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Jan 3, 2012 02:55 PM

Why aren't we talking about Biercamp in A2? [Ann Arbor, MI]

Easily the best pulled pork in town. Housemade sausages and smoked meats? Yes please. This place is a gem, undeniably. Have had some incredibly good bacon and hunter sticks from here. They seem highly invested in the integrity of their products. I hope they don't lose the spare and relaxed vibe at their shop.

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  1. I can't get past how good the Brisket is to try the pulled pork. Maybe the best brisket I have ever had. Easily as good as most I have had in Texas.

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    1. re: JanPrimus

      Tried the pulled pork. Forget the pickle and onion that comes with. Bun is okay. Pork is great, sauce is fine. Five bucks? Yup. Sides? I did not see any.

    2. I'll talk about Biercamp in A2. I've made three trips; the most recent just last week. Biercamp are artisans -- very high quality and delicious items; and judicious with flavoring and salt so that the flavor of the meat rules. From the home-smoked bacon; to the craft-made canadian bacon; to the hot dogs and hunter sticks -- it's all real and all very, very well done. Oh, yeah ... jerky is also first rate. Plus, you can taste anything you want. Don't miss it. Biercamp is worth the drive to Ann Arbor.

      1. Why aren't we talking about it? Because it's the first week. It's the *second* week of Biercamp that's the greatest time of year. ;)

        ::waits for people to "get it"::

        ::rolls eyes and gives up::

        So, in checking out the website for this place, and from reading the posts in the thread, it's hard to tell whether this is a full service restaurant, or just an artisan meat manufacturer which you carry your fare home to. What's the story on this place?

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          1. re: boagman

            As an ex Yooper, I get it! Biercamp is a sausage store, where you can get carryout smoked meats. It's very tasty, I recommend it highly! I like the people that run it, too.

            1. re: momskitchen

              There's a very small counter where you can eat pulled pork or brisket sandwiches, and they sell drinks and chips to go along.

              1. re: charlesbois

                Hot sandwiches, or cold sandwiches? And is the bread good, or even relevant? What kind of cash are we talking about?

                This is why their website is just pretty not helpful. However, even with that smallish problem, it sounds like the accolades are pretty universal here, from people I know. Believe it or not, *this* sounds like a pretty tempting reason for me to get out to A-Squared.

                1. re: boagman

                  If you check out their Facebook page, they update with what's being freshly made, along with some pricing. I have got to get over there!


                  1. re: houndgirl

                    Sandwiches are always $4.99-$6.99. There are only two (sometimes three) per day, and they're hot. Bread is nothing special. They do not put mustard on the sandwiches, but you can ask for it. The free samples are great. Really the sausages are the main thing, and those you have to cook yourself. I take them home and use them in things like split pea soup or just grill them. Sausages vary in price, but not out of line with what you get. It's in warm weather that this place really shines; as Moms below notes, on Saturdays they often have a grill outside themselves. Parking is a problem; I have parked at Produce Station, but I don't think you're supposed to. Maybe there's parking in the back somewhere, but it's not clear.

            2. re: boagman

              Boagman—I'd get over there today, but my car _______ (fill in deeper Yoopers reference).

              They occasionally have fried bologna sandwiches too, and also chili. Neither of these sounds like something to write home about, but both are superb. Just a few seats, but in warmer weather there are also picnic tables outside. Produce Station is right next door if you want a salad or something. Highly recommended.

              1. re: Jim M

                Jim, is your car a "Rusty Chevrolet" or are you "On the Road to Gwinn?"

                I've bought sausage from Biercamp before, and I am a tough customer when it comes to sausage, and I really liked it. I cooked it myself at home. I also bought a slab of bottom round which I brought home and made sandwiches out of some Zing rolls I had lying around and it was fantastic. I didn't buy any of their prepared sandwiches. They sell grilled hotdogs and brats during U of M football games on their front lawn as well to passersby.

                1. re: momskitchen

                  The heck ??? How did I not know about this place? Must.Visit.Soon.

            3. If you eat meat and you live in Michigan....this is Mecca. That is all!

              1. So when I make a special trip west this weekend, now I gotta stuff myself double sausage-wise: once in Ypsi at Wurst Bar, then in A2 at Biercamp? This is not going to be pretty.

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                1. re: VTB

                  > This is not going to be pretty.

                  I think I'm gonna need a 12-step program ...