“Aqualand Ale House has announced its presence! Must stop place for food and beer.”
If you don't know what a gastro pub is, then stop by the Aqualand Ale House! They have 20 different craft beers on tap with four and eight flight samplers for you to figure out your favorite flavor.
The atmosphere is elegant, yet cozy, and is not reminiscent of a bar. If you're looking for a bar this isn't it. This is a gastro pub where one will get a five sense experience.
The food is delicious, priced right and makes you want more. I suggest you start with the crab stuffed jalapeno poppers, topped with bacon. Just the right amount of cream cheese, crab, and bacon with a slight tinge of heat. Simply stated they are to die for and the perfect complement to a tasty draft. They also have a shrimp topped bruschetta which is also very tasty. Don't stop at the appetizers though...go for the entrees. I recommend the shaved prime rib sandwich with red wine au jus sauce for dipping...sure to satisfy any appetite. I could've eaten another, but had to save room for dessert.
I had the tiramisu paired with a stout beer (yes that's right, dessert and beer) and I couldn't stop eating and drinking. This pairing was a new one for me, but it tasted like the most delicious, light, fluffy mix of sweetness (the tiramisu) followed by a caramelly, dark roast coffee (the stout beer), and is now one of my favorite desserts. I only hope I can find something similar in Colorado.
The owners, Dick and Sue, are friendly, charming and welcoming. On any given night you'll find Dick and Susie's sons, Perry and Dan, helping out in the restaurant in one form or another, which makes this place even more special. It speaks of the family's long history in the community and their desire to give back to a community that has given to the family for decades.
The atmosphere, the name that has a long standing history, the food and the beer make this the destination restaurant when you're in Boulder Junction, and would rival any gastro pub in my home state of Colorado.
If you stop at the Aqualand Ale House you won't be disappointed
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