Greenbush Brewing Company

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3.82/5
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5,785 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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:
99
Reviews:
831
Ratings:
5,785
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.23/5
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
207
pDev:
8.98%
 
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Ratings: 207 |  Reviews: 49
Reviews by mynie:
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4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Right over the IN-MI border, in little lakeshore toursity town that kind of reminds me of Galena, only if Galena had stuff in it that was worth visiting.

The inside is really cute, tin and woody with a good number of vintage beer things, including a badass NattyBo sign. The vibe overall is touristy and caucasian, with a good mix between hip youngsters and sun-burned older people just coming off the lake. Not exactly my scene, but there's nothing wrong with it.

The aesthetic is okay but a little Dave Matthews-y: it appeals to frat boys who only recently turned over to superficial hippiedom. NPR-type music blasts on the stereo. Some bartenders have whiteman dreads.

The food was okay but not great. The beer was... inventive? Nothing was normal, there were tons of offerings, an excellent pricing scheme, and a couple of the beers I tried were outta sight good.

You'll be hearing about these guys before too long, so you better stop by now, before they get packed.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TmoneyMaker
5/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

It is the best brewery and bar in a environment of great beer. A must stop for beer but beware it gets very crowded because popularity has been established. Bar atmosphere on one side of street and annex aka outside patio is on other side of street. #1 in sw Michigan

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Photo of spiejak
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Ottoj55
3.4/5  rDev -19.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3

The place was incredibly busy, but be warned, this is treated as a "family" destination, so people are here with young children for lunch. The tap room has a large bar and walls completely lined with 1/2 liter glasses (beer club? nearly 800 mugs seems optimistic). Service was very attentive. Beer selection is limited to about a dozen beers, plenty for a couple of tasting flights.

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Photo of Eman17
3.46/5  rDev -18.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Berknerj
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of vande
4.44/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Parkchrisdoug
3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Penguins66
3.76/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Greenbush is a necessary stop on any SW Michigan brewery tour. It's in a great location, not far off the interstate. I dare say the food may actually be better than the beer. They sport some of the best BBQ in the area. The portion sizes are generous and prices seem reasonable. Beers are decent but nothing stands out. Service has been hit-or-miss but nothing so bad that it would keep us from coming back. On both our recent visits, the dining area seemed full of locals, including many just there for the food, which we consider a good thing.

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Photo of Tjb14
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Giggy
3.74/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of jsher1112
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.91/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

The predictions from 2011 about this place making it are proving true. From a near-dive bar when I visited in 2012 to 2017, Greenbush has taken off. They expanded and upgraded the bar, opened up another across the street and it has a nice beer garden. They have probably tripled their capacity for production and people. (I have a theory that crafters grow faster in tourist destinations, but save that for later.)

I went on October 1 to get a flight at noon. On the side of the street with the beer garden, the line had twenty people ahead of me and not that many chairs. I took the easy route and bought some bottles to see if the wisdom of the years was setting in. A good porter, but the other two were below grade... particularly the Belgian which, admittedly, I get snooty about.

Locals tell me the place is usually packed during the season, and often in the off-season. While I don't have a particular thirst for the hoppy beers Greenbush produces best, apparently a lot of people have that thirst.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.85/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Rjk00
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Service is ok beer selection is vey good the foood is awesome

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Photo of Gambyt20
3.54/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of San_Adan
4.9/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Fantastic place with amazing vibe. Great selection of their own brews on tap and really nice meat and cheese platters and a few other dishes. You will get full, but don't expect a huge variety of meals. Still, the meats are really nice and the platters are great for sharing.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of JasonR1975
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
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 +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of TheCzarof85
3.66/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of SMH_NWI
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Cotton_27
3.56/5  rDev -15.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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Greenbush Brewing Company in Sawyer, MI
Brewery rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 5,785 ratings