We're Making Whiskey at the Old Stroh's Ice Cream Factory....
This fall we're launching a 20,000 square foot production facility at the former Stroh’s Ice Cream Factory and Geobel Brewing Company. We're expanding to the second location we call “The Factory” to make as much craft bourbon and rye as humanly consumable.
The Factory, a long-dormant building at 1000 Maple, located just off Gratiot Avenue between Downtown Detroit and Eastern Market, is the last remaining 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 Geobel’s in 1960s the building was converted to a factory to produce Stroh’s ice cream, a successful business created out of necessity during the days of Prohibition when producing alcohol was illegal.
Today, we're reviving the long history of alcohol production at the site that started it all. Stay tuned for more details on public events and tours. In the meantime, enjoy the photography of our good friend Kenny Karpov and a look inside The Factory.