I recently sat down with Craig, the owner of Pivo Brewery to record a podcast (more on that later) and share a few beers. The first thing I noticed was the warmth in the huge beer hall. It was very open and inviting. I immediately wanted to grab a beer and sit in the courtyard (coming soon) in the sun with friends to relax. After talking with Craig, this seems to be exactly the kind of feel he was shooting for. A gathering place for the town and travelers to come and enjoy each others company while also enjoying a beer from his gigantic tap list. Craig currently has nearly 30 Pivo beers and ciders on tap with another 9 guest beers and even a rootbeer on tap. I've been to a lot of breweries over the years, and this may be one of the largest tap lists I've ever seen.
Then of course, there is the beer. Even with the large tap list, Craig wants his beer to be approachable by all. Styles ranging from Czech Pilsner, to Saison, IPA to Milk Stout. How about a Chipotle Pumpkin Saison (great chile flavor with a good amount of heat, but not so much that you don't want to keep drinking to,) or a Cucumber Pale Ale? This may have been my favorite of the afternoon. A nice solid Pale Ale with loads of fresh cucumber flavor and aroma. I could see enjoying a few pints of this in their courtyard, or even getting a growler or crowler (yes they do have both if you would like some beer to go) fill to enjoy in my own backyard.
http://www.pivoblepta.com/ Or just stop in for a beer and check out their gift shop.
|The giant homemade bar with 40 taps behind it|
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