Kuhnhenn brewing, what to get and where?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Flabbyjandro, Mar 31, 2013.

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  1. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Devotee (468) Jun 12, 2012 Illinois
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    I'm headed to Canton MI on Tuesday and Wednesday for work and wanted to get out to Kuhnhenn for hopefully a beer or two on tap and ideally for some bottles to bring home. Any suggestions on if the brewpub will have quality beers to go or if I'm better off trying to hit some local stores?

    I have never had their beer, just have two BA 4D in the cellar from trades so open to any suggestions of what to seek out or what they are known for. Especially what's realistically going to be around that wasn't a KBS type release.

    Appreciate the love BA!
  2. Docrock

    Docrock Defender (686) Jan 21, 2012 Illinois
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    Was there Thursday. KRE still on tap. I really enjoy DRIPA and always have a glass when it's available.
  3. mrebeka

    mrebeka Zealot (558) Dec 13, 2009 Michigan
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    Agree with the above. Get a glass of DRIPA and a growler to go. The stuff is flat out amazing!
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  4. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,318) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    DRIPA - that beer has rice in it, can't be any good. <sarcasm for those that hate adjuncts>
  5. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    Creme Brulee Java Stout is usually on tap and is great. Fluffer is one of my favorite session IPA's. As stated above, get some KRE if they are still pouring it. You owe it to yourself to try that, at any price.
  6. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Devotee (468) Jun 12, 2012 Illinois
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    KRE sounds like the first glass if it's on. Any beers to go in bottles I should not leave without?
  7. incubuscience

    incubuscience Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Illinois

    I'd say leave with everything. they're so small and have such limited distribution that anything you don't really dig you'll be able to swap to someone who does.
  8. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (2,035) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    It's a crap shoot to find any Kuhnhenn stuff in local stores so take your choice of whatever they might have bottled at the pub.
  9. Beerlistman

    Beerlistman Aspirant (274) Jul 9, 2009 Illinois
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    If you don't grab DRIPA on draft, you should be never allowed to visit this site ever again.
  10. dmnielsen

    dmnielsen Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2011 Michigan

    Wine Village at 13 and Hayes in Warren usually has some single bottles on their shelves. As I say anytime I mention them they were my go-to store but their prices are very high and the stock tends to be on the old side. Still might be worth checking, or at least calling to see what they have in stock.
  11. Runninmixz

    Runninmixz Initiate (104) Sep 22, 2012 Michigan
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    What you need to do is ask what they have in bottles then buy at least one of everything. If you don't you may never see it again. BTW KRE is 18% so maybe eat before you go there as they don't serve food.
  12. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Aspirant (270) Jul 12, 2012 Utah
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    They most definitely serve food there. Just not much.
  13. tommyz

    tommyz Devotee (420) May 28, 2007 Michigan
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    KRE is 15.5%...I agree with buy any bottle they have..And if you dont have a glass of DRIPA, you should be banned from this site...lol
  14. Marti403

    Marti403 Disciple (328) Jul 23, 2011 Michigan
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    Agree with DRIPA. If you buy one of everything, be prepared to spend some $$ because they had quite a few bottles still including 2011 4D, A few Shillings To many, gold rush barleywine and others.
  15. caber2615

    caber2615 Initiate (160) Oct 7, 2011 Michigan
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    They still had some bottles from the winter solstice party in December lying around last week. They also have KRE in bottles still...that's is a must buy (but$30 a bottle). You should pick up a few of their meads too. They released one mead a day every day in march. They have said the BB French toast mead is gone, but you should ask...they always tend to "find" more. Also, if one person says they don't have something, ask someone else...
  16. Runninmixz

    Runninmixz Initiate (104) Sep 22, 2012 Michigan
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    This is true. Nice enough people there but not all together that organized. I have asked for things and was told they were "out" only to watch someone at the bar be handed the same bottles I just asked for.
  17. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,533) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    I was just there and had DRIP and enjoyed it so much I had another and then brought back a growler. Simcoe Silly and Creme Brule were also very good. I bought bottles of Simcoe Sillier and Nine to go.
  18. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Devotee (468) Jun 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Ok, so try DRIPA or my membership here is banned, check. And buy everything in glass, double check. Easy enough list to follow, im in. Appreciate the love!
  19. Moc513

    Moc513 Aspirant (262) May 24, 2012 New York
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    We were just there on Wednesday....Kapt'n Krunchberries was really good, it tasted just like the cereal. There meads are all outstanding and all the ones from March Meadness that we tasted were all excellent. I also agree with the DRIPA
  20. PattyMelt

    PattyMelt Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2013 Michigan

    Love Kuhnhenn's! Like others (everyone) said DRIPA for sure, and I agree with the Creme Brulee Stout suggestion. The White Devil is pretty tasty, too. I would suggest just getting a flight, and then a couple other beers on the side. (They don't do KRE in flights, though.) They also have a killer selection of mead and wine, if you are into that. The first time I went, I had a glass of the Chocolate Raspberry Port after a few beers, and ended up going home w/ 3 bottles. So if you like wine along with your beer, I'd try a glass or two!
  21. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    I would say DRIPA, but everyone's already said it. If they still have the Grapefruit Wit, that's pretty damn good, too. Might as well try the KRE while you're there - you may never get another chance!
  22. MichiBrew

    MichiBrew Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2010 Michigan

    Forget about finding Kuhnhenn bottles at a beer store...rarely avail and usually only 4D if anything...gotta goto the source...
  23. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    I know a couple of places where I've seen 9 and I believe Braggot fairly regularly.
  24. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Devotee (468) Jun 12, 2012 Illinois
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    You guys rock, got a growler if dripa, growler of strawberry drop panties for the wife...I mean I'd be a fucking idiot not too, some 4D and a little port to go. Overall 5/5 experience and an awesome way to start a business trip!
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  25. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (3,832) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Business trips are the best kind! :wink:
  26. Runninmixz

    Runninmixz Initiate (104) Sep 22, 2012 Michigan
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    I'm looking for a bottle of regular 4D. Was at Kuhnhenn's today and they were out. Asked 2 people. What stores could I find one? Closer to Ann Arbor the better if that exists.
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