Visited on a Friday afternoon for some beers. Their building was really nice, as it was a huge brewery with a nice little tap room. I think the sampler was 14 beers, and most were good to very good. The exception for me was the Celis Raspberry beer (which I guess they brew for Celis) which was pretty bad, although you have to know that Iím not a fan of raspberry beers in general. The service was pretty good, as we talked them into giving us a tour and our friend talked them into giving us some lowfills of their outstanding Pumpkin Ale. The taproom even had free peanuts and a couple playing music and singing that were actually good (even if they did "Hey There, Delilah"). Anyone traveling from Detroit to Lansing or vice versa should make a stop.
Went here before U2ís East Lansing show. The High Seas IPA, the Grand Cru, and the chocolatly Imperial stout were all fantastic. The wet bean burrito special for $5.99 was excellent. The Bad Ass Kid Rock crap looks like a misadventure in teeny bopper marketing. MBC doesnít need this overrated d-bag to promote their version of Bud Light - will Ted Nugent be promoting a wild game version of Mich Ultra next? Anyway, moronic marketing aside, canít wait until MBC opens the Fenton Fire hall!
Another 2004 rating thatís not on this site. Either I entered it on Pubcrawler only, or it got "lost." Definitely a beer loverís paradise! Theyíre located in an unlikely spot, just behind a gas station off the Interstate (before their move to new digs on the other side of the exit), but folks were coming in well before the opening time of noon Sunday waiting for the taps to start. They had 12 taps running, so we shared a sampler platter. A barrel of peanuts provided the snacks, and you canít beat the ambience of tossing your shells on the floor. The management couldnít do enough for us beer geeks, even bringing us 4 bottled beers that werenít on tap. As expected, the Celis were best of the lot, except for the Raspberry. Their seasonal Pumpkin Ale was great, too. Only had their delicious chili to eat, prepared right in the brewhaus (which we were given a tour of).
trayns (23) Beverly Hills, Michigan | February 13, 2009
Easily accessible fright off of 96. Good selection, and cheap prices, of all of their brews. Nice fridge with home-brewing supplies. Cheap prices on growlers, IPA is grear. Free wi-fi, did not try to food. No frills place, good beer, cheap prices. Grab your beer and go.
MBC continues to grow and their beer is very good. This location feels more like an industrial complex, but itís big and they have a full homebrew store attached to the bar. Great selection of beers, they push the envelope with their styles. Good stuff.
Surprisingly difficult to find but worth the quick visit - we stopped in after the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Fest 2005. The garden was open to all and sundry with a buffet laid out and dogs and corn for whoever wanted as well as a few beers on freepour. Definitely nice people, decent beers and fine food. I hope Iíll have opportunity to return someday to sample more of thei hospitality.
Stopped in here when passing through, this place looks like a large manufacturing facility (which it is) with a pub/restaurant attached, there is a patio area to sit outside and enjoy your beer, in the pub, there are coolers with sixers and singles bottles of beer, the bomber bottles had no labels, and there was a sign with the prices of the beer including the Imperial Stout but I could not find any bottles that looked like there were filled with a dark, black beer, I asked is there were any bottles of Impy Stout available and the guy behind the counter said the Impys were kept in back, so, if you do not see Impys in the coolers, ask them to get you some, he brought me my Impy, and away I went very happy with my Michigan brewing Impy. Attached to the pub is a museum like room with brewery artifacts, etc., nice place, wish I had more time to stop in and stay awhile.
The final stop on a Michigan beer tour for my friend and I. Enormous operation that not only brews beer but offers all the ingredients to do your own. Nothing exciting about the decor. The place had just opened for the day when we arrived so it was quiet. The food was decent but I donít think itís trying to be a restaurant either. The Peninsula Porter was fantastic as was the nut brown ale. If youíre in the area, stop in for a try.
Easy to see location directly off exit of highway with a service station next door. Clean tap room with a bar for 10 and tables for larger groups. Smoking indoor in a seperate room with tables and cooler for take out beers. Service was freindly and offered 12 tap sampler four at a time to let me sample. Good freindly crowd. Good beer selection with 4 Celis brews on tap. Limited soup menu and peanuts to fill the space. Interesting and fun location.
Located right off I-96, tucked away behind an enormous gas station, this is a nice little place to visit. They had 12 beers on tap, including a handful of seasonals and almost all of their regular offerings. The beers range from light ales for the Budweiser fan (Hamtramck Beer) to the most potent offering, Celis Grand Cru. Otherwise the offerings are pretty typical- a porter, a stout, an IPA, a pale ale, etc. Prices are pretty typical for Michigan. I didnít order food but they do offer a few items to munch on as indicated on their small menu. The brewpub is decorated by coasters from breweries across the country and beyond and fit the small town mold nicely. Seating is rather limited- a few barstools and a handful of tables. Next to and behind the brewpub is the brewing area, which seemed fairly substantial although theyíre moving to a new, larger location nearby. Darts are available in this area, and there is also a large cooler set-up offering all of their bottled offerings as singles or in six-packs (including mix-and-match). Some beers were even available in 32-ounce plastic bottles. MBC makes it easy to pick up their beers in a variety of forms. The bartender and manager were friendly and attentive. Worth another visit.