Chorney-Booth: Two Pillars brings friendship and a love of beer to the table

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The Golden Strong beef stew with sourdough at Two Pillars Brewery was photographed on Thursday, October 8, 2020. Gavin Young/Postmedia
The Golden Strong beef stew with sourdough at Two Pillars Brewery. Gavin Young/Postmedia Gavin Young/Postmedia

Two Pillars Brewery is located at 910 Centre St. N. and can be reached at 403-619-1194 or twopillars.ca. The brewery is open Wednesday through Sundays, afternoons only.

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Inner City Brewing launched its food program some months ago, but it got lost in the pandemic shuffle, which is a shame because they offer some of the best brewery eats in the city. The menu was developed by chef Keith Luce after Inner City’s management decided they wanted their expansive and modern taproom to be as much of a restaurant as a place to showcase its extensive selection of award-winning beers. (If Two Pillars is the smallest micro-brewery in the city, Inner City sits on the other side of the spectrum with a warehouse-sized production room as well as a smaller brewer’s lab for more experimental beers). They decided to bring in the big guns and hired Luce as a consultant. Most recently of the now-closed Tavernetta, Luce has a long resume that includes a stint as a sous chef in the White House.

Luce worked with Inner City to put together food that goes naturally with beer, all with that special chef’s touch. Which means above-average burgers ($14 or $23 for the fully loaded, double-patty “beast mode” version), a “brewmaster’s” club salad with avocado dressing ($14), and Luce’s riff on the Sonoran Dog, the only hot dog to win a James Beard Award ($14.50). The menu is available for dine-in and takeout.

Inner City Brewing is located at 820 11th Ave. S.W. For more information call 587-880-8600 or visit innercitybrewing.ca.

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