Hop Haus, Plantsville

Hop Haus, Plantsville

Visiting Hop Haus Restaurant & Craft Beer in Plantsville on a wintry Monday night, we didn't have the good fortune of encountering owner Michael Miller, head chef Michael Harty or restaurant manager Sara Armstrong, listed on its website as the Hop Haus team. No matter. The bar was being held down by a capable, friendly, down-to-earth bartender named Eliza, who I assure you was no Doolittle but was cheerfully managing the entire floor, venturing out from behind the bar frequently to attend to tables like ours. And they say you can't get good help these days! They say you can't get great craft beers and sophisticated pub grub in (relatively) out-of-the-way spots like...