As if we needed to cement our national reputation as Beervana nay further, yesterday another layer of beer-cred was laid on with the long awaited opening of Hopworks Urban Brewery. For us fans of refreshing malted beverages, this has been a long time coming, ever since owner, brew god Christian Ettinger left his post at Laurelwood Brewing with a promise to open his own brewery sometime in the near future. Well, the future took a little longer in coming than anyone expected, but after about two years of work, his promise is being fulfilled, and we were there to witness.
The interior looking back past many happy drinkers to be!
Christian's new pub on SE Powell Boulevard is a veritable temple to eco-brewing. From the green materials and construction practices that went into the building to his all organic beers and menu filled with locally sourced grub, this is about as guilt free as it gets for getting your groove on. Based on the hordes of people there, his vision has a ton of mass market appeal. And just wait 'til the deck out back opens with its killer views of the west hills. We sampled our way through several of his twelve house beers on tap and loved 'em all. Plus the food was right on, the pizzas satisfying, a credible chicken wing app, great wedgie potato fries. They have a weekday happy hour menu going to from 3-6 and 9-close with great prices. Awesome job, Christian. One day in and we're hooked! Here's some pics for those who haven't been to heaven.....
The men's bathroom....do I even need to explain this??
Seven good reasons to come to HUB
A couple of pies to soak up the suds!