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Transient Artisan Ales

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4.09/5
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1,727 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

4229 Lake St
Bridgman, Michigan, 49106
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transientartisanales.com

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Added by eanmcnulty on 03-19-2014

BEER STATS
Beers:
102
Reviews:
312
Ratings:
1,727
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.36/5
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
36
pDev:
8.03%
 
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by spointon:
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4.87/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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Photo of Beerprotnasty
5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

By far best brewer around this area and all of Midwest, possibly all of America, can't say for sure because I haven't been lucky enough to try them all. But I know I have had many many different beers being in the industry over the last 10 years and no one has stood out in my mind like Transient Artisnial Ales. Everything I have ever tried from then is beyond amazing.

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Photo of Muss42
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of spacecake9
4.63/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Transient is a fun little tap room. Very basic, just a handful of tables inside and a few outside. Beer to go and trinkets on one wall. Get in line, pick your OUTSTANDING beer, then go and enjoy it. Nothing fancy. Then buy as much beer as they will allow and take home to your friends. Nice place, great beer.

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Photo of tommy5
4/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of springheeljack
5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

A true work of art. Simple place that makes work class beers. Minimal design and not chessy at all. Feels like an authentic small Belgium/ Walloon brewery, MY favorite in State.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.36/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SMH_NWI
4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Filabee
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.85/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Hip, white painted brick, rustic wide open room with a brewing facility somewhere in the back. 10 taps or so, specializing in all that's popular right now. Barrel-aged stouts, fruits, and sours, cloudy pales and IPAs. Bottles to go available, and periodic can releases. Nice spot to stop, especially with Tapistry right across the street.

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Photo of deakin
4.87/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Mothergoose03
3.73/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

This brewery has been open for about a year, and I have heard many good things about the sour beers that are brewed here as well as more recently-heard hype about their IPAs, so a visit was put onto the schedule. The brewery is in a nondescript building along the main downtown area of this small community. (Across the street from Tapistry Brewing.) The small interior area has the basic needs of a taproom, but not much else. There is seating for about 50 people, plus the front wall has an overhead door where I suspect more seats can be set up on the sidewalk.

There are only 8 taps here but they had a nice spread of styles to include an IPA, a DIPA, a sour saison, a BA Biere de Garde farmhouse ale, a mead, a gose, a sour ale with grapes, and a BBA imperial stout. Sampler flights are not available here, so we chose small pours (5-6 oz.) of 4 beers so that we could try a viable sampling of the available offerings from which to rate the overall list. We rated these four beers at a B grade, and the notable one was the Bad Hombre Vanilla Imperial Cream Stout, but the others were close behind.

No food is available here, and I did not ask if they are food-friendly. There were 12 different beers available to-go that are in 22-oz. bottles. Also to go is a small (22 oz.) swing-top bottle that was filled from the tap. If this place was not so far from home, I'd be here often.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Inglewood
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mcrawford
4.63/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JasonR1975
4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Let's just go ahead and call the space Spartan - but I actually don't care if they're serving the beer out of a Chuck Wagon, beer is fantastic, small but tight tap list and service for a very large muling order was spectacular.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.26/5  rDev -25.2%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

This is a relocation as they brewed beers at One trick pony in Lansing, IL. Small warehouse garage feel, minimal, and bit young millennials vibe. Not so welcoming staff. We went to Tapistry Brewing across the street soon after where they seem to be pro customer. I will have to visit again here to see if i can talk to brewer.

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Photo of kevindp9
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JonnyRebel
4.94/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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Transient Artisan Ales in Bridgman, MI
Brewery rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,727 ratings
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