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Right Brain Brewery

Not Rated.
Right Brain BreweryRight Brain Brewery

93 Ratings
Ratings: 93
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4
pDev: 15.25%
Active Beers: 100
Beer Ratings: 1,264
Beer Avg: 3.71
Taps: 15
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

225 E Sixteenth St Ste E
Traverse City, Michigan, 49684-4181
United States
phone: (231) 944-1239

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @rightbrainbrew

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(Place added by: Mitchster on 12-15-2007)
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4/5  rDev 0%

MrBIP, Apr 13, 2014
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Lynn, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

amishbooze, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

MattBreight, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Sam_Gladieux, Mar 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25%

Hop_Girl, Mar 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Mxsluis, Mar 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Buck_Jones, Mar 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

ctrousse, Mar 06, 2014
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4.73/5  rDev +18.3%

I come to Traverse City a couple times a year and always make it a priority to come to Right Brain. Their beer ranges from traditional/textbook recipes to crazy and out of the box. I wish I could get their beer on tap in Indiana.

The bar is off the beaten path and is a few blocks out of town. However, when I go on a bar crawl, it's only about 8 blocks from Ferment. So it can be a nice little walk between the two. Inside it is wide open and spacious. Even though it can be packed, it's not hard to find a place to sit and have a nice conversation. They also have a few video game machines that you can play while you drink. Depending on what time of year it is, they often have artwork from local artists for sale on the walls.

If you're into beer, this is definitely a must if you're in Traverse City.

Anitrak, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

king75, Feb 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

DCdevyl78, Jan 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

toyfull1, Jan 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

beergorrilla, Jan 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

d_locks_MI_beerlove, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

rkf1976, Jan 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

J_Barrett, Jan 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

target88, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

StoutHunter, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Rons35, Nov 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Zaphog, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

TheRealPour, Nov 01, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev -4.3%

My wife and I stopped here as part of a pub crawl in northern Michigan and the UP to visit the newer brewpubs (plus several others) that have opened since our last trip ‘up north’. This place happens to be one of the ‘several others’. Although this is the first time I’ve reviewed this brewery, we’ve been here one other time after the move from their downtown location (we’ve been there a couple times too), and the only things that have changed since our last visit a year or so ago are that they now bottle/can some of their beers, plus they have a small selection of deli sandwiches that use small fresh-made waffles instead of bread.

This brewpub does not seem to get as much hype for their beers as they did at their former location, and there seems to be some lessening of the quality and selection from before that justifies that lack of hype. The brewery was not busy on a weekday evening so we were able to sit at the bar. We chose 4 different 6 oz. pours (21 beers were available) to drink while we ate our sandwiches. The beers were all good, however, none were very exciting, so we graded them in a range of B- to a C.

The waffle sandwiches were very original and very good. They are small, but that was okay because we already had a small meal at the last place we visited.

All in all, this place is still very worthy of a visit. Perhaps we chose the wrong 4 beers with which to evaluate the brews here, but this pub is worthy of a visit by anyone who likes craft beer, and we’ll go back again someday.

Mothergoose03, Oct 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

HereforBeer, Oct 26, 2013
Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City, MI
90 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.