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“Not a lot of selection” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Greenbush Brewing Company

Greenbush Brewing Company
5885 Sawyer Road, Sawyer, MI 49125
+1 269-405-1076
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Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Sawyer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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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“Not a lot of selection”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

There were only a couple of beers to choose from and they were only ok. They had a lot of heavy tasting beers so nothing for the lighter beer drinker.

Visited July 2012
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Buchanan, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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“Best Brewery In The Area!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Delicious food and great beer, you can't go wrong!!!

Visited July 2012
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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“What a great little brewery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

We stopped in Sawyer, MI, to have pie at the Lark and Pear, only to learn that it has closed. So we spotted a brew pub and, since it was 90+ degrees, decided to stop for a brew. What a treat! We enjoyed a great heffeweisse beer and a couple of sandwiches. Both the pulled pork and the beef brisket were excellent. Good value with both sandwiches and two beers coming in at under $30 including a generous tip.

Visited June 2012
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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great local brews; Take the drive from Chicago!”
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 adventurous taster. It has an interesting laid back vibe with a good mix of customers and music.. The brewery had a good crowd all weekend.

They had last call before 11pm on a Friday, which seems to be closing time in Sawyer, so if you plan on making a night of it you best get there early.

Visited June 2012
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New York City, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“great for sampling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

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

Visited April 2012
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