punkrkr27 (24) Berkley, Michigan | June 30, 2006| Updated April 10, 2007
Place doesn’t look like much. It’s an old converted hardware store and the decor is pretty spartan. Pretty much typical bar snacks but with a nice little selection of cheeses. The beer, well, if you are on this site than you already know that it speaks for itself.
This is one of the most facinating establishments I have been to. This former hardware store that served homebrew equipment, and still does. A long bar that they plan to double. Very easy going on snacks, and free fresh popcorn. People from everyone in Detroit, all walks of life. The parents of the brewmaster brothers, who have been experimenting for more than 20 years, were serving. After a spotaneous tour, the parents who sailed to a second place finish in my hometown regatta, popped open a raspberry eisbock for the heck of it. It was very low carbonated, and I enjoyed it better than the more normal bottle I had in 2005. It was shared among all the middle-aged drinkers in my corner of the bar.
Oh, and the beer alone was worth a 4-hour drive. They brew a world-beating root beer for a taste change up, with honey. They allow a few people to brew small batches in a deal that splits the results 50/50 and then they can bottle it with the Kuhnhenn name on it. I got the only bottle available on this.
A must trip.
JCW (152) Cincinnati, Ohio | February 5, 2006| Updated August 23, 2008
Pretty much a dump inside, boxes stacked every where, bathroom that reminded my of a gas station, but this brewpub is probably where I’d hang out if I lived close. Fantastic selection of Kuhnhenn beers, attentive service. Comfortable surrounding, very unpretentious. Didn’t get a chance to eat there, but what I saw looked typical for a brewpub.
This is a hell of a place to try with very well made micro/craft beers. Always lots of taps of their own big beers. Open format will easy visual access to the brewing area. The food is limited to snacks/munchies, but the beer makes it worth the visit. Before you go do your homework as some of their beers (Rasp. Eisbock) are cheaper retail than at the brewery.
Stopped her after lunch on a Monday. Easy to find location on corner with good parking. Nice bar area that is open to brewing operation. Very good freindly service partly due to the fact I was the only person there that time of day. Had the sampler and it was well presented and well explained. No Raspberry Eisbock on sampler,but did buy a good supply to take with me. Did not eat due timing of visit but did review the pub style menu and looked good. Well worth the visit.
I’m just beginning to drink beer from small breweries and the like. I love Kuhnhenn’s. I go here a couple times a month. I am trying to get my friends involved in tasting beers. I think the owners even have a shop next door where you can buy your own beermaking equipment. It’s a great place, the food there consists only of light snacks, but you go for the beer and wine and meads. Anyone know when WinterWonderLand is coming back?
JoshuaB (24) Detroit, Michigan | November 27, 2005| Updated November 29, 2005
Pretty cool little place. Could use more beers on tap, but the service was great, prices reasonable, and a decent atmosphere. Nice friendly staff.
Typical brewpub atmosphere, decent sized bar area, some tables, and brewing equipment in sight. Our server was okay, but the service got a big boost when one of the head guys (Bret or Eric? I dunno) came by our table, chatted for a while, and offered to try to get me a couple bottles of the Raspberry Eisbock that wasn’t yet on sale. I wasn’t able to buy for whatever reason, but that kind of thing goes a long way. I think there were 13 or 14 taps on, the sampler covers 9 of them, and one was the magnificent Raspberry Eisbock. Small snack-style food menu. The 7" pizzas are DiGiorno, swear to God. Awesome place though, a great drinking experience.
Crosling (70) Fort Collins, Colorado | August 9, 2005| Updated September 10, 2005
In my opinion, the Kuhnhenn brewers are among the most versatile brewers in the country. Their beers were incredible, from Belgian styles, to big American styles, fruits beers and to more approachable styles, like Kolsch and light lager. Very friendly staff. Do what you can to visit this brewery, in fact, you’d be an absolute fool to miss it if you are within 100 miles. It’s world class, period.
Found my way here on a lazy Saturday afternoon and met up with Wohlfs and Qdog. This place kind of reminded me of Buckeye Brewing Co. with a German theme. Employees were bustling about botting a petite syrah at the time. I think there were 16 taps running, ranging from a pilsner to Huge Old Ales and Monster Belgians. Pretty good beer overall, with great prices on the generous samplers. Growlers were sealed with a plastic seal. Hell yeah! Very few bottles at the time. Friendly service. Though they had no food, the extensive selection of menus for delivery services nearby was appriciated. Could probably be a fun joint when full of people.
Always a good time. Bret & Eric have about 17 handles running. Not much in the food department here but there is usually some cheeses, chips and crackers to snack on along with a popcorn machine that always seems to be on. The star of the show of course, are the beers. Samplers can be a bitch, as there are so many.