Wednesday, December 5th, marked the 79th anniversary of the 21st amendment, which repealed Prohibition (aka the 18th Amendment, which was ironically enacted on my birthday). In honor of this occasion, I decided to grab a bite and a few beers at the Prohibition Taproom. Despite being unseasonably warm for December, I tend to enjoy darker beers during these months where the sun decides it’s gonna go home before 5 PM, and my bartender Jason suggested two delicious porters for me.
First up was the Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery. It was delicious, smooth and tasty; I could have drunk this beer all night.
Next was the Edmund Fitzgerald, from Great Lakes Brewing. A little bit more bodied then my previous beer with a distinctive coffee taste; it was still good but definitely a sipper.
Oh, the real reason I was here? To try their burger of course! The Pub Burger is 8 oz. of choice ground Chuck with lettuce, roasted cowboy onions and home made tomato jam. House cut fries and your choice of cheese (Jack, Cheddar, Blue or Brie). It came on a soft ciabatta roll and for only $10, there was definitely no sticker shock here.
My burger was cooked perfectly to medium FINALLY, after a recent series of misses in the temperature department. The ciabatta roll was very complimentary and a welcoming change from those “other buns”. Nice big piece of bibb lettuce and the tomato jam spread was pretty tasty. I went with the white cheddar as my cheese option and, despite my being weird about onion consumption at times (hate raw onions, am so-so about cooked ones), the caramelized onions were a treat; I didn’t even pick them off!
I definitely have to put the Pub burger in my top 5 burgers in town so far. Everything about it just made for the perfect burger eating experience.
Burger rating? “A”.