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Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Brewing CompanyKuhnhenn Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.8/5
Based on:
116 Beers
9,358 Ratings
Place Score: 95
Ratings: 262
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: n/a
Taps: 14
Bottles: 8
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

5919 Chicago Rd
Warren, Michigan, 48092-1606
United States
phone: (586) 979-8361

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @kuhnhennbrewery

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Place added by: beernut7

Mon-Thu: 11am - 12am
Fri - Sat: 11am - 2am
Sun: 12pm - 8pm
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Reviews by DrDoitchbig:
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3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2

I've known about Kuhnhenn for almost a year now and the whole time I've lived only about 45 minutes away. So me and a couple of fellow beer enthusiasts finally decided to make the short trek down. We went early on a Tuesday night, go there at about 7 PM and stayed until probably 10 PM.

Atmosphere: The vibe was extremely relaxed. It was a pretty slow night and the place was pretty quiet. There was no music playing, no TV going. I don't make it out to the bar very often because my beer budget is quite a bit smaller than it used to be and I've only been to one other bar. The other bar I frequent (much closer to home) turns into a night club during the evening hours so this was a nice change of pace.

Quality: I sampled almost every beer on the menu and they were all in tip-top shape. No dirty draught lines here. All of the basic beers (standard IPA, their adjunct) were served in conical pint glasses. The more expensive stuff like their DRIPA took up residence in nice tulip glasses.

Service: When we first got there we were attended to fairly quickly, but as the night wore the service grew slower and slower. Granted it did get a bit busier, but not to the extent where it should have slowed things down like it did. Also despite the fact that we ran up a decent $40 tab there I felt the bartender was a bit peeved when we asked for some samples. By some I mean 3 or 4 between the group. Not each, just 3 or 4 tiny little samples total.

Selection: I'm not sure on the exact number, but I believe they had about 10 beers on tap. They spanned quite a large range of styles. The standouts were clearly the DRIPA, their Oud Bruine and the Winter Wonder Lager. The puzzling part is a lot of the tap list is filled with some weak sauce. An American adjunct, a Strawberry fruit beer and an English Mild clocking in at 3.2% ABV. But overall a good selection for such a small brewery.

Food: I didn't personally order food, but one of my buddies did. He ordered a personal pizza which was something like $4 and was quite minuscule. I tried a piece and it certainly wasn't the worst piece of pizza I've ever had, but it wasn't that great either. The food is definitely an after thought here and just meant to bring in some extra money from people getting the drunk munchies.

Overall the prices were a little steep and the pours were a bit stingy. 10 oz. of their Imperial IPA for $6. 10 oz. of the Oud Bruine was $7. Like I mentioned the food was definitely on the pricey side.

Update 6/21/10 - It seems Kuhnhenn has started charging for all samples. I've been to a couple brewpubs and bars in Michigan and have never encountered this. Personally I find it absolutely ridiculous. It completely defeats the purpose of the term sample, at least for me.

Update 2/28/11 - I felt the need to update this again considering how many times I've been here since the middle of 2010. The service seems to have been on the upswing ever since my first visit. Even at their Winter Solstice event when the place was packed my server at the bar was surprisingly attentive. The samples still have prices on the menu but it seems like more than half the time I don't get charged for them. I've had more experience with their food menu and most of it is just packaged stuff you can buy at any grocery. I ordered some aged white cheddar and it was literally served in the package. It wasn't Kraft cheese product or anything but I've had better and at the price I paid for it I expected better.

More User Reviews:
Photo of aboyd87
3.65/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 1 | quality: 5 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Flagship beers are all memorable and the seasonals/experimentals are just as good. These guys are hard to beat.

P.S. bring back the pumpkin sour you had at the detroit beer fest in 2013.

Photo of sweemzander
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of psweendogg
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of raeman70
3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of adamant1912
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of N_Overholt
4.47/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MiWolfman
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Ohiovania
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of loganburgh
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of dmhurdle
2.41/5  rDev -44%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 4.25 | food: 1

The other people there make this place cool. The beer is good, the beer selection is good. They have few food choices and don't always have a food truck around. The service is generally awful (moreso on the management side than the servers/bartenders). I would say that if this place didn't make a few great beers and meads they would have gone under several years ago. Their price points are also very high on some of their bottles.

Photo of goast8127
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ljc973
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of ZachDow7
4.72/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Bchdrum22
1.6/5  rDev -62.8%

Photo of Bencooper27
5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.52/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Dmcdaniel
4.72/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of midlifec
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of docoman
4/5  rDev -7%

First time at this brewery. Not bad setup, but hard to find since it's located in weird intersection. Beer selection slanted more towards IPA's and lighter beers, but looked to be about 20-25 beers on tap. Had the DRIPA and Porter, both good, liked the DRIPA better. If in the area worth stopping by. On 12/19 and 12/20/2014 is their Winter Solstice when they have their special beers available.

Photo of barhoc11
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Best beer around

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Kuhnhenn Brewing Company in Warren, MI
95 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.