Schmohz Brewing Company

Schmohz Brewing CompanySchmohz Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar

2600 Patterson SE, Suite A
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49546
United States

(616) 949-0860 | map

"outside seating in our Beirgarten"

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Reviews by beerguru15:
Photo of beerguru15
3.74/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Was on my way back from the east side of the state and decided to stop at Schmohz to check out the place, being that I've tried quite a few of their brews before and found them to be enjoyable.

When walking into the place, you're presented with kind of a country bar/hole in the wall bar feel, as everything seems old and outdated.Let alone other things that I won't mention here. Though there was only one other person with me at the bar, the vibe really wasn't there and seemed kind of odd.

I ended up getting an Oktoberfest, which was pretty good. Each of the beers I've tried from there from bottles and at expos have been quite well too, they do seem to know how to make their beers.

the overall service wasn't bad. there was only one person working and she was friendly as I walked in...though she seemed to get distracted when there was others walking in. I ended up only staying for a round so really didn't experience it much

They had about 11 beers on tap at the time including: Valley City Cream Ale, Treasure Chest ESB, Amber Tease Ale, Pail Ale, India Pale Ale, Hopknocker Imperial IPA, Bone Crusher Stout, Pinkle Tink Ale, Mad Tom's Robust Porter and the Oktoberfest. A pretty good selection and a little bit of something for everyone.

I didn't have anything to eat, and I'm not sure if they sold food there or if it was though elsewhere as I didn't really see a menu for anything.

the value was reasonable, a pint of beer was about 3.75 for the reg, and premiums were a little bit more.

Overall, I hate to say it but probably would stick to just drinking the bottles and beers of Schmohz at expos as the place just didn't really seem appealing to make me want to stop in again. Though if you're looking for a good beer, that alone would be the reason to stop back...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mxsluis
3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of BudznSudz13
2.74/5  rDev -18.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

Photo of capt93
2.78/5  rDev -17.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75

Photo of Rako
2.5/5  rDev -26%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1 | service: 4 | selection: 3

The brewery has a dive bar type atmosphere and clientele. You feel like you're at a local dive bar but no PBR on tab. Beers are average, like C average. I think we have here a few home brewers who are trying their best but didn't bother to look into different styles than what they liked and just made a few things that all Tasted similar and hoped no one would notice. Several beers taste nothing like the style advertised. I know sometimes a IPA will be said as a IIPA, or whatever. Their IIPA tasted like an Oktoberfest. Just need to go back at the drawing board before I would come back.

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Photo of VanBeer
2.94/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Well I guess its time for someone to check in on this place. The reviews have been sketchy and sparse in recent years. No one has rated this place in 2015. Well much hasn't changed. I didn't notice anything unsettling dirty. However, I had just left New Holland and Brewery Vivant. And how would you say, "I guess I left my inspector hat in the van." They did let my dog in and were more than happy to bring him a bowl of water. That was pretty darn nice. We had a couple of the HopKnockers. They were pretty harsh on the back end. But not bad for someone looking for one last beer of the evening on your way back to the Red Woof Inn. They are very close to each other. Not a bad place to stay on a beer tour of GR if you are bringing a pet. I think it was $125 for the night. Overall, not bad, not great. Just leave your expectations at the door. Ping Pong, Waylon Jennings on the juke box, popcorn and beer; In some circles it doesn't get much better than that.

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Photo of jmiah22
3.86/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Cotton_27
2.69/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Photo of Sexton
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 2 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Had 2 beers and both were infected. No thanks.

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Photo of aussiebeer
4.15/5  rDev +22.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Decent beer, even got a little tour with the owner

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Photo of Jeffrey84
3.96/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

The beer is average but I really like the neighborhood feel.

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Photo of king75
2.5/5  rDev -26%

This was the absolute worse experience I have ever had at a brewery. First off the place is absolutely filthy on the inside and it honestly feels like if a health inspector would come around that he would either be paid off or the place would be closed down until they meet certain requirements. I went around lunch time on a Saturday and there was hardly anyone in the place, the tables were dirty and the linoleum floor was dirty and stained. The bartender acted like I was inconveniencing her by asking for a beer. I visited the brewery with 3 friends and we each got a different beer. One of the beers had a medicinal sour flavor and was definitely infected. My other buddy got their cream ale which was very generic and had few redeeming qualities. I had the bone crusher stout which was mediocre and had a burnt flavor to it. The bone crusher was the best of the group and it was nothing I would re-order. I will not be returning to this brewery and I will not be recommending their beer to anyone. Very disappointing beer and very disappointing experience.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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1/5  rDev -70.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of TheGingerbreadMan
3/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Classic small time brewery. It's not trying to be anything fancy. It's just a good place to get some decent beer and hang out. Free popcorn and pool, set yourself up with a few beers and chill. Not hard to lose a few hours without losing much of your wallet here. You can tell these guys just enjoy what they get to do everyday.

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Schmohz Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
3.3 out of 5 based on 448 ratings.
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