Mackinaw Brewing Company

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Mackinaw Brewing CompanyMackinaw Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.11/5
Based on:
7 Beers
91 Ratings
Place Score: 80
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: n/a
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

161 East Front Street
Traverse City, Michigan, 49684
United States
phone: (231) 933-1100

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Reviews by ChappyCubsFan:
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3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

This is the farthest north I traveled while touring Michigan's brewpubs and major league (Detroit) and minor league ballparks. I actually thought I was heading toward North Peak Brewery and was very surprised to see the Mackinaw sign on the building. I guess when I asked for directions, some guy pointed me to the nearest one. Both are on Front Street, but as I later found out (at Jamesport Brewing), there is a huge difference in quality between the two. The place is clean and upscale with the brewing system right there in glass as you walk in. Very classy place. I tried the sampler and as I often do, settled on the hoppiest beer I could find. That ended up being the pale ale. It was a mistake. It hardly had any hop taste, and was lacking anything interesting in the way of a malt. The bartender was hilarious and made the visit fun, but he couldn't change the fact that their beer wasn't up to par. He did give me good directions to a mom and pop store in Traverse City that had an incredible selection of jerky (beef, elk, deer, buffalo, you name it and it was there). I wish I had found North Peak Brewery just down the street. It was a shame to be that close to it and not know it.

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Mackinaw Brewing Company in Traverse City, MI
80 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.