If you look up the definition of history there should be a picture of Michigan. Not just history, but history that has stood the test of time.

One of the coolest pieces of history you'll find is the oldest brewery in the state. For over 162 years it has been a favorite staple in a place where history thrives. In the charming town of Frankenmuth, Michigan, where the scent of freshly fried chicken fills the air and the magic of Christmas lasts all year round, you'll find a gem that has stood the test of time: the Frankenmuth Brewery.

Founded in 1862, Frankenmuth Brewery is officially Michigan's oldest craft brewery, and standing the test of time, it still operates in its original location.

"John Matthias Falliers and his cousins William Knaust and Martin Heubisch built and opened the Frankenmuth Brewery just north of the Falliers’ property, where the Frankenmuth Brewery continues to stand today. Since then, the brewery has operated under many names, including Cass River Brewery and Geyer Brothers Brewing Co., before settling on the Frankenmuth Brewery name during the 1980s", the website said about the timeless fixture in town.


Even the brewery's mascot has had some serious longevity. Since the early 1930sFrankie the Dachshund has been featured on their beer labels, advertisements, and marketing materials making him a bit of a local celebrity as well.


Today the popular Frankenmuth destination, not just for locals but visitors from around the world, continues to offer a cold one to whoever walks through the door. Their Gold Medal Taproom is a full brewery and restaurant with a selection of 21 draft beers and other spirits to enjoy. 

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Whether you're a beer enthusiast, a history buff, or simply looking for a delightful day trip, Frankenmuth and its legendary brewery await you. Raise a glass to tradition, taste the magic of the season, and immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Michigan's oldest brewery.

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