720 Main St
Visited on July 1, 2015
Backcountry Brewery looks a lot like a tourist trap. It’s got that fake mountain lodge exterior that just somehow happened to be built right on the corner of the two main streets of a relatively young downtown. It’s got shiny new windows and a lot of new woodwork.
I didn’t love anything at Backcountry Brewery. To be fair, I didn’t really give their food much of a chance. My wife and I only split an appetizer of spinach and artichoke dip, and that’s really, really difficult to make taste bad. But nothing else on the menu really seemed all that interesting, so I’m guessing that it isn’t.
It’d at least go right along with the beers. All the standards are there: wheat, pilsner, pale, porter, IPA. And they taste exactly like all of the other old standards at any other brewery without imagination.
They aren’t completely bereft of benefits, however, as at least one of their seasonals tasted pretty good. I didn’t get a chance to try all of them, but breakfast stout and dopplebock were both satisfyingly strong.
In the end, however, we ended up leaving beer on the table, and that’s never a good sign.