Unexpected Craft Brewing Company

14401 W Eleven Mile Rd, Oak Park
(248) 802-0555

Recent Reviews


UCBC is a favorite spot in the area. Personable service, nice patio area, and great product. Try the shandy slushie when they have it!


Love the vibe. Can't wait to go back.

Frank Saad

Their PBC Stout may be the greatest stout, ever. Absolutely love this place and highly recommend to anyone who enjoys beer. Owner and staff are amazing. Been to a lot of breweries, but this is my favorite.

Angela W.

Friendly easy going neighborhood bar. We enjoy stopping in and appreciate the crowd.

Rick Hammer

Absolutely great place the stouts are fantastic and they always make one with a high apr like 13% unlike other places that only give you lots of IPA ,sours & fruity beer choices like 3-7 apr so whatever beer you like you will definitely be happy here

John Voymas

Unexpected Craft always has wonderful Barrel-Aged beers as well as a variety of other styles. Ed and his wife, Martha, have been creating quality beers for seven years in southeast Michigan.

Thommy H.

A Brewer that KNOWS how to Brew!Great bar. Great Atmosphere. Great staff. But most of all, great BEER. I go to microbreweries for beer, and man am I glad I went to this one! The co-owner, Lalo, has a wide assortment of beer that tastes the way the description says it tastes. If you want a good Pilsner, go here. If you want a good Oktoberfest beer, go here. If you want a good fruity beer, go here. But if you're looking for an awesome stout, you gotta go here! Wide assortment of great beers. Really glad we stumbled across this place, and then a few hours later, stumbled out of this place.Definitely coming back to this bar every time we're in the area. Thanks Lalo!

Evan S.

My wife and I stopped in during a brewery tour for our wedding anniversary. We went to 25 over 3 days and Unexpected was by far our favorite. We will definitely stop back if in the area!

Lexie V.

We stopped in here after soccer practice and I was a bit confused by other reviews but there is not food available there only a food truck outside . Totally fine by ya, just trying to clarify for future visitors - the slider truck was really tasty! The beers were good and they do trivia on Wednesdays!

P Park

Good beer made on site. We liked the IPAs, Pale Ale and Saison.Cool vibe inside and out. Dog friendly outside. Water and chips are available inside. There was a food truck there when we went and it was good.


We’ve been to a lot of breweries and UCBC has some of the best beer we’ve ever had. The prices are great, the atmosphere is beautiful, and the staff is friendly. We will definitely be coming back and I would definitely recommend


Great beers! Unique flavors and all the ones we tried were super flavorful! The space is nice too. We will definitely be back and highly recommend!

Aya S.

I really wanted to like this place, but I just found the beers lacking flavor and unexciting.The name works well, as it was unexpected that I would dislike this place

Gary Pallach

Awesome brewery with a beer lover vibe. Had been to River Rouge Brewing but had not checked out Ed's new digs in Oak Park. All the beers I tried were great! The Unexpected IPA is amazing! The Coconut Kolsch was over the top with just the perfect amount of coconut!

John Merrell (Trey)

This nano brewery manages to persistently have a very wide selection of distinct beers. The current microbrew industry pushes brewers to have one or two “flagship beers” and staples of several other styles. Many smaller (and sometimes larger) breweries non-flagship beers are either boring or all taste similar to one another. Unexpected manages to produce beers that are distinct, not boring and balanced in every beer style they produce. And since they brew in such small batches, there’s always something new to try!

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