So, I don't want to go into a lengthy explanation of how the beer exchange works, but it is like the stock market. The have a menu of beers (a big one, with really good beers) and the prices depend on how well the beer is selling that day, sort of. I mean, PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon for those that like to see it spelled out) stays pretty low, as does Miller/Coors Light, despite the fact that I would guess people are drinking them, but what do I know. I went for a new favorite, the Atwater Vanilla Java Porter and watched the price go up as we ordered more. BUT, every hour or so, THE MARKET CRASHES! And, when that happens, for five minutes, all, the beers are about half the price that they were before the crash. And, the servers are good about getting to your table and getting your order in while the market is down. It is a super cool concept. And, we were able to enjoy an evening out for a lot less than we would somewhere else drinking beer as good as we were drinking.
So, like I mentioned, all I ate there were the beer battered fried pickles. They were great. Well battered (with a light crispy batter), good juicy pickles. What more can you ask for in a fried pickle? There was a delicious, creamy and cool dipping sauce as well. I honestly only ate like 2. But, we will go back, and I will blog fully on my food experience.
In the meantime, the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange is DEFINITELY worth checking out. A great space. A cool concept. And great beer!
four golden forks out of five.