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Odd Side Ales

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

79 Ratings
Ratings: 79
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 12.97%
Active Beers: 76
Beer Ratings: 3,026
Beer Avg: 3.74
Taps: 14
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

41 Washington Ave
Suite 160
Grand Haven, Michigan, 49417
United States
phone: (616) 935-7326

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Notes:
This brewery is most easily found by parking in the lot on the west side of the building and going into the building's central hallway thru an entrance on the side of the building, or going in thru the N. 1st Street door where the brewery's patio is located. There are only small signs on the doors to identify the brewery.

(Place added by: cerevisiae on 04-15-2010)
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Reviews by EtOHMD:
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4.06/5  rDev -4.2%

Happened to see a blackboard advertising Odd Side Ales as I walked down the street on vacation in Grand Haven. Was happy I checked it out. Might not be a representative review since it was early evening on a Monday.

Atmosphere was very good, open space, lots of wood, big tables, board games, dart boards, cool local art on the walls. As opposed to the last review, I was psyched that they did not have TVs and I hope they keep it that way.

Bartender was attentive, friendly and gave several samples.

In terms of the beer, definitely lives up to its name. I tried 3 samples and not too sure that I would want more than a few sips but they were interesting nonetheless (i.e. mint Irish stout). I played it fairly safe with a smoked porter which was quite good. They had about 10 taps with a spectrum of types of beer.

Didn't try the food but the spicy pumpkin seeds looked intriguing.

Pint was 3.75, very reasonable.

I would definitely come back; chill, interesting place and I hope it does well.

EtOHMD, Jun 22, 2010
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Odd Sides is a great brewery in the heart of downtown Grand Haven. While they have expanded their operation off-site, their quality, excellent staff, and reputation has continued to grow. Their beer is about as adventurous as it gets. With names ranging from Jackalope to Bean Flicker, you can always count on something unique and delicious on tap. In addition, they have a mug club that features mugs that you can hand paint yourself! The price is right, the beer is great, the atmosphere is fun, and the wait staff is super friendly and knowledgeable.

Iainnnn, Jul 18, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev -7.8%

Odd sides was on my radar after my first visit to Grand Rapids in 2013 after having a few of there beers in bottles (Citra Pale Ale, Mocha Stout). By car the commute was about 30 minutes from Grand Rapids proper and had some picturesque scenery along the way. The brewery/tap room is located just of the waterfront of Lake Michigan inside a shopping center. It took a few turns around the block to find it (since I wasn't expecting it to be in a shopping area) but when I finally did there were plenty of seats available on this Friday afternoon.

A: The taproom had a large wood bar the full length of the place on one side with a half wall behind it cutting off the table and chairs area. The decor had kind of a surfy vibe and with few people in the place a very open airy atmosphere.

S: When I sat down, two of the staff members where at the bar next to me (drinking) and chatting while the bar tender poured a flight of beers for another patron. I chatted with them a bit and decided to do a flight also (5 4oz pours if I recall correctly.). The beers came quickly and in a newly created stave/glass holder.

S: When I was there they had over a dozen (possibly 18?) different beers available. Anything from the main stays (CPA, Bean Flicker) to some wacky stuff in barrels and a lager. The hoppy beers where fresh with no signs of off flavors and the barrel aged stouts where chocolatly with a hefty oak presence. My only qualm was those two flavors seem to define all of their beers. IE have a citra pale ale and have a mocha stout and you have a good sense of all of their beers. Maybe its a house yeast character (not sure) and not saying its bad, because I did enjoy it, but I like more variety in flavor profiles.

V/O: In all, Odd Sides was well priced and a cool little spot. I didn't get to see the actual brewing equipment which I typically like to do. But if you want to take a short drive outside of Grand Rapids and be close to the shores of Lake Michigan with some nice beers and a cool atmosphere, go check it out.

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Odd Side Ales in Grand Haven, MI
94 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.