Lariat Lodge Brewing – So Much More Than a Brewery
If you’re up for a scenic drive that ends in excellent food, cold beer, warm atmosphere and gorgeous views – then Lariat Lodge Brewing Co. is your destination.
Last month our son closed on his first house, so we decided to celebrate at the only brewery in Evergreen that we hadn’t been to yet. It was a gamble. We had never even seen the place and hadn’t done any research. Momentous occasions are forever tied with how you mark them – we should have at least yelped it.
Luckily for us, our celebration with the new homeowner will forever evoke pleasant memories – and arouse the salivary glands. The beers were good, especially the milk stout. But I gotta tell ya … the food was incredible, which made it hard to concentrate on the brews.
We arrived ravenous – just moments before happy hour ended. The server waited on us immediately and was very helpful with the menu and getting our order placed in time to take advantage of the specials, (pretty sure she stretched it for us).
Have you ever been to a brewery that has Swedish Meatballs (with what have got to be homemade mashed potatoes) on their happy hour menu? Let me tell you – I had to scarf them down quickly. There were forks dive bombing my taters from every direction.
We could tell the wings were smoked in-house before we ever glimpsed the smoker. Damn that food was good! I actually started feeling sorry for the beers. It was hard to give them their due, overshadowed as they were by scrumptious comfort foods.
We’ll try to not be hungry the next time we go.
Enjoy the views.
Have a few beers.
Maybe pick out a sweatshirt …
Oh, who am I kidding? I haven’t even tried their desserts yet!