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    Best craft beer/microbrew food?

    There are many, many craft brewers (i.e. microbrews) out there with fine food.

    What is your favorite? Nothing exquisitely fancy, like a 5-star restaurant.... just great pub fare.

    My fave (in Oregon, at least), is Worthy Brewing in Bend. Their handmade pizzas - fired right before your eyes - are sublime. Especially the Argentine pizza. I would gnaw off my arms, and perhaps yours, too, to eat one right about now! Their hot wings are well above the average hot wing. And their fired burgers (grilled in the aforementioned pizza oven) are superb.

    What've you got?? Let's hear about it.

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    I'll have to hit Worthy next time I'm in Bend, Dirt farmer. The problem I have with micro/craft pub food is every damn place has the exact same menu. Fish and chips made with beer batter. Pulled pork made with beer barbecue sauce. Hamburger with beer braised onions. Beer stew. Mac n' cheese with beer cheese sauce. Never changes. I get the idea of stick to the classics, but why should the 50's diner mentality apply to a brewpub.

    OK, silly rant over. Would be nice to stumble on a place where the food was just as imaginative as the beer being brewed.
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    I'm a fan of 10 Barrel, they have good pizza there as well.

    SlowD - I agree, it gets old. Regular food tastes just fine with beer.

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    I would have to say the dry rub Baby Back Ribs at Alpine Beer Company are my favorite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArizRider View Post
    I'm a fan of 10 Barrel, they have good pizza there as well.

    SlowD - I agree, it gets old. Regular food tastes just fine with beer.
    10 Barrel has great food. Haven't tried Worthy yet. Deschutes' revamped menu is solid too. Bend Brewing hasn't changed much in the last 15 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    I would have to say the dry rub Baby Back Ribs at Alpine Beer Company are my favorite.
    Yeah man, damn good. And the fried pickles too! Kickass food to go with great hoppy beer. Just stay away from the BA stouts and Chez Monieux unless you want your beer with a few pumps of butter flavoring (diacetyl bombs).

    I'm a fan of Pizza Port's pizza. Also hard to go wrong with the pork knuckle at Hofbrauhaus in Munich!

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    Best craft beer/microbrew food?

    Snake River Brewing in Jackson, WY. In the late 90s they had duck sausage pizzas and calzones that were awesome. I miss those, but the menu has stayed pretty good.
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    North Coast taproom is awesome. But I think a big part of it is just being in that corner of the world. It is a very relaxing and happy place for me.

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    Alpine BBQ is very good for West Coast BBQ. It would be a legit spot without the world class IPA's.

    In Norcal, I'm kinda partial to Magnolia in SF for really solid pub grub.

    Not a brewery, but I had the best burger of my life at the Farmhouse Tap and Grill in Burlington, VT. Plus a Heady Topper/Hill Farmstead Ephraim side by side.

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    Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Escondido, CA. They have a bunch of other SD area brews on tap in addition to their own, plus a huge selection of Belgian beers in bottle and a decent wine list. The food menu has some of the usual brewpub subjects but it's pretty extensive and interesting. The brussel sprouts with wild boar ham is a stellar side dish.
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    Monk's Cafe in Philly kills it with food/beer pairing dinners.
    Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids has amazing fare. Old world, rich, and delicious.
    I always a fan of a really solid burger with beer as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JFryauff View Post
    Monk's Cafe in Philly kills it with food/beer pairing dinners.
    Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids has amazing fare. Old world, rich, and delicious.
    I always a fan of a really solid burger with beer as well.
    Cool! New place to try!

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    There's not a whole lot of Brewpubs in my immediate area, hoping to check out Blue Mountain Brewery soon though.

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    Anybody here hit Falling Sky in Eugene, Oregon. If so, what did you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo 1971 View Post
    Cool! New place to try!
    The food there is pretty good, if you're there, save room and make the 15 min drive down to Devil's Backbone as well. Great food and beer!
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