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Greenbush Brewing Company

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3.83/5
Greenbush Brewing CompanyGreenbush Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

5885 Sawyer Rd
Sawyer, Michigan, 49125
United States

(269) 277-1091 | map
greenbushbrewing.com

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Added by emerge077 on 07-04-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
91
Reviews:
717
Ratings:
5,327
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
189
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
4.38%
 
 
Taps:
12
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by minterro:
Photo of minterro
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

While making my summer trip out west (from mid Michigan) I made a stop at this brewery. I tried their beer at the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange and fell in love with it. So I felt it necessary to make a stop since it was along the way.

Very cool vibes coming from this place, it was pretty hard to find for starters. When we entered the place the true scale of it kicked in, the place is tiny to say the least. They had a wonderful selection of beer for being a brewing that doesn’t even bottle yet, and their beer is pretty top notch. I decided to go with the beer I had already tired and I wish I didn’t cause it wasn’t as good as I remember it but still great. I wanted to try another beer but my friend were kind of wanting to get back on the road so we left.

The service was ok especially for it being so packed. The guy who seemed to be running the bar at the time was a bit of a jerk. I look pretty young and I don’t think he took me for a beer drinker, so he was kinda sending me and my friends condescending vibes the whole time we where there. Asking of if we are used to drinking high quality beer and stuff like that (generally not taking us seriously). That is really my only beef with the place.

Great place, hard to find their beer since they don’t bottle, so I would recommend stopping by if your close.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.11/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of JasonR1975
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Loved the vibe, beer quality has always been inconsistent in bottle but draft was excellent. Excellent service and awesome taplist. Make sure and visit annex across the street from taproom, where you can also drink and fulfill all your charcuterie needs.

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Photo of FlaviusG
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of TheCzarof85
3.66/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of SMH_NWI
3.78/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Slay40
3.56/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of BLZR
4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
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 -12.7%
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 +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Poloplaya
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of noreenmi
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Azz
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of MichaelCoyne
4/5  rDev -2.7%
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 -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Mxsluis
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
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 +6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.59/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of orangesol
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of jeffrotell
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Ryannel24
4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of mcrawford
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of SometimesIfart
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of firkingroovin
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

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Greenbush Brewing Company in Sawyer, MI
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