Yes, there are beers aplenty at Kuhnhenn, but even my wife, who typically eschews beer, has found something to enjoy at Kuhnhenn: the wine list. They offer a large panoply of their own wines (at least 20 at any given time), focusing primarily on fruit wines, with some tasty dessert vinos included as well. On top of all that, they also brew their own meads. In fact, last March they released one new mead per day in an event called “March Meadness”, to coincide with the NCAA basketball tournament.
Kuhnhenn has a very limited food menu, but what’s there is excellent. The personal pizzas (when the oven is working) are delicious, as are the fried mac & cheese bites and specialty sausages, cheeses, and crackers. Patrons are also welcome to bring their own food, or even order something delivered right to the taproom.
They also host several events throughout the year, including food & beer pairings, monthly meetings of a local brewers club, and appearances by Dan The Smokin’ Man, who plies his tasty smoked barbecue in the Kuhnhenn parking lot on occasion. There’s also a great homebrew supply store right across the parking lot called Brewing World.
Overall, what keeps me coming back to Kuhnhenn is the unparalleled variety. It’s rare to find a craft brewer that offers the choices and quality that Kuhnhenn does, and that means one can sample a new beer on almost every visit (I’ve had over 40 different beers there myself). Kuhnhenn is definitely the cure for beer drinkers stuck in a rut. As is the case in most microbreweries and brewpubs around Michigan, one gets a sense of openness, friendliness, and collaboration at Kuhnhenn. It’s not about glamour there; it’s about quality, variety, and perfecting the grandeur that is Michigan craft beer!