Beer-Pairing Dinners both in Denver and beyond
If you think you don’t like a certain type of beer, it’s probably because you haven’t had it paired with the right food.
Fall 2011 pairs Colorado Microbrews and Colorado Culinary Experts at several beer paired dinners throughout the area in the next couple of months. Our first experience with this was at a beer paired dinner at the Snowmass Arts & Culinary Festival in 2010. We were treated to about 7 courses of food and 8 pours of Kannah Creek Brewery beer (Grand Junction Colorado)
Colorado is the KING of the Microbrew
Producing more beer annually than any other state in the US, Colorado has more than 100 craft breweries. The local chefs and cullinary experts at some restaurateurs have teamed up with local brewers to hold beer-pairing dinners that show off the culinary versatility of small-batch brews.
The Colorado.com website had this great list of some of them that are coming up and we wanted to share them with you. If you know of any others feel free to leave the information in the comments below.
In Fort Collins, where many of the state’s most notable craft breweries are found, a handful of restaurants have embraced this trend. Choice City Butcher & Deli was among the city’s beer-pairing pioneers, followed closely by Canyon Chop House, Moot House, El Monte Grill and Lounge, Sunny Lubick Steakhouse and others.
These dinners have also popped up at Freshcraft, Duo Restaurant, Argyll Gastropub and Rackhouse Pub in Denver; Pumphouse Brewery and Terroir in Longmont; The West End Tavern in Boulder; and Another Pint in Colorado Springs. Longmont’s Left Hand Brewing Company holds beer-pairing events in cities all over the Front Range several times a month.
We’ve never met a microbrew we couldn’t find a food to pair with but that’s just us! Check out some of these beer paired dinners in the area and report back. You can never have enough beer recommendations.
What did you drink during Saturday’s Bronco game? We were enjoying a Left Hand Brewery Sample pack.