Kicking Back after the Hike – A Visit to Beaver Street Brewery

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in Hiking Adventures | One Comment

Kicking back after the hike is an essential part of the experience.

After you’ve exerted yourself, a Couch Potato will need some sustenance. This is one place we’ve liked -

We’d been to Beaver Street Brewery in Flagstaff, Arizona before and trying the restaurant again was like coming back to an old friend. The place was bustling with people of all ages, friendly and efficient wait staff, and food served that exceeded expectations. The atmosphere has an old time décor, but everything is sharp and well-maintained.

I do believe I ordered the same thing I had the previous time – the Enchanted Forest pizza. This time I asked for it on a gluten free crust. The thin crust arrived crispy with slight burn spots from the coal-fired oven, giving it a smoky, earthy and delightful depth. The cheese was melted and wonderful. It was adorned with portabello mushroom and artichoke strips and fresh basil. Ah, the flavor and freshness!

My husband opted for a barbecued chicken pizza , also on gluten free crust. It was covered with a barbecue sauce that was not cloyingly sweet and a generous amount of chicken. He ate every morsel.

Now, we decided we could not resist dessert and wanted to try everything, so we tried the sampler, which included a chocolate bread pudding with sauce, an apple stout cake (using their own stout), and a seasonal fruit cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream. The seasonal cobbler was apple and cranberries. All of it was delectable. We had to resist the urge to lick the plate.

They serve children, but BSB is really more of a grown up place to indulge your taste buds. My husband also tried their Pale Ale, which they brew, and really liked it better than most he’s had.

Beaver Street Brewery is located on Beaver Street – but of course – in Flagstaff down the street from the old train station at 11 S. Beaver Street. They have even opened another facility – the Lumberyard Brewing Company with a slightly different menu – very large servings!

Beaver Street Brewery is open daily at 11:00 am and closed at 11:00 pm, except for Friday and Saturday when they are open until midnight. And, they don’t take reservations – no matter how large the party – a truly egalitarian philosophy.

  • Original Couch Potato

    We knew it first! Beaver Street Brewery rated high in AZ Central reader’s polls recently!