Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Eyes bulging as I examine the menu for the beer dinner at Binkley's in Indianapolis (Wed., July 13).

The 16th Annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival takes place on July 16, and as previously noted, Rick and Jeff Tours can take you to Indianapolis and back to the Louisville metro area if you so desire.

Leading up to the festival is Indiana Craft Beer Week (July 10-16), when numerous celebratory events take place statewide. Among them is a NABC/Sun King/Three Floyds beer dinner at Binkley's Kitchen & Bar in Indianapolis on Wednesday, July 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

This one may require an overnight stay, or if not, perhaps a few of us would like to band together and hire a designated driver?

Still unconvinced? Just take a look at the menu and pairings, and as you do, be aware that the price for this extravaganza is only $50 per person, including tax and tip. Okay, metro Louisvillians ... who's in? My hand is up ...


Reception Course:

Selection of Indiana Cheeses
Paired with: Sun King Sunlight Cream Ale

Course Two:
Trio of pulled pork bruschettas
​1.) Traditional with apricot BBQ

​2.) Chinese five spice rub with mirin and bean sprouts.
​3.) Adobe rubbed with lime and cocoa
Paired with: NABC Beak’s Best American Ale

Course Three:
Trout with a crawfish etouffe, corn milk reduction, black pepper crisped skin, fried green tomato relish
Paired with: Three Floyds Black Heart Imperial IPA

Course Four:
“Corn dog.” Thai spice and beer battered sausage, miso & blue cheese, curry, spiced greens
Paired with: NABC Elector Imperial Red

Course Five:
Pork ribs with (beer) sauce, corn fritters, mixed roast potatoes, faba beans
Paired with: Three Floyds Gumball Head American Wheat

Course Six:
Duck confit with cherries, peas, and feta
Paired with: Sun King "Mystery Brew"

Trio of Desserts
1.) Brown butter and bacon popcorn with chocolate drizzle
​Paired with: Sun King "Mystery Brew"

2.) Cherry pie with (beer) scented cream
​Paired with: NABC Solidarity Baltic Porter

​3.) ‘Pecan pie’ with toffee ice cream
​Paired with: Three Floyds Robert the Bruce

1 comment:

Jesse said...

Man, where do I sign up? I live within stumbling distance of Binkley's (apparently...I just moved here).