Very large place that is easy to get to. Thereís a nice, big, outdoor patio that was great for the warm sunny day we were there. Otherwise, the place has a ton of seating but isnít really much to look at. It feels a little industrial and sterile. They have a decent amount of taps and bottles to go. The beer itself is nothing spectacular. They do also have homebrew supplies for sale.
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.
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.
Rogueone (21) I F&ckiní hate those guys from, Ohio | April 22, 2008
From visit 12/06. Whereas I had never been to the old location (located behind the gas pumps right off the highway), I could just tell from the new location that is is an enormous improvement in just so much that sheer space in concerned. However, the physical bar in the new establishment is still very small it has only about 6 seats, and there is still a lot of unused open space in the taproom. If not for the lodgy wood decor, I would have felt like I was having a pint in a warehouse.
Perhaps it is because we stopped by on New Yearís Eve, and to their credit the two bartenders appeared to be sick, but the staff tending bar was absolutely miserable. The woman snapped at two people and was downright rude to the point that I wanted to leave not to me personally but to several people around me. Yes, we got our beers in a timely manner and yes our requests for other merchandise were fulfilled, but the quality of the service was barely satisfactory. I really felt as though they were unhappy that they were even open and spent the time they were there complaining. This was a real disappointment after enjoying the friendly demeanor of the staff at nearby Founders and Dark Horse.
ford9719 (18) Vilseck, Germany | November 21, 2007| Updated November 24, 2007
Went the other day. I was not impressed with the place but they did have a good impy IPA. Went back the other day it nicer had fun and had thanksgiving there had a blast.
MrBunn (91) The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania | October 21, 2007
Swung by on a road trip to Grand Rapids and bought a six pack of Imperial IPA. The eating area was full of peanut shells, and most of the brews they make are in coolers and you can mix and match. Kind of a strange building... industrial park-type complex, but the bar area is neat.
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).
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.
Beer has gone down hill in the past couple years. I think they must have a new master brewer. They are in a new place that also has a brew store. The bar tender was also the cook so you had a choice of eating or drinking but good luck doing both. This place has a lot of potential if they could only make a good IPA.
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.