Craft Beer Plus Food - A New Kind of Beer Event
August 22, 2011 - 10:11 AM--by Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog--
I mentioned this upcoming event in a post a couple of weeks ago. Now I am happy to announce that tickets for Craft:Beer+Food are on sale. Below is the press release announcing the event and the ticket sales. If you like beer and you like food, then this event was designed with you in mind. (Already know about the event and just want to get your tickets - click here.)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Seattle, WA - AUGUST 15, 2011 - Tickets are now on sale for Craft:Beer+Food. The event celebrates the pairing of Seattle’s world class food and world class beer, demonstrating how locally brewed craft beers can be part of an elegant dining experience. Craft:Beer+Food introduces food lovers to good beer, beer lovers to good food. The event takes place on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Yacht Club on Lake Union, and benefits the Just Garden Project.
Ten upscale Seattle area restaurants have been paired with ten Seattle area craft breweries. The Chefs and the Brewmasters are collaborating to develop ten outstanding beer+food pairings. Each team will present its pairing—a taste of food with a sample of beer—to demonstrate how well great beer can accompany fine food.
“Foodies and beer lovers share many of the same sensibilities,” says Kendall Jones, Director of the Washington Beer Blog. “Seattle has long been recognized as a hotbed for both craft beer and fine cuisine. It’s not news to chefs and brewers, but more and more people are beginning to recognize that fine beer and fine food can be thoughtfully paired to create a fantastic dining experience.
“The concept behind Craft Beer+Food is simple: bring local chefs and brewers together and let them do the rest,” Jones says. “We want to prove that fine food does not necessarily need to be paired with wine. Beer can elevate the dining experience in the same way.”
For more information about the emerging trend of beer and food pairing, see the article recently published on the Washington Beer Blog: washingtonbeerblog.com/beer-food-pairing.
The restaurants participating in Craft:Beer+Food include Ravish on Eastlake, Quinn's Pub, Matt’s in the Market, Ray's Boathouse, Trellis, TASTE SAM, Italianissimo, re:public, and Tom Douglas’ Brave Horse Tavern and Seatown Seabar & Rotisserie. Participating breweries include American Brewing, Big Al Brewing, Boundary Bay Brewing, Georgetown Brewing, Odin Brewing, Pike Brewing, Port Townsend Brewing, Schooner Exact Brewing, Silver City Brewery, and Two Beers Brewing.
Two-hundred attendees will sample all ten beer+food pairings. Tickets are $30 per person in advance, available now through Brown Paper Tickets via the event website, CraftBeerPlusFood.com. This is a 21 and over event: no minors.
Washington Beer Blog partnered with Seattle Magazine to present Craft Beer+Food. At the event, Seattle Magazine will celebrate the official release of its October issue, which spotlights the local craft beer scene.
ABOUT JUST GARDEN PROJECT
Backed by Seattle Tilth, the Just Garden Project is a grassroots organization dedicated to building a culture of gardening for all people. They work with the the community, encouraging and teaching people to build their own vegetable gardens, educating new gardeners and training youth to take an active role in gardening.