New Holland Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.71/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
89
Reviews:
7,957
Ratings:
24,852
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
92
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
273
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
5.58%
 
 
Taps:
14
Bottles/Cans:
6
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
New Holland Brewing CompanyNew Holland Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

66 E 8th St
Holland, Michigan, 49423-3504
United States

(616) 355-6422 | map
www.newhollandbrew.com

Notes:
Mon-Thurs: 11am-12am
Fri-Sat: 11am-2am
Sun: 12pm-10pm
Pub is nonsmoking throughout.

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Reviews: 94 | Ratings: 273
Reviews by slowbie:
Photo of slowbie
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

New Holland is the place that I had my first craft beer (and second beer ever), as well as a college hangout of mine, so it holds a special place in my heart. The atmosphere, like in most places, can vary a lot based on the time you go. Most of the late night crowd is a college crowd, so if you go in the summer it will be pretty relaxed at night. During the school years Wednesday nights can be packed, but the college kids start coming out at 10 usually, so it doesn't get too bad until then. Lunch and dinner are usually pretty full but I've never had to wait longer than a half hour, and usually it's closer to 10 minutes. Weekends can sometimes have loud bands. Overall, a very clean, comfortable, and nice place. I have a hard time deciding on an atmosphere rating because different people are looking for different things, but I think most people can find the atmosphere they want at New Holland if they know what time to come.

The food at New Holland is great. I have not been disappointed by much on their menu, and they recently came out with a new menu that got rid of everything that had disappointed me in the past. The beer is also very good.

From a restaurant standpoint, the service is very good. However, I have been there many times and have not found many servers that can talk intelligently about the beer they have. If you know their seasonals, mainstays, and high gravity beers ahead of time it should be much easier. I also usually swing past the chalkboard before the waiter/waitress comes so I can find out what pub only beers they have and what styles they are because the servers often have a hard time remembering them. You can also ask for some samples, and although the menu says you'll be charged for samples, I don't think I've ever been charged if I ordered a beer, even if it wasn't the one I sampled.

This place is probably the best brewpub I've ever been to for pub only specials. They have a brewer that brews on his own at the pub (separate from their main brewing facility) and he makes a lot of fun things. Highlights from the past year include a gruit, a great wee heavy, and a pilsner that went so fast I never got any.

Again, the food is great. The pizzas are at least as good as they sound on the menu and a great value. The burgers are great too. I usually get one or the other, but the sandwiches I've had have been great as well.

My value rating is a combination because I think they're kind of all over the place as far as value goes, so here's a summary of my opinion of value:

Pizza: $
Anything else on the menu: $$
Mainstays and seasonals: $$
High Gravity beers: $$$

They've also got some great specials. On Wednesday nights mainstays and seasonals are only $5 for a fill of a stein (bring your own) so I would bring my 2 liter stein and get beer for $1.25/pint. Tuesdays have $6 growler fills, which is also tough to beat.

Also, if you're a fan of liquor, they make that too and you should check it out. I went on a free distillery tour that included sampling and it blew me away (but I'm a guy who's never gotten anything better than Maker's Mark). Hopquila is a great thing they've got going too.

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Photo of AuntBea
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I liked the feel of this place. My daughter and I went for a late night dinner. Not too crowded, so we got seated right away. Nice size menu with a variety of items. The only bad part of our experience was our waitress. She was very slow to bring us our drinks. The place wasn't that crowded. I had asked for a second beer when I was halfway thru my dinner. She came back when we were both finished and ask if she could get us anything else. I asked for my other beer. She had completely forgotten about it. My husband came here on another night and thinks he had the same waitress because he had the same issue with his waitress. I would go back.

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Photo of Feldpausch
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Photo of eifster82
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Jackalope1977
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of RolandBlunts
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of MoneyT23
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of WesM63
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of AdamSteve
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of hopnado
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of tommy5
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Raislak
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Large portions

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Photo of tstallion2
4.49/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Chief99
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of IndianaAndy25
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.75

We stopped in on our way to the UP. We had 3 families and several kids. They accommodated us well. It was hard to see what they had on tap because the menu did not have an up to date list on it. Out of the 5 adults, I think 2 had been happy with their order. The others each had a menu item that had their slaw on it in some way. It was bad and ruined my BBQ sandwich. The waitress said that she thought it was bad and did not know why they still served it. That left me puzzled. the kids menu items are overly small and would not fill a 3 year old. This left the many kids disappointed. Now that I vented, the grown-up bar looked nice. The tap list on the other side (that we did not see) looked great. The place looks great and has a nice vibe. We bought some nice beers at the bottle shop next door. I would like to go back without the family and rock the bar.

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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

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New Holland Brewing Company in Holland, MI
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