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EagleMonk Pub and Brewery

EagleMonk Pub and BreweryEagleMonk Pub and Brewery

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 12
Beer Ratings: 40
Beer Avg: 3.45

Taps: 6 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
84
good

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 18.21%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

4906 W Mount Hope Hwy
Lansing, Michigan, 48917-9588
United States
phone: (517) 708-7350

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Notes:
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(Place added by: bigkingken on 08-17-2012)
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bigkingken

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $

EagleMonk is the newest brewery to the greater Lansing area in central Michigan. The brainchild and retirement plan for a local home-brewer of more than 30 years, I had a soft spot for the place even before it opened, having met the owner who is a great guy. I was really hoping not to be let down going in.

The place used to be a party store with an attached apartment. Oh the stories those residents must have in their back pocket! But they’ve put in quite a bit of work to turn it into a brewpub. The main room isn’t anything fancy – a large open space with several tables, mugs hanging overhead and the bar/service counter at the far end. Local photos hang on the walls for purchase, if the mood strikes you. A second, smaller room hosts no tables that I saw, but a foosball table, fireplace and darts are available. In all, it’s your local neighborhood, no-frills joint where the community gathers to drink.

They do have a limited menu. There are a few paninis, salads and pizzas to choose from. The pizzas looked like thin crust, baked in a stone-lined professional-grade pizza oven. But I opted for a Panini. Large chunks of chicken, sweet baby rays, and what seemed like bacon bits were all smashed together. The bread seemed like some sort of 9-grain bread from Great Harvest. High quality, but maybe not the best for a Panini. It was tasty, but they could smear some butter or bacon fat on the outside of the bread to brown it and crisp it up, plus put some more pressure on the Panini lid and let it bake longer.

Not that I’m a Panini connoisseur own my own press or anything…

The beer was pretty decent, especially for having just opened. They had six varieties on tap: rye, stout, IPA, pale, scotch and Irish. The latter two were good – not overly sweet like so many American styles. The pale and stout were decent too, though lacking a bit in depth on both sides. But the IPA and rye were fantastic. The IPA is easy to drink with a slightly sweet finish that I highly enjoyed. And the rye might be the best rye I’ve ever had. It’s not necessarily an IPA – the hops seem more subdued than, say, Founders Reds Rye IPA – which let the rye shine through a bit more. It was extremely well-balanced and tasty.

08-24-2012 17:52:16 | More by bigkingken
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brasky11

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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Michigan

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

The first worthwhile brewery in Lansing / East Lansing area. A reasonable selection of beers (6-7) on tap, one cask conditioned beer on tap, craft sodas (2-3) on tap, and a selection of pizzas and sandwiches. Beer & soda made on premises. The food and beer are good, especially the pizza. Simple place, home-like atmosphere with free bar games available (darts, shuffleboard, foozeball). Highly kid-friendly during the day. Very reasonable lifetime mugclub membership available. A selection of growlers (even howlers) available. Highly approachable owners, often available for conversation. Definitely a worthwhile stop.

10-02-2013 21:40:14 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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jojox

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$

Small place with several beers, pizzas, panninis, salads, and deserts. It's an "order at the bar, we'll bring your food to you" kind of place. It's not especially nice, or fancy, but clearly low budget and just starting out - 1 year and 3 weeks ago from when I was there.

The beer is pretty good, solid. It's not phenominal or unusual but they are good examples of the styles (the 3 I had) and very drinkable. One was made from local Michigan malt, which is really cool and seems to be a trending theme around the US. I probably liked that one the best.

The head brewer was a really nice, chill guy. Over 600 members in his mug club in the first year, which is great for him.

7 barrel brew system, he brews once a week or so. He seems to be doing pretty well at it, I'm curious to see where he goes after his basic survival is assured and he can start experimenting.

09-05-2013 01:14:37 | More by jojox
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gulogulo

Michigan

2.68/5  rDev -22.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2 | $$

A small, simple place off the beaten path as far as any commercial development goes. I enjoyed the atmosphere most of all aspects at this establishment. The game room is a nice feature but is quite separate from the rest of the public floor space, so I would imagine it is underutilized (note: we stopped by in early afternoon on a weekday and were the only patrons, so this is a guess). There were some quality photographs available for purchase, as well.

The beer was unexceptional at best, but nothing was unpalatable. Tried all beers available and nothing stood out to note. However, considering its competition, this place takes the crown in the Lansing area.

The service was pleasant, professional and engaging. We enjoyed a nice conversation with the barkeep, who was able to shed some light on the history of the place and its naming (simply put: pieces of Americana and beer heritage put together, respectively).

We got the parmesan cheese bread and did not enjoy it. Thin, bland, and firm.

07-27-2013 03:25:08 | More by gulogulo
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HarmonMW

Missouri

2.71/5  rDev -21.7%
vibe: 1.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2.75 | $$

I was excited about visiting EagleMonk. Lansing is a dirge in the MI craft beer scene, and desperately needed something, although the brewpub is pretty far off the radar.

The brewpub looks like an old party store and inside, resembles a gas station that has been cleaned of the aisles. Not the most aesthetically pleasing place. Beers were just average. Had a sampler of the All Night IPA, Delta Porter, ESB, Irish Red, Marcy St Stout, and Red Eye Rye. I liked the rye, but the rest weren't anything very memorable. Service is fine - you have to go up to the bar to be helped, but that's fine. Only had about 6 beers on, but they're new. I had a pizza which didn't have any tomato sauce. I probably should have read the menu closer so it's probably my fault, but I was pretty letdown with the food. I forgot what my fiancee had, but she liked it.

Overall, it's a new brewery and that's pretty clear from the quality of food/beer. My fiancee has wanted to go back, but given our other options in Michigan, I haven't - and I live in Lansing.

05-29-2013 20:38:25 | More by HarmonMW
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EagleMonk Pub and Brewery in Lansing, MI
84 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.