Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

5919 Chicago Road, Warren, MI, 48092, United States
(586) 979-8361
Latitude: 42.52769, Longitude: -83.04727

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  • Monday: 11:00 AM 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM 2:00 AM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM 2:00 AM
  • Sunday: 12:00 10:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.63 | Atmosphere: 4.13 | Service: 3.38 | Food: 3.00
80.8
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 6 reviews.
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4.6
out of 5
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vgatto (442)
Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 09:08:35 PM
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Kuhnhenn Brewing is located in a stand alone brick and cinderblock building with a short steep roof. They have dedicated parking around the building. The side of the building is painted white and trim with dark wood reminiscent of a German beer hall. Inside in the center is their square 3-sided 24-chair wooden bar surrounded by plenty of dining tables. In the center of the bar is a dual sided stainless steel beer tower with 32 taps, and many beerfest medals hanging overhead. They have an incredible 20 house beers on tap, which are available by glass, growler, or 5-beer sampler flight. They also offer house meads and wine. The bartender will hand you a beer menu, but be sure to check the chalkboards for a more accurate listing of their constantly rotating brews. Their beer is robust and bold, and some are very high abv; the craft beer hunter is sure to be impressed. In the far corner of the building is their brewhouse with stainless steel brewing vessels. In a room on the opposite end of the building I saw several large stainless steel vessels and plenty of kegs. Through windows in back of the building you can see their midsize vertical and horizontal stainless steel fermenters. The service is adequate and quick with the pours, and seems to have improved relative to the previous reviews I read. They do not have a full kitchen, but do sell snacks such pretzels, cheese and crackers, small personal pizzas, and they have a complimentary popcorn machine in the corner. The place has a casual, social atmosphere and the soft background music is drowned out by conversations. There are also a couple overhead televisions for sports. The wooden floor, brick walls, square tables, and grid of overhead lighting lacks an organic feel, but the place is comfortable and the beer is sure to please!
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.25 | Food: 3.25
90.0
Overall
Sunday 16th of September 2012 11:03:19 AM
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Favorites beers: DRIPA, Creme Brule Java Stout, Loonie Kuhnie, Tangerine Wit

A bit all over the map in terms of styles of beer. But everything is made with quality ingredients. They pride themselves on special occasion beers, especially for St. Patrick's Day Old hardware store that eventually converted into a brewpub. Food isn't really the thing here, but they let you bring in outside food.

Prices are fairly average, usually in the $4 to $6 per pint or tulip range. Service is a bit spartan, until you get to know the servers. I go frequently, so I tend to get better service than the norm.

Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4 | Food: N/A
90.0
Overall

Big B (2)
Tuesday 13th of March 2012 02:38:48 PM
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I've been to Kuhnhenn's several times over the past couple years. The beer is generally very good and they have free self-serve popcorn. The beer selection is larger than average with at least 10 beers on tap. Plus they have mead and wine available. Unfortunately the biggest drawback of this place is that service is usually horrendous. The bartenders and waitstaff are often too occupied watching television or chatting with their friends to assist you. Often they will walk right past you and ignore you. This likely stems from the attitude of the owners. I won't name names, but one of the owners is pretty rude and generally could care less about the customers. Food selection is mostly non-existent, but they do allow you to bring in carry outs from local restraunts... so that is a plus. If you are tolerant of crappy service, then you should be ok here... like I said, the beer is mostly very good.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 1 | Food: 1.0
66.7
Overall
Thursday 12th of November 2009 12:04:06 PM
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I've been going to Kuhnhenn for quite a few years now. The atmosphere can vary. I've had nice relaxing visits for a pint with a few friends to seeing someone being served too much before exposing himself and trying to start fights. I started avoiding weekends for awhile because it got to crowded but the expansion may have helped that.

Service is hit or miss, I've had waitresses that were absolutely awesome one visit and completely rude three later(telling a friend to go to starbucks for a cup of coffee.)

Selection is usually great with about 8-12 or so taps. Growler prices are about $10-28. Fourth Dementia fills have doubled in price within the past few years.

There isn't a wide selection of food but the mini pizzas are good and there is free popcorn.

The owners Bret and Eric can be jerks.

To sum it up; the beer is great, the service isn't.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 3.75 | Service: 2.5 | Food: N/A
71.7
Overall
Saturday 15th of August 2009 05:12:23 PM
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I dropped in since I was in town visiting a friend and had heard about this place. It was pretty empty on a Monday evening, but I still had to try to flag the bartender down (he never made eye contact or looked at me until a regular actually flagged him down FOR me!). That pretty much colored my impression of the place overall, but luckily the beers saved them somewhat.

I asked if they did tasting flights, and they said no...then I looked at the menu and saw they had 'sample' prices from $1.50-$2 each. I asked if I could get samples of the ones marked (not all listed a sample option), and then a waitress (who worked the bar area occasionally as there were almost no patrons at tables) seemed to have to translate this to the bartender.

I finally did get my tasters (one for EVERY beer they had on tap, which was about 10 at the time), and all for only $15 in the end, so no idea what that was all about. The bartender wrote the names on slips of paper under each sample, which was nice, but he didn't write down anything for some folks who came in after me and asked for the same thing.

The beers were almost all great, my personal favorites being the Confusion Double IPA, the Creme Brulee Java Stout (and I usually hate stouts), and their famous Raspberry Eisbock (delicious, but I wouldn't be able to drink too much of this as its so sweet).

I didn't have time to try the meads, but they seemed to have quite a selection of them on the board. They also had a beer tasting class going on in the back, which was cool to see. The place really didn't have much atmosphere, it's basically a converted hardware store, so nothing all that exciting.

As others have mentioned, there really isn't much food (other than take out you can order from other places apparently), and I didn't eat anything. But they do have various crackers and cheeses you can buy to go with your beer (or to help cleanse the palate between tastings).

Bottom line: the beer is great, the patrons were friendly, but can't speak for much else.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 2.5 | Food: N/A
73.3
Overall

bobcat78 (210)
Wednesday 8th of October 2008 10:26:22 PM
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Interesting brewpub- it is a brewery and winery plus they make their own mead. When I was there, they had about 15 beers on tap, probably about 20 wines available and a couple of meads. Decent descriptive menu is available to guide your choices. Overall, they had a nice range of beer selection.

The place also has areas for homebrewing (they have a rather large back room and there is an area off to the side to do this). They are in the process of making a U bar, so the bar only fits maybe 12 right now. The bar will be much roomier when the bar is completed.

They had a limited menu which was actually order in from outside places. They have fresh popcorn available from a movie theatre style popper.

Overall the service was ok, definitely nothing special considering it was not that busy when I was there. They did allow you to try some of the beers before buying (you can also buy sample size glasses for $2 each).

I had an oktoberfest which pretty smooth and rather malty. Nice finish.

I had a scottish ale that was extremely strong. Possibly barrel aged but the book did not describe it that way (10.5% ABV).

Finally they had a milk stout. Crazy strong beer. Apparently it was the last of the keg and aged a little extra, this one packed a punch. Extremely coffee flavored though, not a huge fan of that.

You can also buy homebrew equipment at this place.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 3.75 | Food: N/A
85.0
Overall

hugbee (75)
Monday 7th of January 2008 12:11:24 AM
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Nineish taps. Pending on the day.

The last time I was here there were lots of bottles... not so much anymore, I'd call for availability on bottles on hand. There's lots of bottled wine in the cooler... there's a large double door cooler that houses the bottle selection in the back to the right off the bar.

Atomsphere is like a veterans of foriegn wars building with a brew on premise, small system brewing equipment, a big ass basement full of peoples brew on premise beer and wine.

I like the bar a lot... maybe 20 people can sit there and then they have room for another 30ish at the island seating w/stools. Since they've opened the other section to the right as you enter, they've more than doubled capacity... I assume that's due to the parties they've had there.

Service is a-typical if they're busy, it's okay, if they're not... it's fine. Got in a conversation about the hopshortage with a few of the patrons and the bartender jumped in and it was good... my service improved there, and I tipped more accordingly. But any experienced beermapper knows that tipping and personalizing the waitstaff is part of a good or bad experience.
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 3.75 | Service: 3.25 | Food: N/A
75.0
Overall

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