Gore Range Brewery
Vail, CO Colorado
Take a look around the Gore Range Brewery and you’ll see them all ” big groups of friends, families with children, couples out on a casual date, or a raucous crowd gathered around the bar.
What’s the draw? Owner Jim Errant thinks it’s the restaurant’s dedication to good food for good value.
“I used to say that around here you either paid a lot of money for a lousy meal or you’d pay an outrageous amount for a good meal,” Errant said. “But here, it’s about quality, consistent, tasty food.”
Can’t leave hungry
The brew pub’s exhaustive menu of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pizza and meat can be daunting, but the good news is that it’s hard to go wrong.
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The menu is 10 years in the making, evolving from what has been popular with the diners, Errant said.
Start off with the artichoke dip, a creamy sauce served with Chipotle tortilla chips. Or try the pretzels served with a cheddar cheese sauce. They’re everything a pretzel from the ballpark should be ” warm, soft and perfectly salty. Just make sure you try all that with a friend or five, because like all the other dishes at Gore Range, the portions are huge.
The salads are generous and fresh, the most popular being the buffalo chicken salad, a colorful array of fiery hot chicken set off by a creamy dressing. If you still haven’t had to loosen your belt, go for a fire grilled pizza. The dough is made in-house, and choices range from the traditional margherita to the tangy Thai chicken pizza.
While burgers and sandwiches may be typical pub fare, Gore Range does them well. The dressed up Gore Range Burger comes piled high with sauteed mushrooms or onion strings, barbecue sauce and cheese. The pulled pork sandwich is slow-smoked for up to 20 hours and smothered in a sweet, homemade sauce.
Raise a glass
Don’t miss a glass of beer from the microbrewery. There’s something for every taste on the menu, from the light and crisp Great Sex Honey Ale to the strong and smooth Biker Stout ” it’s rich with chocolate and coffee flavors.
Resident brew master Jeremy Pluck also features an ever-changing specialty creation.
Gore Range Brewery
105 Edwards Village Blvd., Edwards