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Greenbush Brewing Company
Active Beers: 62
Beer Ratings: 1,848
Beer Avg: 3.87
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]
5885 Sawyer Rd
phone: (269) 277-1091
(Place added by: emerge077 on 07-04-2011)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 22 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
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: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Great atmosphere and service I would highly recommend checking it out, next time I would definitely try the food, it smelled great, the beer was great, and being able have free samples prior to buying a growler is great, also the "flight" of 6 6oz beers is a fantastic idea
07-29-2013 20:32:46 |
More by Skandranen
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
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: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
It is in a small town in southwest Michigan and is right off the freeway. Storefront is cute and there seems to be plenty of parking. When we walked in we were a little overwhelmed because there were a lot of people. Since we had the kids with us we almost left when all of a sudden this guy came out of nowhere and seated us. He was super friendly and gave us some history about Greenbush. We ordered a flight of 6 beers. I believe they were about 3oz each. They were all fresh and we enjoyed most of them. We ordered chips with blue cheese dip, wings, gumbo and pork sliders. Everything was really good, they aren't chintzy with spice. Our server was awesome even though they were packed. We will definitely return!!
11-10-2013 01:58:17 |
More by Bonna
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Been to Greenbush a few times before to pick up growlers, but this was the first time I actually came here to try some of their beer on tap. Very small, they have maybe 4 or 5 tables and probably 12 spots at the bar, the rest is standing room only. The building is basically one big room, but there are glass partitions up between the tap room and the brewery part of it. I came here the day after Christmas around 1pm and it was packed. We had to stand the entire 40 minutes or so that I was there, which is fine by me.
Service suffered a little bit just because it was so busy, but the people that work there really want to be there. Very friendly, knowledgeable people. Would have loved to talk to them more about their beer. They had about 12 beers or so on tap, 6 in group A (their standard beers), 5 in group B (some higher gravity stuff) and an experimental beer. They now have bottles to go which is awesome and reasonably priced. Bummed they were out of delusion, but there was plenty of other stuff to bring home.
I tried three 6 oz samples of Mammoth, Retribution, and the experimental smoked porter. Super impressed with their beers, and I think as they are around longer, their beers will get even better. I'm really looking forward to seeing how this brewery grows. They have some limited food options like soup salad and a few appetizers from what I saw.
Keep up the good work Greenbush. I only wish I lived closer to you guys.
12-28-2011 05:00:16 |
More by ahq514
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
While making my summer trip out west (from mid Michigan) I made a stop at this brewery. I tried their beer at the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange and fell in love with it. So I felt it necessary to make a stop since it was along the way.
Very cool vibes coming from this place, it was pretty hard to find for starters. When we entered the place the true scale of it kicked in, the place is tiny to say the least. They had a wonderful selection of beer for being a brewing that doesn’t even bottle yet, and their beer is pretty top notch. I decided to go with the beer I had already tired and I wish I didn’t cause it wasn’t as good as I remember it but still great. I wanted to try another beer but my friend were kind of wanting to get back on the road so we left.
The service was ok especially for it being so packed. The guy who seemed to be running the bar at the time was a bit of a jerk. I look pretty young and I don’t think he took me for a beer drinker, so he was kinda sending me and my friends condescending vibes the whole time we where there. Asking of if we are used to drinking high quality beer and stuff like that (generally not taking us seriously). That is really my only beef with the place.
Great place, hard to find their beer since they don’t bottle, so I would recommend stopping by if your close.
11-10-2011 18:00:10 |
More by minterro
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5 | $$
A review from my visit to Greenbush Brewery on 7/19/13, a busy Saturday evening.
A: Very fun, laid back atmosphere, though the place was incredibly busy and crowded. My group of four asked to be seated and were told it would be about 30 minutes. Not many tables to sit and eat, a bar that seats 20-30. About 10 minutes later we were able to find 4 spots at the bar to sit and have a beer before being seated right at about 30 wait. It was pretty noisy, bar/restaurant is not large. Vintage look with hard wood, exposed brick, and old beer cans bottles sitting on random shelves throughout.
Q: From the food to the beer to the server, everything was top notch, clean and quick. No complaints here. Easy to find parking right across, though it appears we were the lucky ones as we saw many people needing to park a long way off and walk.
S: The server once we got seated was fantastic. The bartender was not very knowledgeable about the beers, at one point telling me one of the beers available for carry out was a coffee cream stout only to find on the bottle it says russian imperial stout. Not mad about that as I love an RIS, but the guys behind the bar should no the difference. One interesting thing is that they do not serve waters. The have a self-serve cooler w/ plastic cups if you do not order a drink.
F: The food was incredible. I ordered a smoked beef brisket and a salad. The salad dressing was a very full flavored ranch style w/ lots of interesting spices. The brisket was served with 2 sauces one was BBQ-esque, another was mustard-esque, but neither were either BBQ or Mustard, both really tasting and flavorful
V: Great place to stop and eat and have beer, food and drinks are very well priced, the only thing Ifelt was over priced was the beer flight. $12 for 6 pours, but you cannot get a pour from the class C beers. According to a small business owner across the street with that we chatted with after we had dinner, the place is packed all the time for dinner- Monday - Sunday. She said people are coming from all over for the beers. I would highly recommend coming to Greenbush for dinner and drinks, but be prepared for a wait, though its definitely worth it.
07-21-2013 17:12:50 |
More by atoulouk
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Visited in March 2013 on the way home from Founder's for the KBS release. I heard about this brewery through a beershare, the beer being Delusion. The first stout I've ever enjoyed was Creme Brulee a few years ago. Strong, heavy, vanilla. Delusion blew me away. I had to stop in and pick up a few bottles. The staff was very friendly and had time to talk here and there. The patrons enjoyed beer geeking with me. As soon as I found out Greenbush was distributing to Chicago, I had to get my grubby little hands on Anger and Brother Benjamin. The place is small and adequate. Not so busy, as it would seem this place is still not so known, and that really surprises me. Though I'm glad, they still had Delusion left. I really need to get another bottle.
08-17-2013 10:32:20 |
More by 4amepiphany
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
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
Greenbush Brewing Company in Sawyer, MI
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