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Greenbush Brewing Company
Active Beers: 47
Beer Ratings: 1,026
Beer Avg: 3.86
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]
5885 Sawyer Rd
phone: (269) 277-1091
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Reviews by jale:
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
After coming here many times, it is time to review. Tiny brewery in a tiny town. Enough seats for about 35 people. You can see all the workings of the brewery from the seating area. No food available here. Several style selections on the board, which was nice. Website and the bottle labels are very slick and well polished. Someone knows Marketing behind the scenes here. Most beers here are above average. Just minutes off I-94 so it's a no-brainer when traveling along the corridor. My only complaint would be....lighten up on the hops for beer styles that don't benefit from a heavy hop hand.
01-25-2012 21:18:27 |
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More User Reviews:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
Beer selection is very good. Always more variety than in local stores, which is what I'd expect. Smaller 4-6 oz samplers available. Overall beer quality is excellent, but food options are limited. What they have is very good tasting, but nothing close to New Holland Brewery taste and selection. Prices are reasonable but atmosphere needs upgrading.
04-29-2013 03:28:53 |
More by HoneyLamb
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
stopped in for lunch & a couple of flights while on the way to grand rapids. busy thursday lunch-time crowd for what appeared to be a sleepy town; felt bad for our server who may have been covering the entire floor by herself. great to see a very diverse group of patrons: young families to senior citizens. food was OK. music was a bit too loud 1) given the time of day and 2) for the inferior sound system. sampled 400 divine rabbits, red bud, distorter, dunegras, mister hyde, broken promises and ursus. impressed w. IPAs (broken promises & dunegras) which are very well done. the other styles, however, are lackluster.
04-02-2013 02:17:58 |
More by craft_shannie
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped in at Greenbush for a quick beer on my way from Kalamazoo to FoBAB in late 2012. It's a very conveniently 3/4 of a mile off US-94. There is a hotel located under a half mile away, which makes it nice for folks who want to spend an evening there.
The bar is located on a slow downtown street, next to another bar/restaurant. Greenbush was much busier than it's neighbor. The bar is a wide, thin shape with about 15 bar stools, and tables against the wall, providing seating for another 30 to 45 people.
I've heard people rave about their food, but unfortunately I was not in the mood to eat at the moment, so I passed. I had a glass of their Mr. Hyde on tap and it was absolutely fantastic. The vibe of the bar was very lively, and it appeared there was a mix of beer enthusiasts and locals that dig the place. It was bright from all the windows, and very inviting. They were well staffed, and service was fine. I will make it a point to visit anytime I am travelling the 94 between Chicago and the Zoo.
01-30-2013 17:24:47 |
More by MarcatGSB
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
We stopped here on the second stop of our Michigan Beercation and I could not have been more impressed. The bartenders were extremely knowledgable and we even got to chat with one of the brewers even though the place was packed.
The BBQ is out of this work and the beer is really good.
Best of all the place is located just minutes off of the interstate. Such a great place to stop, have lunch and have a couple of beers before continuing on your way. Whenever I am passing by again, I will make sure to stop in to Greenbush.
01-04-2013 14:48:03 |
More by Gotti311
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Cool place. Kind of small and tends to get busy. Stopped by twice in a weekend when in Sawyer. First was on Friday, late afternoon. Hand full of people when we arrived and the placed was getting pretty full by the time we left. Stopped by again Saturday afternoon to refill a couple growlers and the place was packed. The service is great, though. They try to get to customers right away but are still very friendly, informative, and willing to take time with each customer. The atmosphere is very relaxed. Seemed like they have a lot of regulars. Didn't get a chance to try the food but the beers were solid. They had quite a variety. All were decent but many were not quite as full flavored or bodied for my tastes. Having said that, they did have some exceptional beers which was the reason for the return trip the next day. Seems like weekends are very busy, especially since I don't think much else is happening in Sawyer, MI, so if you catch it on a off day, you won't have any problem grabbing a seat.
11-13-2012 23:14:56 |
More by phishon6
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
stopped in on the way to chicago for the weekend. the place is much smaller than i expected, total capacity i think is 68 people. took some sniper skills but we managed to grab a table after checking out the merch for about 15 minutes. by the time we left saturday afternoon/evening, they were well over capacity.
has a typical brewpub atmosphere, open ceilings, lots of wood, raw brick etc, and was extremely loud for being so small. the food, however, was excellent. i had the turkey club and my girlfriend had the turkey reuben which we both enjoyed. the beer, of course, is great too. i had the anger, gf had the memento mori. i saw an awful lot of people drinking flights which makes me think that they either don't have a regular customer base yet or they get a lot of tourist traffic. servers were short but sweet with us which is understandable considering the full house. prices are great considering the high quality offerings on the menus.
overall a very nice place in western michigan that will get my business anytime i'm on that side of the state.
11-07-2012 00:00:30 |
More by divineaudio
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
So happy to have discovered this place, even if the real beer geeks have known about it for a while. Nano-brewery, one-barrel operation. Their standby brews are great, and there seems to almost always be some experimental brews around to taste, too. Big, 6oz pours for sampler flights.
The place is a converted laundromat, from what I gather, but it looks nice inside. Its a small place, not a ton of seating, and gets really crowded on weekend evenings. I think they plan to expand a bit, so that will be great.
I have only eaten there a couple of times, and the food is simple and quality. People rave about their BBQ, though I didn't try it.
I would definitely recommend you stop by if you are in the area!
11-04-2012 22:16:01 |
More by WallaceTheGreat
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Visited on a Sunday afternoon with my wife.
Arrived just after the bar opened and the place had a nice sized crowd already. We sat at the bar and our drinks order was taken quickly. The bartender was very helpful in explaining the beer choices and tasting options. We tried about 10 samples of the various on tap beer selections and settled in to a few full sized options to have with our food. All the beers sampled were good, with the Dunegras and Demeter exceptional, IMO.
Menu choices are somewhat limited, mainly snacks and sandwiches. We both had the brisket sandwich, which I understand are only available on the weekends. The brisket was moist and tasty.
Overall the crowd continued to build and the staff worked exceptionally hard to keep everyone happy. I would return and recommend Greenbush as a good option if you are looking for a short day trip from the Chicago area.
09-16-2012 20:10:16 |
More by BeerOps
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Right over the IN-MI border, in little lakeshore toursity town that kind of reminds me of Galena, only if Galena had stuff in it that was worth visiting.
The inside is really cute, tin and woody with a good number of vintage beer things, including a badass NattyBo sign. The vibe overall is touristy and caucasian, with a good mix between hip youngsters and sun-burned older people just coming off the lake. Not exactly my scene, but there's nothing wrong with it.
The aesthetic is okay but a little Dave Matthews-y: it appeals to frat boys who only recently turned over to superficial hippiedom. NPR-type music blasts on the stereo. Some bartenders have whiteman dreads.
The food was okay but not great. The beer was... inventive? Nothing was normal, there were tons of offerings, an excellent pricing scheme, and a couple of the beers I tried were outta sight good.
You'll be hearing about these guys before too long, so you better stop by now, before they get packed.
06-11-2012 14:28:25 |
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Greenbush Brewing Company in Sawyer, MI