Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company
Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
3.49/5 rDev -3.6%
This place really has all the makings of a good brewpub: the location is fine, accessible, the bar is reasonably spacious, the decor is inviting, they have a cooler for to-go beers, and the brewery itself is visible behind the bar. The setup, in short, is perfectly acceptable. In fact, it reminds me a lot of Otter Creek in Middlebury.
That said, there are some huge problems. Foremost, the beer pretty much sucks. The only halfway decent beers I've had from them are their lagers: a Weizenbock and a caramel doppelbock were excellent, but everything else, including a few of their bottled beers, were terrible, borderline atrocious. I appreciate the experimentation with saisons and gruits, but I wish they would devote more of their energy to consistent flagships. They just don't taste good, and I feel like they have to know that.
The service is hit or miss. No one has ever been rude, but the staff are sometimes inattentive. There are clearly many regulars, and I'm not overly sensitive to being ignored, but when the beer is bad and I can't get anyone's attention to pay for it, it's frustrating.
06-05-2014 12:04:31 | More by JamesShoemaker
2.6/5 rDev -28.2%
Stopped here on the way back from a road trip. Small brew pub, wasn't a bad atmosphere just wasn't busy. The beers were good not great but worth the money. The food was reasonable and not bad. Not a huge selection just some typical sandwiches and starters. The service was ok, only one guy was working but he did a good job. Good variety on the beer selection, would have liked to seen maybe at least one bigger ABV beer to try. But over all a fun lil stop if your up by the Casino or something.
07-28-2013 17:14:23 | More by ROBSTARR
3.7/5 rDev +2.2%
A: Actually pretty cool. The pub area overall was pretty small, decent sized bar with a few tables, large window overlooking the production area. Large garage door attached to bar area, gas fireplace. A few TV's and video games.
Q: I'll be honest, my expectations were not very high, I have had their beer in bottles several times and never really liked any of them. BUT I was in the area so I had to at least stop by, and I was very impressed. Their quality is on the right track and all the beers I sampled were pretty dang good.
S: Service was better than average. Wasn't the great but she kept up and was pretty knowledgeable.
S: Selection was very good. They had their regular brews, in addition they had a few seasonal, and specials on tap. They also had a small "store" section with all the MPBC stickers, hats and shirts.
Overall I was impressed. I would recommend MPBC to a friend and I'd stop by again.
01-02-2013 15:24:34 | More by theecaleb
2/5 rDev -44.8%
Finally got around to visiting the brewery. I went in with high hopes, only to come out seriously disappointed. Atmosphere is alright. Small space with a few flatscreens at pretty good locations. The brewery is right behind the bar and is visible. Nothing was brewing tonight apparently. Quality wasn't great. Their beers are nothing special, and I have yet to have a great one. Had an amber and a DIPA tonight, and the amber managed to blow away the DIPA. Service was horrendous. Some of the worst I have had anywhere. One person working in the whole place. The bartender/waitress was not attentive at all. She was visibly annoyed when I wasn't ready with my beer order only a couple minutes after sitting down. After getting a beer, she didn't stop back until it was gone. When I said my girlfriend and I wanted to put in a food order, she rolled her eyes and audibly sighed. Apparently that really put her out. She also gave me a 10-12 oz glass when one of the beers I ordered was on the pint serving list. Selection was 16 beers on tap I believe. That would be great if any of them were much good. The only was I can describe the food is that it sucked. Choices are like 6 paninis, soup, and a couple appetizers. Ordered an italian panini, and the waitress apparently couldn't manage to put the peppers on it. Peppers wouldn't have helped it much though. Not great. Panini with potato chips was $9.99. Yeah. Beers were $4.00 each, not terrible. Hopefully they decide to make some improvements (including staff).
10-25-2012 04:24:48 | More by CMUbrew
3.1/5 rDev -14.4%
I went here during a business trip to the Mt Pleasant area. The building is pretty cool. Lots of wood and a bit dark to give it a comfortable feel. When you walk in the beer and wine store is to your right. You can buy a mixed 6 pack of your choice or some wine from the area wineries. I got a sick pack and 2 bottles of wine to bring home.
Food was decent, standard pub food I suppose. The place was full of families and children, so I guess it's one of the more popular and lively joints in the area.
Beer selection was pretty dismal to be honest. They had about 6 or 7 of their own brews, and little else (nothing else if I remember correctly). I can't say I'm a fan of their beer. I tried most of their signature brews, with the steam engine stout and wheat ale being my favorites. All of the other ones tried too hard to incorporate strange flavors (blackberry, raspberry, etc) and just made the beers odd. Mt Pleasant is way low on my list of favorite breweries, but the restaurant is a decent place to go if you are in the area.
06-14-2011 13:37:29 | More by Northsider
Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company in Mount Pleasant, MI
86 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.