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Brewery Terra Firma

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

20 Ratings
Ratings: 20
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Active Beers: 30
Beer Ratings: 103
Beer Avg: 3.65
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

2959 Hartman Rd
Traverse City, Michigan, 49685-8838
United States
phone: (231) 929-1600

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @brewterrafirma

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(Place added by: jt31914 on 08-08-2013)
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Photo of Mothergoose03
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%

My wife and I stopped here as part of a pub crawl in northern Michigan and the UP to visit the newer places (plus several others) that have opened since our last trip to this area. This brewery opened in July 2013, but for a new brewery they have things started very well. This is a nice semi-rural location for a new building (I had a feeling of being in Belgium or France for some reason, although the brewery does not specialize in beers from Europe), and all of the beers are brewed as if an experienced brewer is at work. Actually, an experienced brewer is at work here, and he has 20+ years brewing, most recently at Right Brain Brewery here in Traverse City.

This was a weekday mid-afternoon visit and they were not busy at that time so we were able to sit at the bar, and we ordered a 6-glass sampler flight (3 oz. glasses that vary in cost from $1 to $1.25) out of the 15 beers that were available that day. The other beers all had good-sounding descriptions in the beer list, so it was a tough decision to make our choices. We chose styles that we generally like, and we liked all of these that we chose. The individual grade scores that we assigned to them ranged from a B+ to a B- so these scores are indicative of a very good start for this new brewery.

There is no food available here (although they are food friendly), and it does not sound like the brewery has any interest in ever adding a kitchen, so some packaged snacks were all that was available. Weather-wise it was a chilly, rainy day, so we couldn’t go outside to the patio at the rear of the building. It looked like a great place to spend a sunny afternoon drinking the beers that are available at this brewery. We’ll be back again to enjoy the other brews that we didn’t have time for on this trip.

Mothergoose03, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of MarcatGSB
3.79/5  rDev -6%

I like the idea of Brewery Terra Firma. I think it's righteous, and just. I'd like to think more breweries will adopt this approach in the future, and vertical integration of materials is a no brainer.
We rolled up after dark, which I regret because I didn't get a great lay of the land, all I saw was an old school barn in the back and this yellow farm style building near the road.
Building was a new, pole barn/timber frame style buidling...The building itself was likable, but at this point there wasn't much going on inside that would set atmosphere very well. The dry wall walls were empty and cold feeling...And I realize they just opened.
We had a sample platter split up among the four of us, so we all got to try a little bit of everything. The Double Dutch Chocolate Ancho Porter or whatever it was tasted pretty good, had a nice nose on it. I personally liked the IPA, and I was the only one from our group. I thought it was very well rounded and drinkable. The Beet beer was extremely interesting and tasted unique as well.
This is a place I would definitely revisit. Maybe the vibe was just off for me at the moment, not sure. Liked what they were doing, and will make it a point to revisit.

MarcatGSB, Dec 06, 2013
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Brewery Terra Firma in Traverse City, MI
90 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.