I forgot to include this in my post before…but I gotta tell ya’ll about the really, really great brew pub Connie found us for dinner last night. It’s named Brew and is in Chesterfield, VA right on the main drag. They have about 30 or so beers on tap and almost none of them you’ve ever heard of before. After Connie got back from her day trip to to the DC area to meet her students yesterday we went out for dinner last night. The web site for Brew is http://www.brewgastropub.com and I can highly recommend them if you’re in the area.
We started with a Breckenridge Vanilla Porter for Neil and a glass of Terrapin Tree Hugger Ale for Connie. Both were excellent; the porter dark and smooth with just a hint of vanilla and the Ale was nice and tasty as well. After that we sampled a couple of cream stouts…Bell’s Double Cream Stout and Left Hand Milk Stout…the Cream Stout won out after we tasted both of them and we had a glass of that as well. Our third round (hey, they were only 12 oz. beers) we went back to the Breckenridge Vanilla Stout as it was the tastiest of the bunch (although none of them were bad).
For dinner Connie had a Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich with fresh cut fries and Neil ordered a stout burger which has bacon, crispy onion strips, sharp cheddar and cranberry sauce. Unfortunately…they screwed up and brought him an IPA burger instead which has mozzarella, tomato, pickles, and aioli. He didn’t notice at first because the burger was really good but about 3/4 of the way through said to himself “this was supposed to have bacon on it”. Sure enough, turns out the waiter had punched the wrong thing into the ordering system so he got the burger for half off instead. For a side he had fried sweet potato straws…which were really good…along with some home made BBQ sauce.
The whole bill for 6 beers and two sandwiches was only 34 bucks or 41 with tip…quite reasonable for the quality of both the food and beers.
We’re glad she found it…the Vanilla Porter was the best beer we’ve had in months and the food was also outstanding even though it was the wrong burger.