New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Brewing CompanyNew Holland Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.63/5
Based on:
94 Beers
19,731 Ratings
Place Score: 92
Ratings: 217
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.14
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:
Mon-Thurs: 11am-12am
Fri-Sat: 11am-2am
Sun: 12pm-10pm
Pub is nonsmoking throughout.

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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

visited 10/29/11

After an enjoyable tour at the New Holland brewery proper, we drove 10 minutes down the road to the pub. The tour came with 4 samples of some of NHBC's signature brews, so we concentrated on the beers we hadn't tried.

The pub was quite busy for a late Saturday afternoon, but we had no trouble finding seats at the large bar. We sat right across from the chalk board displaying what was on tap. It was an impressive selection--way too many for us to sample in one sitting. We concentrated on 5:

Full Circle--a light(er), fruity, kolsch-style beer. It was our personal favorite, to the extent that we purchased a growler before leaving.

Sundog--decent amber ale reminiscent of Samuel Adams Boston Lager (which is a good thing in my opinion)

Mother's Milk--Milk stouts seem to be one of the styles du jour and we were not disappointed by this one. My wife, who gravitates toward the lighter, fruitier beers, drained a whole pint and proclaimed that it was good.

Jabberbocky--we only had a taste but no complaints here. It was a little more bitter than other bocks/doppelbocks that I've tasted.

Pigs in a Blanket--adding smoke flavor to a beer seems to be another gimmick these days. I found it unique but don't think I'd want a whole pint. PiaB was advertised on the chalk board as a smoked maple wheat ale but I didn't taste any maple.

Service was good considering the steady stream of patrons at the bar. We split the buffalo chicken "breadstix" while we drank, and suffice it to say, it is a good complement to the beer.

The only disappointment is that they were out of the Ichabod Pumpkin Ale--one of our favorites--but the other beers more than made up for it. We would definitely come back here if we were in the area.

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I'm an avid New Holland Brewery fan, so for my birthday my wife drove me (5-hours one-way) to see the folks in Holland. While I love craft beers, my local small town only has bars of obnoxious drunks that chug cheap beer just to get drunk. So needless to say New Holland Brewing Pub was a welcome change!

The atmosphere is really great. Holland (the town) impressed both of us with its Dutch history and brick architecture. New Holland brewpub keeps with this also. The building is gorgeous brick and wood type with large abundant windows. A great place to relax and enjoy amazing food and beer. We loved it there, especially my non-beer drinking wife.

Quality, food and service are all very good. Their beers simply taste fantastic on tap and the food we had was exceptional. Servers were very friendly and truly believe in their product. Its nice to be served craft beer from folks who know and appreciate craft beer. The folks at New Holland are truly top notch.

Surprising that after my many beer samplings (and then pints) and lunch for us both our bill was incredible cheap. For the excellent beer and tasty food the price was excellent.

I can't wait to go back. New Holland cements for me why they're one of the finest breweries in the country. Visit them and you'll see why too.

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

A: The atmosphere of this place is exceptional in my eyes. A large brewery bar has plenty of areas for seating, including separate great rooms and an upstairs area. The bar is long where you can sit and get a beer. The taps are all decorated with the beers logo and easily identifiable.

S: The service was short when I went, but the bartender was hustling to a point where we didn't notice. He was serving food to all the tables and serving drinks, impressive.

S: With an extensive list of beers, this place will have everything you're looking for. They have exclusive NHB beers as well as all the keystone brews.

F: This was by far the most surprising part of this place. The food was excellent, like best place in the area good. I had the pizza and thought it was excellent.

If you are on 31 going up the lakeshore in Michigan, do yourself a favor and stop in. If you are even near G-Rapids you should make your way over, even with the other impressive breweries in the area.

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New Holland Brewing Company in Holland, MI
92 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.