|Manager Sarah Devine serves up a practice pour at The Original 40 brewpub in North Park|
|Original 40 brewpub late Spring 2019 debut.|
The kitchen is the charge of executive chef Luke Johnson, a veteran of fine dining and, most recently, Cutwater Spirits, who is taking a reserved, compact approach with The Original 40’s menu. That bill of fare is split into four sections: snacks, shareables, soups and salads, and shareable entrees. The draft menu can be viewed here. Meanwhile, the brewpubs 24 taps will feature a mix of beers meant to pair with the cuisine.
“There are so many things we are incredibly excited about with this project,” says Steve. “One, of course, is a great beer. This is a brewery first and a restaurant second. We will sacrifice anything we need to in order to create amazing beer. As a matter of fact, we dumped a 15-barrel batch down the drain because we didn’t think it was perfect.”
|Head Brewer Chris Gillogly surveys his new digs from the brew deck|
Three collaboration beers have already been completed with local companies Creative Creature Brewing, Horus Aged Ales, and Pure Project Brewing. Creative Creature and Pure Project both contributed their elbow grease for hazy IPAs, while the Horus Aged Ales collab is the aforementioned pastry stout, a portion of which is now aging in a Buffalo Trace bourbon whiskey barrel.
The Original 40 is located at 3117 University Avenue. Once it opens, its days and hours of operation will be 3 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays and Sundays.
PERK: For a free online copy of the June 2019 West Coaster print magazine click here.
Source: West Coaster is a media partner of PillartoPost.org