Odd Side Ales | Grand Haven, Michigan
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Odd Side Ales
Excellent based on 20 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

41 Washington Avenue
Grand Haven, Michigan United States 49417 [ print map ]
616 935 7326


Hours: M-W 2pm-10pm, Th 2pm-11pm, F-Sa 2pm-12am, Su 1-8pm

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Odd Side Ales

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Beer Available At Odd Side Ales (arranged by most recent)
Odd Side Ales CPA 95, Odd Side Ales Chocolade Koffie Stout 94, Odd Side Ales Oakly Doakly , Odd Side Ales Hop Gobbler 65, Odd Side Ales Bean Flicker Coffee Blonde 95, Odd Side Ales Morning Wood 97, Odd Side Ales Simcoe Sensation 88, Odd Side Ales Guano Crazy , Odd Side Ales Derelicte Pineapple IPA 87, Odd Side Ales Oh, Me So Hoppy To Wheat You 89, Odd Side Ales Java Chip Mint Stout 97, Odd Side Ales Mayan Mocha Stout 96, Odd Side Ales The Conversationalist , Odd Side Ales Bourbon Barrel Imperial Brown , Odd Side Ales Bourbon Barrel Aged Mayan Mocha 99, Odd Side Ales Bloody Orange Wheat , Odd Side Ales Realignment Ale , Odd Side Ales Fussy , Odd Side Ales Fat Bottom IPA , Odd Side Ales Mama’s Milk
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20 reviews for Odd Side Ales
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  86%
 Selection  83%
 Food  30%
 Value  79%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (550) Denver, Colorado | May 22, 2012
This is a chill little brewery tucked away in a brick building near the river. Beer selection is a little quirky with interesting stuff. I had a tasty pineapple IPA. There is no real food available, just some chips. They have a load of different mugs adorning the back wall perhaps for regulars. They also seem to have an affinity for the mythical jackalope which reminded me of back in TN. Cool place.
Tmoney99  (376) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 8, 2010
In area for business and did a tour of Holland to Spring Lake to Grand Rapids. This is easy to find with good parking even during tourist gatherings. On first floor of old factory building downtown. Bar on left with hooks and mugs on wall with tables on the right. Very freindly staff with no written knowledge of full names, styles or ABV. Selection of beers is good and taste was complex and good. Snacks can be purchased on site or food can be carried in. Enjoyed the visit and will return when in Grand Rapids for RBSG.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla  (262) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | April 27, 2012
This place definitely surprised me! In some sort of old building with other shops. It has a nice ambiance for a small space. It has a good number of highly rotating good to very good beers. No food when I visited. Very reasonably priced with samplers.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
esjaygee  (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | October 29, 2010
I stumbled upon this place one day on ratebeer and I’m very glad I did. It’s tucked inside an old building they’ve turned into a mall. You could easily walk by the building and not even know there was a brewpub in there as advertising on the outside was scarce. That’s a shame, as there are probably people who would have a pint or two if they knew it was there. They don’t offer food, but bring food in from anywhere to enjoy with your beer. Lots of wood a few dartboards and the staple of the small brewpub – a stack of games. The bartender was friendly & knowledgeable and the tap list truly represents, as there were many “odd” offerings. But that’s the way I like it. Anyone can make a brown ale or stout, these guy had a peanut butter cup stout and an orange stout on tap, plus a barrel aged smoked porter… and two apple beers, several IPAs, plus a handful of other oddities. They had 14 beers on tap the day I visited, I couldn’t even try them all. Rarely does a brewpub exceed my expectations – but this one did. All the beers were fresh, most of them very good. I look forward to visiting here when in the area, and will even make it a focal point of the trip – it’s that good and fits my odd persona to a “T”.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine  (233) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 18, 2013
Stopped up to check this place out while back home in Kalamazoo, and am very glad I did. The ambiance is nice, and the bartender was great. No food yet, although you can bring your own in, and they have chips and popcorn. Value is good too. Definitely worth the trip.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
mikem409  (181) bloomfield, Michigan | May 27, 2012
Amazing little brewerie small and might can’t wait for the production facility to open
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
KPD  (165) Michigan | June 24, 2012| Updated February 26, 2013
Visited on a summer Saturday. Comfortable space, 6 beers on tap, an excellent session ipa, a good amber, an ok different ipa, a Mayan coffee stout with a huge cinnamon aftertaste, a blue berry chick beer clean, and a Belgian dubbel that was ummm tart. I left very underwhelmed.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
miketd  (124) Cleveland, Ohio | August 11, 2012| Updated February 18, 2013
Cool place, located in a small shopping mall. pretty big with plenty of seating. Service was good, if a little indifferent. Beer was very good to bad, but they do try a lot of different flavor mixes and most of them are session friendly... that’s a plus. I liked the Peach Tea Blonde and Citra IPA; the Weed Party IPA and Watermelon wheat were ok; the Imperial Coffee and Orange Creme Stout were bad. I think this place is a lot like Short’s, A lot of misses, a few hits but always swingin’ for the fence. Also heard they will be increasing production soon. Not sure if that is a good or bad thing.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield  (106) Roseville, Minnesota | July 25, 2012
This was good. The brewery produces a lot of heat and smell, so once they relocate that the pub will be better. But it was family friend, with lots of board games, big tables, a small patio, and friendly service. The beer selection has taken a hit, they said--good demand for their beer, they’ve been unable to keep up for the pub. But they still had 7 beers on tap. Interesting offerings but not mind blowing--what was cool was that all seven were a bit odd in concept. And Grand Haven is great--lovely town. I had a rocking bratwurst...the bar lets you bring in food, so it worked out well for my family.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
MrBunn  (85) The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania | June 9, 2011| Updated December 26, 2011
So I kinda stumbled on this place... no, not drunk, but it was an accident to find it. I stopped in with the wife while in MI visiting family and was really jazzed up to see some of the cool stuff that Odd Side is making. I was bummed that the website was a bit behind and they didn’t have a peanut butter cup stout or a passionfruit pale anymore, but I did get to try some really unique and excellently made beer. It’s a little like the guy next door went wild with homebrew and it mostly works and you get to try it all. I think they had 16 taps plus a soda, sold growlers ($5 for glass and 13.50 for regular brews, 20 for specials if memory serves.) Food was abysmal... just a few bags of popcorn, chips, etc, but I didn’t really go there to eat. The service was excellent and I chatted with the barman for a bit. This will definitely make trips to MI more exciting... Future trips have shown that this place is for real. I bumped up ratings for ambiance (seems better now that it’s busier), service and selection. This place is getting even better and will be something I look forward to during my trips to MI.

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