Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub

BEER AVG
3.05/5
Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & PubTahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub
PLACE INFO

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

M-123
Paradise, Michigan, 49768
United States

(906) 492-3300 | map
superiorsights.com

Notes:
This brewery closes for around two months between the summer tourist season and the snowmobiler season each Fall and Spring. Their web site warns of this but does not give precise dates. A telephone call ahead is highly recommended before a visit in the Fall or Spring since the location for this brewery is off the beathen bath.

Added by xgrigorix

BEER STATS
Beers:
6
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
17
PLACE STATS
Score:
80
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
5.88%
 
 
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by Deuane:
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3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

The Camp 33 Brewery--named after the logging camp that was located here back in the early 1900's.

Located at the visitors center complex of Tahquamenon Falls State Park one hopes that a brewpub operating in a state park is a good thing.

Inside is the "typical" northwoods" lodge feel. Rustic art, pelts, a moose head and a variety of other once alive animal festoon the walls. High, soaring log beams support the ceiling above. Two seats at the end of the bar have our names on them....the heck with the 15 minutes wait for a table!

Cheery, if a bit slow and disconnected service at times. No worries really, we are on vacation not a time schedule!

A mere 4 beers on tap...which would usually garner a 2 but considering the location and the clientele I will cut them a bit of slack. Peach Wheat, Black Bear Stout, Lumberjack Lager (a blonde) and Falls Tannin American Red. We partook in the stout and peach wheat.

Food was solid with a very tasty Wild Rice Cream Soup and we shared a Yooper specialty--a Pastie. The Pastie wasn't the best I have ever had but it was nonetheless tasty and filling.

Considering this place is in B.F.E., is totally supported by tourist and snowmoblier dollars and is located within a state park I would say it is worthy of a stop. I mean really, your local choices are not that numerous!

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I initially wasn't going to stop here, but due to a late start to the day, we ended up at the falls around lunch. The kids and the in-laws were hungry, and I'm not going to turn down the chance to try new brew, so in we went.

The pub is part of a larger structure that include a retail shop, snack stand, and outdoor fireplace/performance area where you can wait for a table. There's a plate glass window where you can look in on the tanks. The pub looked busy when we arrived, but service was quick and we ended up waiting a few minutes. Just enough time to glance in on some of the merch available in a slice of the pub carved out for retail. If you're a sucker for Up North and/or brewery gear, you'll probably drop a few bucks.

I got the fish and chips and four sampler flight. The fish was fresh caught and breaded, not the typical fish-and-chips you'd find in a pub, more like what you find in most mom-and-pop diners in northern Michigan. The flight was the stout, raspberry wheat, wheat, and pale ale. All were to style, but only the raspberry wheat stood out as memorable.

Here's the thing: nothing here had to be as good as it was. The pub sits in the middle of a state park tourist attraction almost in the middle of nowhere, where the next nearest eatery is probably an hour away. They own the market in the area. They could've served the stuff you find at a chain place, but they don't. The service didn't have to been as fast or nice, but it was. The beer could have been slightly better than garbage and people would still buy it. But I'd call it fair-to-good.

Check it out f you're there. It's not something to drive an hour out of the way for, but it's a shame to miss it if you're in the park.

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3.81/5  rDev +12.1%
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