North Peak Brewing Company
Active Beers: 24
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Reviews by AylwinForbes:
2.86/5 rDev -25.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Day two of our fifth Big Beer Adventure took us to Traverse City. While the main objective was Right Brain, the convenient colocation of North Peak meant that we could not ignore it, even if we felt no overwhelming urgency to visit. Having visited, we understand the original sentiment.
While the building itself is charming and industrial archeology, not far from the water front, the interior is rather bland and, it must be said, more along the lines of TGIF. I'm always a bit suspicious when large plasma TVs play too prominent a role in the decor.
We confess to not giving the complete beer list a fair shot but rather based our critique on a couple of pours; that and the somewhat defensive disinterest of the bartender. He seemed rather offended by my observation that the imperial red needed to be a bit warmer (not a negative statement but merely one saying I think I will like it better as it warms up).
Given that Traverse City is a big vacation town, or so it seems, i imagine that a lot of business comes from occasional visitors rather than a hardcore base. I couldn't imagine being a regular there myself.
08-06-2010 02:23:49 | More by AylwinForbes
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North Peak Brewing Company in Traverse City, MI
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