Greenbush Brewing Company
Active Beers: 68
Beer Ratings: 2,274
Beer Avg: 3.78
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 24 | Show All Ratings:
3.82/5 rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$
This is my third visit to the brewery but first review. The interior expansion is a good thing because there was barely enough room in the place for seating before the remodeling. Our group of three people had two samplers so we were able to taste all of the beers in the 'A' flight and two from the 'B' group. We graded them anywhere from an A- to a C minus, but overall the match works out to a B- rating. All of the beers were spot on for their style, but the grading varied depending on how much the beer WOWed us. This is a cool place and I'll return again.
12-16-2013 16:30:00 | More by Mothergoose03
4.83/5 rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Great experience from the start. Great decor. Food was really good. Beer was better. The service gave great advice. We really liked the C list of beers. They have a good selection of takeout beers. Location leaves something to be desired, but I will stop in whenever I pass through.
12-13-2013 01:53:09 | More by ratatat
4.31/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
It is in a small town in southwest Michigan and is right off the freeway. Storefront is cute and there seems to be plenty of parking. When we walked in we were a little overwhelmed because there were a lot of people. Since we had the kids with us we almost left when all of a sudden this guy came out of nowhere and seated us. He was super friendly and gave us some history about Greenbush. We ordered a flight of 6 beers. I believe they were about 3oz each. They were all fresh and we enjoyed most of them. We ordered chips with blue cheese dip, wings, gumbo and pork sliders. Everything was really good, they aren't chintzy with spice. Our server was awesome even though they were packed. We will definitely return!!
11-10-2013 01:58:17 | More by Bonna
4.79/5 rDev +13.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$
We visited here on our little road trip. We left Chicago in the early morning and stopped here after going up to Virtue Farms first.
This place is great. We got there around 3pm on a Saturday and the place was packed. We wanted to grab food so we put our name on the list and waited 25 minutes. The time really flew by. We each grabbed a beer and wandered around.
Food was great. We had pretzels and cheese to start. Great cheap little appetizer and went perfect with the flights of beers.
I had the pulled pork for my meal. It was awesome. Great vinegary sauce and I ate it in a few bites.
Would go back anytime.
10-07-2013 15:15:23 | More by Kevin_Young
3.9/5 rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5 | $$
Stopped here 10-5-13, on our way to Traverse City for a week to celebrate our first anniversary. Got here mid-afternoon (Saturday), and it was busy! We were told it would be a 45 minute wait, it actually took 20 minutes to get seated. It was tough to get a beer at the bar, but we did arrive shortly after a rather large group. The place just seemed slightly under staffed, maybe 1 more bartender and 1 or 2 more waitstaff would help. Some people would call the place loud while busy, I didn't find myself having to shout but it was a bit noisy. I feel like that would be different during times which were less busy. The inside area looked to seat 40-50 people plus 20 or so at the bar. There were another 8-10 tables on the back patio and luckily we got to sit outside, it was a beautiful fall day!
Having had Greenbush's beers numerous times out of bottles, I was excited to try their beers straight from the source. To be honest, I was let down. They had 14 beers on tap (at least on the menu they had 14, we only tried about half that) arranged in 3 different price groups. I had 2 of their barrel aged offerings, BA Mr Hyde and BA Vanderbush and my wife had a flight of 6 beers, including Unicorn Killer (their pumpkin beer, total disappointment). I was underwhelmed with most of the beers I tried (the wife loved their Cream Ale, Traktor) hopefully it was just an off day for me...going to return here on our way home and sample more beer.
The service we received at Greenbush was excellent. The hostess was extremely friendly and found us at the bar to notify us our table was ready, our server was excellent also...service with a smile, even when I had her run to the bar twice to get me some carry out beer. Only downfall was lack of service at the bar, but it was extremely busy. The food here was good, typical deli food. My only grumble here, my wife wanted to change something with the sandwich she wanted but was told that it was pre-made. Little weird if you ask me, but so be it.
Overall, definitely a must visit if you are in the area. Not necessarily a destination though. Carry out bottles are sold here, and are a more economical solution as growler prices seemed pretty steep. I will definitely be returning!
10-06-2013 14:02:06 | More by atone315
3.34/5 rDev -20.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3 | $$
A little small, and a little rustic gives it a nice comfortable feel. I am hearing that they are adding on and that should help with the crowded situations. I have only been there once due to the size restrictions but hear many good things about this place.
09-20-2013 02:01:31 | More by Fatdenny
4.44/5 rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Visited in March 2013 on the way home from Founder's for the KBS release. I heard about this brewery through a beershare, the beer being Delusion. The first stout I've ever enjoyed was Creme Brulee a few years ago. Strong, heavy, vanilla. Delusion blew me away. I had to stop in and pick up a few bottles. The staff was very friendly and had time to talk here and there. The patrons enjoyed beer geeking with me. As soon as I found out Greenbush was distributing to Chicago, I had to get my grubby little hands on Anger and Brother Benjamin. The place is small and adequate. Not so busy, as it would seem this place is still not so known, and that really surprises me. Though I'm glad, they still had Delusion left. I really need to get another bottle.
08-17-2013 10:32:20 | More by 4amepiphany
4.22/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Great atmosphere and service I would highly recommend checking it out, next time I would definitely try the food, it smelled great, the beer was great, and being able have free samples prior to buying a growler is great, also the "flight" of 6 6oz beers is a fantastic idea
07-29-2013 20:32:46 | More by Skandranen
4.41/5 rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5 | $$
A review from my visit to Greenbush Brewery on 7/19/13, a busy Saturday evening.
A: Very fun, laid back atmosphere, though the place was incredibly busy and crowded. My group of four asked to be seated and were told it would be about 30 minutes. Not many tables to sit and eat, a bar that seats 20-30. About 10 minutes later we were able to find 4 spots at the bar to sit and have a beer before being seated right at about 30 wait. It was pretty noisy, bar/restaurant is not large. Vintage look with hard wood, exposed brick, and old beer cans bottles sitting on random shelves throughout.
Q: From the food to the beer to the server, everything was top notch, clean and quick. No complaints here. Easy to find parking right across, though it appears we were the lucky ones as we saw many people needing to park a long way off and walk.
S: The server once we got seated was fantastic. The bartender was not very knowledgeable about the beers, at one point telling me one of the beers available for carry out was a coffee cream stout only to find on the bottle it says russian imperial stout. Not mad about that as I love an RIS, but the guys behind the bar should no the difference. One interesting thing is that they do not serve waters. The have a self-serve cooler w/ plastic cups if you do not order a drink.
F: The food was incredible. I ordered a smoked beef brisket and a salad. The salad dressing was a very full flavored ranch style w/ lots of interesting spices. The brisket was served with 2 sauces one was BBQ-esque, another was mustard-esque, but neither were either BBQ or Mustard, both really tasting and flavorful
V: Great place to stop and eat and have beer, food and drinks are very well priced, the only thing Ifelt was over priced was the beer flight. $12 for 6 pours, but you cannot get a pour from the class C beers. According to a small business owner across the street with that we chatted with after we had dinner, the place is packed all the time for dinner- Monday - Sunday. She said people are coming from all over for the beers. I would highly recommend coming to Greenbush for dinner and drinks, but be prepared for a wait, though its definitely worth it.
07-21-2013 17:12:50 | More by atoulouk
4.08/5 rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
went there July 17, 2013. met at door by nice people. seated quickly and served promptly. kids had old time sodas. I had a very tasty ipa and then a very nice wheat ipa. meals were quite good with large sandwiches. friend of mine had an excellent bbq brisket. smoked turkey was very good. about 15 beers to choose from. I would recommend this place to anyone liking good beer and/or good sandwiches!
suckem up and movem out!
07-18-2013 13:24:01 | More by giblet
Greenbush Brewing Company in Sawyer, MI
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