I had heard that there was a microbrewery in Browns Bay so having tracked down the Deep Creek Brewing Company had to give it a go. The bar had a nice vibe when we entered, and half the bar is setup for casual drinks and the other half for eating. There is also a lovely outdoor area with great views out to the sea.
I started with their 309 New Zealand Pale Ale, which I found to be a nice slightly bitter drop with a touch of orange. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
For my meal I had the ribs and these were the best ribs I have had in a long time. They were a good sized portion and beautifully tender to the extent they were falling off the bone, and covered in a nice Jack Daniels-based BBQ sauce. The meal was accompanied with beautifully cooked kumara chips and a salad. I would very happily order this dish again.
Jane had a perfectly cooked Angus steak with a biltong and aged cheddar crust, although it did taste like it needed more salt prior to cooking to better extract the flavour of the meat. Jane chose the slap chips as an accompaniment that were not as strong in vinegar as the waitress suggested, but were still nice.
Our waitress was good and the food arrived in a timely manner.
We will happily return.