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Here’s a couple of great places to check out if you are traveling. If you are anything like me these are the kind of great local places you will love to seek out.
I will simply define this place as paradise.
1. A brewpub that has over 40 beers on tap which include 2006 World Beer Cup gold medal Belgian tripple (Final Absolution), 2008 World Beer Cup gold medal English Style Mild Ale (Crusader Dark Mild), and a host of other award winning brews.
2. A brewpub whose menu consists of 12 food items from popcorn to a burger but if you prefer, bring in your own food and eat away or order delivery to the pub.
3. A brewpub with a knowledgeable staff full of wonderful suggestions and a brewer who frequents the place most nights.
4. A brewpub that is tucked away on an unassuming corner next to an expressway in an industrial area that, had you not known it was there, you surely would have driven past and never seen.
If you are in Detroit make the short drive and try the sampler (Final Absolution and Crown Jewels should be on your list) it is truly a hidden paradise that should not be missed.
Turoni’s Pizzery & Brewery
Turoni’s is one of the great things that I miss from my days in Evansville. They have 5 regular brews and one seasonal on tap. Amongst these the Honey Blonde Ale and the Blue Eyed Moose IPA should not be missed. You don’t need to worry though just order the sampler and all will be right with the world when you decide on a pitcher of your favorite. The beer is also available in refillable growler form should you deem it necessary to have at home (and you will).
Oh yeah this is also a pizza place and the pizza is amazing. It is some of the best thin crust pizza I have ever had. Favorites include the Hawaiian Delight, the Buffalo Chicken, and Vinny’s Pepper Planet. If you are driving through Evansville (2 hours west of Louisville on I-64) and find yourself in need of beer and sustenance check out Turoni’s.