DryHop Brewers | Lakeview | Craft Beer, Small Plates, Contemporary/Regional | Bar
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Julia Thiel

Gastropub featuring craft beers brewed on-site (including growlers to go).

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Behind the bar at Lakeview's DryHop Brewers are six shiny beer tanks, striking against the red tile wall. The beer in those tanks is central to the food; chef Pete Repak, a veteran of Charlie Trotter's, has designed a small-plates menu for pairing, dividing it into seemingly random categories like "handfuls," "fork and knife," and "brewer's favorites." Considering the portions, these are pricey—most about $10 apiece—but they're also excellent. Crispy Belgian frites went well with a creamy garlic-Parmesan aioli and vinegary "dragon sauce," and dishes such as shrimp and grits or a seared scallop on a bed of chorizo-shrimp hash with corn sauce and papaya relish were fresh, sweet, and tender. But the food is only half the point (if that) of a brewpub, and brewer Brant Dubovick has a very respectable and reasonably priced lineup of beers. In addition to pours in a range of sizes, you can opt for a taster of all six house beers in four-ounce servings ($12). I wasn't a fan of every single one—the pre-Prohibition-style Batch 001 was fairly bland—but the very drinkable Shark Meets Hipster, a wheat IPA, was surprisingly light and fruity.

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Behind the bar at Lakeview's DryHop Brewers are six shiny beer tanks, striking against the red tile wall. Behind the food these days is chef Joel Pillar, a veteran of the Purple Pig, who’s designed a small-plates menu for pairing, with offerings that are excellent if a tad pricey. who's designed a small-plates menu for pairing, with offerings that are excellent if a tad pricey. But the food is only half the point (if that) of a brewpub, and brewer Brant Dubovick has a very respectable and reasonably priced lineup of beers. In addition to pours in a range of sizes, you can opt for a taster of all six house beers in four-ounce servings ($12). I wasn't a fan of every single one—the pre-Prohibition-style Batch 001 was fairly bland—but the very drinkable Shark Meets Hipster, a wheat IPA, was surprisingly light and fruity. —Julia Thiel

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