Dark Horse Brewing in Marshall, Michigan

Our first trip of the new year was up to Michigan. We were staying in Battle Creek and since there are so many craft breweries between there and home, we looked some up and worked 5 breweries into our two-day trip. One was Dark Horse Brewing in Marshall, Michigan. 

One thing I have noticed about SW Michigan breweries is that they are big on mug clubs. Dark Horse might have the biggest mug club I've seen yet. They were all pottery-style steins that were hung from literally every bit of wall or celling space available - all named and numbered. The rack beside our table had numbers in the 4000s.

They had a full menu of light bites, sandwiches, soups, pizzas and other fare, but we had just finished breakfast so just tried a flight. I picked some lighter beers - the Kamikae Witbier, Amber Ale and Scary Jesus Rock Star Pale Ale and hubby picked out some of the dark varieties he likes - the Fore Smoke Stout and Plead the 5th Imperial Stout.

Besides the visual overload of the thousands of hanging steins, they also have a really cool fish tank table that a group can sit at to enjoy their meal and beverages.

The brewery is located just outside of the charming downtown. The little town has a large number of historic sites and markers and some gorgeous buildings. You can swing by the welcome center and pick up a map that will help you along on some walking tours of the downtown and the historic mansion route.

Dark Horse Brewing Co.
511 S. Kalamazoo
Marshall, MI