Monday, June 6, 2016

Lompoc Brewing Presents Brewers Dinner at Sidebar on June 22

Eight Courses of AWESOME!
Pan-seared Duck Breast paired
with 2012 Black Mamba Stout
Portland's very own Lompoc Brewing Company is hosting an eight-course Brewer’s Dinner on Wednesday, June 22 at its Sidebar barrel tasting room at 3901 N Williams Ave. I was lucky enough to be invited to a media preview of the food and beer pairings this evening and I have to tell you that this is one brewer's dinner event that is NOT to be missed!

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The event will begin at 6pm, with dinner starting at 6:30pm. Tickets are $65 per person and available at the Fifth Quadrant or by calling 503-288-3996. Chef Mark Otey and Head Brewer Bryan Keilty collaborated on the menu, which includes:

Starter course: Amuse-bouche 
First course: Yellow fin ahi tuna tartar with julienned English cucumbers and pears prepared in the uke style, paired with Cranberry Saison
Second course: Roasted chicken consommé, paired with Spring Bock

Third course: Micro green salad tossed in a vinaigrette made from agrumato, apricots and pink peppercorns, paired with Mystical Apricorn Belgian Pale Ale

Fourth course: Lime & rosemary sorbet, paired with Straight Outta Hopton IPA

Fifth course: Pan seared duck breast with brandy cherry glace de canard and a roasted cashew and duck confit risotto on roasted seasonal vegetables, paired with 2012 Black Mamba Sour Stout

Sixth course: Chocolate griottine mascarpone crepes topped with poached raisins and gritting cherries, paired with Raisin' Hell Red Ale

Seventh course: Imported & domestic artisan cheeses with grapes and crostini, paired with select Lompoc beers
Here are more photos of the food:


Yellow Fin Ahi Tuna Tartar
paired with Cranberry Saison

Micro Green Salad paired with
Mystical Apricorn Belgian Pale Ale

Head Brewer Bryan Keilty and Chef Mark Otey have put together a pairing menu that is simply magnificent! The courses and beers have been expertly selected for a palate-pleasing mix of complementary and juxtaposed flavors that any self-respecting gourmand-slash-beer aficionado should enjoy thoroughly.

My favorite dish was the Yellow Fin Ahi Tuna Tartar. The fresh julienned pears provided a crisp, bright compliment for the tuna. A perfect balance of sweet with the acid of the light dressing. The Cranberry Saison was a great choice for this first course. Appropriately tart and light on the palate, the beer made the fresh, bright flavors pop.

The Fifth course was the star. A beautiful, pan-seared duck breast with a robust, brandy cherry glace was paired flawlessly with the 2012 Black Mamba Sour Stout. 

I highly recommend this event. Get your tickets before they sell out!

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About Lompoc Brewing
A long-time Portland craft beer fixture established in 1996, Lompoc (pronounced Lom-Pock) creates eight flavorful year-round beers, plus a ridiculous number of seasonals. You can find Lompoc in 12-ounce and 22-ounce bottles and on draft at locations in Oregon and Washington, and at its five Portland neighborhood pubs: Fifth Quadrant and Sidebar in North Portland, Hedge House and Oaks Bottom in Southeast, and the Lompoc Tavern in Northwest. Drink Local, Drink Lompoc! 


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Website: www.LompocBrewing.comPhone: 503-288-3996
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