Mountain lodge type place. Lots of rustic character but the dusty cobwebs on the brewing equipment, plates that ernít very clean and the flys you had to shoe away from your dinner put me off a bit. The NY style pizza was excellent , however and the the samples of the 6 on tap that they had were also very good. Service was casual but friendly.
Right off the highway, this place is pretty beat up inside, with an old school type of feel. It doubles as a pizza joint, which is what they specialize in. Beer is quite good and is available in $1 3 oz. pours, which is nice. Service wasnít too friendly, even a bit rude at times. Worth a stop when heading out this way.
A small shack of a place that looks like bootleggers work here. Old and lots of wood, but not too tacky. Service is decent but a bit curt. Food is pretty good hand made pizza. Beer is many different styles including sours, all done to a good standard. Prices are decent. I would go here a lot if it was convenient, and will still try even though it isnít.
Way, way out in the woods. If you live in Seattle and youíre not heading up to Baker or Bham already for some other reason, keep that in mind. You can make a really pretty winding drive of it by coming up 9, or you can cover ground quickly up 5. But either way youíll be making a bit of a road trip of it.
The setting is really nice--winding road leading out into the foothills. Nice rustic cabin look to the place, sitting under what seems like an infinite carpet of conifers.
Inside feels like a combination between a large mountain cabin and a classic roadhouse. Itís clean and well-kept, and there are tons of young families around in addition to a nice mix of beer hounds and weary travelers.
They let you know right up front that they make their own beer--besides the name, the first window you can see in as you walk up is the brew room. They actually have a decent sized system and can certainly churn out enough kegs to keep the locals and skiers happy almost indefinitely. The beer is solid. Make sure you ask ahead of time which beers are on nitro--if you dig that Guiness-like pour that settles, youíll be glad to figure out which ones have it. If not (like me) youíll be glad to steer toward others.
The pizzas are pretty killer. Thin, crackery crust with just enough chew to them. Nice cornmealy taste to the surface of the bread. Perfect crust IMO. Great toppings. They take a little while but itís worth it. Good appetizers too--dug the clams, great seasonings added to them.
There are tons of old beer ads and bottles everywhere, lots of historical artifacts from the beer business. One of the coolest things about this place is being able to walk out into the back patio, which is 21+, and eat off a tree stump for a table. Very relaxed setting with lawn chair seating.
This is one of those places that canít be designed or put together. It has to just happen over time with all the little quirky personal touches that accumulate when someone opens a business that locals and travelers alike can enjoy. I want to make a point of coming back often.
Great little spot in the middle of nowhere! More English style, filled with mountain adventurers and local mountain men. The owner lady is really friendly and will feed you all the samples you desire. She has a right to be proud - damn good beer!
Odd stepping inbut itís an idiosyncratic venuefairly empty. Immediately greeted and chatted with by Vicki (who I was told later is one of the owners), who was real friendly and informative (& snazzy in lime green velvet.) good range of their own beers, and with small batches turn around is steady. had an excellent hot italian sub, & the pizzas around me looked excellent. be careful you donít miss it.
Quaint and rusty... er, rustic. Lots of beer memorabilia around. Nice little place, packed when we were there, so the service was on the slow side, but the staff was battling to keep up with a problem that one more body would solve. The pizza was pretty good, thin crust, but not New York style. (For starters it needs to be foldable, and you canít fold a cracker.)
This place rules! Part ski lodge, part barn atmosphere, the pizza is the main draw, but youíd better like thin crust. There were a few beer highlights, such as the hefeweizen and the scotch ale. The servers were great, couldnít have asked for better service, and the entire operation just had a really comfortable feel to it, even though it was packed.
Crit (147) Surrey, British Columbia | March 29, 2005| Updated September 18, 2008
They speak a whole different language here unless you are a snowboarder. A great wide wooden bar is the focal point here. Always something new to try.
Packed with a weird mix of ski bums and families. Everyone seemed to be sucking down the pizza as fast as they could, so I guess itís good. A nice selection of stuff from the tiny brewery. Six brews on tap at a time from a rotating series. The bartender seemed like quite the character as well. The beers are well-done. Even though this is a bit out of the way, itís worth the trip. Next time, Iíll try to get there before dark when it should be a bit less packed.