Deschutes Brewery Beer Pairing Dinner at Biercraft

 

I attended this dinner at Biercraft Bistro on Tuesday May 22nd as part of Vancouver Craft Beer Week that featured a 5 course meal created by Chef Don Farion paired with a variety of beers from Deschutes Brewery from Bend, Oregon.

I dined with the team from Deschutes Brewery and got to learn about their beers and about the company that has been brewing beer for 25 years.

Now on to dinner and the pairings!

First Course:

Stout & Fried Oyster Stew

Stout & Fried Oyster Stew paired with Deschutes Obsidian Stout

Second Course:

Yucatan Pork Shoulder

Yucatan Pork Shoulder w/ lime scented rice paired with Deschutes Chain breaker White IPA

Third Course:

Asian Beef and Root Vegetable Salad

Asian Beef and Root Vegetable Salad paired with the Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale

Fourth Course:

Lobster & Corn Fritter

Lobster & Corn Fritter w/ creole sauce paired with the Deschutes Inversion IPA

Fifth Course:

Peanut Butter and Espresso Semifreddo

Peanut Butter and Espresso Semifreddo, Cinnamon Donut paired with the Deschutes Black Butte Porter

Comments:

My favourite of the food dishes and pairings was the delicious Stout & Fried Oyster Stew paired with Deschutes Obsidian Stout; I also enjoyed the tasty sauce in the Asian Beef and Root Vegetable Salad paired with the Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale. The Lobster & Corn Fritter w/ creole sauce paired was outstanding with the Deschutes Inversion IPA. My absolute favourite dish of the night was the dessert, Peanut Butter and Espresso Semifreddo, Cinnamon Donut paired with the Deschutes Black Butte Porter was outstanding.

Biercraft Bistro offers Beer and Food pairing dinners monthly contact them for details at 604-874-6900 or visit them online at http://biercraft.com/cambie/

By: Richard Wolak