Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.83/5
Kuhnhenn Brewing CompanyKuhnhenn Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(586) 979-8361 | map
www.kbrewery.com

Notes:
Mon-Thu: 11am - 12am
Fri - Sat: 11am - 2am
Sun: 12pm - 8pm

Added by beernut7

BEER STATS
Beers:
98
Reviews:
3,450
Ratings:
10,657
PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
142
Ratings:
306
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.26%
 
 
Taps:
14
Bottles/Cans:
8
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 142 | Ratings: 306
Reviews by MarcatGSB:
Photo of MarcatGSB
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

This is a huge "place tick" for me. Living in Michigan, I'm constantly being asked if I have access to Kuhnhenn, "Can you send me some Kuhnhenn", etc etc. Only problem is I'm about 515 miles from Kuhnhenn, so no I don't...I was honored to finally be able to visit.

I clearly came at the right time. Christmas Eve, 2012. They were fresh off the Solstice party, and had a full tap board. They had everything a young man or woman could desire. BBBW, BA4D, Simcoe Sillier, Solar Eclipse, the list goes on.
Before visiting, I did not know that they had a full expanse of not only great beer, but also wine and mead. All sorts of really tasty sounding meads, and some berry wines, a little bit of everything.
The bar is in an older warehouse style building, with another small warehouse across the parking lot which apparently is a homebrew supply store owned by the Kuhnhenn family as well. The bar is pretty well spread out, with quite a few tables situated around a horse shoe shaped bar. About 15 to 20 taps in the center. One bartender on at this point, but there were other employees floating around, bottling and so on.
They don't serve "food" so to speak, but they do serve some soft pretzels and maybe some other really snacky things.
This was an awesome visit. I will try and make it back as soon as I can. Until then, I will have to rely on my local friends for the Kuhnhenn hook. Great stuff going on!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of FMSmith
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
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!

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Photo of lost_sailor
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Big_Neezy
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of hartsells01
4.38/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of RolandBlunts
4/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of kyle_goochstink
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Djj1954
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

If you love strong beers, this is the place.

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Photo of RajaSTL
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of rosmith51
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of gvhockey
3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Photo of drunkenmess
4/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of MIBeerGeek
3.38/5  rDev -19.7%
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!

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Photo of Jason_cs
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of bozodogbreath
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of buzzy
3.72/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

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Photo of BigRizz62
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Great selection of their own beers

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Photo of kbuzz
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Daydream816
4.8/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of indianabeerman
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of enelson
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Sexton
4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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