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

Mill St. Brewing Company Tasting ToNite 6-8pm and Loonie Free….

Mill St. Brewing from Toronto in de houze tonight eh.
Ya, 6-8pm and it costs no Loonies.

Line-up includes:
Organic Lager
Cornerstone Draught Stout
Lemon Tea Beer
Mystery Beer Not Available For Sale Yet But You Can Taste It Before Anyone Else On Your Block So You Can Be Cool For Once (But Not To Us, You Are Always Cool).

Thanks, eh.
Max Power and Chesty LaRue

SOOOOO Many New Beers to List……

Oh My—

This list is gonna be long……

New Beers in da storeness:
Against The Grain’s There Gose The Neighborhood (limit 1 per/person and we asking that you purchase something else–a 6pk/4pk or bomber please)
Anderson Valley The Holy Gose AND Fall Hornin’ Pumpkin
Lagunitas Sucks Quarts (limit 1 per/please)
Evil Twin’s Ron and The Beast Ryan Saison, Femme Fatale Brett IPA w/Kabousu AND Femme Fatale Brett IPA w/Sudachi
Short’s Wowee Zowee

Back in Stocks:
Northcoast Scrimshaw
Lagunitas IPA
Rouge Voodoo Doughnut
Blackthorn Cider
FRESH Greenbush–Unicorn Killer, Demeter and Closure
Tandem Cider’s Green Man, Bee’s Dream, Cherry Oh and Our Perry

Mill St. here Friday–6-8pm and free.

I need a sandwich and a nap.
Tim and Brigid

need to laugh and when the sun is out….

New Beers in the store:
Founder’s Mosaic Promise (single hop, single malt)
Stone’s Xocoveza Mocha Stout (limit 1 per/person plz….)
Piraat Triple Hop
Wolverine’s Massacre Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lager

I’ve got something to laugh about.

Back in stocksssss:
Bell’s Third Coast Old Ale(!!!)
Hitachino Ginger
Arbor Brewing Company’s Violin Monster
Motor City Brewing Work’s Pumpkin
Sprecher Hard Root Beer

I feel good in a special way….

Mill St. Tasting this Friday Night. Yes, Virginia, they are from Canada. We will taste from 6-8pm and it will cost you no Loonies.

I’m in love and it’s a sunny day.

Next week? Green Flash. After that–3rd Anniversary Party w/Oddsides Ales. Gonna be fun times.

Good Day Sunshine.

Tim and Brigid

New Blake’s, Goose Island. DFH Pumpkin, Right Brain, Greenbush back in stock!

If the illusion is real, let them give you a ride.

New Beers/Ciders:
Blake’s Autumn Apple AND El Chavo (Habanero & Mango!!?!)
Goose Island’s The Muddy (Imperial Stout w/Licorice)

If they have thunder appeal, let them be at your side.

Back in stock:
DFH Pumpkin’
Greenbush Dunegras IPA
Abita Pecan
Victory Dirtwolf DIPA
Atwater Cherry Stout
Augustiner Maximator
Zywiec Porter
Right Brain’s Blue Magic (w/Lavender)

Let them leave you up in the air. Let them brush your rock and roll hair.

Rochester Mills Tasting Friday 6-8pm and free. Next week, Mill St. from Toronto. After that, Green Flash. After that, 3rd Anniversary party w/Oddside’s and others–

Let the good times roll.
Tim and Brigid


New Stone, Erie Brewing, Rebel Jack, Shipyard, Motor City Brewing Works and more…

Auntie Em, Auntie Em!

New Beers/Ciders here on Gilligan’s Island (in honor of the upending storm….):
Stone’s Coffee Milk Stout
Erie Brewing Company’s Johnny Rails Pumpkin
Rebel Jack’s Small Batch Hard Cider
Shipyard’s PumpkinHead Cans
Motor City Brewing Work’s Pumpkin Ale

Back in the dingy:
Dark Horse’s Scotty Karate
Bell’s Expedition Stout!!!
Founder’s Old Curmudgeon (not a fresh batch, just a ‘found’ batch)
Southampton’s Pumpkin
The Brewery’s Oude Tart!!!

Rochester Mills Tasting Friday Night. 6-8pm and no cost-o.

I have a small number of Sierra Nevada’s Terra Incognita available. We will ask that you purchase another 6pk, 4pk or bomber along with this bottle.

Stay dry my friends.
The Professor and Mary Ann

New Rochester MIll’s, Red Hook, Widmer’s, Great Lakes In Store Now

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Are you ready for some football?

Big games going on this weekend. Gonna need beers…

New Beers in the store:
Rochester Mill’s Octoberfest
Red Hook’s KCCO Black Lager
Widmer’s Omission Pale Ale (gluten free)

Back in stock:
Great Lakes Nosferatu Imperial Red

‘Cause of the holiday, we are getting ALOT of beer on Friday. I’d stay tuned.

Curious Traveler Tasting Friday. 6-8pm and no cost to youz or yourz.

Nice to see a ‘new’ group of followers have joined us since yesterday. Let me know if you have any questions.

Class dismissed.
Tim and Brigid

Stone’s 18 Anniversary IPA, Shipyard’s Pumpkinhead, Big Annoucement–!

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Announcement forthcoming. But first, the beer.

New Beers in d store:
Stone’s 18th Anniversary Ale (a golden brown IPA)
Hanssen’s Oude Kriek
Harpoon’s Imperial Pumpkin Stout

Back in d stocks:
Robinson’s Chocolate w/
Shipyard’s Pumpkinhead

Curious Traveler Tastin’ this Friday Night. 6-8pm and so very free.

October 3rd Anniversary Party (our 3rd) w/Oddside’s Ale and many more guests. More to come….

Forthcoming Announcement:
Yes Virginia, we are planning on opening a 2nd store in Detroit. The new store will be called 8 Degrees Plato Detroit. We have signed a lease for space at 3409 Cass. We are looking to open by late 2014/early 2015. Yes, there will be taps involved. We are looking to still remain a beer store first, but you will be able to have a beer while you shop or take home a growler.

We would like to take time to thank all of you for your support over the last 3 years or so. We have often been asked why we chose Ferndale and we have honestly replied that we think ‘Ferndale chose us’. Our goal is to take all of the things that made us successful in Ferndale and spread it to Midtown. Hopefully, we can become the Official Unofficial Beer Store of Detroit quickly.

Thank You For All Your Continued Support.
Tim, Brigid, Ian

Labor Day Friday Beer Tastin’ w/Ian…..Dogfish Head, Victory and Mystery Beers…

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Get a load of you gettin’ a load of me…….

Labor Day Friday Beer Tastin’ w/Ian (birfth-day boy—I know, but that’s how we are pronouncing it…)

Line-up includes:
DFH Birra Etrusca Bronze Ale AND Theobroma
Victory Mad King’s Weiss AND White Monkey (Golden Monkey aged in a white wine barrel)
Mystery Beer

We are open all weekend long–Fri til 9pm, Sat 11-9, Sun 11-5 AND Mon 11-5. C’mon up and see us sometime (this weekend…).

September Tastings will feature Dark Horse, Rochester Mills, Curious Traveler and Green Flash. So we have that goin’ for us…..

Safe Travels this weekend.
Tim and Brigid

Brewery Vivant, Meantime, New Holland Back in Stocks…..

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‘Cause what the world needs now…..

Birkenstocks (Back in stocks…)
Brewery Vivant’s Tree Bucket Belgian Inspired Double IPA (used to be called Trebouchet…) Gotta limit this to 1 4pk plz
Contemplation Ale Brewed w/Michigan Honey and Hops
Meantime’s Russian Imperial Stout
Schneider’s Porter Weiss
Seadog Blueberry
New Holland’s Incorrigible Reserve (gotta limit this one as well–1ea plz…)

Are some true words of wisdom…
Like La La La La La La La La La La.

Gonna have a tastin’ Friday and it will involve some beers you may not have tried yet. We will post the line-up on Friday. It is from 6-8pm and Ian will be a pourin’….

‘Cause what the world needs now, is another folk singer…

Happy Birthday Nikole (The Vinch…)

Oct 3 is the anniversary party. Oddsides will be here as will so much more. Stay Tuned.

Like I need a hole in my head.
Tim and Brigid

New Holland’s Incorrigible Reserve in stock. Arcadia Brewing Tasting Tonite, 6-8pm

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Look, if you had one shot, or only one opportunity…

New Beer in da do-woop:
New Holland’s Incorrigible Reserve (barrel-aged and w/blueberries & blackberries)

…to seize everything you ever wanted. One moment…

Arcadia Brewing Tastin’ when the sun goes horizontal (6-8pm….) and off da chain (free).

…would you capture it or just let it slip?

Tim and Brigid

The Official Unofficial Beer Store of Eminem