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Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Canned Beer Dinner with Lucy Saunders at Monk's Cafe
Monk's, you know how much we love our food and beer pairings around here. Plus, with summer lurking just around the corner and an all-star lineup of canned beer and grilled foods at Monk's, I felt it my duty to stop by Monk's on the way home from the airport last night to see how the dinner was. From waitresses, to bartenders, to Tom Peters (sshhh, he doesn't want you to know ;-) the Watermelon Wheat was a big hit. I, personally, was so glad to see it making an appearance on the East Coast and giving more people a chance to experience its unique approach to the wheat style. Lucy Saunders, of Grilling With Beer fame, was in attendance with her book. Also in the house were Butternuts, 21st Amendment, Oskar Blues, Sly Fox, and Brooklyn all with their canned creations. Now, just what do you think was in the "Adult S'mores"? 1st Course 21st Amendment Watermelon Wheat & Butternuts Heinnieweisse ~ Skewered Apricot Chicken & Malt Monster Shrimp 2nd Course Brooklyn Lager ~ Asparagus Salad 3rd Course Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale ~ Porter/Ginger Salmon 4th Course Sly Fox Royal Weisse & Sly Fox Pale Ale ~ Apple Ale Ribs 5th Course Oskar Blues Old Chub ~ Adult S'mores This has been quite a 10th Anniversary of beer events at Monk's. And, to think, there's still more than a half year's worth remaining!