Posted by Lauren and Nicole

L: On Friday night, we brought most of the “fam” together to celebrate David’s birthday. I somehow convinced my mom to have everyone drive to Mountain View so we could try Steins Beer Garden. Luckily for me, it’s just one block from work :)

Steins Beer Garden

895 Villa St, Mountain View, CA
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L: I’ve been to Steins once before with coworkers and really enjoyed their meatball sandwich. As it was lunchtime on a work-day, I couldn’t necessarily try out the beer selection, so I have been waiting patiently for a return visit. It’s no mystery why I like this place – or the “idea” of it – the people running Steins recently transformed the space into a modern beer house with a sleek bar, huge TVs, and an enormous outdoor beer garden. Plus, their menu is simple with almost everything scratch-made.

Drinks

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Light Flight

  • Urban People’s Common Lager, a California Lager from Linden St
  • Cali Coast, a kolsch from Calicraft Brewing Co
  • Blond, a blond ale from Brouwerij West
  • Das Naturtrube, an unfiltered pilsner from Schwaben Brau

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Fruit Flight

  • Floris Apple Ale, from Brouwerij Huyghe
  • Floris Strawberry, from Brouwerij Huyghe **Nicole ordered a pint of this, so refreshing and non-beer like!
  • Wells Banana Bread, from Wells & Young
  • Marionberry Hibiscus Gose, from Widmer Bros

Dark Flight – not sure what came with this!

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Kyle chose the Item 9, a wheat IPA from Brash (their beer labels are funky!)

Appetizers

Fresh baked pretzels with caraway beer mustard

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Mini bratwurst corn dogs with slaw/pickled mustard seed vinaigrette

Mac & cheese with cheddar and buttery bread crumbs

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Lamb meatballs with parmesan bread crumbs

Entrees

Summer Squash – with roasted corn, cherry tomatoes, and a yogurt herb dressing

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N: This was just average. It was very fresh, but nothing too special.

The Steins Burger – house ground blend of dry aged short rib, brisket, and sirloin on a brioche bun

French Dip – roast beef, au jus, ciabatta

Slow Cooked Short Rib – with savory bread pudding, rainbow chard, and onion jam

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N: I tried a bite of Lauren’s bread pudding and it was AMAZING. Beer and dinner were the perfect complement to the exciting Warriors game on the large TVs. We left when it started to get a little rowdy in the restaurant.

L: After dinner, we walked over to my building so I could show my mom, David, and Sam the space. My mom busted out a chocolate cake and we sang Happy Birthday to David… that cake was yuuuuummmyyyy.

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N: David turned 6 years old ;) but unfortunately we didn’t have matches to light the candles. Doesn’t mean he didn’t get to make a birthday wish…

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L: Happy Birthday, David!

-Lauren and Nicole

 

One Response to Mini Beers over David’s Birthday

  1. Kate says:

    Looks like a fun time! =]
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