Jolly Pumpkin: Old Mission

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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(231) 223-4333 | map
www.jollypumpkin.com

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Added by SpdKilz on 08-18-2009

BEER STATS
Beers:
1
Reviews:
0
Ratings:
5
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
91
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
57
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
7.54%
 
 
Taps:
4
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 57
Reviews by SpdKilz:
Photo of SpdKilz
4.59/5  rDev +11.7%
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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Photo of Dactrius
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
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 +10.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of cards22
3.54/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of DMarlinJ
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of CCrable
4.98/5  rDev +21.2%
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 -11.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Dr_Fox
3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of n2492004
4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Samurai_Jesus4
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Agentveba
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of simplejj81
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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 +21.7%

Photo of irish6174
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of Indianpaleale
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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

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Photo of rjcoy06
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of chewymangos
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of skyline522
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Mxsluis
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of kraticus41
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of vande
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of snansel
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of troygreer
3.56/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

A great view can be had from the deck outside, nestled on a hill on the Old Mission Peninsula. But those seeking a true Jolly Pumpkin Tap room and experience, be warned. This venue plays more as a restaurant that just so happens to have Jolly Pumpkin on tap and a large selection of Jolly Pumpkin Bombers.

When you arrive you have to make a choice of having food out on the deck or sitting inside for a beer. We chose to sit outside thinking that we were still going to get the JP experience and considering the waitstaff was wearing JP shirts, we thought we made the right decision. Well come to find out, the outdoor area only had 2 (common) JP beers on tap but had a few bottles to offer as well. They didn't have sampler offerings, nor unique beers. Not really the experience i was hoping for... Needless to say we finished up our lunch (which was enjoyable) and headed inside.

The Jolly Pumpkin bar (not really a tap room) had sampler tray's of 5, but they only have 4 Jolly Pumpkin Beers on tap, so we went with a North Peak one as our 5th. It really doesn't feel like anything more than a bar that serves their beer. Kinda sad with the great atmosphere that they have.

The only real "plus" would be the large selection of rare JP bottles. I was able to get a few that i hadn't seen before

If you have some time for a nice drive on the Peninsula and want a decent meal, it is a good stop. If you are looking for a genuine JP experience, this is not the place.

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Photo of jmich24
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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Jolly Pumpkin: Old Mission in Traverse City, MI
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