Batch Brewing Company

Batch Brewing CompanyBatch Brewing Company
Batch Brewing CompanyBatch Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1400 Porter St
Detroit, Michigan, 48216
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batchbrewingcompany.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.81
Beers:
97
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
290
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.16
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
37
pDev:
8.41%
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Reviews by fredmugs:
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fredmugs from Indiana

3.28/5  rDev -21.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Apr 07, 2016
More User Reviews:
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StateSweety13 from Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Located in Near Corktown in Detroit, this brewery is on the smaller side, but is always busy! Their food menu is tailored to only items that they do very well, and they always have a good variety on Tap.

Jul 30, 2020
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Zonian1 from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Oct 14, 2019
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beergorrilla from Michigan

3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

May 17, 2019
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Billolick from New York

4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Smallish main room, with exposed fermenters, bar and kitchen to the right as you enter. Long benchs inside for communal imbibing and enjoying a bite...we had some fish tacos and they were pretty good, but not great. Mid sized outdoor space in front again with long table to share with your old or new friends.

Varied styles on the menu of their brews...tasty sours, saisons, and IPAs were sampled...tasty and fresh...

Fine place to visit...friendly staff..mellow and easy going vibe.

May 01, 2019
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DavidRandall from Michigan

4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Apr 12, 2019
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detpizzaboi from Michigan

4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Fantastic neighborhood brewery. Great selection with many different styles on tap at once, excellent and reasonably priced food, friendly people, board games, nice patio in the summer. Batch is the best brewery within Detroit city limits by a wide margin.

Feb 21, 2019
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edward_boumil from New York

4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Overall a cool place. Interior is pretty standard, benches and barstools. All the beers I had were great and I ordered gumbo and it was really good. People were friendly. Certainly worth a visit.

Dec 11, 2018
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Tripel_Threat from Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Stopped by on my way home from work to pick up some brews. Like a lot of places outside of the Riverfront /stadium area, you have to make the effort to find it. You're not going to be waking around and stumble on it if you're from out of town.
Nice, large outdoor seating area with stairs /ramp leading up to the door. Like a few other brewpubs they've settledon an industrial style: to the left are gleaming tanks, in front of you is the bar with an exposed storage area behind it, and the kitchen /food pickup window to the right. Above, exposed beams and duct work is painted black. Accents of dark wood, grey matte metal, and concrete.
Lots of beer available on tap, damn near twenty when I showed up. To go includes cans, growlers and refillable 40's. A fair variety of styles, too, even the pickiest of drinkers should be able to find something.
Wish I could have stuck around for food, I've heard nothing but good things.

Oct 06, 2018
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Race701 from Michigan

4.16/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

May 09, 2018
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Dec 30, 2017
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Jim67 from Michigan

3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Dec 27, 2017
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MI_beerdrinker from Texas

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Aug 06, 2017
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98green from Michigan

3.64/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Jul 27, 2017
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Gagnonsux from Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Jul 08, 2017
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foundersasap from Michigan

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jun 11, 2017
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leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Aug 21, 2016
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PapaGoose03 from Michigan

4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped here with my wife to try their beers and have lunch since I had heard good things about the beers. The entrance to the pub is at the side of the building just off the small parking area. It's a moderate-sized white building that has a black-painted former train boxcar attached to the side (a large version of the brewery logo is painted on the side), but once you get inside the pub space isn't very big because a lot of the interior space is taken up by the brewing and kegging equipment and the kitchen. I think the train car provides additional seating but I didn't go inside to look. Outdoor seating is also located at the entrance.

We sat at the bar and ordered a sampler flight with 6 of the 14 beers that were available. (NOTE: most beers are brewed with a gluten-reducing enzyme so that gluten intolerant customers have an option. Only one beer was marked as NOT being gluten-reduced at the time of our visit.) All of the beers were brewed consistently very well to style, and were scored a 4.0 or 4.25 in our rating mechanism. Anton's Animals Berliner Weiss was the one that stood out.

The food is basically sandwich-type choices but with very unique twists, and was also very good. The brewery offers beer-to-go in bottles (40 oz, and 500 and 750 ml), but no growlers/crowlers.

Jul 26, 2016
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Poundmaker from Canada

3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

There isn't a whole lot to the service or selection, but that really isn't the point! The beer and food are delicious and the people and place are fun. I always enjoy myself at Batch.

Mar 25, 2016
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chuckgietzen from Michigan

4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Mar 13, 2016
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SomeKidNamedAlex from District of Columbia

4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The tasting room is set up with bars looking straight into the brewworks. I enjoyed a no frills ribeye sand which called the Ribeye Bolillo with house made off-menu hot sauce and a sour brew that they call the second to last word.

I'm a big sour fan and this one didn't disappoint. Served, with a cherry in the bottom and a lime rim, the second to last word is a cask soured white ale with gin and absinthe botanicals. The flavor transitions from citric to cherry lambic as you drink through the garnishs. The sour mash adds lactic and pedio flavors with a hint of maltiness. The botanicals are subtle additions that make the second to last word that much more refreshing

Feb 16, 2016
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goast8127 from Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Jan 12, 2016
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chewy6935 from Michigan

4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Nov 20, 2015
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DbbC from Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Sep 14, 2015
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costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Aug 21, 2015
Batch Brewing Company in Detroit, MI
Brewery rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 290 ratings