Arbor Brewing Company
Active Beers: 73
Beer Ratings: 1,828
Beer Avg: 3.62
Taps: 10 / Bottles: 6
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 74 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by semihobo:
4.18/5 rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
The Ann Arbor Scrabble Club meets here (Arbor Brewing Company will henceforth be referred to as ABC) weekly, during happy hour no less, so I've spent many hours in this fine establishment.
They are very gracious hosts -- service is attentive but not hovering, nice and professional. They put up with eccentric Scrabble players, so they will probably not mind you.
There are usually a half-dozen ABC-brewed session beers on tap, some of which rotate, along with a small selection of draft high-gravity ABC beers. Quality is fine, they are tasty and you know what you'll get, never anything bad and nothing really surprising or truly exceptional, at least among the session beers. The Sacred Cow IPA is my go-to but I try to mix it up. There are also bottles from around the country and the world, and that selection is pretty good, but if you're here, don't order beer made somewhere else [note: I know the brewery actually does its production in nearby Ypsilanti].
Food is good, menu could be bigger but there are delicious monthly dishes that use local ingredients and always a vegetarian option. For bar food, the garlic fries can't be beat.
Come during happy hour (4-7? Definitely ends at 7) and all beers under 8% abv are $3 for a 20 oz. pour.
01-06-2010 20:20:50 | More by semihobo
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Arbor Brewing Company in Ann Arbor, MI
89 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.