The other day Melissa and I headed to The Moon Under Water Brewery & Pub for dinner and a pint or two and at the end she got me a new growler filled with the latest experimental session lager.
First of all the food was outstanding! I had a BBQ Bacon and Brie chicken burger (made with house brewed IPA!!) and Mel had a Moroccan Club and for a drink I enjoyed a Tranquility IPA and it paired beautifully.
The burger was definitely house made and it had so much flavor just bursting out of it when you bit into it! I really liked how the chicken really stood out with great seasoning and the IPA in the sauce with all those hops! I have cooked with IPA’s a few times and it’s a little tricky working with the bitterness but they got it right here. Over all I absolutely loved the burger and I almost missed the fries, lol. A lot of places these days tend to just buy pre cut frozen chips because it’s a easy and arguably cheaper way of getting them, but I believe (I didn’t ask, I will have to though next time I’m in) they are house cut! and they were great as well, with a good seasoning too.
The next part with the meal was my beer, the Tranquility IPA. I have had a few of the beers produced from The Moon but not this one so I was pretty excited about it it arrived at the table with a nice layer of head on top and a deep amber color and some good hoppy aromas. It was a very enjoyable beer with the burger, I really liked how the bitterness from the hops balanced the sweets from the burger and really brought the meal together.
It was a very clean flavor with a nice body and lots of hops to back it up with a strong aroma and citrusy and piny flavors it just reminds me of the west coast and a notable bitter finish.
I would definitely recommend this beer to hop lovers, It has 70 IBU’s so it’s a little more on the bitter side but nothing crazy, it is well balanced. I would absolutely eat here again and buy this beer!!
make sure to check them out if your in town, they are open for lunch too! Check out their website for more information on what they are brewing and more at www.moonunderwater.ca