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December 13, 2022: Brewing Chemistry-Behind the Scenes at The Whiskey Factory – Detroit


American Chemical Society – Detroit Local Section – Younger Chemists Committee Presents:

December 13, 2022

The Whiskey Factory
1000 Maple St.
Detroit, MI 48207

RSVP Required! – See Link Below

6:30-7:00 PM EST – Arrival
7:00 PM EST – Tour

The Whiskey Factory is home to Detroit City Distillery, creator of small batch artisanal whiskies, gins and vodkas made from the finest local ingredients and sourced directly from farms near this historic location. We are bringing back this timeless craft at the historic site that has long served as the epicenter for alcohol production in Detroit.

The Whiskey Factory was a long-dormant building at 1000 Maple, located just off Gratiot Avenue between Downtown Detroit and Eastern Market. It is the last remaining historic structure at the site that largely defined Detroit’s brewing legacy. Brewing at the site goes as far back as the 1930’s, when Goebel Brewing Company built a massive brewery to compete with Stroh’s Brewery, Detroit’s largest brewery at the time. The breweries were located directly across the street from one another. Shortly after Stroh’s acquired Goebel’s in 1960s, the building was converted to a factory where Stroh’s Ice Cream was produced—a successful business created out of necessity during the days of Prohibition, when producing alcohol was illegal.

Today, we’ve returned this special place to its origins. We are reviving the long history of alcohol production at the site that started it all and we invite you to be a part of history with us. This event includes a welcome cocktail and two tastings during the tour. Please eat beforehand.

This event requires an RSVP.

Detroit ACS YCC is covering part of the costs, but it will be $20 each.
Please bring cash or have Venmo ready.

Event limited so please don’t hesitate to RSVP!

Brewing Chemistry is a monthly lecture series. These informal talks are designed to make science fun and accessible for all.