Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Grab a Beer and Enjoy New Year's Eve 2008/2009

NEWLY ADDED (12/30): 21st Amendment; Barcade; Beer Table; Birreria Paradiso (both locations); Boston Beer Works (Fenway); Captain Lawrence Brewing; Church Brew Works; D.B.A. (Manhattan); Duclaw Brewing (all locations); Fat Heads; Father's Office (both locations); Firewaters (Concord); Half Moon Saloon; High Street Grill; Hop Devil Grill; Magnolia Pub & Brewery; Rivertowne Pour House (Monroeville); Rock Bottom (King of Prussian); Spuyten Duyvil; Teresa's Next Door; The Brewer's Art; The Publick House; Union Jack's on the Manatawny NEWLY ADDED (12/29): Bridgewater's Pub; Cosimo; Dawson Street Pub; Dock Street Brewing; Earth Bread + Brewery; For Pete's Sake; Mad Mex (Philly); Maia; Prohibition Taproom; Quotations; Sugar Mom's; The Institute; Yards Brewing; Zot NEWLY ADDED (12/26): Brick Store Pub; Flying Pig Saloon NEWLY ADDED (12/24): Alison Two; America Bar & Grille; Barley Creek; Brickside Grille; Capone's; City Beer Store; David Copperfield's; Ebenezer's Pub; Fergie's; Grace Tavern; Gullifty's; Heartland Brewery (all locations); Isaac Newton's; Jose Pistolas; Lancaster Brewing; McMenamin's (Philly); Nodding Head; Otto's; Rattle 'n' Hum; Spring Street Lounge; Stewart's Brewing; Ten Stone; The Drafting Room (both locations); The Foodery (both locations); The Gate; The Map Room; Tria (both locations); Trinity Brewhouse; Union Barrel Works; Zum Schneider NEWLY ADDED (12/23): Allentown Brew Works; Bethelehem Brew Works; Philadelphia Brewing; Russian River Brewing; Stoudt's; The Khyber; Triumph Brewing (Philly) NEWLY ADDED (12/21): Exton Beverage; Ginger Man (NYC); Goshen Beverage; Jack's Firehouse; Johnny Brenda's; London Grill; McGillin's; Michael's Deli; The Tiedhouse; The Belgian Café NEWLY ADDED (12/20): Ale Asylum; Brugge Brasserie; City Steam; Hop Leaf; Memphis Taproom; Riverstone Café; Sly Fox; Standard Tap; The Brazen Head; Willimantic Brewing Say what you will; it's not only "amateurs" that go out on New Year's Eve. Plenty of responsible revelers are going out on the last night of the year and looking for good food, good drink, and great times. My listing of various places around the country and their events was one of the most sought after postings last year at this time. Obviously, people are looking for things to do at this time of year; they're not looking for esoteric readings ;-) You want to go out this year? I say find a good beer establishment and be of good cheer. And be safe along the way. Here is a rundown of places where you can find a decent brew on New Year's Eve, starting here in Philly's Delaware Valley spreading out as far away as the Pacific NW. I've only just begun with what's listed here. Over the next several days, I'm sure to be adding to the list. If you know of something interesting going on in the world of good beer to usher in 2009, let all of us know by dropping a note below.
Bridgewater's Pub - Kitchen open until around 4pm; bar closing around 6pm
Bridgid's - 8pm-2am; includes all drafts, some bottled beer, call liquor, giveaways, food buffet, and champagne toast at midnight; $80/pp; call restaurant for tickets
Dawson Street Pub - Open for Business As Usual with live music; no cover
Dock Street Brewery - 8pm closing time
Earth Bread + Brewery - Our kitchen will be open to 11pm and late night snacks will be on the bar until closing (1am). There'll be a sneak peak of our newest beer De Raine Pore to welcome the new year.
Fergie's Pub - Open for Business As Usual
For Pete's Sake Pub - Open for Business As Usual with some drink specials
Grace's Tavern - Open for Business As Usual
Grey Lodge Pub - Ring in the New Years at our gala Brew Years Eve Party . For just $60, you get beverages, lots of tasty special food, hats, and noisemakers from 8:30pm to 1am.
Jack's Firehouse - Ring In New Years At Jack's With All Of Your Friends With An Open Premium Bar To 1am And A DJ And Dancing Until 2am. We Start At 9pm. Tickets - $60 Per Person. It's A Great Party - Get 20 Of Your Friends To Come Over. We Only Sell 150 Tickets Which Makes Jack's Really Festive - But Not Overly Packed.
José Pistolas - Open for Business As Usual
Johnny Brenda's - Upstairs Just $5! Cheap funtimes!!!! Downstairs: Dress Up and Make-out! No cover
London Grill - 5pm-11pm; Regular Menu And $45 Fixed Price Menu Available $80.00 with 4 wine pairings Also...party favors, free champagne at midnight and Times Square on HD TV; Earlybird Kid's Menu; Bar Snacks till midnight
Mad Mex (University City) - Special $35 Dinner for 2 (one appetizer, two entrées, one dessert, and two glasses of champagne); 1/2 price happy hour as usual and "big-azz" margaritas all day
Manayunk Brewery - Join us Wednesday, December 31st for a premium 4 hour open bar from 8pm to 12am, heavy hors d'oeuvres, champagne toast at midnight, live music by Pub Rally downstairs, live DJ upstairs, party favors and more! Tickets are $90.
McGillin's - McGillin's is the place to SING in the New Year with karaoke, party favors and more! $5 cover.
McMenamin's - No food, but champagne toast, music, and dancing...no cover
Memphis Taproom - Our chef is putting to gether some spectacular New Years Eve dinner specials, including Beer-Battered Caviar, Oyster Stew and Surf & Turf, AND we'll ring in the new year with a Cantillon toast at midnight! No reservations are necessary. Stay late or come early the next morning for New Years day! We'll be serving BRUNCH (and nursing hangovers) from 11am-3pm
Monk's Café - The late seating (9:30pm) will be a six course extravaganza. Tom will pull out a couple of gems from his basement collection of aged beers. Some very special beers will be served. Our crack kitchen crew will create a feast to pair with these amazing beers. Of course, we will have a midnight toast with Malhuer Brut. Hats & noisemakers for everyone. The early seating (6:30pm) will be a four-course (and 5 beers or wines) dinner.
Nodding Head - Open for Business As Usual, perhaps with a champagne toast.
Philadelphia Brewing - Open for beer sales 9am-1pm.
Prohibition Taproom - $55; 8pm to 12 Midnight; open bar and a champagne toast.
South Philadelphia Tap Room - Open for Business as Usual until 2am; join the SPTR for early morning reveling on New Year's Day and the Mummer's Parade
Standard Tap - A firkin of Yards and specially-priced Golden Monkey and Mad Elf...DJ, too
Sugar Mom's - Open for Business As Usual from 8pm-2am; Free Sandwiches plus $25 bottles of champagne; no cover
Ten Stone - Closed for a Private Party
The Belgian Café - 4 course dinner and beer/wine pairing: -first seating 6:30PM, $55, --- second seating 10PM, $75 ---(vegetarian menu also available) --- call 215-235-3500 for reservations
The Foodery (2nd/Poplar) - Open for Business As Usual until 12 Midnight
The Foodery (10th/Pine) - Open for Business As Usual until 10pm (or later, depending upon business)
The Institute - No cover; $3 Walt Wit plus many other craft beer specials during the night; Wii Booths are NOW OPEN! Normally $15 per booth on New Year's Eve will be $20 per booth and cost includes a pitcher of either PBR or Yuengling.
The Khyber - Come Celebrate With The Khyber As We Usher In The New Year Start 2009 Off With Your Old Friend The Khyber. With Help From No Tight Pants; DJ Lexx; DJ R'N'G Moshpit Rainbow; DJ Vertigo Headbanger; DJ Jesse Merlin Stakeout 9 pm; $10
The Tiedhouse - Join us for New Year's Eve 3-Course Prixe Fixe Dinner for $39.95!!! Add a paired beer flight for $10 Add a paired wine flight for $15
Tria (both locations) - Open for Business As Usual, perhaps with a few menu specials
Triumph Brewery - Make your plans now and celebrate this year at Triumph with DJ Bizz and a four hour open bar from 9:30-1:30. Package includes beer, wine, house liquor and a champagne toast (sorry, no shots). Ticket price is $75. Bottle service will also be available in our VIP lounge. Hope to see you there.
White Dog Café - $60 per person plus tax and gratuity for late seating (after 8:30pm). A la carte early seating (6:00pm-7:45pm). Strolling Violin Duet Davis & Diane Barnett, 8:30pm - 12:00am Sing-Along Piano in the Piano Parlor, 9:00pm - 2:00am Dancing to Oldies, 12:00am to 2:00am
Yard's Brewing - Will likely be out of beer by 12/31 and no one will be at the brewery after 5pm on New Year's Eve; but stop by 12/29 or 12/30 to buy some ESA or whatever's left of currrent inventory
Zot - $45 & $65 priced dinners for 6:30pm & 9:30pm seatings, respectively. Beer Tasting Menu available as well. Otherwise open for Business As Usual.

Philadelphia Metro
Alison Two - $75 seating 5pm-7pm; $85 seating after 7pm
America Bar & Grill - Open for Business As Usual with 10pm last dinner seating; probably some form of entertainment until closing; no cover
Brickside Grille - Come join in the fun New Year's Eve. Make a reservation for dinner or stop in for live music with "Lord Jive" starting at 10:00 p.m. Free champagne toast at midnight, party favors; plus a free chocolate fountain all night long.
Capone's Restaurant - Open for Business As Usual until 10pm; bottleshop until 12 Midnight
Cosimo Restaurant - Open for Business As Usual with a special dinner menu
Exton Beverage - 9pm closing time
Firewaters (Concord) - $199/couple package deal includes hotel room, buffet (9pm-11pm), open bar (9pm-12:30am), DJ, and party favors)
Flying Pig Saloon - Open for Business As Usual
General Lafayette - 6pm and 9pm seatings for a 3-Course Prix Fixe; $44.95 per person; Call 610-941-0600 for Reservations. Salad/Appetizer, Entree, Dessert, Champagne Toast Add a flight of specially selected paired wine for $15 Add a flight of brewmaster paired beer for $12
Goshen Beverage - 9pm closing time
Gullifty's - 9pm closing time
High Street Grill - Open for Business As Usual with a New Year's Eve Special Menu.
Isaac Newton's - 9pm closing time
Maia - Open for Business As Usual with a champagne toast at Midnight
McKenzie Brew House - 4 Hour Premium Open Bar, Stellar Buffet, Hotel Packages Available, $55 in advance / $65 at door. Call 610-296-2222 for Details.
Michael's Deli - 9pm closing time
Quotations Pub - Open for Business As Usual
Riverstone Café - Special Menu examples include Elk Tenderloin, Dungeness Crab & Artichoke Salad, Southwest Buffalo Filet, Brined Crispy Calamari, Butter Poached Lobster, Miso Shrimp Cocktail Complimentary Champagne Toast at Midnight Beer selections include from the following, among others, Victory, Piraat, Samuel Smith, Chimay, Unibroue, Magic Hat, Samuel Adams, Hoegaarden, Guinness, Young's, Rogue
Rock Bottom (King of Prussia) - Open for Business As Usual with kitchen hours 'til 10pm and bar 'til 2am.
Ron's Original - On New Year's Eve you can either prepay for $20 or pay at the door for $25 for a fabulous buffet plus two tickets each for your first drink (either house wine, draft beer or well drinks). SubLegend will be here to entertain you all night long as well as giveaways throughout the evening. You can park at the Comfort Suites, call Ron's and we will have a shuttle come pick you up. At then end of the night, the bus will take you back to the hotel and you can let Comfort Suites know you came from Ron's and they will give you a SPECIAL DISCOUNTED rate for the evening! Call Ron's and ask to speak to a manager or just Nardo and we will be happy to help you plan this evening!
Sly Fox - Royersford location closes at 3pm; Phoenixville kitchen closes at 9pm, bar at 10pm
Teresa's Next Door - Open for Business As Usual.
The Drafting Room (Exton) - Open for Business As Usual
The Drafting Room (Spring House) - 3 course beer dinner from 4:30pm-10:00pm on New Years Eve. Your choice of 3 appetizers, 3 entrees, and 2 desserts for $35.00. Beers include Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron, East End Monkey Boy, Brooklyn Savior Faire, Ommegang Witte, Wintercoat Vildmoseol, and Allagash Grand Cru. The full dinner menu is available as well. Then stick around to ring in 2009! There will be live roots, rock, and reggae from the fantastic local band "The Mighty Manatees" beginning at 10pm. Special tappings of North Coast La Merle and North Coast Old Stock 2007 @ midnight and a complimentary toasting of a Methusula of Duvel. There is no cover for this event. Ring the New Year in in style!
TJs - Kitchen closes at 9pm; Bar closes at 10pm
Victory - 11:30am-6:00pm (Bar with a limited menu and Retail Shop only)

Other PA/NJ/DE
Allentown Brew Works - Join us in HIGH GrAvitY for our New Year’s Eve GAY-la! HIGH GrAvitY at Allentown Brew Works “Happy Trails Are Here Again” High Powered Dance Music, Champagne Toast, Balloon Drop, Continental Breakfast and VIP Bottle Service DJ starts at 10:00pm ; NO COVER!! 21 & over only Also… (for our straight guests) at the Main Bar… Balloon Drop and Champagne Toast
Appalachian Brewing/Harrisburg - Doors Open at 6:45pm for our awesome NYE bash! Tickets include dinner buffet from 7-10pm (salad station, Andouille sausage stuffed chicken breast, roast pork loin with apple walnut stuffing, baked haddock w/crab imperial, jambalaya, Prime Rib carving station, dessert station), 2 ABC draft pints, and a champagne toast at midnight with party favors.
Barley Creek Brewing - We're ringing in 2009 with a reservations-are-a-must-dinner in our Onyx Bar room that will be limited to 90 people and closed off to everyone else. Reservations are brisk so don't get shut out. Here are the details: Hors d'ouvres: 7:00pm-8:00pm; dinner: 8:00pm-9:30pm; carving station, buffet extravaganza, party favors, live music with Joe O'Malley, a midnight buffet and a cash bar. Make your dinner reservations ($29.95) now by sending an email to catering@barleycreek.com.
Bethlehem Brew Works - Join us on New Year’s Eve 2009 and celebrate the New Year! Featuring: -DJ Soulja in the Steelgaarden from 10pm-2am -Midnight Balloon Drop and Champagne Toast -Bottle Service -Drink specials and giveaways with Skyy, Bacardi and Grey Goose. NO Cover Charge! 21 & over only Bethlehem Brew Works “New Year’s Eve Black Party” - dress in your most impressive black attire.
Bube's Brewery - New Year's Eve Dinner served in Alois, the Bottling Works, and the Catacombs (reserve early!). New Year's Eve Party in the Bottling Works with DJ Kerry-come dance! Dine here and admission to the party is free! $5.00 cover gets non-diners into the party.
Bullfrog Brewery - 10pm-1am; $5 Cover Charge. A great high energy musical steamroller featuring Colin Beatty/Bass, Willi Ort/Guitar, & Shaun Gilmour/Drums, and Jimmy Lovcik/keyboards!
Church Brew Works - Open until around 1am; Two 3-course prix fixe menus, $32-$42; appetizer/soup-salad/entree; desserts are a la carte.
Dogfish Head - fun, food, festivities... and great beer! This year we're offering two seatings: 6pm at $65 per person 9pm at $85 per person (second seating includes a champagne toast at midnight and live music by Nate Meyers and The Aces). MENU Truffled Butternut Squash Soup - Paired with Punkin Ale Warm Lobster Salad - Paired with Midas Touch Seared Foie Gras and Lingonberry Jam on Brioche Toast - Paired with Vintage Black and Blue Prosciutto Wrapped Beef Tenderloin - Paired with Palo Santo Marron Brown Honey Tiramisu - Paired with Vintage World Wide Stout Make your reservations today by calling 302-226-BREW or e-mailing Karen@dogfish.com
Fat Heads - Closing time of 6pm for both restaurant and bottle shop
Half Moon Saloon - Open for Business As Usual with some special chef selections.
Lancaster Brewing - 9pm closing time
Otto's - Open for Business As Usual
Rivertowne Pour House (Monroeville) - $40/pp, $75/couple; 9pm-2am; Prime Rib dinner, open bar, champagne toast, DJ
Selin's Grove Brewing - Closed 12/24 & 12/25, 12/29/08- 1/1/09 Have a Great Holiday!!
Stewart's Brewing - Open for Business As Usual
Stoudt's - Call (717) 484-4387 for more details.
Union Barrel Works - Open for Business As Usual with a champagne toast
Union Jack's on the Manatawny - Open for Business As Usual with live music and a Surprise Dinner Menu.
Zeno's - Zeno’s is pleased to have the Screaming Ducks for a New Year’s Eve bash. $5 American will do it. 10:30 'til close

Other Northeast
Barcade - Open for Business As Usual with a Top 200 Barcade Songs Countdown.
Beer Table - Open for Business As Usual until at least 1am with a special "Past", "Present", and "Future" beer (hint: the future beer is a new one hailing from Sixpoint
Blind Tiger Ale House - Blind Tiger’s New Year’s Extravaganza party will be from 9:00PM to 2:00AM and is limited to only 80 people - so we can maintain a comfortable atmosphere for all. The cost for each ticket will be $120.00 per person, which will include the following: All draught beers (with some very special selections) All cask beers (which includes a gravity keg and wood pin) All wines, sake and Prosecco A special Blind Tiger buffet (which will be replenished throughout the night), which will include: cheeses from Murray’s Chesse, fresh bread, seasonal green salad, an all white baked ziti, Swedish Meatballs, Italian Sausage and Peppers, and a fresh fruit salad. A New Year’s Prosecco Toast New Year’s Party Gear (silly hats and whatnot) And, as always - a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere To place a reservation, or if you have any questions, please contact us at Tigerale@msn.com, call 212-462-4682, or talk to your favorite Blind Tiger bartender.
Boston Beer Works (Fenway) - Open for Business As Usual.
Cambridge Brewing Co. - You get to stuff yourself to your hearts desire, imbibe 5 of the finest micro brews around, dig on the sounds of Cambridge's own Gypsy Schaeffer, be one of the first people to taste the 2008 Blunderbuss Barleywine and party your ass off! That's a value of $107! Add in the free gifts and That's a value of $150. Originally we were going to sell the tickets for $120. But after thinking it over, we wanted to give you a better deal. So we knocked it down to $100. We figured a 33% discount was quite generous.
Chelsea Brewing Company - **CANCELLED** 9pm-2am; $110/$150(VIP); DJ, Dancing, Hors d'oeuvres and Buffet with Open Bar; Special Celebration Brew & Champagne Toast at Midnight; Party Favors; Giveaways; Coat Check; Live Feed of Times Square Ball Drop VIP gets private room overlooking river with premium open bar and bottle of champagne for each group of two.
City Steam - Comedy; prix fixe menu; Countdown to New Year's event, and much more...see website for details
David Copperfield's - Open for Business As Usual with a champagne toast
D.B.A. (Manhattan) - Ring in 2009 at d.b.a. w/Serrita, Dee, Kreaux, Jack & Ryan. Nigel will greet you @ the door (I.D. is a must for entry)w/ hats,& tiaras. Fruit, cheese, champagne at 12 Midnight, music, fun, and NO COVER! Open til 8am----so Bartenders, come on over after work!
Ebenezer's Pub - Open for Business As Usual
Ginger Man (NYC) - We will be offering tickets for $100 for open bar from 9pm - 2am including over 100 beers, call liquor, and wine. With a Chimay (or Champagne) toast at Midnight. We will be open for regular business from 11:30am - 2am.
Heartland Brewery (all locations) - Open for Business As Usual
Hop Devil Grill - Go to the Hop Devil Grill for a "Devilicious New Year's Eve Party"! What is different about this New Year's Eve event from others around the city? First, who has a better beer selection and better food? Nobody in New York City, or maybe event the country! Second, no, let me repeat that NO cover charge! No open bar. No crappy buffet. How much do you realistically expect to drink and eat, anyway? $150 of beer or drinks and food? Heck no. Pay as you go. Drink and eat what you like. Buy no tickets. Hop Devil Grill, and our adjoining lounge, is spacious! Room for you and all your friends. Get there early, though. Stay late too. Our new sound system will be pumping out the best new sounds, and watch the ball fall on our big screen TVs. At Midnight. Enjoy a champagne or beer toast as the balloons drop all around. Kiss your loved one. Meet a new loved one. Have a "Helluva Time!"
Rattle 'n' Hum - Open Bar 10pm-1am; food buffet; champagne toast; $100
Southampton Publick House - 5pm-10pm; 3 course dinner, $40/pp; diners get free entrance to party in the taproom, all others $10; DJ Dory, Party Favors, Midnight Champagne Toast
Spring Street Lounge - Open for Business As Usual
Spuyten Duyvil - Open for Business As Usual
The Brazen Head - Generous Champagne Toasts; Featuring The Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band from 9 PM to Midnight; No Cover - No Minimum
The Gate - Open for Business As Usual with a champagne toast
The Publick House - Open for Business As Usual
Trinity Brewhouse - Open for Business As Usual
Willimantic Brewing - a Special Dinner menu, a DJ, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast. Don’t forget the Party in the Pub starting at 9PM. For more info call 860-423-6777.
Zum Schneider - Free party; Doors open at 9pm Included: DJ Volka Racho spinning your favorite party songs Karaoke: German and other hits Champagne toast at midnight Watch the Ball drop on the big screen On the menu: Special NY's Eve Menu Midnight soup Champagne bowl and homemade Glühwein (mulled wine)

Other United States
21st Amendment - Open for Business As Usual
Ale Asylum - Open for Business As Usual; perhaps special food and discounted beers from 10pm-close (still unplanned)
Birreria Paradiso (both locations) - Open for Business As Usual until 11pm
Brick Store Pub - Champagne toast at midnight & party favors. No better place to usher in the New Year than your neighborhood pub... See you there!
Brugge Brasserie - Open for Business As Usual
Captain Lawrence Brewing - We will be open from 2–5pm…….For Growler Fills Only!
City Beer Store - Closed
D.B.A. (New Orleans) - 11pm- $15; w/Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters
Duclaw (all locations) - Open for Business As Usual
Falling Rock Tap House - Come join us for New Year's Eve @ the Falling Rock, NO COVER as always & Complimentary Champagne toast & Midnite.
Father's Office (both locations) - Closed New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Hop Leaf - Open for Business As Usual
Magnolia Pub & Brewery - New Year's Eve Dinner Extravaganza, $45 with beer pairings. Ronnie will be continuing our Wednesday beer dinner menus with his first one landing auspiciously on New Year's Eve. Here's the menu with beer pairings: Shrimp and Scallop Bisque X (our Belgian single) Strawberry Mountain New York Strip with Bone Marrow and Potato Gratin Out with the Old Ale Magnolia Stout Sundae (with Stout of Circumstance Ice Cream) Stout of Circumstance On New Years Eve, we'll release a new edition of Out with the Old Ale, our sour-mash old ale first brewed this past spring. It'll be the feature beer in our special dinner that night, as well. Then, on New Year's Day we'll release In with the New IPA, commemorating the changing of the kitchen guard as well as the arrival of '09. It's an English-style IPA with a very traditional hop profile. We'll be closing a little early on New Year's Eve (kitchen closes at 10:00pm) but we will turn around and open for a rare mid-week Brunch on New Year's Day.
RFD/The Brickskeller - No Cover, DJ, and a fantastic selection of spirits, kegged and bottled beers from around the world!
Russian River - Ring in the new year with a free party at the RRBC with Phatty!!! They have a very cool "old school funk" sound with their wildly entertaining 7-piece ensemble. Bring your dancing shoes to boogie-woogie and get down on it! Free Show!!! All Ages! Call (707) 545-2337 for more information
Sierra Nevada - Tickets: $100 • On sale: 12/6/2008 in the pub. New Year’s Eve. The Big Room. Gourmet dinner. Jazz to dine by. Great music to dance to. Way too much fun…almost. Limited tickets. Reserved seat tickets only. Hats, horns, balloons and all the trimming you’ve come to expect from the Big Room. A complete filet mignon dinner (and other wonderful options).Appetizers, salads, killer desserts and complimentary champagne just before the midnight balloon drop. (Fingers crossed here). Doors at 7 PM. Dinner from 7 PM until 9 PM with live, easy listening jazz to help with digestion. And then…Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps out of L.A. come out to rock the house
Stone Brewing - 11am-5pm, Specialty Growler Fills - 2008 Old Guardian, 2008 Imperial Russian Stout, 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale, 2008 Double Bastard Ale, 2008 Sawyer's Triple
The Brewer's Art - Open for Business As Usual with a champagne toast; kitchen open an extra hour later
The Map Room - Open for Business As Usual with a champagne toast
The Monk's Kettle - A four course meal paired with four different beers from the Belgian brewery Malheur. Throughout the evening, to pair with each course, we will have the Malheur 10 (a Tripel), Malheur 12 (a Quadrupel), Malheur Brut (a Biere de Champagne), and Malheur Dark Brut (a dark and chocolatey version of the Biere de Champagne). There will also be another special one for the New Year's midnight toast. Details will be posted to our website on the events page about the food courses. The four course meal will begin at 9:00, and each course is designed to pair well with the beer served. Our resident beer expert Nick will discuss each of the beers served, and our chef Kevin will speak about the dishes. The cost of the dinner is $95 plus tax and gratuity. There will also be a happy hour between 8 and 9 before dinner starts, during which all beers will be offered at half price. To reserve a space, please call the Monk's Kettle at (415) 865-9523, or email Nat Cutler at nat@monkskettle.com
The Old Toad - New Year’s Eve Beer Dinner 2008 ~ Lobster Bisque with Reissdorf Koelsch ~ Breaded Goats Cheese with Ommegang Hennepin ~ Charcuterie Plate with Unibroue Blanche de Chambly ~ Ephemere Sorbet ~ Roasted Cornish Game Hen with Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown ~ Wild Salmon Gratin with Brooklyn Local 1 ~ Lamb Shank Braised in Leffe Brune with Corsendonk Abbey Brown Ale ~ Corn Cakes with Smoked Tomato Coulis with Schlenkerla Helles ~ Ice Cream Trio of British Classics (Lemon Meringue, Sticky Toffee Pudding and Rhubarb Crumble) with Southern Tier Crème Brulee ~ Flourless Chocolate Raspberry Torte with Victory Storm King ~ Cheese Plate (Triple Cream, Vintage Cheddar, Shropshire Blue) with Weyerbacher Insanity
Yard House - Many locations west of the Mississippi, two in Florida. Come as you are. Party favors. Midnight Champagne Toast. No reservations needed.

1 comment:

Adam said...

Great round up! Gets me thinking about where I want to be.