Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Wheeling Edition: Wheeling Brewing Company
Wheeling Brewing Company is a relatively new addition to downtown's historic Centre Market district. It neighbors antique shops, great restaurants and other cute stores, plus there's a good bit of street parking right outside.
Wheeling Brewing Company offer a menu full of items like "hoppy hummus" made with their Moondog IPA; three cheese, reuben, and sweet and savory chicken sliders; and meatball or pulled pork hoagies. Specials on the board that caught my eye were a lobster ravioli and stuffed hot peppers. Everything sounded quite tasty, but because we just had dinner, we were only looking for beer.
We were in luck, because Wheeling Brewing Company featured seven of their own draft beers plus a guest beer. This night was Bridge Brew Works' Long Point Lager. You could get a half flight with four beers or their whole seven + guest. We went for the latter.
As we waited for our beer, we talked about the scenery. It's a super chill environment. Dark, but relaxed. An exposed brick wall, cool lighting and an open view into the brewing area set the tone. I would so, so hang out here just for fun.
Somehow, the photo of the flight didn't turn out. But some quick thoughts. I love, love the Panhandle Pale Ale 1 - because of the name and 2 - because it's tasty. Shoutout to the only Northern Panhandle Brewery. The McColloch's Wheat is light and crisp. And that raspberry wheat? Ohmygod. Came home with me in a growler, which I plan to enjoy over the next week.