57721 GRAND RIVER AVE. LYON TWP, MI 48165 (248) 617-3000
This stop has been on my list for some time. Pulling up I noticed that it’s a smaller brewery. Like they say, it’s not always the size that matters. I wanted to sit outside but noticed the patio was full just like the inside. So I moseyed on up to the bar. DH has a great interior design. Very rustic feeling and wood everywhere. Makes you feel like you’re sitting inside the barn. I didn’t eat here, but the couple next to me said “we’re on our way to a bonfire, but came specifically for dinner.” He a pilot and her a teacher, made my stop even more enjoyable. Plus they bought a beer for me for my military service.
The bartenders and wait staff were very friendly. Asked if I’d been in before and if I needed any help with the beer menu. Now the decision, what to sip on? I had a hankering for hops. So I ordered the Simcoe Slap (3.75). Oh man that’s what I got! HOPS and lots of them. An (8% American IPA-aggressively hopped with Simcoe hops balanced with a malty backbone) is their description. I didn’t get the malty part but that didn’t matter. I truly enjoyed this brew. Now to stick with or change it up for my second beer. If you know me you know it’s on a very rare occasion to drink the same beer back to back. I settled on the Pelham Pale Ale (3.25). (This 5.4% well-balanced favorite has a smooth fruity palate leading to a lightly hopped finish) It’s a good brew and when I say good I mean standard. Not amazing but something I’d drink again. This is a beer that would wash down a burger perfectly.
Over all I’m really glad I made the drive. So much more on the beer menu to choose from, but didn’t see a hammock anywhere to sleep the night away. It’s a must stop if you’re in the area!
Side notes… Restrooms, 2 of them. Both unisex. I really like this. Creates less lines and after 2 or 3 brews most folks are making the dash. Also the growlers, I’m not a huge collector but if I were theirs would be on my shelf. Really like the how the designed them. Lastly, it's not my style but I overheard more than a few patrons raving about the Imperial Mimosa.
RATING, 3.75 Pints