SF Beer Week

We barely have time to sample our own product these days, but somehow the organizers of SF Beer Week talked us into hosting a dinner to open up the festivities.

It will be taking place at the Red Restaurant and Lounge just a block from downtown Santa Cruz on Friday the 6th of February at 6:30pm.

We're really excited about the event. It will be four courses pared with our beers, prepared by Chef Tod Williamson of Nepenthe in Big Sur.

First:Gulf shrimp with a salsa verde cruda and Tobasco-butter sauce paired with Golden State Ale

Second: Braised pork belly in Cola, star anise, and tamarind with coriander apple chutney paired with Siamese Twin Ale

Main: Short ribs in Baltic Porter and apple juice with parsnip puree and a gratin of endive and prosciutto paired with Baltic Porter

Afters: Pickled red flame grapes under shaved chocolate with blood orange syrup paired with an unreleased Sinister Twin Ale

At this time we haven't planned for a vegetarian option, though it is being considered.

Seating is limited to 12 tables. The price will be $65 per plate.

Reservations may be made by emailing info (at) uncommonbrewers (dot) com, or by calling the brewery at (831)621-6270.

Also look for our beers appearing during SF Beer Week at The Monk's Kettle, Millennium Restaurant (where there certainly will be a vegetarian option), and during the cheese tasting at the Rogue Ales Public House on the 11th.