There's a sparkling brewing room near the perimeter of Gella's Diner and Lb. Brewing Co. Locals love the brew pub - and so does the brewing world. Their Liberty Stout won its second consecutive gold award at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival, in the American-style Stout Category.
Gella's has a funky vibe, full of bright colors and vintage patio chairs. Through the open doorway, Lb. offers a cozy environment full of dark wood and brightened by large front windows.
There's a huge menu, with a nod to Hays's German heritage. For a German taste sensation, order the Bierock, a 'pastry' stuffed with seasoned beef, cabbage and cheddar. Creamy cheese sauce smothers the entire bierock. Freshly prepared kettle chips make a great accompaniment although those watching their figures can request a side of fresh, sauteed vegetables. Pale ale makes a perfect pairing.
You'll find plenty of other great menu offerings too, from beerwurst and schnitzelwich to a smoked turkey club, pesto pasta, or a huge, juicy ground steak burger.
Falafel pitas, bacon-wrapped shrimp filled with seafood stuffing, and a chicken tamale are but a small sample of the remaining eclectic and international menu. Don't miss this popular dining and watering hole when you visit the heart of Hays.