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Beer Available At Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery - Ann Arbor (arranged by most recent)
North Peak Vicious American Wheat IPA 76, Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura 97, Jolly Pumpkin La Roja Grand Reserve 99, Tortuga Ale Company Chocolate Stout 78, Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza 99, Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere 97, Jolly Pumpkin Citrouille Bizarre , Jolly Pumpkin Bam Noire 93, Jolly Pumpkin Golden Manatee Belipago 44, Jolly Pumpkin Sobrehumano Palena íOle 99, Jolly Pumpkin Pumpkin Hop , Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza 98, Jolly Pumpkin De Viento 95, Jolly Pumpkin/NÝgne ō/Stone Collababeire Special Holiday Ale 97, Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga (The Firefly) 99, Jolly Pumpkin Fuego del Otono (Autumn Fire) 98, Jolly Pumpkin Diabolikale , Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus 82, St. Louis Framboise 80, Jolly Pumpkin Lupulo de Hielo 98
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revoke (12) Michigan | April 30, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Wow! My new Ann Arbor favorite. If you like Belgian-styles, sours, and other not-your-typical-beer beers, then stop in at the Jolly Pumpkin. For one thing, the non-standard craft beer selection scares a lot of people away, so itís never crowded. Itís not the cheapest bar (around $5 for a draft) and some might consider the vibe too trendy or pretentious. But donít let looks fool you. Jolly Pumpkin ales have some real character to the them. They have a nice rotating selection. You can get any of their beers in bottles or growlers to go. The bartender is also a character and knows her beer (had the same one every time Iíve been). If I was a barfly, I think I could live here. Itís quiet, relaxed, has great service, and top-notch beer. Whatís not to like? In addition, their food is not run-of-mill either. The pizzas manage to differentiate themselves (which is hard to do with pizza) and the cheese, meat, and bread sampler platter is unique and pairs well with their selection of craft beer. Rumor has it they are going to start making spirits as well. Would have rated them higher overall if it wasnít for the limited selection... not that that is bad thing. I love this brewpub.
CountingDown (9) Harrisburg, Pennsylvania | March 26, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Iím a big fan of sours, so JP is right up my alley. Walked in, took a seat at the bar and was served immediately. Bartender was great and knowledgeable. Paintings (or reproductions of the paintings) used for the bottle lables are hanging throughout which was cool. I got the Carnivore pizza which was also very good.
Great place. Canít wait to visit again.
Tmoney99 (366) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 22, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Easy to find location during 4 brew operations within 4 blocks visit. Nice clean location with two levels. I went upstairs and sat at he bar. Same good selection with tap only brews from JP. Did not have a chance to eat. I will try again when in area for summer fest.
brentfeesh (80) Gadsden, Alabama | March 12, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Went after dinner during a business trip. Not very crowded on a Monday night and I went to the upstairs bar as opposed to down stairs. Reasonable decor that my friend told me is very similar to the previous restaurant that was there. The bar tender upstairs was initially cold and uninterested in us or our needs but after she discovered that we were there for the long haul and were interested in beer she warmed up. Did not have any food but the burgers looked great. A nice selection of JP beers on tap and in bottle. No guest tap s that I recall but thatís not what I was there for. A good time and a nice addition to the beer scene in Ann Arbor.
masonjer (15) Holt, Michigan | March 5, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
I love this place. Their food is really good. Always have a few jolly pumpkin beers on as well as some brews beered there. Nice little place in downtown ann arbor. Did I say their food was really good?
BeerBaron617 (25) Royal Oak, Michigan | March 3, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
I went here with MereLikesBeer as part of our mini beer tour of K-zoo, and Ann Arbor. We had already been to the brewery in Dexter, which was cute, but disappointing.
So we decided this had to be better. Which it was! The place is very nicely decorated, and the ambiance was great. Our waitress was quirky, and seemed to have a pretty good knowledge of the beers they offered, to include the rotating taps. We only had one app, the fried tofu, lol. which actually wasnít terrible. As always, the beer was incredible. I would definitely go back to this place, and recommend it to any beer lover traveling on their way to western Michigan. Cheers!
crizay (128) Brook Park , Ohio | February 9, 2010| Updated March 15, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
P5 release. Kind of a weird day to go on a Sunday with a ton of people there but seating didnít seem like an issue. Service was slow but it was a bad day so no knocking them for that. Pizza was pretty good, beers were solid with other offerings other than just standard JP stuff. Nice upstairs area with what looked to be an outdoor patio outside for the summer. Iíd definitely go back.
groggu (12) Ann Arbor, Michigan | February 7, 2010| Updated March 15, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
JP is the new kid on the block and specializes in sour ales. The food is better than average, but the beer selection is a little thin unless you favor sour profiles. Iím sure this place will mature into a great pub in time.
JaBier (69) Capital City, Ohio | February 6, 2010| Updated March 15, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
2nd stop on the Michigan trip on 1/29/10. Cool little bar with more of a restuarant feel in the upstairs level. Place was packed. Bartender wasnít the friendliest guy ever, but was attentive. Decent beer selection with Bog Beast (on cask) and Maracaibo Especial as the seasonals. Also had some brews that are not JP, but none of them were terribly exciting. Made this a quick stop, so we didnít bother with food. Cool place in a cool little city though (and thatís coming from a Buckeye fan).
steebo777 (7) Michigan | January 29, 2010| Updated March 15, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
My fiance and I hit up JP Cafe last weekend for the first time. I have only been a JP fan for the past few months mainly due to my pallet changing towards sour ales. When this opened I was pretty excited as I have some family in the Ann Arbor area and always like a trip to downtown AA.
The atmosphere in the cafe is PERFECT. From the outside the cafe fits in perfect to the Main Street vibe, then when you walk in you know it is Jolly Pumpkin. The chandeliers are wicked cool looking, the art on the walls and overall vibe on the inside is perfect.
The JP brews always have quality associated with them. I may not like all of them, but they are always spot on. I had two glasses of the special brown ale and loved it. My fiance had a glass of the hard cider then Bam Biere and liked both.
Service was outstanding. This isnít just another brew pub, they are going for class with this. Our server was very helpful and made sure we were happy all the time.
Selection was pretty disappointing. They had a total of four JP brews on tap, and two of those were variations of the Bam series. I was expecting at least 6 of their brews for some reason. They did have a few others from other breweries (North Peak and others).
Holy crap the food was wicked good! I had the JP burger and highly recommend it. One of the best I have ever had. My fiance got the grilled cheese and truffled fries, which were both damn tasty as well.
Overall this place is great. Everything is pretty pricey, but you know it when you walk in. I definitely recommend it for anyone within an hour of it.
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