All the food and beer was amazing individually and paired together so well that Sarah and I were incredibly frustrated that we were full by the third course. Chef Drew really thought hard about the flavors in the beer and what kind of food would really make the beer something else.
Beer: Brooklyn Fiat Lux
Food: Mussels & clams, bacon, fregola, dried apricots, pears
Beer: Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
Food: Grilled lamb porterhouse, apple raisin chutney, roasted acorn squash
Beer: Brooklyn Blast!
Food: Orange-glazed ribs, grilled cantaloupe & tarragon relish, black-eyed peas
Beer: Brooklyn Black Ops
Food: Coffee-braised beef cheeks, creamed sweet potatoes, citrus celery salad
Beer: 2009 Black Chocolate Stout and 2011 Black Chocolate Stout
Food: Salted caramel tart, puff pastry, hazelnuts, Meyer lemon
The entire event was so much fun and incredibly tasty! If you’d like to go to a beer pairing, Chef Drew will actually be having one at 24 Diner on September 24th with Lagunitas. You can find more info (along with a fantastic looking menu) here.