Sunday, July 10, 2016
Michigan Brewery Tour, part 1
Stray Dog Bar & Grill, which was downtown and very close to where I had originally debarked from the train. It was a nice place with a lakeside view and indoor, outdoor, and rooftop brewing. Looking at the menu, I saw the usual mass market macro-brew subjects, but they did also have a pretty good list of craft brews as well. I decided on a beer from the brewery that was going to be the optional brewery after I checked in to my motel for the evening had everything gone as planned. The beer was a Kolsch from Round Barn Brewery which was a pretty good summer beer. The food menu was fairly standard bar and grill fare with sandwiches, ribs, pizza, and burgers, with some pretty interesting appetizers. I ended up going with a Blue Harbor Burger (with Fries) which was a Blue Cheese and Bacon Burger and was very good. Sitting at the bar, I talked to several very friendly people, found that there was a nice, no-frills, cheap motel called the Buffalo Motel about 1 1/2 miles south of town. I got there, got a room, and crashed for the night. I was surprised and happy when I asked where I could park my bike that they suggested that I park it in my room. So ended night one.