Dark Horse Brewing Company
Active Beers: 93
Beer Ratings: 22,186
Beer Avg: 3.76
Taps: 8 / Bottles: 8
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 187 | Reviews: 98 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by buschbeer:
4.3/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I popped in for a brewery tour on the way to visit my grandfather. I got there on Sunday at noon, right when they opened. I wasn't the only one arriving for the opening. The first thing I noticed was that they had five bartenders. That is a sign that they do well on Sundays. The bar was small with various shards of tile grouted into it. I ordered a R.O.D. and was off on my tour.
I liked the fact that I was the only one in the tour since they just opened. Tours do not go on a schedule that I could tell. It was ask and go when the tour guide was available. The tour was typical. The process is always the same only on larger and smaller scales. I did get to see some beers aging in barrels along the way. The best part of the tour was of course the tasting. The tour was $7 and worth every penny to get to sample barrel aged Plead the 5th. What a great beer! The others were good, but the ba Pt5th was awesome.
Once I returned from the VIP lounge I noticed that there were a couple thousand beer mugs hanging from everywhere. The mug club must be popular. The bar itself was nothing fancy. It kind of looked like a dive bar or biker bar as several iron horses had come since I left on my tour. A lot more down to earth place than some pubs.
I really enjoyed the stop and wanted to enjoy another pint but Bell's was waiting for me down the road. I would return to this place in a heartbeat. Maybe I'll get some grub next visit.
06-03-2012 22:27:17 | More by buschbeer
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Dark Horse Brewing Company in Marshall, MI
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