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Address: 5885 Sawyer Road, Sawyer, MI 49125
Phone Number: +1 269-405-1076
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Description: HOURS Sunday - Thursday: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 11:30...
HOURS Sunday - Thursday: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Good ideas often start over beer. Always looking to take a good thing too far, we sat down over a beer (or two) and decided that beer itself was a good idea. Of course, not just some easy-drinking, institutional prole beer, but stuff like the beers we'd had at great bars. In short, we wanted beer with flavor. Complexity. Character. Intensity. Not words found in the mass-market lexicon. So with a banjo burner, a bunch of industrial-sized kitchen pots and as many buckets as we could find, we jumped in feet first. Once a week, every week. This led to brewing twice a week and handing out bottle after bottle to everyone we knew. Now, several years later and with a 15 bbl version of our banjo burner and kitchen pots for a brewhouse, we're befuddling the beer judges and converting the masses. One pint at a time. Located in the small lakeside town of Sawyer, MI, Greenbush crafts beers with names like Anger, Closure, Mammoth and Doomslayer-and with nothing under 6% ABV, the monikers are indicative of the styles. The brewery serves beer and a full menu out of its Sawyer taproom seven days a week and currently distributes to bars, restaurants and retailers throughout the state of Michigan, in metro Chicago and Northern Indiana.
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Great local brews; Take the drive from Chicago!

Vastly expanded since it opened last year. Lots of seating and an outdoor patio, and you can see the whole operation behind the glass partitions.. The beer is hoppy with some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2012
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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Vastly expanded since it opened last year. Lots of seating and an outdoor patio, and you can see the whole operation behind the glass partitions.. The beer is hoppy with some lighter options, the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, and will help pair you up with a beer that you will enjoy. They offer beer flights for the more... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

service & customers were friendly. Great place to sample beer or stop for a bite & drinks.

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downers grove
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

great brewery! def stop in and ask for the rage!!!!!

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Stevensville, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Good micro brews that are reasonably priced. Very friendly, welcoming folks

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Buchanan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

For a new brewery, they are doing an outstanding job. My husband has a lifetime membership there- his own mug, discounts. They are expanding soon to keep up with business coming in their doors. Beers are of top quality. They offer a limited menu of sandwiches and appetizers at this time.

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

Nice local microbrew, lots of options to try. Food was hearty and good (although a little too salty for me). Would definitely stop in when visiting this area of Lake Michigan.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

What a fun, great day at Greenbush for my birthday with family. We enjoyed the new brewing company and the concept is fun, energetic and great. Cannot wait to return

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Just off the highway on my way from Chicago to the Saugatuck area, this place is perfectly located for a quick (ok, maybe longer) stop. The group A beers are the standards and very good-if you like Black Pale Ales, then Anger is your beer. Dunegras is a fabulous IPA. Group B and specialty beers are often bolder recipes. The... More 

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Tasted at South bend beer tasting. Pain is amazing brew.

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Northern Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

My husband and I stumbled across Greenbush while wine-tasting one weekend. The wineries in SW Michigan close their tasting rooms around 5-6 pm and we were looking for a place to eat when one of the guys at a winery told us to check out Greenbush in Sawyer. The exterior of the building looks like an old warehouse or storefront... More 

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