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Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Active Beers: 106
Beer Ratings: 7,133
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: 14 / Bottles: 8
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
5919 Chicago Rd
phone: (586) 979-8361
Mon-Thu: 11am - 12am
Fri - Sat: 11am - 2am
Sun: 12pm - 8pm
(Place added by: beernut7)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 126 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
This place is in an odd location, between an "AutoHaus" (service garage) and a homebrew store. I'd heard of the Raspberry Eisbock before, so I wanted to see what the place was like.
I only tried the Rauch Bock, but it was awesome. There were maybe 8-9 beers available when I stopped in. The Raspberry Eisbock was available in little bottles for $10 each. Ouch.
The atmosphere was really comfortable, and there was no one else there so there was no smoke or anything. I'll definitely stop by again with some friends when in Detroit in the future.
12-04-2005 00:14:53 |
More by TurdFurgison
vibe: 1 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5 | $$$$
I've been going to Kuhnhenn for quite a few years now. The atmosphere can vary. I've had nice relaxing visits for a pint with a few friends to seeing someone being served too much and exposing himself. I started avoiding weekends for awhile because it got to crowded but the expansion may have helped that.
Service is hit or miss, I've had waitresses that were absolutely awesome one visit and completely rude three later(telling my friend to go to starbucks for a cup of coffee.)
Selection is usually great with about 8 or so taps. Growler prices vary about $10-28. Fourth Dementia fills have doubled in price within the past year or so.
There isn't a wide selection of food but the mini pizzas are good and there is free popcorn.
Service is shitty and Eric and Bret can be Dicks.
10-23-2005 04:07:39 |
More by TheBlackMallard
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
This was the reason for our latest roadtrip. I've been talking about going to Kuhnhenn for a long time. Today, I finally got there. (not counting the pre football season Sunday trip of a year ago) It was worth the wait.
This place represents much of what I love about craft beer. The room itself is simple, but nice and comfortable. There is one big screen TV over the bar, showing the local big ten games. (I tried not to cheer too loudly when the Buckeyes pulled ahead of the Spartans.) The smell of the brew kettle permeates the room and the sounds of the brewery persists in the background.
Ten beers were online today. I sampled the Loonie Koonie and the newly tapped stout. Both beers were delicious. Service was friendly and knowledgeble.
This is my kind of place.
10-16-2005 03:21:11 |
More by frazbri
District of Columbia
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Atmosphere Seemed like a nice place, I was there a bit early in the evening, but there were already a good number of people there talking and drinking.
Quality Everything I had tasted fresh, going in September I was surprised to see the Tangerine Wit Brewed for the start of summer, still on tap. It still tasted fine, but just odd to see it still around.
Service Nice bartender, felt bad that there were on 7 beers on tap so she didnt charge me full price for my samplers.
Selection The selection was lacking, probably because I went right between their summer beers and their fall beers, but there were still some interesting choices. A wide variety of beers, none of which were boring/standard brewpub options.
Hopefully Ill get back there at some point for what I hear are some stellar winter seasonals, but it was a worthwhile stop even in late summer.
10-08-2005 02:16:54 |
More by OldSock
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | $$
I finally made the pilgramage to the Infamous Kuhnhenn Brewing in Warren, Michigan. A mere 30 minute drive from where I live now resulted in a unique experience. Upon finding the establishment, I was suprised to find a highly stocked homebrewer's store attached to the building. From what it looked like it could've been a Costco for beer brewers. I'm not a homebrewer, so I merely peeked in and made my way to the bar. Not a bad atmosphere, kind of bland and boring, but I wasn't there for the decor, I was there for the beer. one high point is the aroma of beer brewing that permeated the building, it was so amazingly good, it was like being in Beer Heaven The bar tender took no time in getting to me, handing me a menu of the craft beers, wines and meads that were available. I was a bit disappointed as there were only 7 beers on tap, and 4 are common around the Metro Area in bottles, but nonetheless, I had one of each new brew that I hadn't had and 3 oz. samples of the ones I have to compare. The beers on tap were very fresh and very well priced when considering their quality. I'll go back, and I'd recommend other BA's in the area to checking it out as well, as the seasonal offerings are probably highly worth the trip. A good establishment.
09-18-2005 01:19:40 |
More by Frozensoul327
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
When I think of Kuhnhenn Brewing, I think of a comfortable, local place that seems to have it all put together. Off the street, Kuhnhenn looks very unassuming and is very easy to miss. The storefront is nothing remarkable, and probably looks little different from its former days as a hardware store. Located right on Mound Road, its fairly easy to get to, and the parking lot in back offers convenience to both the brewpub and homebrewing store sides of the business, in case you need to load your car conveniently. In addition to the store and pub, Kuhnhenn also offers brew on premises, for both beer and wine I believe.
The inside of the brewpub is very comfortable, with a large bar and plenty of barstools occupying the center, with the BOP setups located behind the bar and high top wooden tables scattered amongst the seating area. A large projection TV is located behind the bar above the extensive tap collection. A chalkboard on one wall lists both the current tap selection as well as the offerings available in bottles, which often includes some treasures Fourth Dementia and Nine on my last visit yumm! The printed menus floating about offer detailed descriptions of the beers and wines, and list the food offerings. Food here is somewhat limited, but ample to keep pace with the beer, offerings include personal pizzas, cheese, chips, sandwiches etc. Kuhnhenn clearly focuses on the beer and makes no pretenses about it, but theres enough to munch on if you need it.
There are usually many and varied beers on tap, many displaying great creativity in both craftsmanship and naming, i.e. Raspberry Panty Dropper or the simply named but fantastic Bourbon Barrel Barleywine. The Staff are very friendly and have gone to extra lengths The brothers are often wandering around or behind the bar and are usually happy to chat about beer a bit. Overall, one of my favorite places to sit and enjoy some fantastic beer. Worth stopping if youre anywhere remotely near the area. Cheers to the Brothers Kuhnhenn for creating a Great beer establishment!
07-12-2005 02:35:18 |
More by mikeys01
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
What a great brew pub in a strange location. I found this place just north of 13 mile road off of Mound Rd. in Warren. Atmosphere is pretty cool when you walk in. Great bar and tables, quality wood -- brew tanks visible behind the bar. Homebrew shop located in the same building, but it was closed when I went there (6 pm in the summer...c'est dommage). Rather dark inside, no smoking allowed (for most people, especially those who want to TASTE their beer, this is a good thing). My only problem with the place is that they don't offer enough good low ABV beers. I swear, even when I go in to pick up a growler, the 1 or 2 samples I try get me a little buzzed. You cannot go to Kuhnhenn for a good session brew. That being said you MUST try (in order of greatness) :
1. 4th Dementia
3. Nine (dark belgian - Rochefort 9 clone??)
07-01-2005 02:55:30 |
More by ahking
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
First visit to Kuhnhenn and it definitely won't be the last. Exactly what I expect from a brewpub when I first walked in, with large brew tanks visible in the corner behind the large wooden bar. Plenty of seating at tall tables. Restrooms on the main floor. Food consisted mainly of items appropriate for beer tasting. We sampled a variety of crackers, sausages and cheeses which were quite tasty. Our service was excellent and they have very personable staff who make you feel comfortable on your first visit. On our visit, there were 13 beers available on tap crossing a wide variety of styles. Belgian pale, old ale, tangerine wit, maibock, czech pilsner, creme brulee stout, english and american IPA's were just some of the offerings. For the initiate, they offered a sample tray of everything on tap for $15, an excellent way to get to know their beers. I ended up going back for seconds of the tangerine wit and old ale. Styles were hit quite accurately and I didn't notice a real "house flavour" that permeated all their beers. I was very impressed with the quality of everything I tried, even those styles that aren't my favourites. With Kuhnhenn and Dragonmead just minutes apart, this is definitely an area to visit if you find yourself in Detroit.
06-22-2005 02:19:26 |
More by DrJay
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5 | $
I have the distinction of going by this establishment on the way home from work. I'm amazed at the reputation they have established. In fact, I bought some homebrew supplies from them when they used to be just a hardware store. The atmosphere is definitely blue collar and male. With beers named panty dropper and old leg spreader you know they aren't politically correct. However, the beers are superb. They are always trying something new. The only mild criticism is that they tend to frequently feature fruity beers. I've never been tempted to have the food. It is an afterthought for the beer. The selection of beer is amazing and always keeps changing. Again the atmosphere is minimalist with the emphasis on brewing equipment and the beer. When you come here you come for the beer not the atmosphere, service, or food. So that explains why this isn't rated higher by me. But I think people coming from out of town won't be disappointed. Although it is interesting to hear how mythologized the place has become.
4/24/07 Review Revised - I revisted a couple days ago after not visiting for about a year. The bloom is off the rose on this one. I admire their attempt to try different styles. However, the place is dirty (are they trying to start a gueze brewery with spider webs?), the service is mediocre at best, and the beer is often masked by fruit syrups. I noticed 4-5 taps without anything on. Another couple had soda or water. Why do they feel the need to do so many wines and meads when it seems a beer focused place would be a better idea. I certainly wouldn't want to come for a glass of wine here. Why not try to brew true beers as opposed to artificially flavored?
I've met several homebrewers who think the homebrew shop is not that great either. Dirty and unorganized, the help often doesn't acknowledge your presence. One guy I spoke with had bugs in his grain and says the grain crushers here do a very poor job.
I wish I could say better since I work minutes away. I think the reputation for this place is greater than its reality.
06-09-2005 02:47:03 |
More by mjohn27603
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This was one of my biggest "beer destinations" in the metro detroit area, and my visit was great. The atmosphere here is cool, and man this place is small. Very small. Cozy pub-feel with a nice wooden bar and a few tables and chairs. There is a popcorn machine in the corner going, and there seemed to be a smal party or gathering going on in my visit (sandwiches laid out, etc...). The quality of the beer here is unreal. We got to try the first batch of rasp eisbock with the Kuhnhenn Brothers Father, and it was amazing. I also had a big ass glass of Tangerine Wit. And a too-big glass of the highabv old ale fourth dementia. These boys can brew and it seems that they are only getting better at their craft if this years raspberry eisbock is any judge! Service is fast, nice, and great. Laid back, and perfect for a guy like me. Selection was great with 13 beers on draught (I think) and several bottles available to drink at the bar or take away (no more rasp eisbock though!). Truly one of the best breweries/brewpubs around right now, and it is freaking amazing, that there are two world class brewpubs, 3 other good brewpubs,and probably a bunch more that I don't know about within 20 minutes of downtown motown. Who knew? Well, now I do, and I'll be back...
05-22-2005 23:22:17 |
More by francisweizen
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company in Warren, MI
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