The 2011 Craft Brewers Conference put on by the Brewers Association is less than a month away and breweries, bottle shops, and beer bars/restaurants are getting their events for the conference finalized as the American craft brewing community prepares to descend upon San Francisco. We at Mutineer are happy to announce the events that our friends at Deschutes Brewery will be holding and judging by the events we attended of theirs during the Great American Beer Festival, these will be off the charts.
WHAT: Collaboration Beer Dinner and Pairing at The Monk’s Kettle
Deschutes Brewery Chef Matt Neltner and Monk’s Kettle Chef Adam Dulye collaborate to deliver a menu made for beer. The special menu, from which anyone visiting the restaurant can order, takes the expertise of these two chefs to create food and beer pairings that will kick of the week just right. On tap will be a large variety of Deschutes beers including: The Abyss 2010, The Abyss 2009, Black Butte XXI, Hop Henge Experimental IPA, Red Chair NWPA, Mirror Mirror, Jubel 2010, Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Green Lakes Organic Ale. Visitors will also have a chance to discuss the beers and brewing processes with Deschutes Brewery brewer Robin Johnson.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 22, 6-9pm
WHERE: The Monk’s Kettle
3141 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
WHAT: Black Butte XXII California Debut at The Republic
Join us for a very rare appearance of last year’s coveted Black Butte XXII, which never released to the public. What we can tell you is that this imperial bourbon-aged version of our popular Black Butte Porter, brewed in 2010 with chilies, dark chocolate and orange peel, is well worth a taste during its California debut. You may be familiar with Black Butte XX and XXI which were released to celebrate the Brewery’s past anniversaries, but because XXII was not available outside of our brew pubs, most have not had the pleasure of tasting this spectacular beer.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 23, 8pm-close
WHERE: The Republic
3213 Scott Street
San Francisco, CA 94123-2605
WHAT: Specialty Beer Tasting at the Toronado 8pm-close
Join no less than FOUR Deschutes brewers for some beer and sausage….a pairing that could only be made in, well, San Francisco. Deschutes Brewery, the Toronado and Rosamunde Sausage Grill are teaming up for an evening of pairing pleasure. Rosamunde will be grilling up some of their best to wash down with a bit of any of the following beers: The Abyss, The Dissident, Mirror Mirror, Nitro The Abyss, Hop Henge Experimental IPA, Red Chair NWPA, Green Lakes Organic Ale and Mirror Pond Pale Ale.
WHEN: Thursday March 24, 8pm-close
WHERE: The Toronado
547 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
WHAT: Specialty Beer Tasting at City Beer Store
There’s nothing quite like a small space that’s completely packed with beer of all kinds, from all over the world. What better atmosphere to enjoy some fine Deschutes brews and conversation with a Deschutes brewer? We’ll be serving up some small appetizers to bring out the flavors of the beer as we host a casual beer tasting evening for the Friday night crowd in the city by the Bay. We will be bringing down some favorites and specials such as The Abyss, Jubel 2010, Mirror Mirror, Hop Henge Experimental IPA and Red Chair NWPA. Meet our brewmaster, Larry Sidor, along with three other Deschutes brewers as they discuss this wide variety of beers.
WHEN: Friday March 25, 6pm–close
WHERE: City Beer Store
1168 Folsom St # 101
San Francisco, CA
In addition to these events, Woody, their giant travel beer barrel shaped bar will be making its way around the East Bay Area with amazing Deschutes beer, music, and a disco ball. Where and when can you find him?