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Greenbush Brewing Company

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Address: 5885 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer, MI 49125-9380
Phone Number: +1 269-405-1076
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm


Sunday - Thursday: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 11:30...


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 summer hang out

Excellent array of local brews. Food choice is limited, but it's a brewery, not haute cuisine. Great place to hang out and sample well-crafted beer. Opt for the annex across the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent array of local brews. Food choice is limited, but it's a brewery, not haute cuisine. Great place to hang out and sample well-crafted beer. Opt for the annex across the road.

Thank jlegs199
Sugar Grove, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good BBQ and decent beer. Nice, friendly atmosphere but noisy. Coffee house across the street and around the corner is nice but only open until 6.

Thank djn8851
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great beer....great food. Service is always friendly. Did I mention great beer? Yes, you'll wait for a table, but go across the street and starting enjoying some beer!

Thank hoosierref
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We stopped for lunch before checking in at our hotel. The beer selection is great, very well informed bartenders. We enjoyed our lunch, everything was fresh and tasty. We stopped at the "outpost" across the street the next day for a pint and some homemade jerky. I would stop here again when in the area.

Thank Starbuck48
Sawyer, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I visit Greenbush roughly once a week, either for lunch or dinner. Of course, always have a beer to accompany. The service is fast and friendly, and food is always good. The selection of beers varies from time to time, but there are always some of the old standbys that never change. Nice to have variety! Prices are very reasonable,... More 

Thank Richard R
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Now that Greenbush has taken over Sawyer's entire main street (is a renaming of the town in the offing?), some rules of thumb for enjoying yourself there: -sit at the bar, even if it's hot out -order the chicken wings or the barbecue -the beers which make you think of sinning ("retribution" "anger" "closure") are generally not as good as... More 

Thank Timeisanabstract
East Peoria, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

It seemed no one knew what to do as far as directing people. I'm not sure if this color is new for Sunday's. We went to the annex and ordered beer at the counter. Even after asking what I believe was a hostess out was still confusing. The beer was good. We sat down and about 15 minutes later tried... More 

Thank TJS1984
Antioch, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I spent two days on a quick beer tour road trip into Michigan. We toured several breweries and it was interesting to see the growth stages each brewery is going through. Greenbush is a younger brewery, doing great things. Big thanks to Justin who gave us the run down and brewery tour. They have good beer, and an unusual interest... More 

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Holland, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We sat on the patio across the street at the Annex and it was beautiful weather but the waitress was kind of rude and not attentive. It was kind of a confusing set up, but we sat ourselves and half of us went to the counter and got our drinks half waited. However, if the weather is right, I would... More 

Thank Rose V
Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

It was a beautiful day in MI yesterday. We wanted to sit outside and enjoy a cold beer on an outside venue somewhere in the area. Greenbush has opened a very nice outdoor seating area across the street from their main location. Great place. Not crowded. Lots of seating and yard games in the area next to that. We sat... More 

Thank margaretmarie

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