Enjoyable brewery with a relaxed vibe and good food. The pulled pork nachos are a must. I enjoy their beer and admire their dedication to lagers. I do think it holds back their flavours a little sometimes and some beers could be a little more robust, but overall their beer is solid.
A newer brewery in an old warehouse. I enjoy the focus on lagers and most beers are solid. Ambiance is a little cold but nice. Beers rotate fairly frequently. Samplers are nice. Food now available and is pretty good. Prices are spot on. A really pleasant spot with a great lager focus.
Been here a few times, always forget to rate it. Tucked away off the main road. Nice bar atmosphere, dimly lit, small stage for the occasional folk band that plays on weekends & such. Pretty nice tap list. They do lagers only which is pretty cool, even though some of them you’ve never know were true lagers. First few times I went, they didn’t offer food aside from peanuts, almonds, & bags of chips. Last visit, though, I saw them carrying out a delicious Reuben on a plate... So I guess they have a grill now? Awesome. Solid beers, good service, definitely a nice place to check out in Ann Arbor.
On a whim decided to head here ... glad I did. 13 beers on tap - all lagers, but some interesting ones. No food (but saw signs that food is coming) ... nice sized bar with a bunch of tables. No table service, but that’s fine too. Also picked up a 4 pack of their BA beer to go.
Art (131) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | November 10, 2013
Really unassuming looking place. Super clean sports bar feel inside. Only make lagers which is interesting. The bartender failed to mention a special that was going on when we got there but the next bartender quickly made it up to us and I can’t complain about a $30 tab for 3 people.
I’ve been here about 5-6 times now and it keeps getting better. They used to have only 6-7 beers on tap and now they usually have around 15. And usually all but 1 will be lagers. This is a must stop for any lager lovers because they are seriously good at brewing them. More impressed everytime I stop here. I would’ve rated this place much lower 2 years ago. Biggest downfall is that only snacks are available for food. Atmosphere is cool and very open. Highly recommend stopping if you like your lagers. And it’s reasonably priced.
I had admittedly put-off visiting this quasi-local spot because they specialize in lagers; "all-well-and-good, but less intriguing," I’d thought. I was wrong to shun the brewery, and equally wrong to shun this hangout. Industrial in design, but small enough to offer the intimacy lost on a lot of industrial spots, and comfortable enough for all sorts of evenings. Couches and arm chairs literally in the brewing area with a bunch of tables (chairs or picnic) in front of a longer bar than most. Bring your own food; a bunch of options are close by. Hands down the coolest dart wall I’ve played on. Foosball. Often live music from surprisingly well-chosen bands. And a whole bunch of different beers that do not lack creativity nor ability to please. GO!
An interesting concept to go mostly lager, but it came off as gimmicky to me. Tried two of their hoppier beers, one an India pale lager, one an English style IPA, and neither really worked for me. The hops in the lager seemed being out of place amidst very rich, oktoberfest-like malt, and the ale tasted like they should stick to lagers after all. Perhaps I should have tried their flagships instead, but was underwhelmed in any case. I’d like a brewery to focus on making good beer of whatever sort rather than try to create a false niche and fill in some gaps with mediocre beer.