The evening started with beer reception and hors d’oeuvres in the lobby of the Heathman where we were able to do a little mingling with other like-minded beer people. There weren’t any restrictions on this portion of the event; folks just walking through were offered beer and food samples. Some of the appetizers were homemade potato chips, crab-topped deviled eggs and fried rabbit with sweet potato fries served up with HUB’s Organic HUB Lager and Organic Crosstown Pale.We were seated in the dining room at 6:30 for our delectable five-course dinner. We had wild prawns and bone marrow bruschetta served with the Galactic Imperial Red. Next was the stuffed grilled quail with farm foraged bean ragout matched with a delicious Deluxe Organic Ale (DOA). We had a refreshing intermission with a sorbet with a splash of Aces IPA accompanied with of course, the Aces IPA. Mouth watering boneless short ribs was nicely paired with Sessions Cascadian Dark Ale. Last but not least was a hazelnut flourless chocolate cake and yes, beer was served with dessert as well; the Dark Helmet Schwarz Bier (this name is a reference to the movie Space Balls).
The price of the event was $75 per head which seems high but you definitely get more value added. Keep this on your radar for next year if you are looking for a great evening out. Cheers!