Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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
kbrewery.com

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

Added by beernut7

BEER STATS
Beers:
106
Reviews:
3,486
Ratings:
10,887
PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
142
Ratings:
309
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.26%
 
 
Taps:
14
Bottles/Cans:
8
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 142 | Ratings: 309
Reviews by northernbrews:
Photo of northernbrews
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I have been to Kuhnhenn's a few times in the past. I've finally decided to review it.

Went w/ my dad, my fiance's dad, and my dad's friend on Saturday afternoon.

Atmosphere: We got there at about 2:30 on Saturday. There was a large group from a pub crawl, which made it quite crowded for a bit. Luckily that were almost on their way out. There are about 10 tables and about 10 stools at the L-shaped bar. Behind the bar in an attached room is the Brew-your-own equipment and some other brewing equipment. There are 3 fermenters in the pub area.

Quality: IMO, Kuhnhenn is the best brewery in Michigan not named Bell's. All of their offerings are always solid, with quite a few being exceptional. During this visit, the Saison, Simcoe Silly, Oatmeal Stout, and A Few Shilling Too Many were very good.

Service: This wasn't the greatest when we got there, but that can be expected due to it being at about max capacity. After the large crowd left, the service became much better. They are knowledgable and friendly. Usually Eric Kuhnhenn is walking around talking to many of the patrons, which is nice to see.

Selection: During this trip, I had the ones mentioned above. They also had their IPA, a czech pilsner, mango wheat, metrys lager, and a few others. They also had about 8 Meads and over 10 different types of wine. My dad had the Green Apple Reisling and Strawberry White Merlot, which were both tasty and smooth. I wish they had a few other rare offerings, which it looks like I missed by a few weeks.

Food: They have a limited menu of unimpressive sandwiches, pizza, cheeses, They also allow you to bring in your own food if you want. I wouldn't recommend coming here just to eat

Value: Depending on what you get, most of the beers are around $4.00 - $5.00, with the rarer offering at about $6. Overall, a good value for the quality of the product.

If you are coming here to have lunch and maybe a beer or two, this is not your place. But if you want some of the best and most unique beers in the state and country, this is definitely the place. Only a few miles from Dragonmead and Champane's liquor store is right around the corner, which make this a nice little afternoon trip.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of fern22
4.84/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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

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Kuhnhenn Brewing Company in Warren, MI
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