Biercamp, Ann Arbor
Posted on September 21, 2012 by Tim Tolbert
Artisan sausages and jerky? Um, yes please. Biercamp is a relative newcomer to the growing Ann Arbor culinary scene but is quickly establishing itself as a must stop in Ann Arbor among foodies in the know. Born from a young couple’s desire to work together and run their own business, Bier Camp is located just next to the ever popular Produce Station on South State Street.
The product and presentation here is outstanding. The interior features a rustic, vintage feel with an antique industrial food scale prominently on display in the middle of the shop. Gleaming white cold cases hold whatever’s on offer for the day. The normal rotation in the smoke case includes Landjaeger, exotic varieties of Turkey, Chicken, Pork and Beef jerkies, Pea Meal Bacon, smoked Hunter & Hickory Sticks and Apple Smoked Bacon. The adjoining fresh Sausage case is typically bursting with up to a dozen varieties of Brats, Polish and other tubular sensations.
The owners are very friendly and ample free samples are always available whenever I’ve stopped in. They do serve a limited, well edited lunch, you have the option to sit at the maple block bench inside the shop if you’re lucky or you can eat at one of two picnic tables out front. Lunch is a spartan but quality affair, pulled pork sandwiches with house made pickles and low and slow brisket is typically available. Grilled brats and chili are sometimes featured on UM game days. Not to be missed if you’re on an Ann Arbor foodie tour!
1645 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI