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New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Brewing CompanyNew Holland Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.67/5
Based on:
93 Beers
20,879 Ratings
Place Score: 93
Ratings: 231
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.15
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

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Mon-Thurs: 11am-12am
Fri-Sat: 11am-2am
Sun: 12pm-10pm
Pub is nonsmoking throughout.
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Ratings: 231 | Reviews: 88
Reviews by Gigantis:
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

Ahh, New Holland. I spent my college days in Holland. Those were pretty fun times and I recently stopped in to the brewery to see how it was doing. It is the same, which is both good and bad. Mostly just mediocre.

The place looks the same. Roomy, with tables and booths in the middle of the restaurant. There is a deck out back where people do sit, but mostly just go out to smoke at since you can't smoke inside. The servers and bartenders are mostly young, college-age people who are friendly. There is a separate game room with pool, video games and shuffleboard. This room has a separate mini bar that is sometimes up and running and sometimes not attended. The only thing that is different is that there is a bunch of merchandise hanging up in the front. It's a pretty obnoxious touch actually. Probably to tempt drunk college kids into buying something.

The beer is New Holland, clearly. Do you like New Holland. I kind of of do. Usually they have a couple of specialty beers. In fact, one of these was the Farmhouse Hatter which was the best NH beer I've had (speaking of which, I wonder if there are any reviews on this site). I took a growler of it out to my friend's cottage.

I'm not a big fan of any of NH regular brews (any of which you can have at the brewery - seasonals Poet and Zoomer are the best they have), so forgive me if I am not overly enthused about the quality and selection, which is fine if you like New Holland beer a lot.

I think of NH as more a restaurant than a brewery, sadly. It isn't open late (closes at 12) and I don't remember that ever being the place to really hang out and drink even when I was in college. Still, the food is quite good even if the menu is mostly typical food with a kind of West Michigan hippie spin to it. The tree hugger is a fantastic sandwich!

I should also mention that NH Brewery also offers their own wine and distilled spirits. This means that they have sort of a "we have something for everyone" selection. Some may find this admirable but I personally like my brewpub experience to be all about the beer.

If you are going to go, you might as well go on Wednesday since it is stein night (4 bucks to fill up a stein - which you must bring yourself).

More User Reviews:
Photo of BDeibs
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of jjwisenheimer
5/5  rDev +20.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Super place to eat lunch.

Photo of andywelp
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of brouwer
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of MSEGUIN
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of MisterMagoo
4.93/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of SteveSly
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

New Holland is yet another high quality Southwest Michigan Brewery. I live about an hour away in Kalamazoo, and although I have consumed many New Holland beers here in town, I have only been to the actual brewery twice. They have recently done some renovating and the facility is really nice. Along with their large indoor seating area, they also have a beer garden in the back and a patio in the front. New Holland’s beer is all good to great and the food was very good as well. The wait staff was very friendly and very knowledgeable of their beer. The waitress knew every beer, what style they were, and could describe them all in detail. The one issue with New Holland is since it is right downtown with no real parking lot of it’s own, finding parking can sometimes be an issue, especially in the summer. Holland is a resort town in the warm months and can be crawling with people in the season. New Holland is a great place to visit if you are in the area.

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4.44/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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3.86/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

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3.76/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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New Holland Brewing Company in Holland, MI
93 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.