What are your Favorite Brewpubs
Posted 19 May 2004 - 11:47 AM
And to ask a further question along those lines-What is your favorite chain (I am a huge fan of the Big River Chain run out of Chattanooga, TN and located in a number of places in the Southeast-brewmaster Rob Gentry, on top of being the Southern Gentleman brewer of the Century,a serious proponent of traditional English Style Brewing (complete to the point of using a very complicated, time consuming and traditional finings process), and apparently a pretty good manager of his limited time and personnel) I also generally find that Rock Bottom puts out a pretty dependable product, although I have always thought that their food was pretty lackluster, but I'm from New Orleans and as with most people from here, I have trouble with food in the rest of the country.
There's a train everyday, leaving either way...
Posted 19 May 2004 - 12:59 PM
But, we do have several favorites around the country that we make it a point to visit and revisit and revisit, etc.
In no particular order (so no feelings get hurt), they are:
Nodding Head in Philadelphia - great on all three counts (beer, food and atmosphere).
Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware - it's hitting on all three cylinders as well.
Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, PA - another one we love to spend hours in that has all the bases covered.
Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver, CO - good beer, great food, great atmosphere.
Bull & Bush Pub & Brewery in Denver, CO - another one shining in all three areas.
Rogue Public House in Newport, OR - loads of Rogues on tap and fun atmosphere with good (not great) food.
Jack of the Wood Pub/Green Man Ales in Asheville, NC - super atmosphere, good beer, great food.
Hunter-Gatherer in Greenville, SC - great atmosphere with good food and beer.