Dark Horse Brewing Company
Active Beers: 93
Beer Ratings: 21,755
Beer Avg: 3.77
Taps: 8 / Bottles: 8
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 179 | Reviews: 98 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Seahorse:
4.5/5 rDev +6.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
May not look like much from the outside; however, stepping inside the place defintely has character and ambience. Pulled up on my bike on a Sunday afternoon and was greeted by a bearded gentleman playing the blues on a guitar. Sat down at the bar and was immediately impressed by the friendliness of everyone. Sampled the IPA and Amber ale and enjoyed both immensely. In addtion, ordered a sandwich, a rueben sub and found it typical pub fare. Bartender was friendly and engaging. If you are looking for a classy joint or are a yuppie, this is defintely not your place. If you are a regular, blue collar guy, like cars, bikes music, tats an beer, then this is the kinda place you might want to visit. Definetly gonna head back for the Crawdad fest in June.
05-19-2008 00:49:17 | More by Seahorse
More User Reviews:
4.23/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I've been a fan of Dark Horse beers for years and was very excited to check out this brewery. The space is small, with reclaimed doors as tables and tons of old posters on the walls. Classic folk and rock music played over the loud speakers. The entire low ceiling of the pub was lined with multicolored ceramic mugs, giving this place a close, but homey and rustic feel. I wish I lived close and could have my own unique mug here! While waiting for our tour I had some really good chili and sipped on the hoppy Smells Like a Safety Meeting.
Dark Horse is one of the more unusual breweries I've been to. The pub itself is actually attached to a family owned store. Outside there is a new outdoor biergarten, but it started raining the second we passed through that. Next to the brewery are small buildings featuring a Harley shop and the General Store. The General Store sold homebrew supplies, Dark Horse merchandise and skateboard supplies. We eventually went on the tour for an extra $10. There seemed to be a lot of unusual decorations (life sized Jack Skellington hanging over the bottling line, a fish tank table in the pub), and re purposed materials in use. Everywhere there was something new to look at.
We eventually ended up in a small but hot upstairs tasting room, where we had 6 samples included in our tour fee. This was pretty cool since we were able to try some smaller batch stuff not on tap downstairs in the pub. There was a disgusting cherry beer, but also an amazing maple aged brown ale and the bourbon barrel aged Plead the 5th Stout. We chugged these down fast and headed back to our bus. Overall this was probably my favorite brewery of the day, with a true independent spirit and vibe notable throughout everything these guys do!
06-30-2014 19:52:41 | More by Jackofallbrews
Dark Horse Brewing Company in Marshall, MI
94 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.