Copper Canyon Brewery
Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
3.89/5 rDev +24.7%
We always pass this place on the freeway and I kept bugging my boyfriend to go. When we finally did, I wasn't disappointed. The atmosphere is like an average large restaurant, with some TVs on the wall. I didn't notice any smoke smell from the cigar area. It was quite dead, however, and we were there around normal dinner time. I found that odd. Then again, the building is sort of hard to access.
The service was spot-on because we were one of the few tables there, and the quality of my food/beer was very good.
The beer selection was okay... they were out of 2 of their normal beers (the stout and porter), and those were unfortunately the main 2 I wanted to try. I got a flight and they made up for those absences by allowing me to pick the 2 I liked the most, which happened to be their Altbier (excellent, with a unique-in-a-good-way after taste) and their seasonal Tripel (fantastic). Their non-alcoholic root beer is also part of the flight, and that's probably the best root beer I've had from a brewery.
The food was very good, but as some mentioned, expensive. We ordered food from the average dinner priced area of the menu and just didn't look at the rest. Our bill was average/reasonable because of that. That said, my boyfriend wanted fish and chips but didn't order due to the price, which is off-putting.
I'd come again mainly for the beer. The Altbier and Tripel are worth it.
05-09-2013 19:38:30 | More by Kerrie
3.68/5 rDev +17.9%
Stopped in tonight for some brew and food. This was my first visit to this establishment, however, I have tried a few of their beers at the local beer festivals over the years.
Overall, I thought the atmosphere was pretty cool. More of a restaurant type feel then a sports bar, but there is still a bar and tv's for those looking for a nice place to watch the game.
I arrived around 5:30 and the joint was filled with only a few patrons. As you enter, you will quickly notice the cigar lounge on your right. There is a stale smell of cigar smoke that lingers as you enter but as you move further into the brewpub, but the smell dissipates, so don't be a alarmed.
Service was quick and informative but nothing out of this world. It was about what you would expect from a brew pub.
The first beer I tried was a seasonal chocolate porter. I would rate it a b/b-, so it was good not great. My dad tried an Octoberfest style brew which he exclaimed was very good.
My second brew was their Devil's Peak IPA. I have read some mixed reviews on this beer, but I have to say, it was very good (A-). I am not sure if they have made some changes, but As a certified Hophead, this def. hit the spot.
As for food, the menu has a decent selection of restaurant cuisine That ranges from various salads and burgers to steaks and pasta. Somewhere in between, I decided on the chicken fajitas. I found the dish very tasty and at a reasonable price (10.99).
Like others have mentioned, many of the entrees are on the pricey side ($12-$25).
Overall I was happy with the food, beers and atmosphere. I will visit Copper Canyon again and recommend this place to friends.
11-17-2012 02:13:12 | More by wadds
2.9/5 rDev -7.1%
Since this place is in the metro Detroit area, it's been on my radar for a while to visit. What a disappointment.
My wife and I went on a Saturday around 530 pm, the place was empty minus a few people around the bar. The cigar bar room at the front of the restaurant and the stale smoke smell was off-putting.
Our server was great and prompt but it was probably because we were her only table. She was aware of what beers were available and what the cask beer was but I was led to believe that was the extent of her beer knowledge.
I got the sampler of 6 beers which included a sample of their house made root beer, more on that later. I also tasted a sample of their IPA on cask. At best, the beer was unimpressive. It all had a similar ending and felt thin in the mouth. The root beer sample was the best of the bunch. Smooth, creamy and velvety.
I got a bbq chicken pizza that was okay but boring. My wife had the burger which was good but WAY overpriced at $12?!! It's not $12 good.
Overall, I guess I can cross this off my list in the brewpubs to visit category. I won't be back. Overpriced menu, subpar beer and poor atmosphere.
03-27-2012 01:31:57 | More by strohme2
3.5/5 rDev +12.2%
my notes from a visit in sept 2011.
atmosphere is nice, sorta feels like a ski lodge inside. it was pretty loud when i visited despite being nearly empty. i really wish the cigar room wasn't located right next to the main entrance because stale cigar is the first thing you smell when walking in.
selection was decent, 7 taps and a full bar with an impressive scotch list. quite a few menu options for food. i went with a philly steak sandwich which was good, but not $12 good. had a buffalo jump stout which was pretty underwhelming and like the food, overpriced given the quality.
server was friendly though absent most of the time.
overall an ok experience, but i doubt i will be returning.
11-30-2011 03:47:51 | More by divineaudio
2.9/5 rDev -7.1%
The atmosphere was nice. Very clean and a nice looking cigar bar room as well. The beer however was nothing to write home about.
I started with a pint of their Alt. It was wicked sweet and had a hint of rootbeer. While not unpleasant it was definitely a brew to not revisit. I then ordered a burger and fries at their basic menu price of $11.99. It was good however the price was not inline with the quality by any means. Call me picky but at the price it should have been mind blowing good. After consuming my meal I ordered up a pint of their devils peak IPA. It had the same neutral yeast flavor as the alt and seemed to be missing the star of any good IPA...the hops! It was the worst excuse for an IPA I have experienced to date.
08-18-2011 21:48:49 | More by toga
2.7/5 rDev -13.5%
Visited June 2011:
The other reviewers have pretty well described the place, so I won't go into that. I visited both during lunch and dinner and noted that the vibe of the place is average at best. It felt like a chain. I tried a few of the beers, but didn't take any notes, but noted that they were average, nothing special that would make me come back for. They only had 6 beers on tap, so not a huge variety of styles. Then there was the food. I had several meals here and not one of them was all that great. I got the fish sandwich one afternoon and the cook must have forgotten about it as it was way overdone. Same with the fries. I could go on, but no real need. Overall, an average place and serves average beers. Visit at your own risk.
06-17-2011 02:49:50 | More by PhillyStyle
Copper Canyon Brewery in Southfield, MI
78 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.