Rough Draft Meet the Brewer, Wednesday May 2nd

Hello beer lovers!  Next week is an exciting one here in the finest city of Craft Beer.  The World Beer Cup takes place May 1st and 2nd, and then we are hosting the annual Craft Brewer's Conference for the rest of the week.  There will be lots of out-of-town beer fanatics roaming our streets and bellying up at our bars, and lots of special events happening to make sure they never forget about us.  For our part, we'll be holding a special Meet the Brewer night in conjunction with an extra DrinkAbout bus that will be running on Wednesday, May 2nd.  It'll be a great opportunity to meet a bunch of new beerthusiasts, as well as some folks from newcomer Rough Draft Brewing.

Owner Jeff Silver and Brewer Anthony Tallman will be hanging out with us at the Rocket from 6pm on, guest bartending, introducing their beers to you, and enjoying some of the beer-apropos culinary pairings that Chef Tommy will create.  Rough Draft, San Diego's newest microbrewery (at least for the next few hours), is delivering tasty handcrafted styles full of flavor, body, and balance (see below for more details).  Come give them a try, along with some special one-night-only menu pairings.  Each pairing will run between $12-$15.  Reservations are being accepted at 619-255-7049 or feel free to just stop in to the bar!


Belgian-Style Blond Ale
paired with Pan-Seared Pacific Halibut, green beans, mushrooms, house-made kimchee, and kimchee BBQ sauce
What the Ale? Pale Ale
paired with Fish Sausage Mini Dogs and a Pale Ale-Dijon mustard sauce
Amber Ale
Oyster & Sea Urchin Shooters in the half shell with yuzu-jalapeno-wasabi dressing


What the Ale? Pale Ale (5.9% ABV)
Rich in taste and bold in personality, this American Pale Ale is the gift that keeps on giving. American hops on the nose. Clean citrus esters. Pleasantly hoppy.
Belgian-style Blond (6.2% ABV)
Attractively light and subtly sweet, this full-bodied beauty is one that you'll want to revisit time and time again. Sweet, floral, notes of honey. Lightly fruity with a touch of spice from traditional trappist yeast. Finishes Dry.
Amber Ale (7.5% ABV)
Well-balanced, full-flavored and pleasant to be around. Just like you. Malt-forward. Roasty with hints of caramel and chocolate. Full body. Balanced profile with delayed hop on the finish.