Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub
Active Beers: 6
Beer Ratings: 40
Beer Avg: 3.13
Taps: 5 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MilwaukeeCrusher:
3.26/5 rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
This was certainly a surprise when I went to the falls. Beers were not earth moving, as I recall liking their Black Bear Stout. Doesn't appear to have many beers in circulation but out here, why not try something new? The service was ok but it seemed that might have been a needle in a haystack here in regards to beer geekdom. It did have a good family atmosphere and if I ever did stop at the falls again, I might take a load off and stop again, otherwise a asthetic part of a snap shot of life...
01-13-2011 07:41:26 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
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2.98/5 rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
My wife and I stopped here as part of a pub crawl in northern Michigan and the UP to visit the newer brewpubs (plus several others) that have opened since our last trip ‘up north’. This is not a new brewery but it was our first visit here. (We tried to visit here once before but caught them in one of the two seasonal closed periods.) Evaluating the beers and having dinner was our reason for the stop here.
The place was not busy, but we sat in the dining room rather than at the bar. The pub is a mix of a hunting lodge atmosphere along with a brewpub vibe because there is taxidermy on the wooden walls, and the stainless-steel brewing equipment is also in easy view.
We ordered a sampler flight of the 4 beers that were available ($4.72), and I’m glad we didn’t order larger pours. For a brewery that has been in existence for a number of years, the beers did not seem like a seasoned brewer had made them. They were close to style for flavor, but just generally weak and unexciting. We rated each of them at a C- grade.
Food-wise it was the same story. The menu has a good selection of items, and they were okay, but just not exciting for the two items that we chose for our meals.
Coming here was worth the out-of-the way trip to experience the colors of the Fall leaves on the drive, and for the scenery on the walk down to view the Upper Falls. It’s worth the time for a visit for those reasons, but not so for the beer.
10-29-2013 16:48:55 | More by Mothergoose03
3.51/5 rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | $$
So I'm driving through the UP and am headed to this state park I found on a map a week or two prior, Tahquamenon Falls, that looked like it had potential. It's a little later in the year, early October, and after seeing next to nothing along the highway for miles I'm shocked at the amount of cars in the parks parking lot from the gates. I pull in closer and see a big, new, heavily timbered pavilion with a fireplace and a ring of shops, which shocks me even more. Last but not least I see a large banner advertising a brewery and pub inside this particular state park and I can't help but laugh and wonder why this isn't the case anywhere else I have ever been....
The brewpub is neat, large beamed cathedral ceilings with a 15-20 person bar and stainless tanks lining the walls behind the bar. As far as I can tell there are only 4 taps on at any given time. When I stopped in it was a pale, stout, blueberry wheat, and another wheat. The beer was middle of the road, cookie cutter, beer for the masses. Non offensive and drinkable but nothing out of the ordinary. The bartender was quick to take our orders and she hot the pours out quickly.
The entire charm of this place is that it's located in a really cool, well kept state park, sells beer, and has an awesome outdoor seating area. It is in the middle of nowhere and while the park is a must hit while in the Eastern UP that's really the only reason to stop at the brewpub, because it's there.
10-22-2013 18:20:22 | More by joe1510
3.93/5 rDev +18%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
This place saved my friend and I. We decided to do some winter camping and took a trip to Paradise, MI to visit Tahquamenon Falls. The temps were in the low teens, dropping below 0 at night, with 5+ inches of snowfall each night. We didn't even know this brewery existed, so when we showed up hungry and thirsty this place fit the bill. It's located right in the Park!
The Blueberry Wheat Ale was pretty great. It was a little watery, but we drank a growler of it that night. The food was really good too. We both had pasties, which after some time in the woods could not have tasted better.
Because we were visiting in the winter, and this is the U.P., we were the only one's in the brew pub. The bartender happened to be the owner, and told us how she got into brewing and starting this place up. It was really nice to be there at this time of year, as I'm sure in the summer with tourists running around it would not have been as laid back. Overall great place, and it really is located on some prime real estate.
01-05-2012 18:03:31 | More by SirWalkAbout
Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub in Paradise, MI
82 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.