For our first ever beer dinner, we decided to team up with one of our favorite local breweries, Blue Mountain. We’re bringing in some of their best beers and tasked our new head chef, Thomas, with creating a menu to match. We think you’ll agree, he’s made our inaugural beer dinner one to remember!
Here’s what we have planned for you:
We’ll start out with a Heirloom bean chili (including rattlesnake, scarlet runner, and steuben yellow eye beans) with crispy local pork belly.
Paired with: Local Species, a Belgian strong pale ale aged in white oak bourbon barrels.
We like this combination because the heirloom beans are literally bursting with flavor and the oak flavors, along with the Belgian candy sweetness, of the Local Species is a perfect match.
Local bratwurst braised in beer and served with local red sauerkraut and onion compote over cheesy white grits.
Paired with: Steel Wheels ESB, which uses American hops to crank up the hop flavors a notch or two.
The sweetness in this ESB serves as a counterpoint to the sauerkraut, but there’s enough earthy hop flavor here to stand up to these amazing brats.
Grilled lamb rack with coffee rub, slow roasted root vegetable medley, beer reduction sauce, potato wafers chips.
Paired with: Evil 8, Blue Mountain’s iconic Belgian style dubbel ale.
The clove and cinnamon flavors from the Evil 8 make the coffee rubbed lamb feel like a decadent Sunday afternoon trip to your favorite coffeehouse… But with beer. And lamb. So you win.
Flourless chocolate torte with porter whipped cream.
Paired with: Daugava, a Baltic porter.
Be sure to save room for the final course! The nutty, roasted malts in this seasonal release from Blue Mountain create a perfect backdrop for this rich chocolate treat.
The date is Tuesday, March 4th. The time is 7pm. Tickets are available in the restaurant at $45 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Call us at 434-975-3311 or stop in to purchase yours today!