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

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

Ommegang’s Game Of Thrones, Dogfish Head and Oddside Ale’s and More….

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Let me go crazy, crazy on you….

New Beers in the store:
Ommegang’s Valar Morghulis Game of Thrones Dubbel Ale
Dogfish Head’s Saison du Buff (limit 2 per/person) AND Kvasir (cranberrys, loganberrys, birch syrup, honey and herbs…)
Oddside Ale’s How Now Brown Cow


Back in stocks:
Dogfish Head’s Bitches Brew (limit 1 per person please…)
Rogue Farm’s Pumpkin Patch Ale
Clown Shoes Pecan Pie Porter
Sam Smith’s Winter Warmer
Short’s Noble Chaos 12pk (reduced price….)

Crazy on you.

Southern Tier tasting Friday night 6-8pm and it will cost you nada.

Tim and Brigid

Evil Twin, Stillwater, Leelanau New Arrivals….

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Oh my–another beer delivery…

In Stock:
Leelanau Brewing Line 5 Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout (the one we sampled a short time ago…)
Stillwater’s Even Less Jesus (stout w/Burgundy Grape juice)
Against The Grain’s Kentucky Ryed Chiquen Imperial Amber
Evil Twin Brewing’s Classique Imperiale Blonde Ale, Yin & Yang AND Christmas Eve at a New York City Hotel Room Imperial Stout (limit 2 per/person plz).

Later Gator.
Tim and Brigid

Brewery Vivant’s Pumpkin Tart, Hanssen’s Strawberry Lambic and more….

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Life’s the same. I’m moving in stereo.

New Beers in stock:
Brewery Vivant’s Pumpkin Tart
Hanssen’s Oudebeitie Lambic (strawberry=good)

Life’s the same. Except for my shoes.

Back in stock:
Dark Horse’s One Oatmeal Stout
New Holland’s Hopivore Wet Hop Ale
Arcadia’s Big Dick’s Olde Ale
Old Speckled Hen
Oud Beersel’s Oude Gueuze
St. Louis’ Fond De Tradition Gueuze

It’s so easy to fly through a window.

Southern Tier Tasting this Friday night. 6-8pm. No dollars. We’ll post the line-up soon. Next week, Short’s.

Hey, need a keg for your Halloween party? Let’s talk and get the one YOU want ordered so that YOU have it. Call or stop by the store….

It’s so easy to fool with the sound.
Tim and Brigid

New Delirium, Unibroue, Founder’s and more….

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New Beers in the store on this day:
Delirium Red (cherry sour dessert beer from Delirium…)
Unibroue Cranberry Ephemere (cranberry juice, coriander, orange peel and other flavors….)


Back in stock on this day:
Founder’s Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA (Limit 1 4pk/person please. We are asking that you also purchase another product, 6pk, 4pk or 22ozer of anything in the store. If you would just like the Dark Penance, the limit is 2 bottles. If there is some left on Thursday, no limits.)
Founder’s All Day 15pk Cans
Dark Horse 4 Elf Winter Warmer
J.W. Lee’s Harvest Ale Port Barrel Aged 2013
Bell’s Cherry Stout
The Bruery’s Rueze-Gueze


3rd Anniversary October 3rd w/Oddside Ales, Stockyard Food Truck and Pete’s Chocolates. 6-8pm and so very free. Parking might be an issue—you can park across the street or in the doctor’s office next to us.

Throwback Wednesday. Our 1st Anniversary w/Greenbush Brewing Company. They were so great to us. They brought hand-bottled beers to sell and some great kegs! To this day, they are one of our favorite breweries….#greenbushbrewing

Later Gator.
Tim and Brigid

Green Flash Tasting To-Nite, 6-8pm and Free….

Green Flash Beer Tastin’ Tonite. 6-8 and so very free. (See, I didn’t do the ‘flash’ no ‘green’ joke again. Twice in one week is more than enough…..).

Yeppers, that will be me on WJR tonight at 7pm, Opportunity Detroit show w/Paul Dubya Smith. Tune in if you can, or podcast it if you can’t.

Yes Virginia, our 3rd anniversary is next Friday (Oct 3rd) and we are having a party. Oddside Ale’s will be with us. Pete’s Chocolates will stop by. Stockyard Food Truck said there coming. General merriment will ensue. Hope you can make it. 6-8pm and for 3 years running, free.

So we have that goin’ for us….
Tim and Brigid

New Sours, New Short’s, Plenty of Back in Stocks…..

Sunny Day, sweeping the clouds away.

This is going to be a list–watch carefully:

New Beers in da store:
Short’s White Falcon
De Oude Cam Borpstraat 67 (3yr old lambic)
Brj. Strubbe Lambickx Kriek 2013 (oak and chestnut barrel), 2014 De Troch AND 2014 Private Domain.
Brj. De Troch Lambrucha (lamic flavored w/Kombucha)

On may way to where the air. Is. Sweet.

Back in Stockings:
Brunehart Amber and Blonde
Southern Tier’s Warlock
High Sea’s Black Cannon
Anderson Valley’s The Holy Gose
Hofbrau’s Oktorberfest
Green Flash’s West Coast IPA, Road Warrior, Double Stout and Le Freak
Clown Shoe’s Undead Party Crashers
Knee Deep’s Citra Extra Pale
Fuller’s Vintage Ale
Fuller’s Honey Dew–(marked down to $1.99–what?!)

Can you tell me how to get…

Green Flash Tasting this Friday night. 6-8pm and no need to flash your green for the tastin’.
Next week, Oddside Ales will be here and we will be pourin’ beers not available in bottles, Food Trucks, Pete’s Chocolate’s and general merriment.

How to get to Sesame Street.
Tim and Brigid