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


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

Big List—Please Read

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Here we go–not gonna be pretty, but here we go:

Here now-
Short’s Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, Snow Wheat 12pks and New Variety Packs–
Epic’s Big Bad Baptist
Oddside’s BBA Imperial Mayan Mocha Stout
Lagunitas’ Lil Sumpin Wild
Southern Tier’s Krampus
Griffin Claw’s 3 Scrooges
Sierra Nevada’s Estate Wet Hop
Moonlight Meadary’s Desire, Fling, Kurt’s Apple and Red Dress

Time for a sandwich….
Tim and Brigid

Evil Twin, Against The Grain, Superior Lakes Meadery In Stock Now…

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Oh my. Look at this!

Evil Twin:
Biscotti Natale
Nomader Weiss
Sour Bikini
Turkish Delight

Tilquin Oude Quetsche (Plum Gueze…)

Against The Grain’s Mac Fanny Baw (Barrel-Aged Smoked Ale)

Stillwater/ATG Tall Tales (coffee, cacao nibs, aged in wooden barrels and finished w/bretts…)

Superior Lakes Blueberry, Double Raspberry and Singularity Meads.

And you thought it was gonna be a dull week………..

Tim and Brigid

Mill St., Founder’s and Bell’s Back in Stocks…..Home Brew Day Saturday….

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Good night to be in tonight—World Series Game 7, Red Wings and Pistons. If only I knew where to get some beers……..

New Beerage in da store:
Mill St.’s Vanilla Porter (remember that one? It was good..)
Ten Ninety Imperial Black Saison

Back in Stocks:
Bell’s Venus (yep, got some back in)
Founder’s Harvest Ale (yep, those too…)
Cuvee De Jacobins
Seef Beer
Sprecher’s Pub Ale

Home Brewer’s Saturday, this Saturday in our parking lot. Zack from Oskar Blues will be a brewin’ a pale ale ( perhaps a Plato Pale Ale?). Stop on by and chat, ask questions, network w/other home brewers, possibly sample something beer-like. We are thinkin’ we will be mashing around 11am-ish. Next year, I would love to see 5-10 home brewers doin’ their thing in our lot (beer-wise….not ‘thing’-wise).

Tasting Friday Night for Halloween. Not sure of the line-up just yet, but something ‘pumpkiny’ will be included. 6-8pm and free….

These are the eyes of disarray.
Tim and Brigid

Oddside’s, Short’s, De Proef, GREENBUSH and so much more…

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Oh. My.

New Beers in the store:
Oddside’s Granny Apple Pie (featured at our anniversary….)
Short’s Quasar Dank Heavily Hopped Rye Ale
De Proef’s Zoetzuur (Flemish Red w/cherries) AND Reinaert (Flemish Wild Ale)

Back In Stocks (ready for this?):
Short’s Lil Wheezy
Left Hand’s Wake Up Dead Imperial Stout, Wake Up Dead Nitro and Warrior Wet Hop Ale
Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Fresh Hop
Oskar Blues’ Ten Fiddy Imperial Stout
North Peak’s Hoodoo Wet Hop
Greenbush’s VanderMill AND Unicorn Killer
DFH 75 Minute IPA

GREENBUSH BREWING Beers for sale at the Tastin’ (after 6pm and limited please)
Owls in the Roadhouse Raspberry Porter
Pain Imperial Milk Stout

This store is soooo full right now.
Tim and Brigid

New Birra Del Borgo, Founder’s, Bell’s, Arbor Brewing Back in Stocks…

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Hey Hey What can I do….

New Beers in the store on this day:
Birra Del Borgo’s Duchessa Spelt Saison

Back in stock:
Birra Del Borgo/Dogfish Head’s My Antonia Continually Hopped Imperial Pils
Bell’s Winter White
St. Bernardus’ Christmas Ale
Arbor Brewing Company’s Buzzsaw, Jackhammer, Phatt Abbott Dubbel and Tripel
Stone’s Ruination (fresh!)
Founder’s Dark Pennace

Greenbush Brewing Co. tasting Thursday 6-8pm. Should be a great line-up with some stuff from the brewery itself. Use it as a pre-Fall Beer Fest warm-up.

Samuel Smith tasting Friday. Usual time and usual no cost.

Get yer beer order for the Halloween parties this weekend and next. Early bird saves some bucks…..

Gonna do something out of the ordinary. Nov 1st is National Home Brewer’s Day and Zack from Oskar Blues will be home brewing in our parking lot–way cool. If you are interested, let us know. More info to come…..!

Let’s stay spent the night together.
Tim and Brigid

GREENBUSH BREWING CO. This Thursday. Young Adam This Friday….

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Chillin’ on a chilly Tuesday…..

Should see some more Founder’s and Jolly Pumpkin within the next day and more cool stuff later this week….

Yes Virginia, Greenbush Brewing Co. will be here Thursday night for a special ‘Michigan Fall Beer Fest’ tastin’. 6-8pm and it shall be free.

Here are some other questions that Virginia has asked already this week:

Will there be special beers for sale? Why yes, there will be beers available for sale during the tasting.

Will there be special beers that we can taste, kinda like a preview? Why yes, Greenbush is going to bring some growlers that you can sample.

What about Friday night–you still gonna have a tastin’? Most certainly we will. And, it will feature one of our favorite sales reps–Young Adam. We’ll get the line-up to you as soon as it’s finalized.

Can I still order a keg for the Halloween Party I’m throwin’? Absolutely!

Stay warm my friends.
Tim and Brigid

Short’s Brewing Company Tasting Tonight, 6-8pm.

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I change by not changing at all…..

Had a great time going to see Pearl Jam last night. They just rocked the house for almost 3 hours. No gimmicks, no explosives, just rocked. Amazing!

Hey, Short’s Brewing Company is stopping by tonight and they are bringing a couple of growlers of beers not available in bottles. Come early and come often…..6-8pm and still free.

Way cool moment when Eddie proclaimed 8 Degrees Plato Beer Company as the Official Unofficial Beer Store Of Pearl Jam (OUBSPJ). I so did not see that coming, as Eddie was drinking wine on stage all night….

Small town predicts my fate….

Next week, 2 (count ‘em, 2) tastin’s. Greenbush Brewing Co. will be here for their 2nd annual Pre-Autumn Beer Fest tasting on Thursday (2nd annual ’cause it’s the second time they are doing this in two years…) and Friday we will have the world’s youngest-looking beer rep Adam back for a tastin’.

Please order your Halloween kegs and cases of beers EARLY so that we can make sure you are getting the beers you want for your parties.

Hearts and thoughts they fade….
Tim and Brigid

Short’s Beard Of Zeus, Greenbush, Atwater, Oddsides and so much more……

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Waitin’ on one more truck. Butttttt, this is what we have in as of right now….

Back in socks:
Short’s Beard of Zeus India Style Pale Lager
Epic’s Sour Apple Saison
Greenbush’s Distorter
Atwater’s Shaman’s Porter (bourbon barrel aged….) AND Voodoo Vator
Oddside’s Firefly Pale Ale w/papaya and habaneros
Sierra Nevada’s Snow Pack

Short’s tastin’ Friday. Greenbush next Thurs. Adam will be here next Friday. 6-8pm and freeeeee.

Jeremy spoke in class today.
Tim and Brigid

Bell’s Venus, Founder’s Harvest Ale and sooo much more

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Alone. Listless. Breakfast table in an otherwise empty room.

New Beers in stock-ness:
Bell’s Venus Blonde w/apricot, honey and vanilla beans (limit 1 6pk per person as long as you purchase something else in the store–a 4pk/6pk/Bomber please. If you don’t wish to do that, limit 3 bottles please).
Stone’s Stochasticity Project’s Hibiscusicity (belgain-style w/hibiscus flower and orange peel).

Young girl. Violins. Center of her own attention.

Back in stocksssss:
Founder’s Harvest Ale (limit 1 4pk per person as long as you purchase something else in the store–a 4pk/6pk/Bomber please. If you don’t wish to do that, limit 2 bottles please).
Gilden Draak The Brewmaster’s Edition (aged in whisky barrels)
Stone’s Cali-Belgue Belgian-style IPA
Dark Horse’s Special Black Reserve

Mother reads aloud, child tries to understand it, tries to make her proud.

Shorts tasting this Friday night. 6-8pm and no cost-o.

Yeppers–goin to Pearl Jam on Thursday.

Don’t call me daughter.
Tim and Brigid





Southern Tier Tastin’ Tonight. 6-8pm and no cost to you and yours….

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My friend says we’re like dinosaurs…..

Southern Tier Tasting To-nite. 6-8pm and no cost to you. Plenty of Pumking AND Warlock to go around. Stop by. I know I’m gonna be there.

Only we are doing ourselves in much faster than they ever did.

Next week, Short’s stops by and on Thursday, October 23rd (day before the Fall Beer Fest at Eastern Market), GREENBUSH BREWING will be with us for a special tasting. I’d mark my calendar….

We’ll make great pets.
Tim and Brigid