Brewforia Beer Market + Kitchen

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As the Eagles sang, “There’s a new kid in town,” and in Incline Village, Nev., that new kid is Brewforia Beer Market + Kitchen. These folks are about the brew, offering at least 500 at any time on multiple taps that change daily since opening in the summer of 2017.

While certainly beer-centric, the beverage offerings here are not a one-trick-pony. Owner Rick Boyd also dedicates considerable attention to assembling a versatile wine list and a nice collection of craft cocktails made with high-end spirits, created in-house by noted Tahoe mixologist Maxx Grush.

As for the food choices here, they are a radical departure from usual pub-grub with a diverse menu of globally inspired dishes that range from Italy to Polynesia and many points in between. Here is where the wide-ranging beverage selection really shines; you can match the cuisine of whatever country with an authentic beverage of the same country.

In addition, and in keeping with the Brewforia way of being good neighbors and earth friendly, Chef Evan Roa sources as many ingredients as possible from local growers and producers, uses hormone- and antibiotic-free meats and emphasizes the use of humanely raised or wild products.

At the front of the house the crew creates a friendly, comfortable feel; it’s as if you were coming over to a friend’s house for dinner. The service team is also trained to match beverages with the cuisine so you can feel free to explore at your fancy.

For our Brewforia tasting adventure, we decided to go on a world tour of bites and beverages starting with the Bristol Bay Salad with lemon-herb poached King Salmon, butter lettuce, heirloom tomato, pickled red onion, cucumber, avocado buttermilk dressing. We matched it with a classic refreshing Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc from The Seeker Wines. Yum.

Next up was a sandwich Hanoi Banh Mi with Doppelpok pulled pork, pickled cucumber, carrots, red onion cilantro, basil and jalapeno on a baguette and a righteous entree 10-Layer Bolognese Lasagna with house-made ricotta, mozzarella, beef and pork, basil, marinara. Brew and wine was the way to go here and we went with a North Coast Brewing Co.’s Old Rasputin Imperial Stout that just rocked with the Banh Mi and a glass of spicy, dry and structured French Rosé from Domaine de Couron that danced quite well with the hearty lasagna. Not even attempting to resist dessert we finished with Summer Peach Sundae made with ginger-peach chutney, vanilla bean ice cream, almond brittle to eat and a Kentucky Mule cocktail to drink made with Kentucky bourbon, lime and Goslings Ginger Beer. Satisfaction.

Brewforia brings creative dishes, presented with a fine-dining flair in a casual, high-energy atmosphere. Enjoy. | (775) 298-7660, brewforia.com