Breckenridge Brewery: Beers, Barbecue, Smiles

I've never really liked the Breckenridge Brewery beers. I'm pretty specific about what makes a good beer and most of their beers lacked a certain punch.

Then I visited this restaurant/bar at 471 Kalamath and was introduced to some of their beers that never seemed to make it into stores: Small batch brews that pack a punch like the 471 India Pale Ale, the Vanilla Porter, and 471 ESB. Especially the 471 IPA suits me quite well.

Couple that with some solid barbecue and you've got a neighborhood business worth supporting.

Now, 4 years after I first visited the restaurant, you can find these "small batch" delights in many liquor stores around town. The one thing that doesn't make it into the store is the friendly (if sometimes slightly sassy) nature of many of the waiters and waitresses. That friendliness combined with $2 pint night on Wednesday will keep me going back to the Kalamath location of Breckenridge Brewery for a long time.