“A gathering place where people from all walks of life can meet and talk over a meal, cup of coffee or beer, we always refer to The Refuge Café as ‘your refuge from the everyday.’ Beyond that, we are a literal means to provide refuge for those in need. Not everyone knows this, but all of our profits fund programs that aid and assist refugee, foster kids, victims of domestic abuse and veteran populations across Arizona. A great way to help us to help these people in need is to try one of our dozen sandwiches paired with any of our local craft beers. We have three drafts beers that are always local and rotating by season with style and taste, including Uncle Bear’s. Our team is ready and able to pair your choice of brew with any of our homemade bites, especially this option.” – John Strawn, The Refuge Café
BREWERY: UNCLE BEAR’S BREWERY
STYLE: AMERICAN IPA
NAME: UNCLE BEAR’S BEACH BUM TROPICAL IPA
Brewed with honey, caramel and two-
row malt, the body of this tropical IPA is light and semisweet. There is grapefruit, berry, passion fruit and citrus on the nose, which leads to nothing but juicy, hoppy goodness upon taste.
NAME OF DISH: GREEN CHILI
PULLED PORK SANDWICH
COST OF DISH: $10.50
The housemade green chile pulled pork is infused with flavor and spices for hours before being topped with shredded cheddar-jack cheese, avocado, pickled red onions then piled high onto an egg-wash challah roll. The zip from the chiles is given even more zing when paired with Uncle Bear’s Beach Bum Tropical IPA. Conversely, the bite from the sandwich pulls out even more passion fruit and grapefruit notes in the beer. The flavors work together without overpowering each other just right.
The Refuge Café, 4727 N. Seventh Avenue, Phoenix, 602.265.1725, therefugeaz.com.