Friday, February 26, 2010

Quasi-Press Release Friday: Upcoming Beer Dinners At The Old Fashioned

So, normally, I don't publish this kind of material without an "official" press release. I don't really see my job as a PR flack for companies too cheap to hire their own PR flack. But, sometimes events are too awesome to wait around for someone send me a press release about it, and I feel like I just need to tell you about it so that you can plan your week around attending it.

The Old Fashioned, in conjunction with Harvest, is doing two more dinners over the next couple of weeks that you are going to want to attend. I went to the one this past week with Titletown, and it was phenomenal. Unlike other beer dinners that I've been to, you definitely don't leave hungry and you definitely aren't getting taster-glasses of beer. It is a full dining experience.

Harvest's chef, and the folks at the Old Fashioned, did a fantastic job of pulling together food that thoughtfully complimented each of the beers - from a simple pilsner to a big, hoppy IIPA to a dopplebock, to an Alt.

Next week is a beer dinner for Potosi Brewing Company. And the following week is Red Eye Brewing Company. So, give Old Fashioned a call and pray to God that they have openings, because these dinners promise to be worth every dime you'll shell out.


  1. The Grumpy Troll
    Member of Travel Green Wisconsin and The Wisconsin Environmental Initiative "We Make Green Beer All Year!"
    Late Winter Beer Feast
    Pairing One
    Spicy Tuna Roll with Wasabi Horseradish and a Terriyaki Glaze
    Beer Pairing: Trailside Wheat
    Pairing Two
    Fig and Bacon stuffed Quail served on a bed of braised Kale
    and topped with 20 year aged Balsamic Vinegar
    Beer Pairing: Grumpy Raspberry
    Pairing Three
    Seared Sea Scallops served with Duck Confit and Sweet Potato Hash
    topped with Green Onion Honey Butter
    Beer Pairing: Rye Bob
    Pairing Four
    Braised Beef Short Ribs with Cherry Spetsnaz Demi-glace
    served over Cheddar Polenta and Roasted Brussel Sprouts
    Beer Pairing: Downtown Maggie Brown
    Pairing Five
    Artisan Cheese Course
    Roelli Blue paired with Grumpy Cherry
    Marieke Black Pepper Mix paired with Brown Ale
    Star Vecchio Asiago paired with Spetsnaz Stout
    Pairing Six
    Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream garnished with Fresh Mint
    and accompanied by Chocolate dipped Almond Biscotti
    Beer Pairing: Amnesia Baltic Porter
    Thursday • March 4 • 7pm
    At The Grumpy Troll
    $50 per person • $90 per couple
    Reservations Required

  2. Here is another beer dinner that is being put on daily over at Quivey's Grove Restaurant. They call it their "simple beer dinner". It looks good, see you there,

    Four Courses, Four Shorty Beers
    Served Monday-Saturday, all day, 2/15/10-3/13/10

    Fried Swiss Cheese Balls
    with cranberry mustard sauce
    New Glarus Spotted Cow

    Creamy Onion Soup
    garnished with crispy onions
    Capital Maibock

    Beer Brined Boneless Barbeque Pork Chop
    with potatoes smashed with garlic butter, herbs, and cream
    Tyranena Bitter Woman

    Hot Fudge Mary Jane
    chocolate brownie with ice cream, hot fudge, and whip cream
    Oscars Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

    It's really great we have all these wonderfull options. We are truely blessed to have some great breweries and restaurants in our area.

    thanks - JC

  3. What is a beer dinner exactly? I just moved here recently from Iowa. Are they expensive? What can we expect at them?

  4. Ok, so it's not really a beer dinner, but...
    Barriques in Fitchburg has beer tastings that are sit-down events with cheese/meat/food pairings. Limited seating and $15/person
    reservations are required.
    email for more info or to make reservations
    cheers, david


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