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Right Brain Brewery

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Address: 225 East 16th St, Suite E, Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone Number: +1 231-944-1239
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Description: Right Brain Brewery, aka RBB or "The Brain," is a microbrewery located in...
Right Brain Brewery, aka RBB or "The Brain," is a microbrewery located in the up and coming SoFo District of Traverse City Michigan. Award-winning culinary inspired beers brewed with a brain, and without extracts. Beer No Evil!
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Very good beer and good space

Enjoyed an evening of beers at Right Brain. I tried four different beers and they were all good. Offering half pints allowed for lots of sampling. Their space is also really good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Enjoyed an evening of beers at Right Brain. I tried four different beers and they were all good. Offering half pints allowed for lots of sampling. Their space is also really good. I liked the old video games and outdoor seating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I'm a sucker for bourbon barrel ales. And this was the first time I saw it at a craft brew pub. I was nervous. I love these things. Would their bourbon barrel ale live up to my standards? Or would it make me sad, very very sad? But alas! They did not disappoint. To my great relief it was drinkable... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Was in TC for a wedding, but found time to stop by Right Brain and Traverse City Whiskey(review to follow). Though it's pretty nondescript on the outside, it's a large vibrant space on the inside. We were welcomed by every employee that we met, and they were willing to answer any questions. Some of the beer selections are pretty daring,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Stopped here on our brewery quest around TC. It is in an old warehouse type building and is filled with all sorts of different artwork. This is the place to bring a big group of friends and sit around all night drinking beers and playing board games, or bags or darts or deer hunter. There's even a stack of legos... More 

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Liberty Twp, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Came up from Cincinnati to Travers City and wanted very much to sample the beers at RIGHT BRAIN BREWERY. I think they were offering up about 22 or 23 beers the day we were there. The brewmaster is either some type of genius or a complete wacko. Amongst the IPA's offered 1225 was my favorite, Concrete Dinosaur was very good... More 

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Right Brain Brewery. Their list of beer choices was a great mix for our tastes. My husband is an IPA person and I prefer seasonal brews and thanks to the flight options we were both able to find beers we enjoyed. Service was a bit slow for the small crowd but it was midday... More 

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Aledo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Right Brain is unabashedly creative. Fun, unique beers include strawberry pie infused, asparagus beer, coffee/hefe. The beer itself is decent, but not spectacular. Food is offered, but relatively expensive. All in all, it's not a beer Mecca, but is a fun place to spend an afternoon away from the usual Traverse activities.

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Huntington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Right Brain is in what appears to be an old warehouse giving it that large open "industrial" atmosphere. Their beers are awesome of course and they offer small pours (8 oz) which is great if you want to try several of their beers. The service was great and the staff very friendly. If you are in Traverse City you should... More 

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Bath, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This place was really cool with a great atmosphere. It was pretty big inside, big enough to play cornhole. Bartender was a cool guy, and very knowledgeable about beer. And, that is a good thing.

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Charleston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Stopped in on way out of TC and was very happy that I did. Great staff (who are owners/brewers) and have a $15 taster option, where you actually get to choose which 6 beers to taste. Can even order some of more limited ones, for extra buck or two. Each taster is actually 6oz so pretty good there too.. Some... More 

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