So, the first Boucherie-Swedish beer dinner was on Monday. Pretty amazing, especially when you consider the chef hadn’t even tasted the beers before planning the menu. I did a writeup of it here. Mark your calendars for February 6, when Chef Nathanial is gonna do it all over again with the same beers but with a completely different menu. Also, this time, he’ll have actually tried the beers in advance!
Tonight, the Avenue Pub is hosting a Meet The Brewers event on the Balcony with the folks from Sierra Nevada. There will be the newest Bigfoot Barleywine on tap as well as the new seasonal Ruthless Rye IPA (which I love) and a couple of bottles of the Sierra Nevada-Dogfish Head collaboration Life & Limb. The Sierra Nevada guys often bring glassware, etc, to give away and they are very nice folks, so come on out if you can!
If you’re on the North Shore or don’t mind travelling there, the Barley Oak is having a Spiegelau/Abita Glassware Seminar on February 1. Give Vanessa a call at 985.727.7420 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if they still have spots available. Last I heard, it was filling up fast.