Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Active Beers: 146
Beer Ratings: 8,979
Beer Avg: 3.77
Taps: 14 / Bottles: 8
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 194 | Reviews: 130 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by northernbrews:
4.4/5 rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I have been to Kuhnhenn's a few times in the past. I've finally decided to review it.
Went w/ my dad, my fiance's dad, and my dad's friend on Saturday afternoon.
Atmosphere: We got there at about 2:30 on Saturday. There was a large group from a pub crawl, which made it quite crowded for a bit. Luckily that were almost on their way out. There are about 10 tables and about 10 stools at the L-shaped bar. Behind the bar in an attached room is the Brew-your-own equipment and some other brewing equipment. There are 3 fermenters in the pub area.
Quality: IMO, Kuhnhenn is the best brewery in Michigan not named Bell's. All of their offerings are always solid, with quite a few being exceptional. During this visit, the Saison, Simcoe Silly, Oatmeal Stout, and A Few Shilling Too Many were very good.
Service: This wasn't the greatest when we got there, but that can be expected due to it being at about max capacity. After the large crowd left, the service became much better. They are knowledgable and friendly. Usually Eric Kuhnhenn is walking around talking to many of the patrons, which is nice to see.
Selection: During this trip, I had the ones mentioned above. They also had their IPA, a czech pilsner, mango wheat, metrys lager, and a few others. They also had about 8 Meads and over 10 different types of wine. My dad had the Green Apple Reisling and Strawberry White Merlot, which were both tasty and smooth. I wish they had a few other rare offerings, which it looks like I missed by a few weeks.
Food: They have a limited menu of unimpressive sandwiches, pizza, cheeses, They also allow you to bring in your own food if you want. I wouldn't recommend coming here just to eat
Value: Depending on what you get, most of the beers are around $4.00 - $5.00, with the rarer offering at about $6. Overall, a good value for the quality of the product.
If you are coming here to have lunch and maybe a beer or two, this is not your place. But if you want some of the best and most unique beers in the state and country, this is definitely the place. Only a few miles from Dragonmead and Champane's liquor store is right around the corner, which make this a nice little afternoon trip.
01-14-2007 16:45:47 | More by northernbrews
More User Reviews:
4.38/5 rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Usually visit Kuhnhenn when I'm in metro Detroit.
A- Nice big U-shaped bar. Reasonable amount of high-top tables. Wood floors and brick walls. Warm and welcoming.
Q- Kuhnhenn's beers are a bit hit or miss to me, but when it's a hit, it's a grand slam. Creme Brulee stout, DRIPA, Braggot, 4th Dementia, Aldebaran, All Hallows Ale being a few of my favorites. They also have plenty of wines and meads for those who don't like beer.
S- They have table service here which is nice. When it gets really busy it can get hard to find a server but that can be accepted.
S- Always a variety of styles and ABVs to choose from. I've even been lucky enough to go in on Saturday afternoon in the summer and find BB4D on tap!
F- Kinda don't really know how to rate this one. They don't really do food apart from dried meats and cheeses but they are cool with people ordering delivery from local places or bringing stuff in. On special occasions they have some form of catering, and that has always been well done.
V- Reasonable, obviously the higher ABV and hopped stuff is more than sessionable things.
06-29-2014 07:44:34 | More by PaulyB83
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company in Warren, MI
95 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.