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New Holland Brewing Company

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Based on:
87 Beers
22,443 Hads
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 92
Visits: 259
Avg: 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

Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Mon-Thurs: 11am-12am
Fri-Sat: 11am-2am
Sun: 12pm-10pm
Pub is nonsmoking throughout.
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Reviews: 92 | Visits: 259
Reviews by adamette:
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3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Located on a trendy, thriving stretch of cobblestone sidewalk road in Holland, MI, home of Hope College which is not only a block away from the brewery but clearly has a significant presence in this otherwise small town. Modernly updated businesses and buildings grace the streets of Holland which function as a kind of an outdoor mall. There are clothing stores, a few coffee shops and restaurants and then the sublime New Holland Brewing Company. Situated on the corner of a street it is clear to me that it is the jewel of this small town. A waiting list awaited while other businesses were not full.

Atmosphere. I do not know how it could be better. A modern, clean atmosphere greeted us with mostly hard wood features, brick and stucco walls and a nice chalkboard above the bar with the current tap list (18 different beers in all!) as well as the hard liquor that they serve (there were 6 listed tonight). All staff wore New Holland shirts and there is a significant "gift shop" near the front of the restaurant which carry all of those and more. I appreciated the availability of pint glasses, gift baskets, t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, posters, coasters, tulip glasses and many other products that can temp any collector of such items. 5.0

Quality: Partly due to the atmosphere, partly due to the selection of beers but mostly due to the high level perceived by me at this place, I think that the quality is high. 4.5

Service: Good. Our waitress brought me the wrong beer initially but recognized the mistake and corrected it later. She was responsive and helpful. 3.5

Food: Very good. Sundog chili was appropriately spicy and very good indeed. My wife had a basic salad that was very good, pizza was very nicely prepared and I had a Brewpub salad which was very good indeed as well. 4.5

Based on a visit there 10 16 09. Review from limited notes, mainly memory. When I had my first few New Holland beers a few years ago I checked out the brewery listing here on BA and since then always thought how cool it would be to go there. Continued information gathering, learning and that early dream became a reality, motivated by the proximity of so many other great Beer Advocate places in the area. So it was with that spirit in mind that my wife and I arrived in Holland in mid October to see for ourselves.

Atmosphere First a word about the community of Holland: I felt so comfortable to walk the streets of Holland and to see the small campus of Hope College. It is hard to put into words but it was like a perfect little town with big city tastes. I recommend that everyone reading this visit the town as well as the brewery. OK, back to the brewery. The atmosphere of New Holland, like the surrounding community, is very comfortable. Seating for probably 500 on hard oversized wooded chairs and benches with tables to match, the bar is on the right as you enter, the greeter immediately in front, some seating behind the greeter, on the left a small gift shop area and in the distance more seating both up and down stairs. There may have been an area for live music as you head to the back on the first floor too but they were setting up that day for a band inside the restaurant, bar area. Anyway, current beers on tap listed on a chalkboard and fridges stocked with NH beers for sale ($8 for a bomber). 4.5

Quality Good. Everything presented in proper glassware, many of them with the NH logo.

Service Just fine. Our waitress was young (likely a college student) but as knowledgeable as she had to be about the available beers. She was timely and kind. 3.0

Selection Well if you like American Craft beers then you would have to say that the selection was at least good. In addition to many of their standard lineup they had a few pub exclusives including an Imperial Ichabod Ale. I am still the only one here on BA (as of this posting) to review it. 4.5

Food Just fine. We had a full dinner there and I recall a very good salad and some other rather typical brew pub fare but, as stated, it was just fine. 3.5

Value Reasonable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of WetAndForget
4.83/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Amazing food, add any of the pizzas and the meat plate to your order, you won't be disappointed. Their flights are perfect, the glasses are awesome and come in a cool metal holder. The bar is super chill, even when busy, and everyone is extremely friendly. Go to hatter days and make sure you check out the bloody mary bar the next morning.

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Photo of Moondoggy68
3.43/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Photo of SarahH0409
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of arizcards
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Visited on Monday this week while vacationing in Mecosta County the week of the 20th. Bluegrass music was blasting which was a bit distracting.

Quality was solid as the BBA Dragon's Milk was so smooth and easy drinking and the Mad Hatter was solid.

Service was very good. Our server was very quick and actually seemed engaged when i asked her questions about the brews.

Selection was good as there were about 15 or so house brews available.

Food was solid as the Pulled Pork was the best i have had. Da Boss enjoyed her salad and chili. The Goat Cheesecake was awesome as well as the cookie served with it.

Overall a pleasant visit, good beers, pretty servers, and a nice vibe.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Daydream816
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of jmiah22
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of deakin
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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.

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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.

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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

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