Food | Wine
CALIFORNIA CRAFT BEER AND CHEESE at ThirstyBear Brewing Co.Fri. January 25 ∣ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ∣ early bird $65 ∣ 661 Howard St. S.F. 94105California is the state with the greatest number of artisanal producers of beer, cheese, and other fine foods. These producers rely on unique terroir, incredible farm and pastureland, visionary farmers, a vibrant mix of urban and rural marketplaces, and a steady stream of immigrant culinary influences to curate the California palate. ThirstyBear Brewing Co. is a slice of this contemporary California, a downtown San Francisco restaurant serving seasonal, Spanish cuisine alongside beers brewed in its CCOF-certified organic brewery. From Ales To Fromage kicks off its 2013 events with a celebration of delicious craft beers and cheeses from across the state that capture California’s myriad influences of land and culture.Unlimited tastes at 7 beer and cheese pairing stationsTaste at your own paceSeafood and vegetarian paellasShort lecture by Master Cicerone Rich Higgins and beer expert Heather CastroDiscussion with aficionados staffing each beer and cheese stationPrinted program with beer and cheese information and tasting notes Tentative Menu(beer & cheese pairings yet to be determined) ThirstyBear Brewing “Howard St. IPA,” citrusy, malty American-style IPAGreen Flash Brewing “Saison Diego,” dry, Belgian-style saisonPort Brewing “Midnight Sessions Black Lager,” German-style schwarzbierThirstyBear Brewing “Oaked Chamomile Ale,” cask-conditioned golden ale with chamomile and French oak in the caskThirstyBear Brewing “Brown Bear Ale,” chocolatey brown aleFifty Fifty Brewing “Donner Party Porter,” rich, roasty, “colonial-style” porterNorth Coast “Old Stock Ale,” rich, old ale with hints of madeira and raisins Andante Dairy “Impromptu,”Bellwether Farms “Pepato,” Cypress Grove “Midnight Moon,” Fiscalini Farmstead “Bandage-Wrapped Cheddar,” Point Reyes Farmstead “Toma,” Rinconada “La Panza Gold” Paella Valenciana, Saffron rice, mussels, clams, prawns, chicken, chorizo, peas & roasted peppersPaella de Verduras, Spanish rice, rosemary sofrito, caramelized fennel, sweet onions, mixed peppers, garlic confit, goat cheese & almonds
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