HOMES Brewery

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Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

2321 Jackson Ave
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48103
United States

(734) 954-6637 | map

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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
Pretty good quality beers. You go to the counter for service and find a table inside or outside. Good quality Asian fusion pub food.
Aug 05, 2022
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
I visited HOMES while traveling through Michigan a few weeks ago. When I was there, they had 12 on tap plus a couple can pours: 4 IPAs, 4 DIPAs, a fruited sour IPA, a pale, a coffee imperial cream ale, and a foeder lager. A fascinating selection! I got a taster tray; Jolly Green, a DIPA collab with Other Half, is outstanding. The other IPAs quite good, the fruited sour IPA weird and great, and the coffee cream ale weird and merely good.

The taproom is super clean and modern with the brewhouse and fermenters in full view, which of course I always love. Plenty of indoor and lots of outdoor seating as well. The service at bar is great with lots of good recommendations; great place overall!
May 29, 2022
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Reviewed by BigIronH from Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75
*Neutral rating on food because we didn’t have any although we did see it served and looked at the menu; everything looked awesome. “Asian Fusion” is how you would describe the menu.

Quality: 5/5. Clean. Different seating areas. Killer beer. Well done menu items.
Vibe: not necessarily what I’m looking for but this is a personal problem. Music was loud. Hard to talk to the wife. Sports were on, no big deal, but; you pack 100 football fans into a room and give them a few beers and you can imagine the sounds that were afloat. If you like to get loud and party, this is your spot. Not so much for me.
Service: service was good. You have to get all your food and drink orders in at the bar. They will bring the food out to you and pick up empty glasses regularly. Definitely a lot of bussers on the floor keeping things picked up.
Selection: IPA, fruited beers, sours, seltzer’s, lagers, barrel aged beers. They have it all. Selection is not of concern here. You and all your company will find something to enjoy.

Overall, I liked it here. I’m not a rowdy person and I prefer an atmosphere with a touch more ambience but I’ve been enjoying beers from here to go for the better part of a year as was glad to finally visit. I would definitely stop in if I was ever in the area again.
Sep 11, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by mpolewan from Ohio

Jun 22, 2020
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Reviewed by IMFletcher from Kentucky

4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
Visited for a bottle release, stayed for a flight and lunch. They are known for haze and fruit and bright colors, and they delivered -- the beers were quite good, and the food was even better.
Jan 20, 2020
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75
Hodgepodge warehouse slash beergarden/patio, somehow feels roomy yet cluttered all at once. Everything fried is decent for the price, although the Asian fusion was disappointing, and not worth the price. Beers were delicious, and that’s what’ll bring me back again.
Dec 01, 2019
Rated: 3.66 by ESchweers from Michigan

Nov 10, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Oct 18, 2019
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5
Visited the HOMES Brewery in Ann Arbor on a summery, Sunday night. Really enjoyed it. Sitting on a corner property with decent parking, the interior looks affects a dark, repurposed industrial share space and opens seamlessly onto bright outside seating. Entry in the rear, the bar is immediately to the left and basically self serve (I believe the food is brought to the table, although we didn't eat). The selection consists of about a half dozen beers, with an emphasis on "big flavor" beers, e.g. sours, IPAs, porters/stouts. There are also bottles from previous batches, mostly available for in-house consumption, although some also for purchase. I basically went for the sours and was somewhat disappointed to find only one on the menu, but the beers were very good, so I can hardly complain.
Aug 27, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Aug 09, 2019
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Reviewed by JA_26 from Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Visited HOMES during a Michigan vacation with my family. This place was hopping - early evening on a Tuesday, and we had a scramble to find a table for 4. Good vibe - I expected it to lean heavy on University of Michigan students but there was a pretty diverse crowd there, in age and other demographics. I didn't feel out of place as a 59-year-old guy with his wife and early 20s son and teen daughter. The beers were fantastic - had Shades, Same Same Different, and Tubes. All were great. The food is good - I had the pad ew, was a bit salty but still went well with the beers. Had a minor issue with the kitchen losing track of my wife's dinner order but the place was crazy busy, and they made up for it with a free beer for waiting so long. I tried finding a cooler with some to-go cans but if there was one, I missed it. Great place, hope to make it back some day.
Aug 06, 2019
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Reviewed by detpizzaboi from Michigan

4.81/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | 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/Detroit. My favorite brewery to go to in Michigan, making my favorite IPAs and kettle sours.
Jul 09, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by Zaphog from Michigan

Jun 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
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 hole through the Earth in Ann Arbor if they keep up this heat.
Jun 04, 2019
Rated: 4.4 by Jaszucs from Indiana

Jun 01, 2019
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Reviewed by CraftPicks from Indiana

4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
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.
Dec 17, 2018
Rated: 4.44 by oldmankoch from Tennessee

Oct 16, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

Sep 08, 2018
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Reviewed by LambicPentameter from Nebraska

4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
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.
Sep 08, 2018
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Rated by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
Nicely done medium size location. Rookie run it seemed. Beers OK, with some winners. Worth a stop if you are passing through.
Aug 10, 2018
Rated: 4.4 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Aug 08, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
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!
Aug 07, 2018
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Reviewed by Lazhal from Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
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?!?!
Aug 04, 2018
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Reviewed by GeneralBurden from Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
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.
Aug 03, 2018
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Reviewed by croush from Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
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.
Jun 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
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....
Jun 16, 2018
Rated: 4.64 by Danielr26 from Michigan

Jun 16, 2018
Rated: 4.07 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Feb 24, 2018
Rated: 3.95 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

Feb 12, 2018
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Rated by pfoley3 from Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5
Fantastic food, great service, and outstanding beer.
Jan 01, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Cotton_27 from Michigan

Jan 01, 2018
Rated: 3.95 by DanGeo from Michigan

Dec 02, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Nov 23, 2017
Rated: 5 by nickpanchame from New Jersey

Nov 17, 2017
Rated: 3.06 by metacog42 from Michigan

Oct 06, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by tazzman from Florida

Aug 28, 2017
Rated: 3.59 by clager from Michigan

Aug 15, 2017
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Reviewed by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

4.03/5  rDev -4%
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.
Jul 04, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by Benjolovesbeer from Michigan

Jul 02, 2017
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Reviewed by 98green from Michigan

4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
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
Jul 01, 2017
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