We try to get down to the Pearl Brewery complex at least every few months to see what new and exciting things are happening. I am a huge fan of redeveloping areas into new businesses, and this place has been moving right along for a few years now.
The Granary Cue and Brew located on Avenue A.
flight just to try them all (more on that in a bit), plus some iced tea that was just out of this world good. After the drink orders, we moved down to the cashier who took our food order and our money. From there, we found a seat and waited very briefly for the order.
I had a Brown Ale which, as I passed it around the table, got a universal thumbs down. Don't let that stop you - in honesty, I am a fan of beers like Newcastle Brown, but not a real Guinness drinker. I think we all agreed - and not like that is scientific, that there was a weird after taste. There was an Irish Red that we all agreed was very good. Likewise, the Rye Saisan we all found very doable. The IPA was not bad but for a few at our table, it was very hoppy. I think maybe we should just stick to the beers they sell at HEB, but again, I don't want to give the impression that there was anything wrong. In fact, they have a much wider selection of beers, we just wanted to try the house brews.
We also had a plate with turkey and the Cole slaw as a side. We agreed that the slaw might have been a little more creamy, but nobody was willing to say it was bad. Just good. My son claimed the turkey was better than Rudy's and just not as peppery. Very moist, and easy to cut. Good stuff.
If you skip the beer, and you really shouldn't, I think you can get out of there with your wallet in tact. The prices are no more than what you'd pay at Rudy's or Augie's. We were there for lunch but in talking with one of the friendly staff, I learned that dinner is an entirely different concept/presentation than lunch. I think it would be worth a visit because it all looks and smells so good.