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Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery

Not Rated.
Blue Tractor BBQ & BreweryBlue Tractor BBQ & Brewery
BEER AVG
3.59/5
Based on:
27 Beers
114 Ratings
Place Score: 81
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 17.05%
Taps: 5
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

207 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48104
United States
phone: (734) 222-4095

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
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(Place added by: SierraGS on 11-28-2008)
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Reviews by jale:
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

This is more of a hip bar then a brewery. The beer is below average but the food ia very good. The bar has the coolest way I have seen to keep a drink cool. A 5 inch steel strip that has an inch of frost on it. The basement has a beautifully finished lounge with another bar. Very chic. This seems upscale for a brewery. Not really a destination brewery, but is located one block from two other breweries makes this a nice addition for a pub crawl. For the average non-beer geek crowd, this place is a nice place to hang out.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Good food which is available either at the bar or typical restaurant-type layout, as well as in the basement whiskey/beer bar and (free) live music venue. Offer at least a handful of draft options which rotate fairly frequently. Friendly servers, bartenders, and hosts/hostesses. Prices reasonable for the food (downtown Ann Arbor reasonable anyways) and two separate happy hours every day to make the beer very moderately priced on average.

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2.8/5  rDev -19.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 2

Happened to be in the A2 area for the second time in the last month and wanted to cross another brewery off the tour list. Due to the circumstances, we needed a family-friendly atmosphere and after learning that this establishment is owned by the same management company as Jolly Pumpkin, Blue Tractor seemed like a safe bet.

Atmosphere - I really enjoyed the feel of the place, it had a rustic but modern touch to it.

Quality - Of the two beer styles I tried, it was average...nothing less, nothing more. Their Bumper Crop IPA had me puzzled. At first, I thought the waitress had brought me something other than an IPA. The caramel malt taste almost overpowered the hops in my opinion. It was drinkable but just not true to the style. The second beer I tried was their Pitmaster Porter. This was average-to-good and unlike the IPA, it was more style appropriate. It had a heavy roasted/smokey taste to it with a decent finish.

Service - Seemed good enough. We were promptly seated at a table after entering. Our waitress was prompt and efficient.

Selection - Only saw four of their beers on tap on the beer menu at the time of our visit: Bumper Crop IPA, Pitmaster Porter, Sudworth Bock, Red Barn Amber Ale. They did however have bottles from Jolly Pumpkin and North Peak.

Food - I wanted to eat something light so I opted for the Pastrami sandwich. My girlfriend had a specialty salad and an appetizer. Everything was edible but just not enjoyable. Maybe I was expecting something else in this department because it seemed a little more focused on the food.

Value - The pricing for beer and the food seemed average.

Overall, I probably wouldn't go back....

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Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery in Ann Arbor, MI
81 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.