Brewery - Dexter
Phone: (734) 426-4962
Brewpub - Ann Arbor
Phone: (734) 913-2730
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales is a brewer in Dexter, run by Ron Jeffries, Laurie Jeffries, and Sean Brennan.
- Carving a niche: The brewers at Jolly Pumpkin expand into a cafe in Ann Arbor, Metro Times, November 2009
Like a quaint old English pub gone shabby chic, the inside of the café is a mixture of old, new and regrettable. Dark-stained wooden wainscot lines the lower walls, while a variegated amber-yellow paint scheme coats the upper walls, where beer barrels and photos of Jeffries with his pals hang above the tables. Vintage lamps drop from the beams. Cloth napkins lay on the tables. And amid all this stylish elegance are three odd chandelier-like fixtures whereupon mixed kitchen apparatus dangle up high. A smaller, more intimate upstairs area seems well-suited for casual drinking with friends. Local university students look comfortable but bearded philosophers would not appear out of place. The soundtrack is mellow rock.
- Jolly Pumpkin Moving to Main Street, AnnArbor.com, July 24 2009
The Jolly Pumpkin Cafe will open within the next two months at 311 S. Main in the location of the former Pepperz, brewer and owner Ron Jeffries said.
- From Scratch: Jolly Pumpkin Ales, Metro Mode Media, February 2007
Since he broke ground for his Dexter brewery — an inconspicuous building just off of the town’s quaint Main Street — Jolly Pumpkin has established a brewing repertoire of four regular and 12 seasonal small-craft ales. It’s won multiple best-in-show awards, including a Grand Champion title at the Beer Tasting Championships and medals at the Great American Beer Festival (or what Ron Jeffries refers to as “the Olympics of beer”). Today, Jolly Pumpkin is sold all over Michigan and in more than twenty other states.