This Thursday (tomorrow) at the Linkery, Eric, Dylan and the folks from Mad River Brewing are bringing a dozen o'beers, including 7 casks. I think 5 of the beers are going to be world premiers.
We’re celebrating by making a small dish for pairing each of the seven cask beers. For any of the seven beers, you can get the pairing of food and a half pour of the beer for $7.
Seven bucks for a cask beer and paired dish, with seven different choices. If you get all seven, it happens to be a progessive dinner. Get however many you like, your choice.
The Mad Belgian golden ale
Monte Cristo Thomasville Tomme, house cured Berkshire ham, local berry jam and pickled local watermelon.
Extra Special Bitter
Mini Handroll House made pastured lamb Merguez, peppers, onions, and house sweet E.S.B. mustard
Jerk Pork Belly skewer Berkshire pork and stone fruit
Double Brown Ale
Grilled Asparagus cask-aged soy and DBA sauce, small salad, local pastured quail egg.
Double India Pale Ale
Honey Date Crostini Local honey, Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Dates by Davall, California cherries, house made bread
Double Dread Imperial Red Ale
Raw Surf and Turf grass fed Central Coast beef carpaccio and Baja oyster on the half shell
Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
That’s that! house made oatmeal raisin cookie, house made Oatmeal Stout ice cream sandwich, dipped in organic Taza Chocolate.
But wait…that’s not all!
We also will have 7 Mad River draft beers, including
* Extra Pale Ale 5.6 ABV 25 IBU’s
* Double India Pale Ale 8.6 ABV 95 IBU’s
* Double Dread Imperial Red Ale 8.6 ABV 97 IBU’s
* Serious Madness Black Ale 8.3 ABV 74.7 IBU’s (5 Gallon) didn't make it, damn!
* John Barleycorn Barleywine ‘08 9.4 ABV 84 IBU’s (5 Gallon)
* Jamaica Red 6.5 ABV 42 IBU’s
* Jamaica Sunset IPA 7 ABV 65 IBU’s
So, not that we’re excited about it, but this is clearly the bitchenest beer and food event in the history of grain.
The folks from Mad River are awesome, too. And while their beer is definitely something you can find around town, there’s no better way to get to know what they’re about than sampling a wide array of their fantastic beer with them.