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Harmony Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Harmony Brewing CompanyHarmony Brewing Company
Based on:
31 Beers
165 Hads
Place Score: 85
Reviews: 12
Visits: 61
Avg: 3.57
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1551 Lake Dr SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49506
United States
phone: (616) 459-9333

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Place added by: Avagadro on 11-03-2011

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Reviews: 12 | Visits: 61
Photo of Gigantis
3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Met up with two friends here on a weekend night and it was pretty busy. All the tables were full, but I didn't have to wait since my friends were already seated. The place is small and modern-looking but not in an annoying way. The atmosphere reminded me of a lot of places in New York, where I used to live. You will not be wowed by this place by any means, but I found it cozy, unimposing in a good way, and very intimate despite the crowd.
The service was pretty good - again it was busy, so even though the place was amply staffed it could still take a minute or two to get a replacement beer.
And let's talk about the beer. I had a RyePA which was quite good, I thought. I'm not normally a Rye drinker - Founders Red's Rye is the only one I drink with any regularity - but this one was nicely hopped and while it wasn't great it was certainly tasty. Then I ordered a brown (with the unfortunate name of Brownson Pinchot - ugg) and only got a taste of that (average) because one of my friends found her peat smoked porter to, well, peat-ee for her tastes. It wasn't for mine though as I found it very interesting with a strong, strong smoke taste to it... though not a lot else. Wouldn't have wanted to have another one but you can't find beers like this everywhere.
The selection was limited (four beers on tap) but then the place had just opened. They also appeared to have a decent wine selection and homebrewed rootbeer. The menu consists mostly of woodfired pizzas. I had half of one and it was of pretty high quality. I feel as though this is the sort of place you'd go if your pizza tastes tend more toward the gourmet since I think they do this well.
Overall a nice place that is reasonably priced. It is small but I did not find that to be a drawback - but maybe that's only because of some previous good associations I have with that type of place. I'd recommend it.

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Photo of sarahspat
1.61/5  rDev -54.9%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 1 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.5

went here with a friend the other day. i was really excited to try out this new brewpub. they were packed and they sat us in the upstairs area where there were maybe two other reasonable-sized tables and then a gigantic table with what appeared to be about thirty 18-year-olds. these kids might have been 21, but they were definitely acting like super-obnoxious high schoolers. i know it isn't the brewery's fault, but we were seriously annoyed the whole time we were there. service was also slow, but then again, they were super busy.

also, they apparently used the last ten dollars of their budget on a 50-pack of chairs at costco. i'm no furniture snob, but these chairs were so cheap and uncomfortable, it was actually distracting. i felt like i was at a church picnic or something. "those were the worst chairs i ever sat in." - my friend.

now on to the important part: THE BEERS...SUCKED. my friend and i got two different beers (the IPA and the Rye PA, two styles we both love dearly) and we both tried each. they were just terrible. tasted like it was either the first batch they'd ever made, or they were contaminated with something. just not good, and definitely not of a quality suitable for a brewpub. in other words, they should not be charging money for this swill. we literally left our glasses half full which we NEVER do. we love beer and we love drinking so it takes very extreme circumstances to make us waste alcohol. never going here again unless i hear that they get a new brewer and get their act together.

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Harmony Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
85 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.