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
kbrewery.com

Notes: Mon-Thu: 11am - 12am
Fri - Sat: 11am - 2am
Sun: 12pm - 8pm
BEER STATS
Average:
3.84
Beers:
110
Ratings:
11,684
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.27
Reviews:
147
Ratings:
181
pDev:
12.41%
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Ratings by 1koolspud:
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Reviewed by 1koolspud from Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 2
I have been here several times, although I wish I had known this place existed when I actually lived in the Detroit area. It is a great bar to grab a craft beer. They have a long enough draught list to hit every taste, plus extensive mead and wine lists for any non-beer friends you might bring along. Just don't expect to find much worth eating in the food department, unless you really like free popcorn. They have a few items for purchase, but I prefer to fill up on beer or mead there and then hop over to one of many fine dining establishments in Royal Oak, where there are several great bottle shops.

You can also pick up bottles to go from Kunhenn of whatever they happen to have on hand.

Sometimes it gets a little loud in there on busy nights, but overall it is a favorite spot to visit in the area, and has a surprisingly nice ladies room for a beer bar.
Aug 29, 2011
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
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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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.57/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
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
 
Rated: 4.84 by Pluviophile from Michigan

Dec 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.91 by gbiello from Massachusetts

Sep 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.32 by DavidRandall from Michigan

Aug 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.63 by StoutSnob40 from California

Jun 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.29 by DaveCash from New York

May 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.58 by Hmenpr from Puerto Rico

Apr 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Mlatar from Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -59%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 1
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
 
Rated: 4.48 by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

Oct 08, 2018
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Reviewed by Lazhal from Michigan

4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75
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
 
Rated: 3.5 by BlueKurenai from Vermont

Jun 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.26 by Jim67 from Michigan

Dec 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.14 by oldmankoch from Tennessee

Oct 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.91 by tazzman from Florida

Aug 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.18 by HopHEAD1522 from Michigan

Jul 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.22 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Jul 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.82 by foundersasap from Michigan

Jun 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

May 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.61 by London08 from California

Apr 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.01 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

Jan 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.05 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Aug 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.11 by Stillmakingnoise from Colorado

Aug 05, 2016
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Reviewed by FMSmith from New York

4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25
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
 
Rated: 4.33 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts

Jul 09, 2016
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Reviewed by Big_Neezy from Michigan

4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3
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
 
Rated: 4.38 by hartsells01 from Michigan

May 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by RolandBlunts from California

Apr 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.46 by kyle_goochstink from Michigan

Apr 11, 2016
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Rated by Djj1954 from Kansas

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5
If you love strong beers, this is the place.
Mar 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.24 by RajaSTL from Missouri

Mar 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.44 by rosmith51 from North Carolina

Mar 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.71 by gvhockey from Michigan

Mar 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by drunkenmess from Michigan

Feb 03, 2016
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Reviewed by MIBeerGeek from Michigan

3.38/5  rDev -20.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5
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
 
Rated: 4.1 by Jason_cs from Florida

Dec 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.34 by bozodogbreath from Indiana

Dec 09, 2015
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Reviewed by buzzy from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
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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Rated by BigRizz62 from Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4
Great selection of their own beers
Dec 01, 2015
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company in Warren, MI
Brewery rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 11684 ratings