New Holland Brewing Company

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

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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BA Score:
4.14/5
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105
Ratings:
307
pDev:
11.59%
 
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Photo of Pedro07
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Ok, my last visit to the actual brewery was in the summer of 2007, so please don't hang the messenger.
The place is situated in beautiful downtown Holland. We walked through the place from the back, and it was packed. We luckily got a seat out front on the sidewalk seating they have.
We went on a Wednesday, and it was $4 Stein night. Where you bring in a stein or mug of any size and they'll fill 'er up for $4. Not bad! I had their Zoomer and SunDog Amber. Very good beers for the price.
The service was iffy, but that's probably due to the crowd and us being outside. Out of sight, out of mind, right?
I did have some food. I had the Calzzone, which was quite tasty!! My friends got a pizza which also tasted very good. Portions are HUGE and price is not unreasonable.
I'd recommend stopping by if you're on the WM lakeshore.

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Photo of Beerasaurus
4/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

New Holland is a regular stop on my trips to the area. It's located in downtown Holland, adjacent to Hope College, in a neighborhood that appears to have experienced a renaissance from the schlocky strip malls out on US 31.

The food is always good, though service is uneven depending on when you visit. Weekends are always crowded and the summers compound that.

The beer is decent, better than most micros. always a good selection on tap, however on occasion some of the High Gravity beers have been unavailable.

Nonetheless, if one is looking for good beer and food in a nice atmosphere, New Holland is always worth a visit.

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Photo of leftmindedrighty
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped in here on a mini-tour of Michigan with two fellow BA's.

We popped in to New Holland around 2pm on a Friday, so the crowd was pretty sparse. We proceeded to grab a table and ordered up drinks.

The three of us ordered a sampler each, and they come in a cool little six-shot holder, reminiscent of an old milk bottle carrier. They had three high gravity beers on tap, and those three carried a small up-charge for the sampler, but it was small enough we didn't care. As to be expected, all of the beers were fresh and tasty, especially the high gravity ones. The highlight by far was the Dragon's Milk, and an Eisbock they had on tap.

The food came out fairly quickly, not that the beer didn't hold our attention. The orders ranged from a salad to a burger, and all were perfect and tasty.

I left New Holland with a more appreciative attitude towards Holland's culture, so this trip to New Holland Brewery served two purposes. Awesome stop, I can't wait to go back.

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Photo of BeaBeerWife
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

New Holland is one of the top tops in Michigan. They have a unique and delicious selection of brews, and the food is good too. But I focus on the beer. The environment is excellent, location is excellent. I still swear that the brews they serve on draft have something unique about them that you can not get outside of the facility. I remember the original facility, and it takes me back to when I first started discovering microbrews... They have come a long way.

I try to make every Autumnfest, as this is the best time! They will bust out some awesome selections, and everyone always has a great time.

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Photo of drseamus
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I was there back in August and this review is from notes.

My girlfriend and I stopped there on a Sunday morning/afternoon for brunch. Personally, I thought it was late enough in the day have a beer. Apparetnly the county feels differently because there is a ban on serving beers on Sunday. Liquor...go for it. Wine...hell yeah. Beer...not so fast. Not New Holland's fault though. The place is setup a bit like a chain restaurant with high walled booth seating but they have a really nice bar on the side. Their breakfast food was decent, but nothing to write home about. I would love to go back when they are able to sell beer.

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Photo of ndekke39
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

My wife and I stopped by this place with my brother after his wedding rehearsal dinner. I had been hoping to go here for a while, having lived nearby but never gone. We caught it on a busy Friday night with beautiful weather, so I don' t know how typical our experience was. The place was loud and hopping. We had to wait a couple minutes to get a small table near the bar. There was a small band playing, and they were apparently making up for their mediocre quality by being very loud. It was a little annoying, but... it's not like many people go to a brewpub on Friday night for quiet conversation.

The pub had a lot of their beers on tap, probably about 20, more than I realized they had. Most of the high gravity series was available, as well as some specialties like they're Uncle Heavy Scotch Ale, their Czarist Russian Imperial Stout, and a Kolsch. And most of their stand-bys were there: Mad Hatter, The Poet, etc.

The service was friendly, even though they were super busy. The woman at the bar was fast and very nice as she served us three pints, then filled a growler of their Czarist for me.

Overall, it's a pretty standard brewpub, which I'm a big fan of: exposed brick walls, wooden booths and accents, all sorts of beer glassware lining the walls behind the bar, dimmed lighting, a big chalkboard behind the bar listing all their brews. And as far as I can tell, they're selling exclusively their beers on tap. I like that.

If I lived in Holland, I could easily become a regular. It's a nice atmosphere, with a little patio out front on 8th St (which is definitively quaint), and with a wide enough selection of beers (not to mention seasonals and specialties) that you could get something different every time.

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Photo of letsgopens
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Large and brightly lit establishment right on the main street of town. Frankly the town of New Holland creeps me out. There nothing bad about the town and that’s my issue with it. It’s like a bizzaro world where no one locks up their bikes or cars and everyone smiles 24 hours a day. Maybe I just happened to be there on a particularly weird day, but it was a bit odd that’s all. In any case, the brewpub has a clean bright interior especially on this sunny afternoon. The place is somewhat restaurant oriented which is kind of a turn off for me. Lots of tables and families. Rather commercial. However there was a great selection of tap, maybe 20. A bit on the expensive side however, the premium sampler cost me $12. The most expensive of the 13 breweries I visited during our tour of the Midwest. I still enjoyed my couple hours there, even though I didn't get to try the food there seemed to be a ton of people eating so it had to be pretty good. My biggest, and really only major complaint was the god-awful music. Give it a try. The place may not be my favorite but they have some awesome beers, and that really all its about.

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Photo of aforbes10
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I stopped in here last friday and bellied up the bar. Everything is super-duper-mondo-shiny-clean and it feels almost a bit touristy inside with an overload of gifty items and smiley happy servers. very open feel inside with a bar to the right and tables elsewhere...in the back there are some big fermenters and other brewpub display staples. Food was mildly overpriced i thought but very tasty and probably in line with the other restaurants around (speaking of, is Holland actually Yuppie-town, USA? I've never seen so many old guys with polos and sweaters tied around their waists). No complaints about the beer however. An extensive lineup of all of their regular offerings, most of their high gravity series, and a whole bunch more "specials," which included several of their "hatter" variations. I ordered the imperial hatter which was very good, and i wanted to try the Czarist and a couple of others but i was up there on business and got scared i'd be too blitzed to drive. Well, i can go back. Prices were 4-5 bucks a pint, which i think is too much for made-in-house stuff, but whatever. Bought a bottle of their Moxie 10th anniversary beer to take home ($12). Maybe i'll go back, maybe not. Not if Dark Horse, Founders or Bell's is closer though.

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Photo of CortexBomb
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
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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Photo of Yetiman420
4.43/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

During a terrible snow and cold freeze of early February 2007, I did a white-knuckler western Michigan loop consisting of the top-rated brewpubs in Western Michigan. The trip began in the southwest corner at the Livery in Benton Harbor, up to New Holland in Holland, over to The Hideout, Founders, and BOB in Grand Rapids. Individual reviews are below and my rankings from a total experience are New Holland, The Hideout, The Livery, Founders, and BOB.

My perspective is based on visits to almost 200 brewpubs across North America. I’m an avid homebrewer and craft-beer drinker but no means an expert on the contest judging of beers. I know good beer when I taste it.

I've been a fan of New Hollad since I saw Pale a Pa Looza on the shelves of my local good beer stores in Cincinnati. I was totally bumed when the bartender informed me they stopped brewing it. This was the only let down of my visit. Wow, downtown Holland sets the bar on tourist destinations. Since it was snowing like crazy, I felt I was in a world-class ski resort that was empty. I'm sure it's totally different in the summer during the tulip festival.

The bottom line is this is the typle of place I'd open if I opened a brewpub. Amazing old space very well done. I had a pizza with barley on it and it was exceptional. The only drawback was the limited number of beers on tap. Aside from all their bottled beer, they had 4 high gravities and two seasonals. The Cszar (russian imperial stout was excellent).

I'm high on this place because of the amazing space, qualty (but small selection) of beers, and overall vibe. My visit was late Monday evening during a snowstorm.

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Photo of EvilKeith
4/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

New Holland is one of my favorite brewers in Michigan and I finally had a chance to visit the brewpub.
It was too funny. I drive up from Indiana and run into some beer fans I met last weekend at The Livery in Benton Harbor. It is a small world.

The interior is very nicely done. The top of the walls are partially plastered over exposed red brick, giving it an antique and rustic look. Crown molding and hardwood floors are also nice accents. The bar is large and made of stone.
The beers I know and love were on tap as well as a selection of the fall/winter seasonal selections.
The Poet on nitro-tap was simply a creamy bit of heaven. The food I tried was very good, I went with one of their Mushroom Swiss burgers and the kettle chips. The menu has way more than just burgers, too.
The atmosphere is open and airy. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. The selection is what you expect from a brewer of this caliber and the beers themselves are world class.
You would be hard pressed to not enjoy a visit to this quaint small town and to this brewpub in particular. It is definitely well worth the trip.

I was there early in the afternoon before their Halloween party. The staff was wearing plaid ‘cowboy’ shirts and cowboy hats. The bar area was done up in a western theme with cheesy plastic wagon wheels and cattle skulls hung from the walls. I regret not being able to stay for the party.

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Photo of Magpie14
3.43/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I have been a native of the Holland/Zeeland area all my life and the edition of a brewery in Holland was a nice touch and downtown location is nice. Menu is good and has good selection. Most the beers are worth the try....for me the dark beers (dragon's milk, blue goat, nitro stout, poet, imperial stout) and a few others are excellent. The beer quantity has gotten better....but for a while it was very limited. Nice smoke free environment and staff is nice! One thing I do not like is the whole "mason jar" idea. If I get a quality beer, or any beer, lets have it in a real pint glass!!! or a even a stein! even a goblet for crying out loud. A mason jar is not taken as seriously....to me at lea

Alright place overall!

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Photo of DaveFL1976
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A really clean, vibrant, nice place to grab a beer in Holland. Decor is a bit designer/industrial but still comfortable. The bar's a bit too high, though! Staff was pretty quick and courteous. My wife and I had the nacho bean dip which was very good. Of course the star of the show was the beer. Most of which is oddly served in mason jars. The big stuff is served in chalises, though. The Dragon's Milk was very tasty and the doppelbock was amazingly good. I'd recommend stopping by if you're ever in the area. Or even if you're not.

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Photo of se7enchurches
4.43/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I was visiting a friend in Grand Rapids and, after recommending the Dragon's Milk, he took me here to check the place out. The food was good; various single-serving pizzas and a couple other things. The place was a little noisy, but not overbearingly so. The atmosphere overall was that of a standard college town restaurant (despite Holland, MI not quite being one, to my knowledge). We got samplers of most of the things they had on tap, and everything stood up well. All 12 beers we tried were very smooth, clear-tasting and drinkable; this place is definitely quality. The Dragon's Milk definitely did not disappoint, and The Poet and the Black Tulip were also quite good. I didn't find one i didn't like, though as with Bell's and their Oberon Ale, the flagship beer here (Mad Hatter IPA) is far from my favorite. Highly recommended microbrewery and pub.

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Photo of mcallister
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I really enjoyed visiting the New Holland brewery. They had six different "hatter" version for their Hatter project plus a few other pub exclusive brews and seasonals that aren't our where I live.

This place is big. A small game room a large upstairs area, cool little back porch area, and a souvenir area in the front of the store. But the thing that I really liked was the "wine cooler" behind the bar that carried a select few Library collection beers of which I bought two. I wish I would have bought all four now.

The service was good but I didn't think the bartender and waitress' had as much knowledge about the beers as they should considering this is the place that brews it.

When one day I return to the Grand Rapids/Holland area I will definitely spend some more time at this brewery. The best selection of pub exclusives on my recent adventure by far.

Food isn't shabby either.

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Photo of wingman14
4/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A large corner restaurant with big lettering, it is really hard to miss. Great atmosphere, plenty of tables and bar space. They had almost their entire selection of beers on tap including a few limited release and a few experiements. They had some still on tap from their Mad Hatter Days where they brewed a slew of different kinds of Mad Hatter. I tried a sampler that was good, along with samplers of all the limited Mad Hatters. Interesting brews. We ordered their pizza which was really good, a bit small, but very tasty. We had very friendly service that even gave a few complimentary samplers. I would suggest dropping by if you are in Michigan, it is worth the trip.

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Photo of meathookjones
4.43/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

We stopped by here for lunch after leaving Founders on a Friday. Very comfortable atmosphere which was more modern and a bit trendy. We pulled up to the bar which was lined with many shelves full of there mug club mason jars. There was a good amount of people there having lunch. Opposite the bar was a big game room with arcade games as well as some bar games. There was also a third smaller room between the 2 lined with some comfortable looking couches. It was a very well put together place with a great feel to it. I could see myself being a regular if I lived in the area. The bartender was prompt and quick with the service and refill. She wasn’t to chatty though as she seemed busy doing other things. We ordered a primo pesto pizza to split and it was excellent. The menu said “we’ve blended Belgian barley malt used in making our beer into the crust” which was cool. They had about 12 beers on tap with all the regulars plus Dragon’s Milk, Phi, Pilgrims Dole, the new Doppelbock, Oak Aged Mad Hatter and a few others for a nice variety. The IPA and Dragon’s Milk were great and all others we tasted were solid as well. We grabbed some bottles and a t shirt on the way out. A great all around brewpub.

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Photo of nflmvp
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Had a chance to stop in on 4/29/06.

The atmosphere was very comfortable. The place has high, tin ceilings and was nicely decorated. I felt like I was walking into someplace familar.

The quality of the beers was very good. Sadly, thinking I wasn't going to make it there, I had already eaten and I didn't get to try their food (which I had heard was outstanding).

The service was outstanding. Each and every bartender who served me was very attentive and took time to chat.

The selection of their beers was very nice with all of the bottled varieties represented as well as a couple of brewery-only offerings.

This is a place I would love to return to and hope I am in the area again so I can give it another try.

I very much enjoyed this experience.

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Photo of yock
4/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

We must have come on the wrong day. The atmosphere of this place is good, don't get me wrong. The lights above the bar are very unique. They have a pretty impressive mug club. The staff very friendly, but the beer quantity was very lacking. I almost felt like I was in a Bennigan's that served good beer. Most of the really good beers were out. Their food is very tasty however, but my intent was to try various beers and I didn't get that chance. Like I said, I must have come on the wrong weekend.

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Photo of Gaisgeil
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is one nice beer spot, very nice indeed. The interior is very cozy (but not small mind you) lots of bright wood all over, well lit, nicely put together I think. The menu was quite comprehensive with a good number of beers available, including their regular line, seasonals, pub only offerings and a couple of the high gravity series. They even make their own series of spirits as well. The food selection was quite extensive and everything we had was very tasty and generously portioned which came in handy after walking the beautiful windswept beach near the Holland Harbor llighthouse. Service was speedy and friendly, overall a great beer experience!

Slàinte!

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Photo of slander
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

We've got, lemme see, 6 hours before Mike & Davida's wedding. From Grand Rapids, it'll take us, I don't know how long to get to New Holland, but if you look at the map, it's only (like) 3 inches away, so that's pretty close. Just so you know, your real friends wouldn't show up for your wedding without being properly lubed...
On the corner in a strip of stores, New Holland takes up a good piece of space there. Walls have that "covered up but chisled away to expose brick beneath them" effect, with lots of window to the front, and a silver pressed tin ceiling. A series of 4 paintings on the back wall (local artwork), and a display of 16 GABF metals, World Beer, and World Expo of Beer awards.
The large deep room holds a long 18 seat, slightly angled concrete top bar running the length on the right, and seating everywhere else. 4 tables sit adjacent against the bar divider, 6 collectively along the front windows to both sides of the front doors, a dozen booths and tables on the other side of the bar divider, and another 6 tables to the rear beyond a small pen holding a mash tun & kettle. The bar back is a set of sheleves lined with mug club Bali mason mugs. There are 5 of them on each side of a blackboard listing the current tap selections, and 1 long shelf running above them all, below windows with hanging panels in front of them, and a sliding ladder for the hard to reach mugs. TV's in both corners, track lighting over the bar, and lighting tube cylinders over the bar seating.
A balcony to the rear of the room with a dozen tables and a couple of booths with spiral track lighting. There's a side room with 3 tables, a pair of leather couches, and some brewing equipment for their micro-distillery in the front windows. And through the side room is a far side room; a game room with a small 9 seat bar with a row of taps and a TV above. Cinderblock walls, and bar counter ledges on both walls with a mosaic trim of marbles, shiny metal pieces, polished tiles and New Holland bottle caps in cement (pleasing). Foosball, Champion Shufleboard, Electronic Darts, Big Buck Hunter, Pinball, 2 pool tables, and a not Phil's golf game video game. 4 booths and a stage area to the front up to the large windows there (As I look towards the light from those windows, Phil walks by, having himself one of his last smokes, again).
What else, what else? Okay, there's an outside deck to the rear, penned in by a black metal fence, partially under canopies with a dozen small metal tables in pairs, with plastic chairs and wooden benches with palm tree planters built into them.
Back inside, we've decided that either the bar is too high or the stools are too low or maybe both. I did the "Choose the beers for your sampler" deal, although you could also get them in pints, and I also saw litre and 2 litre "boots". 14 taps over 2 towers. 6 are mainstays & the other 8 are specialties including a 2 ciders & a Nitro IPA. The Paleooza (Pale Ale) was pleasant; the Mad Hatter (IPA) was floral and nicely bitter; the Red Tulip (Ruby Red) was malty & sweetish; the Zoomer (Wit) was light, cloudy, with a slight bitterness; the PHI (high gravity) was strong, very nice, sweet, fruity, deep, still don't know what it was; the Belgian Golden was sweet, medicinally alcohol; the Sock Knocker a 10% Belgian Amber was also deeply sweet, and the Macatawa Dark (Black Lager) was roasty, clean & malty. Some interesting beers.
Beef vegetable soup was solid, likewise no complaints with my NHBLT (New Holland BLT). Service was good and we got to watch a heartbreaker of a Little League World Series game. A nice primer for the day ahead.

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Photo of SupaCelt
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I decided to finally check this place out on my birthday. It was a nice treat. The place is quite large and vacuous with a nice atmosphere. There were many families there eating dinner. Apparently not everyone comes simply for the beer. No smoking rules made the atmosphere proper much more enjoyable than your typical foggy and foul smelling bar. Nice design. I got to shoot pool in the side room which was an added bonus.

There was a nice selection of beers on tap. I got to dip into some Imperial Hatter and Impy Stout. They also had Sock Knocker, Blackhatter and a few others as well as their "mainstays." They serve everything in mason jars which I did not particularly care for. Gimme a real pint glass, so I can go about my geeking per usual. Mason jars are for root beer at the one room schoolhouse. You know whumsayin? The bar tender was a real prick. He acted like I was putting him out by having him fill a jug for me. He was also rude to some of the other patrons. He totally discredits the place and should be shitcanned immediately.

The food and the beer are both pretty pricey. $5 bucks for the special stuff and $3.50 or $4 for the other brews. I paid $15 for a growler. I had a stromboli that looked lonely on its plate without any extra garnish or side items and it was around $8.99 or something. Not worth it really. Me mum had a burger that was real tasty though. I would probably stick to the burgers. The beers were great. I wish they would bottle both of the ones I tried.

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Photo of Silphium
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I've been here three times and really like the atmosphere; this place has a huge capacity, is multi-floored, and yet retains the character of a locally-owned, non-corporate brewpub. There's usually quite a few beers on tap; most of the regular bottled offerings are a given, and a handful of slowly rotating specials are available daily. Some of the highlights of my last two visits were Kourage (a brown ale), Cabin Fever (an amber ale), Scotch Ale, Imperial Stout, and Dies Irea (an interesting blend of cider, mead, and ale). Prices are high for the area; expect to pay $5 for a small mason jar of their bigger offerings, and $4 is standard. Beer quality ranges from so-so to very good; none of their stuff blows me away, but there are plenty of solid beers to try.

New Holland offers a variety of appetizers, pizzas, and sandwiches too. I really like their hamburger with melted gorgonzola. Better-than-average brewpub food.

This is a great stop for the lakeshore beer traveler.

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Photo of deejaydan
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

My usual hangout for Friday's after work. Beers are well made, usually 10-12 choices for beer, and about 4 wines are available also. Small copper brewing system is on display, that's where they make the pub specialties (main production is down the street). Bartenders are nice, knowledgable and friendly, willing to give up a sample if there is something new on. Food is well made, but somewhat limited. Pizzas and sandwiches mostly. Slightly expensive for what you get, but not bad. They do have bands most Friday and Saturday nights, and the entire place is non-smoking.

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Photo of granger10
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

First stop for this year's West Mich BA Gathering. A really nice family spot that I bet can turn into a good drinking atmosphere later on at night. Good amount of open space, decent lighting, and a nice little video game, pool area in the back room. About 10 beers to choose from with a few that you won't be able to find in bottles. All their beers seem to be decent to very good nothing terrible and nothing exceptional either. I didnt really like the whole mason jar for glasses thing though. Food is big in size, very well priced, and very good. Most of the people here during this time (around noon) were here for the food and not the beer. A very nice place to eat and drink and then maybe drink some more. I liked it a lot.

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New Holland Brewing Company in Holland, MI
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