Ore Dock Brewing Company
Active Beers: 13
Beer Ratings: 55
Beer Avg: 4.06
Taps: 7 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
3.64/5 rDev -14.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
My wife and I stopped here as part of a pub crawl in northern Michigan and the UP to visit the newer brewpubs (plus several others) that have opened since our last trip ‘up north’. This is one of the new ones that just recently opened.
The place has a storefront setting between two other businesses along a street that is just off the main downtown area. A large garage door dominates the front exterior wall of the pub, and I assume that they open it during the warm season. The interior consists of a bar and 8-10 tables. There is no food, although they are food-friendly. We sat at the bar and ordered a sampler flight of 5 of the 9 beers that were available. ($6 for five 4-oz pours.) For being a new brewery that have dialed-in the beers fairly well, and exceeded my expectations for a couple of them. The Angry Bear (a Flanders-style Brown) was very good, and we also felt that the IPA was above average. The other three were good, but more to just being on-style without being anything special.
We enjoyed this visit, although just briefly to have a sampler and then to move along to the next place. Hopefully we can spend more time here on the next time in town.
10-29-2013 16:53:07 | More by Mothergoose03
4.07/5 rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | $$
Ore Dock has the same feel as many new brewpubs these days. Light colored wood, high ceilings, exposed beams and steel, local artisans, and a chalkboard. With that said it's different enough to be appreciated. The area is large and open with the tanks back behind a glassed off wall toward the back. There are some tables scattered around and the bar seats about 15. The bartenders the couple times I stopped in were friendly, helpful and quick to offer samples without even being asked. This place had a nice buzz to it.
The selection was respectable and the taplist right down my alley. There were 9 beers on cask on my visits and 1 cask offering, a barrel aged Flander's brown, that was pretty tasty. All the beers I sampled were good and some were standouts. Fresh Coast (Belgian IPA), Reclamation IPA, and the Harvest Saison were all delicious while the Ore Dock Export, Session Pale, and Dark Mile were all good. Prices are about like any other brewpub these days but make sure you bring your own growler for fills. Refills are a reasonable $12 but if you buy their growler and get it filled it's a whopping $30. They use the big German style flip-tops.
This place is surely worth a stop when in Marquette, the crowd was much better than at Blackrocks and this place is more of a hangout bar than the dining room of Vierling. Good prices, good service, and a good crowd make Ore Dock a pleaser.
10-22-2013 22:32:15 | More by joe1510
Ore Dock Brewing Company in Marquette, MI
93 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.