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Dark Horse Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Dark Horse Brewing CompanyDark Horse Brewing Company
BA SCORE
95
world-class

243 Ratings
Ratings: 243
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%
Active Beers: 61
Beer Ratings: 22,978
Beer Avg: 3.83
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @darkhorsebrewco

Notes:
General Store: 269-781-9741

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Ratings: 243 | Reviews: 102 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by brewcrew76:
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4.16/5  rDev -2.3%

If you haven't been to Dark Horse before, pay attention or you might drive right by it. It appears to be a little trailer hidden behind a small beer store (which I overheard receives their Dark Horse shipments from a distributor in Paw Paw. Good old liquor/beer laws.)

I stopped by on a Friday afternoon shortly after they opened. There were about 10 people at the bar and at tables. The place is very small and it reminded me of when I was a kid walking into a northern WI bar after a long day of deer hunting with my dad and his friends. It had a nice local small town feel to it. The walls are covered with beer signs, mug club mugs, Great Taste of the Midwest awards and just about anything else they felt like hanging up.

The bartender/waitress was very nice and talked to our group a few times when she was busy at the bar. There were 5-6 beers on tap that consisted of the Black Bier, Crooked Tree, Blueberry Stout, Scotty Karate and 1 or 2 others. I was hoping for something I couldn't find in bottles but was out of luck. It looks like based on the other reviews they usually have 1-2 more taps going.

Overall, I enjoyed Dark Horse and would be a regular here if I lived in the area. I would like to see them offer more brewpub only beers or would like to see more of the seasonal bottlings make it to WI but I am guessing it is a matter of them needing to grow or expand more first.

brewcrew76, Jan 23, 2007
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Real simple - if Sons of Anarchy frequented a brewery, this would be it. Totally cool unpretentious vibe. Pretty large mug club thing happening on the ceiling but otherwise, just a good scene. Random tap handles were kinda cool as well. Retail shop had everything going on from homebrew supplies to beer to skating gear to obviously, beer and swag. Very cool place indeed.

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I had an absolute blast at Dark Horse ... it's biker bar meets brewpub but nothing intimidating or anything like that. Visited on a Wednesday at noon so it wasn't too crowded. The place is super chill - really cool just to sit there, drink beer, do some people watching and check out the awesome decor (the fish tank is EPIC). The workers were super friendly - chatted with me the whole time and were genuinely engaged. I had the calzone/fold and it was delicious. Tasted a bunch of their brews (they will give you small tasters at no charge if you ask) and threw down a few pints during my visit. It was awesome - go to Dark Horse!

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Dark Horse Brewing Company in Marshall, MI
95 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.