Friends forging a course together through the unexpected

Cheers to Atlas Brewery January 25, 2013

Last weekend one of my dearest friends celebrated her birthday. The night kicked off at the Barrelhouse Flat. Unfortunately, there was a line at the door and four other birthday parties going on. So, we meandered up Lincoln and decided to try Atlas Brewing. I know, so shocking that we would end up at a brewery.

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All fifteen of us entered and immediately took over the entryway. Staff was supper attentive to our situation and did the best to accommodate our large party. We got lucky and ended up getting seats and a table near the end of the bar. It was just enough space for us. Folks could mingle and stand around the bar or have a seat at the table. Perfect set up!

The place is pretty swanky yet comfortable. Your eyes will first go straight back to the brewery room that is enclosed by clear class doors. Makes you wonder what they got in those casts back there. When your eyes re-group and look for a place to sit, you’ll notice modern and simple lines oozing off the bar and seating area. However, if the staff takes you behind the bar to another room you’ll enter a bit of coziness. Grab a seat with a few friends and make some new friends at a large communal table. Whichever side you choose, you’re bound to have a good time.

photos courtesy of Kelly

photos courtesy of Kelly

Once we were settled time to grab the bar/drink menus. We divided, sampled and conquered. The beer at least. I love that my friends share their beer. We got through the whole beer menu in two rounds. Throughout the night I stuck with the Atlas Golden Ale. It lived up to being an easy-drinking German lager. However, Matt tried Bentley’s Bitter, Hyperion Double IPA and Intemporelle Holiday Abbey Quadruppel. When we go back, I’m totally getting my own glass of the Intemporelle Holiday, a Belgian style ale that might have used Cognac-infused French Oak. Trust me when I say, it’s very, very tasty.

Our friends also ordered the mussels to share which were delicious. I don’t know how our friends chose from 4 different tasty flavors. However, I think they made a great choice leeks, bacon, onion and garlic. Add mussels to that combination and let’s be honest. You have a winning combination. Well done Atlas Brewing. I’ll cheers to that.

Matt and I definitely decided that we wanted to go back. Now we just have to pick a day and go down. The mussels are calling me back.


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