Holy, moly. I, too, thought I was in Stewart's inner circle of distribution lists when Ric Hoffman asked if I knew about their anniversary doings...which began this past Wednesday. NO, I did not! Although, an enterprising youngster like me should have stopped by their website to see if anything new and interesting was going on. So bad on me in that regard... ...and on to the point. Stewart's Brewing of Bear, DE is in the midst of celebrating its 15th anniversary of opening the mashtun door on 7/27/1995. And, here's what they've got cooking here 15 years later in 2010. Other than taking the show on the road, as they typically do, to Ommegang's BCTC event in Cooperstown, NY, back at the fort in Delaware, they've got a bunch of fun stuff going on for us all to enjoy in helping them to celebrate 15 years. Maybe I'll use one of these dates as an excuse to deliver on a long-promised visit.
Wednesday, July 21- Tapping Pilsner & Cask Manchester
Friday, July 23- Tapping Honey Summer, Munich Dunkel & '06 Bourbon Barleywine; Cajun cuisine all night and lower case blues at 8:00pm
Saturday, July 24- Cajun cuisine all night and Barrel House Blues at 8:00pm
Sunday, July 25- Special Off-Season Game Day Trivia from 2:00ish until 7:00ish. Come get your geek on!
Monday, July 26- Full moon tonight. (This isn't a band or anything. There just happens to be a full moon.)
Tuesday, July 27- Irish fare all night and Chapel Street Junction at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 28- Brewer's Dinner (more info below)
Thursday, July 29- Tapping Monk's Revenge
Friday, July 30- Tapping Cask Smoked Porter; Irish fare all night
Saturday, July 31- Irish fare all night and The Brigade (Irish band) at 8:00 p.m.
Finally, we have a menu for the six-course Brewer's Dinner on Wednesday, July 28:
-Pilsner; Fried Golden Roma Tomato topped with Broccoli Rabe, Lump Crab and Melted Provolone Cheese
-Honey Summer Ale; Arborio-Encrusted Sea Scallops with Julienned Poblano Chilies and a Honey Citrus Glaze
-Smoked Dunkelweizen; Cedar Plank-Roasted Salmon with Smoked Salmon Casino Topping, Cherrywood-Smoked Bacon and Lemon Hollandaise
-Monk’s Revenge; Butter Lettuce Cups filled with Grilled Pears, Shaved Prosciutto, Julienned Salami and Cranberry Compote with an Abbey Tripel Cranberry Spritz
-Dunkel Rico; Roasted Crisp-Skin Duck Breast with Wild Mushroom and Cabbage Bread Pudding and Munich Dunkel Duck Jus
-2005 Barleywine; Dark Chocolate Ganache topped with Roquefort Brulée in a Sweet Buttered Tart Shell with Chocolate Stout Crème Anglaise
There are still tickets available for $65/person, but seating is limited and by reservation only. Please stop in to purchase your tickets at the bar.