So when we pulled into the parking lot after a few hours of driving, all I wanted was a tasty lunch and a really cold beer. I was hesitant when we found the place right next to the movie theater I was a little more than skeptical. I was expecting a Granite City or a Rock Bottom but what we found was a gorgeous restaurant with some tasty brews. While I understand there are two locations of the brewery, I think this was a great way to start our weekend in Colorado Springs.
And they have a sense of humor too! Check this girl out. She is the frau with the UniBrau Hefeweissen!
There were five beers on tap. Each beer was an easy drinker and under 6%. I really enjoyed the Monumental Stout because it was different and finished with some roasty flavor. I also really enjoyed the UniBrau with the slice of lemon. It was a very refreshing taste and there weren’t too many overpowering flavors.
I think the biggest surprise of the day is the Ole 59’er Amber. This is a classic beer with a well rounded flavor. The finish on the beer was big and robust and made me take another sip. I wasn’t expecting to find such a big finish on such a classic taste. This was also the beer that played such a big part in my favorite part of Colorado Mountain Brewery.
The best part of this stop on our Springs tour was the food! As I said before, I was expecting Granite City. The Fish Tacos were flavorful, light (even though this one has a beer batter), and fresh. The mango salsa was good enough to eat on it’s own. I would definitely recommend this as a stop on any tour in the Springs.
We had a great view of this amazing restaurant it’s beer equipment. Even though it was behind a glass wall you could smell that it was brew day. This aspect definitely added a quality I really liked. Not only could you enjoy food from a kitchen you could see but you could smell, taste, and see the beer all in the same sitting.
This would be the kind of place that I would love to sit in for an afternoon of football watching and beer drinking. There was an amazing view of the mountains, a full bar, and a open kitchen with an amazing menu. I would definitely stop here again!