Craft 260 will be celebrating a year of making good food and serving killer beer on 2/16, starting at 6:30. Well, guess they are just overachievers because they put together a birthday dinner that features more beers than courses. Yeah, that’s pretty awesome. 7 brews from Two Roads, 5 courses to be paired with the Stratford-made beer.
There’s definitely no shortage of great restaurants that serve up some wicked good beer here in Fairfield County. Some are obvious choices like Cask Republic who throws down the gauntlet with 52 brews on tap, but some might not be as obvious like Morello Bistro in Greenwich. While they are known more for their wine and cocktail selection, they are increasingly trying to highlight good beer that will play well off of their inspired Italian fare.
So, what better way to check out the food at both places, than checking out two different beer dinners that they are both hosting.
Plan B Burger Bar has been killing it lately with great events and dinners…much like George R.R. Martin, writer of Game of Thrones. While we promise that Martin has no part in who lives and who dies at a special GoT dinner at Plan B Milford, his handiwork will be the focus of the night. That’s because on June 17 from 6-9 you can partake in The Feast, featuring GoT brews from Ommegang, six courses of food, and a special screening of the finale. Tickets are $60 and you can buy them here.
For more info, check out the beer and food menu:
You know that Ginger Man always does things right with their beer dinners, but here are two dinners with quite a hefty beer lineup. First up is the Stone Brewing Co. dinner on May 12 at 7 pm at their SoNo location. Tix are $75 per person and include 5 beers and 5 courses. In typical G-Man style, they’ll be featuring some hard to find brews:
- Go to IPA (cask conditioned)
- Vertical Epic 12.12.12 (a yearly series)
- Old Guardian (2012)
- Matts Burning Rosids
Breaking beer news: Cask Republic Stamford is hosting their first beer dinner. Oh, and in the words of General Manager Casey Dohme, “It’s going to be pretty epic.” That’s because Cask Republic will be featuring five specially selected Cask Ales right from Blue Point Brewing of Long Island. They haven’t picked them out yet, but that’s part of the reason that they are heading out to the Blue Point Brewery Cask Ales Festival this weekend. After sampling what they have to offer, the Cask Republic and Ginger Man crew will decide which 5 casks will make it to the 5C Blue Point Beer Dinner on Tuesday, May 6. The inaugural beer dinner begins at 7 pm and costs $85 tax and tip.
UPDATE: the dinner sold out last night! Sorry if you couldn’t snag a ticket.
There are beer dinners, there are wine dinners, and there are even spirits dinners…but Parallel Post in Trumbull has topped all of that to celebrate their first year in business. They’ve gone and thrown it all together into one culinary orgy of greatness on 11/20, starting at 6 pm for $65 per person (not including tax and tip).
First we’re talking about a birthday reception with Stratford’s Two Roads Brewing and East Hartford’s Onyx Spirits (first legal moonshine in New England). Next up is the meal itself…five courses worth paired with wine from Connecticut Distributors. The meal will be cooked by Chef and Restaurateur Dean James Max, Executive Chef Christopher Molyneux, and Chef de Cuisine Ali Goss. Finally, wrapping things up, you’ll get to try a cocktail made with Trumbull’s own Shearwater Coffee Roasters that will pair nicely with the dessert options made by Madelyn Rendon.
This post about three great events happening this week covers just about everything in the world that makes us happy:
Well, let’s get to it, chop chop!
Bistro B Fall Is in the Air Wine Dinner in Bridgeport
Bistro B American Bistro & Wine Bar is a brand new restaurant in Bridgeport, though their roots aren’t so new. That’s because Bistro B is the sister restaurant to the ever-popular Barnum Publick House. Bistro B focuses on small plates and a shared dining experience over some great glasses of wine. And, you can get a taste of this brand new restaurant on 11/6, starting at 7 pm, for just $50 plus tax and tip. Here’s what you get:
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.
We’ve been waiting to see when Plan B in Stamford would start to have some of the fun beer dinners and events like the other Plan B’s throughout the state do. Well, kiddos, the time has come with the Stone Tapas Dinner on 9/23 at 6 pm for $60 per person, including tip but excluding tax. You can buy tickets at Plan B or online through locals8.com. We’re talking ’bout a five course meal, each paired with a Stone brew. Here’s the menu:
Course 1: Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
Citrus Salad & Spicy Vegetable
Course 2: Stone Old Guardian
Cheese and Prosciutto Bruschetta
Course 3: Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
Course 4: Oaked Arrogant Bastard (Dan’s favorite)
Roasted Lamb Rack
Course 5: Stone “Odd Year Release” Espresso Imperial Russian Stout (Oh good God that sounds amazeballs)
Fried Ice Cream
This sounds like a great menu and the beer choices are Stone cold awesome!
Plan B Burger Bar
Address: 230 Tresser Boulevard
Phone: (203) 964-8353
668: Neighbor of the Beast.
Imperial Stout Trooper.
Elm City Lager.
All of these brews from New England Brewing Company are iconic. And, at least one of these brews probably top your list of favorite beers in Connecticut, if not da world. So, wouldn’t it be awesome to get five different NEBCO brews, pair them with five different courses, and even use other NEBCO beers in the making of each course? Yeah, dumb question. Of course it would be awesome. Like riding a unicorn over a rainbow into a pot of gold kind of awesome. Oh, but Coalhouse, New England Brewing, and OmNomCT can top that: how about some rare brews like a cask conditioned beer and (you ready???) a bourbon barrel aged Stout Trooper?
This beer dinner will no doubt go down in legendary status for beer and food lovers alike and is taking place on 10/21, starting at 7 pm. Tickets are just $55 each (that doesn’t include tax and gratuity) and the proceeds are being donated directly to Stamford Hospital’s Bennet Cancer Center in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
As for the menu, we worked closely with Gerard Robertson (owner of Coalhouse, Beer King, and all around Übermensch) on creating dishes that would highlight the brews and do them justice. Each dish is also centered around the idea of the bounty of a New England fall harvest. And, here’s just a sneak peak of the menu with the beer and pairings to be revealed later…we have to keep some things a mystery, right?
Course 1: Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad
Course 2: Beer Roasted Oysters
Course 3: New England Fall Harvest Pizza (with a touch of bacon) made with a Sea Hag IPA dough
Course 4: Beer-braised Pot Roast with Smoky + Chunky Chipotle Mashed Taters
Course 5: Beer-battered Fried Pumpkin Pie (oh yes we did)
Because spots are limited, you should call up Gerard and Coalhouse ASAP @ (203) 977-7700 and get your tix. We are not responsible for the pandemonium that ensues when the New England Brewing Harvest Dinner sells out. You’ve been warned.
New England Brewing Harvest Dinner
10/21 at 7 pm
$55 per person, tax and tip extra (the staff works so hard on these nights, make sure to reward them)
85 High Ridge Road
Phone: (203) 977-7700