New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Brewing CompanyNew Holland Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.72/5
Based on:
92 Beers
7,415 Reviews
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 90
Visits: 250
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: n/a
Taps: 14
Bottles: 6
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

66 E 8th St
Holland, Michigan, 49423-3504
United States
phone: (616) 355-6422

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @newhollandbrew

Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Mon-Thurs: 11am-12am
Fri-Sat: 11am-2am
Sun: 12pm-10pm
Pub is nonsmoking throughout.
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Reviews: 90 | Visits: 250
Reviews by CortexBomb:
Photo of CortexBomb
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

New Holland actually surprised me, I generally go to local breweries expecting a tap room with a touch of food on the side at best, but New Holland is clearly more of a brew pub. The main building has a few huge rooms, one with the bar, with glassware on display. That room also has quite a lot of seating. A smaller side room is next to that, with a couple of couches and a table or two for large parties. Then there is a game room with bar classics available.

Service was quite good though, it was what I would consider standard solid restaurant service, food was brought quickly, beers were rapidly refilled, and our server was friendly. I had no complaints.

The selection was very nice, and easily one of the most diverse in the area in terms of number of taps. Almost all of their regular brews were available, as well as all of the high gravity beers, and a few other special offerings. They had beer menus all set up which explained each beer as well, I really have a hard time knocking them there. FWIW, the food selection was also pretty good.

Price, well, the only real knock on the place. I would say the beer was priced high but fair for micro beers. I think I am a bit put off by the price mainly because I don't think their beers stack up well to the best in West Michigan (i.e.: Founders, Bells) but their prices are in that range. Food is quite pricy, but I imagine the location (downtown Holland, business central) has a lot to do with that.

The bottom line: not a bad place to go. I prefer a bit more of a tap room style atmosphere, but I can't knock the staff, or the selection. (1,609 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of mgavin
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Sexton
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Inglewood
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Bearshawks85
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Grinz12
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of 98green
4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Did the brewery tour for $10, not the brewpub, so ratings are for that. Great tour of the (ever expanding) brewery and distillery. Nice slow pace, 4 samples of 4 oz pours, plus tiny tastes of their spirits. And a logo'd pint glass at the end. Well worth the price for sure. (273 characters)

Photo of orangesol
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Cefc18
3.79/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of jakelang
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of daniels79
3.43/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of indianabeerman
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of acostuhhh
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of beerhan
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Hands down my favorite brew pub in Michigan. The service is fantastic and they also make a bunch of tasty spirits that they like to have you sample. I went back and bought many bottles of beer and knickerbocker gin and zeppelin bend whiskey. I highly recommend this place to everyone. (284 characters)

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Shaskins80
3.71/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of mickmanhattan
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of southsidejoe8089
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Sangerwaker
4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Gear54
4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great vibe to this place. I've been several times and the atmosphere and look it the bar/eatery area. Lots of polished wood give it a clean feel. I'm always a fan of being able to see the brewing equipment when I visit and eat at a brewery. I went last over St. Pats weekend so it was packed inside. The noise was still not over powering and there was plenty of room for all. The only knock is the limited parking downtown.

Service was spectacular given how busy they were. We got seated at the bar, ordered a few beers and food. The beers came quick and the good about 15 min after. Again being packed to the doors this was fantastic work from the kitchen area.

They had several seasonals to go along with the mainstays. They also offered 4 different cask selections as well. Dragons milk was available on tap and on cask! Very cool to see a wide variety of styles and presentations.

Overall a must visit for beer folks headed to the west side of Michigan. (963 characters)

Photo of BDeibs
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of jjwisenheimer
5/5  rDev +21.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Super place to eat lunch. (25 characters)

Photo of andywelp
4.08/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of brouwer
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

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New Holland Brewing Company in Holland, MI
92 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.