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Brooklyn Brewery Dinner at Birch & Barley


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Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery is partnering with Birch & Barley to offer a 5 course/8 beer dinner on Monday, April 19th.

Copied from an email blast sent by Birch & Barley this morning:

The Menu


Brooklyner Weisse

Tuna Niçoise Crudo with Quail Eggs, Green Beans, Olive Salt and Pickled Red Onions

Brooklyn Cuvee de Cardoz 2009

Gnocchi with Rabbit Sausage, Ramps,

Ricotta Salata and Fennel Pollen

Brooklyn Local 1

Lamb Loin with Bulgur Wheat, Asparagus, Peas

and Spring Onion

Brooklyn Local 2

Cheese Course

Grayson with Brooklyn Wild 1 2008

Pleasant Ridge Reserve with Brooklyn Monster 2008

Ossau Iraty with Brooklyn Dark Matter

Almond Rhubarb Shortcake

with Mascarpone Ice Cream and Basil

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout 2009

About The Beers

Brooklyner Weisse This is a rare version of Brooklyn's ode to the Bavarian Hefeweizen. Typically seen on draft, this iteration is refermented in the bottle for a more complex flavor and a gentler effervescence. Brooklyner Weisse still teems with banana, clove and melon, with a whiff of smoke in the finish. This edition is so limited, there aren't even labels for the bottles!

Brooklyn Cuvee de Cardoz 2009 A wonderful release from Garret's Brewmaster's Reserve Series that most had thought they would not get another chance to taste. Luckily, Garret stashed some away for our dinner, and it will be fascinating to see how this brew's flavors have evolved. Already delicious on account of the spicing (Ginger, tamarind, mace, black pepper, coriander, fennel, fenugreek, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and chilies are added) this beer is sure to continue to pair elegantly with Chef Bailey's Tuna Nicoise.

Brooklyn Local 1 This is Garret's homage to the Saison and Strong Golden Ales of Belgium. Brewed with German barley malts and hops, aromatic raw sugar from Mauritius, and a special Belgian yeast, this is enticing and unforgettable. Like the Brooklyner Weisse, Local 1 is refermented in the bottle for a palate of unusual depth.

Brooklyn Local 2 The sister brew to Local 1, Local 2 is brewed with European malts and hops, Belgian dark sugar, and raw wildflower honey from New York family farm. Another special Belgian yeast adds a spicy tone to the dark fruit, caramel and chocolate flavors. And of course, Local 2 is also refermented in the bottle for a dry complexity.

Brooklyn Wild 1 2008 A highly sought after rarity from Garret's cellar, Wild 1 is Local 1 aged in Bourbon barrels. The wood adds caramel, vanilla, and coconut notes to an already complex offering, while two years of aging has mellowed out the stronger flavors and rounded the ale into an astounding refinement.

Brooklyn Monster 2008 A Barleywine that is vivacious when young, this 2 year old bottling has evolved into something much more: caramel, toffee, raisin and red fruit all dry out elegantly in a finish redolent of fine sherry.

Brooklyn Dark Matter The most recent Brewmaster's Reserve release, and one of the best yet. This is a strong Brown Ale aged in both Bourbon and Rye Whiskey barrels then blended to taste. Sweet Bourbon notes mingle with spicy Rye, and all is balanced by the caramel richness of oak.

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout 2009 Dessert in a glass, showing luscious deep dark chocolate flavors. A touch of red fruit is discovered among the nutty, almost port-like flavors this beer has already begun to develop.

Details: Brooklyn Brewery Dinner at Birch & Barley on Monday, April 19. $100 per person, all-included. For reservations and more information, please call 202-567-2576.

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