These Beer Dinners Offer an Escape to the San Juan Islands

Two upcoming beer dinners offer you more than food and beer. They offer an opportunity to escape the daily grind of city life and spend some time in the San Juan Islands. How relaxing does that sound?

The Bluff Restaurant • Bar • Terrace at Friday Harbor House is hosting two upcoming beer dinners. One with Island Hoppin’ Brewery on March 15 and the other with Anacortes Brewery on April 5. The restaurant is located at Friday Harbor House, a 23-room hotel on a bluff overlooking the town, the harbor, the marina, the water, and the ferry boats as they come and go. It just keeps sounding more and more relaxing, doesn’t it?

photo courtesy of Friday Harbor House

The menus and details for both dinners are below. Friday Harbor House Executive Chef Aaron Rock has a couple of amazing meals planned, featuring delicious bites such as Leek and Crab Terrine, Smoked Steelhead on Toasted Brioche, Baked Olympic Oysters, Dark Chocolate Cake, and more. All expertly paired with beers from Island Hoppin’ Brewery and Anacortes Brewery. Is there a better way to spend your Saturday night?

Make a weekend of it. Beer dinner and stay Friday or Saturday night in a Harbor View Queen room with rates starting at $229.*

Call 360-378-8455 for reservations.

*Offer is available March 14 and 15, 2014 and April 4 and 5, 2014. Rates start at $229 per night. Rates are based on double occupancy, subject to availability and do not include taxes or gratuities. Daily signature continental breakfast included.

photo courtesy of Friday Harbor House
photo courtesy of Friday Harbor House


Island Hoppin’ Brewery Beer Dinner

Saturday, March 15
7:00 p.m.
$60 per person, $100 per couple


Leek and Crab Terrine.
roasted fennel, hazelnut vinaigrette
paired with Old Salts Brown Ale

Link Lab Ghost Chili Bratwurst
twice baked parsnip mash, beer pickled onions
paired with Driftwood Smoked Amber

Smoked Steelhead on Toasted Brioche
apple butter, spicy arugula
paired with Old Madrona Imperial Red

Espresso Milkshake
house made potato chips
paired with Yardarm Oatmeal Stout

Anacortes Brewery Tasting Dinner

Saturday, April 5, 2014
7:00 p.m.
$60 per person, $100 per couple


Baked Olympic Oysters
bacon gremolata, fried pickled kelp
paired with Amber

Pork Rillette
Danish blue cheese, raw tomato sauce
paired with Honey Cream Ale

Grilled King Salmon
orange scented potato croquette, beer beurre blanc
paired with Hefeweizen

Dark Chocolate Cake
Lopez Island Creamery coffee ice cream, house smoked sea salt caramel
paired with Broadsword Scottish Ale

photo courtesy of Friday Harbor House


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