Over 100 people packed Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford on Monday, 10/21, for a five course dinner that featured the beer of New England Brewing Company. Matt Westfall (head brewer) and Sebastian D’Agostino (Assistant brewer) were on hand to talk about their beer and to partake in the awesomeness that Chef Eddie Hurtado, the kitchen staff, and the pizzaioli had in store for that night.
Yes, everybody was there for the NEBCO-infused food and the hard to find brews, but they were also there for an even greater cause…helping to eradicate breast cancer. With ticket sales and a generous donation from Gerard Robertson, owner of Coalhouse, $1,000 was raised and given to Stamford Hospital’s Bennett Center.
Now, let’s get down to biz-natch. As people arrived early, Gerard had five brews that you could pick from to start the night off early. Dan went with the firkin which was a Double-Dry Hopped (Mosiac) Sea Hag. This was excellent and, surprisingly, wasn’t too overwhelming. Gerard also had the Gandhi-Bot, Coriolis, Weiss Trash Culture, and 668 Neighbor of the Beast. Before we share some pics from the meal, we’d like to thank Gerard for letting us help plan a meal at Coalhouse, we’d like to thank New England Brewing Company for the amazing brews. Everybody loved talking with Matt and Sebastian, how awesome to get some one-on-one time with some of the most talented brewers in the biz. We’d again like to thank Chef Eddie for putting together a great meal…it’s no easy task cooking for 100 rabidly voracious diners, but you always manage to pull it off.
Finally, we are so glad that everybody could come out, every single one of you. Thanks also to James Gribbon from CTbites, Adeline Jessica the editor for Redding Hamlet Hub, Alicia and Renato Ghio of Local Food Rocks, Ryan and Kyle of Food + Beer, Nicole Edmonds, and our friends RJ, Meg, Kelley, and Mike for coming out. We can’t wait for the next beer dinner!
Here are some pics from the night, with a full gallery up on our Facebook page. If you went, what were your favorite brews and courses? Make sure to let us know!