Draught Horse Brewery

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

57721 Grand River Ave
New Hudson, Michigan, 48165-8542
United States

(248) 617-3000 | map

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Added by superspak on 09-10-2015

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by DavidRandall:
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3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

A good selection of beers in a wide range. Small place with outside seating to add room. The building is newer and it blends in to the point I almost passed it when looking for it. I was by myself so I sat at the bar. Service was good with a greeting and the beer and food menu placed in front of my quickly.

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Photo of TheDubs
4.73/5  rDev +22.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

A rustic, yet quaintly upscale local brewpub that offers high quality, and uniquely hand crafted selections. Quality food and special events round out the offerings. Every beer I have tried has been very pleasing to my palate.

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Photo of Buck_Jones
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Horse/Barn/farm feel in this cozy spot not far off of I-96. Good selection of beers any time I've been. Good beer drinking grub on the food menu- tacos, mac'n'cheese, etc. True to style beers, a monthly Smash pale ale selection is cool, also a decent amount of adjunct/flavored beers I've seen on the board of that's your thing.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of stadmo1
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Mothergoose03
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

My wife and I visited this recently-opened brewpub to have a late lunch and to try their beers. The place is located on a main road in suburbia that is almost rural at this point. (The building is located just west of a roundabout so you have to be ready for a quick left turn after exiting the traffic pattern if coming from the east.) It is a new building with ample parking to the side and rear. A covered patio allows for an outdoor seating option, which on nice days is a godsend because the inside seating appears to be short of what is needed for this place.

The interior vibe is nice. Decorative accents try to make you think you are inside a barn with the draught horses, and they do a nice job. The bar is a short one with only 8 stools. Besides the patio, we also noticed that some patrons were sitting at a table in the brewing area which is located at the front of the building and is visible from the pub through windows.

We ordered a sampler flight of 6 beers (11 were available plus 4 wines) to go along with our food. For being a new brewery they have their beers pretty well dialed in to the recipes, although we found fault with the DHB ESB which had a definite butterscotch flavor that is normally considered a brewing flaw (diacetyl). (Another beer which we did not try had butterscotch listed as a taste characteristic of that beer, but the ESB did not state in its description, thus I think the flavor is unintentional.) The notable beer was the Danish Jelly (think jelly Danish) because of its uniqueness and it tastes just as it is described. All of the others (except the ESB) scored above average so that our overall Quality score was 3.5.

The food menu is exciting because they offer 'Custom Mac & Cheese' which means that you can order various ingredients in different combinations. We thoroughly enjoyed our choices. Service was a bit thin, so work needs to be done in that area.

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Photo of Grand-Raggedy
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of tommy5
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of midlifec
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of msumike89
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Cotton_27
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Draught Horse Brewery in New Hudson, MI
Brewery rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 28 ratings