Saturday, April 21, 2012

Pumphouse Brewery

During my recent trip to Longmont, CO I stopped in for lunch at Pumphouse Brewery & Restaurant. Located in a converted fire house on main street Longmont, the decor is focused on fire station memorabilia. The brewery itself holds a prominent place in the interior. It was "a good place for a "business lunch

I selected the brewery's Flashpoint IPA. This a classic "American IPA." Bright orange in color with a short-lived white head. The aroma is full of citrus hops, like a fresh squeezed grapefruit. The flavor follows suite with prominent citrus. A bit of bready malt holds it all together. It was certainly an enjoyable IPA. I'm told it's one of the brewery's most popular beers.

For my food selection I had the Cabo Fish Tacos. Beer-battered cod strips were served on soft flour tortillas. Shredded cabbage, cheeses, pico-de-gallo and cilantro-flavored sour cream topped it all. The dish was tasty, but the boldness of the Flashhpoint IPA overpowered the spiciness of the tacos.

Unfortunately I only had time to try out the one Pump House beer. I'll try to do better next time.

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