Although I should have made the effort to visit Stone’s, the prospect of jumping on the U-Bahn in 37° heat just didn’t appeal. This did allow me the time for a visit to BRLO’s closer-by taproom and bistro, though.
I’d been given this as a tip by both regular guest quester Amy and Our Beer Man, so I was pretty sure that it was going to be good.
BRLO is a fairly small-scale craft brewer with a good feel about their ethos and approach. Their brewhouse is in the style of a massive shipping container converted into a taproom and restaurant with an extensive beer garden out back.
I made for the garden and was greeted by a stingingly warm welcome from one of the local wasps.
They offer an outdoor bar and kitchen counter to augment the fuller offering inside. I was happy eating and drinking in the sun.
I haven’t been in adventurous drinking mode as yet on this trip so just slaked my thirst with a couple of small glasses of their pale ale, which was really good.
For food, I opted for their Philly cheesesteak sandwich along with their mac n cheese. These were prepped to order and soon with me as the queue behind me mounted up.
I started with the mac which was suitably cheesy and a good filling plate of grub.
The sandwich, made with their own spent-grain bread, was really good, too. Local beef had been slow cooked for an age then topped with cheese and generously loaded between the slices of bread. It made for good eating.
So overall, I was glad to have made it to the BRLO Brewhouse. I very much liked the beer and the food. Next time I’m in town I will head to Stone’s but I’ll make sure to carve out the time for another stop here. Hopefully the wasps will have calmed the fuck down by that point.
Blythe scores BRLO
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 15/20
I ate: Philly cheesesteak sandwich, mac n cheese
I drank: beer
We wore: wasp sting in arm (ouch)
Total bill: 21€
Address: Schöneberger Str. 16, 10963 Berlin, Germany