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Odd Side Ales

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Odd Side AlesOdd Side Ales

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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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 Yetiman420:
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4.34/5  rDev +2.4%

Stop #335 on my world brewery/brewpub tour.

Visited around noon on a Friday in early March.

Sat at the bar. It was me, the bar manager Eric, and the brewer/owner Chris (I think that was his name) who was busy doing all sorts of things.

I did get to chat up Chris. He has a one barrel hot side system and I think he ferments either 3 or 6 barrels for each batch. This makes for long brew day(s). Said running a small brewery like this is "a lot of work."

Really liked the building as it's sort of a co-op with a variety of shops occupying the other stalls/rooms. Odd Side has a generous-sized room with a small outdoor porch (which is the quickest way to enter). You can see the fermentation tanks. I couldn't get a "full brewery" tour as Chris said it was just too crowded and no room.

Lots of beers on tap and I did samplers of all

Porter with cherry chocolate coffee vanilla and something else
Tang Poon Porter slight sour porter (because walnuts went bad)
Nitro stout with slight fruitiness
Lemon Meringue (I think this was a hefe)
Chocolate Koffie stout
Nut Brown
Simcoe session IPA
Irish Red Ale
Citra Pale Ale (excellent!)
Mint stout

The IPA's were all great. The more complex beers (porter) were a bit muddy and maybe too much. Still drinkable but nothing remarkable.

I got a Giro from a small shop a block away and brought it in. Free wifi so I got to get some work done.

Well worth it if your in the area. Michigan is getting to the point where there's almost too many solid brewpubs to visit. Would like to come back in the summer when there's more going on.

Yetiman420, Mar 09, 2012
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Odd Side Ales in Grand Haven, MI
94 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.