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Beer Available At Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery - Ann Arbor (arranged by most recent)
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales Chestnut Porter , Jolly Pumpkin #47 Thai Basil , Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales Smoked Lager , Jolly Pumpkin Main St. Dubbel , North Peak Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPA 96, Jolly Pumpkin Weizen Bam 97, Jolly Pumpkin Bam Noire 93, Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial 98, Jolly Pumpkin Baudelaire Beer iO Saison 99, North Peak Blitzen Festivus Ale 71, Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza 98, Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza 99, North Peak Darkangel Cherry Porter 39, Jolly Pumpkin La Roja 99, Jolly Pumpkin Fuego del Otono (Autumn Fire) 98, Tortuga Ale Company Chocolate Stout 77, Jolly Pumpkin Project Greenleaf Hipahipa , Jolly Pumpkin Tamicon 5 , Jolly Pumpkin Golden Manatee Belipago 46, North Peak Vicious American Wheat IPA 76
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groggu (12) Ann Arbor, Michigan | February 7, 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 (87) Capital City, Ohio | February 6, 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
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.
AtlAggie (20) Atlanta, Georgia | January 24, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited on a busy, cold January evening. Nice place, good atmosphere. Had dinner at a table, then moved to the bar to keep sampling. Had a solid list of JP beers on draft, and many available in the bottles (both to drink there and to take to go). Food menu a step beyond normal pub fare, although they have standards like burgers and pizza. Service was good and attentive--only gripe was they brought the check before I was actually done ordering. Donít like being rushed off a table, although I understand places get busy. Still, well worth a visit if youíre in the area.
MikeF (204) Cleveland, Ohio | January 18, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Very classy old style bar with lots of hardwood. Good servers with reasonable beer knowledge. They have a few of the JP brews on draft as well as a few other great regional beers. The food is very eclectic from vegan to hardcore bbq. All that we had was very good. The burger and pork shoulder sandwich were especially tasty.
punkrkr27 (24) Berkley, Michigan | January 18, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Went for the Perseguidor 5 release. The cafe itself has a nice upscale pub feel to it with plenty of seating. Even on probably one of their busiest days ever, we only had to wait about 15 minutes to get a table. The beer selection isnít huge but you can get pretty much all of the standard JP beers in bottles (you can buy them to go too), and seasonals and specials on tap. The service was quick and friendly, again surprising considering how busy it was when we were there. The food is a little pricey, but well worth it. Itís not just typical pub grub but 4 star gourmet offerings.
flatmatt (57) Ann Arbor, Michigan | January 15, 2010| Updated March 9, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Went in for dinner around 8:30 tonight. There were five of us, so they didnít have a table downstairs for a while, but we took a table upstairs while we waited and had our first beer and an appetizer (high quality truffled potato chips with even better herb aioli) up there. Once we moved downstairs, we were able to order our main courses. The pizza I had was quite good, and of course the beer is spectacular. Great place!
Update: Decided my initial score was too low. Also of note, theyíve also now started serving the full menu upstairs, so service goes up a point.
SrSilligoose (248) pouring bus, New Brunswick | January 3, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Went here new years eve for dinner. Service was good. food arrived extremely quickly. Food was good, not great, but we didnít try anything from their special dinner menu, as we werenít terribly hungry. Ron Jeffries was walking around and chatting with people. I didnít talk with him, but he seemed to care what people thought about the place. They had some beers available which werenít part of their regular lineup. Definitely worth stopping by if you are in ann arbor.
miketd (124) Cleveland, Ohio | January 3, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Pub located in a strip of stores right in downtown Ann Arbor. Parking was a bit difficult and had to walk a few blocks, but no big deal. Average size bar with good amount of seating in the main area. Also had an upstairs bar. Had appetizers and they were average. Service was good with friendly waiters. Nice beer selection with a few JP selections Iíve never heard of. Also had on draft selections and bottles of a different brand brewed by the JP guys, but I forget the name. Nice place and a great addition to the area.
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