BY MARK BLY
If you liked chef Erik Slater at the Roadhouse, you are going to love him in his own house. That’s right, Chef Slater has purchased the only craft brewery in Seward and has left the corporate world behind.
Seward Brewing Company, an anchor in “downtown” Seward is now under the control of one of the best chef’s in America as voted in 2013. A place where tourists and locals alike can feel welcome and enjoy a fine local brew while sharing plates of upscale pub grub.
“Think of it as pub food with the power of a chef behind it,” said Slater.
You won’t find any pizza here, but who cares? With dishes like watermelon salad or fresh Alaskan poke made with salmon and crisp wontons, this place is so much more. Complement your choice with Crusty Whale Pale Ale or Inked Out Stout, and you have a winner. The urge to explore the menu beckons.
Feeling like something you can sink you teeth in to? Ponder the steak sandwich with seared flat iron steak, caramelized onion, Gorgonzola, brew sauce, and fries. Or try the loaded chips: fresh potato chips, bacon, tomato, chives, sri-rancha, and Gorgonzola.
There are daily specials and evening seafood specials with only the freshest of ingredients are used.
“At the Seward Brewing Company, we like to use as many local ingredients as we can,” Slater said. “We also include items discovered on the West Coast from companies that respect quality over quantity.
“This is food that is meant to be shared, that’s what it is all about, sharing and enjoying.”
I could not agree more. This place is worth a stop. So when you step off “J’ dock take a left and head downtown to this local hidden gem. Life at the end of the road just got a whole lot better.
Learn more about Seward Brewing Company at www.sewardbrewery.com. Find them on Instagram and Facebook, too.