Barley Forge is teaming up with The Culinary Underground to bring you "Festivus for the Rest of Us" a holiday-themed beer pairing dinner featuring six specialty craft beers and six eclectic/nostalgic courses that are inspired by holiday food traditions.
Anticipate to the comeback of the elusive 'Fugue State' (Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout) + beers artfully crafted by Head of Brewing Operations Kevin Buckley + Operations Manager Sean O'Shea.
Presented By - Greg Nylen, Mary Ann Frericks, Kevin Buckley + Sean O'Shea
Culinary Team - Chef Andrea Machuca, Sous Chef Jonathan Gomez + Pastry Chef Stephanie Snee
1st Course - Amuse Bouche Cheese Plate
Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam Sphere. Apple Snow. Cranberry Compote. Smoked Chestnuts
Pairing - Don Perfecto Horchata-Style Wit
2nd Course - Chino Farms Winter Salad
Two Louder DIPA Vinaigrette. Mache. Kohlrabi. Chioggia Beets. Shaved Fennel. Caprichio de Cabra. Pomegranate
Pairing - Grandpa Tractor Dortmunder Export Lager
3rd Course - Too Many Tamales: Grandma Lupe’s Recipe
Delicata Squash Tamale. Epazote. Shaved Queso Panela . Tamarindo Mousse
Pairing - Two Louder TIPA
4th Course - Intermezzo
Jicima Sorbet. Sweet Potato Gelee. Sorrel. Anjou Pear.
Pairing - Nom Nom Mango Hefeweizen
5th Course - Communal Christmas Table = Family Matters
Mary’s Farms Organic Cornish Game Hen. Winter Root Vegetables. Roasted Parsnip Puree. BBA Fugue State Demi Glace.
Pairing - El Técnico Amber Ale with Agave Extract
6th Course - In the land of Sugar Plums + Frosted Dreams
Panettone Italian Bread Pudding. Eggnog Ice Cream. Chocolate Mint. Gingerbread Crumb. Peppermint Chantilly.
Pairing - High West BBA Fugue State Russian Impoerial Stout
Digestif - Vanilla Pecan Maple Amber Ale
Stumptown 'Sleigh Ride' Coffee Infused Chocolate Bark
Hazelnuts. Caramel. Black Mission Figs