Wolf's Ridge Brewing's food and beer have earned accolades over their first year, and the praise is well-placed. The weekend brunch is an ideal cross-section of their abilities: beautifully plated dishes, creative cocktails and a prominent focus on their beer, both in the glass and on the plate.

Wolf's Ridge Brewing's food and beer have earned accolades over their first year, and the praise is well-placed. The weekend brunch is an ideal cross-section of their abilities: beautifully plated dishes, creative cocktails and a prominent focus on their beer, both in the glass and on the plate.

Case in point: a basket of doughnuts filled with jelly or glazed with sweet Alpha Belgian tripel. The crispy thin shell surrounds a fluffy interior. Don't worry about spoiling brunch with heavy pastries: a bowl of five doughnuts ($4-5, depending on the glaze) is a perfectly shareable appetizer.

The confit pig cheeks ($14) are layered in a corn sherry vinaigrette with arugula, strings of fried leeks, and fried eggs. The tender pork cheek shreds easily and mixes with runny egg yolks in the vinaigrette. It's a delightful bite. The toad in a hole ($10) features two eggs fried over-easy inside slices of Angry Baker brioche. The circular slices are stacked on wonderfully soft fingerling potatoes, crispy bacon, and a pool of porter cheese sauce.

Other brunch items share a similar sense of fun, like the bacon French toast ($11) with maple bacon ice cream and stout syrup. Or their popular eggs benedict ($11) built on potato pancakes, a seared slice of pork pate, and a hollandaise made with their Ridge Trail amber ale.

The beer sampler (5 pours for $8) lets you explore the diverse beer list. Offerings range from the sweet and floral Alpha Belgian Tripel, to the light-bodied Clear Sky cream ale, to the aggressively-hopped Luck Strikes Twice IPA.

For the non-beer fans, Wolf's Ridge serves cocktails, too. The Bloody Maria is a zesty, tequila-based version of the Bloody Mary, while the Beermosa includes Omega Belgian pale, Lillet, and fresh-squeezed orange.

It almost seems unfair that one place could be so successful at everything they do. Wolf's Ridge has racked up local awards for their food, their beer has gained a following, and soon they'll open a taproom at the rear of their building.