Welcome to 8° Plato Beer Co.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday
  • 11:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Sunday
  • 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Closed Mondays


We are passionate about beer – so our vision is to have a unique store carrying beer, beer accessories, vintage beer and bar items and a large variety of books about beer to expand what we know about the product we love so much.

We also carry delicious artisan foods for you to pair with your beer.

We are looking to become part of the beer community in Ferndale and beyond. For now, take us for what we are at this moment - a hub for beer lovers, aficionados, and newbie’s to come and share their beer stories, talk about what beers they are currently drinking and help us find new beers to share.

Cheers, Tim and Brigid

More Stone, Unibroue, Brewery Vivant, Dark Horse. Mindo Chocolate Pairing This Friday!

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Hey comes a nother one…(I meant to do that)

New Beers in de store:
Stone Smoked Porter w/Chipotle Peppers AND Rick & Robbie’s Sprocket Bier (Black Rye Kolsch Style) AND Stone’s Saison 6pk
Unibroue’s Raftman (brewed from Whisky Malt)
Brewery Vivant North French Biere de Garde

Back in socks:
Dark Horse Plead the Fifth AND Double Crooked Tree
Stone Ruination 4pk (fresh!!!)

My cans are on sale:
Bavaria $27.60+dep case only (that’s like $1.15/can!)
Founder’s Centennial 12pks-$15.99+dep (that’s like $1.33/can–why does he do this…..)

Mindo Chocolate/Beer Pairing this Friday 6-8 and free-ish.
Next week, Oskar Blues w/Zack’s Award Winning IPA.

Who loves you, baby?
Tim and Brigid

Evil Twin, Stillwater, Great Lakes, Frankenmuth and others…..

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Not sure where the other truck is. But……

New Beers in stock:
Evil Twin/Crooked Stave’s Ryan and the Gosling All Brett Pale
Evil Twin’s Femme Fatale Blanc IPA
T’Gaverhopke/Tired Hands Bitter Sweet Symphony Belgian DIPA
Svytury’s Dark Red

Back in stock:
Evil Twin’s Imperial Biscotti Break
Evil Twin’s Imperial Doughnut Break
Stillwater’s As Follows Golden Ale, Cellar Door Saison AND Stateside Saison
Great Lakes Rye of the Tiger
Frankenmuth Helles 6pk

Oh yeah–Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Biscotti (limit one plz. No mules, no phone calls, no emails…just c’mon in…)

General Updates for this week…

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Twenty twenty twenty-fours hours to go, I want to be sedated.

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Look at you, making it thru a record breakin’ winter, on tax day no less!

Wow! Just named Official Unofficial Beer Store of Pulitzer Prize Winner Stephen Henderson! Did not see that coming…..Good Job Stephen-way to represent the D!

Good beers on their way this week. Look for some Stone, Dark Horse, Great Lakes and more on the way…..

Yes Virginia, we will be closed on Easter Sunday. We will be spending time with our families. If you are as well, you’re gonna need beer.

Speaking of ‘needing beer’ for the family, we have cases of Hollandia and Bavaria for $27.60 +dep/tax. Also we do have a 1/4 barrel of Bell’s Oberon chillin in da cooler.

Ba ba bamp ba ba ba ba bamp ba I want to be sedated.
Tim and Brigid

Samuel Smith’s Tasting Tonight 6-8pm and Free

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Good Day Sunshine.

Samuel Smith’s Tasting To-nite. 6pm to 8pm and nary a cost to y’all. Line-up includes:

Apricot Ale
India Pale Ale
Nut Brown
Mystery Cider

Wow–just got named Official Unofficial Best Beer Selection In A Store In Oakland County (OUBS-IASIOC). Thanks to all!

Hey, this is going to happen in a couple of weeks–Puppies and Pig….(insert your own joke here…)


Gotta keep on rollin’
Tim and Brigid

Oddside’s, Big Sky, Sonoma Ciders, Short’s, Sam Smith, Sierra Nevada and more in stock now!

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Hey look at me–I just got asked to tryout for the Tiger’s bullpen. All I gotta do is show before the next home game……

New Beers in the store right now:
Oddside’s Hells Yes! Munich-Style Helles Lager
Big Sky Pygmy Owl Itty Bitty IPA (Session)
Sonoma Cider’s The Anvil (Bourbon) AND Pitchfork (Pear) Ciders

Yes, I am wearing shorts. Watch out for the glare…

Back in Stockard Channing:
Short’s Bludgeon Yer Eye Black IPA (limit 1 6pk today, tomorrow you can have more)
Sam Smith’s Stingo, and India Pale Ale
Victory’s Hop Devil
Anderson Valley’s Summer Solstice 6pk cans
Sierra Nevada’s Ovila Saison

Samuel Smith’s Tasting Friday Nightish….6-8pm and so no pay-oh.

Visit facebook.com/staples and watch the videos and vote for our friends McClary Bros. (there at the Rust Belt….cool peps!).

That is all until there is more.
Tim and Brigid

Stillwater/Hof ten Dormaal Tasting Tonight 6-8pm and freeeeeee…..

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Rain is like the snow of spring……

Stillwater/Hof ten Dormaal Tasting tonight. As always, 6-8pm and as always, free. Line-up includes:

Nebuchadnezzar Babylonian Style Ale (Remix Project)
Omnipollo Premium Post Colonial Style Ale (Remix Project)
Zure Van Tildonk Blond & Sour
Station Saison
Westbrook Table Beer (Czech Pilsner)

Next week’s tasting will be something good. I promise.

Help out our friends at McClary Bros…..www.facebook.com/staples and watch their video and cast your vote.

We have had 4 people in today that wore our ‘gear’ to events (tap take-overs, Opening Day, parades), had photos taken and posted to social media AND they got $5 gift cards for each pix. Way cool!

Want to get a free t-shirt?–purchase an ’8 Degrees Plato’ T-shirt for $20 and wear it, get your picture taken wearing it, post it on social media and tag us, get $5 gift card for each pix (up to $20 worth=free t-shirt).

I’m laughing on the inside.
Ma & Pa Kettle

Ommegang’s Game of Thrones, Oddsides’s BBA Citra, Clown Shoes, Schramm’s and more…

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First post o’ the day……

New Beers in the store today:
Ommegang’s Game of Thrones Fire and Blood Red Ale w/Ancino Chiles (let’s limit this to 1 per person today….get all you want on Friday)
Oddside’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Citra
Clown Shoes Space Cake DIPA AND Luchador En Fuego Mexican-Style Chocolate Stout aged in Bourbon barrels (we’re gonna limit this one as well–1 per person plz)
Schramm’s The Heart of Darkness

Way to go Gustav Nyquist. What a season you’re havin’, keeping the Wings in the playoff hunt. This just in, we have just been named Official Unofficial Beer Store of All Things Gustav. Wow, did not see that coming….

Stillwater/Hof ten Dormaal tasting this Friday 6-8pm. We’ll announce the line-up tomorrow.

Yep, I am doing the ‘skinny girl’ workouts. Thanks for asking!
Tim and Brigid

Founder’s KBS Release 5pm Today

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Happy Beautiful Wednesday Afternoon!

Yes Virginia, it is Founder’s KBS release day. Here’s the spiel:
We will be releasing at 5pm. If you are just interested in purchasing just KBS, there will be a 1 bottle limit. If you are going to make other purchases in the store (6pk, 4pk or bomber), then the limit is 2 bottles.

(Yes Virginia, there are people lining up right now…)

Beers in the store right now:
Jolly Pumpkin’s Baudelaire Beer Ale Absurd (1 bottle limit plz…)
Dark Horse Pled the 5th AND Double Crooked Tree (no limit…heyyy)
Bell’s Oarsman
Harpoon UFO White and Raspberry
ABC’s Strawberry Blonde
La Guillotine Golden Ale
New Holland’s Monkey King AND White Hatter 12pks

Stillwater Tasting Friday 6-8 and free (gonna be a good line-up…)

Tim and Brigid

Update Tuesday!

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Happy Tuesday AND Happy April Fools Day!

A few updates (and there is no April fooling going on here…)

Founder’s KBS Release:
We will release Founder’s KBS Wednesday @5pm. If you are just interested in purchasing KBS, there will be a 1 bottle limit. If you are going to make other purchases in the store (6pk, 4pk or 22ozer), then the limit is 2 bottles. Don’t have a price just yet.

Bell’s Black Note:
No official word yet. Please stay tuned to FB or our website. Please don’t call the store….

We will be getting more Dark Horse stuff and a limited Jolly Pumpkin release on weds….

Stillwater Tasting this Friday, 6-8pm and free. I have seen the line-up and it is gooooood.

I see you KBS!
Tim and Brigid

Great Lakes Brewing Company Tasting Tonight 6-8 and FREE

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Lookin’ to get my basketball jones going all weekend…

Great Lakes Brewing Company will be in the house tonight. Line-up still being worked on but I know it will include Chillwave DIPA. 6-8pm and so very free.

Yes Virginia, we have some Short’s Hopstache left. Also, we do have a 1/4 barrel of Bell’s Oberon available for purchase.

Next week, Stillwater Brewing will be here for the tasting.

Hey, going to be having a fundraiser coming up here pretty soon….check it out:


Please don’t call about KBS. Watch FB for updates which will happen as soon as I have information.

Go Sparty. Go Meeeechigan. Go buy beer.
Tim and Brigid