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Active Beers: 35
Beer Ratings: 3,950
Beer Avg: 3.29
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Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by buschbeer:
3.66/5 rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Atwater Block was a couple blocks from my hotel so I had to stop in. I thought the place was closed. The light out front was off and a gentleman that was there ahead of me told me the place must be closed. There was a sign on the door that said tasting room around the corner. I ventured on and found an unmarked door that was ever so slightly ajar. When I opened the door I thought I was walking into the production facilities. I was right, but at the far end of the building was a couple tables and a bar. Their tasting room is just where they brew. So I enjoyed that aspect.
I bellied up to the bar and sampled a few beers. I used to love the Vanilla Java Porter, but did not care for it the last time I tried it. I tried the Shaman's Porter and Coniption Fit, a DIPA. They were decent. The beers were served in clear plastic cups. It didn't look like the had any food. The bartender, while knowledgeable, was not outgoing. I think they had 8-12 beers to choose from.
It is a neat setup for a tasting room. I'm glad I stopped in even though the beers are remarkably unremarkable.
02-03-2013 20:58:25 | More by buschbeer
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2.83/5 rDev -15.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 1.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $
Sunday morning in Detroit, doing the usual ruin-porn sights, the art museum and a couple of beer joints… Atwater was our first stop, not too far from the hotel we were staying at. It is a working brewery and it smells like such, I like that. The taproom is basically an L-shaped bar inside the warehouse, with a long communal table to boot.
On tap this day: Decadent Chocolate Ale, Teufel Bock, Hop-a-Peel, Detroit Pale Ale, Conniption DIPA, Voodovator… 12 taps plus a cider for the ladies.
The place is pretty cool- I love having a beer inside a brewery! And the prices and service are fine.
But the problem is the poor quality of Atwater’s beers. The Pale Ale tastes like the IPA tastes like the DIPA. And so on. All watery, indistinguishable, mediocre. Terrible stuff, I have had homebrewed beers that are way better than what this commercial, nationally-distributed brewery puts out. What a shame.
07-20-2014 20:39:42 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Atwater Brewery in Detroit, MI
80 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.