Copper Canyon Brewery
Southfield, MI

Style: Saison
ABV: 5.5%
To review from my initial coverage of the brewery, Copper Canyon is located in Southfield, Michigan, near the intersection of M-10 and I-696, although one has to drive over the river and through the woods upon finding an exit from the highway to find the front door.
Southfield is more or less a business district, full of office buildings, strip malls, shopping centers and tons of traffic. And this little brewpub fits right in, with a bright urban and slightly upscale atmosphere to accompany a hearty menu featuring all the “American” fare you’d expect from an Applebee’s or a Chili’s, but with a little local twist and a couple extra bucks tacked on the prices.
Late this summer, I had their seasonal Lete Saison, a lighter Belgian offering. Cloudy, with a yellow gold color and a soft white head, it had almost no aroma on the initial greeting. There was a slight fruity nose on the first sip, with hints of coriander and banana, with a soft tangy tartness. Not too tart and not too sweet, it’s a pretty fair offering for a strip mall brewpub foray into the world of Belgian beers.