New Holland Brewing Company

New Holland Brewing CompanyNew Holland Brewing Company
New Holland Brewing CompanyNew Holland Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

66 E 8th St
Holland, Michigan, 49423-3504
United States

(616) 355-6422 | map

Notes: Mon-Thurs: 11am-12am
Fri-Sat: 11am-2am
Sun: 12pm-10pm
Pub is nonsmoking throughout.
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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
by flagmantho from Washington

I visited New Holland a couple weeks ago when I made a little trip out to the lake while visiting that part of Michigan. When I was there, they had 28 beers on tap with a wide variety of styles. Lots of IPAs and versions of Dragons Milk stout, along with sours, a kölsch, you name it (they also have a ton of seltzers if that's your jam). I had the session IPA, kölsch, and one of the hazies. All were pretty good, though the kölsch was maybe the best of the lot.

The bar is huge with exposed brick and tin ceilings; it is a restaurant and definitely feels like one. Service up at the bar is perfectly decent. As for food, I had the reuben, which absolutely hit the spot.

May 15, 2022
4.3 by ElleMills from Michigan on Jan 03, 2021
4.01 by Jotunsynth from Illinois on Nov 17, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
by cratez from Canada (ON)

Visited with my wife on a recent trip to Holland, MI and Milwaukee, WI.

Tried the following:
New Holland Passion Blaster (sample)
New Holland Mad Hatter American IPA (draft)
New Holland The Poet: Port Barrel Aged (sample)
New Holland Hoptronix Double IPA (draft)

Beers ranged from good to outstanding. Large, varied tap lineup with a wide range of styles on offer. My wife liked her “Pack of Mules” gin cocktails. Fun and bustling atmosphere on the outdoor patio. Service was strong as our glasses were always full and the bartender did a commendable job of describing the beers. Also bought some schwag and beer to go from the retail store. Our overall experience was exceptional, and we would happily come back.

Apr 11, 2020
4.9 by JuanAlberto from Texas on Feb 02, 2020
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3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25
by Beginner2 from Illinois

An effective community gathering place on a Saturday afternoon to watch college football and shop in downtown Holland.
This is a large facility with at least three restaurant rooms, a long bar with with two dozen tables and a swag/bottleshop. And all filled with happy customers.
So the Vibe and New Holland's longevity (almost 25 years) are all good... well above average.

I should not make a comprehensive judgment of their beer. I had reviewed only two of their seven beers; indicating that I'd had five pre-BA (for me, pre-2016.) For today's flight of four (three of which I had rated, but not reviewed), so I am glad to be able to give more proper reviews. All that qualified ... I do not consider the Quality of New Holland beers to be much above average given that they are 25 years old. (Instead of focussing on just beers, New Holland also has an extensive list of distilled spirits.)

Service was fine. The bartender was very patient with all my questions, despite having a full house.

In principle for Selection, I don't give high points to houses who offer no other breweries. My main complaint is this lack of competitive comparisons to a crafters primary audience can often result in a modest efforts to improve quality. This also may explain why New Holland's quality has not grown with its years.

Nonetheless, New Holland's brewery has served a good purpose for reviving the downtown and its citizens !

Nov 09, 2019
4.5 by bowzer4birdie from Illinois on Oct 15, 2019
4.33 by Gdog from Ohio on Jul 10, 2019
3.61 by DavidRandall from Michigan on Jun 09, 2019
4 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Apr 15, 2019
4.85 by thegink from New York on Feb 18, 2019
4.34 by torrch from Indiana on Oct 31, 2018
4 by KurtisCarman from Ohio on Oct 11, 2018
4.9 by JimboBrews54 from Michigan on Oct 08, 2018
4.2 by Phoodcritic from Michigan on Oct 05, 2018
4.14 by Lazhal from Michigan on Aug 04, 2018
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4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

Enjoyed the Pub on 8th, but I didn't see that listed here. Lots of space, great choice on beers to include crowlers and an excellent food menu. It gets a little loud with a long wait, but definitely worth it.

Jul 31, 2018
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4.71/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5
by AsheMad from Texas

It has a woody and a touch of smoke.
Coffee comes out slightly with a hint of something “complexed” ;)

Jul 12, 2018
4.25 by Hallbrauhaus from Mississippi on Jun 29, 2018
3.93 by travelguy from Ohio on May 06, 2018
3.95 by cryptichead from Illinois on Apr 08, 2018
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3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25
by CvilleCraftMan from Michigan

Nice location downtown Holland. I was here in the early afternoon so it wasn't busy. Service wasn't the best but I would give them another try as it could have just been a one time thing.

Feb 20, 2018
4.75 by MattMorin from Illinois on Nov 20, 2017
4.24 by JeffSK from Wisconsin on Sep 17, 2017
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4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
by QianBokSubai from Michigan

Pretty good atmosphere, but usually very busy. Great beer selection and food menu. LPT: Order a "Dead Poet", which is half Dragon's Milk and half Poet.

Sep 06, 2017
4.29 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin on Aug 14, 2017
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4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
by Yellow17r from Indiana

Go every year to beer fest. Great atmosphere for family and kids. Their anniversary was this year and put on an awesome event. Food and service is good. Lot of things to do in town and around brewery.

Aug 13, 2017
4.45 by Benjolovesbeer from Michigan on Jul 25, 2017
4.03 by PapaGoose03 from Michigan on Jul 14, 2017
4.09 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Jul 09, 2017
3.97 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on May 23, 2017
4 by REVZEB from Illinois on May 08, 2017
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4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

Nestled in a real cool part of downtown with many quaint shops. Nice, big bar/eatery area and large retail area. Very friendly sales people, and one of the brewers was there to take people on tours so I bent his ear for a while. We did all the variants of Dragons milk, including the Triple Mash. Holy Cow that was good! They had tons of varieties including many one-offs.

Mar 12, 2017
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4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75
by RAFH from Michigan

I love the ambience of New Holland Brewery's restaurant! Their specialty pizzas like their Pesto Pizza is as good as any pizza joint. Good balance between pizza, sandwiches, and main entrées. On tap beers are much, much better than their bottled beers.

Jan 02, 2017
3.59 by CPAles from Illinois on Dec 29, 2016
4.35 by miwestcoaster from Michigan on Dec 10, 2016
3.53 by Tjb14 from Michigan on Dec 02, 2016
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3.65/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3
by bwood06 from Wisconsin

I came for dinner by myself one evening since I was in town and traveling for work. There are plenty of options both in terms of food and beer, although many of the beer styles seemed to run in the same vein when I was there which felt limiting to a degree. My entree was meh, but the side I ordered was really pretty good. I ended up only ordering one beer since I had drained my glass, gotten the attention of the waitress, who then promptly went to another table and never returned to except to bring the check 10 minutes later without ever asking if I would like another. Being that the bar was half empty I would have figured that she would have wanted to add to her tip, but apparently not. At said point in time I no longer wanted another drink, I just wanted to pay and be done. The one beer I had was of good quality. There is plenty of seating in the bar area but tvs only show the menu and goings on at the brewery.

Oct 23, 2016
3.63 by Fishwhisperer from Michigan on Oct 06, 2016
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