A Treat Amongst the Trees. The Maiden Publick House, Big Sur, Ca.


My Husband and I found ourselves in Big Sur, enjoying a mini vacation, which is a rare moment in our lives. While our plan was to camp and cook, and drink wine on the beach, we found ourselves just steps away from a cozy little pub.  Who can resist a beer mid-day in the sun amongst the trees?

While the bar was quaint and cozy, the beer list was far from lacking.  With a tap selection of California micro classics from Speakeasy to Port Brewing, to great imports like Paulaner and Unibroue, I had a hard time making a decision.  On top of the great draught list, was an incredible Belgian bottle selection, which always brings a smile to my face.
The Staff was incredibly warm, and I felt right at home.  I was feeling the “end-of-summer blues” so I ordered a Twilight, an american blonde ale brewed by Deschutes Brewery.  Just off the highway, The Maiden is surrounded by Redwoods, so we had to take advantage and sit on the patio.

The Twilight was easy drinking, soft citrus notes, and caramel flavors, with great persistent bubbles.  I love this kind of beer when it’s warm, and it didn’t disappoint.  Without fail, my husband orders a Rodenbach Grand Cru (I can’t blame him, I do consider this to be the beer I would hope to have if I found myself on a deserted island).

And without fail, I generously helped myself to his beer (thank god he’s patient with me).  Really, I cannot express enough how it always satisfies, no matter what the time, the weather, or the occasion.  Cheers to great beer in Big Sur. And a big thank you to The Maiden, and mother nature itself.

If you find yourself on the coast in Big Sur check out The Maiden Publick House which is located on Highway 1, at The Village Center Shops.


1 Comment

  1. Tiffany

    October 23, 2012

    You may just make me a beer drinker yet Claire! For now I'm content baby-stepping with your last recommendation, Kasteel Rouge, but you do make the brews sound delicious…

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