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Greenbush Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.84/5
Greenbush Brewing CompanyGreenbush Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

5885 Sawyer Rd
Sawyer, Michigan, 49125
United States

(269) 277-1091 | map
www.greenbushbrewing.com

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Added by emerge077 on 07-04-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
98
Reviews:
679
Ratings:
5,195
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
92
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
184
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
Taps:
12
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by atoulouk:
Photo of atoulouk
4.41/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

A review from my visit to Greenbush Brewery on 7/19/13, a busy Saturday evening.

A: Very fun, laid back atmosphere, though the place was incredibly busy and crowded. My group of four asked to be seated and were told it would be about 30 minutes. Not many tables to sit and eat, a bar that seats 20-30. About 10 minutes later we were able to find 4 spots at the bar to sit and have a beer before being seated right at about 30 wait. It was pretty noisy, bar/restaurant is not large. Vintage look with hard wood, exposed brick, and old beer cans bottles sitting on random shelves throughout.

Q: From the food to the beer to the server, everything was top notch, clean and quick. No complaints here. Easy to find parking right across, though it appears we were the lucky ones as we saw many people needing to park a long way off and walk.

S: The server once we got seated was fantastic. The bartender was not very knowledgeable about the beers, at one point telling me one of the beers available for carry out was a coffee cream stout only to find on the bottle it says russian imperial stout. Not mad about that as I love an RIS, but the guys behind the bar should no the difference. One interesting thing is that they do not serve waters. The have a self-serve cooler w/ plastic cups if you do not order a drink.

F: The food was incredible. I ordered a smoked beef brisket and a salad. The salad dressing was a very full flavored ranch style w/ lots of interesting spices. The brisket was served with 2 sauces one was BBQ-esque, another was mustard-esque, but neither were either BBQ or Mustard, both really tasting and flavorful

V: Great place to stop and eat and have beer, food and drinks are very well priced, the only thing Ifelt was over priced was the beer flight. $12 for 6 pours, but you cannot get a pour from the class C beers. According to a small business owner across the street with that we chatted with after we had dinner, the place is packed all the time for dinner- Monday - Sunday. She said people are coming from all over for the beers. I would highly recommend coming to Greenbush for dinner and drinks, but be prepared for a wait, though its definitely worth it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Slay40
3.56/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of BLZR
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Had tried a few of their beers prior to visit so I was pretty amped. Place is chill. Sat down on pation with a group of 4, and a 5th that came later. Waitress was very welcoming (and patient with our beer geek tendencies). Food was excellent. Pastrami to die for. Beers were good to excellent. Not a clunker in the bunch. Standout beers were: Remnant of Dragon Imperial Red IPA, Brother Benjamin Imperial IPA with honey, Monopolipa, and Star Chicken Shotgun. And across the street at the Annex, RAGE.

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Photo of kevanb
3.59/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2

Stopped at Greenbush on June 4th on our way back to Chicago from Michigan. Very easy to get to, right off I-94 with decent parking on the main drag of town. This was my 3rd time at Greenbush and was pretty similar to past experiences. The vibe is always a big plus, friendly, not too loud, but always "happening", beautiful space in a cool old garage, though this past time the A/C was cranked up to the max on a cool 60 degree day, wasn't too pleasant. The quality is pretty decent, I've never been blown away by the beer at Greenbush, but it's certainly never offensive, solid stuff that is easy to drink. The servers work hard, but every time I've gone I've always thought another server was needed, service is typically slow though the staff is always friendly and as helpful as they can be. The beer selection is great always a wide variety of things availability across all styles, I think there were about 15 different beers on tap this past visit. The food however, has consistently been a bummer, the menu reads well, sounds good, but every time I've ordered something it's been either bland, burned or just unappetizing. This past visit we ordered a soft pretzel that was burnt to a crisp, and my club sandwich was rubbery and a chore to eat.

Verdict: I like Greenbush beer but their taproom is a let down. The prices are great for drafts and growlers don't seem too expensive either, but the food just isn't worth stopping for to me. I'll continue to pick up Greenbush at the store to enjoy at home, but sadly, I don't think I'll make a point of returning to the brewery soon.

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Photo of Steve_S
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Poloplaya
4.16/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of noreenmi
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Azz
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of MichaelCoyne
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Great please to stop if you are heading to Chicago from Grand Rapids. The BBQ is awesome, beer is great, overall awesome place

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Photo of tommy5
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Mxsluis
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Just a couple of blocks east of I-94, it is very easy access. I had the brisket sandwich and it was very good, not Texas quality, but extremely good for Michigan. The place was busy and our waitress was occupied by a needy table of twelve. Another waitress helped her out and ensured we didn't go dry. A little loud because it was crowded but we could talk at our table of four. The beer selection had something for everyone and I loved the Star Chicken IPA. I can't wait to go back.

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Photo of simplejj81
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of orangesol
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of jeffrotell
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Ryannel24
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of mcrawford
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of SometimesIfart
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of firkingroovin
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of CardinalKen
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Not a bad place to pull off the Highway (I-94) and grab some grub.
Pluses are: patio / beer garden; friendly waitstaff; good food; on-premises beer processing; growlers to-go; clean restrooms; generous deals on draft beer if you want to join their beer-mug club
Minuses are: train tracks are right up against the patio / beer garden (really loud); music on the PA was too loud and quite unpleasant (that's a personal preference... I am mid-50s)

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Photo of i_ii_ii_i
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Visited during Labor Day weekend.

The place was packed, but waited for 45 minutes across the street at the annex and sipped a Brother Benjamin

Went next door when we were called, and had a flight with a friend. Beer selection was great.

If you get the food, then get the BBQ/smoked meats as all smoking/BBQing is done in-house.

Service was "meh", but overall a great time.,

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Photo of jrs3994243
4.08/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of kidzord
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cd34
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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