New Holland Brewing Company

66 E 8th St, Holland, MI, 49423, United States
(616) 355-6422
Latitude: 42.79031, Longitude: -86.10723

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  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.20 | Atmosphere: 4.20 | Service: 4.30 | Food: 4.00
84.7
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 5 reviews.
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5
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miori1230 (215)
Monday 9th of March 2015 07:12:42 PM
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I stopped in late on a Friday night and, unfortunately, it was incredibly crowded. After waiting about 45 minutes for a table, we were seated and ordered dinner in the bar area. There was also a restaurant side, with just tables that didn't have a bar (although I'm kind of just assuming and didn't actually peek my head in).

The beer was pretty good, although given the crowds I didn't get to try as much as I would have liked. The Dunkel Seite I had was very solid, though.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4.5 | Food: N/A
86.7
Overall

miori1230 (215)
Friday 17th of August 2012 08:36:34 AM
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This is a great family style restaurant, full menu of food, beer, liquor and pop. They have some great appetizers and do an awesome pizza.

The place is always busy and the staff is always friendly. Plan on waiting a short bit for a table during meal times, unfortunately they are busy every night of the week, but you can usually get a table in 15 minutes. If the hostess tells you a longer wait, I would still wait as they usually seat much faster than they tell you.

The beers are excellent and consistent, I especially love the revolving specialty beers. They do sample trays of six, sell and refill growlers.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 5 | Food: 5.0
100.0
Overall

RocketGeek (11)
Thursday 9th of July 2009 10:26:43 AM
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My wife and visited NHB (again) on a Wednesday in the happy/dinner hour during the summer tourist season. Many--were they busy! We took the last two seats at the bar while waiting for a table--which was available a short 10 minutes. The high ceilings and hard surfaces in the pub kept the noise level high, so conversation was a little difficult, but it certainly added to the lively atmosphere. In the course of our dinner (just pub fare for us), we sampled NHB Full Circle (Kolsch), Sundog (Summer Amber), and both "regular" and Imperial Mad Hatter (IPA). All beers were superb as we expected. The Imperial Mad Hatter was exceptional. I noticed on the board that there were five or six varions on Mad Hatter up at the time. Wish we'd had more time (and a driver) to try them! I recommend New Holland as a must-stop if you are anywhere near Holland, MI. You might try to stop in at an off-time so you can chat with the personnel. Who knows, maybe you'll run into John Haggerty...
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.25 | Food: 4.0
90.0
Overall
Saturday 28th of March 2009 12:19:38 PM
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Since I live in the area it is easy to find New Holland beers in bottles and on tap in many area restaurants and bars. I have enjoyed every bottle of their beer in bottles, and especially love their high gravity Dragons' Milk, as well as the Full Circle Kolsch, but I almost always drink their amber Sun Dog.

I've often wished that they had more beers on tap at a time. I was once there when they only had 5 types available.

I have eaten there a few times and always enjoyed the food and food selection. They manage to have a relatively healthy selection of foods without overwhelming the kitchen with a too-large menu.

I have been there at least twice now when the beer tasted off. Both times I thought they needed to clean their tap lines and equipment. One time I was with a party of 6 and we each ordered a different beer; each of the beers had the same almost moldy aftertaste. Again, I have never had this experience with their bottled beer or at another bar that serves their beer on tap.

No matter, I'm hooked and I'll be back for more.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 5 | Food: 3.75
91.7
Overall

frazbri (78)
Monday 23rd of March 2009 08:43:00 PM
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New Holland Brewery lies in the heart of downtown Holland. This brewpub is bigger than most. The bar looked like it could seat an entire football team. We were seated at the back of the main room behind the brewing equipment.

The menu consisted of the standard brewpub fare and what New Holland lists as "stroms". The stroms are essentially calzones using a touch of spent grain in the dough. My strom was delicious, and huge. I probably could have devoured the whole thing, but it was big enough to feed two. My traveling companions opted for burgers which were served with a choice of chips, potato salad or macaroni salad instead of the usual fries. Both burgers were said to be tasty and so was the potato salad.

New Holland's beer selection was mostly their standard lineup. They also had a seasonal on this visit, and do some other pub-only batches. The beer lineup is augmented with a few vintage New Holland beers like Dragon's Milk. NH also features it's own distilled liquors.

This is the type of brewpub you can take your mom to. The food is tasty, the beers good, and they have other drink choices for your friends who don't love beer the way you do.
Selection: 3.5 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 3.75 | Food: 4.0
75.0
Overall

Graz (20)
Friday 25th of April 2008 02:34:58 PM
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New Holland Brewing Company is a very good brewery. They won the Gold Medal for Category: 75 American-Style Strong Pale Ale, with the Mad Hatter against some very well known and competitive brewers. Though I have never been to the facility, I am told they have a very nice place.

Personally I think the Black Tulip could be one of the best domestically made Belgian clones in the country. All products I have tasted are exceptional.

Rumor has it that there is some expansion in progress. Though they don't distribute very far, their products can be had mail ordered by Sam's Wines & Spirits in Chicago. http://www.samswine.com/
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4 | Food: N/A
80.0
Overall
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