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Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Brewing CompanyDark Horse Brewing Company
BA SCORE
3.84/5
Very Good
32,006 Ratings
Dark Horse Brewing CompanyDark Horse Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Homebrew, Beer-to-go

511 South Kalamazoo Street
Marshall, Michigan, 49068
United States

(269) 781-9940 | map
darkhorsebrewery.com

Notes:
General Store: 269-781-9741

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BEER STATS
Beers:
72
Reviews:
9,122
Ratings:
32,006
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.25/5
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
354
pDev:
11.53%
 
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Reviews by nflmvp:
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3.44/5  rDev -19.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

I don't know why I can't get on board with all the others who reviewed this place before me but it's pretty apparent that my experience was completely different from those who came before me.

Driving up to the place, you realize that this is a double wide trailer. No big deal because they can do some great stuff with double wides.

Walk inside and the first thing you notice, as mentioned in other reviews, is the mugs. However, the very NEXT thing you notice (at least I did) is the 1/2 inch growth of fur on top of all the unused mugs. This 'dust carpet' was everywhere, including the leading edges of all the ceiling fan blades. I constantly felt as if I had to keep my beer covered, for fear this stuff was gonna fall right off and land in my beer. It sounds paranoid but I've seen it happen at a restaurant and it's totally disgusting. Perhaps this is why I was so conscious of it but it was disgusting none the less.

The biggest disappointment to me was that there was nothing special on tap during our visit. All the beers were their regular releases, not even a one, too, tres, plead the 5th, double crooked tree, etc. Nada.

The bartender took care of us the way she seemed to be taking care of everyone and the crooked tree was tasty but overall, unless I hear that the place has changed, I don't think I'll be stopping in again on my next DLD weekend beer tour.

I suppose under different circumstances I might be able to give better scores but there just wasn't anything there to excite me even a little bit, and the extra joy of seeing how dirty the place was really put on the finishing touches.

It's really too bad too, because I dig a lot of the Dark Horse brews. I guess bottles is the way to go from here on out.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Seems small and unassuming which is a good thing. Great comfortable place for lunch.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Feldpausch
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of MKrauss
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JDizzle
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of King_Charles
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of CPAles
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Cwill24
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Mothergoose03
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of kbarnes9
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of JohnKristan
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Lacking in corporate sterility, this brewery is what you love about DIY beer making. Stage featuring roots music and beer that hasn't acquiesced to offering only "safe" beer. Will raise the bar for every other tasting room you ever settle into.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of mcrawford
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of TAisaBAlla
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Trainman4beer
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Members of the mug club for years, several superb brews. Weakness clearly has been food. Need bigger better kitchen (almost done we hear) . Owners are sincere long term brewers not late players to the game. Enjoy!

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Photo of BeerOps
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Jaszucs
4.25/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

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4.85/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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3.81/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of JLW
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Fishwhisperer
4.08/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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Dark Horse Brewing Company in Marshall, MI
Brewery rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 32,006 ratings
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