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Grizzly Peak Brewing Company

Grizzly Peak Brewing CompanyGrizzly Peak Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 27
Beer Ratings: 217
Beer Avg: 3.6

Taps: 8 / Bottles: 4
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
86
very good

64 Ratings
Ratings: 64
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

120 West Washington Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48104
United States
phone: (734) 741-PEAK

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HoosierHopHead

Indiana

2.6/5  rDev -31.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25 | $$

Tried this establishment on a recent trip to Ann Arbor; what a disappointment. First impressions are said to be everything and our bartender's attitude set the tone. We only stayed for one beer because to the service. My selection the Bear Paw Stout was good, but not great. The Chicken Quesadillas were tasty and portion size adequate. There are a number of much better places in Ann Arbor to enjoy a beer and it's obvious the locals know this because the Grizzly Bear was empty (on a Saturday afternoon) and the other places packed.

12-31-2013 20:18:37 | More by HoosierHopHead
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MichiganBeerAddict

Michigan

3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$

This place is great in the summer when most of the students are away on summer break. The location is great, right downtown and easy to get to. The food is good, nothing to do a show on Food Network about, but tasty. Good selection of Michigan beer as well as their own brews.

06-06-2013 12:30:19 | More by MichiganBeerAddict
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hotsudge

Ontario (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$

We made our way here and it was a packed happening place. No room to sit and unfortunately no place to even stand. The bar staff wouldn't serve us because they were busy with the wait staff. A cool space but the atmosphere was a bit cold and soleless.

A bunch of beers on the menu that didn't work for me but finally I found something that worked out ok.

No rush to go back here.

05-15-2013 01:52:22 | More by hotsudge
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kp29

Arizona

3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5 | $$

Have visited Grizzly Peak several times, primarily for dinner.

Food - Grizzly Peak's menu reminds me of a combination of typical pub food crossed with a high quality bistro restaurant. I have enjoyed everything I have ever eaten here; from the Hangar Steak to the Cheddar and Ale Soup, to the Polenta Fries, the food is quite delicious. While I wouldn't describe the food prices as cheap, they are comparable to many of the other restaurants in downtown Ann Arbor.

Beer - Grizzly Peak typically offers 5 of their regular beers plus 2 or 3 seasonal/specialty beers as well(including 2 on Cask). While I haven't tried every beer available, the ones I have had were quite tasty, although nothing too spectacular (think a solid B). I was particularly fond of their White Christmas White Ale though.

Atmosphere - Service was acceptable, but be warned this place can be quite packed so you might want to make a reservation. The restaurant itself can be really loud while the actual building gives off a rustic vibe with lots of wood everywhere.

Overall - A solid BrewPub in Ann Arbor. The beer's pretty good, the food and atmosphere are even better.

12-28-2012 07:18:46 | More by kp29
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25 | $$

Grizzly Peak is my go to brewpub in Ann Arbor. Honestly, it is the best burger I have ever had. The beers generally rotate, so you can usually get something new each time you head there. The beer is generally a little flat sometimes, though. If you head to GP, you absolutely must have the soft pretzels. They do provide flights of beer to try, and I would recommend this, as I think the quality varies quite a bit. All in all, a real fun place to be. If you show up after 6 pm on a Friday or Saturday, expect to wait an hour or two for a table. They don’t take reservations for any parties under 6, so if you’re worried just bring along a crowd so you have a table.

03-09-2012 19:39:46 | More by BMMillsy
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FightingEntropy

Minnesota

2.56/5  rDev -32.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | $$

Heading into Grizzly Peak, it looked promising since the place was packed on a Sunday night. Got to the bar, and it was a mess--stale beer and a left over meal and no bartender to be seen. Just had a pint of the pale ale, which was far below par. The whole place felt factory like--and there was a lot of complaining going on by the wait staff. Fighting about something. Weird. Bad vibe for me, but there seemed to be a lot of people that were enjoying themselves, so I left and headed down the street rather than spend more time here.

07-28-2011 21:54:37 | More by FightingEntropy
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yankeej13

Florida

3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $

This was the last stop on my Microbrewery tour and this was kind of a last second thing where we saw it across the street and decided to go have a drink before we headed off to the airport. Not knowing anything about the brewery made me a little interested to see how it would compare to Jolly Pumpkin as well as Arbob Brewing.

The bartender was a really cool dude. We were telling him this was the last stop on our trip and we were just stopping through for a beer and was going to head out. I ordered the sampler which was like 10 or so beers at least.

The beers were ok, nothing to ride home to town about but I did enjoy just trying new stuff so it wasn't like I was disappointed or anything like that. For a last stop it was a good one so I really don't have anything bad to say what so ever. Cheers!

07-26-2011 02:33:30 | More by yankeej13
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Yetiman420

Ohio

2.95/5  rDev -22.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$$

Stop number #216 on my brewery tour of the world.

Completed a brewpub tour of Ann Arbor the first week of June 2011 with a couple of my beer-snob-drinking friends. Easily shakes out to…

1. Jolly Pumpkin & Arbor Brewing tied and depending on unique vs. traditional beers
2. Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery
3. Grizzly Peak Brewing Company (very distant third)

I'm not quite sure how this place gets a B+ with 42 ratings.

We ordered a sampler of the cask conditioned dry hopped here, pale ale, and a pint for me of the IPA. I should have known better than to trust a place that would dry hop a bittering hop only beer like a hefe.

The pale and IPA were both buttery and I had to dump my IPA out in the bathroom.

The pretzel in beer cheese/soup was passable but I can't say the same about the beers. Maybe something about the nice interior is playing tricks on people.

06-12-2011 01:57:04 | More by Yetiman420
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.13/5  rDev -17.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$

As if Ann Arbor needed more brewpubs, especially all in a central location so you can stumble from one to the next. This place is fairly nice looking but I'm not too sure about the beers. I only tried the saison and was a little disappointed with it.

The layout is good, not as attractive as Blue Tractor but still OK, with brick-encased kettles and other copper-ware, lots of woodwork too. Plenty of seating, laid out as a classic brewpub (seating at bars, plenty of tables too, basically a restaurant). This would probably be my last choice in the city, as I love Jolly Jumpkin and Arbor is very solid too, but if you trying to hit everything it's an OK spot.

05-24-2011 13:08:35 | More by TurdFurgison
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tat2dhllblly

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$$

I stopped by Grizzly Peak while attending some training in the area. The Brewpub itself is very, VERY nice!! Open grill/kitchen area and brass accents everywhere.

The staff is a bit pushy but ok. They have alot of knowledge of their beers but their responses are very cookie cutter and they cannot elaborate more than their told responses.

The beer is ok. Decent number on tap but the styles are your basic representations. They do have some of their beers offered in casks which was real impressive. The only big problem I had was that their IPA was @45-50 ibu's but their cask conditioned Pale Ale was more than 70 ibu's. When I asked why this was and that it did not represent the style very well the waitress just stared at me with a blank expression then asked if I wanted another beer.

The food was the best part. I was not let down by the beer steamed muscles or the salmon BLT. The food was out of this world.

The over all problem is that I only want to return for the food and not the beer. With a brewpub I am lloking for both.

12-05-2010 18:54:40 | More by tat2dhllblly
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Grizzly Peak Brewing Company in Ann Arbor, MI
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