Tuesday, August 18, 2009

BEERporting - Corner Cafe and Brewery

The Corner Café & Brewery
289 US1 & Dr.
Tequesta FL 33469

Tequesta is the last place I would expect to find a fabulous 5-Star gastropub, but then again, I should know by now not to rely on preconceived expectations.

Positives: located on the corner of an unassuming strip mall, The Corner Café oozes small-town comfort matched by a friendly atmosphere. Owned by Lisa and Jim Hill, the food is exquisitely prepared to order with the freshest ingredients possible which invariably results in daily surprises. The prices are very reasonable, especially for such delectable dishes such as Oysters Moscow, Macadamia Chicken, and Eggplant Rollatini (to name a few). As the name suggests, not only do they sport amazing food, The Corner Café also features a small array of impressive home-brewed beers. Matt Webster is the master brewer and will quite humbly understate the quality of his beers to his valued patrons, many of whom are both beer geeks and foodies such as myself. There is always Matt’s latest idea on draft along with a standard selection of 4 other beers.

Negatives: frosty pint glasses.

Overall: The Corner Café and Brewery is about an hour’s drive south for me, and every minute of that drive is a treat because I know what delights, both culinary and beery, that await me upon my destined arrival. Small, relaxed, and jovial, it is very easy to wyle away a few hours over a few pints with friends old and new; the patrons are as friendly as the staff. Depending on your mood, there is a bar seating area and a café seating area, both of which are open to each other. Good food and good beer is about socializing and relaxing which The Corner Café and Brewery will ensure you experience both.

  • The Kaiser – a German-style Kolsch
  • Julio’s ‘Jefe’weizen – a classic German-style hefeweizen
  • Gnarly Barley – a crisp American-style pale ale
  • Terminally Ale – rich malty American brown ale
  • The Latest Idea! – Matt’s latest beery masterpiece

(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)

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