Mike has been waiting for Whitestone Brewery to open for quite a long time now and it finally opened on New Year's Eve. This Sunday we finally got a chance to try it. Whitestone Brewery is located near the back of a shopping center at Whitestone and Discovery in Cedar Park. Mike was especially excited because the brewery is within in walking distance of our home. I'm always up for trying a new place. We arrived at 1:00 Sunday afternoon and there were a few other patrons seated at the large bar area. We grabbed a seat and were educated by the bar tender on their 4 different beers. I opted for the blonde and Mike did a flight to try all 4 beers. He eventually settled on ordering the kolsch.
The brewery was very inviting and cozy. Other than the obvious tables and bar, it almost felt like you were hanging out in someone's living room. There was a spacious patio that was heated and will be excellent when it warms up. This past week, they've also had visiting food trucks set up near the patio and Sunday was no exception. In addition, there was a great view of the trains behind the brewery.
The featured food truck on Sunday was Emojii's Grilled Cheese. We looked at the menu and they all sounded great! We opted to split two, so we could try more. Our first pick was the classic, which had cheddar cheese on sourdough bread and a red pepper aioli for dipping. It included a side of veggie straws and a chocolate chip cookie. It was tasty and I loved the dipping sauce. Our second choice was the chicken pesto grilled cheese, which included fajita marinated chicken, mozzarella cheese, and pesto. We both decided that it was our favorite. It had so much flavor and was a delightful sandwich.
Our first trip to Whitestone Brewery was a huge success! We loved the beer, food, and atmosphere. We look forward to becoming regulars and seeing what other features they have to offer as they continue to build their business.