Black Lotus Brewing Co
Black Lotus Brewing Company was a local downtown Clawson brewery featuring handcrafted beer, small batch spirts, local flavor inspired cocktails, mead, cider and the self proclaimed best burger in town.
Mark Harper, Michael Allan and his wife Jodi Allan (Mark’s sister) founded Black Lotus Brewing Company in 2006. Their family business formed when Mark (a school psychologist and musician) and Mike (a financial planner and banker) both longed for more creative and spiritual control over their careers. Disheartened by massive corporate entities serving up inferior products, Mark and Mike, together with Jodi (a high school educator) created the philosophy: “Think Global, Drink Local.“
Black Lotus Brewing Company featured live entertainment many nights a week, with either an open mic/open jam night and acts such as The Hughes Smith Quintet, The Family Funk Band, Zap Toro, Kris Kurzawa and many more. BLBC is always mixing it up so entertainment is always fresh.
Black Lotus Brewing Company closed up shop Wednesday 10/30/2019 due to financial issues. In mid-September, Eater Detroit reported that the bar "appears to be up for sale,"