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:
895
Ratings:
3,857
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.98
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
92
pDev:
11.81%
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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 92
Reviews by beachfirebrews:
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4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

We stopped here while exploring the western MI coastline. Didn't even know about Saugatuck Brewing until we saw it listed on an interstate info sign. Overall, it was a great experience. Stopped in just to try a few beers, but ended up getting some food too. We will definitely be back. It is a great small town brew pub.

Atmosphere : The Lucky Stone Pub has a definite Irish feel to it. Number of tables/booths/high tops. There is also some outdoor seating. Good music playing the entire time and a live band started up just as we were leaving.

Quality: We ended up getting two flights of 6 beers each - one hop forward and one malt forward. We found the pale ales and IPAs very drinkable. The best we tried was the Hop in Your Rye (Imperial Rye IPA). I loved the combination of Citra and Mosaic hops with the addition of rye. They also had a nice offering of stouts and porters. Napoleon Stout (just like it sounds - chocolate, vanilla and strawberry) was actually really good. ESB/Amber was also surprisingly good. Not your typical ESB. Of the 12 beers we sampled we enjoyed all but the DIPA on cask. Because of the variety of well-done ales I think this place is great for both someone just getting into craft beer and a seasoned veteran.

Service: Great service. Fast and very friendly. Stopped by a number of times to ask what we thought about the beers we were trying.

Selection: For a small brew pub they have a great selection. I think they had 15 beers on tap and a cider. They have something for everyone.

Food: Only tried the hummus. It was very good. We will be back to try more.

Value: Pretty good value. All samples were the same price for the flight. If you went with some of the higher gravity beers it would be a great deal. I also believe pints are all the same price.

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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 3857 ratings