Yes, it’s true: beer takes a backseat to wine when it comes to food and beverage pairings. But why should it be that beer has to play second fiddle when it has so much to offer in the way of taste and styles?
Beer dinners are becoming more popular in this fine city of ours. And we’re not talking burgers and fries here. We’re talking multi-course meals that are paired with some great brews to complement the flavours in the food. From the unique beer vs. wine pairing dinner recently hosted by The Marc to other beer dinners we’ve seen in the past year from places such as The Manor Casual Bistro, Urban Diner and Sherwood Park’s Café Haven, it looks like beer dinners are here to stay. And that’s a good thing if you ask me. These dinners provide a great opportunity to learn more about the different complexities, flavours and varieties of beer that you may not otherwise be exposed to.
And good news! Another such dinner is just around the corner.
On July 14 Urban Diner South is hosting a five-course beer dinner featuring beers from Vancouver’s Granville Island Brewing. Each course will be infused with a different beer from the B.C. brewery. See their website for menu and ticket info.