Gore Range Brewery
0105 Edwards Village Blvd.
A bustling neighborhood bar and restaurant with wood, wood and more wood, from the floors to tables and chairs to the walls and ceilings. There’s wood, too, in the wood-fired pizza oven and the rotisserie in which the restaurant’s famed roasted chickens and ribs are cooked.
Even with all the wood, big windows let in plenty of natural light, and a massive patio out back lets drinkers and diners soak up the sun. There’s live music on weekends, and Thursday night is reggae night with renowned local DJ Scott “Weez” Peterson.
Families at the tables and singles mingling, folks at the bar for drinks, and those in for just a quick bite ” the place bustles like most of Edwards does these days.
It’s pub fare and a little more. The chickens are a big draw for families who don’t want to cook as well as for those eating in. The menu also includes a range of sandwiches, burgers and salads. Relatively new are nightly food specials. Going on salmon night is a good bet. Just about anything will be served up hot, yummy and in generous portions.
It’s a brewery, for Pete’s sake. Try a “flight” of beers, that is, a handful of five-ounce samples of all five brews made on site. A big draw is the beer mug club, which gets members their own mugs from which to enjoy $2 drafts of their preferred suds.
A range of bottled beers is available, as is a full bar. But c’mon, try the home-grown stuff.
All the beers have their charms, but the wheat beer is especially good on a hot summer night. Try it with a bright slice of lemon.