(map) It seems like there’s a new brewpub opening every week out West, serving good, handcrafted beers. What’s unusual about Double Horn is the sophisticated quality of the menu. Expecting burgers and fries, we were surprised by dishes like the Crabby Cado, above. Rich wedges of avocado are fried, then filled with lump Pacific crab salad and served on a bed of remoulade sauce dotted with sriracha. Simple, yet deliciously complex.
Low Country Shrimp & Grits features a bed of impeccably creamy grits topped with large sauteed Gulf shrimp, sliced sweet peppers and onions, and tangy roasted tomatoes. A drizzle of green chile cream finishes the dish.
The menu does have burgers with a twist, like this Bison Burger. The hand-formed bison patty is topped with bacon, warm blue cheese and Double Horn’s own buffalo sauce – like a play on buffalo wings! Crispy sweet potato fries are on the side.
Double Horn brews several varieties of their own beers (this one is the 1855 Pale Ale, named for the year the town of Double Horn was founded), and also serves beer by local breweries Real Ale, Thirsty Planet and 512. They pour several Texas wines, too.
The dining room is a large, open space, with several windows onto the brewing tanks. There’s also a bar where you can eat (or just drink). Cheers!