Wolverine State Brewing Company
Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
4.36/5 rDev +9.8%
I think that this is the best brewpub in Ann Arbor. Their specialties are lagers which appeals to the masses and the newbies into the craft beer world. The atmosphere we find inviting and relaxing, but you better get there early on a Friday or Saturday otherwise it is standing room only. Only two tv's and no jukebox or electronic dartboards, so you can have a pleasant conversation without having to scream. They do have a foosball table and steeltip dartboard. The quality of beer has changed dramatically since they opened. The beers used to have a buttery flavor due to not finishing properly, now they are spot on. The service has improved also with the addition of a manager and bar help. For selection they have at least six beers on tap and small batches coming soon. Food is either bring your own in or they do have a caterers that set up inside and sell food. If you are in the Ann Arbor area, give this place a try, you will be glad you did.
04-25-2011 13:01:29 | More by craigo19
4.14/5 rDev +4.3%
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 +2.8%
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
4/5 rDev +0.8%
A brewery with focus mainly on lagers. I enjoy stopping here for a really good lager. They seem to have it down quite well for the short time they have been open. Large open room with seating for about 70 people. Even with the open floor plan, the noise does'nt seem too noisy when the place fills up. Several couches and a coffee table are placed for relaxing area to unwind. The staff are very attentive and seem to enjoy talking about the beer. No food is available (other then chips in bags). You can however order food to be delivered to the brewery. The feel is relaxed and casual. Seems a place people come to unwind and enjoy a good beer.
08-17-2011 02:51:10 | More by jale
Wolverine State Brewing Company in Ann Arbor, MI
90 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.