Brew Pub Review: River’s Edge Brewing Co.

River’s Edge Brewing Co.; located in Milford, Michigan

River’s Edge Brewing Co. has only had their doors open since the beginning of summer 2014; but this charming little brew pub has all the makings and all the characteristics of a microbrewery that will endure for the foreseeable future and earn the right to be called one of Michigan’s gems in a healthy craft beer market.  Located in the heart of Milford Michigan, Rivers Edge provides an excellent environment that is homely yet still has a modern feel to it.  Being on the edge of a river makes River’s Edge unique in that it’s an ideal watering hole to enjoy a quality brew after an afternoon of hiking through local trails, walking through the local shops, or even as a break from canoeing (if you sit on the patio you’ll see people actually tie up their canoe before heading in).  Truth be told I really can’t wait to relax next to their fire place with a hearty stout once winter rolls around,  but that’s just a little bit of personal preference.

The most important part of any brewery is the beer.  There is no shortage of quality standards that you would expect in a brew pub as well as some unique offerings including aged/cask variants of some of their own flagships.  Not a beer fan? River’s Edge still has you covered offering both crafted Hard Ciders and House Made Wines providing more in house variety to cater for people who want a local craft experience but might not be a fan of traditional brewery options.  Flights are available to sample offerings and from what I’ve tried a weak offering is not to be found within River’s Edge.  My personal favorite thus far is the IPA.  Dry Hopped with cascade and centennial hops and clocking in at 7% ABV River’s Edge gives a refreshing American IPA hitting both the citrus and floral  notes that balances out nicely and will easily be a favorable choice for any occasion.

Truthfully there really isn’t an extensive food menu at River’s Edge.  The food choices consist of a handful of sandwiches, the Roast Beef and Peppers sandwhich is delicious, so if that’s not your thing you might want to either eat before getting to Rivers Edge or plan on a second stop at the end of the night.  That’s not to say that the food menu is  a negative, on the contrary some of the best brew pubs I’ve been in have very selective menus and it has never taken away from the experience or enjoyment of a brewery.  Surely River’s Edge will grow a lot over the course of the next months and years but as a new brew pub they are already shining and definitely worth the time to check out.

Mon-Tues: closed
WednesdayThursday: 4pm-10pm
Fri-Saturday: 4pm-11pm
Sunday: 4pm-10pm


125 S. Main St. #400

Milford, MI 48381


-John Fahrner

Thanks John!  This brewery really is on to something with the ciders I think.  They seem to have a beverage for everybody. – SommBeer

John Fahrner Bio:

John resides in Wolverine Lake, MI and is interested in craft beer, the Detroit Red Wings and MSU.

Twitter Bio  @fahrn13

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