Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery

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BEER AVG
3.82/5
Arbor Brewing Company MicrobreweryArbor Brewing Company Microbrewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

720 Norris Street
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48198
United States

(734) 480-2739 | map
www.arborbrewing.com

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Added by nomad on 06-06-2006

BEER STATS
Beers:
5
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
11
PLACE STATS
Score:
88
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
29
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.52%
 
 
Taps:
10
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 29
Reviews by jale:
Photo of jale
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Just a nice casual brewery to sit back and enjoy a beer. Plenty of room for a few hundred people. They have a area by a gas fireplace with couches and easy chairs for an intimate spot with friends. the outdoor patio has seating for another 75 to 100 people and is relaxing when the weather is warmer. The food menu has an average selection. This is the sister to Arbor Brewing and where the limited release beer are available. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. They also have home brewers beer on tap from time to time.

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Photo of ESchweers
4.59/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.58/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of YpsiKimo
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

My home microbrewery. The beer is excellent, particularly the IPAs, the price is good and the vibe is Ypsi: comfortable, diverse and friendly.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
3.78/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of 98green
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Went at 6PM on a Saturday in late May. Decent sized room with around a dozen of their beers on tap. Solid bar food menu. Nice beer garden in the back if that is your thing. One item to note is that they don't have servers; all beer and food orders are placed at the bar. It tended to get a little backed up from time to time, and I wasn't there when it was busy. They do hold cards to run a tab, so you don't have to "pay" for every round.

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Photo of buddha5050
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Romoworld
3.09/5  rDev -19.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

A really cool place and it has great tasting beer but the servers were more less paying attention to women then there customers. We didn't eat the food but it looked and smelled good. I would come back here but have to do it when there is less women so I can get a beer.
*Update* because of our wait time one of the servers bought a round on him, very generous of him and I did like it. It was a guy with a huge beard and young, great guy.

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Photo of loganburgh
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of sapples
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of tonyrocknroll
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Wonderful atmosphere for drinking beer. Huge beer garden in the backyard.

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Photo of JasonR1975
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Huron_River_Brew
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of daricepaddy8291
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of westlaunboy
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Klorn
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of jtosch
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of hopsandmalt
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Jaysmittyland
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Danielr26
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Atmosphere: very cool place. large outdoor seating area. big indoor area. very relaxed. could use some games such as darts shuffleboard or lawn games, that would make it perfect

Quality: good quality food and beer. they are into the whole environmental movement which i like, grassfeed and free range cattle and the likes.

Service: no waitresses but the bartender and fairly quick and the food came out at a good time

Selection: good variety of beers but tend to be hit or miss. overall they make some gems that are often on the tap list. and happy hour is 20 oz for $3 and normall $5 are quite the deals

Food: pretty good food but not the most varied menu or largest selection. and nothing that makes the trip necessary

Overall: definitely a fun and relaxing place to sit down talk to some friends and have a beer

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Photo of patpbr
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

This is a great laid back place to drink beers. It has a great beer garden and is a great spot to enjoy some sacred cow IPA. The interior space is large which makes it a good spot to hold events. It appears they are making food these days, which I never experienced. This arbor brewing spot in Ypsilanti is well worth it.

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Photo of BehindtheFinBrew
4/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

3rd stop on our Detroit Brewery crawl.

Located seemingly in a neighborhood in Ypsilanti. Fairly unassuming from the outside and it looks like an old warehouse outside and in. We had been here before but only after the MBG Summer beerfest when there was no power so we opted to try it again. Surprisingly there's very little difference with power! Very dimly lit and quite cold, we all were wearing our winter coats and hats while enjoying our sampler. The interior is very open with a sprawling bar and booths and tables scattered throughout. Very cool fireplace with a couch and chairs on the back wall.

There are were no servers at the time so all orders were placed at the bar. My two friends and I shared samples of their 9 beers ($9) which were arranged nicely on a waiters tray with a cheat sheet. The line-up being their Brasserie Blonde, Serpentarius Belgian pale Ale, Hoptoberfest, sacred Cow, Ryeclops Rye PA, Red Snapper, Tally Wacker, Olde #22, and Phat Abbot tripel. I'm a sucker for Rye beers as this was my favorite of the bunch. Not as well balanced as another Michigan Rye-PA but very close. Tally Wacker was a chile beer that I wasn't' expecting but wasn't too bad. I found the PHat Abbot to be a little harsh.

We ordered their Pizza Margherita at $8.95 expecting a little more than what we got. The pizza was bland and about 8" and with the cold atmosphere it didn't stay hot for long.

Of all the places we visited on our 10-brewery crawl the beers here were far and away the best. During any other time than the winter this place would be great but the cold temps and dim lighting made it hard to enjoy....almost. Ypsilanti doesn't offer much but this place is great to grab a beer, skip the food.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.63/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I stopped here with BA jale and a couple of other guys this week. Located in an unlikely place, as you get closer you start to suspect there's nothing but an industrial yard and some housing in the area. I haven't been to Ypsilanti a whole lot but based on this visit it seems that zoning is an issue.

The establishment itself is really good, large enough for a few hundred people, and laid out comfortably. Lots of tables inside, some booths too, and an L-shaped bar with seating for perhaps 20.

There's a patio area with picnic benches that seat ~100, and since the weather was nice that's where we set up. The management set up a corn hole tournament and the competition was fierce but fun.

There were about 6-8 Arbor beers available on tap, also some bottled beer available for on-site consumption or to go. Arbor beers have never been high on my list in the past, but then again they don't distribute very far. I found the 750mL bottled beers to be excellent though, and worth a stop.

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Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery in Ypsilanti, MI
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