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Saugatuck Brewing Company

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Saugatuck Brewing CompanySaugatuck Brewing Company
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

48 Ratings
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.93%
Active Beers: 57
Beer Ratings: 1,339
Beer Avg: 3.64
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2948 Blue Star Hwy
Douglas, Michigan, 49406
United States
phone: (269) 857-7222

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
Sunday to Thursday -12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday - 12:00 pm to 12:00 am

(Place added by: blackthistle on 07-16-2005)
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Photo of Beerpiggie
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%

Beerpiggie, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Arty_Man
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Nice comfortable pub at this brewery. Great food and lots of interesting beers available to try. You can actually brew your own beer there right in the pub! Since my first visit to the brewery, the beer house in the back has quadrupled in size. If you are in the area be sure to stop in. Did I mention they love to make great beer?

Arty_Man, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Michael914
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Michael914, Aug 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Faunland, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

patdunkel, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Jakethesnake503
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Jakethesnake503, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of bwood06
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%

Very reasonable prices along with a very nice wide selection of food and beer. Good amount of beers on tap with many different styles to choose from. Great outdoor seating area. Indoor area has a stage for live music. Service was very good and came by exactly when needed.

bwood06, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

kodt, Jul 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

spointon, Jul 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -50.2%

in780, Jul 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Grand-Raggedy, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

boogs, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

leprechaunandfatman, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of BEERFANATIC81
4.67/5  rDev +16.2%

Stopped on the way from Holland to South Haven. Enjoyed the outside patio with a cold stout. Didn't try the food, so I cant comment on that. The place was hopping, and our server was excellent! Beer was awesome, and the next time I am up there I will try food. Outstanding place....will visit again!!!

BEERFANATIC81, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of TRaymy
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%

Our favorite place. Great beers, high quality - no garbage beer heere. Food is great, chef inspired, interesting creations. Laid back atmosphere with great location and easy access. Flea market next store will keep you busy if there is a wait to be seated.

TRaymy, May 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Phoneguy, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

EdVandenberg, May 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

BeerdedHophead, Apr 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

clager, Apr 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Knoxrb12, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Mxsluis, Mar 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

CareyWelder, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of BertSugar
3.1/5  rDev -22.9%

I've never understood the "halo effect". That's where opinions are offered based on other positive reviews, and tend to bias up. There is no way this place is statistically "outstanding" Beer Advocate. On a crowded Saturday evening, we were seated and served almost immediately. Very good service.

Being committed beer drinkers, we pretty much know exactly where to start, but the waitress was sort of clueless in her guidance. That's fine because, again, we know what we think we want. I have a very difficult time NOT finishing a beer and I fought the IPA as hard as I could...to no avail. I just could not choke the entire thing down. Cloying, uncalibrated bitterness at the back end with zero appropriate aroma and thin mouthfeel. Well, IPAs are not everyone's thing so we tried a mixed flight (which seems like a good deal at $12/6 tasters). I thought the IPA was poorly constructed, but that did not prepare me for the "ESB/Amber" or the Irish Red, or their flagship Pale. All were out of balance messes. We just could not finish any of the tasters. I understand that a place can have an off night, but not entirely across the board.

This is a shame because the place was nice and had a real locals feel. Which is even more odd because you would think there would be some educated palates in an artsy little town in Michican. Sorry.

BertSugar, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

kneel22, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

DCdevyl78, Jan 30, 2014
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Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas, MI
90 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.