Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Active Beers: 106
Beer Ratings: 7,174
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: 14 / Bottles: 8
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
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4.44/5 rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
(Visited 08/2011): Kuhnhenn is located on the north side of Warren on Chicago Rd. There is a private parking lot.
The interior is open with the U-shaped bar in the center. Wood high back tables in the rest of the space. Brick, red and yellow motif. There is a chalkboard on the wall listing the beers on tap. In addition there is a cooler stocked with bottles of wine, mead and beer.
Kuhnhenn had around 15 taps on my visit, and my understanding is they are constantly changing and rotating. Some of the options on my visit were White Devil, Penetration Porter, Loonie Kuhnie Pale, Conundrum and Play In The Hay. Many bottles of mead on the menu too, including Black Jelly Bean, Raspberry Braggot and Elderberry Melomel. I also happened to be sitting next to ownership and got to try the Tripel Bock which was not officially on yet. Kuhnhenn also has various sample options like "Pick A Winner" and the "Kuhnhenn Paddle". All of the beers, meads, braggots and melomels are top notch.
Service at Kuhnhenn on a weekday afternoon was good for the entirety of my visit. Thorough knowledge of the beer list and friendly.
I did not have any food on my visit, and it looks like they have a pretty limited menu.
Overall this is a great brewpub and is recommended highly.
01-02-2012 01:59:37 | More by Dogbrick
4.36/5 rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
This is one of the most facinating establishments I have been to. This former hardware store that served homebrew equipment, and still does. A long bar that they plan to double. Very easy going on snacks, and free fresh popcorn. People from everyone in Detroit, all walks of life. The parents of the brewmaster brothers, who have been experimenting for more than 20 years, were serving. After a spotaneous tour, the parents who sailed to a second place finish in my hometown regatta, popped open a raspberry eisbock for the heck of it. It was very low carbonated, and I enjoyed it better than the more normal bottle I had in 2005. It was shared among all the middle-aged drinkers in my corner of the bar.
Oh, and the beer alone was worth a 4-hour drive. They brew a world-beating root beer for a taste change up, with honey. They allow a few people to brew small batches in a deal that splits the results 50/50 and then they can bottle it with the Kuhnhenn name on it. I got the only bottle available on this.
A must trip.
06-28-2006 03:59:40 | More by Sammy
4.06/5 rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
This place is in an odd location, between an "AutoHaus" (service garage) and a homebrew store. I'd heard of the Raspberry Eisbock before, so I wanted to see what the place was like.
I only tried the Rauch Bock, but it was awesome. There were maybe 8-9 beers available when I stopped in. The Raspberry Eisbock was available in little bottles for $10 each. Ouch.
The atmosphere was really comfortable, and there was no one else there so there was no smoke or anything. I'll definitely stop by again with some friends when in Detroit in the future.
12-04-2005 00:14:53 | More by TurdFurgison
3.95/5 rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This was stop #282 on my quest to visit every quality brewpub/brewery in North America...and beyond.
What I liked...
Gritty, casual feel. The other end of the spectrum from a corporate, cookie-cutter brewpub.
Having the brewing operation exposed on the far wall. While a bit messy, it's a neat feeling to have the tanks 20 feet from your table with nothing in between.
The selection of high gravity beers. I should have asked for a sampler because I ordered 5 beers and could only drink half of each in order to be able to drive back to my nearby hotel. I had a double rice IPA 10.5%, Old Ale, Oud Bruine 10.5%, and Impreial Creme Brulee Java Stout 8%.
Winemaker (Wednesday) night where I wound up sampling mead on the way out and buying two small bottles for $10 each.
The only downside to the place was the service. It wasn't that crowded and they had two female and one male bartender. The male bartender is in the wrong line of work - he was more interested in chatting with his friends than serving beer. The girls were a bit better but it felt like only he was allowed to pour (my) beers.
Other than that, a great local place with a solid selection of fantastic beers.
03-21-2010 20:44:55 | More by Yetiman420
4.3/5 rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
The next to last stop on our three day sojourn to DLD, and what a good one.
Other than being unreasonably bright, the vibe was good on our Saturday evening visit. Plenty of table space surrounding a 3 sided bar. Newly expanded, the place was clean and spacious, and a little quiet except for the one man band playing in the corner.
There were about 8 beers on tap, along with a bunch of wines and some meads, all produced by Kuhnhenn. It was very exciting to see the Raspberry Eisbock on tap (not cheap, but worth sharing a glass) along with the Creme Brulee (only had a sip).
Service was pleasant and always there when we needed it. Can't wait to stop back.
05-03-2009 22:36:34 | More by sholland119
3.86/5 rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
The penultimate stop on our (ksak and akorsak) Michigan tour.
Atmosphere: The bar and taproom (and brewery) is a wide open floor plan with bar tables surrounding a long U-shaped bar. The brewery is off the left. An unusual amalgum of brewpub and brewery (and winery and meadery).
Quality: Service was a little slow but the beers were excellent. Ksak reports that the women's bathroom was very nice.
Service: A bit slow. We were forgotten about for around 10 minutes. After being greeted though, I was very happy with the results.
Selection: Approximately 10 beers on tap, including the world famous raspberry eisbock. Ksak had a sample that I mooched and it was glorious. I went with Simcoe Silly and its weizen yeast strain, a very good choice that I took to go. I also snagged a bottle of Solar Eclipse 2008.
Food: They serve a very limited menu, so we skipped on food here.
07-21-2009 02:11:39 | More by akorsak
4.94/5 rDev +17.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This was one of my biggest "beer destinations" in the metro detroit area, and my visit was great. The atmosphere here is cool, and man this place is small. Very small. Cozy pub-feel with a nice wooden bar and a few tables and chairs. There is a popcorn machine in the corner going, and there seemed to be a smal party or gathering going on in my visit (sandwiches laid out, etc...). The quality of the beer here is unreal. We got to try the first batch of rasp eisbock with the Kuhnhenn Brothers Father, and it was amazing. I also had a big ass glass of Tangerine Wit. And a too-big glass of the highabv old ale fourth dementia. These boys can brew and it seems that they are only getting better at their craft if this years raspberry eisbock is any judge! Service is fast, nice, and great. Laid back, and perfect for a guy like me. Selection was great with 13 beers on draught (I think) and several bottles available to drink at the bar or take away (no more rasp eisbock though!). Truly one of the best breweries/brewpubs around right now, and it is freaking amazing, that there are two world class brewpubs, 3 other good brewpubs,and probably a bunch more that I don't know about within 20 minutes of downtown motown. Who knew? Well, now I do, and I'll be back...
05-22-2005 23:22:17 | More by francisweizen
3.66/5 rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$$
I stopped here due to the great reviews. Considering their extensive beer list, I thought I was in for a real treat. It was October and I was on a fall foliage tour, but I wanted to try some of their big beers. Unfortunately there really wasn't anything big that day for beers, and although good I really didn't find them great. The place really didn't have a feel of a pub and carry out was severely limited. At other times I have tried some of the brewery's releases and found them to be innovative and inspired. Nothing inspired me this day, although the service was good and the cliente very friendly. I might try to get back here soon for a second opinion, but due to distance won't happen any time soon.
01-13-2011 06:50:57 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
4.33/5 rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in after Dragonmead on our way westward to Madison for Great Taste.
Renovations were taking place. Improvements are being made - new flooring, paint and a beautiful ceiling, and obviously larger restroom facilities are being installed. Multiple high bar tables. A local played at the piano with his buddy drumming up business for him. Basically, if we could hum a few bars, he could play it - just about anything (except Blackbird by the Beatles.) And he wouldn't accept tips or let us buy him a beer. Apparently he just loves the music.
Beers on that we had included, Tenacious Cassis at 16.5% with black and red currant, American IPA (a boring name, but an awesome beer - fabulous aroma and full balanced sweet hops flavoring; 6.5%), Strawberry Panty Dropper (5%), Loonie Kuhnie Pale Ale (consumed in honor of Dain's wife, Jill; 5.8%), and Simcoe Silly (a golden ale with sweet hops flavor; 8.5%).
We stayed way too long, eating popcorn, cheese (with a nice selection) and crackers, talking to the owners and singing with "piano man", but eventually got on the road around 7:30 PM.
11-20-2008 10:05:21 | More by Deuane
3.88/5 rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Oh, Kuhnhenn. First off. If you can't find something to drink at Kuhnhenn, you've clearly got some personal issues. I mean, really. They've got a little bit of everything here. And I mean that in a beer, wine, and mead kinda way. As far as a brewpub or bar goes though, it may seem a bit lacking to some. I find myself wanting a bit more beyond an excessive amount of drink choices to choose from. (Translated: the decor seems rather drab and basic and lacking any degree of personality.) But hey, that's just me.
08-25-2012 17:39:09 | More by RblWthACoz
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Kuhnhenn Brewing Company in Warren, MI
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