Schmohz Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.27/5
Schmohz Brewing CompanySchmohz Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

(616) 949-0860 | map
www.schmohz.com

Notes:
"outside seating in our Beirgarten"

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BEER STATS
Beers:
20
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
440
PLACE STATS
Score:
82
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
39
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
14.2%
 
 
Taps:
12
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 39
Reviews by granger10:
Photo of granger10
3.71/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Mike (tiki) and I visited this place last night to see what it was all about. The place was really lacking tables and there was a lot of open room, it looked like they hadn't finished furnishing it yet. Two tvs, a bar, and like 4 tables didnt really fill the decently sized bar up. There were no games of any kind, a pool table, foosball table, dartboard, or something like that would have been nice. The bartender said they're hoping to add a South Park pinball game soon which would definitely help.

The service was really good, she was interested in my take on the beers and really friendly but there were only like 10 people there so that probably helped.

There were four beers on tap with the IPA coming out sometime next week. Me and mike got the chance to sample all the beers for free which was really nice. The styles were very interesting and unique for a startup brewery. They had a bock, steam, cream ale, and robust porter (very unusual lineup). All these beers had a euro accent on them which I applaud the brewer for doing since there's enough high alpha acid, huge malt bomb, intensely bitter beers in West Mich as is. These beers are definitely unique. The bock was decent, the cream ale was really good for its style, the steam didn't do it for me, and the porter was for sure the best.

They had pop and chips and some other bar food but nothing else, you can order pizza to be delivered there.

I'm really excited about seeing this place take off. It's close to my home and will definitely be a nice place to stop for a drink or two after class. I hope they're still planning on expanding with tables and some sort of entertainment.

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More User Reviews:
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 Slay40
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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Photo of BrewtalHonesty
2.96/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Two trips within a month’s time. Reasonable pricing on beer and growlers. Inconsistent flavor with the beer between the two visits, even among the tap mainstays (except for the Bonecrusher Stout - that was consistently delicious). Nice and quiet, great spot to stop with kids. Bring your own food friendly.

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Schmohz Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
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