Been here twice. Was pretty disappointed with my meal both times. Service was really bad the first time but good the second time. Beer quality is slightly above average and you can also get Jolly Pumpkin bottles if you want. I probably won’t be back here since there are many other places I enjoy more in AA.
Stopped in for beer and dinner. The place has expanded since my last visit a few years ago. It’s now half bar and half restaurant. Had the BBQ plate, ribs, pulled pork, brisket- was pretty good. In terms of BBQ in a beer place I put this ahead of RUB on state and Red Rock is better.
As far as beer, six on tap, really good session IPA, good porter, a nice oatmeal saison, ok pilsner and bock, and a poor IPA not sure what happened to the last one because the session IPA was quite good. Nice stop in on the Washington ave beer tour of Arbor, Grizzley Peak, and Blue Tractor within 2 blocks.
They do not fill growlers that are not their own!! That is bull crap. it is a simple business idea, SELL YOUR PRODUCT WHENEVER AND TO WHOEVER YOU CAN!!!!! It is not like they make great money on selling their glass growlers, it is only $2 more than a refill!!! It is $14 for a refill and $16 for a growler full of beer.
The Blue Tractor considers itself a BBQ place, but the BBQ here is really nothing special. The beer is not bad, and they do have solid staples. I used to love the Tractor Burger, but they went and changed it. Still a good burger, just not as good as before.
If you love BBQ, I can’t recommend the pulled pork. But the sauces are solid. Overall, I like the atmosphere and the expansion into the old Cafe Habana. They do sell Jolly Pumpkin and North Peak beers in addition to their own, so there’s a decent variety.
I wasn’t expecting this place to be too great, but I was pleasantly surprised. I tried the sample tray, which included 6 different beers. The beers were pretty decent for a brewpub, a lot better than I was expecting. I really enjoyed that bbq here, and my dad was a big fan of all the tractor parts that decorated the walls
deyholla (646) Minneapolis, Minnesota | April 28, 2012| Updated September 8, 2013
Another Ann Arbor brewpub with solid food. Six taps with two that rotate and solid beer. They are in the process of expanding. Service has always been good and everything is fairly priced. A few tvs if you want to catch the game.
A buddy and I stopped in here to taste a few beers back when they opened. At the time, the atmosphere seemed overwhelming and the beers all taste like chlorine, but I’ve since tried a few others and thought them to be alright. Still, I felt out of place in a an "upscale" barbeque joint, which is an paradox if I’ve ever heard one.
Couldn’t disagree more with the general sentiment about the beers at this place. Thought everything I tried was well-made and very tasty. Didn’t get the barbecue but my chicken Cobb salad was just fine with me. Not a stop to be overlooked in Ann Arbor.
I was a little hesitant about this place given prior ratings (and even skipped it on a past trip to AA), but this turned out to be a great place. They have about 6 regulars on tap and 3 seasonals. I got to try 4 of them, the regular IPA, a seasonal single-hopped IPA, oatmeal stout, and the regular pilsener. All were quite excellent. The food is great too (I had the pulled pork sandwich - very tasty!!). The only thing I didn’t like is they have a cold strip for keeping your beer cold but it freezes the run off from the pour. A small point though. Overall, a fantastic stop. The beer is great, the food is great. Stop here in addition to the other great AA brewpubs. I can’t wait to be back!
Kind of a cozy, dark wooden place once you get inside. Service was good. I had a very reasonably priced six-beer sampler first, which let me taste everything on tap. The beers ranged from average to good. Had the Carolina pulled pork plate for dinner. Food was decent, but the sauces were great. The smoked chicken and sweet corn chowder was very good as well. I’d usually prefer Jolly Pumpkin or Arbor Brewing, but this isn’t a bad option by any means.