This month, we shine the spotlight on a selection of restaurants that feature outstanding beer and wine. At many of these locations, not only can you enjoy delicious food, but you have the opportunity to see first-hand the process involved in bringing these beverages to market. Read on to learn about these great spots to enjoy great food, unique beers and exceptional wines.
Redwood City, CA: Established in 2012, Freewheel Brewing Company has made it their mission to brew top notch session beers in the time honored tradition of English style cask-conditioned ales. They brew and pour beer at The Freewheel Brewery & Pub in Redwood City, CA. In addition to delicious beers, the kitchen serves great English-inspired pub food with California flavor that’s best served with a hand-pulled pint.
Encinitas, CA: While the majority of wineries are set among vineyards in the warm inland valleys,Solterra is situated a couple of blocks from the beach in beautiful north county San Diego. Solterra has a demonstration vineyard and produces wines on premise. The menu features food that is pure, organic, and natural. When you eat at Solterra you will be taken back to special moments in your life. Solterra strives for bold flavors and unique presentations reminiscent of coastal dining along the Mediterranean Sea.
Portland, OR: Ancestry Brewing is building a lineage of family crafted ales, one brew at a time. Ancestry is part of a community of Oregon breweries that arguably produces the best beer on the planet. For a small brewery, Ancestry has a well-rounded selection of hops that includes Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy, El Dorado, EKG, Simcoe, and Amarillo to name a few. The beer selection is complemented by a menu full of favorites like burgers, fish & chips and sandwiches.
Woodinville, WA: 20 Corners Brewing is not just known for premiere craft beers, but for their artisanal food as well! Enjoy signature fire roasted food from the WoodStone oven with a great craft brew. Sharing the love of the outdoors is how this brewery came to be started. The two founders, Andrew Davis and Vern Olson met back in 2013 to discuss this project and haven’t looked back since. The team members of 20 Corners are the true ambassadors of the company and share a passion for quality craft beer, artisanal foods, and the great outdoors OR outdoor adventures.
Spokane Valley, WA: Great food, fine wine, and special friends…what else is there? Explore the creative menu, award winning wine list and experience Ambrosia for yourself! Ambrosia Bistro was conceived by Scott and Kara Cook to bring a feeling of “downtown” to the Spokane Valley. Your visit to Ambrosia, near historic Milwood, will be truly memorable thanks to the attentive staff, inventive cuisine, and a great selection of spirits and Northwest wines!
Chandler, AZ: The Wild Vine Uncorked is Southeast Chandler’s best neighborhood tapas lounge and wine bar. Relax in old world comfort while enjoying mouthwatering culinary creations and your favorite wine, beer or cocktail. The Wild Vine Uncorked was born from a love of entertaining family and friends. The menu, prepared by Executive Chef Stacey Carson, is a collection of the owner’s favorite flavors from around the country. Unique and fun choices range from Latin style tapas, to a wonderful selection of bruschetta and the famous mouthwatering long bone ribeye and fresh fish selections.