Exposed wood lodge-like interior with tables arranged kind of awkwardly so that you have to dance between peopleís tables in order to reach the bar in the back. On tap they pour their 4% German and Czech styles: Pils, Vienna, Dunkel, Weizen, Schwarzbock (thatís right, they call their 4% black beer a "bock"). Cans are available for takeaway, in 12-packs for standard beer, and singles for seasonals (Alt, Export). They wonít sell anything else as a single, or even 6-packs instead of 12-packs, which seems like a lazy business decision. Alas, I found singles at the Whole Foods a few miles east of here. As for the beer, the three I tried were clean and interesting, the Pils impressing me the most.
Second, and last, stop of the evening. What a pleasant surprise after the cookie cutter experience of Hoppers! this place has style. A ton of Czech influence in the menu and beer selection. About 8 beers on tap plus two cans while I was there. All German/Czech styled other than a random California Common for some reason. Samples were $1 each, served in these cool tiny tall mugs. Beer quality was in general quite good, ranging to excellent, other than, as Borken says, the Cherny Bock was a let down. Service was great and helpful. I would definitely hang out here were it closer to home.
After a great hike up in Cottonwood Canyon to Lake Blanche, we stopped in here for lunch and some beers. Highly recommend the hike, by the way.
German feel all the way. A nice little patio outside with some hop bines growing. Inside feels very...alpine. There are a number of tables to sit at and a smallish bar area in the back. They have a "tavern license" in one part of the bar area, which basically for us meant more samplers at a time, so we sat there. Oh...Utah.
Beers are all German styles and the food is largely homestyle German fare as well. So, a lot of potatoes and pork products. The food is quite good and large portions are offered. The beers were also quite nice as well. I liked their lagers for the most part, though the schwarzbier/dark bock was buttery. But for the most part the beers were good.
Really friendly service here and very quick as well. Iíd highly recommend this place even though itís a bit out of the way from Downtown.
I was in town visiting my son. He lives close to the brewery, and itís one of his favorite places in the area to eat. Our server was great, and was patient with my beer questions (Utahís got some really screwy laws). I really enjoyed my food, and the beer was solid. Not the best Iíve ever had, but given Utahís 4% ABV restriction, Iím not going to criticize too much. Itís got to be challenging to produce good tasting beer when you also have to keep the beer at or under 4%. I absolutely loved the hop "garden" theyíve got planted outside.
Visited here while on vacation in August í14. Has a hunting lodge feel to it - reminds me a bit of the old Buckhead Brewery back in Tallahassee. Has about eight or so of their lagers on tap (all 4% ABV) and some higher ABV cans and bottles are available for take out. I bought two cans - had to purchase at the "tavern" portion of the brewpub and had to exit out a side door....only really weird Utah law I encountered on my visit to the state. The food was pretty solid, had a brat sandwich - nice and hearty. Beers on tap are true to style and flavorful enough. Friendly down-home staff. Worth a stop if cruising through on I-15.
Located just a few blocks closer to the freeway than Hoppers where we were greeted by a very food and restaurant knowledgeable manager (owner perhaps?) who was terrific. He knows his German beer too inside and out. He informed me of where the German beer ingredients are coming from for several of the German style house brews on tap. He went into detail about their fresh ingredients that go into all of their food that was indeed fresh and yummy. I look forward to coming back.