Information provided by Chuckanut Brewery:
Chuckanut Brewery is excited to announce their first beer dinner held at the Cliff House Restaurant, 331 N State, will be in honor of the brewmaster’s birthday September 15. Billed as the Grand Brew Masters Dinner, Chuckanut’s award winning brewmaster Will Kemper will be on hand to talk about beers, brewing, and beer travel as diners enjoy a five course paired menu to Chuckanut beers.
The dinner starts promptly at 6pm and tickets need to be purchased in advance for $50 (does not include tip or tax). Call the Cliff House at 360-734-8660, seats are limited and if weather permits, seating will take place on the view patio.
The dinner will start with Chuckanut Kolsch (effervescent, golden, refreshing ale) and Shigoku Oyster on the half shell with koslch-jalepeno granita, shaved horseradish & lemon.
Helles Lager (smooth golden Munich style lager) will be served with Bruschetta of Gothberg Farms Chevre, thai basil, cherry tomato confit, slow roasted pork belly and local balsamic honey.
A NW Salmon Salad with king salmon rubbed with coriander-fennel spices topping local greens dressed with house pickled blueberry dressing, finished with walla walla onion & chevre will be served with Bohemian Pils (traditional Czech malts and Saaz hops with a smooth malt center).
Slow braised Australian Lamb shank finished with Alt Bier & chantrelle demi-glace will be paired with the Local Malt Alt (old style German ale made from Skagit Valley malts).
To finish the dinner off, Dunkel Lager (World Beer Cup Silver Medal 2014 & Gold Medal 2010) will be served with a house made Ice Cream Sandwich with Mallard’s ice cream and Maureen’s cowboy cookies in a dunkel-caramel sauce.