Wolverine State Brewing Company
Active Beers: 28
Beer Ratings: 168
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: 8 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
3.94/5 rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I checked this place out on a recent visit to Ann Arbor. I wanted to go here because it wasn't downtown where everything else is. It is kind of hidden behind another building. It is an unassuming cinder block building with a small patio in front. The inside is open with some tables as you walk in and an large L shaped bar.
I wasn't expecting a whole lot of the beer. I had read that they focused of lagers, which aren't as dynamic as ales. I was blown away by the beer. They are doing things with lagers that are pretty impressive. They had a couple of India pale lagers (IPL). They were delicious. They are making lagers in styles that you would typically associate with ales.
I sampled all nine of the beers that they had on tap. All the styles were good with some being great. The bartenders were friendly and attentive. Unfortunately, I did not see any food being served other than nuts and chips. It is definitely worth a stop to see what can be done with lagers. And I did hear talk of an expansion.
09-28-2012 18:56:42 | More by buschbeer
4.14/5 rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I'm there pretty much every week, so I figured I could review it. Good amount of parking outside, and during the summer they'll fence off an area outside near the front door for outside seating. Inside, it's one big open room with seating for maybe 80+ people at a bunch of tables, the bar, some high top tables, and a few couches and stuffed chairs. Handful of big TVs usually have sports on, and there are a couple of foosball tables available too.
No formal food menu, but they have a binder of delivery/take-out options available. Occasionally there's a food cart guy around who cooks in the parking lot and serves inside. Service has always been great - 2 bartenders that serve from behind the bar, only occasionally going out onto the floor to pick up empty glasses. Usually ~10-12 beers on tap, mostly lager style. Most beers available in 12, 15, and 22oz sizes. Joining the Mug Club allows you to drink 15oz beers for 12oz prices.
As of January 2012, they have trivia on Monday and Wednesday nights. They usually have some of their standard Wolverine Premium Lager and Wolverine Dark Lager available to go in bottles, and you can get growler fills of almost any beer. Free wifi. Overall, nice place to hang out and drink for an evening after work. Occasionally there'll be a knockout awesome beer on tap, but there'll always be a bunch of solid drinking beers available here.
02-19-2012 22:58:54 | More by kkulacki
4.08/5 rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I stopped here with jale last week while in town on business. A cool brewpub on the outskirts of town (upside = free parking, downside = no pub crawl from the downtown brewpubs). Essentially a big warehouse of a drinking room, with 4-6 TVs on the walls and plenty of seats (although it was packed on a Thursday night). It features an L-shaped bar with seats for about 15, tables for an additional 50 or so people, and a few couches and easy chairs next to coffee tables for another dozen.
They have a wide selection of beers, maybe 12 on tap when I was there. Heavy on lagers (including an India Pale Lager, a very cool concept I don't think I've seen before). Everything tasted pretty well constructed, no real complaints on quality at all.
So now there's another place on my map in Ann Arbor, as if it's not already hard enough to decide where to stop in this part of Michigan.
11-20-2011 16:41:41 | More by TurdFurgison
Wolverine State Brewing Company in Ann Arbor, MI
89 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.