Beer isn't the only thing brewing at Evansville's Tin Man Brewing Company, the kitchen is also serving up some great food.

The crew at Tin Man were kind enough to bring some that food by the station the other day for a little taste test. As you can see, I grabbed a few things. What you see in the picture is their Brisket Dip, Smoked Chicken Wings (with a small puddle of smoked orange bleu cheese dressing for dipping), and their garlic baguette chips with red pepper hummus (not pictured).

The best way I can describe the food from Tin Man is "gourmet pub food". The Brisket Dip featured smoked beef brisket so tender that it that just fell apart with each bite, covered with what they call "drunken onions", which I assume are onions sauteed in one of their homemade brews, and baby swiss cheese. The whole thing is served with a side of hot au jus for dipping.

The meat on the Smoked Chicken Wings fell off the bone and were covered with a sweet barbecue glaze. The smoked orange bleu cheese dip had the tang of traditional bleu cheese dressing, with a smokey and sweet kick that wasn't overpowering, but added a unique flavor that I really enjoyed.

As tasty as those two dishes were, I found myself hooked on the garlic baguette chips. I really like the flavor of garlic and use it often when cooking at home, and these homemade chips had plenty of it. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, they were a great compliment to the sandwich and wings, but could easily stand on their own especially with the red pepper humus which was creamy with a little back end heat.

This was just a small sampling of what Tin Man has to offer. I'm anxious to get over there soon and try the Spanish Chorizo Smoked Pizza, with onions, peppers, and cilantro chimichurri, or maybe I'll give the smoked gouda and white truffle mac 'n' cheese a whirl. But then again, the 3 Gear Braised Mushroom Burger with smoked gouda cheese sounds pretty tasty too. On second thought, it looks like there may be several trips to Tin Man Brewing Company on Franklin Street in my future.

Check out the complete menu and just try to stop your mouth from watering.