New Holland Brewing Company
Active Beers: 91
Beer Ratings: 14,787
Beer Avg: 3.71
Taps: 14 / Bottles: 6
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 84 | Show All Ratings:
3.88/5 rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
I recently visited Holland for a conference there, and I made a point to stop in at New Holland Brewing for lunch on Saturday. The decor is old town charm meets Starbucks. Quite trendy looking, and easily the most "hip" looking place in the otherwise charming but quaint Holland.
The selection's certainly not bad, but I'm growing used to having a little more experimentation in the beers I get to try. Beyond their Quad and Dragon's Milk, there wasn't anything terribly unique there -- the usual stouts, pale ales, et cetera.
The food was pretty good -- I tried a chicken sandwich on focaccia. It definitely rivaled any "gourmet" sandwich shop or trendy chain bread/sandwich place.
Certainly a good spot to nab a pint, lunch, or dinner. Western Michigan's lucky to have it.
04-07-2004 23:42:36 | More by marburg
4.5/5 rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4
In addition to Dragonmead in Warren, Michigan which had the most unique motif, this was my favorite stop while touring Michigan brewpubs. Overall, this brewpub had the best beer. The city of Holland is beautiful. If it weren't for the cold winters, I can't imagine a better place to live in the midwest. The city was very clean and the downtown area where the brewpub was located was immaculate, and the shopowners were very friendly. The pub itself has a nice patio out back with plenty of parking to accomodate a large crowd. The bar was fairly large and the bartending staff were very friendly. I tried a sampler of everything. The pint of IPA was killer stuff, the best I had while in Michigan. I even rate it higher than Bell's Two-Hearted Ale. I tried a pint of the pale ale too, but stayed with the IPA because of its unique hop taste and excellent malt balance. This place was quite a find and I highly recommend it to any beer enthusiasts visiting West Michigan.
01-02-2004 08:12:38 | More by ChappyCubsFan
4/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Visited a month or so ago.. Location is great right in the heart of Holland. Very nicely desinged with lots of dining space a long bar in the front. Nice back patio for the warm summer nights. Place always seems to be busy and staff is fairly friendly. Bartenders know their beers and will guide you well. Menu has decent variety and reasonably priced. Quality of the food I had at least above average if not very good. Beer quality is always good.
Watch out for Wednesday night as it seems to be stein night, where you bring your own stein and they fill for the price of a pint. Pretty busy. If you passing by Holland, worth visiting.
11-25-2003 22:26:24 | More by CRJMellor
3.88/5 rDev -7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
The place was fairly open an suffered from the problems involved with such a location with insects and temperature control. But they had a sign advertising their move to a downtown location which we saw, which may give them a better location with more business and nicer facilities. They had a good selection of their beers on tap, in addition to merchandise for sale behind the very long bar they had. The food was very good, with a selection of pizzas, sandwiches and salads that were done in a very eclectic style which was quite good. This review is for the current location and may change once I visit the new spot which should open before the end of the year.
10-02-2002 11:03:22 | More by Wildman
New Holland Brewing Company in Holland, MI
93 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.