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Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Brewing CompanyDark Horse Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.77/5
Based on:
101 Beers
24,380 Ratings
Place Score: 95
Ratings: 280
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: 8
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Homebrew Store ]

511 South Kalamazoo Street
Marshall, Michigan, 49068
United States
phone: (269) 781-9940

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Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

General Store: 269-781-9741
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Ratings: 280 | Reviews: 109 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Yetiman420:
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Stop #334 on my world brewery/brewpub tour.

Thursday around 6:30 with a nasty winter storm rolling in from the west.

I've passed on Dark Horse a number of times while traveling through south central Michigan. Not really sure why. I think I thought Marshall was not really a town and Dark Horse may be some sort of sketchy local bar. Not the case at all as Marshall is a modest town and Dark Horse was comfortably full of cheery locals (some with their families).

I sat at the bar. The "kitchen" is kinda part of the end of the bar out in the open. Pizza oven and no frier that I could see.

Laminated 8.5 x 11 print out complete beer list with crayon X on what is available. Nice idea so everyone can read details of beers and it's easy to update.

Tres Blueberry Stout
Fore Smoked Stout
Plead the Fifth Imperial Stout (I had, nice)
Thirsty Trout Porter
Double Crooked Tree IPA
Crooked Tree IPA
Amber Ale (Belgian yeast, my first beer of the night)
Raspberry Ale
Reserve Special Black Bier Ale
Boffo Brown Ale

I love spicy food and had a sandwich on spent bread with spent brewers grain. It was very, very spicy. I wonder if they made a mistake or something. In any case it was very good.

Would recommend and will return when passing through in the future.

More User Reviews:
Photo of MFauver35
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3

Photo of mccormid35
4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Awesome place. Very good food. All the workers and servers are polite. Cabe Churchill sat and talked with me and shared a beer with me. Must visit

Photo of BryanA
3.73/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Musselman
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great beer, always something new to try. Awesome environment just don't play any ACDC.

Photo of SteveSly
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Dark Horse is about a 35 minute drive from where I live in Kalamazoo, so only get there occasionally, but it is worth the drive when I do. As most people already know Dark Horse Beers are outstanding which is the reason they have become the 3rd highest rated brewery (behind Bell’s and Founders) in the crowded Michigan beer scene. The place itself is small and funky, but cool at the same time. I have never been there in the summer when the beer garden is open, but it looks like it would be fun. For food, the thing to get is pizza. They have a great selection and the pizza is outstanding. The rest of the menu is just average. Along with the brewery they have a general store, where you can purchase beer to go, shirts and other merchandise. If you are travelling along I-94 near Marshal and are a beer lover, you owe it to yourself to stop in.

Photo of jrs3994243
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of Tarabeth
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of psweendogg
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Irishace9
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Hayes86
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of dblack003
4.79/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Slick50
3.56/5  rDev -16.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Photo of Brandonparrent
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of _morandi_
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of italianstallion
4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of thebigredone
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Visited Dark Horse a few years back on a random day in April. Loved the ceiling with the mug club mugs hanging over your head.

The selection that day with was incredible, as BBPT5 was on tap. The other beers were mostly their basic lineup, with one or two pub only offerings.

Food was basic but good, ordered the cheese fingers and they were tasty.

Business was slow, so the service was good.

Prices were reasonable.

Prices were reasonable

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3.06/5  rDev -28.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.25

Very basic and unimpressive atmosphere and food

Photo of loganburgh
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of raeman70
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

These guys do an awesome job with their beers and events. Down to earth guys making kickass beers !

Photo of assman79
3.96/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

Photo of robgage
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of yankeeshayes
4.96/5  rDev +16.4%

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Dark Horse Brewing Company in Marshall, MI
95 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.