Tuesday, February 12, 2008

"Valentine's Day & Beer" or "Be a Sweetie, Buy a Bitter" or "I Heart Beer"

This should in no way be construed as paid advertising. After the wildly (surprisingly?) popular list of New Year's Eve & Beer events that I published back in December, I figured you might like to see what's going on at beer destinations on everyone's favorite Hallmark Day. I'll add to this as I come across new listings over the next week. If you know of any that I'm missing, drop me a note. By the way, my favorite is "Be a Sweetie, Buy a Bitter".

Updated: (2/9) Allentown Brew Works; Bube's Brewery; Dogfish Head Gaithersburg; High Street Grill; White Dog Cafe; Zot (2/8) Penn Brewery (2/7) Church Brew Works AleSmith FRIDAY SPECIAL RELEASE PARTY AT ALESMITH The next AleSmith Friday Special Release Party is planned for February 15th, when we will be featuring AleSmith's My Bloody Valentine Ale. You will be able to taste two different versions, one on draft and one from the cask. The cask version will be served from an authentic English Beer Engine, the traditional method of serving Real Ale from the cask. The party hours are 3:00pm-6:00pm. We'll have snacks, cheeses, crackers, and other goodies to put you in the Valentine's Day mood. There will be beer specials, and you'll have the opportunity to try many of the other AleSmith premium ales as well. Plan to visit the brewery on Friday, February 15th and we'll see you here for some afternoon beer love! AleSmith is located at 9368 Cabot Drive, off of Miramar Road.
Allentown Brew Works Valentine's Day Menu Make reservations at 610-433-7777
Bube's Brewery Valentine's Weekend Take your Valentine to a romantic restaurant! The candlelit underground chambers of the Catacombs will host our special Valentine's Dinner Thurs. 2/14 through Sat. 2/16. The Victorian dining rooms of the Alois Restaurant will host the special menu Thurs. 2/14 and Fri 2/15. We will have a rose for each couple and love potion to take home. If you wish to dine in Alois for the gourmet 6 course dinner, please reserve before or after these dates.
Cambridge Brewing Co. February 14: Valentines Day dinner at Cambridge Brewing Co. - Cambridge Brewing Co. Chef Brian Roskow’s Valentine’s Day dinner will include a three-course menu plus Espresso Stout (6.0%), Chocolate Chili Porter (6.0%), Raspberry Stout (6.5%) and L’Amour du Jour (5.5%). If those won’t make your date look good, nothing will. For more information call 617-494-1994
Church Brew Works Executive Chef Jason Marrone is proud to feature a 3 course prix-fixe menu this evening! Enjoy your choice of appetizer, soup or salad and entree from the Gold Menu for $45 per person or from the Silver Menu for $35 per person (prix-fixe pricing is exlusive of tax and gratuity)! Menu is also available ala carte!
Cosimo Savory Specials Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with Citrus Cucumber Salsa and Avocado Cream — $12 Maine Lobster served with a Truffle and Chive Whipped Potato and Champagne Butter Sauce — $40 Sweets for Your Sweetie Pastry chef Andrea Schwob has concocted lots of playful endings on the dessert menu like Adult Milk and Cookies with heavenly bites of Dulce de Leche, My Oreo, Cinnamon Sugar, Peanut Butter Crunch and a Kahlua Vanilla Milk Shake. She has added a special finish for Valentine's Day with a Strawberry and Chocolate Sampler — $7 Call 610-647-1233 to make a reservation or make one online Be Happy Hours Relax at the end of the day at the finest wine bar in the area. Weekdays — 4:30-6:30 PM * $5 Select Reds & Whites * $5 Select Martinis * $3 Drafts and Domestic Bottles * 1/2 price Bar Menu (includes cheese and charcuterie)
Dogfish Head (Gaithersburg) Dinner for two for $45; all day
Duclaw Brewing Co. This Valentine's Day, treat your sweetie to our special three-course meal: Butternut Squash Tortellini Butternut squash filled tortellini tossed with sun-dried tomatoes, sage and asiago cheese in a nutty brown butter sauce. Grilled Tenderloin Medallions with Shrimp in a Brandied Green Peppercorn Sauce Two char-grilled filet medallions on a bed of toasted Parisian garlic croutons. Topped with shrimp sautéed in onions and spices and covered in a brandied green peppercorn cream sauce. Served with citrus glazed grilled asparagus and gorgonzola potatoes au gratin. Black & Tan This cozy combination of cakes finds a White Chocolate Toffee Blondie paired with Rich Chocolate Molten Cake served warm with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream and a Sprig of fresh mint. Available Valentine's Day only. Reserved seating is not necessary, but encouraged. Specials start at 2pm.
Fork Valentine's Day Menu 2008 Amuse Bouche Shrimp Fritter w/ginger-lemongrass remoulade First Course ~Oyster Chowder w/apple wood smoked bacon, garlic croutons ~Baby Arugula Salad w/frisée, endive, pomegranate seeds, shaved fennel, goat cheese, passion fruit vinaigrette ~Roasted Beet Salad w/herb sake-poached bosc pear, gorgonzola dolce, snow pea shoots, mango vinaigrette ~Truffled Foie Gras Terrine w/blood orange confit, raisin-walnut toast points, grainy mustard, cornichons ~Beef Carpachio w/coconut lime vinaigrette, pistachios ~Grilled 1/2 Maine Lobster w/green papaya, thai basil, mint, culandro vinaigrette ($5 supplemental) ~1/2 dozen Oyster on the Half Shell w/champagne mignonette Second Course ~Seared Halibut w/leek-pistachio crust, braised baby artichokes, fennel, lemon thyme ~Crispy Whole Red Snapper w/fennel-mustard seed dust, garlic black bean sauce, soy bean sprouts, asian chives ~1/2 Honey-roasted Duck Two Ways w/five spice, sticky rice, peanuts, baby bok choy ~Seared Filet Mignon w/shiitake-caramelized onion stuffing, wild mushroom-red wine reduction, purple potatoes, asparagus ~Grilled Veal Chop w/lemon grass-molasses glaze, boniato frites, snap peas ~Risotto w/porcini, chanterelles, spinach, fennel, truffle oil Desserts ~Pair of Flans w/passion fruit, kiwi, mint syrup ~Warm Chocolate Financier w/raspberry sauce ~Trio of Hand Rolled Chocolate Truffles w/chocolate dipped strawberry
General Lafayette Inn & Brewery Join us for Valentine’s Day @ General Lafayette Inn & Brewery We will be serving a Special Three-Course Menu created by Chef Phil Falcone Pricing a la carte.
General Sutter Inn Toast Your Valentine A Free Glass of Champagne with Any Entree - Compliments of the General Our executive chef, Jim Carr, has created a number of deliciously romantic dinner specials that will be available from Tues., Feb 12th until Sun., Feb 17th. Bring your Valentine and enjoy a Free Glass of Champagne with Any Entree. Call 717-626-2115 for reservations
Grey Lodge Pub Love is in the Air, and in the Goblet. Continuing a now long time Valentines Day tradition, we will tap a barrel of Flying Fish Love Fish. Every February Cupid, I mean Casey, adds fresh cherries to Flying Fish's Abbey Dubbel, adding yet another layer of complexity to this already full flavored beer. This is a rare one, only 12 for Pennsylvania this year. We will also have Valentines Day dinner specials, including a chocolate dessert that will make your heart skip a beat. 4pm tapping.
High Street Grill Valentine's Day Specials; Call 265-9199 for reservations
London Grill Chef’s Tasting 5 Courses $50 (some items may change) First Course ~Chef’s Amuse Second Course ~Charcuterie Tasting Third Course ~Shrimp Bisque, caviar ~Oysters ‘Casanova’, passionfruit gelee ~Menage a Foie, foie gras threesome ~Roasted Beets, goat cheese parfait ~Crispy Fennel Dusted Sweetbreads, maple-bacon-red wine shallot confit Fourth Course ~Pan Seared Tuna, butter poached lobster, Adam’s ‘Shortrib’ ~Roasted “Two Quails”, lobster mashed potatoes, braised red cabbage, pomegranate jus ~Veal Chop Milanese, potato risotto, tomato confit, red pepper rouille ~Grilled “Adam’s Rib” Sirloin, artichoke heart and mushroom sauté, potato gratin, tomato hollandaise Fifth Course ~ Happy Ending Dessert
Manayunk Brewery 5th Annual Mile of Meet Thursday, February 14 Registration begins at 5:30pm Ladies...Gentlemen...Looking to meet that special someone this Valentine's Day? 95.7 BEN FM will have a mile's worth of eligible bachelors for you to peruse through along Main Street in Manayunk. Don't let the cold weather get in your way from coming out and meeting someone new! Now in its 5th year, Mile of Meet brings out hundreds of singles looking to meet Mr. or Ms. Right - or at least have fun trying! Tons of dateless bachelors line up and ladies walk up and down the line checking out the guys. No cover. For more information call 215.482.8220.
Max Lager's Valentine's Weekend - February 14-16th ~ Max Lager's Hosted Brewery Dinner with Artisan Wine Option. Reserve the date for a memorable (and educational) meal and evening. Call for reservations, seating is limited.
Penn Brewery Valentine's Day Gourmet Beer Dinner 7:00 p.m. Whether you celebrate with a group of friends or that special someone, Penn Brewery offers the perfect relationship between gourmet food and beer with a six-course experience that you are guaranteed to love. $62.50 includes taxes & gratuity. Make your reservations through our online store at www.pennbrew.com. For more information, call 412-237-9400 x105. Reservation must be made by Saturday, February 9th.
Redbones BBQ February 14: Valentine's Dinner at Redbones in Somerville - Bring your special someone to Redbones on February 14th for a little light-hearted beer banter with a couple of duos who are sure to tap your brew love. Speakers: Tomme Arthur, brewer at California's Lost Abbey and Port Brewing, and Kris Butler, President of Boston Wort Processors along with Will Meyers, head brewer at Cambridge Brewing, and fellow brewer Megan Parisi. Dine on the classic aphrodisiac, oysters on the half shell, followed by a Redbones buffet and a decadent chocolate dessert, all paired with beers from Lost Abbey and Cambridge Brewing. RSVP to 617-628-2200
Southampton Publick House Bring Your Sweetie to SPH for Valentine's Day Chef Carl has once again put together a special menu for Valentine's Day. A 3-course price fix menu is available for $30 per person (+18% and NYS sales tax) from 5pm-10pm. Our regular menu will also be available. Reservations are suggested. We will also be offering Wolffer Estate Reserve Chardonnay for $20.
Stewart's Brewing Co. "Famous Couples in History" Valentine's Day Party!!!! Did you miss Halloween? Do you just like dressing up? Do you think you and your sweetheart look just like a famous couple? Do you and your sweetheart have an affinity for some famous couple even though you look nothing like them? Do you want to mock a famous couple? Come to Stewart's on Valentine's Day dressed as a famous couple from today or anytime in history. 1st Prize: Dinner for two on us 2nd Prize: $25 Gift Card 3rd Prize: $10 Gift Card We'll also have cool food and beer and the musical stylings of Todd Chappelle!
Stone Brewing Co. 6-10PM When it comes to hops, indulgence and passion we at Stone are no shrinking violets. In medieval times, however, many a concerned citizen expressed grave reservations about the use of hops in beer. One brewer of note, Saint Hildegard of Bingen, worried that hopped beer would inflame the passions, driving imbibers to various acts of carnal indulgence and debauchery. This Valentine’s Day we invite you to prove her right! To further enhance the romance, Chef has cooked up an evening of fare that will stimulate your appetites and arouse the senses. Accompanied by our passionately brewed, admittedly indulgent ales, this is a menu that will make your heart throb. And for those whose love extends to our creaturely friends, vegetarian options will be readily available. 1st Course-First tickles and nibbles Truffle Stuffed Mushrooms Mushrooms Stuffed with Sautéed Mushrooms and Truffles 2nd Course-Heating Up Consomme El Dorado Just like Onion Soup…but different 3rd Course-Amorous Games Oysters on the Half-Shell Half Dozen Oysters from Carlsbad Aqua Farms Served with a Sweet cucumber relish 4th Course-Kama-Sutra Alpine Osso Buco Slowly Braised beef over a Quinoa Risotto 5th Course-The Happy Ending Saffron infused Apples with Crème Chantilly Seating is limited (after all, we want to keep the intimacy between you and your sweetheart) so be sure to make your reservations now. $79 per couple. You may do so by buying tickets at the Bistro or by purchasing tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets
Triumph Brewery Valentine's Day Enjoy Triumph's regular a la carte dinner menu with plenty of valentine's specials. Ladies receive a complimentary long stem rose. Now excepting reservations.
White Dog Cafe Experience a romantic and organic three course dinner this Valentine’s Day, prepared by White Dog Executive Chef, Andrew Brown. Pre Fixed Three Course Dinner, $65/person plus tax & gratuity, Reservations are highly recommended. Call 215-386-9224.
Willimantic Brewing Co. February 14: Willimantic Brewing Co. celebrates Valentine's Day - Return to this great brewpub for its annual Couples Special. This special menu will offer each couple the choice of two house beers, wines or cocktails, two salads, two entrées from the special menu and a dessert to share. Take that special someone out for a romantic Willimantic dinner. For more info call 860 423-6777
ZoT Restaurant Special Valentine's Day Menu

2 comments:

John said...

Not sure about the rhyming scheme with 'bitter' -- how about:

"Be a sweetie, buy a wheatie" (or, better, "...drink a wheatie"

And for after dinner:
"Be a sweetie, have a peatie" (single-malt).

Prost! John

Bryan said...

I like your thinking John..Single malt...nice !