Reporter Food: Battle Alley Brewing Company in Holly
(Crystal A. Proxmire, September 5, 2022)
Holly, MI – Battle Alley Brewing Company recently took over the space that was once the Northern Oak Brewery, using its brewing equipment to create its own custom libations and the kitchen to serve delicious food, with an emphasis on barbecue .
A few friends and I went for a delicious lunch which started with their Bad Ax Nachos – crispy corn chips topped with roasted poblano white cheddar sauce, rojo, Pico de Gallo, roasted corn, habanero lavender agave – all homemade, garnished pulled pork and served with a selection of sauces.
One of my table mates had the Back Alley salad, made with spring mix, tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded carrots, red onions, shredded cheese and hard boiled eggs. The huge salad was served on a metal tray with cups of raspberry vinaigrette.
My other friend and I both had the same idea when ordering the Battle Burger – Two patties of mashed and pan-fried brisket and short rib mix, caramelized onions, confit bacon, sliced cheddar, lettuce, tomato and aioli served on a fresh brioche bread. In case you read this too quickly, yes, it was about candied bacon. Mmmmm….
Other options include smoked brisket sandwich, southern fried BLT sandwich, smoked wings, fried green tomatoes, burnt ends, etc. And of course there is a selection of craft beers.
Along with the new dishes, Battle Alley Brewing has made the space their own with circus-themed murals, evoking the days when Barnum and Bailey descended.
Visit Battle Alley Brewing at 806 N. Saginaw Street and check them out online at battlealleybrewingcompany.com.
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