With the motto “drink better beer” and more than 140 beer offerings, how could the Geneva Ale House do any wrong? The answer is I don’t know because I certainly couldn’t find anything. Located in the heart of downtown Geneva, this restaurant/bar is a great place to visit for a bite to eat or just to try a new beer. And with a beer list like this, you really should try a new beer. If you can’t find something new at the ale house, please let me know. I want to meet you — you’ve drank a lot of beer.
On a recent trip, I started out with a classic wheat beer with a twist — Breckenridge Agave Wheat (pictured above). I thought it was refreshing and true to the wheat style of beer. The agave was detectable, but not overwhelming. I thought it was a great beer to pair with a meal — mild flavors don’t overpower the food. And oh the food…
Living in Wisconsin for 4 years makes you appreciate the finer things in life… ya know, like good cheese. I’ll admit I shuddered at the sound of the words cheese curds when I first heard them, but if you don’t ever try a fried cheese curd, you’re severely missing out. The curds at Geneva Ale house were beer-battered and served with a bacon aioli sauce. The aioli had real pieces of bacon in it — if there is one thing that could make fried cheese better, it’s bacon.
For my entree I had grilled pork brisket with a side of parmesan rigatoni carbonara. The meat was very tender and almost just melted in your mouth. The carbonara sauce was buttery and cheesy in all the right ways. I could have made a meal just out of the carbonara — it was so tasty I had to remind myself to eat the pork too. In the end, I only made it through about half of the entree and brought the rest home for good eating later.
Since no meal is complete without dessert, I chose to enjoy a Lindemans Framboise Lambic. A tart, but sweet, fruity treat!