Latona Pub (blog sponsor) has been doing Brewers Night events for about as long as there has been such a thing. Recently, Latona Pub decided to add dinner to the program for its series of wintertime brewers night events. Each of the next three events (Winter Beer Series) will be preceded by a brewers dinner. The cozy confines of the pub’s loft provides an intimate setting for a handful of guests to enjoy a multiple-course dinner paired with a selection of beers from the evening’s guest brewery. The brewer, or other brewery representative, will be there to talk about the beers and the brewery.
Recently, I attended the first in the series of beer dinners, which featured beers from 7 Seas Brewing paired with some special dishes from Latona’s kitchen. Mike Runion and Bryan Lee (from 7 Seas Brewing), along with Bob Brenlin (owner of Latona Pub), hosted a group of about 16 people for a delicious dinner. Compared to a normal Brewers Night event, dinner in the loft allows the brewer eto more closely share information and answer individual questions. Guests learn more about the brewery. Once dinner was done, we all headed downstairs to find a crowd waiting for the regular brewers night hoopla.
The dinner was described as simple and fun. The cost was $25. After enjoying an aperitif: a schooner of Gertie (the winter beer that 7 Seas brewed for, and with, Latona Pub), we were treated to a light salad paired with 7 Seas Cutt’s Amber. Next, the main course: a remarkably decadent cassoulet paired with 7 Seas Ballz Deep Double IPA. The cassoulet, which included duck confit, was rich, savory and every bit big enough to stand up to Ballz Deep. To finish things off, a flourless chocolate torte paired with 7 Seas Port Royal Export Stout.
Here is a list of the upcoming beer dinners and brewers nights at Latona Pub.
- Elysian Brewing – Monday, January 28th. Dinner at 6:30. Brewers night at 8:00.
- Rogue Brewery – Monday, February 25th. Dinner at 6:30. Brewers night at 8:00. Brewmaster John Maier will be there.
- Sound Brewery – Monday, March 11th. Dinner at 6:30. Brewers night at 8:00.
You can reserve your spot for these dinners at the pub. Contact Latona Pub for additional details.