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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
14600 East Eleven Mile Road
phone: (586) 776-9428
(Place added by: beernut7)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Stop #228 on my world brewery tour.
Located in a nondescript building on an interstate access road. Almost feels like you're headed into an auto parts distributor shop. The medieval interior reminded me of the Excalibur hotel and casino in Vegas.
Dragonmead has more beers than any other brewery I've ever visited. The best part is they are all well done. Our group of three shared a couple five beer samplers where you write the beers in ink on glossy stock so you don't ruin your sampler memento - excellent touch. We had...
IPA, raspberry wheat, barleywine, Baltic porter, rauchbier
Kolsch, nagelweiss, apricot wheat, hot pepper ale, cream ale
trippel, abbey, quad grand cru, Belgian dark strong, golden (Belgian strong I think).
You can peek in and see the brewing operation on the way to the bathroom. It looked as if they did a lot of smaller batches.
The only downside to the place was the spotty service during our visit around 2:00 on a Friday. The bartender kept disappearing but did a fine job when she was there.
I would definitely recommend Dragonmead for any Michigan brewery tour.
08-25-2011 19:12:31 |
More by Yetiman420
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
This was the third stop on our Microbrewery tour and literally had no idea what to expect. We walked in and I was shocked with how cool the interior to this place was. Loved all the tap handles which they had a TON of with all different styles of beer.
One of the women that was working there gave my dad and I along with a few others that were in the brewery a behind the scene tour of the brewery. She brought us all over, and even let us try different types of malts. Which I have never gotten to try before which was great. She was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions.
I even got a chance to try to first Chipolte ale which I was pretty nervous to try. Over all I totally enjoyed it was well as the other 5 beers I got a chance to sample! If your ever in the area I highly recommend that you stop in and have a drink! Cheers guys loved the whole operation!
07-26-2011 00:54:36 |
More by yankeej13
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
cool little place i stopped at on my trip in MI.
Like an old mess hall at a castle, this place was decorated with old brick, armor, flags and fun! The people here knew their beers for sure and the amount of stuff they had on tap that they brew in house as a ratio of how large the place is was mind blowing. Tons of great stuff on the menu. complimentary pretzels and mustard to keep you from getting smashed (and they were a nice break in between brews too to cleanse the palette).
Overall, a great place. We didn't order food here, but it is also bring your own food if you like...cool concept since a lot of places get mad at you for doing this.
Fun, would go again and highly recommend.
05-26-2011 21:55:41 |
More by Preismj
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
Great place, very unique atmosphere. Exactly what you would hope a place called "dragonmead" would look like- swords and midevil paraphernalia all over the place. Impressive amount of beers on tap, close to 25 I believe. Service was ok, food was bar food- got a decent burger with fries. Beer was great, and as I said, a great selection. We were able to get a sampler flight of 6 beers for about 10 bucks, so pretty reasonably proced for the quality of beer you get. Would highly recommend a visit to this place, very cool.
05-23-2011 01:58:38 |
More by browna71
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
a great place to go on week day afternoons on my day off, the feel is very warming, cross between a family restaurant at a renaissance fair and a pub at the same fair, the beer is usually good if not great, and the wait staff has always been friendly and prompt. the variety of beer is normally pretty vast and the in house made pop is also a nice touch for the DD, never ordered any food from there so i cant speak on that. price wise you never feel like you were screwed over when you walk out. also the regulars i see there are more times than not kind people and some great conversations can be had
05-11-2011 18:14:58 |
More by SeaUrchin
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
A few miles from my house, consider this to be my favorite place to grab an exceptional pint or 6 on the weekend. The selection is beyond stellar, with over 30 different styles. Pricing is on point, 4-5.50$ a pint, with the 6 sampler tray at 10.50$. The atmosphere is relaxed, pub/medieval feel inside. I enjoy the staff very much, always making sure you have pretzels, and your glass is never empty. Overall Dragonmeade brewery is an awesome place to grab some even more awesome craft. Only complaint would be the 11pm closing time!
02-24-2011 02:46:22 |
More by SenkoSnack808
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Stopped here and was suprised by the extensive selection of beers. Figured out where to stay nearby and did two flights of beers... something that probably never happened before at a brewery because there usually aren't 10-15 beers I must try. The line up was great and had to buy a sixer of the Tripel. The atmosphere was somewhat laid back and lighting dark, which almost made me wonder if I was going to run into a friar at some point. Service was good but had to be to deliver two flights. I would most certainly stop here again if for nothing else than to sample their extensive list of beers. It's like a beer tasting sitting down.
01-13-2011 06:22:43 |
More by MilwaukeeCrusher
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 2 | $$
Our last stop on the Detroit Brewery crawl.
Located off an entrance road to 496 Dragonmead seems out of place. Small parking lot with a simple storefront. Upon entering I felt like I was in the bedroom of a D&D obsessed 14-yr old. They've really gone crazy with the medieval kitsch (Check out the painting in the men's room to prove my point). Otherwise there's a somewhat cozy pub feel.
Loads of brews on tap (50+) which wasn't matched on any of our previous 9 stops. Not to mention a plethora of styles by country. Samplers (10.50 but large samples) consisted of 6 beers picked from the lot. I went with the Breath of the Dragon Bitter, Kaisers Kolsch, Inquisition Pale Ale, Holy Smoke Rauchbier, and their Russian Imperial Stout. The Kolsch was dead-on with great Pils flavor and late hop aroma with a crisp finish. The Rauchbier was a mess with over-done smoke with a watery mouthfeel. The others were decent but forgettable. I've had their Final Absolution previously so I know they can brew but my 6 weren't entirely impressive.
Food was prepacked frozen fried tidbits that at the time were just arriving from some bulk-sales type store. Regardless, we ordered sweet potato bites and jalapeno poppers which weren't great. Service was friendly.
Definitely the most unique place I've been in Michigan. That said, the beers I sampled were mediocre. Don't eat there unless you want to overpay for pre-frozen snacks. Is it a must-go? No, but if you're in the area stop in and try a beer as there is no shortage of variety.
01-08-2011 15:29:53 |
More by BehindtheFinBrew
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Reviewed on 6/20/2010.
Stopped by here on a Saturday night. It is right off the highway. There are a lot of taps (~40) but this place is definitely more about quantity vs. quality. We tried a couple of samplers plus a few pints and all the beers were mediocre at best. The atmosphere and service were alright. Although it was a Saturday night, the bar was not completely packed and it probably was only mostly full because there was a special event going on. If you have extra time you could stop here, but there are better nearby brewpubs with higher quality beers (ie Rochester Mills, Sherwood, Black Lotus) that I much preferred to Dragonmead. I didn't try any of the food but there is a limited menu.
12-23-2010 21:27:27 |
More by LilBeerDoctor
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Ok, I have to stretch my memory a bit to review this place, but I think I can do it. I recall the bar area being neat looking with all of the various taps as you walk in. The one thing that will stick in my mind is the fact that I had the best pepper beer I've ever had here.
The bar is elongated so the bar seems to be at one and, seating at the other. The food is average, but the people were friendly. This is pretty reasonable as pricing goes.
Overall, worth a stop. Check it off your brewery list...it won't be the best place you've visited, but definitely not the worst either. I'd go back just for another pepper beer!
02-06-2010 03:14:49 |
More by TCgoalie
Dragonmead Microbrewery in Warren, MI
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