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Michigan Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

32 Ratings
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 18.39%
Active Beers: 26
Beer Ratings: 1,577
Beer Avg: 3.44
Taps: 12
Bottles: 14
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1093 Highview Drive
Webberville, Michigan, 48892
United States
phone: (517) 521-3600
// CLOSED //

@michiganbrewing

Notes:
This location is currently closed, but the beers continued to brewed at the Lansing brewpub.  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/24888 

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jale

Michigan

3.28/5  rDev -15%

This brewery is in an industrial park. Not very appealing inside or out. They have just average food and average beers. In the same building is a brewers suppy store along with wine making supplies. The selection if brewing supplies is quite extensive. IMO not a destination, rather a place to try if your within a short drive. Most of the beers i have tried here tend to be lacking in flavor for most styles they brew. They are a contract brewer and brew Kid Rock's BadAss Lager. Growler prices tend to be higher than average for most breweries.

05-12-2011 00:01:55 | More by jale
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schmidtn

Michigan

4.41/5  rDev +14.2%

I stopped in today while waiting for a ride at the nearby park and ride. The service was very good. They offer distilled products now (new since I had last been there)

But I skipped the vodka and I tried the Imperial IPA instead. Hops are great. The more, the better for me. This IIPA was very good. Nice balance of malt and hops. Very Very Good.

They should offer this product in stores. Too bad my ride was waiting at the nearby park and ride or I would have tried the Imperial Porter, also on tap.

02-23-2011 02:53:53 | More by schmidtn
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%

I stopped in with my brother because he loved the Screamin Pumpkin. It is located in an industrial park. It is a metal building that looks like it may house brewing operations in the back. The pub was clean and well lit. There was a patio, too. I bellied up to the bar and ordered a sampler, which started as six but quickly turned into 10. They had a wide variety of beer. They had sixteen beers on tap ranging from RIS to IIPA to barleywine to Belgian wit. If you can't find something you like here, you either don't like beer or you need to go to the gas station and get a stringer of coors light.

My bartender was quite an attractive woman. This will weigh in on my review. Regardless, she was attentive and helpful. The food was standard pub fare, burgers, pizza, etc. My biggest knock on the place is that I wanted a growler but everything that I liked was not available for growler fill due to limited supply. But they did have a good selection of bottles for purchase in packs or mix sixers, so I settled for that.

Overall, I enjoyed my experience and will definitly go back if I'm in the area. They left me wanting more since I couldn't get a growler of their big beers. Oh, and did I mention the bartender!

09-11-2010 01:32:42 | More by buschbeer
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TCgoalie

Michigan

3.31/5  rDev -14.2%

It was sad to see MBC move from the previous location, but there is some sense to make of the move. First off, the new place is bigger. The coolers are a nice touch, so it is easy to grab a 6 pack on your way out. But, it just doesn't feel like a bar. I suppose if you got your kicks from pretending to be at an office building, this is the place for you!

The beer is good, especially when it is fresh...but the atmosphere is lacking. Bring back the peanuts on the floor and the beer garden! I need 6 more words to make this 500 characters:)

02-06-2010 03:09:53 | More by TCgoalie
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sophisticated

Michigan

2.08/5  rDev -46.1%

Beer = Good
Food = Pretty bad
Service/Atmosphere = Real bad

As a native Michigander I was excited to try this place on a recent visit. It's in the middle of no where. You walk in and there are some cool things - the coolest is a room set up museum style with old fashioned bottle openers.

There is a bar area that is nice, but unfortunately that was full so we were out under florescent lights in this hallway type of area with uncomfortable seats.

Our server always seemed in a rush, and was unfriendly. She did not express interest in the beer. We tried the Raspberry Celis and IPA. The IPA was decent, the raspberry was interesting.

We ordered pizza (greasy and soggy), sweet potato fries (pieces of almost-raw potato briefly dropped in oil), burgers that were previously frozen, etc.

Prices were reasonable. 3 beers and dinner for 4 was about $45. (beer about $4 a pint, $12 for a pizza, etc)

If I were to go again, I'd probably just pick up a growler to go. It was a disappointment.

01-04-2010 03:02:55 | More by sophisticated
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BehindtheFinBrew

Iowa

3.23/5  rDev -16.3%

Upon arriving at MBC, one feels immersed in a business park, feeling far from where a homebrew shop and brewery should be. This new location is definitely a step up from the former building behind the gas station. When entering you almost don't realize that this is a taproom or homebrew shop of any kind. Things Beer carries homebrew ingredients and equipment located in segregated rooms but the selection would hardly compete with online retailers. The taproom down the hall to the right is beautifully lined with wood and centered by the old wood bar, a carryover from the old location.

16 beers were on-tap at the time and 8 were sampled. Overall, the Russian Imperial was the standout of the ones tried. The nut-brown is an old stand by but I resisted in effort to try some new brews. The beer there is decent but nothing exceptional. Flavors were muted with very few bold big-flavored beers.

The service was strangely short and marginally friendly with us. At times it seemed as though we were an annoyance for being there. Beer lists were briefly pointed at and servers seemed ill taught in the qualities of their beer.

Food was decent and mostly worth the price. ($6.99 for a wrap and fries).

Overall, the experience was lackluster. MBC seems to have overlooked the fact that Webberville is a moderate drive for just about everyone and we made the effort to visit them so a more friendly and knowledgeable staff would be appreciated. In comparison to taprooms and breweries in other parts of the state, MBC would most likely be considered second rate.

12-29-2009 04:21:02 | More by BehindtheFinBrew
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hophead76

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

I regularly go to Things Beer, which is a brewing supply store located at the location of MBC. Usually when I grab brewing supplies I'll stop in at the pub. Over the last 4 years I have consistently had the WORST service that I can remember at any brewery I've ever been too. On some occasions particular bar tenders/waitresses seem to only serve the regulars at the bar while ignoring others at tables, on other occasions like today (50+ patrons due to a homebrewing class and discounts) I'm not sure who was getting waited on, seemingly no one.

It took over 20 minutes to get our first beer order and it took more than 45 minutes to get 2 bowls of soup, a salad, and a sandwich. This is unacceptable. The food came out, not as ordered (was asked if I wanted onions on my chilli and I said yes, and there were none), and the potato wedges were undercooked as they have been several times in the past. I had a few pints of the Mackinaw Pale Ale. Their beer is average, and I had no complaints. Not exceptional, but I didn't expect it to be. There was no designated bar tender, only 2 servers serving 50+ people, and I guess there was only 1 person in the kitchen.

Overall, I've been here many times and I am consistently disappointed with the service and quality of the food. Go for the beer supplies which are reasonably priced and with good selection, but don't stay for the average beer, substandard food, or inferior service.

03-07-2009 21:01:16 | More by hophead76
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burritosandbeers

Michigan

1.73/5  rDev -55.2%

Overall grades go like this

Beer B+
Food C-
Service... well whats lower than an overall total failure?

I dont usually ask too much. I like to have a feel like I got an enjoyable meal, a good beer and acceptable service. I felt like I only got one of those on this visit.

Service was miserable. We arrived hungry, wanting a good beer and in a pleasant mood. The dining room wasnt busy, and we seated oruselves after asking what was protocol.

Once we saw our waitress, we were basically accused of being idiots not knowing what we wanted when she first came by, as she pointed at the beer list about 20 ft away printed on an 8.5x11 sheet and walked away. When she returned after leaving us with menus I selected my beer and said I was ready to order my food, and she left as soon as the last person said their beer order.

10 minutes later she dropped our beers off and as we started to order our food she walked away again.

20 minutes later when she returned to get our food orders I ordered a corned beef Reuben for $8. I received a small rueben that wasnt even as good as I would have expected from Arbys. My fellow patrons ordered burgers (after waiting 15 minutes to hear they were out of the original items) and received what was described to me as "A $3 Sams club frozen burger". Once our meal was finished I approached the bar to order a growler as the beer I got (Porter) was quite good. Our waitress (who we hadnt seen even though we finished our meal a good 20 minutes before the point) was behind the bar and filled my growler quickly and said she would add it to my bill. I stated we would like our bill as we would like to get going (having been here for over 1.5 hours at this point) and it was STILL another 15 minutes before we received our bill.

I will NOT be returning, to Michigan Brewing Company in the forseeable future as I can find excellent beer elsewhere in this state, and they offered nothing else worth entering for.

03-03-2009 02:06:29 | More by burritosandbeers
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Mgrad92

Michigan

4.31/5  rDev +11.7%

I've gone past the place a million times, but finally had the chance to stop in over the Christmas holiday. I was pleasantly surprised. They have a great store attached to the brewpub! Lots of brewing supplies and beer related items.
The bar area is nice, but lacks a real personality. However, the service was good, the beer selection is very nice. But on top of that, they have their own sodas and even vodka.
The beers that I sampled were solid representations of their styles.
And although I didn't sample the menu, it looked pretty decent and the smells coming from the kitchen were wonderful.

01-22-2009 19:18:10 | More by Mgrad92
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BMoney575

Texas

4.41/5  rDev +14.2%

Visited on 1-10-09

We tried out MBC for david131's b-day, and were thoroughly impressed. Well out-of-the-way in an industrial park, the building kind of looks like and office. Inside, it's like a hotel lobby, in a great, low-key and simple way. The taplist was extensive, the important ones being Celis Grand Cru (one of my falvorites), triple, and Russian imperial. The RIS was the only one I had, and it was outstanding. The best part, though, was the VIP treatment we received. With a quick ask, we were able to try the bourbon barrel aged RIS (a saran wrap covered bottle behind the bar...great) and an RIS-IPA mix. Both were very good and a great treat. I will definitely be going back.

01-14-2009 23:52:37 | More by BMoney575
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Michigan Brewing Company in Webberville, MI
88 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.