I live in MI so Kuhnhenn is a regular brewery I frequent. The beer is as legit as it gets. The ambiance is fun and inviting. As you walk in, there is open high top tables that encompass the entire bar.
Donít bother with food here because it is all about the beer.
Overall, there is a reason the brewery is rated in the top 11 breweries in the world.
I see how people say hit or miss. Had some waitress make sure we cash out before her shift ended (even though she left nearly an hour later) just so she wouldnít lose the tip. Once we payed, she proceeded to essentially ignore us.
Otherwise: Food isnít great. Decent chicken wings (no ranch or blue cheese available at all), everything else is obviously frozen Meijer products popped in the oven. Complementary popcorn is nice (although, the long, kinky black hair I found in mine was a downer).
Beer selection is broad, though the wine selection is about 5x broader. They play to the seasonals, so donít go in the summer if youíre a bitter beer fan (as in, only one stout). Prices are pretty good, although they place limits on the high alcohol content beers (I had a waitress tell me this is generally depending on how tipsy a customer feels) and the samples (you pay for) come in little plastic cups.
Decent place, but, Iíd recommend Dragonmeade Brewery down the street for a better experience overall.
I visited Kuhnhenn on the date of their tenth anniversary. It was packed but we were still able to find an open table. Unfortunately the cookout food was gone by 4pm. They had many beers to choose from when I was there, however i hear that that is not usually the case. Sometimes my friends will go there and say that they donít have any beers to go, and very very few on tap even. As they are a smaller brewery I will let this slide as they probably canít accurately judge when they will be running out of things. The downside of this place has to be the cost. The beers are great, but the Raspberry Eisbock is $13 for a 6oz bottle. I would highly recommend the Solar Eclipse, it is a 19% stout, and a 12oz bottle will run you $7. I will be back for sure.
Great beer, if you can get a server. I have been coming here for a few years now and the service seems to get worse every time, usually I’m waiting anywhere between 10-20 minutes with an empty glass when they’re not even busy.
Of course, the beers are great, the relationship between the brewery and the brewers guild from the BOP is really cool. Depending on whats on tap youíll be pretty to very happy with the selection. FZood is variable as their basic menu is sometimes complemented by excellent specials. If youíre in the area itís a cant miss. If youíre not in the area, stop by for festivities.
Itís beer and peace, a hopping heaven. It feels like home to Europeans minus the smoke. Service is superior ask for Adam Rocca service can only equate his. Excellent ever changing selections they are truly the Jediís of brewing. You can brew your own beer too! Food is gourmet cheese, meats and crackers, matched with free popcorn. Play a game of Euchre and cherish an exceptional brew.
These guys make good beers, but the selection is inconsistent. They are often out of their signature tap Looney Kuhnie. Most of their beers are high ABV, so watch out for law enforcement. THey need some lower ABV, daily drinkers on the menu. That said, the double IPA is awesome. A couple of the barmaids seem rather disinterested, maybe even aloof, a couple are just great. Mary (?) is the tops.
Visited Kuhnhenn's for the first time for Winter Solstice so (potentially) a bad day to rate them. Ambiance is basic, although I did enjoy seeing their various medals hanging from the rafters. Service was understandably rough considering the day but they did a great job bringing in additional (good) people to help... the keg of water was a nice touch too! Tap selection was adequate to good with only a few bottles for sale already sold out. I hope to come back on a 'normal' night to enjoy some fellowship!
Been a few times now and if you want interesting high gravity beers...this is your place. They also had other beers that also were not of the high gravity variety, that were also quite good. They allowed a few people I was with a few free samples of different beers, which is always appreciated. Will definitely come back again, even though it is quite a hike for me.
Kuhnhennís is a very interesting place to review. My friends and I have been going here and brewing there for quite some time, so I have seen it in various stages of its life.
The atmosphere is pretty cool since they revamped the inside quite a bit. The bar is in the middle with medals above it showing how good their brews are. Some brewing equipment is off to the sides and there is seating all around. You can always smell the mash or different beers being brewed in there.
Their quality, to me, varies quite a bit. They make some absolutely world class brews (imperial creme bruele java stout, BB Barleywine, etc.) to stuff that I have zero clue why people enjoy it so much (Winter Lager, Simcoe Silly, etc.). All in all though, they ALWAYS have something good on tap, and quite a few taps to boot.
Service is an easy one to discuss here: it is terrible. Unless you know the servers personally, it pretty much sucks most of the time. I wonít go in to details, but there have been multiple instances where I almost swore Iíd never go back. But once you realize that all you need is their beer and not a friendly chat, youíre good.
Selection is great as they always have something good on tap, even if thereís a few duds in there.
Food is pretty good when they have it form Dan the BBQ Man, but that is not always.
The cost of the places is very good as they never overcharge for their stuff (other than their rare bottle releases).
Overall, I like going to Kuhnhennís as long as I know what I am in for. All hail wassail!!!