As part of the renovated Walla Walla train depot, Crossbuck Brewing welcomes you to gather and experience quality old and new-world style craft beer
Hello Everyone, Time to talk about Local beers made by CrossBuck Brewing a Taproom attached to the Walla Walla Steak Company on Second street. Just recently I had a family gathering and somebody brought 3 Growlers of beer from CrossBuck. being a brewer for over 20 years I was pretty excited to see just how good this local swill was. well I was stunned, the first glass I had was the Rugged Red, which is a “when they have it” red rye style of beer, usually one of my favorites where ever I go, so I poured the glass and watched it, the Carbonation was spot on leaving a very nice deep red color, and it was time to tip the glass. the nose and mouthfeel were welcoming, as I tasted it I allowed the bitterness to mix with well-balanced flavors. No matter how hard I tried I could not find anything wrong with this beer it was not swill and had my attention. Next, I Poured the Hazy Hike, a Hazy Session Beer with plenty of flavors and just like the Red it had perfect carbonation, definitely lighter like a session should be but with the aromas of a dank IPA, both beers left perfect lacing on the glass as I picked them apart tasting them.
These beers had me convinced that Somebody knows what’s going on and I need to know more, so I called them up and wanted to chat with Steven Brack –Head Brewer and Partner of CrossBuck and learn more on what is going on in the rebuilt train station and here is what is going on. Steven brings more than seven years of brewing experience to CrossBuck and was previously part of the brewing team at the Ram Restaurant & Brewery, Elliott Bay Brewery and Pacific Brewing and Malting Co. He also has experience in the position of Production Manager for Schilling Hard Cider and most recently at Black Raven Brewing Co. Steven won six medals at the Washington Beer Awards including a gold medal for his Belgian Pale Ale and silver for a Russian Imperial Stout. He also received a medal from the North American Beer Awards for his Belgian style beer.
Well OK sounds like some great accolades and things are starting to make sense to me on the quality of this beer and I wanted to know more about the place. So I go down there and when you get there Guests enjoy a front-row seat to the entire brewing process where craft beers are tapped directly from the tanks in view. A strong barrel-aged program rounds out the range brewed with local hops and barley. Crossbuck offers unmatched service and innovative tasty beers including planned projects and collaborations with area wine and spirits makers. Hours of operation: Sunday – Thursday 11-9pm Friday and Saturday 11-11pm Menu highlights include: •Spent grain pretzel bread with Crossbuck Stout mustard and Crossbuck Ale cheese sauce •Crossbuck Burger – ground brisket, lettuce, tomato, sweet onion, bacon, aged white cheddar, aioli, and house-made pickles •Hand-tossed flatbreads •Crossbuck Nachos •Wood stone-fired Washington apple crisp with house-made ice cream Oak Project Series •Wine-beer hybrids aged with local wine barrels •Small batch barrel specific recipes aged in tequila, rum, and bourbon barrels. •Hosting a rotating array of rare guest beers and ciders that share in the same spirit of the craft Taproom Capacity: 86 Patio: 50 so you can have quite the time with friends and family if you want to have a get-together.
While I was there, I was served the CrossBuck Burger and man this thing was really good, had mine medium and it broke the mouth it was so good The Bacon was Excellent and cooked perfect! on this burger..
I had a chance to go into the brewery side and try out some special stouts. coming up, aged in whiskey barrel stouts. stay tuned or stop by to see when it’s on tap. your going to love this stuff.
Glad to see another local brewery/restaurant doing a great job hope they stick around for a long time.. Until Next time Cheers!
CrossBuck Brewing 416 N 2nd Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-526-4100 http://crossbuckbrewing.com