Wolverine State Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.81/5
Wolverine State Brewing CompanyWolverine State Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

2019 West Stadium
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48103
United States

(734) 369-2990 | map
www.wolverinebeer.com

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Added by tobin on 02-05-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
38
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
382
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
32
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
7.96%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 32
Reviews by dfillius:
Photo of dfillius
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

Went here on a visit to Ann Arbor from Lansing.
Place is down an alley behind other buidlings, so could be hard to find. Walking in, I was immediately impressed with the casual, clean atmosphere. Careful attention has been made to the decor I'd say; I especially liked the tables with USGS maps of Michigan under the glass/plexi. The large painting of MI on the wall is also nice, with ample space for darts playing. Didn't see foosball (though it's out in the open) until I was leaving otherwise would have played. TVs were playing rugby while there, volume was low, so the overall volume of the place was comfortable to have a nice conversation in.

I was surprised at the quality of the beer for being new and specializing in lagers. Everything I tasted I really liked. The IPA was weak-ish on hops, definitely an EIPA. The American Lager was splendid.

Service was nice, exclusively at the bar, and attentive.

Though they only had 6 beers on tap, I rated them highly since 5/6 were lagers, which are rare to find from a craft brewer. It was a welcome change of pace, and none had off flavors. I appreciated the diversity in lagers as well (rye pilsener, baltic porter) and was really excited to see the list of upcoming beers, with dates they will arrive, I would love to come back to sample one of the 20-odd new beers coming out soon.

Food was non-existent, though they have signs in the bathroom saying you can order to your barstool from elsewhere. I say this is below average, but I appreciate the effort to advertise the eat-in policy.

$9 for 6x7oz. tasters. Nice presentation of these as well. Sm, Med, and Lg beers all seemed attractively priced. Growlers for $10-14 with the bottle.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of DavidRandall
3.34/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 1.5

My rating for the food was the food I had. The other three I was with said their sandwich was good. We were there today and I got one of the specials. Dad's Boat. A habanero filled with Chorizo cheese and something else. There was so little of everything it was hard to tell. Everyone at the table thought I got an appetizer. It was very bland and I was hungry when I finished eating. We stopped to get fast food drive through on the way home.
I had a Gulo Gulo and a Rye IPA, both were fine. Avoid the specials I guess.

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Photo of JollyRoger
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Cool industrial spot with a tap room, set back off the road. I love how many spins on the Lager style these guys are doing. Solid stuff outside what people commonly perceive as a lager. Plenty of styles for any beer drinker to choose from. Solid beer-drinking food served on disposable plates- sandwiches, BBQ, nachos, etc. Great spot away from Downtown Ann Arbor

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Photo of Revrynd
3.45/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I lived near there for a brief while and I encountered an incredibly drunk bar tender on one night and refusal to take an order over the phone on another. Beer and food are always on point, staff make me not really interested in returning.

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Photo of AJNIDEK
4.73/5  rDev +17.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Disclaimer : I love Ann Arbor. Fun lager based selection. Definitely different and fun. Service has always been over the top great with solid to good food. IPL is good. Maibock is fantastic.

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Photo of 98green
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

It was warm inside on a Saturday evening in June. Place was pretty busy, but the mood wasn't loud. 15 of their beers on tap (all lagers as that is their thing). 12 15 and 22 oz pours. 4.25 or 4.75 for the 15 oz. I didn't have any food

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Photo of chewy6935
3.45/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Chris_the_Tartar
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Wolverine is a cool place in an odd side of town, which is actually a plus since it is easy to park there. Kind of a restaurant feel and they were having trivia when we were there (Monday night). Really seemed like a local bar, not many students of beer tourists (not that either are a bad thing). They only make lagers, which really isn't my style, but they really do some interesting stuff with just lagers, I'd recommend the Gulo Gulo India Pale Lager, and some of their specialties (I remember a Vienne style Rye Pilsner) were pretty good. Sat at the bar where we received prompt and helpful service. Split a bunch of 6oz samples with my girlfriend and had the nachos. Nachos were awesome with the pulled pork, absolutely do that if you go.

All in all a really cool place to go if you're in the area. I would bet there's a lot of Ann Arbor residents who have never been and they are missing out.

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Photo of tommy5
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Chappy-88
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of Romoworld
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

A very good place to drink different types of beer, the bartender was very knowledgeable but at the same time he was very cocky, his name is Dave. I don't Mind a little cockiness if u know what ur talking about, it helps me. Overall this place was packed but the food was good and and he beer was really good, it's been years since I have had a beer thst b gave me goosebumps and this beer did it, Massacre, it's a must try for porter or stout fans.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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Wolverine State Brewing Company in Ann Arbor, MI
90 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.
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