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BAD Brewing Company

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BAD Brewing CompanyBAD Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 9
Beer Ratings: 9
Beer Avg: 3.27

Taps: 14 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
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no score

7 Ratings
Ratings: 7
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 17.75%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]

440 S Jefferson St
Mason, Michigan, 48854-1654
United States
phone: (517) 676-7664

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(Place added by: Judson on 09-08-2012)
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gashmoney

Michigan

3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$

First tried Bad Brewing about a year and a half ago. Their beers were good but it always seemed like they were lacking in carbonation. I've checked back in periodically and up until recently I still felt like almost everything was under carbed. I'm pleased to say that they seem to be getting past this issue finally, tried a Super D's IPA yesterday that was about perfectly carbonated. Their Rye Pale Ale had less than I expected but tasted great.

Another big positive is the food truck thats opened up shop behind the brewpub. Cleverly called "Good Bites", a server from the truck will come in and take your order and bring it back to you in the pub. Really good, locally sourced food with a menu that changes up often. I think this move will really help both businesses.

All that said, I think Bad Brewing is starting to hit its stride and is definitely worth a stop if you're in the area. I know I'll be going in a lot more now that food is an option and that, fingers crossed, they stopped serving almost flat beer.

06-22-2014 15:37:51 | More by gashmoney
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Scotty_Karate

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$

We love coming to this place. The beers rotate frequently so we are often able to try something new when we visit. The atmosphere is excellent but maybe a bit small. It used to be a flower shop and what they did to the inside was really great. The owners and staff are very friendly and the service is great. My only request would be for a larger variety of beers. They have 14 taps and the majority of those are IPAs. I'd love to see a couple more darker beers or some other experimental or seasonal beers. Overall one of my favorite bars.

09-04-2013 00:43:12 | More by Scotty_Karate
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JKlauza

Michigan

4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I love this place!
They have a great selection of beers.
Right now they have eleven beers on tap.
If you like Nut Browns you need to try one from here!

The building is an old flower shop.
Lots of brick inside and out.
Cool concrete topped bar.

They have no food but allow you to bring your own in.
Every time I go they have something new on tap.

Right now they have a tasty wheat with fruit series going on.

All the beers are complex with a good balance.

Give them a try!

05-28-2013 16:15:08 | More by JKlauza
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Slay40

Michigan

4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Great atmosphere low key the way i like it

Service is nice and fast

Great selection for a smaller brewery

They have snacks and allow you to bring your own food
which is very cool in my opinion

overall value is great, great atmosphere and great beer
will be back for sure.

05-07-2013 18:18:39 | More by Slay40
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theecaleb

Alaska

2.94/5  rDev -23.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75 | $$

Building was awesome. Small, and cozy. Almost felt as a coffee shop. Bar was cool too, their draft tap set up is made from an old whiskey barrel.

Their beer was pretty off when we visited. I know they are just getting started so I am hoping with time they improve. But when we were there it tasted like a home brew kit with a fancy name.

I would stop in again if i was in the area but as of right now it is not worth the drive solely for a visit (IMO).

04-21-2013 21:05:36 | More by theecaleb
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MasonBeerMan

Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Of the regular beers, I enjoy the IPA, brown and stout. The Raspberry version of the wit is well done. I am not an amber or wit fan to begin with so I don't have an opinion on those two. There are usually another 1-3 beers rotating on special. The inside of the building is cool, very nice bathrooms and cozy. There are darts and table space to play cards. A couple of TVs to watch the game and they allow you to bring your own food and there are a number of restaurants within 200ft. The beers are getting better than when they first opened and the specialty beers have been a great change of pace. Overall a good place to hang out and the beer is priced right.

Update...Beer has gotten a lot better and now 14 beers on tap almost at all times.

02-20-2013 13:13:09 | More by MasonBeerMan
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Mothergoose03

Michigan

2.76/5  rDev -27.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | $$

This brewery just opened in 2012, and I think they did so before they have their beers dialed in to the taste that I think is correct for the styles offered. My wife, my daughter and I ordered a sampler flight of 4 of their 5 beers, but we added the 5th one too just so we could try them all. They included: an Amber, an IPA, a Wit, a Brown and a Pilsner. Only the Brown was close to tasting where I thought it should be. My wife and daughter liked the Wit, but I didn't (possibly because it's one of my least favorite beer styles). I'll give the Brown a C grade, but the rest I'll put at a C- rating for my tastes.

There is no food other than packaged snacks such a chips, pretzels and Slim Jims. The brewery is located in the downtown area in a cool old building, and the interior is kind of small and cozy and fitting for a brewpub.

I want to give any new brewery an opportunity to get their beers dialed in to the right taste, and I hope they do. I'll go back when I'm in the area again to see if there is any progress.

11-19-2012 02:55:49 | More by Mothergoose03
BAD Brewing Company in Mason, MI
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.