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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Quench your Thirst with Great Beer Dinners

Here are some menus that will help you decide between some of the best-looking beer dinners to come over the next couple of weeks. This should fulfill my beer dinner advertising quota for the next month. Don't take that the wrong way; I wouldn't post a menu (basically as free advertising) unless I would gladly put down greenbacks and attend myself. Of course, this is not always possible, so now I must make my own decisions. Bon Appetit and Cheers! Left Hand/Terrapin Beer Dinner at Monk's Café in Philadelphia, PA Thursday, October 29th, 2009; 6:00pm $65.00 includes tax 215-545-7005 for reservations Welcome Left Hand Haystack Wheat First Course ~ Baby Octopus with Terrapin Rye Pale Ale Second Course ~ Shrimp w/Orange Gastrique with Left Hand St. Vrain Triple Third Course ~ Maple Glazed Acorn Squash stuffed with wild rice, walnuts, craisins, etc. with Left Hand Juju Ginger Fourth Course ~ Smoked Seafood & Bleu Cheese Savory Tart with Terrapin Substance Abuse (2006) & Left Hand Imperial Stout Fifth Course ~ Pork Loin w/Apples & Juniper with Terrapin Big Sloppy Monster (2006) Sixth Course ~ Left Hand/Terrapin Depth Charge & Midnight Project - Collaboration dessert
Yards Beer Dinner at High Street Caffe in West Chester, PA Wednesday, November 4th, 2009; 7:00pm $45.00 plus tax and gratuity 610-696-7435 for reservations First Course ~ Brewer’s Plate: Smoked Alligator Sausage $ Elk & Pear Sausage with Cheddar and Gruyere Cheeses with Brawler Second Course ~ Harvest Soup with a Pumpkin Creme’ Fraiche with Poor Richard’s Tavern Spruce Ale Third Course ~ Crawfish Etouffee with Philadelphia Pale Ale Fourth Course ~ Porter Braised Pork Tenderloin with a Sweet Potato & Apple Hash with George Washington’s Tavern Porter Fifth Course ~ Homemade Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Whipped Cream with Thomas Jefferson’s Tavern Ale
Victory Brewing Beer Dinner at Chifa in Philadelphia, PA Thursday, November 5th, 2009; 7:00pm $55.00 plus tax and gratuity 215-925-5555 for reservations First Course ~ Hiramasa with aji Amarillo leche de tigre, passion fruit and roasted corn with Prima Pils Second Course ~ Octopus Ceviche with purple olive and avocado with WildDevil Third Course ~ Grilled Thai Sausage with tamarind chile sauce and jasmine rice with Golden Monkey Fourth Course ~ Smoked Rib Eye with revuelto de chorizo and huacatay chimichiri with Yakima Twilight Fifth Course ~ Coconut Tapioca with semisweet chocolate cremeux and quinoa chicaronnes with Baltic Thunder
Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner at The Drafting Room in Exton, PA Wednesday, November 11th, 2009; 6:00pm $69.99 plus tax and gratuity 610-363-0521 for reservations Passed Appetizer ~ Mascarpone and Crispy Pancetta Stuffed Date, Aged Balsamic jus, Fried Sage with Sierra Nevada Brown Saison First Course ~ Applewood Roasted Kennett Square Mushrooms, Shaved Goat Cheese, Toasted Brioche, Oven Dried Cherry Tomatoes, Watercress Pesto, Micro Greens with Sierra Nevada Edge of Darkness (from Beer Camp #12, attended by TDR Owner Howard Weintraub--It's an India Brown Ale ranging around 5.5% ABV and 55 IBUs) Intermezzo ~ Belgian Ale Poached Shrimp, Lemon Sorbet, Charred Lime Relish, Lavosh Crisp, Triple jus with Sierra Nevada Belgian Triple Second Course ~ Locally Grown Butter Braised Pumpkin, Herbs & Crispy Bacon; Lancaster County Barley Cured Pork Loin, Apple Butter Caramelized Onion Bilini, Pear and Fig Chutney with Sierra Nevada Estate Harvest Ale Dessert ~ Toasted Almond and Autumn Scented Blintzes, Barleywine and Blackberry Jam, Sweet Cider Crème Anglaise, Sun Dried Cranberry Relish with Sierra Nevada Bigfoot [2008]

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