On Wednesday, October 21 the Washington Beer Blog welcomed nearly 300 guests to enjoy the 5th Annual Craft Beer + Food event. A dozen local breweries were partnered with a dozen local restaurants and food purveyors to present a roomful delicious beer and food pairings. The event was a fundraiser for Washington Wild, a Seattle-based organization that works to protect and preserve the state’s wilderness areas. This year’s event raised over $9,100 for the cause.
Big thanks to all of are participants and guests. Special shout-out to Tom Douglas Restaurants, whose catering staff once again did a masterful job of providing us with a comfortable and elegant event space: the Palace Ballroom in downtown Seattle.
We’ll be back again next year for sure. Once again, we expect the 2016 event to sell out quickly. To stay in the know, follow Craft Beer + Food on Twitter @CraftBeerFood. Or just keep an eye out for information on the Washington Beer Blog.
Below, a photo gallery from the event, with pictures by Mark B. Bauschke Photography. Below that, the Brewery + Food pairings from Craft Beer + Food 2015:
Beardslee Public House + Itself
Four Ginger IPA paired with Kalbi Pork “Meat Candy” (Sweet spicy Korean teriyaki flavor with ginger.)
Black Raven + Brave Horse Tavern
La Petite Mort, Belgian Dark Ale paired with Smoked pastrami hot dog, mort braised sauerkraut, rye bun, crispy Swiss cheese.
Bluebird Ice Creamery + Bluebird Brewing
Porter ice cream float.
Bread and Circuses + Two Beers Brewing
Grey Skies Dark Pale Ale + Salmon Reuben Crostini (Crudo pastrami cured salmon, gruyere cream cheese, fennel saurkraut)
Brewmaster’s Bakery + PostDoc Brewing
Cram Session Coffee Porter paired with Espress-O Yo’ Self Granola (using the same blend of coffee as the beer) topped with a handcrafted Cram Session infused marshmallow and a side of Cram Session Syrup.
Capitol Cider + Alpenfire Hard Cider
SPARK! Semi-Sweet cider + New Crop apples wrapped in bacon with a pickled mustard seed & frisée salad.
Carlile Room + Reuben’s Brews
Amarillo Fresh Hop Ale + hopped eggs with smoked potato and malted & fermented cherry peppers.
Mt Townsend Creamery + Propolis Brewing
Zephyros Elderflower Saison-Brett Dry hopped with Rakau paired with Cirrus, a Pacific Northwest variation on French soft-ripened cheese.
Schooner Exact Brewing + Itself
Amarillo Fresh Hop Pale Ale + Amarillo hop cured salmon, spent grain cracker, bone marrow aioli.
Stout + Stoup Brewing
Stoup Marzen + Caribbean Spiced Pork Roast with ginger-apple butter (Marzen also used in the recipe).
Taylor Shellfish + Pike Brewing
XXXXX Stout + fresh Pacific oysters on the half shell.
Watershed Pub & Kitchen + Georgetown Brewing
Bodhizafa IPA + Agent Papa’s spicy pineapple chutney pizza, with pulled kahalua pork and Mama Lil’s peppers.