Michigan Brewing Company
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Active Beers: 26
Beer Ratings: 1,577
Beer Avg: 3.44
Taps: 12 / Bottles: 14
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
3.86/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Stopped in to MBC today for the first time ever. I grew up in Howell and never visited here. But now being a member of BA and obsessed with craft beers, I finally paid them a visit. Atmosphere is quite casual and relaxed. The serving room can hold about 30 people. There is a room to smoke, if needed. About twelve brews on tap. My main reason for stopping was the release of their Russian Imperial Stout, tapped the night before. Very tasty, but served too cold. Didn't see a menu, but they were serving soup, chili, and sandwiches. You can help yourself to a basket of peanuts, and leave the shells on the floor. All in all a neat place to visit, kinda rustic, and hidden behind a gas station, but easy to find. I'll will most surely make many return visits. Prices are reasonable and was able to sample a few beers for free. A good place to stop if traveling between Detroit and Lansing.
12-19-2005 00:15:15 | More by BigDaddyWil
3.88/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Review from the Fall Meeting of the Michigan BA's on 10/29/2005. Located of 96 in Webberville, this place was literally hidden behind a gas station, but I did find it with relative ease. The brewpub is cozy and small, could probably only seat 30 people or so. Some coasters from different microbreweries and breweries were nailed to the ceiling around the taps and on part of the walls.The overall atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable. The quality of the dozen or so different brews were good; they were all fresh and well poured. Nice. The service was a bit slow, as there was only one bar tender, and It looked like she did the best she could, but you could tell she was pissed about being the only one there and not having any help. The selection was good. Lots of different styles of beer. There was really something for everyone. The food was limited but good; mostly sandwiches and chips and that sort of thing. I liked the fact that a huge barrel of peanuts was in the corner and free to those drinking, plus you get to dump the shells on the floor. Bonus. Overall this is a nice brew pub that I wish was closer. I will definitly be going back. A recommended stop.
10-31-2005 00:08:43 | More by Frozensoul327
3.9/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $
The atmosphere is pretty chill, some times the local get annoying, webberville is out in the middle of a cornfield and it shows. I like the beer garden in the summer and the smoke free in door pub is nice, smoker must go out in the brewery.
The quality of service, beer and food is very good.
the selection is usually a good offering. the pub has 12 taps and bottles are also available. the food is limited sandwiches, personal pizzas, soup, chilli, and what they call a beer lunch; which is cheese, sausage, and crackers. the celis beers are always on tap and there normal production beers are also, this leaves about 3 rotating seasonal taps.
there is a nice beer garden in the summer, a smoke free pub, the smokers area has 2 dart boards and some board games.
pints are $3.50
beer to-go $8 6pk
growlers $8 refills
01-12-2006 02:54:39 | More by plaztikjezuz
4/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
A wonderful hometown midwest kinda place! The atmosphere here is just great! In typical midwest fashion, everybody is real friendly, and down to earth. Bridgette greats you all as "hun" as she merrily fills your pints and grabs your food. There are free peanuts, and shells on the ground. They do have a menu of sandwiches and snacks. My Philly Cheese Steak was pretty good, and Smittyguiness' chili was (apparently) very good as well. The food is not great, but they do not have a full kitchen, so they are doing very well with what they have!
The bar area is not large, I would call it cozy! There's about 6-8 chairs at the bar, three large tables and two small tables. Lots of bare wood (which I like) and decorated with beer paraphenalia, both old an new. There is additional seating actaully in the brewery area, which has been emptied of tanks due to the impending move. Also int this area is the cooler with sixers and singles.
12 taps, three celis, 8 of MBC's normally good and consistent brew, and Poor Richard's Scotch ale, which is very good! Growlers available of course!
If you haven't made it to MBC yet, it'd be worth your time to get over there before they move!
01-23-2006 15:58:13 | More by sopor
4.03/5 rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
This is a great low key brewpub. The atmosphere is always good. There are usually some characters around (ie. social dave, as mentioned in another post) but they are harmless. It is smoke free in the main pub, but they have a smoking room, which is nice so you don't come out reaking of smoke. Beer selection is always pretty good, as there is usually a wide variety of styles. Food is decen pub fare, not knockout but good. Soup is above average, but watch out for the chili, not for the faint of heart as it is very hot! Sevice is usually very good, the staff very knowledgeable. They usually keep the glasses filled, even when it is packed, which it can be on Friday nights. I read in an earlier post that Stacy was working. If it is the Stacy who formerly worked there, which I believe it is, than that is outstanding for the pub that she is back as she knows everything about beer in genral and especially MI beer. Food is The location is a bit odd, but I believe the owners own the whole parcel of land, gas station and all. It's nice having Things Beer next door, great homebrew shop, the staff their is very knowledgeable too and eager to help. One of my favorite places all time. There has been a plan to move the brewery, lets hope it doesn't lose the character and feel that it has now if/when it does.
Cheers to MBC!
05-04-2006 19:14:11 | More by tboom29
4.08/5 rDev +5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5 | $
I've been here many times before, but after this afternoon's visit, I'm finally getting around to writing a review. Yes, the location is famously no-frills (behind a huge trucker gas station with a giant dirt parking lot), and the inside is essenially a very small tasting room (kinda like someone's basement) with no televisions, no jukebox, nothin' but you, the beer, and the ensemble of unusual folks who frequent the place.
First, the food is what it is - a small lineup of sandwiches, a couple options for warmed-up pizza, and a couple of passable soups. Far from good, but not awful either, I've actually felt fortunate that they HAD food at MBC, considering the surroundings.
The service was excellent - it was pretty busy on a Saturday afternoon (from about 3:30pm to 7:30pm), and the one bartender did a great job keeping things moving along.
The beer lineup is quite good as well. 12 taps today - 8 MBC beers, and 4 of their Celis brews. I sampled the Celis White, Celis Grand Cru, MBC Dubbel, MBC Nut Brown, and finished up with two pints of my own creation; 1/2 Celis Raspberry and 1/2 MBC Imperial Stout - yum. Their IPA is also very good, although I didn't partake today, as I wasn't really in a hopped up mood.
For about an hour, I also wound up talking to a local regular, called "social dave" - a nice enough older guy who showered me with tales of his Michigan craft beer tales - all of which added to the MBC experience.
Side note: the bartender told me that they're planning on moving into new digs by the end of March - a new building that'll be located right behind the existing one.
02-12-2006 02:57:53 | More by olacub
4.08/5 rDev +5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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
4.15/5 rDev +7.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Talking about shitty to get to. You have to cut through a gas station to get there! Anyway, this place was nothing much to look at from the inside with peanut shells on the painted cement floor and the half-assed coaster collage on the ceiling above the bar. The seating consists of handful of tables and a bar facing windows that show the pretty large brewing facility and a smoking section that is two picnic benches in an isolated corner of the "brewing" room by the six-pack coolers. In any case, the bartender, a huge cowboy, was great about samples, beer descriptions (sort of), and letting us have a bottle of the Tripel. The beers we had were all decent at the very least (except for the funky Sebewaing) to very good (Imp. Stout) with the lackluster IPA in the middle. Despite others reviews I found the Pumpkin Ale tasty, expecially the day after Thanksgiving. BTW, the Celis beer were the best move that brewery could have made. I really hope that Grand Cru someday reaches NJ (or where ever I am).
Good beer. Odd parking. Not great atmosphere. Word is that there are about to move to another location. I hope they don't dress the new place up too much, though.
BTW, be sure to stop at the shop next door. They have some nice glassware (and plenty of shaker glasses) and misc. breweriana.
12-12-2003 04:48:34 | More by yen157
British Columbia (Canada)
4.2/5 rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
Strangely located behind a very large gas station.
We stopped here on the way back from the Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival. We arrived before noon on Sunday, and waited 'til we could be served (state law).
They had 12 of their brews on tap, and most of them available by the bottle for take-out, which was great, because I was driving!
You could get a small sample size (think it was 4 oz) for $1. Heck of a deal for a variety of tasty brews!
They have "Things Beer" right next door, with tons of homebrew supplies & beer paraphernalia.
03-03-2006 00:53:45 | More by Derek
4.21/5 rDev +9.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
My friends took me here for my birthday and I was pleasantly surprised. The place was essentially dead, which was kind of surprising for a Saturday night. The tap selection was great and they would put most of it in growlers. I had a couple glasses of their imperial stout and at 14.9%, it knocked me on my ass but it was very enjoyable for that high of an ABV. The service was very laid back, which meant that sometimes we had to go to the bar to get more beers, but for the environment, it was not unexpected. I got a couple of growlers and am enjoying a Russian Imperial/ High Seas IPA blend as a type this review. I can't believe I have been by this place dozens of times and never stopped in. I am most definitely going back.
01-12-2009 03:56:26 | More by david131
Michigan Brewing Company in Webberville, MI
88 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.