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“Off beaten path but totally worth it!”

Right Brain Brewery
Ranked #16 of 115 things to do in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Right Brain Brewery, aka RBB or "The Brain," is a microbrewery located in the up and coming SoFo District of Traverse City Michigan. Award-winning culinary inspired beers brewed with a brain, and without extracts. Beer No Evil!
Reviewed 27 July 2013

This brewery isn't on the main drag in traverse city but more off the beaten path. My husband and I love craft beers so we chose to stop at Right Brain. What a great choice! Every single home brew they make is so unique and very delicious! We had flights so we could try several and the names of each beer are just as fun as the taste! Names like Rumple Smooth Skin, Thai Peanut, and Firecracker with a hint of pepper flair - all amazing! We went on Sunday night and were the only 2 there...I was very surprised by this but the staff was great!

Unique? By far! This brewery is a big open industrial building and you can bring your own food in! They have local kids art hanging on the walls that can be purchased and tons of board games waiting to be played!

Thank Amanda L
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

Visiting a few breweries in the area and this was the only place I liked all the beer. They aren't all main stream (think Thai peanut beer) but all well made and easy to drink the flight sized portions. I like the cake walk and blue magic? best.
We walked from downtown. Sidewalk doesn't go all the way so driving is probably best.
Building seems to be more of an open warehouse with a mismatched selection of seating.
The bartenders were helpful and seemed knowledgable. Huge bonus in a brewery. I think a larger selection of foods could benefit this establishment. Not fancy but maybe some more sandwiches (the waffle sandwich looked good but we did go elsewhere for Lunch) or mini pizzas or something.
I am surprised to say that from this experience I would recommend a visit here or driving out to Shorts.
Keep up the good beer at Right Brain!

Thank mrstabbs
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

The brewery is out of the way in a residential neighborhood and isn't very attractive from the outside. Inside the décor is very eclectic. Loved the retro video games. Be sure to order a beer flight, where you get to pick 6 different beers to try. There is also a wine flight and the root beer is good. There is a limited food menu, but we didn't try the waffle sandwiches. We would definitely go again the next time we're in the area!

Thank t46821
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

The brewery is interesting and different from most breweries we have been to in the last few years. The beer choices were great. We liked the Spear Beer. It was different.

1  Thank Rose C
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Reviewed 19 May 2013 via mobile

Right Brain Brewery is a little outside of town but definitely worth going to. So many microbrews to try you need to get the flight here. Very good amount in each glass too, so be prepared to leave tipsy! Great atmosphere and great beer in Traverse City

Thank spartyharty
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