The Chive, Simply Good Cafe/Market & Transparent Brewing
Menu & Tap List
A Peek at the Current Menu & Tap List
The Chive, Simply Good Cafe/Market and Transparent Brewing Company are a perfect match of tasty farm to table food and outstanding locally brewed beer. We strive to keep our food and beer menus fresh and exciting. Because we are locally sourced, ingredient availability changes with the seasons, so the online menu may not show the full scope of offerings of food and beer. Visit us in person to experience the full food menu and complete tap list.
The Chive Cafe/Market offers a farm to table, locally sourced menu. We strive to be 75%-95% locally sourced, putting money right in the hands of local farmers. We offer made-from-scratch appetizers, salads, soups, sides, sandwiches, pizzas, entrees, desserts, and house made beverages. We create food that is designed to go with the Transparent tap list. Our menu changes with the seasons. Below is a sampling of menu items.
Current Tap List &
Actual items vary day-to-day.
4.8% ABV – 20IBU
Maris Otter and pilsner malt create a crackery malt base that will please all palates. Small late boil and whirlpool additions of Tettnang give a light floral and spicy flavor and aroma. Great for sitting on the patio mid-summer but also perfect for a light session that doesn’t overwhelm your senses.
Pairing: Local Deviled Eggs with a decadent yolk filling, drizzle of chive oil, sprinkle of aleppo pepper, topped with pickled jalapeños
Lucent Galaxies Pale Ale
5.6% ABV – 45IBU
Pale, Vienna, Aromatic, Caramel 120, and a touch of Chocolate malt for color create the bready and toast-like backbone for this brew. With heavy late boil and whirlpool additions of Galaxy followed by dry hop additions of Galaxy and Citra you will be thrown into a glowing world of passionfruit, citrus, peach flavors and aromas.
Pairing: Italian Sausage Pizza with house made beer pizza crust, local Italian sausage, caramelized onions, scratch red sauce and parmesan/mozzarella blend
6.8%ABV – 30IBU
Pale Malt with heavy doses of Caramel 60, Caramel 120, Chocolate, and a touch of Roasted Barley bring home the flavor in this Stout. These malts bring a chocolate, coffee, and caramel flavor profile that is semi sweet and has a smooth clean bitterness. This is an easy drinking full flavored beer that will satisfy any dark beer fan.
Pairing: KC Buffalo Company Bison Burger and house made potato and sweet potato chips with Transparent beer cheese sauce
Oui Bit Fancy French Style Saison
6.8% ABV – 22IBU
With Pilsner, Maris Otter, Munich 10, and Vienna malt taking the wheel this is a very light and crackery base beer. The star of the show is the French Saison Yeast. This yeast adds all of the spicy, citrus, and sometimes pepper flavors. Being highly active the French Saison yeast eats almost all of the sugars making this a very dry and clean drinker despite the higher ABV.
Pairing: Spicy Asian Brussels Sprouts quick fried and tossed in a spicy Asian sauce, topped with carrot crisps and cilantro
Local Devil Eggs
Pairing: Kickstand Kolsch
Local Deviled Eggs with a decadent yolk filling, drizzle of chive oil, sprinkle of alepo pepper, topped with pickled jalapenos
Spicy Asian Brussels Sprouts
Pairing: Oui Bit Fancy
Spicy Asian Brussels Sprouts quick fried and tossed in a spicy Asian sauce, topped with carrot crisps and cilantro
Italian Sausage Pizza
Pairing: Lucent Galaxies Pale Ale
Italian Sausage Pizza with house made beer pizza crust, local Italian sausage, caramelized onions, scratch red sauce and parmesan/mozzarella blend
KC Buffalo Company Bison Burger
Pairing: Tippin’ Stout
KC Buffalo Company Bison Burger and house made potato and sweet potato chips with Transparent beer cheese sauce
Pairing: varies, ask bartenders for suggestions
Desserts ranging from beer brown sugar cookies, local apple crisp, house made buttermilk ice cream, to bourbon bread pudding
Rotating Beers & Brunch
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 10-Noon featuring a special menu from The Chive, Simply Good Cafe/Market and Beer Cocktails from Transparent Brewing Company.
Pairing: Prosciutto Egg Sandwich
Tastes & Profiles: A happy pairing of orange juice and Lucent Galaxies Pale Ale. Lucent Galaxies brings more fruit character and balances the sweetness of the orange juice with a touch of bitterness.
Beer Bloody Mary
Pairing: Chorizo Hash
Tastes & Profiles: Our take on a Bloody Mary using a house made Bloody Mary mix from The Chive, Simply Good. Kickstand Kolsch adds a light herbal/floral character and a dash of Tippin’ Stout brings tasteful roastiness, topped with pickled limes to give a dash of citrus rounding out this complex drink.
Pairing: Beer Bloody Mary
Tastes & Profiles: Pepper and onions are sauteed with local chorizo in a filling breakfast meal served with fried potatoes, salsa verde, chimichurri, egg your way, and herb tortilla.
Buffalo Sausage Biscuits & Gravy
Pairing: Tippin’ Stout
Tastes & Profiles: Hand made luffy biscuits are topped with rich, local buffalo sausage gravy from scratch. Complete the breakfast meal with an over easy egg.