Jolly Pumpkin: Old Mission

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PLACE INFO

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

13512 Peninsula Dr
Traverse City, Michigan, 49686-9717
United States

(231) 223-4333 | map
jollypumpkin.com

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Added by SpdKilz on 08-18-2009

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Beers:
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Ratings:
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PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Ratings:
61
Reviews:
23
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
7.28%
 
 
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Reviews by SpdKilz:
Photo of SpdKilz
4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I went here with my father and brother-in-law while on vacation in Michigan. I had heard about this small satellite brewery from the main brewery of Jolly Pumpkin which is located in Dexter, Michigan.

This is located behind the "Old Mission" and currently is not fully operational. The bartender (who was very polite) told us how they were still in the process of getting the brewery on site up and running. No matter, the three of us ordered a pint of Bam Bière and instead of staying in the actual bar (which was spacious and decorated nicely) we instead choose to take the pint outside to the deck in front of "Old Mission" and enjoy the beautiful landscape. It was truly relaxing and quite an experience enjoying this fine brew with family looking over a glistening lake Michigan, shaded by the tall pine trees, and feeling the wind come off of the lake.

If anyone is ever around Traverse City, this is a nice little side trip to make. Also, they had numerous Jolly Pumpkin bombers for sale at the bar.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GregKobeArntz24
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

I use to work here and this is where I developed my pallet for sour beers and I have my very first Oro De Calabaza.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Lovely spot just north of Traverse City. We visited late afternoon, and we were lucky, because the wait was 2 hours when we left. Great food, excellent beers, and friendly attentive service make this a superb place to visit.

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Photo of Tjb14
3.61/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Danielr26
4.78/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Dactrius
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Nice vibe/atmosphere, beautiful location (although you don't get the best view from inside). Service was solid. The JP beer was of course interesting and had a few really nice beers on tap but their "guest" beers (i.e. North Peak) were pretty unexciting. Nice bottle selection with a few bottles I believe are brewery only. Food was excellent. A great place to stop while you're checking out the beautiful Old Mission Peninsula.

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Photo of Loudog1411
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of cards22
3.54/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of DMarlinJ
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of CCrable
4.98/5  rDev +20.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Ron is great. Place has a great selection. Of beer from sours to IPAs. Food has something'everyone would like.

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Photo of JDoHo
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Dr_Fox
3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of n2492004
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Samurai_Jesus4
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Agentveba
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of simplejj81
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Great sours, and about 8 other beers on tap. $1 for a 5 oz taster of any beer on tap. They only had 4 jolly pumpkin sours on tap, but I liked all of them. esp otono

A bit out of the way, but it would be a beautiful spot during the daylight hours!

Good knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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Photo of Ekoseck
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of irish6174
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Indianpaleale
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

The food is good. Great selections of beers. Nice atmosphere too.

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Photo of rjcoy06
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of chewymangos
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of skyline522
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Mxsluis
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of kraticus41
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Jolly Pumpkin: Old Mission in Traverse City, MI
3.8 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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