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Copper Canyon Brewery

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Copper Canyon BreweryCopper Canyon Brewery
BA SCORE
78
okay

22 Ratings
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 22.76%
Active Beers: 8
Beer Ratings: 39
Beer Avg: 3.5
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

27522 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, Michigan, 48034
United States
phone: (248) 223-1700
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Photo of leadahmer
2/5  rDev -35.9%

leadahmer, Dec 12, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -43.9%

md655321, Dec 07, 2013
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1/5  rDev -67.9%

sternamagrapha7x, Dec 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of Kerrie
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.

Kerrie, May 09, 2013
Photo of wadds
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.

wadds, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of strohme2
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.

strohme2, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of divineaudio
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.

divineaudio, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of toga
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.

toga, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of PhillyStyle
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.

PhillyStyle, Jun 17, 2011
Photo of gixxerman
3.58/5  rDev +14.7%

Dropped in early on Cinco de Mayo for a few before heading to the MGM. I tried a Buffalo Jump Stout, it was a bit 'gritty', nothing spectacular.

I then opted for the 25 oz Devil's Peak IPA as my beer option for the Burger and Brew special. At $10 it is quite the value. A 1/2 angus burger, fries and a big 25 oz'er for the everyday low price of $10. The best bargain in the house. The burger was nice and juicy and the Devil's Peak was a nice hopppy companion to the combo.

They were not very busy, but it was about 5 o'clock. Most of the patrons were wearing ties, obviously happy hour.

They even have a 'free beer Tuesday', it was Monday, but that does sound interesting.

If you are visiting the area there is Hampton Inn right next door. I should have stayed there, I would have came back for a nightcap.

Big space, and outdoor seating was available. Cool place for a few, no complaints. I would definitely stop again.

gixxerman, May 08, 2008
Photo of Baileyuk
3.63/5  rDev +16.3%

A little pricey but a solid brewpub that obviously supports the purpose of beer advocacy rather than just trying to make a buck of the trend of craft beer.

The atmosphere is great, very few places have a fire anymore but there is nothing like it in the winter.

The number of beers is a little low although and the quality is inconsistent. I know this probably partially due to the rapid change of brewers in the past few years. Once or twice when things are stable the beers have been awesome. During the recent changeover they were a little off.

Food is great, I usually get a burger but everything looks great. A good place for business or pleasure hich is important here as it is in a business area.

$5 growler refills are great as are free beer tuesdays for mug club members!

Baileyuk, Apr 09, 2008
Photo of moshea
3.78/5  rDev +21.2%

This is one of my favorite brew pubs for two reasons, It is less than 5 minutes from my house and the Growler fills are $5.00 on Wednesdays and Sundays. There is no wait on growler days, the growlers are pre-filled and ready to go, Hand them your empty and 5 dollars and get a filed one in return

The place does not have a brew pub feel, rather it appears to be designed for the myriad of office towers and business hotels that dominate the area.

The beers are are all solid enough, most that I have sampled have been true to their style and the bartenders all appear knowledgeable on their brews.

moshea, Mar 02, 2008
Photo of IgnatiusReilly
3.05/5  rDev -2.2%

Stopped here on business while staying at the hotel next door. It was a Monday night so it was pretty empty and was able to quickly get a seat at the bar. Pretty cool layout one side of the room is pretty much restaurant-style with the bar in front, with the other side of the room seemingly more like a sports bar, with lots of TVs around. Relatively small selection of on-site beer available, maybe only 5 or 6, but two of which were available on the hand pump. I went with the cask-conditioned Coconut Porter (not great, too thin). The place also had a dozen or so bottles available, including some Fullers, Samuel Smith, Duvel, etc. The bartender was attentive and ready to explain what they had on tap. The menu was a mix of bar food with a mix aof entrees. I went with the BBQ Salmon which was pretty good. I sampled a few of the other beers that the bartender offered. Nothing mind-blowing, but still nice to get a fresh beer while on the road. A decent place to get a beer.

IgnatiusReilly, Jan 29, 2008
Photo of adammills
3.3/5  rDev +5.8%

My wife and I stopped in for dinner and beers before a recent concert. The service was slow and poor. My wife ordered a wrap with avacado and there was none on it. When she asked about it the server said that he knew, but they were out and didnt figure she would notice. He was a very poor server in general. The beer was pretty good. I got the sampler, the beers were average, but I love the experience of dinking brews from various places. My food was great. Overall, the service is the one ding on this place.

adammills, Nov 24, 2007
Photo of Stimack
3.38/5  rDev +8.3%

I went here a few weeks ago on a business trip. I was a little apprehensive based on the reviews that I had seen here. People at work recommended the place but through discussion felt that they where not really into beer to much but decided to give it a try. The place is very nice on both the exterior and interior. Getting a seat was easy, it was about 5:15 and the place filled in during my dinner. Had a nice selection of brews but the waiter was somewhat of an idiot, kept talking like he new more about beer than anyone else while trying to push shots of liquor on me and the folks I was with. This was the only negative that I could identify. I had the maibock which was very good and then the IPA that was pushed by the same waiter and was nothing but pedestrian at best. For dinner I had the ribs which where very good and had an appetizer of wings that where excellent. Over all I recommend the place, just hope you don’t get the same waiter!

Stimack, Aug 05, 2007
Photo of Salo
2.74/5  rDev -12.2%

Went during lunch today. Place was packed, except the bar which was empty except for me. Had to wait 15 minutes to get served. Ordered the IPA ($4.25). I have a bit of a cold, but I could still tell it was good. The atmosphere is upscale, nice high ceilings, plasma screen TVs, white Xmas lights decorating the walls. I went up front to buy a pint glass which I had to pay for at the bar. After 15 more minutes of waiting with noone asking me if I wanted another beer I just left.

Overall the place looks classy, and the IPA is good, but the lack of service and friendlieness will keep me away. The menu is more expensive than a typical brewpub. All the items were about $2-3 more than what I expected.

Salo, Feb 28, 2007
Photo of Frozensoul327
3.65/5  rDev +17%

I must have passed this place a hundred times before finally stopping in and trying some of the offerings. Located in the Telegraph, M-10, Northwestern Highway traffic zone of hellish construction, it's a bit hidden among a hotel on one side and another restaurant on the other. Upon walking in, smooth Jazz and R&B are quickly noted, along with the aroma of well made imported cigars. Very dark inside, and uniquely decorated with Warhol-type art and many pictures and paintings. The service was pretty good, as the waitress seemed to know about the beers and beer styles, and was quick to notice that I wasn't there for a Miller Lite. She informed me that 2 new Cask Conditioned ales were just tapped that evening and were available. Nice. She even knew the distinction of Cask Conditioned Ales and their qualities. Impressive. The selection of beers was average, something for everyone, from lighter offerings (Northwestern Gold) to darker heavier brews (an Altbier and Stout are regulars on the menu). I didn't try any of the food, but from what I saw there were some lean cuts of steak and well cooked baked potatoes being served all around me. Looked good. Overall, it was a bit pricey, but for what I got, I was satisfied. Worth a stop if you are in the area.

Frozensoul327, Jun 11, 2006
Photo of beerjournl
3.6/5  rDev +15.4%

This visit was part of my recent Brewpub Tour of Middle Michigan <grin> We came to Copper Canyon on two separate nights, one because they had some very good food, and the next because I had broken the pint glass I bought the first night.

We found out that they had a stout and an IPA on hand-pull/cask, so we started with these. Both were very smooth as they should be, and very tasty if not a bit lighter than expected. Very good by any measure.A few of the folks tried some of the other offerings, and were satisfied, but not overly impressed. I took a few sips and agreed. It was probably that the cask offerings were so much better!

As for the food, great steaks each night. Side dishes were very good and the service was the same. Nice place if you are doing business in the area and are on an expense account, but not the place I'd come on my own budget. Beer was reasonable, but the food a bit more $$ than I expected. Nice place!

If you are purely into the beers, there are other offerings within 10 miles that will impress. Check the Michigan Brewers Guild site to locate them.

beerjournl, Mar 28, 2006
Photo of TurdFurgison
3.2/5  rDev +2.6%

Stopped here in early January for dinner with a group of 7-8 people. Ordered the sample platter with 6 beers. Overall the beers were mediocre to OK, kind of thin, but not too bad. The IPA was their best offering in my opinion. Oatmeal stout was second, but this is a seasonal. Last year they had a Belgian-style pale ale, but I couldn't find it this time.

The food was awesome. One of the best filets I've had in a while, absolutely no complaints. Menu includes 4-5 steaks and 3-4 types of fish.

I don't really recommend the beers here, but for dinner not a bad stop.

TurdFurgison, Jan 14, 2006
Photo of proc
3.23/5  rDev +3.5%

Copper Canyon is a brewpub located on the service drive of Northwestern Highway, just east of Telegraph Road.

The brewpub is clean and spacious and there are large screen tv's going for sporting events.

The beers are good, solid offerings. They are not highly complex or varied and are of the usual brewpub styles (pale, stout, red, etc.). I've enjoyed some of the beers and found others to be a bit thin and uninspiring.

The menu consists of sandwiches, burgers, appetizers and entree's and is very, reasonably priced.

proc, Mar 19, 2004
Photo of marburg
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

Similarly styled to a Royal Oak Brewing or Rochester Mills for those who've been to these other Detroit-area locations. A very Starbucks-like interior makes for a nice, modern atmosphere, and the TVs in virtually every corner made me pleased that I didn't have to miss any of the Michigan game. Two pool tables in back, and one huge TV up front.

Beer selection is pretty average. They have 5 regular offerings, a few rotating taps, and a cask-conditioned ale. They were out of one or two of their brews when I was there, but the ones they did have were all pretty good. Not outstanding but good.

The manager was very polite and made a few beer recommendations before we sat down and came back to check on them later. The waiter was a really pleasant guy who was very knowledgable about the menu.

Not a bad spot. Its only real downside is the pricing. Beer is pretty cheap, but the food is about 10-15% more expensive than it should be on pretty much every item other than perhaps their pizzas.

marburg, Oct 12, 2003
Copper Canyon Brewery in Southfield, MI
78 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.