I first learned of Mission Springs Brewery when we attended the Harrison Beer Festival in October 2014. I tried their Cherry Bomb Belgian Style Pale Ale and loved it. Earlier this week, my little family and I headed to Harrison Hot Springs for my husband Perry's birthday. We took the scenic route (Highway 7) and on the way back, we decided to stop at the brewery's restaurant in Mission for lunch since it is right along the highway...and cause we love beer. We were extremely pleased with the whole experience.
The restaurant is massive, in a building with lots of character, and the decor is really awesome with lots of antiques hanging here, there and everywhere. We were constantly looking around and noticing neat pieces from history and the decor sparked a lot of conversation. As you can see by all the photos below, it is also a great place to test out a new camera or practice your photography skills! The service was really exceptional as well and having worked in the service industry, I am constantly paying attention to service in restaurants. If I recall correctly, our server's name was Dave. We were not disappointed at all.
There is a great selection of beer from Mission Springs, and they also feature many guest taps. Perry opted for a sampler flight and was definitely impressed by his choice of the Mission Springs Lemon Ginger Radler, Hearthstone Brewery's Wyld Raspberry Berliner Weisse (he got that for me to try, really), Mission Springs Fat Guy Oatmeal Stout and McLennan's Scotch Ale. I had a sip of the Lemon Ginger Radler and the Wyld Raspberry Berliner Weisse. I loved both (what can I say, I love fruit beers, even in the winter) and wished I had pumped some milk for Lennon beforehand so I could devour a proper pint! A stop at the adjoining Liquor Store solved this problem.
We were also impressed with the food. The menu items were well priced and the portions were massive (bonus!). The menu provides lots of options for both vegetarians and meat lovers and there are also gluten free options available. We went for the Crab and Artichoke Dip and the daily soup which was Manhatten Clam Chowder for starters. I chose the Black Bean Burger and I convinced Perry to try the Lobster Mac Burger so I could live vicariously through him (a beef patty Topped with Atlantic lobster meat, Trottole pasta and a delectable lobster cheese sauce. nestled in a crisp breaded red onion ring.....the sound of it is almost enough to make me want to eat beef!). Since it was Perry's birthday, our server brought out a sweet treat for Perry of a house made cookie with ice cream and a birthday candle on top! We were stuffed from appies and mains but we somehow had room for this. We left feeling extremely satisfied with absolutely everything and are excited to return. It is definitely worth the trip out to Mission or a stop for lunch when heading anywhere in that direction. Bonus: it is definitely kid friendly! I leave you with plenty of photos from our experience, and with the eye catching decor that they had, there definitely are a lot of photos! Enjoy!