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Batch Brewing aims to open nano-brewery in Corktown

Stephen Roginson has been home-brewing since he was 19. The Midtown resident's more than a decade-old hobby is becoming his profession now that he is starting Batch Brewing Co. He hopes to open his nanobrewery in Corktown midway through 2013.

"I am scaling my homebrewing to a new level and entering the market as a nano-brewery," Roginson says. "As far as I know, I am the only nanobrewery in Detroit."

A nanobrewery is often defined as a small microbrewery that produces four barrels or less of beer per batch. Batch Brewing Co plans to make batches of beers as small as 10 gallons. Some of the company's brands include "Son of a Batch IPA" and "Global Domination Pilsner."

"I am going to try and stay true to the style when I am brewing," Roginson says.

Roginson and his two partners are aiming to open their operation at 1444 Michigan Ave in Corktown midway through next year. The brewery would be complemented by a weekly rotation of local food trucks serving their wares at the space.

Source: Stephen Roginson, co-owner of Batch Brewing Co
Writer: Jon Zemke

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