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New Micro-Creamery Puts Emphasis on Michigan Products

by Lisa Diggs

What do you get when you cross beer and ice cream? If you’re two creative Michigan-based businesses like Browndog Creamery & Dessert Bar and New Holland Brewing, you get a small-batch ice cream flavor called Dragon Bite. The unique concoction includes swirls of salted caramel sauce, chocolate crisp pearls, and a spike of New Holland’s famous Dragon’s Milk Stout.  The imaginative flavor is just one of many that will be introduced by Northville, Michigan’s new Micro-creamery.

Happily, the much-anticipated Browndog Creamery & Dessert Bar is arriving just in time for the start of the true ice cream season. Celebrating its Grand Opening on Friday, March 6, the company will be in full swing as visions of melting snow give way to tastes for creamy ice. They will be offering a minimum of sixteen daily flavors with an eye toward even more as time goes on.

 
If you haven’t been to a Micro-creamery before, the experience can be quite different than your typical old fashioned ice cream parlor. As the name suggests, the ice cream is made in small batches, which makes it particularly fresh. There’s nothing more disappointing than getting your taste buds ready for a decadent treat only to find it covered with ice crystals, and tasting of freezer burn. In addition to being incredibly fresh, Micro-creamery ice cream, much like Micro-brewery beer, comes in a veritable cornucopia of flavors. These ice cream gurus love to experiment.
 
Browndog is also focused on Michigan-made ingredients and products as much as possible. Their hand-crafted ice cream is made with Michigan dairy. They also serve Michigan-made coffee and feature a cooler of local beverages, including Faygo and Nikki’s Ginger Tea, both of which are made in Detroit. Boxed Water from Grand Rapids is also in their lineup.
 
Located at 118 E. Main Street, Browndog Creamery & Dessert Bar joins more than 20 restaurants in the charming and historic downtown of Northville. The city will also play host to our Buy Michigan Now Festival July 31-August 2, 2015, for the seventh consecutive year. 
 
“Northville is a great community. Everyone, including residents and other business owners have been incredibly welcoming. We are looking forward to calling downtown Northville home for a long time to come,” said Paul Gabriel, owner of Browndog Creamery & Dessert Bar.
 
The store’s Grand Opening Celebration will take place Friday, March 6 from 12-9 p.m. and is open to the public. Guests will have the opportunity to stop in and experience some of the creamery’s inventive ice cream flavors – even sample them all if they wish. A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. Also part of the celebration is a meet and greet with Flash (Browndog) and Stuart (of the Creamery’s affiliated Stuarts of Novi). Meet and greets will take place from 1-2 p.m. and again from 6-9 p.m.
 
Browndog Creamery & Dessert Bar’s winter hours of operation are: Monday & Tuesday: 12-5 p.m., Wednesday - Saturday: 12-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Street Parking is available along with parking in surrounding lots. For more information, visit www.browndogcreamery.com.    
 

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