Right Brain Brewery
Active Beers: 95
Beer Ratings: 1,106
Beer Avg: 3.71
Taps: 15 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 87 | Reviews: 46 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Mitchster:
3.45/5 rDev -13.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$
These guys have been open for about 2 weeks now. I don't know where the parking is, so I just parked out front. It's a typical open industrial look, with unfinished ceilings, exposed air ducts, etc. No food for right now, unless a bag of premade popcorn counts. They had about 12 beers on tap or so, with room for about 5 more. I tried the ESB, Raspberry pale, Hefe Weizen, IPA, Porter (on nitro), and Stout. They were all good, but none stood out as really, really good. The Hefe weizen and IPA were probably my favorites. I spoke with John, the brewer, for a while. He used to brew for Traverse Brewing Company in Elk Rapids. Very nice and knowledgable guy who seemed to enjoy talking shop. Plenty of seating (the license says 81) with local art on the walls. Big see through window to the beauty shop next door. Bathrooms out in the hall are shared with the other businesses in the building. They don't currently have a sampler tray, and it seemed the bartender was irritated by my requests to try the beers, despite the fact I was paying for them. When I was there, they had happy hour from 3-6p with $2 pints.
These guys have promise. The beers are decent for an early start, and I hope to see them grow.
12-16-2007 04:47:05 | More by Mitchster
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