After hiking, skiing, or Grand Canyon gawking, what better way to spend an evening than in Flagstaff's oldest microbrewery? Wood-burning stoves in the entryway will keep you warm if the wait is long in this family-friendly brewpub. In addition to the handcrafted beers, you will find wood-fired pizzas, fondues, and apple cake made with oatmeal stout.
I opted for the "Brewer's Platter": bratwursts and spicy southwest sausage braised in their Railhead Red Ale, with caramelized onions, red cabbage, cinnamon apples, and skin-on mashed potatoes. So glad I listened to the guys in the mountain-gear-store up the street who recommended the place.
For two decades, Beaver Street Brewery has been a Flagstaff institution, its sign a beacon on foggy winter nights...
(Just remember, at 7,000 ft. above sea level, the brews go to your head much faster...so eat up!)