Update: In addition, you’ll get an Ancient Ale goblet, a Dogfish Head Ancient Ale stone coaster, and an Ancient Ale poster.
The making and consuming of beer goes back to ancient civilizations. Many argue that it all started back around 10,000 BC when early man began to cultivate the land and figured out how to ferment soon after. Much later, Egyptians used beer to fuel the construction of the pyramids. And, now, we have Bud Light and PBR. Hmm, a digression perhaps? Well, thankfully we’re in the midst of a massive craft beer revival. A revival of the art form with a focus on the process, the quality ingredients, and the best possible outcome.
One such brewing company that’s creating a new revival of their own is Dogfish Head. They found real-life ancient recipes, used the formulas and ingredients, then created a line of Ancient Ales. How cool is that?! These rare brews will be on tap for the Dogfish Head Ancient Ales Seafood Dinner that yours truly is co-hosting with Coalhouse Pizza on 9/17 at 7. Kevin O’Hara from Dogfish Head paired these one-of-a-kind beers with a menu we created and crafted for your omnoming pleasure. As if that wasn’t awesome enough, each course will feature a Dogfish Head beer that is actually used in each dish. We’ll be on hand, as will Coalhouse Pizza owner and beerophile Gerard Robertson, and Keith from Dogfish Head. Also at Coalhouse Pizza will be Tired on Sunday, who will be rocking the place. AND, there will also be 10 other Dogfish Head beers on tap for ya!
Tickets are $75. There are only about 150 seats and tickets have already been selling like, er, crab cakes. Our last collaboration with Victory and Coalhouse Pizza was Brews N’ Bacon and that sold out, so don’t be one of those sad saps who doesn’t get to go. Remember that if you’re a beer club member you’ll get 10% off the price. We hope to see you there…and please say hi.
Here’s the epic menu and pairing descriptions from Dogfish Head:
First Course: Roasted Corn and Beer Chowder
Paired with Ta Henket: ” Is the latest Ancient Ale. This time, we used ingredients plucked from Egyptian hieroglyphics. We started with an ancient form of wheat and loaves of hearth-baked bread and added chamomile, doum palm fruit and Middle Eastern herbs. To ferment Ta Henket, we captured a native Egyptian yeast strain from the night air of Cairo.”
Second Course: Baked Beer Stuffed Clams
Paired with Theobroma: “A celebration of chocolate, was the next Dogfish Head collaboration with Dr. Pat. Based on the chemical analysis of 3,000-year-old pottery fragments found in Honduras, Theobroma is brewed with artisanal Askinosie cocoa, honey, chilies and annatto.”
Third Course: Beer battered Oyster Sliders w/ Spicy Aioli
Paired with Chateau Jiahu: “Whose ingredient list was unearthed from a 9,000-year-old tomb in China. Made with hawthorn fruit, sake rice, barley and honey, Chateau Jiahu is based on the oldest known fermented beverage in history.”
Fourth Course: Lobster Beer Boil with sausage, mussels, corn and potatoes
Paired with Sah’ Tea: Based on a 9th century Finnish recipe that includes rye, juniper and black chai tea.”
Fifth Course: Strawberry Beercake
Paired with Midas Touch: “Somewhere between wine and mead, Midas Touch is based on molecular evidence found in a Turkish tomb believed to have belonged to King Midas. It’s a sweet yet dry beer made with honey, white muscat grapes and saffron.”
$75 per person (pay by phone or in person)
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