I’ve been flexing my beer and food muscles (or should I say scallops *check the menu) recently by hosting some dinners for Long Island NY brewery Blue Point. As they currently only import their Toasted Lager into the UK, the dinners are being complemented by their AB friends Goose Island who bring 312, IPA, Matilda and Bourbon County to the table.
Blue Point brewery is right on the coast around halfway to The Hamptons from NYC. The brewery is named after the Blue Point oyster that is bred there and their flagship beer the Toasted Lager just happens to go brilliantly with seafood. The pairing at this dinner is great with the sweetness of the scallop itself and the caramelisation mirroring the sweeter notes of the Vienna style lager, the bitter malty notes of the toasted lager and the roasted cauliflower go on for really harmonise the beer with the the food even further. Another highlight of the dinner is tasting Goose Islands bretted Belgian pale Matilda with earthy mushrooms and funky blue cheese. Finishing off on the 14% stalwart of Bourbon Barrel aged beers, bourbon County with chocolate brownie is a wonderful way to finish any evening.
There are four more chances to join me at one of these events which re being held at M&B Castle pubs. Including Blackheath this Thursday!
This is seriously good value, and great fun! There are five courses and five beers, a welcome drink and a goodie bag all for just £15. There is a veggie menu too if you’re not a mollusc or chicken wing fan…
Remaining dates and tickets below:
The Railway, Blackheath – 17.05.18
The Goat, Clapham – 24.05.18
The Falcon, Clapham – 31.05.18
Salisbury Arms, Winchmore Hill – 07.06.18
Hopefully I’ll see you there!