Sunday, June 22, 2008

Dinner at Barley Brothers

We're off to meet our friends, Andrea and Billy, at Barley Brothers Brewery and Grill for dinner.
Built in July of 1997, this brewery makes one of our favorite beer--the Tripppleberrry Wheat beer, a Havasu favorite, this pastel wheat beer with hints of cranberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
We sat in a booth near the cozy wood fired pizza oven. You would think that we'd not want to sit anywhere warm with the outdoor temperatures in triple digits but it was comfortably cool inside the restaurant.
Meanwhile the sun was setting over the London Bridge. What a pretty view the bridge was as boats passed under, leaving the lake.
The beer sampler wheel was something new we haven't tried. Each 3 oz. glass was filled with a few of their award winning brews: Jennagrace Hefeweizen, Double Espresso Stout, Barley Brothers Blonde Ale, Kickstart Oatmeal Stout, Tripppleberrry Wheat, and Beachballs Red Ale. All were refreshing and delicious!
I ordered the surf and turf . The presentation was beautiful and portions more than generous--I'm bummed I could not get a decent photo with my PDA/phone which doesn't have a flash. (I've been living for the past week without my camera which is in repair after only two months use. I'm hard on my cameras and the replacement guarantee purchased from a company going through Chapter 11 (Sharper Image) was null and void.)
We had a lovely evening of good food and drinks and pleasant conversations with great company. We didn't want the night to end but alas, we all needed some heavy duty rest after a full day on the lake. As I fall asleep, I'm thinking about a view of the London Bridge when we drove over it this evening. All was dark and quiet except for the flags which were lit up along each side of the bridge...each gently waving in the night as if to say, goodnight and sleep tight.

1 comment:

Rose DesRochers said...

It looks like you had a nice time. You make such a lovely couple and look so happy together.