Saugatuck Brewing Company

Saugatuck Brewing CompanySaugatuck Brewing Company
Saugatuck Brewing CompanySaugatuck Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

2948 Blue Star Hwy
Douglas, Michigan, 49406
United States

(269) 857-7222 | map
saugatuckbrewing.com

Notes: Sunday to Thursday -12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday - 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
BEER STATS
Average:
3.81
Beers:
78
Reviews:
912
Ratings:
3,891
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.98
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
92
pDev:
11.81%
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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 92
Reviews by SupaCelt:
Photo of SupaCelt
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Stopped into this joint after playing some disc out in Sausagetuck.

The atmosphere wasn't much to talk about as it was a Monday afternoon and there was only one other guy in there drinking. You could have heard a pin drop. This place is immense and has a giant banquet hall attached to it as well. A huge, cavernous building which probably can get rocking pretty good on a Saturday night in this touristy area. On this Monday afternoon it seemed really empty though. It was also a touch on the drab side. A bit oppressive and gloomy which took a bit away from the overall package and hence the 3.5 stars above. I saw a ping pong table and thought about how happy I would have been if there were a pool table but alas I am a billiards junky and I realize that the sound of billiard balls crashing about is not pleasant to most patrons.

The beers are solid. They had pretty standard fare on tap hence the 3.5 stars. They had an IPA, an Irish dry stout, a smokey porter, an English mild that was a 3% sessioner, another porter sans smoke, and maybe an amber and a few something elses. Not bad, but nothing too bold and provoking. I am a big fan of big beers, and this place didn't have anything that got me excited. I want to be socked cross eyed. Show me something exciting! Do not misunderstand, the beers I sampled were very well made. Just a bit commonplace is all. I think they could stand to push the envelope and step into some imperial waters, but to each his own. This place is relatively new at two years old and they are already doing good work. I can't wait to watch them progress. Definitely worth a try if you are in the area.

The service was good. The bartender was a good dude and was easy to talk to. There was another employee who was enjoying a post shift beer and she was very friendly as well. Neither seemed to mind that my friend and I were interrupting their conversation. Good folks.

They have a decent selection of food. I tried some crawfish, spinach, and artichoke dip that was pretty darn delicious but that is the extent of my knowledge of the eats. You can surely find something to eat at this place and a nice pint of beer to wash it down. Pricing was on par with other places with similar product. Overall I am not mad at this place. It was a good pit stop and I am sure I will return when next I am in the area. Keep up the good work.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of PackenGreen
3.3/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

I stopped at the Kalamazoo, Mi location because Gonzos was one of my favorite local breweries. The new prices are ridiculous for a MI brewery. I was charged $8 for a 10oz pour for a NE IPA. The menu was lacking selection, and nothing was reasonably priced for a small town brewery. Their was about 3 other customers on a weekend and it had a weird vibe. They promised to keep Gonzos vanilla java porter but stopped making it. I'll never return again.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.06/5  rDev -23.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 1.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Unfortunately, probably the worst service of any Brewery or restaurant I've been to in a while. The beer is at best average. However, the outdoor serving area was beautiful on a beautiful Michigan Evening.

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Photo of Gdog
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.9/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of PapaGoose03
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I've been to this brewery several times over the years since they opened at this location, but have never reviewed the place. So here it is.

The main taproom is a large open place with the bar to the rear, and tables/chairs fill the other areas. A line of brewing equipment along the far wall is used for the Brew-On-Premises feature that is offered here. (Brew and bottle your own batch of beer with the help of a skilled brewer.) A second taproom, called The Barrel Room, is located farther down the hallway, but there is no table service there, and its bar is probably opened only at busy times. It has TVs and some arcade games for entertainment.

We ordered a flight of 5 beers so that we could try enough of them to evaluate the brewery's overall beer quality. There are 16 taps plus one hand pull, and some beers on the menu were ones that we've had in bottles from distro to stores, or from prior visits, so we chose beers that were new to us. Each was brewed very well to style. We had little quibbles regarding the flavor over a couple of them (too much blueberry or too much oak character, etc, but these are personal taste preferences. Overall we gave the beers a 3.88 score. There was one cider available, plus they also serve a small selection of wines.

We ordered an appetizer to go along with the beers, so no food review is included with this write-up. The appetizer was good, and my memory from previous visits when a meal was consumed allows me to give the food a thumbs-up. There is beer to go in the form of growlers or bottles on some of the beers that reach distro.

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Photo of Dactrius
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of cryptichead
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of ESchweers
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.28/5  rDev -17.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 3.75

This is a nice clean place with above average food. It is generally family friendly. The place is reall two separate facilities, which is somewhat preposterous, so choose wisely. The brewpub with a larger menu has the standard taps. The Barrel Room has the more elite beers including barrel aged beers and one-offs. If you choose to dine in the brewpub, you are out of luck in terms of getting the higher end beers. Same building, different rules.

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Photo of krome
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of JDoHo
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of REVZEB
4.22/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of midlifec
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of DavidRandall
3.9/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of NateMac13
4.36/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Purified
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of WesM63
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of hopnado
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of GRFounder
4/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas, MI
Brewery rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 3891 ratings