Epicurious has a FAQ sheet for how to pair beer with food. If you type "Beer Pairings" in the search on HuffingtonPost.com, you get a list complete with what beer to pair with Thanksgiving dinner, beer and cheese pairings, and even what to drink with Kentucky Fried Chicken (I don't really suggest you try this pairing, but who am I to judge if you give it a shot?)
My point is, times they are a'changing! Now more people see beer as a drink that helps accent and highlight flavors in food. We even had a very successful run of dinners at The Rookery called "Unveil The Ale". At "Unveil The Ale" we spotlighted a hard to find beer for this area and paired it with dinner and an album. We all sat around the bar and talked about beer and food. It was a lot of fun, as well as delicious, and informative.
We had been scratching our heads trying to figure out how to revive the dinner and a beer concept when we were approached by a Samuel Adams representative about helping to introduce their new Barrel Room Collection to middle Georgia. It was like lightning struck and we had our answer. Dovetail was going to host our next beer pairing dinner!
We were all excited and bubbling with ideas as we tasted the new beers. Chef Doug Sanneman was shouting out flavors and possible combinations as soon as the beer hit his tongue. We sat down and created a four course meal that starts where it all started for Samuel Adams, their Boston Lager. Then brings you up to date with the brewery by carrying you through three of the new Barrel Room Collection beers.
Dovetail is usually closed on Mondays but for something as special as this we have decided to open our doors to the very special 40 guests who will join us. That's right, this dinner is limited to the first 40 guests who make reservations.
Chef Doug Sanneman and Dovetail present:
Samuel Adams Barrel Room Collection Dinner
Course 1: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
Pear and Golden Raisin Tartar
bacon marmalade, bleu cheese mousse, shaved toasted pecans
Course 2: Samuel Adams New World Tripel
Lump Crab Salad
macerated kumquats, fennel dressing, micro mint
Course 3: Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red
Dill Crusted Lamb Rack
roasted garlic cauliflower, harissa, caramelized carrots
Course 4: Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour
Banana Fig Goat Cheese Dumpling
banana ice cream, cardamon creme anglaise, toasted coconut
Dinner is served with a 12oz pour of each beer and is $85 per person. You must make reservations for this special event. Seating is limited to the first 40 reservations. To reserve your seat, call 478-238-4693. You must reserve your spots with a credit card number.
We are excited about this special event and look forward to reserving your spot.
See you soon.