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235 Grandville Avenue SW
Grand Rapids MI 49503-4037
Telephone: +1 616-776-1195
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:00am-2:00am, Sunday noon-midnight.
Brewer: Jeremy Kosmicki, D.W. Deschaine, Adam Schmitt, Matt Blodgett
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Opened: 1997

Annual Production: 140,000 bbl

Contributors: Dave Engbers, Thomas Dinwiddie, Diane Crawford

Formerly located at 648 Monroe Avenue NW.

Updated: February 23, 2017

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Beer List

  • 4.70% abv.
    • Date: December 3, 2013 (#9307)
      Package: draught
      Place: Crescent Moon Ale House, Omaha NE
      Score: 17 points
      Appearance (3)
      Golden. Dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Spicy hops, citrusy.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium body, smooth. Big tropical-fruity hop flavor, mango. Medium bitterness on top of clean pale malt. Clean fruity finish.
      Overall Impression (2)

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    10.20% abv.
    • Date: October 1, 2009 (#7915)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Place unknown
      Score: 20 points
      Appearance (3)
      Brown. Opaque. Big dense head.
      Aroma (4)
      Big wood-whiskey-vanilla.
      Mouthfeel (10)
      Medium body, silky smooth. Nicely malty and nicely woody. Big whiskey flavor without a whiskey bite.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Really well-balanced very tasty beer. Thanks to Mike Feekart for the bottle!

  • Garden (Fruit) Beer
    9.20% abv.

  • Barley Wine-Style Ale
    15.00% abv.

  • Barley Wine-Style Ale
    15.00% abv.

  • Barley Wine-Style Ale
    14.00% abv.

  • Coffee Flavored Beer
    8.30% abv.
    Awards:
    • Date: December 3, 2013 (#9309)
      Package: draught
      Place: Crescent Moon Ale House, Omaha NE
      Score: 16½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Black. Low head.
      Aroma (3½)
      Roasty, malty.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium-big body, smooth. Chocolatey, malty, roasty. Grassy hop flavor and bitterness. Lots of chocolate in the finish, with some astringency.
      Overall Impression (2)

  • Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    10.60% abv.

  • American-Style India Pale Ale
    7.20% abv.
    Awards:
    • Date: August 9, 2003 (#5058)
      Package: draught
      Place: Great Taste of the Midwest, Madison WI
      Score: 19 points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Amber opaque. Thick head. HUGE Centennial hop aroma. Medium body. MASSIVE spicy Centennial hop flavor. Big caramel malt base, but PHENOMENALLY hopped with Centennials.

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    Old Ale
    9.80% abv.
    Awards:

  • Curmudgeon's Better Half 2012
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    11.90% abv.

  • Dark Penance
    American-Style Black Ale
    8.90% abv.

  • Devil Dancer Triple IPA
    Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    12.00% abv.

  • Dirty Bastard
    Modern Strong Scotch Ale
    8.50% abv.
    Awards:

  • Dissenter Imperial Pale Lager
    Other Strong Beer
    8.70% abv.

  • Doom 2013
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    10.00% abv.

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    Double Trouble
    Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    9.40% abv.

  • Dry Hopped Pale Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale
    5.40% abv.
    Awards:

  • Endurance IPA Jr.
    American-Style Pale Ale
    Awards:

  • Frangelic Mountain Brown 2012
    Coffee Flavored Beer
    9.00% abv.

  • Harvest Ale
    American-Style India Pale Ale
    7.60% abv.

  • Imperial Stout
    Imperial Stout
    10.50% abv.
    Awards:

  • Kentucky Breakfast Stout / KBS
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    11.20% abv.

  • Lizard of Koz
    Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout
    10.50% abv.

  • Oatmeal Stout
    Oatmeal Stout
    4.50% abv.

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    Porter
    Robust Porter
    6.50% abv.
    Awards:

  • Rübaeus
    Garden (Fruit Wheat) Beer
    5.70% abv.

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    Red's Rye PA
    American-Style Rye Beer
    6.60% abv.
    Awards:

  • reDANKulous
    Imperial or Double Red Ale
    Awards:

  • Smoked Porter
    Smoke-Flavored Beer
    8.00% abv.