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
www.greenbushbrewing.com

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Added by emerge077 on 07-04-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
90
Reviews:
688
Ratings:
5,247
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
92
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
186
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
4.38%
 
 
Taps:
12
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 43 | Ratings: 186
Reviews by mynie:
Photo of mynie
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
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 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

Photo of CardinalKen
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
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 +6.1%
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 -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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Greenbush Brewing Company in Sawyer, MI
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