5 months ago
n town for the week so I stopped in yesterday...my fifth brewery during my stay and beer tender Max ran away w the medal for my favorite!! As I approached the bar I asked Max what I ask every beertender "for what's on tap, what's your go-to?" Max replied w not one but three beers. I instructed him to go ahead and begin my flight w those three. I added the HIGH ABV Devil's Kitchen and Blanche De Ranville. During my tasting I brought up a beer I had tried in another state, prompting Max to ask brewer, Matt who was sitting across the tap room his thoughts on it? Matt eventually came up to the bar so I began to bend his ear about beer styles and such, so this visit just kept getting better as I love discussing beer and breweries!! I approve of them having so many standard height tables and they all have the comfy leather chairs but the wheels are removed and replaced w felt on the bottom so when you slide them around it's not like nails on a chalkboard!! Later a fellow came from the back (flagging me that he's "somebody") and was talking to Matt & Max, he eventually went behind the bar for a beer so I jokingly exclaimed "wait we can pour our own beers?!" Dan replied w a "one of the perks of being an owner" ha. Biere De Mac covers all the bases: friendly owner, friendly and knowledgeable brewer, delicious beer, comfortable and spacious tap room, easy parking and there are probably a plethora of words to describe Max so I'll have to narrow it down to... friendly, knowledgeable, charismatic, I guess just easy to talk to. Before departing I asked Max if there was any other beer I should try? He poured me a taste of the Le Breze Pils, and it was refreshingly light. The brewery wasn't all that busy on a late Friday afternoon which worked in my favor as I got to discuss beer, breweries, and the local scene w Max; which the great conversation kept me there well after finishing my flight. Max falls right in to my brewery hard & fast rule: no matter how good the beer is, 90% of why I come back, or stay so long is because of who's behind the bar, thanks Max for quality conversation. Max and Biere De Mac THANK YOU for such an enjoyable and memorable Michigan brewery experience!! Definitely don't skip on visiting Biere De Mac for a delicious & jovial good time, cheers!