Fort Street Brewery
Active Beers: 20
Beer Ratings: 59
Beer Avg: 3.51
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 23 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Frozensoul327:
3.78/5 rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Not a bad place for a burger and a beer. Kind of lacking in the atmosphere, but I don't see this as the kind of place you go when you want to look at old antiques and shit on the walls. Food is very good, and one of the best burgers you can get in Metro Detroit is found here. The beer cheese soup is pretty good, but a bit on the spicey side. The real beauty in this place is the BEER! Very well crafted brews, many different styles, and seasonal brews are all found here. From simple lager (Lincoln Lager) to seasonal brews (Summer Sunsation), this place has awesome micro brews that are well priced (most under 4.00). Recommended when in Metro Detroit.
05-15-2005 01:37:31 | More by Frozensoul327
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3.34/5 rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75 | $$
Fort Street is one of only two breweries that I know of in the downriver area (other being Sports Brew Pub in Wyandotte). In my opinion, is on par with the Detroit breweries (but that's not saying a whole lot).
Good atmosphere, quiet most of the time but gets loud for their Thursday releases and on busy nights. Usually have a couple sports games playing with a large-screen projector perpendicular to the bar (if memory serves me right). Generally the customers are older and much more relaxed than bars in the area, which is a nice getaway.
It's a nice location to go to if you're in downriver and want to go to a brewery and have pub food, but, time permitting, I'd rather head 30 mins or so up the road to Kuhnhenn if I wanted great beer. While their beer isn't bad by any means, they generally have 4-6 on tap (although this is variable) and also they release one small cask every Thursday that is often gone early in the weekend. The small cask beers in my opinion are better than their usuals, and it is frustrating that two of their 4-6 slots are an average lager and a sub-par 'root beer flavored beer.' However, they occasionally release real gems (Keppen Farm Stout, Beernormous, Tripel Crown, Michigan Monks), but there are also the times where I have come in and realize the only salvageable offering is an average quality IPA, pale ale, or seasonal.
Their kitchen has a fairly limited menu, but it's what you would expect from a microbrewery. They have good pizza and burgers and also often have a couple local recipes.
Service is more or less inattentive. They do enough for me not to complain (such as coming within 5 mins of your glass being empty), but rarely am I really satisfied about the service when I'm walking out. It can take 5-10 mins to get their attention when your food comes and something was screwed up with the order (which unfortunately happens a little more often than I'd like). They staff also doesn't seem to make an effort to connect or remember their customers, I've been here 30+ times and I'm still asked for ID from the same servers that have probably already seen me three of four times that month. There are one or two servers that are really dreadful, and a couple that are fairly decent, though. Also the owner is usually there but has never made an attempt to talk to me (or anyone else I came with).
In sum, it isn't a necessary inclusion on your brewery tour, but it's a nice place to go to if you want to get out of the house with some friends to a low-key establishment.
01-13-2014 00:59:09 | More by Rohkey
Fort Street Brewery in Lincoln Park, MI
84 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.