The Mitten Brewing Co.

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The Mitten Brewing Co.The Mitten Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.84/5
Based on:
22 Beers
82 Ratings
Place Score: 86
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: n/a
Taps: 4
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

527 Leonard St NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49504-4278
United States
phone: (616) 608-5612

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @mittenbrewingco

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(Place added by: liamt07 on 12-28-2012)
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4.49/5  rDev +20.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Food was outstanding and the beer was great- go back every Monday!

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of bwood06
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Somewhat of a small place but very rustic and older feeling, which I like. Very intimate and somewhat dark lighted. Décor is centered around the Detroit Tigers and baseball. Several tvs situated around the room which provides a good angle to watch a game from any seat.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

I have been here twice and found it to be an exemplary brewery experience on both occasions.

Let's get the only two potentially negative things out of the way first: it's small and the beer selection isn't great. If you want an overwhelmingly large brewery, you know where Founders is. The Mitten is, after a fashion, the exact opposite in that it lacks pretense and is very non-ostentatious. That said, I found the size of the place perfect and we I was extremely well-accommodated while awaiting a table. There were only four beers on tab both times I have been there so if you are going there for a specific brew, best to call in advance. They change out the kegs regularly so you have to keep your eyes on the board above the bar to keep abreast of what is in an out.
But what is in and out is tremendously good. I've never had a mediocre beer from this place. The only issue they have is they keep making different IPAs to best their Country Strong IPA and can't because Country Strong is so good. I am going to have to go back there, like, tonight and get more of it because I cannot think of a better IPA... and I've had a lot of IPAs. If this seems like hyperbole, I'd recommend you try it to find out for yourself. I had an imperial stout that was very good and the Peanut and Cracker Jack porter is surprisingly complex. I had a maple IPA last time I was there that was great, just not as good as Country Strong. They do have a website you can check prior to venturing out, but based on my limited experience I would not necessarily consider the website gospel.
The employees are all great and will bend over backwards to make you happy. I have not a negative word to say about the lot of them that I have interacted with. Further, they seem more than willing to give honest opinions about the beer and the food. There is zero caginess here. The food is terrific. I went with a group last time and we got three pizzas - a pesto pie, "da' meanthook" and my favorite "the heater". I don't need to bombard you with superlatives. The pesto chicken was delicious, da' meathook was meaty and the heater was very, very hot but the sauce they use is to die for.
Great environment, great product and they do events all the time. So yeah, I like The Mitten a lot. You should go there.

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The Mitten Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI
86 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.