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Chilly Water Brewing

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Well I made it back. This is the place I attempted to try Monday; but it wasn’t open. It certainly was worth a second attempt. Skip,the owner, was the Brew Master at Fountain Square Brewery. His Brew Master is his right hand man from Fountain Square. So,needless to say your beer is in good hands with these guys.

Instead of ordering a flight of 4, I decided on a pint of Hefeweizen. Wheat beer seems to be a rarity among local breweries. It is also my current favorite. Their Harmonika is a first class example. If you like wheats I think you will love this.

Afterwards I got a flight. Not your typical order I know; and I think it was detrimental to the proper tasting. The flight is served in ascending order of hops; with the Pilsner first. A craft Pilsner is a delightful brew and yet I found this one to be a bit lacking. I think it was actually the result of having the Harmonika first. That just means I have to go back and have a couple more to make sure. The ales were all well crafted and very drinkable beers.

Now to the food. As you can see they offer a small menu with Panini sandwiches and humus dips and pita.

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I always like to try as many different tastes that I can. Which can be hard when you are dining solo. But I persevere. I got an order of Here Comes the Sun humus. Roasted red pepper  with added sun-dried tomatoes. It too was as well made as the beer. Sweet red pepper and chickpeas bolstered with the soft chew of dried tomato strips. Paired nicely with the wheat beer.

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At the risk of over doing the sun-dried tomato bit I got the chicken sandwich. I am a sucker for roasted chicken. Especially when you add cheese. The sandwich was really good. Chicken was incredibly tender and the mozzarella cheese was a nice sweet agreement with tomato. Also I think the addition of the feta cheese was good to bring a bite to the party.

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So… Needless to say this is a fine addition to the city in general and Fountain Square in particular. Well made beer and well made sandwiches. Also the joint is planning on bringing in live local music. So the summer appears to be shaping up to even more fun.

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6 responses

  1. I don’t even care about the food; clever song title names are enough for me. We weekly eat a “Ring of Fire” jalapeno tabasco burger around here.

    July 3, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    • It took me a while to catch the significance of the menu names, and the beer names. The owner commented that it was tough coming up with musical titles for beers. I intend on going back just for the beer. On a side note it seems you got back from Myrtle Beach in a timely fashion.

      July 3, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      • Yes, we did our 5 days and lived to tell!

        July 3, 2014 at 6:15 pm

  2. I love finding terrific craft breweries that not only make wonderful beer, but fantastic food to boot. And whomever it was that came up with the idea of “flights” should be awarded a knighthood. A buffet of beauties. How else am I to know what I’d like to tow home and still be savvy enough to trust my judgement unless one gets to have a sample of all that’s available in pint size form? Or rather miniature form. 🙂
    Lovely review, Benson!

    July 6, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    • You are too kind. I really enjoyed the brew. The food was pretty good as well. Not unique, just good. And you are so correct. Flights are Brilliant. There is a new joint that opened in Indy that has flights of Bourbon & Scotch. Be still my heart. I hope to review that joint soon.

      July 6, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      • I will hunt that one down when it gets posted, Benson. Totally right up my ally. Cheers!

        July 7, 2014 at 4:54 pm

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