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Schmohz Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Schmohz Brewing CompanySchmohz Brewing Company
Based on:
20 Beers
417 Hads
Place Score: 82
Reviews: 20
Visits: 37
Avg: 3.39
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

2600 Patterson SE, Suite A
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49546
United States
phone: (616) 949-0860

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate

"outside seating in our Beirgarten"
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Reviews: 20 | Visits: 37
Reviews by beerwolf77:
Photo of beerwolf77
3.39/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Our last stop of the night on the GR tour.

From the outside you would have no idea this place even exists. Once inside it looks like a pretty average townie bar. Pool tables darts and TV's up front. Small bar in the back. The selection was limited to the handful of beers they make but a good mix of styles. I settled on the barrel aged barley wine.

The server grabbed our beers and didn't make any conversation. Seemed like every one in the place was a "regular". Half the bar was watching a college hockey game with serious intensity. The BW was served in a snifter and not too cold. Which is how I like em.

Overall if I didn't know it I would have just assumed we were in some regular local bar. Not a brewery. Sometimes less pretentious isn't all that bad.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Rako
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1 | service: 4 | selection: 3

The brewery has a dive bar type atmosphere and clientele. You feel like you're at a local dive bar but no PBR on tab. Beers are average, like C average. I think we have here a few home brewers who are trying their best but didn't bother to look into different styles than what they liked and just made a few things that all Tasted similar and hoped no one would notice. Several beers taste nothing like the style advertised. I know sometimes a IPA will be said as a IIPA, or whatever. Their IIPA tasted like an Oktoberfest. Just need to go back at the drawing board before I would come back.

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Photo of VanBeer
2.94/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Well I guess its time for someone to check in on this place. The reviews have been sketchy and sparse in recent years. No one has rated this place in 2015. Well much hasn't changed. I didn't notice anything unsettling dirty. However, I had just left New Holland and Brewery Vivant. And how would you say, "I guess I left my inspector hat in the van." They did let my dog in and were more than happy to bring him a bowl of water. That was pretty darn nice. We had a couple of the HopKnockers. They were pretty harsh on the back end. But not bad for someone looking for one last beer of the evening on your way back to the Red Woof Inn. They are very close to each other. Not a bad place to stay on a beer tour of GR if you are bringing a pet. I think it was $125 for the night. Overall, not bad, not great. Just leave your expectations at the door. Ping Pong, Waylon Jennings on the juke box, popcorn and beer; In some circles it doesn't get much better than that.

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Photo of jmiah22
3.86/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Slay40
2.69/5  rDev -20.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Photo of Sexton
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 2 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Had 2 beers and both were infected. No thanks.

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Photo of aussiebeer
4.15/5  rDev +22.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Decent beer, even got a little tour with the owner

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Photo of Jeffrey84
3.96/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

The beer is average but I really like the neighborhood feel.

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Photo of king75
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

This was the absolute worse experience I have ever had at a brewery. First off the place is absolutely filthy on the inside and it honestly feels like if a health inspector would come around that he would either be paid off or the place would be closed down until they meet certain requirements. I went around lunch time on a Saturday and there was hardly anyone in the place, the tables were dirty and the linoleum floor was dirty and stained. The bartender acted like I was inconveniencing her by asking for a beer. I visited the brewery with 3 friends and we each got a different beer. One of the beers had a medicinal sour flavor and was definitely infected. My other buddy got their cream ale which was very generic and had few redeeming qualities. I had the bone crusher stout which was mediocre and had a burnt flavor to it. The bone crusher was the best of the group and it was nothing I would re-order. I will not be returning to this brewery and I will not be recommending their beer to anyone. Very disappointing beer and very disappointing experience.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BEERschlitz
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of styleisking
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of wtkphoto
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Grand-Raggedy
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of BeerdedHophead
1/5  rDev -70.5%

Photo of GRFounder
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of MiWolfman
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of midlifec
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of TheGingerbreadMan
3/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Classic small time brewery. It's not trying to be anything fancy. It's just a good place to get some decent beer and hang out. Free popcorn and pool, set yourself up with a few beers and chill. Not hard to lose a few hours without losing much of your wallet here. You can tell these guys just enjoy what they get to do everyday.

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Photo of BrewtalHonesty
2.96/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Two trips within a month’s time. Reasonable pricing on beer and growlers. Inconsistent flavor with the beer between the two visits, even among the tap mainstays (except for the Bonecrusher Stout - that was consistently delicious). Nice and quiet, great spot to stop with kids. Bring your own food friendly.

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Photo of gopens44
4.06/5  rDev +19.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This place is pretty much what you'd want to see in a neighborhood bar. Great selection of beers, pool tables and friendly service that won't pull punches if you engage in dumb assery. The owner guy was very friendly and eager to talk up any patron. Have a bite to eat elsewhere, then swing by here for after dinner (or lunch) good times.

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Photo of BeerTravelerky
4.48/5  rDev +32.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great place for beer and to meet friends.

The staff works very hard to make sure you are served correctly and with a smile.

Owners are often in the tasting room providing service and good conversation.

The brewer is a one of a kind guy. GREAT knowledge and experience.

Because of the demand the beers rotate quickly so there is always something fresh on tap.

You can find bottles all over Michigan.

At certain time brewery tours are available and worth the price. Schmohz has one of the larger micro-brew systems in West Michigan.

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Schmohz Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
82 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.