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Big Ditch Beer Dinner

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Big Ditch Brewing Company

55 East Huron Street

Buffalo, NY 14203

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You're invited to join us for our Revival of our Beer Dinner Series! To commemorate the occasion we're rolling out a historical menu.....

Start off with a glass of your choice, of any Big Ditch Beer. Then treat yourself to a four course dinner, each course expertly paired with a different 5 ounce sample of our craft beer.

Cost is $45 per person + tax and gratuity - all pre-paid when you buy your tickets. Just show up with an appetite and enjoy!

Celebrate Beer. Celebrate Buffalo.

This menu will feature dishes inspired by meals that would have been prepared and enjoyed during a voyage along the canal!

Menu:

Appetizer/Soup:
Mackerel and Potato Stew -- w/ Low Bridge Golden Ale
Mackerel, Russet potato, carrot, celery, and herbs.
History: "A large iron kettle, capable of holding from two to three bushels, was kept hanging over the fire. A cart load of potatoes was piled at one side of the fire, and a barrel of mackerel at the other side. A layer of potatoes, just as they came from the ground, without the benefit of knife or water, was tumbled into the kettle and a layer of mackerel from the barrel without a rinse, and so on alternately till the kettle was full, and when boiled was dished up." -- Common Labor, Digging of America's Canals 1780-1860

Salad:
Frisee Salad with Lardon -- w/ Hayburner IPA
Frisee, rendered bacon, blue cheese, simple vinaigrette
History: "Staple fares for canellers included bacon, cured meats, and cheeses. This was often supplemented with wild game, and vegetables that could be readily foraged or easily grown."

Entree:
"Buffalo" Steak with Grains and Pea Puree -- w/ Excavator Rye Brown Ale
Bison strip steak, pearled barley, mushroom, and a puree of English Peas
History: "The Erie Canal ran 363 miles starting in Albany, and ending in Buffalo, NY. Grain, including rye and barley were early staples of the shipping industry headed down the Erie Canal. a standing Bison has long been an iconic symbol of Buffalo, NY and several types of mushroom would've grown in the woods along the Erie Canal, easily foraged by workers and passengers alike. Steak was not common fare for a canal laborer, but would've been enjoyed by wealthy passengers headed down the canal either while disembarking on a stop, or prepared on their packet boats as part of their fare."

Dessert:
Apple and Blackberry Crumble -- beer TBD
Blackberries, and apples cooked down with ale, brown sugar and cinnamon, with a topping of rolled oats, macademia nuts, and dark brown sugar.
History: Both apples and blackberries grow wild, and domesticated in New York State. This is a simple dessert of what was available to workers and passengers alike, that would've taken little preparation, or know how, but still would have made any that had it happy, whether after a long day laboring, or of leisure boating down the Erie Canal.

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