HOMES Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.37/5
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PLACE INFO

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

2321 Jackson Ave
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48103
United States

(734) 954-6637 | map
homesbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
105
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
552
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.22/5
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
33
pDev:
8.53%
 
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 33
Photo of detpizzaboi
4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

One of the best breweries in Michigan. Nice energetic, vibrant atmosphere, TVs for sports throughout, great beers (selection is mostly hops and sours), and fantastic Asian fusion food. A bit pricey, and hardly ever cans to take home (they'll have a couple sour bottles available) though growler fills are available, but definitely worth a visit when in Ann Arbor.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

This place was planned out very well for handling relatively large, energetic crowds for a small brewpub. There are numerous spaces with totally different feels to them, some enclosed and more private, while others are more open, closer to the bar, and others still spilling out into the patio and the open air when the weather is fine. It almost has a darker, night club feel to it, with splashes of those brighter, geometric neon paintings they're so fond of.

They have a very well trained and caring staff, and they were seemingly all hands on deck during Nucleate Festival weekend. Staff to bus tables, staff to deliver food, staff to deliver beer, and staff to take orders at the bar, or orders at the merch and food station. It was like a well-oiled machine that has been doing this for decades, constantly keeping everything moving with extreme efficiency--which is all the more impressive considering how young they are.

All the beer we ordered was fantastic, and the in-house bottle of Composition 1 we capped our evening off with was exceptional. The selection mostly consisted of hazy IPAs and sours--whether the approachable sour IPA, milkshake or pastry style sours, or more complex barrel aged sours.

On top of all of this, the food menu leans strongly Asian, and is executed at the highest level. We had the gochujang wings, which were unbelievably scrumptious and some of the best chicken wings I've had anywhere. The kimchi fries were absolutely delicious as well. The steak bahn mi was a unique take and still tasty, and the fermented eggplant bao buns were perfectly prepared, with a fluffy soft feel you don't often get in an American restaurant.

What are these guys thinking? They're going to burn a whole through the Earth in Ann Arbor if they keep this heat up.

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Photo of CraftPicks
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

I heard about Homes from my HOMEboy. ha. The space is super cool. The crowd was a surprising mix of people. Not what I normally see but this is Ann Arbor. Serendipitously reconnected with someone from my past. The manager hooked me up with some good sour beers and some cans. The prices are what the Ann Arbor market will bear. That said, HOMES is a little pricey on food and beer. If I lived in Ann Arbor - or near by - I would frequent HOMES for sure.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
4.6/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Having now been two months since moving away from Michigan, I find that HOMES is the thing I miss most about Ann Arbor. Somewhat on the pricey side, but the experience delivers, from the atmosphere to the food to the most important part for a brewery: the beer. I've been there dozens of times and never come away disappointed.

Vibe - The best parts are the long bar that is overlooked by several large tanks in the brewhouse and the ample outdoor space between a large rock patio and a covered patio that can be sealed up in colder weather. The colors are bright and fresh and the music is modern, but not too loud to impede conversation. The place is kid-friendly for the right time of day.

Quality - nothing negative to say here. The ingredients always look to be top-notch and are always cooked properly. The beer I've had from them is consistent and without flaws.

Sevice - Order food and drinks either at the bar or a walk-up line, so no true table service, but the food runners also bus tables. Every time I've been, the tone has been professional, efficient and friendly.

Selection - the food selection is all Asian street food, but skews to various Asian cultures. The beer is dominated by hops and kettle sours, both of which they do well. There are a few other styles they hit as well--stout, porter, coffee cream ale, etc, but hops and sours are what they do best.

Food - The one thing I typically mention to people I tell about HOMES is the fact that their beer is really fantastic, but that their food menu may be even better. The menu rotates seasonally, but always consists of a mix of Asian street food. Bulgogi fries are a favorite of mine, and they always have some kind of bowl and a few different types of bao on the menu.

Overall, I like HOMES because it's a very professional operation. They have a clear vision of what they want to be and are doing that extremely well. Highlights for me are the new Bahn Mi, the pork belly Bao and the Bulgogi fries. I can't really pick a favorite beer, but some of the best hops are Same Same Different (their flagship), Crumple and Laser Light Show and some of the best sours are the Guava Sherbet, Double Cherry Sherbet and Blurb.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

this place is really neat, one of my favorite breweries we hit while we were in michigan. its got a vibe all of its own, a cool aesthetic with their logo, glassware, and obvious attention to detail, and are making the most on trend beers possible, including fruited sours and hazy ipa types. go figure. i like the space a lot, a good sized patio on the back side where you walk in, a smallish bar, and then a couple of separated seating areas. its a bit of a funny arrangement, you kind of feel like you are in the way immediately when you walk in, especially if its busy like it was when we went in, but we posted up at the bar and felt comfortable there. the beer is awesome, not a huge list, but a nice mix of sexy styles. i loved the dub mango gose, as well as a couple of the hoppy ones. it seems the haze craze has hit michigan pretty hard, everywhere we went they were making them, but the ones in here stood out to me. solid service for how busy they were, a little impersonal, but whatever. the food side is killer too, a small but well curated asian menu, things like kimchi flights and spring rolls, unconventional but superb beer fare, a little something different and i dig that. overall i like the high energy of this place, the general stoke of everyone in here drinking their beer, and the very impressive beers. i had never heard of these guys before, but i bet word about their brews gets out pretty soon, this is what everyone seems to want right now, so it wont stay quiet for long. i had a blast here and will be back for sure!

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

My first 5 rating for food on beer advocate. It was the Bulgogi fries. Cue Homer drooling.

Great beer. Only had 6-8 beers on tap while I was there for the first Blurb Sherbet release. Pretty long line, went by fairly quickly. They have servers going around while you are waiting in line so you can have a beer while you wait for your allotment. This was great, but its limited to the line that is technically inside the building. Despite it being a busy release time, we found a spot to eat and have a drink at the bar. There were also tables available.

This place will no doubt continue to grow in popularity. Each beer they do is pretty well done and the Bulgogi fries are to die for.

While their sherbet sour series isn't quite up to par with the best (Burley Oak), they are doing a damn good job.

Did I mention to get the Bulgogi fries?!?!

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Photo of GeneralBurden
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Location removed from downtown craziness. Plenty of seating indoors and out. Smells of Korean food tempt the senses. I didn’t partake in food on this trip but the menu looks appetizing. The two beers I tried were up to par for your basic neck beard hipster brewery.

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Photo of croush
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Stopped in here with wife and kids for a couple beers, and ended up getting a flight. Nice vibe, and they had the windows open and patio open on a hot day. Beers were all solid, and the food is definitely not your regular brewery/bar food, but we knew that going in. They did appear to have some kids options for food (e.g. grilled cheese), but we didn't take advantage of that. Wife and I just shared a bao order, which was good.

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Photo of Billolick
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

This is the fairly new and exciting spot in A2, MI

Casual, indoor/outdoor kinda space, friendly and efficient staff

Churning out the new school NEIPA influenced juicy brews, along side some great takes on Asian street food...the Pho was mighty tasty as well as all the chow we sampled...if you like juicy IPA and fresh, bright and flavorful Asian chow this is a great spot for a bite or a meal in town...I wish we had had time to go back for another more of all they are offering....

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Photo of PapaGoose03
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The entrance to this brewery is at the rear of the building off of the parking lot. A large covered patio is split by the walkway to the entrance. The interior has a nice pub vibe to it. The brewing equipment is visible behind the bar. We had come to they the beers and to have a late lunch. The place was not busy on a Friday at mid-afternoon so we chose seats at the bar.

There are 20 taps here but only 6 beers were available plus a cyser. We chose a sampler flight of the 6 beers to arrive at an overall evaluation of their offerings. All of them were brewed very well to their respective style and we really liked them all. The notable one was the Jose Xtravaganza Red IPA, but close behind were Gusau Guave Gose and Bang Down Oat Stout. We ended up giving an overall rating of 4.0 to the beers (out of 5.0).

The food that we ordered was very good too. I noted a limited amount of liquor and wine as being available. Beer is available to go in growlers and crowlers. This brewery is highly recommended.

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Photo of 98green
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Visited at 6 pm on a Saturday. Good crowd but not packed. 7 beers on tap, mostly IPA/pale variants. That works for me. Pricing is on the higher side, pints/tulips in the $6 range. I didn't have food, but it is Asian fusion bar food

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Photo of JasonR1975
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Awesome vibe, open air concept - don't recall if there was TVs or background music, which means could probably use one of the other. Beers are fantastic, and the service - at least at the bar the two times I have been have been top notch. I will include growler fills in service - CO2 purged, bottom filled, capped on foam. Professional. The availability of some really good goses offset the lack of a strong porter or stout in the lineup at this time. Food is Thai/Korean inspired - steam buns, chicken wings and bowls - everything I've had has been fresh, incredible tasting and just some top notch unique brewery food. I think we got a winner in the making here.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

Uber-hip Ann Arbor spot serving up quality Asian street food with their beer. About 20 tap handles, but only 6 beers available, served by male models, hipsters, and neck-beards so sharp they could etch the trendy stemmed glassware. Faux-modern industrial feel on the inside with a repurposed garage feel. Outdoor patio was nice, side-by-sided with a cheesy gravel zen-garden lounge area. Solid Asian food menu seems to pair well with the beers that I tried. Beer was decent with some room to grow. All in all, with Ann Arbor money, a decent new addition, but super try-hard in their aesthetic, right on up to the bright blue shipping container sitting on their roof that serves as their sign. A lot of potential if they focus more on the beer than their image.

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Photo of toolbrew
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Stopped by on a Saturday afternoon for lunch. Urban vibe. Beer and food can be ordered at the bar. Attentive bar staff and food delivered to your seat. Several beers on tap - gose, pale, cream ale, IPA, golden, stout, sour. Started with a flight and ended with a pint of Same Same Different. Also grabbed a growler to go. They will fill 64oz growlers from other breweries. Shared Karaage chicken bites and had the pork belly buns (two per order). Ample bike parking too. Very good all around and I would definitely visit again. Looking forward to what comes out of HOMES in the future!

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HOMES Brewery in Ann Arbor, MI
Brewery rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 552 ratings