Prescott Brewing Company: not just a good beer

They don’t just brew great beer; they serve great food and lots of it. I’m talking about the Prescott Brewing Company located at 130 W. Gurley Street. They have been there for over 20 years, and over the last few, have greatly expanded their brewing operation to a new-off site facility. But let’s talk about the food.

Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, the PBC offers a great variety of food from pub fare to a good choice of entrees and appetizers, pizza, burgers, wraps, soups, salads, sandwiches, a kids menu, and even vegetarian items. They have a nice selection of 19 appetizers, some of them large enough for a meal, ranging in price from $4.79 to $11.99. They have over 30 entrees ranging in price from $8.99 to $21.99 for a BBQ’d Chicken Platter with Brisket and Pork. A daily special is also featured that includes a pint of the beer of your choice, and don’t overlook the Smoked Prime Rib served on Fridays. PBC has a full bar, soft drinks, coffee, tea, a small selection of wines, and of course their own selection of beers, some of which change with the seasons. And do check out their extensive selection of Single Malt Scotches.

After our knowledgeable server, Johnny, helped us with our beer selection, offering a couple of samples to help us make our choice, we started off with fried pickles. These deep fried dill pickle spears were served with onion straws and a delicious dipping sauce. They are outstanding and one serving is plenty for two people. For our entrees I selected a daily special, the Brisket N’ Brew, a slow-smoked Brisket served with baked beans, house-made cole slaw, jalapeño corn bread and a pint of handcrafted beer. The portion was large and the brisket was very tender with a hint of smoke and a tasty BBQ sauce. My wife selected the Fish and Shrimp Platter which is a combination of fried shrimp and PBC’s fish and chips, with cole slaw, tarragon mayo and chipotle cocktail sauce. A large portion of perfectly fried Pollock (a light white fish from Alaska) and five large shrimp were crispy and tender and not greasy. It was excellent. The chips (fries) were also delicious. We were pretty full but still tried one of PBC’s desserts, the Chocolate Malted Mousse – moussed Belgian chocolate topped with whipped cream. It was delicious and you can get it with ice cream as well.

The atmosphere at PBC is welcoming. There are several dining areas including a room upstairs and plenty of tables in the pub. The restaurant was crowded, however we were not rushed. Service was excellent and friendly. The portions at PBC are large, you will not leave hungry or thirsty. It is family friendly and very reasonably priced for what you get. They have a core list of menu items, but twice a year they add new seasonal selections to enhance the menu. If you haven’t already, you should give PBC a try, you will enjoy it.