I recently had the opportunity to visit neighbourhood public house, Biercraft, as they recently launched a new menu under new head chef Alex Newton.
As Vancouver’s Original Beer Bar since 2005, Biercraft has an extensive selection of Belgian and Craft beer. Their menu features tapas and bistro-inspired fare to complement a great beer.
The menu includes snacks and share plates (like pork rinds and sesame tuna), tacos (like BBQ jack and El Paso), soups and greens (like Nicoise salad and Farro Grain Bowl), mussels (like Vietnamese and Cajun), handhelds (like Garden Burger and Fried Chicken sandwich), main plates (like Steak Frites and Dan-Dan Noodle), desserts like (Banoffee Pie and Eton Mess) and so forth.
Biercraft has three locations: Commercial Drive, Cambie Village and Wesbrook Village. For my media tasting, I visited the Wesbrook Village location at UBC (my old alma mater).
Each Biercraft location is different and the Wesbrook Village outpost features a large patio facing Norman Mackenzie Square and a spacious dining room. This location bodes an inviting, neighbourhood-friendly vibe which fits in with the surrounding residential area.
We tried their Signature Marnier Mussels ($14.25) with shallots, garlic, fresh herbs, butter and white wine.
We very much enjoyed the BBQ Chicken Platter for 2 ($34.75) which is a very filling (and satisfying). The platter comes with fried chicken pieces, roasted chicken, braised beans, slaw, yam fries, cornbread, drive bomb BBQ Sauce.
To finish off, we had some fresh fried mini doughnuts ($8.00) which were light, fluffy and dusted with just the right amount of cinnamon sugar.
Find out more at biercraft.com