New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Brewing CompanyNew Holland Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.72/5
Based on:
93 Beers
7,408 Reviews
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 90
Visits: 249
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: 249
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. (3,160 characters)

More User Reviews:
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

Photo of MSEGUIN
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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