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Midland Brewing Company

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Address: 5011 N. Saginaw Rd., Midland, MI 48642
Phone Number:
+1 989-259-7210
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Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
Description:

Back in 1933, Michigan became the first state to ratify the 21st Amendment...

Back in 1933, Michigan became the first state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, repealing Prohibition. We don't know about you, but we're really proud of that fact. After the Amendment was adopted, dozens of breweries sprung up across the state, including the original Midland Brewing Company, which opened in 1935 inside an old creamery downtown.

Midland Brewing developed some signature beers like Red Keg Ale, named after the first lumber camp and saloon in Midland County. Unfortunately during the Great Depression times were tough and competition was fierce. Even with its excellent beer, the brewery lasted only a few years.

Midland Brewing Company was reborn in 2010, and our small posse of entrepreneurs are connecting our passion for brewing quality Michigan craft beer to Midland's early history - especially its first 100 years, defined by the lumber, railroad and beer industries. We reopened Midland Brewing company not far from Averill, Michigan, where the Red Keg Lumber Camp sat by the Tittabawassee River. Since then, we've worked to carry on the legacy of the original Midland Brewing Company while also innovating our own signature brews and developing new beerventures all of the time.

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Were looking for something different while visiting the area. People in area said "we haven't tried it since the improvements, but heard good things". Well, out-of-towners can let... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Evergreen Park, Illinois
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Evergreen Park, Illinois
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67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Were looking for something different while visiting the area. People in area said "we haven't tried it since the improvements, but heard good things". Well, out-of-towners can let the locals know that this a good place. We don't know what was improved, but it's worth a visit, The atmosphere is inviting. Good selection of craft beers with flights available. Had... More 

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Thank deestand
MidlandBrewingComp, Director of Sales at Midland Brewing Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the brewery and the Midland area, we hope to see you again next time you are in town! More 

Midland
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Improved parking lot and building. Inside is very nice. The beer is still average to low end. Not much flavor in anything that is not IPA or stout. The beers also all have the same flavor so not much variation on the lack of flavor. The food is ok if you like paper plates and paper bowls. This is better... More 

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Thank jimpC1214MF
MidlandBrewingComp, Director of Sales at Midland Brewing Company, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on the new restaurant, beer and food! I will pass along to our chef and brewing team, and we hope you will give us another chance in the future as we continue to tweak and perfect the MBC experience! More 

Saginaw, Michigan
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90 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in quick for a drink and ended up ordering food as well. Everything we had was delicious and service was fantastic! Can't wait to go back

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Thank tt200122
MidlandBrewingComp, Director of Sales at Midland Brewing Company, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed the experience at the brewery and we look forward to your next visit! More 

Gaylord, Michigan
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122 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The "new" Midland Brewing Company is a big improvement. Their beer is still very good, but the addition of a kitchen makes it a whole new place! The menu is limited, but very tasty.

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Thank 665darryls
MidlandBrewingComp, Director of Sales at Midland Brewing Company, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback on the new restaurant! We are glad you enjoyed the experience. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to boost your experience up to 5 stars in the future. We look forward to seeing you at your next visit! More 

Midland, Michigan
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495 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate dinner here because our first choice restaurant was busy. I'd heard it was good but we had a very enjoyable meal. The building has been refurbished well, the atmosphere is good and the beers and food very very good. We had the Mac and cheese, a burger, and a chicken mole flatbread with sides of kimchi and garlic... More 

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Thank Mikey88
MidlandBrewingComp, Director of Sales at Midland Brewing Company, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback on the new restaurant - we are glad you enjoyed your visit to the brewery and hope to see you visit when the beer garden opens in the next week! Let us know anything we can do to raise your experience from a 4/5 to 5/5 in the future, thanks again! More 

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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been waiting for this place to reopen and have visited half a dozen times as we live near. Beer is same as it was before, largely uninspired and bland with an occasional seasonal that is good. A cardinal sin of bartending is denigrating your product and that happens here, staff undersell or state they don't like some of the... More 

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Thank John R
MidlandBrewingComp, Director of Sales at Midland Brewing Company, responded to this review

Hi John, Thanks so much for your feedback on the new restaurant, we are constantly working to improve our service and product to be of the highest quality for guests - I will pass your feedback on some of the food, service and beer options on to our chef, FOH managers and brewers. I also wondered if you would be... More 

Midland, Michigan
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74 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First impression when walking in was how loud it was in there. Once seated, we could hardly talk to each other. The food was excellent. Had their cheeseburger flat bread and my dinner partner had their cheese ale soup plus the mac and cheese. Soup was served with a long roll, which was not heated. It should have been. Waitress... More 

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Thank LuLu1945619
MidlandBrewingComp, Director of Sales at Midland Brewing Company, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your experience at the brewery! I will make sure to pass the feedback on the heated roll to our chef, we look forward to having you dine with us in the future! More 

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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Great atmosphere, food, and service! Love the remodel. I always have a good experience when I visit this place! Good friendly environment and I am looking forward to the outdoor seating + music shell they are adding. Spot on for what we need in this community.

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Thank Shelley W
MidlandBrewingComp, Director of Sales at Midland Brewing Company, responded to this review

Hi Shelley, Thanks so much for the feedback, we are glad you enjoyed the new restaurant! The outdoor seating is starting up at the end of this month, we look forward to seeing you then! More 

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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Thought maybe Midland had a new restaurant with good food but was wrong.Not a beer drinker, but thought we would try out the food. Very disappointed. I guess you have to drink some beer to make the food better. Had the hamburgers and was not impressed.All bun and no meat. Also garnished with thousand island and bread and butter pickles.... More 

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Farwell, Michigan
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I ordered the flite of beer, all were very good. For an app we had the beer cheese fondue which was huge and honestly would make a good lunch for two people no problem. I had the penut butter and kimchi burger, which was honestly dissapointing. The only flavor was sweet, very sweet. The avocado was absolutely lost and not... More 

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Thank roughneck942003
MidlandBrewingComp, Director of Sales at Midland Brewing Company, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback on the new restaurant - I am glad to hear you enjoyed the beers and will pass the feedback on your food options to our executive chef. As a new restaurant, we are constantly trying to tweak things to ensure guests have the best experience possible, and I appreciate your input on the MBC experience! More 

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