Three events in Seattle this week (February 20 thru 22) feature sour beers from New Belgium Brewing paired with food from Seattle chefs. The tastings will be led by Lauren Woods Limbach, New Belgium’s barrel-aging and sour-blending guru (pictured above). The events take place at The Pine Box, Central Smoke, and The Masonry on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday respectively.
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New Belgium Brewing Partners with Seattle Chefs and Restaurants to Host Three Nights of Sour Beer Tastings, February 20-22
New Belgium Brewing kicks off a six city “Into The Wild” tasting tour with three nights of food and drink pairings in Seattle February 20-22. The events – which include a sour beer and cheese pairing, sour beer cocktail crafting demonstration, and sour beer and pizza pairing – celebrate the Seattle food and beverage scene and blur the lines of fermentation and innovation within beer and food.
New Belgium’s Wood Cellar Director & Blender, Lauren Woods Limbach, will host the tasting events in collaboration with some of Seattle’s best chefs and beverage experts from local restaurants including The Pine Box, Central Smoke, and The Masonry Fremont. Limbach developed New Belgium’s sour beer program and serves as its chief curator, carefully tasting and blending the barrels, recording their personalities, and bringing them to life. Limbach is a past recipient of Imbibe Magazine’s “Beer Person of the Year” award.
Sour Beer & Cheese Tasting
What: The night will include a private tasting hosted by Lauren Woods Limbach, New Belgium Brewing Wood Cellar Blender & Director, and Pine Box’s Head Chef, Angela Garza. The sour beer and cheese pairing will include five rare New Belgium sour beers paired with five locally sourced fine cheeses for $39.50. Tickets for the beer & cheese tasting can be purchased here.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 5:30-7 p.m.
Where: The Pine Box, 1600 Melrose Ave.
BBQ Happy Hour with Sour Beer Cocktail Demonstration
What: Explore going Into the Wild with the art of smoking, fermentation, and innovation as they collide at Central Smoke, Ba Bar’s sister eatery. The complimentary happy hour will feature New Belgium sour beers, Central Smoke cocktails, and curated appetizers. Limbach teams up with Tyler Moore, Central Smoke Beverage Director who specializes in all things fermented and carbonated to demo a sour beer cocktail. This is a FREE event.
When: Thursday, Feb. 21, 4-5 p.m.
Where: Central Smoke, 1305 E. Jefferson St.
Sour Beer and Neapolitan Pizza Pairing
What: New Belgium joins The Masonry Fremont to highlight the complimentary flavors of acid and fat. Enjoy a one-hour complimentary sour beer and Neapolitan pizza pairing at The Masonry Fremont hosted Limbach. Explore the flavors of fig balsamic reduction, fontina, gruyere, pickled peppers and Italian sausage paired alongside never before seen sour beers from New Belgium. This is a FREE event.
When: Friday, Feb. 22, 6-7 p.m.
Where: The Masonry – Fremont, 730 N 34th St