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Brewery Ferment

Not Rated.
Brewery FermentBrewery Ferment

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 18
Beer Ratings: 51
Beer Avg: 3.54

Taps: 8 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
very good

12 Ratings
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 18.31%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

511 S Union St
Traverse City, Michigan, 49684-3246
United States
phone: (231) 735-8113

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @breweryferment

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(Place added by: benjosephcrow on 10-01-2012)
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Reviews by DannyDan:
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3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$

Been to this place twice. It is a small but pretty friendly place that has a few snack type foods to go with your beer and outside food is allowed in the place. I tried a sampler of their 5 flagship or all year round beers on my first visit. The bartender told me all about the place which was really cool. I do not remember the name of most beers i tried but one I really like was their 45th Parallel IPA which is 6.5% ABV and was very hoppy. The second time went their tried 4 beers on their one year anniversary and they had three fruity beers which I thought were too sweet for me but they were good for being fruit beers, but the double 45th parallel way really good and hoppy and could hardly tell it had 10.5% ABV. Not a bad place but doubt I will go here often, but when I do I most likely will drink a 45th Parallel.

10-06-2013 03:37:30 | More by DannyDan
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

07-18-2014 22:13:14 | More by jneff33
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-02-2014 18:34:16 | More by djsweet
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-09-2014 03:07:27 | More by jmich24
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-02-2014 21:51:24 | More by midlifec
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-28-2014 15:31:03 | More by Fargrow
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4.43/5  rDev +21%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Every time I'm in Traverse, I try to make it in here. The bar is small and you'd probably think it was another art gallery if you were driving by and didn't know what you were looking for. It's really bright and the big windows in the front let a lot of light in which is really refreshing.

With it being small, the service is always excellent. They are friendly and everyone is really knowledgable. The last time I was there, I asked if they had any sours and the bartender went to the basement and pulled up their Cherry Sour and served me on a picnic tap. That's service. It's nice to play darts in here or just have a nice conversation. If I lived in Traverse, I'd probably come in everyday afterwork for at least one.

The beer is really good. It's not zany or untraditional. They have a core group of really well perfected beers. It's really worth stopping in!

02-26-2014 14:39:53 | More by Anitrak
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-29-2014 03:52:48 | More by DCdevyl78
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2/5  rDev -45.4%

12-06-2013 20:18:30 | More by sternamagrapha7x
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3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$

Brewery Ferment sits in a tiny little storefront that you have to keep an eye open to find. I walked by this place a few times without noticing it was a brewery before actually figuring it out. The interior space is small with a 7 or 8 person bar and 5 or 6 tables. A couple dart boards hang on the wall and the night I stopped in was apparently dart league night but that had already ended. There were maybe 10 people in the bar and all seemed to know each other, they were jamming some '90s rap and having some laughs. With a smile we were told that was their routine for dart league as Skee-Lo started playing. Everyone was super friendly and easy to get along with.

The taplist was larger than I expected with 10-12 beers on tap and a handful of new releases, some fruity and some hoppy. I tried a handful of beers, even styles I don't usually go for, and all were well made from fruited wheats to 8% IPAs. Unfortunately we stopped in about an hour before close, I would have liked to hang out at this place longer than I did. Brewery Ferment was so different than any other brewery I've been to that's it's certainly worth a stop, the beers were mighty fine as well.

10-22-2013 17:14:30 | More by joe1510
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Brewery Ferment in Traverse City, MI
86 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.