Anheuser-Busch Craft Dinner Series with Oregon-based 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
The Biergarten at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery Experience in St. Louis is kicking off their first Craft Dinner Series event of the year with exclusive beer pairings from 10 Barrel Brewing Co. Founded in Bend, Oregon, in 2006, 10 Barrel has seen great success in recent years, including introducing several award-winning brews, expanding availability and opening several brewpubs across the Northwest region.
Each month The Biergarten will feature a different craft brewery from the Anheuser-Busch family and, with the help of their Brewmasters and The Biergarten head chef, develop a special dinner menu to enjoy alongside the beers. The March Craft Beer and Food Pairing Dinner will take place on Friday, March 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
"The Craft Dinner Series was extremely popular last year, so we are excited to bring it back for 2020 to feature new and exclusive craft beers that aren't easily accessible for St. Louis beer lovers," said Scott Smith, manager of brewery experiences. "For the March craft beer and food pairing dinner, we're featuring four unique brews from 10 Barrel Brewing Co. Cucumber Crush will be a great option for those looking to learn more about sour beers, while the brand new Spring Seasonal, Snake Run, will appeal to IPA lovers. It's a great variety, and we're excited for our guests to explore beers from our craft partners."
The four-course beer and food pairing menu is as follows:
* Tomato-Feta Salad paired with Cucumber Crush (5% ABV)
o Food details: Tomato-feta salad with Lime and mint wedged tomatoes, thin sliced red onion, crumbled feta cheese, and mint leaves lightly tossed in olive oil and fresh lime juice vinaigrette
o Beer details: Brewed to appeal to any palate or virgins of the sour craze, this award winning beer is light, crisp, and refreshing.
* Gorgonzola and Bacon Dip paired with Profuse Juice (6.5% ABV)
o Food details: Gorgonzola and cream cheese whipped into a smooth texture with crisp bacon bits, toasted walnuts, and scallions. Served with green apple and pear slices
o Beer details: A hazy IPA with tropical juicy hop flavors
* Grilled Lamb Chop with "No Cook" Orange Chutney paired with Snake Run (8% ABV)
o Food details: Lamb Chops grilled medium-rare topped with a "no cook" orange chutney. Served with blistered Brussels sprouts and oven-roasted garlic and thyme seasoned red potatoes.
o Beer details: The newly-launched Spring Seasonal. IPA with notes of white grapefruit, mango and passionfruit.
* Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake paired with Estonya (12.6% ABV)
o Food details: Dark chocolate mousse cake layered with chocolate mousse served with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.
o Beer details: A limited availability whiskey barrel-aged Imperial Stout. Part of 10 Barrel Brewing Co.'s Fancy Beer Series.
Tickets for the dinner are $45 per person, and guests will have the opportunity to purchase 10 Barrel's Profuse Juice in a growler to enjoy at home. Tickets for this dinner, and future Craft Dinner other upcoming dinners, can be purchased ahead of time online at BudweiserTours.com. Pairing dinners have sold out fast, so book early to ensure you can get a seat for the March dinner.
Additional upcoming pairing experiences hosted at The Biergarten include:
* April 10 - Wicked Weed Brewing
* May 8 - Karbach Brewing Co.
* June 12 - Golden Road Brewing