BEER + FOOD.
The combination sells itself, really.
But, there’s perhaps no better way to experience the true potential and intricacies of this coupling than with an expertly paired multi-course feast.
Luckily for Austinites, there are several mouthwatering beer dinners occurring all around town this June, bringing together some of the best beer and ingredients you can get your hands on.
Here are a few to wet your whistle…
Food: Central Market N. Lamar
Date: June 12
Info: Build your own beer dinner at Central Market! Deschutes Executive Chef Jeff Usinowicz will oversee groups of attendees as they break into groups and aid in the preparation of the menu below. Tickets are $55. To purchase tickets and read more about this unique approach to the beer dinner, go here.
Course 1: Mirror Pond Pale Ale Steamer Clams with Sweet Fennel Sausage, Saffron & Roasted Fennel
Paired with: Chainbreaker White IPA
Course 2: Butter Leaf Salad with Goat Cheese, Dried Cherries & Crushed Beer Nuts
Paired with: Twilight Summer Ale
Course 3: Seared Lamb Chops with Chimichurri, Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Pomegranate Molasses
Paired with: Not the Stoic
Course 4: Obsidian Stout Pot du Crème with Mascarpone Cream & Caramel Sauce
Paired with: Obsidian Stout.
Brewery: Founders Brewing Company
Info: A five course beer dinner topped off with a KBS dessert pairing, tickets are $90 and can be purchased here.
Course 1: Duck prosciutto canapé with grilled local peaches, mascarpone and white port gastrique
Paired with: All Day IPA
Course 2: Wild caught salmon tartare, avocado, shallots, Dijon mustard and yuzu, garnished with crème fraîche, wasabi tobiko caviar and house-made potato chips
Paired with: Centennial IPA
Course 3: Gulf Coast shrimp and Anson Mills grits with aged cheddar and red-eye gravy
Paired with: Red’s Rye IPA
Course 4: Charcoal grilled lamb tenderloin, creamed tarragon, corn and summer vegetable medley with a sweet sherry demi-glace
Paired with:Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale
Course 5: German chocolate cake with raisin glaze, dehydrated Kentucky Breakfast Stout coconut shavings and coffee ice cream
Paired with: Kentucky Breakfast Stout
Brewery: Rogness Brewing Company
Info: Rogness is teaming up with the upcoming Fork & Vine Restaurant for a five course beer dinner at the brewery. Tickets are $45, include the dinner below plus happy hour snacks and drinks, and can be purchased here.
Course 1: Fruit Salad of Mustard Vinaigrette, Pickled Watermelon, Chard, Jalapeno
Paired with: Hefeweizen
Course 2: Beer Cheese Soup, Sourdough and Bacon Jam
Paired with: Boomslang IPL
Course 3: Fried Chicken, Vanilla Butter, Arugula and Chile Oil
Paired with: Vinton Blonde Ale
Course 4: Smoked Short Rib, Caramelized Apple Barbeque Sauce and Cheddar Mash
Paired with: Beardy Guard Biere de Garde
Course 5: Chocolate Tres Leches with Stout Anglaise
Paired with: OST Porter
Bonus: Jester King