Dark Horse Brewing Company | Marshall, Michigan
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Dark Horse Brewing Company
Excellent based on 112 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

511 South Kalamazoo Street
Marshall, Michigan United States 49068 [ print map ]
269 781 9940


Hours: Monday - Thursday: 3 pm-11 pm; Fri/Sat: 3 pm-1 am

Mayor: Excalibur123 (38) | Taps: 5-8 | Bottles: 4-8

Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Dark Horse Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale 95, Jupiler 9, Dark Horse Maple Bourbon Reserve Special Black Bier , Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial Stout 100, La Pirata Black Storms 95, Ugly Duck Simcoe & Chinook IPA 89, Dark Horse Scary Jesus Rockstar 90, Dark Horse Joe & Wiggs Nuptiale , Hoppiní Frog Hoppin to Heaven IPA 97, Dark Horse Rod 88, Dark Horse Bourbon Cocoa Nibbler Cream Stout , Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA 95, Dark Horse Reserve Special Black Ale 99, Hop Valley Alphadelic IPA 94, Hop Valley Citrus Mistress 98, Dark Horse 3 Guy Off the Scale Old Ale 98, BrewDog Dead Pony Pale Ale 91, De la Senne Jambe-de-Bois 94, Naparbier Pumpkin Tzar 97, Dark Horse Plead the 5th Imperial Stout 100
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112 reviews for Dark Horse Brewing Company
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  76%
 Selection  74%
 Food  76%
 Value  78%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (797) Columbus, Ohio | July 31, 2012
(Visited 02/2012): Dark Horse is located on the south side of Marshall a few miles from I-69. They have a decent-sized private lot shared between the brewpub and store. The inside features a bar right by the entrance and table seating past that, all the way to an enclosed patio. The most immediately striking feature is the collection of mugs hanging overhead throughout the entire space, all of them uniquely identified. Dark Horse has around 8 of their beers available on draught and offers samples (in a plastic cup). On my visit they had several of the more common beers on tap plus a couple I donít see as often, like Double Crooked Tree and Whatís Up With The Monkey Blueberry Ale. All of the beers are solid. Service was decent on a slow weekday afternoon. The bartender was our server and was friendly enough. Food at Dark Horse consists mainly of pub grub. My colleague and I got sandwiches and they were decent. Overall this is a worthwhile stop to try some Dark Horse beers.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | August 2, 2010
The brewpub is basically a relatively small extension to the brewing facility. 2 main sections with a airy, more lighted area with regular tables and chairs down a small flight of stairs and the bar area, dominated by its hundreds of different beer mugs hanging from ceiling and walls. Pretty cool to see, but not particularly beautiful. Around 8 beers were on tap during our visit including the special purpose bourbon plead the 5th. Otherwise, the list consisted of many regulars from their lineup. Do not come expecting to load up on rarities or an all-stout menu. The service was efficient considering how RBSG bus filled the place all of a sudden. Iím glad I visited as itís a great brewery, but itís not a place Iíd go to very frequently unless I lived less than an hour away.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (611) Toronto, Ontario | August 6, 2009
Worth the stop if you are passing nearby because of the beer. Some experiments here, and they tasted very good. A bit hard to find, you need a to print a map and then look around, signs would be great. A little place, that at night gets buzy, bottles are sold next store at a regular store. I am told the food is good. Staff were very friendly, its like you really are in a small safe town. Middle America. Thousands of very tastefully made ceramic mugs hanging from the ceiling for "club members" who have visited frequently. There were a half dozen on tap, and served perfect.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Drake  (606) Free Union, Virginia | July 26, 2010
Warning... This may be a bit of a homeristic review. I donít live anywhere near here but this is my second favorite brewery in the world, so this equates to a beer mecca for me. I missed the bus here from RBSG as I just needed more sleep, but I scrapped my planned trip to Shorts just to make sure I made it here. The atmosphere is low-key and locals oriented. The place is not fancy, and is lined with odd pieces of decor all over the place. The ceiling and walls are lined with the mugs of mug club members. I noticed there were somewhere around 2400 of them. The food was a little disappointing, and I merely picked at it. The patrons seemed to be a combination of locals indulging in their mug club membership and fellow beer travelers like me. Gina the bartender was in charge of the bar and all of the tables, and worked really hard while still being very nice, and cute, and giving great service. They do offer tasters but are iffy about giving tasters of all of the smaller batches. The beer was excellent. There is a merchandise/homebrew store/skateboard shop across the parking lot which was closed, but they were happy to let me in to make purchases. They met my expectations and more, and be sure to heed the warning above when I tell you that you have to stop here.
Tmoney99  (517) Cincinnati, Ohio | September 30, 2005
Easy to locate and plenty of parking. Service was freindly and she let me order samples of the seven brews on tap. Very good brews and interseting pub. Sunday hours now and the place started to fill as the football games started. Well worth the visit and nice package store directly next door.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34  (490) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
Out in the middle of no-where Michigan its a quit hop off 94 traveling to our from Detroit. A total small town locale, the pub itself has that small town feel too. The customers seem to be all regulars that know each other and the walls are decorated with what appears to be memorabilia that the customers put up themselves. The best part is the mugs that hand all over the wall and ceiling. Each is different and numbered for all the people that one. The Mug Club seems worthwhile...The beer list is displayed on each table with a plastic menu, each beer that is available has an X next to it. I was supremely disappointed in the beers available as all they had were regulars that I can get at any half decent store in Chicago...The service was good, they were nice and rushed us through our meal as we told them we were in a hurry. The food was pretty decent. Lots of people raved about the pizza but they were average at best. With the limited tap list, despite the easy free-way access, this is not a place I would venture again.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla  (425) Minneapolis, Minnesota | December 19, 2009| Updated August 3, 2010
I have stopped by here a couple times, but never rated it so I figured why not? I love the atmosphere here, with the mugs all over the ceiling and always at least a few people enjoying a Dark Horse beer. All you will find here are Dark Horse beers, but that is not a bad thing! Has a decent menu selection, but donít expect good service, especially if it is full! Definitely worth a stop if you are passing by on I94 or I69 and have plenty of time.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen  (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | November 29, 2011
The big let down here was that they didnít have sampler trays and we were discouraged from buying half pints ("itís only $.50 more to get a pint") I really wanted to try the whole lineup, so it was a letdown that we had to choose. I did love the rural feel to the bar and the mugs overhead but fuck man, get some taster trays!
Terminus  (343) St. Louis, Missouri | July 5, 2006
very friendly local microbrewery that i could see myself making regular trips there if i lived in the area. friendly wait staff and a very downhome feeling in the bar. When i was there, they didnít have anything speical on tap other than the great special black bier, which was fantastic. I was hoping for some of the stouts, but i guess i will have to wait till winter time.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
msante79  (342) Mount Prospect, Illinois | November 14, 2009
Stopped in today on way from Detroit to Chicago. Located in nice quite town. Shares building with party store and there is a tattoo palor and the Dark Horse general store across the parking lot. Small little tap room with the entire ceiling covered with mug club mugs each numbered and personalized. About 10 tables and a small bar with about 10 stools. Only 9 beers on tap and 7 of them can be found in bottles at most quality beers stores. Had the brown ale which was pretty good. Had the Beef and Blue sandwich which was pretty damn tasty. Prices were reasonable. $11 for pint and sandwich with comes with chips. Really chill and relaxed vibe. They only had one girl running the whole show and she was doing a pretty good job. The general store was really cool as they had a bunch of home brew supplies and a bunch of different clothing for sale. Picked up a pint glass. With more breweries would have stores like this. They also had a large beer garden with a stage so it looks like they can throw a pretty good party if they wanted to. Only minor issue was I wish they more brewery only brews available but this is is still an awesome little place and is definitely worth a road trip.

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