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The Livery

Not Rated.
The LiveryThe Livery
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

71 Ratings
Ratings: 71
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Active Beers: 50
Beer Ratings: 369
Beer Avg: 3.69
Taps: 8
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

190 5th Street
Benton Harbor, Michigan, 49022
United States
phone: (269) 925-8760

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(Place added by: CRJMellor on 11-14-2005)
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Reviews by chetripley:
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4.14/5  rDev -1%

The Livery was introduced to me by a good friend who spends his weekends and summers looking for good beer, and he found this one, in a rather unkempt area of town, with an unimpressive looking facade and not much potential at first glance.

Tradition is remembered here with its old cans and bottles of old breweries that are long gone but they are trying to start their own with such a knockout of selections, trying to appeal to all tastes. They do something I don't see at other brewpubs-they only sell their beer and a small handful of wines and ciders, and all local.

When I looked at their website I saw their beer list and how extensive it was, but it wasn't until I arrived there that I saw they weren't just listing the beers they sometimes have. The list on the chalkboard included 13 of their beers currently available such as their Red Lager, American Pilsner, Bohemian Pilsner, Imperial Honey Pilsner, ESB, Strong Ale and various Pale Ales. Also included were 4 of their own ciders.

I had the Runemeister, the Imperial Honey Pilsner, which I thought was world class, the Mandau Man, and English Red Ale, and the Red Canoe for a night-cap later.

My visit did not include dinner, but we did eat nearby and tasted another of their brews that the restaurant carried and the pub didn't, the Bungtown Export Lager, so we were able to include it in the tasting tour that night.

I recommend going here for the beer enjoyment and the experience of spending time with customers who are brewers or, at least, experienced in beer. I guess I wasn't too surprised to see an old timer wearing a shirt embroidered with hop leaves there that night.

chetripley, Oct 15, 2011
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The Livery in Benton Harbor, MI
93 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.