If you’re in the Windsor/Essex area and looking for the perfect location for a night out, either with that someone special or a good group of friends, look no further! With a great patio, delicious food and quality craft beer, Frank Brewing Co. has you covered!
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One rule that my husband and I instituted early in our marriage was that we would always find time for date night, regardless of how busy life may become. Over the years it hasn’t always been easy, after all, we have some pretty crazy schedules at times, especially me! However, we have always made a point of finding time for that important night out.
Not only is this a great opportunity to catch up with one another, discuss how life has been going (ever feel like you don’t see your spouse for days on end) and simply enjoy one another’s company, but it’s also the perfect time to discover new favourite hang out spots in your own back yard!
Last week, my husband and I decided to give Frank Brewing Co. in Windsor a chance. As many of you already know, my husband is a craft beer blogger over at The Intoxicated Review. In doing this, there are few breweries he hasn’t heard of and this was no exception. In fact, he had reviewed some of the Frank Brewing Co. beers previously and greatly enjoyed them!
It was a BEAUTIFUL day out, with sunshine that easily carried through into the evening making it perfect patio weather. Luckily, the taproom had a nice patio so that we could make the most of it. We were quickly greeted by incredibly friendly staff and never had to wait for service throughout the evening. In fact, it was as if they could read your mind – the moment you found yourself thinking about what you wanted, someone was there to take care of you with a smile.
We went for dinner, having heard great reviews about their food previously. Kicking off the night with an incredibly warm and delicious spinach dip, we then enjoyed the main course – their wild mushroom pizza. I was impressed with the fact that there were a number of vegetarian options available, which is something that we don’t often see when visiting breweries around the province.
The menu describes the wild mushroom pizza as “No sauce but still delicious. Roasted garlic oil, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, Parmesan cheese and truffle oil.” If you are a fan of both mushrooms and garlic bread, this is a little slice of heaven!
Throughout the time we were there, we also made a point, of course, of trying out a couple of new beer options while we were there. My husband ordered Hibiscus Summer Wheat, a wheat ale with cherries, rose hips and hibiscus and Country Wit a Belgian Wit with a hint of citrus. I was instantly drawn to Sunshine, a New England IPA with tangerine and mango (I LOVE my citrus beers) but also tried Straight Up Lager, a simple and straight forward lager.
Hands down, the winner for me was Sunshine. Not only did I love it’s refreshing citrus taste, ordering a second pint, I also picked up some cans to take home when we were leaving. My husband opted to take home some former favourites, purchasing Simple Man, an oatmeal stout and Smooth Hoperator, an American pale ale.
There were so many incredible food options that Frank Brewing Co. is a win, in my opinion, for both the beer lovers and non-beer drinkers alike. We didn’t even get a chance to dig into their desserts (too full from devouring our pizza), but if they live up to the rest of our experience, they’re likely incredible. The patio is roomy, making it the perfect location to gather a group of friends for a fun evening out. If you’re in the Windsor/Essex area, this is a definitely a must-visit spot!
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