New Holland Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.78/5
New Holland Brewing CompanyNew Holland Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(616) 355-6422 | map
newhollandbrew.com

Notes:
Mon-Thurs: 11am-12am
Fri-Sat: 11am-2am
Sun: 12pm-10pm
Pub is nonsmoking throughout.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
96
Ratings:
25,164
Reviews:
7,715
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Ratings:
292
Reviews:
101
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
5.58%
 
 
Taps:
14
Bottles/Cans:
6
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 292 |  Reviews: 101
Reviews by CortexBomb:
Photo of CortexBomb
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

New Holland actually surprised me, I generally go to local breweries expecting a tap room with a touch of food on the side at best, but New Holland is clearly more of a brew pub. The main building has a few huge rooms, one with the bar, with glassware on display. That room also has quite a lot of seating. A smaller side room is next to that, with a couple of couches and a table or two for large parties. Then there is a game room with bar classics available.

Service was quite good though, it was what I would consider standard solid restaurant service, food was brought quickly, beers were rapidly refilled, and our server was friendly. I had no complaints.

The selection was very nice, and easily one of the most diverse in the area in terms of number of taps. Almost all of their regular brews were available, as well as all of the high gravity beers, and a few other special offerings. They had beer menus all set up which explained each beer as well, I really have a hard time knocking them there. FWIW, the food selection was also pretty good.

Price, well, the only real knock on the place. I would say the beer was priced high but fair for micro beers. I think I am a bit put off by the price mainly because I don't think their beers stack up well to the best in West Michigan (i.e.: Founders, Bells) but their prices are in that range. Food is quite pricy, but I imagine the location (downtown Holland, business central) has a lot to do with that.

The bottom line: not a bad place to go. I prefer a bit more of a tap room style atmosphere, but I can't knock the staff, or the selection.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of heddar33
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of ZEB89
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.53/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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.

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Photo of fern22
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

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

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.

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Photo of CPAles
3.59/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

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

Photo of Tjb14
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of bwood06
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

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.

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Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of komsul
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Tour was very well done. Very informative. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Food was good, but not go out of your way for it. Tap selection was slightly disappointing. Was hoping for a couple one off or unique beers. Only had the normal retail beers on tap here. They do have unique beers, but just none on hand when we were there. Recommend to call ahead if you are looking to try something unique.

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Photo of SpartanJenks
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of EarForBeer
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of azurel
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Decent selection of beers on tap as well as their beer selection. Food was excellent. Atmosphere was pretty typical for a brew pub. Service was personable and polite.

Will definitely eat there again.

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Photo of CohrsCA
4.94/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This was my introduction into the world of craft beer. I'm a Hope College graduate and when I was living in Cook Hall these guys were literally on the other side of the road. I enjoyed plenty a stein night here and had my first sour ale as well.

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Photo of Muss42
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Bethaz83
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
3.79/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of pezhead_79
4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

This is my favorite brewery to visit. They have a great selection of beers available only at the pub and the usual suspects. The food it what sends it over the top, great pub fare (meat and cheese tray is a must). And the setting in downtown Holland is great for summer strolls.

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Photo of AuntBea
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I liked the feel of this place. My daughter and I went for a late night dinner. Not too crowded, so we got seated right away. Nice size menu with a variety of items. The only bad part of our experience was our waitress. She was very slow to bring us our drinks. The place wasn't that crowded. I had asked for a second beer when I was halfway thru my dinner. She came back when we were both finished and ask if she could get us anything else. I asked for my other beer. She had completely forgotten about it. My husband came here on another night and thinks he had the same waitress because he had the same issue with his waitress. I would go back.

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Photo of Feldpausch
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Photo of eifster82
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Jackalope1977
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of RolandBlunts
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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New Holland Brewing Company in Holland, MI
3.78 out of 5 based on 25,164 ratings.
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