation Technology program at Schoolcraft College has existed since 2015.

“We’re so excited to welcome our guests into The Craft Grille at Vistatech to fully experience the beers our students create,” said Tom Block, director of brewing and distillation technology. “This is a great opportunity for the public to come and check out the new space and find their new favorite hangout spot.”

The brewpub has eight beers on tap, all brews created by Schoolcraft College students. The grill also offers a range of pub fare, including appetizers, salads, burgers and more. For those who aren’t beer drinkers, the menu also includes a selection of wines, as well as several mocktails.

With its opening, The Craft Grille joins just a handful of other brewpubs run by institutions of higher education in Michigan. No reservations are required; guests are invited to drop in, place an order and relax at the bar or one of several tables.

“The Craft Grille at Vistatech continues Schoolcraft College’s culinary excellence with another great offering to the community,” said Chef Heather Moore, a Culinary Arts faculty member. “We’re hoping beer enthusiasts and foodies alike discover our great options and make The Craft Grille their hangout for years to come.”

The Craft Grille is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, as well as 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, including a menu, visit schoolcraft.edu/dining/the-craft-grille.

About Schoolcraft College

Schoolcraft College is a public community college, offering traditional classes as well as distance learning opportunities at www.schoolcraft.edu. The college enrolls more than 30,000 students each year in both credit programs and personal and professional development courses. The college has over 130 programs leading to a skills certificate, certificate, associate degree, or post-associate certificate, plus a Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary and Dietary Operations Management. Students can take advantage of other bachelor’s programs offered by several university partners onsite or transfer credits to other four-year institutions, saving time and money in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Learn more at www.schoolcraft.edu.

 

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