Red Yeti Brewing Company: The Review
256 Spring Street/Jeffersonville, Indiana/47130
Josh told me about a new place in town called the Red Yeti Brewing Company. What’s this? A real craft brewing company with farm to fork food? In Jeffersonville, Indiana? I had to know more so we popped in today for a quick bite and a cold stout.
First, a bit of history. Our region is as old as the hills and seldom is there a new shop (or store) open that offers farm to fresh anything. Sauces come in large cans and you’re lucky to get fresh homemade pasta anywhere. Our city is dusty, old, historic, and not much happens in the way of culinary surprises.
So it was a nice fresh surprise upon first arriving: a small quaint crowd gathered ’round the bar, and the smell of fresh food was immediate. We were greeted by our server, Ashley, who was super friendly (but not overbearing) and besides serving us, she filled us in on the local food scene- what came from where- and also obliged to tell us what our food was made of.
I’d like an Ashley in every restaurant. I was dying to know what was in our smoked brisket, besides their homemade BBQ sauce (yes, homemade), smoked cheese, and bacon jam. There was a distinct sweetness there that I couldn’t quite pick out.
“Blueberries,” Ashley revealed. “We don’t have a freezer or a microwave. All of our food is market fresh from the local region.”
Ashley, we love you. (Don’t worry Jack. We love you too!)
Our home cut fries were served with a fresh covering of grated parmesan with a side of garlic ranch aioli. The food was absolutely fantastic and so very fresh. Although they spoke of making their own brew soon, for now, they’re importing a variety of exotic sounding (and tasting) beers. Take for instance, the Brooklyn Chocolate Stout:
It’s absolutely out of this world with notes of deep chocolate. It’s richer, deeper, and full of way more flavor than a traditional stout. Heaven in a glass.
The colour scheme was rather masculine, which I very much like: red and black throughout surrounded by brick walls. Large pieces of machinery peppered the decor giving it an interesting industrial tinge that I very much dug:
One thing that I really appreciate about this place is that the menu is small and uncluttered. If I’ve learned anything from Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, it’s that most failing businesses clutter their menus with unnecessary items that they’ll never cook. Everything on the menu is (again) fresh, and made by a professional chef as well as a sous chef, and it definitely shows.
As Ashley stated, “I’m proud to be part of this establishment. We all work really hard to bring the best that we can and do what we can to make it what it is.”
She went on to describe many of her work days, which include arriving early to sort out the fresh kale and other farm fresh vegetables. I’m used to eateries such as this on Bardstown Rd. in Louisville, Kentucky, but it’s a total delight to find such a gem right around the corner here in Jeffersonville.
My guy before the Brooklyn Chocolate Stout:
“Do you know what I love about you?” He asks.
“What?” I ask in return, eyeballing my stout.
We’ll definitely be coming back to the Red Yeti Brewing Company. 🙂
July 30, 2014 at 8:57 pm
But also: I had a searchterm today. It said “Monochrome Junkie + Lesbian”
I am so honored that this brought someone to me.
July 30, 2014 at 9:03 pm
Haha… I know…I have a “certain somebody” who’s been digging up dirt on me (or trying to) and they also searched for “monochromejunkie + sex” and all sorts of other ridiculous things: she’s a pretty disturbed woman and a certified stalker.
Can you say, “too much time on your hands?!” (I’m not used to being stalked Aussa. That’s YOUR territory!” 😉
July 30, 2014 at 9:12 pm
Noooo, weird, what! You should blog abou her 😉
July 30, 2014 at 9:53 pm
She/he/it is a crazed family member who obsessively stalks me. Do you remember that conversation we had way back when…about (wait for it!) WANDA- right. This particular person is just like Wanda. Just crazier than a bedbug and always looking for a way to “get you” no matter what. (etc. etc.) There’s no curing THAT kind of crazy. (Does make for interesting stuff though. Ha.)
July 30, 2014 at 10:27 pm
Those beers looked great. On Fathers’ Day, my family and I walked over the bridge to J-ville for the first time and saw the Red Yeti. Wish I had had the time to imbibe a pint, but even on Dads’ Day…other duties were calling.
August 4, 2014 at 1:53 pm
Yeah, they were were really good. I forgot all about the bridge being finished, so Josh and I walked across it for the first time then just the other day. Your side is waaaaay better than ours!
August 4, 2014 at 3:38 pm
I loved all your blogs!!!! ☆☆☆☆☆ Thank you so much for the good things u have posted about me and also about my co workers!!! You all was very kind and hands down one of my favorite tables I will never forget you all!!! can’t wait to see you all again!!!! ♡♥♡♥♥♡♡ RED YETI’S ASHLEY!!!
August 8, 2014 at 11:18 pm
Hey Ashley, glad you found us! And I’m glad you like my blog :0) As I mentioned here, we’ll definitely be back. Also, feel free to use any of the pics from this particular post (including your pic) for Facebook, emails, the Red Yeti site or anything else that you want to use them for.
See you again soon and thanks for your awesome service! xo -Birgitta
August 9, 2014 at 12:26 am