Thursday, January 10, 2013

Stickmen Brewery & Skewery

Tuesday night we checked out the interestingly named, relatively new brewery in Lake Oswego, Stickmen Brewery & Skewery. With so many great places much closer to home I have to congratulate us on making it there while they can still be called new.

We were tipped off that parking in the area would be difficult so we parked a couple of blocks north and walked down State Street/Hwy 43. Our plan turned out to be a good one as the low building next to Lake Twin Theater had only a small sign to identify it. We could have easily driven by multiple times before we had actually found it. Inside we found our friend had arrived a few minutes before us and secured a table in a large alcove of the bar.

The first order of business was of course to order a beer. Of the 13 taps they unfortunately only had one house-brewed beer, Saison, which Mag took one for the team and ordered. He declared it very Saison-y, which I agreed with, meaning that it was most certainly not something I liked. For Saison fans, it might be just the thing. The rest of the taps offered a thoughtful selection of styles from primarily Oregon breweries.

Flat bread piled high with toppings.
With "skewery" as part of their name we knew our food order would have to include some of their skewers. The handful of skewers we ordered were hit and miss but both the fries and flat bread were clear, delicious winners. While their menu is mostly skewers and small plate items they also offer an assortment of salads, sandwiches, burgers and entrees.

Being in Lake Oswego it is unlikely Stickmen will become a regular haunt but I'd like to go back when they have a more of their beers available. If that isn't until summer, well then, perhaps I'll be able to find myself a seat on their patio. It snugs up to the lake and will likely be quite popular in the summer. If you're in the area stop in, have a beer, the flat bread and decide for yourself.

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