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Greenbush Brewing Company

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Address: 5885 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer, MI 49125-9380
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+1 269-405-1076
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00


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 Brisket Sandwich

Stopped in for a quick bite with a colleague for lunch on the road. Wasn't able to enjoy a brew (or 3), but had a smoked brisket BBQ sandwich. The sandwich was excellent. I... read more

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Joe V
Cedar Lake, Indiana, United States
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Cedar Lake, Indiana, United States
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite with a colleague for lunch on the road. Wasn't able to enjoy a brew (or 3), but had a smoked brisket BBQ sandwich. The sandwich was excellent. I always enjoy my trips to Greenbush - it's a great social environment especially in the summer.

Thank Joe V
Chicago, United States
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Besides an outstanding lineup of house-made craft beers, this is a destination offering great barbeque, authentic gumbo and sandwiches. In a few short years Greenbush has become a Harbor Country tourist destination for good reason.

Thank msR594UQ
West Linn, Oregon
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I will endure the wait for a table to enjoy the brews and fare but to wait 40 minutes for Sara our waitress ???? to return to our table to take our dinner order is horrible. Thanks to the hostess/waitress at the front door who jumped in to save our experience.

Thank fauxcast
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

There are now 3 venues of this brewery to choose from in Sawyer. There's the original bar, a larger dining joint that serves burgers and the bar across the street. We went to the burger place and was very satisfied. There was no wait (unlike the original) and the service was friendly, they have burgers and of course, all of... More 

Thank busy_traveler
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The friendly taproom staff made this a great visit. They let us taste the beer before picking our pint & there was something for every preference.

Thank Miki B
Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

If you find yourself in Harbor Country, be sure to add Greenbush to your list. We've been twice - once for a flight and apps and once for dinner with the parents - and both were great. Great beer and good food. I can vouch for the curds, the pretzel and the BBQ. Not dog-friendly. I saw a woman tie... More 

Thank Patricia L
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Took our mustang convertible for a drive and landed here. Great beer awesome mac amd cheese stop by and enjoy th e old time casual feel stay away fromm weekends as it is super busy

Thank Lynn H
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Like an old time saloon. Very large bar. Food was ok. Thought the beer selection was limited considering it is a brewery. This place might not be for everyone as the alcohol content is rather high on ALL the beers-intentionally nothing under 6%.

Thank irishgirl621
Holland, Michigan
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We have been hearing about this place for quite some time, and we finally visited today for lunch on our way home from Chicago. It's right off the highway. What a great place! We ate and drank in the pub. The Annex across the street is a place for beer, merchandise, or a snack if you can't get into the... More 

Thank lindsaylur
Bloomington, Indiana
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

These guys have the only brewery game in town and they know it. The bar and restaurant both seem to be perpetually busy. I sampled some of the beers, much to the dismay of the unfriendly bartender, and found them all to be various shades of over-hopped. I ended up with some sort of stout to avoid the excessive hops... More 

Thank Jen C

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