Move Over Wine, The Beer is Here

For Valentine’s Day we had the honor of providing the food and service at South Lyon’s Witch’s Hat Brewing Co Valentine’s Day Dinner. It was a BLAST! This is the second dinner like this we’ve paired up with Witch’s Hat for, and we’re looking forward to doing more in the future.

This event also made us step back and think–craft beer has increasingly become more mainstream and refined, especially in the state of Michigan (we are spoiled by our local beer here), so why not treat is as a mutually important part of the meal, such as wine?

Our event last night featured three courses, and lots of smiling faces:

Lobster Bisque with a lobster risotto ball, topped with micro greens paired with the Demon Cleaner Tripel

Lobster Bisque with a lobster risotto ball, topped with micro greens paired with the Demon Cleaner Tripel

Steak Frites with peppercorn encrusted beef tenderloin, topped with spicy apricot cognac sauce over sautéed greens with pine notes and raisins, served with sweet potato fries and citrus ketchup paired with The Big Doefish Double IPA

Steak Frites with peppercorn encrusted beef tenderloin, topped with spicy apricot cognac sauce over sautéed greens with pine nuts and raisins, served with sweet potato fries and citrus ketchup paired with The Big Doefish Double IPA

Chocolate Ricotta Tiramisu Cup Paired with the Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Chocolate Ricotta Tiramisu Cup Paired with the Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

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For more photos of this event, you can view our full album HERE

For you next gathering, why not feature beer-paired courses? Go a step further and make it beer from a local brewery, that way you can stop in and get information from the source, even the brewer themselves! They can give you pairing and serving tips if you need it. While we were going to make our own beer pairing guide, CraftBeer.com has such a great guide that touches upon many different types of pairings (keep in mind–similar to wine–each brewery is different, so not all IPAs will work with the same foods)

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Cheers!

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