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Odd Side Ales

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3,966 Ratings
Place Score: 93
Ratings: 94
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 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

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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 by chromemittenman:
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4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I visited for the first time on 6/11/11 at about 730pm.

Plenty of room when I walked in and I grabbed a seat at the bar.

I first ordered a 6 beer sampler (9$) and then got another half of sampler. They had 16 beers on tap at the time I visited and was told that a few of the top sellers and most popular ones were sold out...so there is no lack of variety. I was a little disappointed that the only stout they had was a dark roast coffee style stout, I was hoping out of the long list there would be more stouts to try, BUT, like I say, I think I just caught it at a bad time.

As far as the atmosphere, it was hard to find and as such, it keeps it fairly "quaint" IMO. There is a nice outdoor patio on 1st street or you can enter in the main entrance of the piano factory where there are several other shops and a very nice restaurant.

They do not serve food, they have bags of chips, some popcorn/carmel corn, and pumpkin seeds. They allow you to bring whatever food in with you and while in there, saw SEVERAL people with boxes. There are ample places around within walking distance, including a Gyro place, so it would just add to the experience to buy some local eats and stop on in.

The two people working were very friendly and both seemed knowledgable on the beers and what not.

I will definitely be back again!

More User Reviews:
Photo of Shon4star
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 2

Good place to grab some brew for sure and maybe fill a growler or 2. Food selection quite lacking. Just popcorn and chips.

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

Photo of Tarabeth
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 1.5

Photo of jeffreyfred79
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of Emily2388
5/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.21/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of KingTelephone
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Jturbo95
1/5  rDev -76.2%

Photo of archiebunkerjr
4.25/5  rDev +1%

I made my first visit to Odd Side Ales on Black Friday 2014 for their Hipster Brunch Stout and Morning Wood Stout release. They opened at 9:00AM. Odd Side's location is in an old refurbished warehouse (I think) on the first floor. They ran their new beer release very efficiently. Patrons were encouraged to bring their own breakfast with them that particular day and I think about half the people did.

I was a little surprised at how small their taproom was although I guess I shouldn't be seeing how they have only been in business since 2010. All of their seating filled rather quickly that morning. They have a variety of seating and tables in their taproom. As we waited for them to open their doors that day, they received a table top Pacman game and one of those table top hockey games in the big plastic bubble. I personally love that hockey game but no one was playing it that day.

Odd Side hit it out of the park that day with the release of Hipster Brunch Stout and Morning Wood Stout. Those were both 20 oz. pours for $6. They had about 15 other beers on their taplist that day including BBA Imperial Mayan Mocha Stout and a peanut butter stout that looked very enticing to me. But Black Friday was all about Hipster and Morning Wood.

Odd Side continues to step up their game in the state of Michigan. Their beers are becoming more and more visible in bottle shops. The biggest hit that I can give Odd Side for my rating is their smaller taproom space. As they continue to grow, I'm sure they will address this issue. I'm guessing their existing space is the right size for them most of the time. But a special event for them like their Black Friday release will challenge the comfort of their patrons. I will definitely go back again.

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3.56/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of EricTKole
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Been here multiple times with my wife and friends. So the brewpub is nothing that will blow you away, in fact it's quite boring looking. What's great about Odd Side Ales is the beer. These guys are IMO on their way to supplanting Founders and Bells as the best West MI brewery when it comes to quality, world class brews. There ability to use their creativity in a controlled and tasteful way is what is starting to really make them stand out, that and improving on already great brews. Case in point they took a great beer BA Mayan Mocha stout and upped the anti by making an imperial version of it this year.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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