Michigan’s Best Local Food: Frankenmuth Brewery Offers Saturday Buffet for the Snowfest Crowd


FRANKENMUTH, MI — Frankenmuth Brewery, located on Main Street in the heart of Michigan’s Little Bavaria, is offering a special buffet today, Saturday, February 29, for the Zehnder’s Snowfest crowd.

Director member Haithem Sarafa said the buffet will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, which tends to be the busiest day of the annual Frankenmuth winter festival. The price is $18 for adults and $9 for children.

“We’re right on the Cass River so we have great views,” Sarafa said. “And we have over 16 craft beers on tap.”

The brewery and restaurant, located at 425 S. Main St., is believed to be Michigan’s oldest craft brewery, according to the company and the Brewers Association. In business since 1862, Frankenmuth Brewery is known for its award-winning craft beers available at more than 2,000 retailers and liquor establishments across Michigan and Ohio.

On the restaurant’s menu, diners will find appetizers like Buffalo Chicken Rolls, Boneless Wings and “Christmas Town Pretzel”, soups, salads, burgers, brats, sandwiches and more. Appetizers include white cheddar mac and cheese made with aged white cheddar and cavatappi, $12, fish and chips, three tempura-battered Alaskan cod loins served with fries and coleslaw, $15 and a bourbon-glazed meatloaf, homemade meatloaf with bourbon sauce, toasted brioche and garlic mashed potatoes topped with fried onion straws, $15.

Sarafa said the pretzel, served with spicy mustard and a sharp cheddar cheese sauce, is a customer favorite. Other best sellers include the Philly cheesesteak sandwich, burgers and pizza.

Frankenmuth Brewery’s most popular beers are Batch 69 IPA, Little Bavaria Pilsener and Brown Hound Dunkel. Frankenmuth Brewery also offers its Doxie Wein, with its Playful Riesling and Bad Dog Malbec being top sellers.

John Matthias Falliers and his cousins ​​William Knaust and Martin Heubisch built and opened the Frankenmuth brewery in 1862 at its current location. The brewery’s name has changed several times over the years, but it has been known as Frankenmuth Brewery since the 1980s, according to a company history on frankenmuthbrewery.com. Today, the bar is open to the public daily for tastings and a full brewery experience, with 21 beers on tap complemented by an “inspired menu focused on craftsmanship.”

Find Frankenmuth Brewery on Facebook or visit frankenmuthbrewery.com to learn more.

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