Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Kuhnhenn Brewing CompanyKuhnhenn Brewing Company
Kuhnhenn Brewing CompanyKuhnhenn Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

5919 Chicago Rd
Warren, Michigan, 48092-1606
United States

(586) 979-8361 | map

Notes: Mon-Thu: 11am - 12am
Fri - Sat: 11am - 2am
Sun: 12pm - 8pm
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4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

Visited on a Monday evening. Almost no one in the bar, except for the monthly brewers club meeting, which the Kuhnhenn's attend.

V - A bar that is a brewery. You come here for the beer or nothing else. Clean, bright, with mainly four person high tops. More of a towny feel than a craft beer feel. 4.25

Qual - DRIPA served in a large stemmed tulip. A full pour of a big ABV beer - nice! 4.5

Ser - Brian the tender was very helpful. When asked about bottles not on the menu he was at the ready, which is how I purchased the Dementia 4D BA and the Raspberry Eisbock. 4.75

Sel - Great selection of Kuhnhenn beer only. IPAs to Stouts to lagers and hefe and sours. 4.5

F - None really, some pretzels and personal pizzas.

Apr 05, 2022
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4.57/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
by Sabtos from Ohio

An absolutely classic German beer bar--complete with plenty of hardwood surfaces, gnomes, woodland creature vibes, and even a cask beer engine--this place has all the neighborhood watering hole feels, but with a much more invitingly spacious charm. While they have a large tent set up outside, the space inside is so expansive I can't imagine needing it. Although, considering how many people live around here, I'm sure Friday and Saturday nights can get busy.

The tap list almost seems like it never ends, both of unique entries, and separate styles. It's an impressively varied list, despite leaning largely German. Their barrel program, from which I've traded for bottles several times in the past, is the main reason I'm familiar enough with this brewery to have gone out of my way to stop here. Although nothing from that selection was available on draft today, everything I had was satisfying to impressive, even including the totally out of left field slushy-style seltzer. While I'm on that subject, it's worth noting that when I saw it pour out of the tap, I was completely dumbfounded because I had originally thought it was an actual frozen slushy when I saw somebody else drinking it. It was an opaque pure white from top to bottom, and clung to the glass with a thickly retaining head that looked like actual slushy ice. In actuality, it pours out of the tap as fully fluid liquid. When have you ever seen a seltzer with a bright, porcelain white head that retained persistently thick over a 30 minute session?

Anyway, I started with a dunkel that was nostalgically tasty, then moved on to a gose that was highly complex without any added flavorings or fruits, and finished with a barleywine that, despite it's less than stellar collaborative partner, was knockout stunner. It's a good thing I live far from here.

Aug 17, 2021
4.84 by Pluviophile from Michigan on Dec 27, 2019
3.91 by gbiello from Massachusetts on Sep 23, 2019
4.32 by DavidRandall from Michigan on Aug 11, 2019
4.63 by StoutSnob40 from California on Jun 12, 2019
4.29 by DaveCash from New York on May 22, 2019
4.58 by Hmenpr from Puerto Rico on Apr 11, 2019
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1.75/5  rDev -59%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 1
by Mlatar from Michigan

Visited the Clinton Township brewery on Grossbeck road with a group at end of December 2018. Appearance of brewery was dark with dirty cloudy windows. No kitchen to order a meal but had an appetizer menu. Had the pretzel and Mac and cheese bits. Pretzel was average, Mac and cheese bits terrible. As far as beer, the Dripa was very good but the other beers, pumpkin beer, stout, Pilsner, were not good. Thin with hard finish. Kuhnhenn, I know you can do better.

Dec 30, 2018
4.48 by JimboBrews54 from Michigan on Oct 08, 2018
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4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75
by Lazhal from Michigan

Pretty basic setup inside the Warren location. Really no food available, but you'll see someone with a pizza box from nearby almost each time you visit.

Tons of beer on tap. Way more than your typical brewery IMO. Very diverse styles with plenty to enjoy. They can be a little reluctant, but they will give you a taster of the expensive mead bottles they have for sale if you ask nicely.

One other thing to note, is they do quality growler fills. CO2 purge, tube filled to the top, sealed, and even shrink wrap the top of the growler. The tubes sit in a nearby pitcher of something (probably sanitizer) since they use so often. Good place to take some beer home with you.

Decent beer prices at the bar. Some of their special releases can run about $9-10 / 12oz bottle but I haven't seen these on tap, so I'm not sure if they mark them up.

Aug 04, 2018
3.5 by BlueKurenai from Vermont on Jun 20, 2018
4.26 by Jim67 from Michigan on Dec 27, 2017
4.14 by oldmankoch from Tennessee on Oct 30, 2017
3.91 by tazzman from Florida on Aug 28, 2017
4.18 by HopHEAD1522 from Michigan on Jul 14, 2017
4.22 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Jul 08, 2017
3.82 by foundersasap from Michigan on Jun 11, 2017
4 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on May 23, 2017
4.61 by London08 from California on Apr 19, 2017
4.01 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan on Jan 15, 2017
4.05 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Aug 31, 2016
4.11 by Stillmakingnoise from Colorado on Aug 05, 2016
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4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25
by FMSmith from New York

Stopped in here one afternoon fairly early on a Saturday before a high school reunion that I wasn't looking forward to and enjoyed myself enough to actually have fun at the reunion. Staff while not stars on the paying attention to customers they were very knowledgeable. Had the sampler and each one was well described. Good beers and will definitely return next time I am back in town!

Jul 10, 2016
4.33 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts on Jul 09, 2016
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4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3
by Big_Neezy from Michigan

I like that this place doesn't try to be anything more than a focus beer hall. Yes, they serve basic bar snacks, which I've never tried, and often have a food truck available outside, but I like that it primarily stays focused on the beer. Less can absolutely be more and Kuhnhenn does it right.

While we've never had great service here, even sitting in the horseshoe around the taps, it's never been awful either. They could exercise a little Dale Carnegie and just be friendlier and perhaps quicker to suggest an offering.

I can't say that the beer is phenomenal but I will say it is very good. I've tried about a dozen different beers here and only found one that I didn't care for--a fruit based beer but I've determined that the style was good and that I don't enjoy fruit beers. The Penetration Porter and the Creme Brule Java Stout were very good but I think where Kuhnhenn really sets the mark is on their higher ABV brews. They pack a punch but anything they do with a bourbon barrel is stellar. I also think the Russian Imperial Stout, Solar Eclipse, and the Brown Ale, Double Nut Brown, are vastly underappreciated.

Jun 26, 2016
4.38 by hartsells01 from Michigan on May 20, 2016
4 by RolandBlunts from California on Apr 12, 2016
4.46 by kyle_goochstink from Michigan on Apr 11, 2016
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4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5
by Djj1954 from Kansas

If you love strong beers, this is the place.

Mar 23, 2016
4.24 by RajaSTL from Missouri on Mar 22, 2016
4.44 by rosmith51 from North Carolina on Mar 19, 2016
3.71 by gvhockey from Michigan on Mar 18, 2016
4 by drunkenmess from Michigan on Feb 03, 2016
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3.38/5  rDev -20.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5
by MIBeerGeek from Michigan

The DRIPA and Crème Brulee Java Stout are fantastic. Haven't had too many others that I would go out of my way to get.

Food selection is sub par but they do have an extensive beer, wine, and mead list to choose from.

Only downfall I've had here is that I have felt ignored by the staff numerous times. Although the Brewers are pretty cool guys and will go out of their way to show you the passion they have for the brews they make!

Dec 27, 2015
4.1 by Jason_cs from Florida on Dec 09, 2015
4.34 by bozodogbreath from Indiana on Dec 09, 2015
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3.72/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Stopped in here one evening during the week for a couple beers. This place is very loud and not all the tables were full of people. Sat at the bar and the bar tenders were just ok.

Dec 04, 2015
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4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4
by BigRizz62 from Maryland

Great selection of their own beers

Dec 01, 2015
4.58 by kbuzz from North Carolina on Nov 28, 2015
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company in Warren, MI
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