Q will concoct its own brews

By on June 27, 2012

Q Roadhouse looks to expand its options with the Roadhouse Brewery – courtesy Q ROADHOUSE

Jackson Hole is getting a new microbrewery. Renowned local restaurateur Gavin Fine is teaming up with local brewer Adam Chenault and Jackson business-owner Colby Cox to launch the Roadhouse Brewery at the much-loved Village Road restaurant, Q Roadhouse, this December.

“The first thing you want to do when you walk into the Q Roadhouse is order a beer, and now you can get one that is made right here on the premises,” Fine said. “We make pretty much everything here from scratch, so I figured, ‘why not the beer, too?’”

In fact, the Q Roadhouse does make everything in house that it can, including mozzarella for the flatbreads, kim chi in the Korean breakfast dish, salad croutons, and barbeque sauce–house-smoked with more than 30 ingredients.

Housed in the poolroom of the Q Roadhouse, the operation will open with six Roadhouse brews and expand from there as feedback rolls in. The restaurant will continue to support other homegrown breweries as well by featuring a selection of local and regional beers.

The beers at Roadhouse Brewery are going to be all organic and natural and the process will be sustainable. The project will be following the Newlands System of brewing, which boasts clients all along the spectrum, from industry giants like Miller and Coors to craft operations like Yazoo and Brooklyn Brewery.

“We are trying to be as sustainable as possible with this project,” Fine said. “We are using the leftover grains to feed the cows, which end up on your burger. We think it’s going to enhance the Q Roadhouse dining experience to have all of this under one roof.”

The Q has long been known for its casual yet upscale atmosphere, with pails of peanuts at each table, a rustic wraparound bar, and delicious down-home dishes with a fancy twist, like blackened catfish with a shrimp and scallion sauce and tender brisket slow-cooked over hickory and apple wood.

The Q will continue to have the in-house smoker and BBQ it’s known and loved for, but the addition of the brewery really speaks to the eclectic roadhouse feel and Fine’s commitment to continuing to build on the eatery’s repertoire. The Roadhouse Brewery will take the restaurant to the next level of service, offering homemade items across the entire menu.

Be on the lookout for events and specials as the brewery launch approaches in December. While details haven’t completely been nailed down, in usual form, Fine and his team will present the new product to the valley with flair.

The Q Roadhouse is open nightly from 5 p.m., with two happy hours, 5 to 6 p.m., and 8 to 9 p.m. For more info or to make reservations, 739-0700 or visit qjacksonhole.com.


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