United States > Michigan > Ann Arbor
andrewmb83 (5) Frankenmuth, Michigan | February 17, 2013
48 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 10/20
They do not fill growlers that are not their own!! That is bull crap. it is a simple business idea, SELL YOUR PRODUCT WHENEVER AND TO WHOEVER YOU CAN!!!!! It is not like they make great money on selling their glass growlers, it is only $2 more than a refill!!! It is $14 for a refill and $16 for a growler full of beer.
BMMillsy (115) Florida | October 28, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
The Blue Tractor considers itself a BBQ place, but the BBQ here is really nothing special. The beer is not bad, and they do have solid staples. I used to love the Tractor Burger, but they went and changed it. Still a good burger, just not as good as before.
If you love BBQ, I canít recommend the pulled pork. But the sauces are solid. Overall, I like the atmosphere and the expansion into the old Cafe Habana. They do sell Jolly Pumpkin and North Peak beers in addition to their own, so thereís a decent variety.
mikem409 (246) bloomfield, Michigan | July 14, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
love the ice rail at the bar. decent Q only had 5 beers but they were good. service was a little slow
jcnielsen (267) Charlotte, North Carolina | May 11, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I wasnít expecting this place to be too great, but I was pleasantly surprised. I tried the sample tray, which included 6 different beers. The beers were pretty decent for a brewpub, a lot better than I was expecting. I really enjoyed that bbq here, and my dad was a big fan of all the tractor parts that decorated the walls
deyholla (399) Minneapolis, Minnesota | April 28, 2012| Updated September 8, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Another Ann Arbor brewpub with solid food. Six taps with two that rotate and solid beer. They are in the process of expanding. Service has always been good and everything is fairly priced. A few tvs if you want to catch the game.
auerbrau (305) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | April 27, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A buddy and I stopped in here to taste a few beers back when they opened. At the time, the atmosphere seemed overwhelming and the beers all taste like chlorine, but Iíve since tried a few others and thought them to be alright. Still, I felt out of place in a an "upscale" barbeque joint, which is an paradox if Iíve ever heard one.
fredandboboflo (62) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | February 10, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Couldnít disagree more with the general sentiment about the beers at this place. Thought everything I tried was well-made and very tasty. Didnít get the barbecue but my chicken Cobb salad was just fine with me. Not a stop to be overlooked in Ann Arbor.
LilBeerDoctor (345) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | January 19, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I was a little hesitant about this place given prior ratings (and even skipped it on a past trip to AA), but this turned out to be a great place. They have about 6 regulars on tap and 3 seasonals. I got to try 4 of them, the regular IPA, a seasonal single-hopped IPA, oatmeal stout, and the regular pilsener. All were quite excellent. The food is great too (I had the pulled pork sandwich - very tasty!!). The only thing I didnít like is they have a cold strip for keeping your beer cold but it freezes the run off from the pour. A small point though. Overall, a fantastic stop. The beer is great, the food is great. Stop here in addition to the other great AA brewpubs. I canít wait to be back!
flatmatt (69) Northville, Michigan | October 17, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Kind of a cozy, dark wooden place once you get inside. Service was good. I had a very reasonably priced six-beer sampler first, which let me taste everything on tap. The beers ranged from average to good. Had the Carolina pulled pork plate for dinner. Food was decent, but the sauces were great. The smoked chicken and sweet corn chowder was very good as well. Iíd usually prefer Jolly Pumpkin or Arbor Brewing, but this isnít a bad option by any means.
Brigadier (291) Clevelandish, Ohio | September 21, 2011
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 12/20
I stopped here on a busy Sunday evening but even so the service was dismal. It took over fifteen minutes to get a waitress and another five to get a beer. When they did come they were average at best. The prices were not bad except for the food. For more than the cost of the same dish at Vintage Brewing (in Madison) I got a meal which was half as good.
In summary this place is better than either Grizzly Peaks or Arbor Brewing but not really a destination itself. Get some food elsewhere, grab a beer, and then move on to Jolly Pumpkin Cafe for the night.
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