Vegetarian, Organic Beer Dinner

After last month’s successful pair-up at Magnolias Mill, I’m happy to announce that I’ll be joining Clipper City Brewing again for another beer dinner celebrating their newly organic line of Oxford Ales.

Great Sage

In addition to being a great excuse to get out and drink some organic beers from a local brewery (while listening to me yap about sustainability and beer), this beer dinner will be extra special because all the food will be vegetarian!

Last time, at the Magnolias event, Clipper City representative Tom Cizauskas explained to me that despite participating in dozens (hundreds?) of beer dinners over the years, he’s never been able to eat a full meal because he maintains a vegetarian diet. Now, with cuisine cooperation from the friendly folks at Great Sage restaurant in Clarksburg, MD, he’ll be cleaning his plate!

Oh, and did I mention the Organic Amber Ale would be served from a dry-hopped cask? Come on now! Could it get any better than this?

Here’s the tentative menu for this June 26, 2008 beer dinner:

Welcome – Clipper City MärzHon (draught), the nation’s best Vienna Lager, two years running.

1st course
Roasted Shitakes, over Spinach with a Tomato Fennel Vinaigrette.
Paired with fresh cask of Oxford Organics Amber Ale.

2nd course
Asparagus and Roasted Red Pepper Filo Purse with a Creamy Goat Cheese Sauce (or without, for vegans)
Paired with Small Craft Warning Über Pils (bottle).

IntermezzoOxford Organic
Raspberry Sorbet with Oxford Organic Raspberry Wheat Float (draught).

3rd course
Thai Yellow Curry with Vegan ‘Beef ‘Tips and Mangos
Paired with Loose Cannon Hop3 Ale (bottle).

4th Course
Aztec Chocolate Mousse (dairy-less chocolate mousse with a hint of chili peppers!)
Paired with Peg Leg Imperial Stout (bottle).

Read a good review of Great Sage in the Washington Post. Visit the Great Sage website for details and reservations.


7 Responses to Vegetarian, Organic Beer Dinner

  1. Tim says:

    The only way it could get better than this would be if they had more of these events in other parts of the country, say Austin, or even Houston, TX. Did you know that Real Ale of Blanco, TX. is now brewing a Shade Grown Coffee Porter for fall release? And did you know that Katz Coffee right here in Houston, TX is supplying the organic fair trade coffee for the brew? And did you know that they’re planning some activities around that release right here in Houston? I’m envisioning an opportunity for the Beer Activist to speak while quaffing some Texas micro brew. Someone told me that the University of Houston Students for Fair Trade might be bringing the Beer Activist to Space City to speak during fair trade month which is when the beer is going to be released! Say it is so oh mighty beer activist.

  2. Dave says:

    Asparagus and Roasted Red Pepper Filo Purse with a Creamy Goat Cheese Sauce
    For some reason, the phrase “creamy goat cheese sauce” really cracks me up.

  3. […] which I’ve been helping to launch in the regional market through organic beer dinners such as the one being held at Great Sage on June 26, […]

  4. beeractivist says:

    Tim – word has it that I may just be down there in your neck of the woods in October talking about fair trade coffee and beer with some group of radical students from the University of Houston!

    I’ll post details in the events listings on the blog here once we have things nailed down.

    Dave – the fact that that phrase makes you laugh makes me laugh.


  5. satjiwan says:

    Sorry I missed this one. Seems like i just asked for it a couple weeks previous, and unfortunately I was out of town…

  6. satjiwan says:

    I’ll be sure to make the next one. Just let me know where/when… (hopefully metro accessible…)

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