The Answer Brewpub
It’s a little brewpub on the side of the highway, but you should not judge their quality by their location. As you walk in, you’re greeted to an eclectic collection of memorabilia on wooden wall paneling. The music is constant in the background, too soft that you have to strain to hear but neither too loud that you can’t enjoy a conversation. They play a selection spanning different eras and genera but nothing that is out of place in the “dive bar” type atmosphere. One look at the beer menu and you can tell that their beverage options are pretty limited; if you don’t like sours, stouts, or IPAs you are shit out of luck. However, the quality of their beer is exceptional and makes up for the lack of diversity.
One beer that stood out most to me was the Pants Optional: an imperial stout with Kona coffee, vanilla beans, Carolina reaper, cacao nibs, and coconut. While it seems like it would be something akin to a homebrew disaster, the flavors meld to create a very pleasing beer with a bit of heat, which is by no means overpowering. It would make an extraordinary desert beer or even just an after dinner drink. I can certainly say that this is a one of a kind brew!
The food options are also diverse, mixing classic American dishes with Vietnamese inspired cuisine. During my visit, I had the Pork Belly Bon Mai, which turned out to be a perfect complement to their Mouth Hug Citra IPA. This place is certainly worth checking out if you’re in the Richmond area and are looking for a very casual dinner with delicious craft beer included. If you’re in any doubt what to order, be sure to ask the very friendly and knowledgeable staff for their recommendation.
Web Page: http://theanswerbrewpub.com/
Address: 6008 W Broad St, Richmond, Virginia