Lacking dinner plans, we again found ourselves going out tonight – this time to Corner Brewery, in Ypsilanti. Located near the Depot Town area of Ypsi, Corner is a fair drive for us, but on a beautiful night like tonight, it’s well worth it for the patio and the beer.
photo by ericarhiannon
Corner is the sibling brewery of Arbor Brewing Company, which we’ve been to a fair number of times. I don’t know what it is about ABC, but we just haven’t found much to love about it. I like their food, but they charge exceptional prices for only adequate beer, thus providing a strong disincentive for choosing ABC over, say, Jolly Pumpkin. Corner, however, seems to charge pretty decent prices for pretty decent beer, which is good enough for me. Shane has said a couple of times that he’d consider joining their mug club if we lived in Ypsi (which might happen next year depending on the housing market).
photo by phil dokas
I was starving, so I had a portabella mushroom sandwich with a nicely savory tapenade and with quite well seasoned grilled vegetables on the side. It’s not that I don’t love chips, but if grilled squash is an option, I’ll take that 9 times out of 10. Shane was less hungry, so he snacked on chips and guacamole along with his Arborealis. I ordered a Strawberry Blonde, but am pretty sure I got the Brasserie Blonde – nice and malty, but lacking the strawberry sweetness. A nice night for sitting outside, and a nice dinner to go along with it.