We’ve been trying to figure out some new post long run treats for ourselves, and have decided that hitting up breweries might be a good idea. We’ve seen Kettle River Brewing around, and a few of our friends really enjoy their beers. After a long weekend of cycling and running, we cleaned ourselves up and headed to Kettle River Brewing Co. to enjoy a beverage.
Kettle River Brewing is in like the craft breweries district near Knox Mountain. It’s around the corner from Vice and Virtue, and Red Bird Brewing (read about Red Bird visit here). There were a lot of cars parked around when we arrived, but we realized they belonged to the auto shop beside the building. It looks like they have a pretty nice patio set up for the summertime.
You definitely want to get tasting flights when you hit up craft breweries! It killed me to not get one myself, but I haven’t been drinking much lately and didn’t want to overdo it. Justin got a flight, and as a consequence, I got to taste each of his. The chocolate milk stout caught my eye because they served it nitro-style. And Justin got a variety of IPAs and a Saison.
The tasting room at Kettle River Brewing is dog-friendly! We saw a few people come and go for growler fills. When you go inside, there are a couple of couches near the entrance, and then a bunch of seating in the corner behind the couch and runs along the wall. The place wasn’t too loud and if we had stayed later, it would’ve turned into Trivia Night. There was a bunch of really beautiful art on the wall, and it turned out the artist was working behind the bar!
We really enjoyed visiting Kettle River Brewing Co.! The tasting room was a good size. Their beer selections were pretty good, and they also had an extensive food menu to choose from. We had eaten earlier, and only come to enjoy their beverages. But we definitely want to return to check out the food. And it’ll probably be one of our regular haunts come the summer and their patio!