Fido and Bounty Beverage Distributors present a Craft Beer and Food Tasting along with a screening of the documentary Beer Wars. the event is next Wednesday, Dec. 15, starting at 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of great small batch beers from around the country paired with food from Fido's kitchen prepared by Chef John Stephenson.
The popular documentary details the craft beer industry's struggle against the the big boys at Bud, Miller and Coors as they strive to make their mark in the brewing industry.
The screening of the movie will start after the tasting. It's $25 per person, plus tax and tip. Reserve a spot by emailing email@example.com
Check out the fun menu of food and beer pairings after the jump:
Assorted handmade pizzas (margherita, local sausage, four-cheese): Sprecher Special Amber, Caldera IPA
Mini local burgers (veggie burgers too), amazing fries, aioli: Sprecher Pub Brown, Stoudts APA
Grilled bratwurst, broth, fresh house-made pretzels, mustard seed: Buckbean Tule Duck Red, Sprecher Hefeweizen
If you're more into wine than beer, you have another tasting option that same evening thanks to Midtown Wine and Spirits and their Wine Wednesday series:
Mollydooker / Yalumba Winery Tasting
Wednesday, Dec. 15 6-7 p.m.
1808 Grille - Hutton Hotel
1808 West End Ave.
No reservations necessary
Yalumba Viognier 2008
"Smooth and creamy, the polished texture supporting an explosive range of lemon meringue, pear, pineapple and spice flavors that ease into the long, vivid finish. Drink now through 2012." — The Wine Spectator
Yalumba Shiraz-Viognier 2008
"Smooth and polished, a medium-weight style that offers spice-tinged blackberry flavors, lingering easily. Drink now through 2013." — The Wine SpectatorMollydooker Two Left Feet Shiraz-Merlot 2008
"Big, rich, ripe dark fruit that is ready to drink. Dark plums and figs with a little of that tobacco/licorice component that brings several layers of flavor profiles to the finish." — 1808 Grille wine director Scott Roberts
Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz 2008
"Bright and jazzy, offering an effusive mouthful of cherry, pomegranate and spice flavors that are as aromatic as they are long and vivid. This has density without great weight, and the finish keeps on going. Drink now through 2015." — The Wine Spectator
I'm a big fan of The Boxer and have already torn through a half a case since Thanksgiving. I may just have to try to hit both events on Wednesday.