Bearded Lamb Brewing Company

Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

149 W. Liberty St.
Plymouth, Michigan
United States

(734) 207-9600 | map

Formerly known as Liberty Street Brewing Company
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Reviewed by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
Visited in a Friday night. Liberty Street is a short drive out of the downtown Plymouth area. Very attractive little pub, wood and brass with art from local artists on the wall. Windows in one corner look into the brew area. Very much feels like a nice, neighborhood pub to grab a pint and have a conversation. No food beyond popcorn and ice cream bars, but outside food is welcome.
Nov 09, 2019
Rated: 3.7 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Jul 19, 2018
Rated: 3.39 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Aug 28, 2016
Rated: 3.43 by tommy5 from Michigan

Jan 13, 2016
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Reviewed by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

3.84/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
One of my go to sources, being close to where
I work. Kind of a lame vibe on the inside (it used to be a wine bar, I've heard). The beer and service more than makes up for the decor. Ususally they have 8-10 brews on, and they do some great seasonals, and have solid flagships. I love the Pub House Brown, a dynamite dark mild, and Barber's Garden, brewed with hops grown right out the back door. Great service, and solid beers.
Sep 06, 2015
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Reviewed by 98green from Michigan

3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2
Low light, quiet and chill place (6 pm on a Saturday). Not a big place at all. About half full while I was here. I imagine parking can be an issue as it is in a neighborhood setting.

Solid selection of their own brews and a good price point with $5 for 20 oz. pours. Bar staff was attentive, but not that familiar with the offerings (they know the names but not the qualities of each) from my observation.

They don't have a kitchen, so the only food is simple snack items
May 30, 2015
Rated: 4.26 by Ekoseck from Michigan

May 09, 2015
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Reviewed by Bob_likes_IPA from Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75
Great beer selection and seasonal offerings are fantastic. Be sure to try the weekly Brewer Series, a small batch of experimental beers that are releases every Monday.
Jan 11, 2015
Rated: 3.29 by Brandonparrent from Michigan

Jan 03, 2015
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Reviewed by Romoworld from Michigan

3.34/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3
It is a very quiet place, a little small and not crowded at all with that being said the service is great, it's not loud, the selection is flavorful and they brew the beer right in front of you.
Jan 03, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by Indianpaleale from Michigan

Oct 04, 2014
Rated: 4 by Hyperion208 from Michigan

Sep 19, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by rjcoy06 from Michigan

Sep 13, 2014
Rated: 3.96 by antoneloc from Michigan

Sep 06, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by MajorBear from Michigan

Aug 20, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by todesengel135 from Michigan

Aug 19, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by CDubbs75 from Michigan

Aug 09, 2014
Rated: 4 by msumike89 from Colorado

Jul 28, 2014
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Reviewed by Hawk-MotorCity from Michigan

4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25
I knew Joe, the beer guide, when he lived in my neighborhood. The beers he made when he was just getting started we're amazing, sure do miss those days, especially in the summer. However, the beer he makes now just ROCKS!!! Just wish I lived within walking distance!
Jun 09, 2014
Rated: 4 by midlifec from Michigan

May 17, 2014
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Reviewed by ktlthrashers from Michigan

3.24/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 2.25 | food: 2
Just stumbled upon Liberty last night. This is a very cozy bar right in small town Plymouth. It has the look of an old store on the inside. This is more of an intimate place compared to most other bars. Great place to stop at to chat. The best beer available in my opinion is the Red Glare Amber Ale. I wish I would of have more but I wanted to try as much as possible. A neat feature here is the 'sampler'. You get your choice of 4 beers all in half pints. The only food available is appetizer type stuff so I recommend eating before you get here. Fortunately for me I wasn't buying so I cannot comment on the prices.
Apr 16, 2014
Rated: 1.75 by David_G from Michigan

Mar 12, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Dshep1340 from Michigan

Feb 13, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by chewy6935 from Michigan

Feb 09, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Rohkey from Michigan

Jan 13, 2014
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Reviewed by TurboBrew from Michigan

3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.25
Closest brewery to me. Liberty street always has some pretty good beer on draft. Very clean inside and the staff does a nice job. The upstairs area is nice if you have a big group.. sometimes its closed for parties though!

The atmosphere in here is great for relaxing/unwinding... every time ive come in so far its been quieter and not slammed busy. Definitely a plus!

Starkweather stout and the Pumkin seasonal are great. Always look forward to their new beers and variety/selection of brew.

The food is alright.. not a good place to get dinner though as really the best thing on the food menu is the pretzels.

Great place to relax and have a couple pints no matter what night it is..
Dec 30, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by Jaysmittyland from Michigan

Nov 27, 2013
Rated: 2.5 by jamesod from Michigan

Oct 28, 2013
Rated: 4 by JasonR1975 from Michigan

Oct 08, 2013
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Reviewed by SerialTicker from Michigan

3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5
I've been meaning to come here for almost a year now, but finally got in last week to get a growler (ultimately got a pair of snarlers instead). The first thing I noticed is that it's pretty nice inside -- a lot of wood, and appears to be clean. Immediately after, I noticed a pretty bad smell... it's like sawdust and fresh cut wood mixed with incredibly stale beer and a touch of vomit. Not pleasant, and a bizarre as hell smell. Regardless of that stench, it's a pretty nifty little place (by little... I mean little).

The quality of the beers as Liberty Street is... not that high. I'm hugely surprised at the 94 rating for this place. I have to assume it's due to people from Plymouth just being overwhelmed with joy that they have a brewery in their backyard... or they were insanely drunk when they had the beer. I've had four beers from LSBC, and the beers have been "okay" at best and "blech" at worst... pretty huge variation. For instance, I thought Steamy Windows was awful. Clementine Lemon Thyme is decent. Red Glare is solid. C-Monster is just... weird. The selection is pretty good though. I didn't count an exact number, but there were at least 12 beers on-tap (likely more), and a pretty decent variety.

This place is just... eh. I wouldn't go out of my way to come here, but it's a nice little brewery to support and visit if you live in Plymouth. I wouldn't be opposed to coming here again, but I could do without it.
Sep 03, 2013
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Reviewed by bobbyr5 from Michigan

4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2
Liberty Street Brewing Company is a small brewery in old village Plymouth, MI. I never really knew it existed until I drove by it one day.

They offered a very inexpensive menu for happy hour which included a 5 dollar taster flight. Really enjoyed their Portier and American IPA. There wasn't a lot of people in their so I expected to receive good service and I got it. Would go in again for sure.
Jun 15, 2013
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Reviewed by Kerrie from Michigan

4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
My bf and I decided to stop here yesterday since we were in the area. It was a great find- the atmosphere was pub-like and fairly dark (a plus for me) with each table having their own lamp if they wanted more light. Another couple was playing a game of Battleship at the next table, so it reminded me of a coffee house a little bit. The service was prompt and efficient. The selection was pretty good, too, as they had many styles of their beer available and even hard cider and wine. I also liked that you can choose a half pint, pint or 20 oz glass of each, and samplers are an option too. I looked liked they had a bit of bar food but I didn't have any, and the refillable popcorn for a buck is a nice touch.

We'll be stopping by this place every time we visit the bf's parents and are in the area now.
May 13, 2013
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Reviewed by schmidtn from Michigan

3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3
Nice building. Classic old "style" inside with a nice bar. Hardwood abound. On my visit, many of the regular beers were out. The steam beer, however, was quite nice. The stout was initially out, until I asked about it. Lucky for me it was just getting put back on tap.
The service was very good, I also had the opportunity to speak with the brewer for awhile. He was both passionate and knowledgeable.
I was there just after work 5:15-5:45 and not many people came in while I was there. So I experienced a quite atmosphere, which was perfect for me.
I will return to check out more of their beers when they become available.
Mar 31, 2011
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Reviewed by bigkingken from North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
I visited Liberty Street Brewing on my way to a concert last night and I can't say enough good things about this place. It's beautifully decorated with a gorgeous bar, dim but not dark lighting, hardwood floors and solid colors on the wall. It's exactly how I would decorate my pub - or house for that matter - if I had one. There's nothing fake, nothing gimmicky, just a really nice, casual, relaxing atmosphere. There's even an upstairs that I didn't have time to check out.

And the beer is second to almost none. Only the rock stars of brewpubs like Three Floyds or Founders can boast a better lineup. Every single beer I tried was fresh, flavorful, perfectly balanced and true to style while maintaining a slight individuality. Even the light blonde ale was delicious. When I dropped in they featured nine beers ranging from light lager to honey porter and stout. Pretty much everything is over 6%, with the Honey Porter topping the charts at 7.9%. My favorites were the IPA (citrus, huge nose, slight sweetness) and the stout (strong for style at 6.3%, chocolate, easy drinking).

They have a small menu featuring food that doesn't require utensils. Chips with dips, pizza and chicken chili with a bread bowl, for example. I had the chili, which was quite tasty though the bread bowl tasted a tad stale. It was like navy bean soup but a tad thicker with chunks of chicken. But if nothing fits your fancy, feel free to order in from one of the several menus they keep on hand of local establishments that will deliver to the pub.

The bartender was knowledgeable and pretty decent. She was a bit slow at times to pick up my check or see how I was doing, but she was the only one on staff and I was reading a magazine; obviously in no hurry to be getting out of the place.

Overall, I'm very excited about this place. I'll stop in every time I'm anywhere near Plymouth. I might even get my mini-kegs filled here soon. Love it.
Mar 04, 2011
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Reviewed by BehindtheFinBrew from Iowa

4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Second stop on my Detroit brewery crawl.

Located outside of downtown Plymouth, look for the giant moose painting on the outside of the building next door. Clean exterior and very cool stained glass door. Inside is cozy and clean as well having two beautiful golden draft towers. Located on the right as you enter is the brewery with windows for those with peering eyes.

My two fellow travelers shared the 10-sample gamut consisting of their Red Glare Amber, Starkweather Stout, Pub House Brown, Punkin Pie Ale, Steamy Windows Steam beer, Blonde Ale, an IPA and DIPA, a doppelbock, and finally their Gnarly Barleywine. The IPAs and pale ales had a very English feel being more balanced than hop-forward. The best of the bunch IMHO was the Barleywine with the Punkin Ale a close second. The Doppelbock was the most curious as it was quite sour. After talking with the brewer/owner? it seemed that it was intended, a little odd for me when expecting a doppelbock.

Service was prompt, knowledgeable and friendly and I especially appreciated them tracking down a sticker for my beer fridge. Price was great at 10 samples for $10.50. My only complaint is that when ordering samples they don't provide a cheat sheet or flight tray which made things a bit confusing but I'm being nitpicky. Great place and good beer.
Jan 08, 2011
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Reviewed by nickadams2 from New York

4.58/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Finally stopped by to pick up a growler after wanting to visit this place for about a year now. The bartender was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I told him it was my first time and right away he started pulling samples. I asked for two and he gave me four suggesting I must try them. He probably would have let me try the whole lot had I asked.

Of the four samples were two IPAs a red and an export stout. Both IPas were great and the red was amazing. I walked out with the export stout but would have been happy with either one of the four I tried. I could tell they took pride in thier beer and they should.

The atmosphere was good. I was only in there fifteen minutes but wished I could have stayed longer. They have two levels. The bottom level was a bar and a couple of tables. Very quiet and relaxed. A nice place to savor your brew. Upstairs had a band playing and was much more lively. Best of both worlds.

Very accessible to southeast Michigan. I'm surprised there isn't more hype about this little gem of a brewery. It is sort of hidden in downtown Plymouth but not to hard to find. I highly recommend it and cant wait to go back for more.
Jul 11, 2010
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Reviewed by GalenM from Michigan

4.95/5  rDev +26.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
A friend and I went to Liberty Street on Saturday. I was impressed with the atmosphere of the place. I have never been to a brew pub before, but it was very quiet and calm compared to other bars in the area with any kind of selection of craft beers. The beer itself was fantastic. They only had just over a half dozen different beers, but I tried the IPA and English Brown. The IPA ranks up near my top five IPAs, being fairly reminiscent of Michigan Brewing's High Seas IPA. The Brown was no slouch, either, though I have less experience in that category.

Service was prompt and attentive (we were sitting at the bar, but the server made regular rounds to the tables). The food was above average: they serve a few different basic dishes, and, according to their website, offer carry out from nearby restaurants. We just had chips and spinach dip and bread bowls of chili, all of which was quite good. The price for two drinks each and some food was about $35, so not unreasonable, but definitely on the higher side. This is a great place to go and have a couple of beers and a snack. I will definitely be returning in the future, probably frequently.
Apr 22, 2010
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Reviewed by h00dak from Michigan

4.55/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4
I am a regular at Liberty Street. They are constantly revising their beer selection and coming out with new, delicious beers that just keep getting better and better. You can tell that they pay close attention to what they serve, because their beer is always presented in a slightly warm pint glass which brings the beer to a good drinking temperature. Then the beers themselves are always complex and tasty. It's hard to go in and have just one. Many people have been raving about their wheat beer and I am excited for it to come back around in rotation!

I have been hearing good things about their pizza, though I have never had it. Also, they have all you can eat free popcorn.

Service is always fast and friendly. They have live music several nights a week and there is never a charge at the door.

facilities are very nice and always clean. Everything is nice and new. All comlimenting very high quality beers. The bar is smoke free, which may be bad for some but I consider it a plus.

My only complaint is some nights I can't get in! Their business is booming and with good reason. Everything here is quality. I love this place and their beers.
Feb 02, 2010
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Reviewed by hashiru from Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
My wife and I went here today for our second visit - the first was about a month ago. We both liked it a lot - my wife had Cherry Cider (she doesn't like beer) and a Root Beer Float. We shared a Greek pizza that was excellent.

I had a pint of Foreign Extra Stout and a half of Steamy Windows (California Common / Steam Beer style). Both were very tasty and I took a growler of each home.

Their pints are Imperial Pints (20 oz.) instead of the more common 16 oz. pints found in almost all American bars and brewpubs. The prices are not higher - my Stout was only $5.

If you find yourself in Plymouth, Michigan - give this place a try.
Jan 31, 2010