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EagleMonk Pub and Brewery

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EagleMonk Pub and BreweryEagleMonk Pub and Brewery
BA SCORE
82
good

15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 26.06%
Active Beers: 12
Beer Ratings: 59
Beer Avg: 3.61
Taps: 6
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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(Place added by: bigkingken on 08-17-2012)
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Reviews by lurpy1:
Photo of lurpy1
4.08/5  rDev +23.6%

This place will not knock your socks off, but it fills a huge void, and along with Crunchy's massively upgraded focus on good beer, Eagle Monk's opening is the best thing to happen to the beer scene in Lansing, which has largely been bypassed in Michigan's beer mania.

Eagle Monk is a converted party store, with all the telltale Sparty Green and White paint on the outside. The inside is, pardon the pun, also spartan, with somewhat raw floors and acoustics that are reminiscent of an old VFW hall. But it's a solid, middlebrow place. On the night I was there, it was crowded but still spacious, and overrun with guys from a some sort of beard growing society. Jacket and tie not necessary. Cool.

There are 6 self-brewed taps: Red; Scotch; Pale Ale; IPA; Stout; Rye. Not too daring, but a good starter list.They are available by pint, or, you can get a flight of all 6 for $9. The first 4 tasted OK, but were nothing remarkable. The Scotch Ale was certainly drinkable but seemed to miss the mark as a Scotch Ale with its lack of body. However, the Stout and the Rye were terrific examples of the style. The stout hit all the marks and had a subtle coffee note to it. The Rye is a real standout, not hoppy, but plenty of spicy, stubbly rye. I would rate it as the 2nd best Rye I've ever had behind Hop Rod Rye. A beer they can build around, and with time, hopefully the 4 lesser beers will improve.

Service was friendly, and the owner/brewer provided an upbeat presence. Did not get to try the food, looked OK and simple.

Welcome addition. Not enough killer beers to become a barfly here, but a good start, and I'll be back.

lurpy1, Sep 13, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of TommyB83
1/5  rDev -69.7%

By far the worst brewery in Michigan. We had a group of beer lovers from all over the state meet here and no one finished their beer. (and we are not a group that waste alcohol) The IPA looked like it had only been fermenting for a few days. Extremely cloudy and you could still see the yeast actively working. The White was very bland. The Belgian Wit seemed much more like an mediocre amber, but either way, I was done after half the pint. There was at least 3 other beers at our table that were all considered bad from multiple people at the table. We were excited to check this place out because of the many positive reviews. I question if they aren't reviewing themselves because all of the beer was bad.

The location is awkward. The nicest room in the whole building is the bathroom. It looks like they made that first and ran out of money as they got closer to the bar. The game room looks nice, but is in a bad spot and is not being used. I'm not one to judge beer by location though. I've had great beer in complete dumps and horrible beer in very expensive breweries. The only reason I would ever go here is if your trying to hit every brewery in Michigan. Make it one of your last stops.

TommyB83, Aug 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

brasky11, Feb 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Slay40, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

jemarent, Nov 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

AlMarzo, Oct 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

outsider, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of BrewtalHonesty
3.56/5  rDev +7.9%

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.

BrewtalHonesty, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of jojox
3.6/5  rDev +9.1%

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.

jojox, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of gulogulo
2.68/5  rDev -18.8%

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.

gulogulo, Jul 27, 2013
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EagleMonk Pub and Brewery in Lansing, MI
82 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.