St. Paddy's at Downey's Round 2
10:00 AM10:00

St. Paddy's at Downey's Round 2

How’s about yee?

It’s that time of the year. It’s time to go out for a lash! Time for green beer and getting your Irish on!!! Come celebrate in style at Downey Brewing Company. Who’s ready for round two of St. Paddy’s @ Downey’s??

We are releasing our famous St. Paddy’s Day Snake Banisher Stout!! ANNND we are putting it on Nitro!! The beer is legendary just like the late great Saint himself. 

Beer Details:

ST. PATRICK’S SNAKE BANISHER STOUT (NITRO): Just as St. Patrick banished all the snakes from Ireland, we hope this beer will banish all the bad beer from Michigan. We used lots of roasted grains to give you bold, roasty, rich flavors. Next we put the beer on nitro to give you that awesome cascade of bubbles and a frothy head. Get it here because this is a tap-room only beer. Sláinte! ABV: 4.3% IBU: 27 SRM: 42 STYLE

Another one of our Irish flavors will also be joining us for the party!! The likes of which we have not seen in many, many, a month!! Who remembers Downey’s Irish-American Red Ale?

DOWNEY’S IRISH-AMERICAN RED ALE: This beer is why we love brewing. We took the classic Irish Red and put an American spin on it. It has a hint of roasted grain that gives it dry finish, but a great nutty flavor. We used American hops in an Irish Beer Style. It pays homage to our Irish heritage and American flair. ABV: 5.0% - IBU: 24 - SRM: 11 - STYLE: Irish American Red Ale

BTW we’ll be serving up green beer and Irish tunes all night long. We’re opening at 10 AM instead of our usual 4 PM Saturday start. Also, we not shutting down at 10 PM either so you can get your Irish on like a blind cobbler’s thumb!!


We shall announce more details later, D’yaknowhwatimeanlike?

G'luck Cha Anyway Laaad!!!

Downey Brewing Company

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Game On! (Jon Langford & John Szymanski + Tony Paris & Burnin Sugar)
4:00 PM16:00

Game On! (Jon Langford & John Szymanski + Tony Paris & Burnin Sugar)



From the teeth of winter into the torrents of spring

We celebrate the spirit of the 1932 Ford Hunger Marchers

And move towards the opening of the Fort Street Bridge Park

With beer, and song, and love in our hearts...


On Friday March 2nd, we are hosting some awesome musical talent and raising some money for a great cause to help the community!!  

Imagine a park located in the heart of southwest Detroit’s heavy industrial area that will commemorate historical events while enhancing the lower Rouge River and bringing new life and green infrastructure to the area.

The Fort Street Bridge Park will be built to commemorate the 1932 Ford Hunger March.  A pivotal moment in automotive and American labor history.  The protester's whose signs read “We want Bread Not Crumbs” clashed with police and Ford’s security forces escalated into what became known as the Ford Massacre which claimed the lives of five people leaving more than sixty injured. 

The vision for the park is a resting spot for people traveling in the area with information about the Hunger March and also about the Rouge River and Oakwood community industrial history.

Here is a video about the park:

The location of the park is at the intersections of Denmark Street and Fort Street immediately adjacent to the recently updated Fort Street Bridge just down the road from the Marathon Refinery.


This event, MARCH ON, will help raise additional funds to bring the project to life.  As it stands now the project has all the plans in place.  They have permission from the city.  All they need is some additional funding!!

To help with the fundraising we are charging $10.00 for this event.  The price of the ticket includes a beer and music for the night!

You can purchase your ticket online or at the door.


Here is a link to purchase in advance:


We are honored to host Jon Langford & John Szymanski with special guests Tony Paris & Burnin’ Sugar!!


OPENING ACT, Tony Paris & Blue Pontiac @ 8PM

MAIN ACT, Jon Langford & John Szymanski @ 9PM


Learn more about Jon Langford and Bloodshot Records here:


As part of the fundraising, there will be a Silent Auction to Benefit the Fort Street Bridge Park!


More information about the park project and the ford massacre from the Free Press:

Additional articles about the park and hunger march from the Metro Times and Jalopnik.









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to Nov 5

Downey Brewing Company 1st Anniversary 11.04.17, 5PM

This is awesome!

On November 5th, 2017 we will officially have made one lap around the sun as Downey Brewing Company! That’s right one year in business and that calls for a celebration. Saturday’s make for a better party day than Sunday so we’ll be hosting the one-year anniversary party on November 4th, 2017. 

This is one celebration you will not want to miss!! Here’s why…

- The 1st 100 Guests to arrive will be going home with a super awesome commemorative 1st Anniversary Downey Brewing Company Pint Glass. 

- Our corn whiskey aged BATCH ONE that was been chilling behind the bar for a year will be released!! It was taken real patience not to sneak in a taste. 

- The Hard Cider returns for its official re-release!!

- In addition to the barrel aged corn whiskey BATCH ONE, we also have a secret stash of the rye aged YANG. We sampled this at our summer beer fest and it was quite delicious. 

- ANNNDD we have another special RELEASE planned for the event. Maybe you’ve heard the whispers, it has been fermenting with much anticipation. It’s time to get excited for APPLE MOON, a cinnamon apple brown ale.

- Last but not least we will be offering a food pairing. Pete from Culinary Creations will be matching up some custom receipts to pair with our tap list. 

Also, as a special thank you to our Dean’s List Members, we will be granting them VIP early access from 4PM-5PM.

General Admission at 5 PM.

Note: This will NOT be a ticketed event like our Grand Opening. We will be using a cash and tab system just like any other day. 

Can't wait to see you there!!!

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