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Odd Side Ales

Not Rated.
Odd Side AlesOdd Side Ales
BEER AVG
3.79/5
Based on:
101 Beers
5,961 Hads
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 43
Visits: 123
Avg: 4.21
pDev: n/a
Taps: 14
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

41 Washington Ave
Suite 160
Grand Haven, Michigan, 49417
United States
phone: (616) 935-7326 | map
www.oddsideales.com

Notes:
Place added by: cerevisiae on 04-15-2010

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.
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Reviews: 43 | Visits: 123
Reviews by Mitchster:
Photo of Mitchster
3.44/5  rDev -18.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

I have really liked the few Oddside ales that I've had in bottles, so on a day off from work, I decided to take a short day trip. The place was pretty hard to find. I went to a real estate place in the same building and asked if they knew where the brewery was. They had no clue, but it was right across the hall. I showed up and the doors were locked, lights off. The hours said they opened at one and it was 1:30. No mention of any closing on the door, on the website, and no message on the phone. Got some grub across the street and came back and they were open at 2p. Evidently they had just changed their hours but didn't change their sign.

There were 3 others and the bartender (Erik) there. They had about 15 beers listed on tap, but about 5 of them were empty. They didn't have it on the menu, but a sampler of (6) 4oz pours was $10. I had the strawberry wheat, watermelon wheat, baltic porter, berry tea wheat, helles , and a darker beer brewed with coffee (but not their mayan mocha). The beers were ,in general, uniformly hoppy for their styles with a medium firm bitterness. The baltic porter was sour (tasted like a lactobacillus infection) and I notified the bartender. He tried it and was apparently taken aback but said it was funky and he kinda liked it. He did swap my sample out for a pineapple IPA. I didn't get the impression that they were going to do anything other than sell it, but as a professional brewer friend of mine has said "If your brewery is selling a sour porter, it's not long before your doors are closed."

I remember being shocked by the growler prices which are ridiculous. I believe it was $15-16 for a 64oz growler of their normal beers or $20 for their stronger brews. These prices don't include the cost of the growler which is another $5. Considering I can buy a 6-pack (72 ounces for $11 after tax and deposit) of 4 of their beers at my local store, the price is quite exorbitant.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bassfishingguy
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

I've been in here quite a few times with my Wife (typically when we're in Grand Haven checking out Lake Michigan). The staff seems to know their beer well, and they work hard to keep the waiting to a minimum. Every time we've been there, I've seen at least 2-3+ BA beers available, in addition to another 15 or so other options (quite a few different styles as well). While I have had a few of their beers that missed the mark (for me), the majority are very enjoyable.

The atmosphere in the pub is just awesome. Even on busy days (like releases), most of the customers are very laid back and friendly. The ONLY downside (if there is one), is that they don't serve food.

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Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of MichaelCoyne
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Awesome place, wish the brewery wasn't grouped with other stores. The Hipster Brunch is one of my all time favorites. Grand Haven is an awesome beach town

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Photo of DanGeo
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of macshark
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of tommy5
3.74/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of LakeHawk
5/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Visit them if you have the chance, you will not regret it!

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Photo of Barnoloid
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Fantastic brewpub. Went for the hipster brunch stout release. Maybe not the best time for a review but felt I had to give some kudos to their awesome staff who put in major work to ensure everyone left happy. Fantastic range of their beers on tap. The brewpub is housed in some kind of old mill which has wonderful appeal. Will go back again.

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Photo of Zaphog
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of needMIbeerinMD
4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
4.04/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SometimesIfart
4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Masonz223
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of AdamSteve
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jmiah22
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Zuidman
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of deakin
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Fargrow
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of clager
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5 | food: 1

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of 98green
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Stopped in for a flight at 2PM on a holiday weekend Friday. Pretty busy, but not overwhelming. Solid selection of ~16 drafts available, at least half were beers I had never seen bottled, which is good. They don't have wait staff for the tables, so everyone needs to order at the bar. I wasn't sure if the servers waited on the bar patrons, or if we had to wait in line too. A server did eventually come over to me, but it was a bit chaotic. I wasn't feeling well the day I stopped by, so I didn't enjoy myself as much as I could have. I plan to visit again the next time I'm on that side of the state.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.69/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of indianabeerman
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of BeerOps
3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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Odd Side Ales in Grand Haven, MI
93 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.