Saturday, July 08, 2006

Yet another Louisville beer dinner -- this one guaranteed to offend purists.

For the third day running, the Curmudgeon is here to notify you about a metropolitan beer dinner in the works.

First, a recap:

Sunday, July 16 will be “TOUR DE GARDE”: Bistro New Albany's Bastille Day Biere de Garde Dinner and Bike Ride.

Wednesday, July 19 is the "Brewmasters of Louisville" beer dinner at Limestone Restaurant.

Today’s Courier-Journal offered information on yet another pairing of food and beer:

Friday (July 13), Equus, 122 Sears Ave., will host Anheuser-Busch master brewer George Reisch for a pairing of food and beer.

The pairings will include beer-battered barbecued oysters, mini Maryland crab cakes and pork adobo with ginger hoisin glaze with a Japanese beer,
Kirin Ichiban, Parmesan-crusted sea bass with Spring Heat Spiced Wheat beer and ale-marinated grilled skirt steak with Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale.

The dinner starts at 6:30 and costs $75. Call (502) 897-9721.

Kirin’s an A-B acquisition, Spring Heat is one of the company’s many recent attempts to dress down to beer aficionados, Kona’s presence is unclear (perhaps it’ll be in the shopping bag soon as A-B desperately pans for brew niche credibility), and the whole idea of such an event makes me want to gag.

But you can go if you like. The food should be excellent.

Perhaps Equus will permit you to carry in your own (real) beer.

1 comment:

antzman said...

For the appetizer are the pairing Beechwood aged Budweiser with a bowl of beer nuts?