Why: Trusty Brewing Company is located where Dirty Hands Brewing used to be on the corner of Evergreen Street and Broadway in downtown Vancouver. Trusty is a casual stop for the 21-and-older crowd to enjoy some handcrafted, local brews with enough homemade food options to satisfy an appetite for a snack or a light meal.
What I tried: I tried the pulled pork sandwich and the Philly cheesesteak sandwich. Both were served with kettle chips.
Both of the sandwiches were made with an artisan quality bun that was golden brown with a glossy finish and a substantial texture that held together down to the last bite. The Philly consisted of a classic mixture of steak, onion and bell pepper sauteed together and topped with melted cheese. It was very tasty, and the meat was pleasantly lean. The pulled pork was a bit more shredded than pulled. The meat was mixed with a somewhat tangy and sweet sauce and was also very lean. In addition to the pork, the sandwich had a generous amount of coleslaw on it. The kettle chips that came with the sandwiches were a standard variety.
The sandwiches were an excellent meal option to accompany a brew, and the rest of the menu presented health-conscious choices.
Menu highlights beyond what I tried: Nachos are available in a veggie or pulled pork version. Jalapeno poppers, beer nuts, a warm pretzel with cheese sauce, fresh veggies with ranch dressing and a hummus plate are also on the menu.