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Griffin Claw Brewing Company

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Griffin Claw Brewing CompanyGriffin Claw Brewing Company
BA SCORE
89
very good

31 Ratings
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 14.5%
Active Beers: 33
Beer Ratings: 680
Beer Avg: 3.85
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

575 S Eton St
Birmingham, Michigan, 48009-6824
United States

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @griffinclaw

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(Place added by: Todd on 07-17-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Real nice place. Good beer, decent food though the menu is small. Higher than average price.

ccaron93, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

midlifec, Mar 23, 2014
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Slay40, Mar 05, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -4.3%

Tough to spend less than fifty bucks here, even for just two people (don't ask what the bill was when I went with 3 other people). However, that is to be expected due to the fact that it is in Birmingham, which is kind of an expensive area and there is not much to choose from as far as breweries go in the immediate area. The first time I went here it was packed. We sat around one of the fire pits on the patio which was convenient since it was a chilly fall evening. The next two times I went were on my days off and during the week so we were one of the only tables there. We got a flight, a couple pints, and two appetizers the first time. I love the pumpkin beer, Norms IPA, and the porter they had on tap. The Bourbon Barrel Stout was alright and I was not too impressed by the Double IPA or the Black IPA but they were also not bottom of the line (I typically love DIPAs and BIPAs). I was told the food was horrible but I did not think it was all that bad. I went there for the beer anyways so the food didn't matter. I will come back here.

HoppySOB, Feb 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Titanic_Ant, Feb 13, 2014
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JVoyager, Jan 11, 2014
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3.41/5  rDev -13.2%

Griffin Claw. I've read so much...

It's a beautiful building. There's lots of parking. They have a state of the art brewing system that uses technology that is supposedly only in two breweries in the United States.

That doesn't change the fact that they are in Birmingham Michigan. And the overall feel of the brewpub was douchey. The server could have really given two shits less about our table (four gentlemen, and we sampled every beer they had on tap). There was nobody else in the brewpub while we were there, not one soul. So they were not busy. And not that we want people to take special care of us, but she kind of brought the sample treys out (which were confusing as hell to tell which was which), with a piece of paper and we were kind of left to our own vices to figure out which was which.

The Bourbon Barrel Stout was below average...they had a Pilsner on tap that was very good. Their IPA, that they market as "The best IPA" was hardly above average.

I just left with a bad taste in my mouth. It's a nice space. Kind of cold, and corporate feeling. But overall an interesting lay out, with the garage doors leading into a heated enclosed patio area. In the summer time, the vibe is probably completely different.

I'm not sure I'll ever go back. Just wasn't my scene. Just my .02 cents.

MarcatGSB, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

adamant1912, Dec 13, 2013
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leadahmer, Dec 12, 2013
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3.59/5  rDev -8.7%

Parking in the back is the best place, kind of an akward entrance into the building, than again it was raining hard and dark lol. Theres a sign outside that says to seat yourself and they will find you, which is cool. And another line that says "Community Seating" Basically a huge picnic table that you share with other people. Thats fine if your with a big group of people, but for small parties (2-3) I thought this was pretty lame/kind of akward if thats the only tables open. The only tables left were sharing with other people, so thats what we did.

Service was very very good. quick and timely food orders, and good beer service speed and accurate pours.

The beers we tried were the Screamin Pumpkin and the 3 stooges Winter. Both were very good! Excellent brews indeed. The pumpkin brew was very smooth, with hits of ginger, nutmeg and spice throughout. The winter was also a great one.. bright spice / honey flavor and chewy-ale like the whole way down...

Had a chicken sandwich and fries which were great, and also had some chili which was good too.

The menu itself is pretty small.. but does the job. Im sure they will expand the menu soon as they are a new place after all !

Will definitely be back. The beer quality alone is worth several repeat stops regardless of the seating!

Drk93TT, Nov 22, 2013
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Griffin Claw Brewing Company in Birmingham, MI
89 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.