Witch's Hat Brewing Company

601 South Lafayette
South Lyon, MI 48178


About us:

It was love at first sight for Ryan and Erin Cottongim. When they found the used "Mr. Beer" homebrewing kit at a garage sale in 2004, the South Lyon couple began a passionate, years-long affair that has now resulted in the birth of a bouncing baby brewery: Witch's Hat Brewing Co., originally located at 22235 Pontiac Trail (about 15 miles north of Ann Arbor), openened December 26 2011.

The project was born not only out of a mutual enthusiasm for craft beer but also from a love of community, a love that made the decision about where to locate a no-brainer.

"We both grew up in South Lyon, went to school here, got married here; this is definitely home," says Ryan. "It's great to be able to create something new in this little town that's treated us so well over the years."

The name of the brewery itself comes from a South Lyon landmark: a one-hundred-year-old train depot called the Witch's Hat after its conical design. It stands in nearby McHattie Park, where Ryan and Erin exchanged wedding vows in 2007.

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