Okanagan Spring Brewmasters Dinner at Mamie Taylors

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On May 28 I attended this Okanagan Spring Brewmaster’s Dinner at Mamie Taylor’s in Chinatown. Featuring Okanagan Spring which has been around since 1985, the brewmaster Stefan Tobler spoke about each of their beers.

Stefan Tobler - Brewmaster

Stefan Tobler – Brewmaster

Now on to dinner and the pairings!

A welcome beer was served during the reception featuring the Okanagan Spring 1516 Bavarian Lager.

First Course:

Tuna Smokie

Tuna Smokie

Okanagan Spring Pale Ale

Okanagan Spring Pale Ale

Tuna Smokie with fennelkraut and dijonaise paired with Okanagan Spring Pale Ale

Second Course:

Cornmeal Fried Rockfish

Cornmeal Fried Rockfish

Okanagan Spring Sonder Hefeweizen

Okanagan Spring Sonder Hefeweizen

Cornmeal Fried Rockfish, Cajun spices, orange with a fennel slaw, parsley paired with the Okanagan Spring Sonder Hefeweizen.

Chef Tobias Grignon

Chef Tobias Grignon

Third Course:

Slow Roasted Porchetta

Slow Roasted Porchetta

Slow Roasted Porchetta with roasted apples, polenta, olive and herb puree paired with the Okanagan Spring Cloudy Amber Ale.

Fourth Course:

Brown Sugar Cake

Brown Sugar Cake

 Okanagan Spring Porter

Okanagan Spring Porter

Brown Sugar Cake made with Okanagan Spring Porter, and paired with the Okanagan Spring Porter

My Take:

My favourite of the food dishes and pairings was the outstanding Brown Sugar Cake made with Okanagan Spring Porter, that was paired with the Okanagan Spring Porter. My Second favourite pairing was the 2nd course, the Cornmeal Fried Rockfish, Cajun spices, orange with a fennel slaw, parsley paired with the Okanagan Spring Sonder Hefeweizen.

Mamie Taylor’s is located at or follow them on twitter @MamieTaylors

Okanagan Spring Brewery is located in the Okanagan, you can follow them on tiwtter @okanaganspring

By: Richard Wolak