It’s evident that the owners behind Before and After Brewing are passionate about their crafts, which the quality offerings certainly reflect. I happened to check out Before and After in the evening, so I knew I had to order the soft pretzel. At first sight, I immediately dubbed it the pretzel of my dreams because it was such a generous size that I didn’t even mind the fact that I was sharing it with my husband, Chandler. The beer cheese dip had just the right amount of spice to it. If you’re feeling adventurous, I say go for the loaded pretzel version, which features pretty much everything but the kitchen sink. The pickled jalapeños, red onion, and house mustard offer an acidic flavor, while the pulled pork and guac transform it into a hearty meal.
Chandler was most excited about trying the tinned fish board, which features catches by Fishwife Tinned Seafood Co., a Los Angeles-based company that offers ethically sourced specialty tinned fish. If you end up ordering the tinned fish board and loving it as much as we do, you can purchase tins to take home. However, it would certainly be difficult to recreate the amazing tomatillo salsa that they serve on the board yourself, so savor it while you’re there.