Washington Beer Blog Presents a Very Special Night of Beer & Food

Today we announce another great beer dinner at Trellis restuarant in Kirkland. On Friday, February 24th Trellis will once again welcome Hopworks Urban Brewery for a special evening of food and beer pairings. Information about reserving your spot is below. This year the Washington Beer Blog is honored to present the event. Kendall Jones will act as the emcee, introducing you to the amazing world of food and beer that Chef Brian and the brewers at Hopworks Urban Brewery have created. Hopworks’ brewers Christian Ettinger, Thomas Bleigh and Jaime Rodriguez will be there to talk about their beers and share the meal.

Last year during Seattle Beer Week we attended a very special beer and food pairing dinner at Trellis (read our story about it). For us, it was one of the highlights of Seattle Beer Week. Chef Brian Scheehser did a masterful job of pairing delicious dishes with the exceptional beers of Hopworks Urban Brewery. Not only did we find the dinner delicious, we found it inspirational. That night’s dinner helped convinced us to create Craft: Beer + Food, the wildly successful beer and food pairing event that took place last September.

We invite you to join us. You need to make reservations as soon as possible. The reservation information is below. The event is just a couple weeks away so do not delay.

Next week we will give away a pair of passes to the dinner, but don’t take any chances. Reserve your spot now.

Here are details about the event:


Organic Brews Paired with Fresh Seasonal Fare on February 24

Trellis, a wine county-inspired restaurant that celebrates small scale, artisan products at the height of their seasonality, will host Portland, Ore., based organic brew masters Christian Ettinger, Thomas Bleigh and Jaime Rodriguez of Hopworks Urban Brewery for the second annual brew pairing dinner on Friday, Feb. 24.

Hopworks is Portland’s first Eco-Brewpub offering world-class organic beer. Hopworks incorporates a range of sustainable practices in their operation, and makes every effort to protect the future with a thoughtful alternative.

This will be Hopworks’ second visit to Kirkland. Chef Brian Scheehser has created a delectable five-course dinner featuring Wild Prawns and Bone Marrow Bruschetta, Grilled Quail, Boneless Short Rib and a Hazelnut Flourless Chocolate Cake. Each course will be paired with one of Hopworks’ organic brews, which will remain top secret until the night of the dinner. Some of the featured beers are also included in Chef Scheehser’s recipes.

WHO: All community members, family and friends over the age of 21.

WHAT: Hopworks Urban Brewery Second Annual Beer Pairing Dinner.

WHERE: Trellis Restaurant, 220 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland, Wash.

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

5: 30 p.m. – Beer reception and passed hors d’oeuvres

6:30 p.m. – Beer pairing dinner

$75 for five-course meal and beer pairings. Tax and gratuity not included.

Seating is limited; please call (425) 284-5900 for reservations to the Hopworks Urban Brewery Second Annual Beer Pairing Dinner. Those who reserve seats at the dinner are eligible for a discounted stay ($119) at the Heathman Hotel on the night of the dinner.

About Trellis

Housed in the luxurious Heathman Hotel ( on Seattle’s eastside in Kirkland, Wash., Trellis is a 90-seat restaurant and bar that features wine country-style cuisine under the direction of executive chef Brian Scheehser, who was featured at the famed James Beard House in New York City as part of its Best Hotel Chefs in America series in 2008.  Trellis features a richly appointed environment that is comfortable and warm with food and drink that celebrates small scale, artisan products at the height of their seasonal quality. Trellis’ rustic, farm-fresh, robust menu characterizes wine country restaurants and evolves with the seasons, always using the best of the current harvest as a foundation for its farm-to-table philosophy. Much of the produce on the menu is grown in Scheehser’s local five-acre garden at the South 47 farm in Woodinville, Wash.  A wine list with more than 200 selections features the best that California, Washington and Oregon vintners have to offer as well as an extensive international collection.  Heated outdoor seating is available. For additional information, visit

About Hopworks Urban Brewery

Hopworks Urban Brewery and Hopworks BikeBar are Portland’s first Eco-Brewpubs offering handcrafted organic beers and fresh, local ingredients. The brewpubs are sustainably-built and operated buildings with a relaxed, casual atmosphere. Hopworks is 100 percent renewably powered, “cradle to gate” carbon neutral and features sustainable components including composting, rain barrels, a pervious paver parking lot and hand dryers. The company makes every effort to protect “our” future with a thoughtful alternative.

The 20-barrel brewery produces 8,500 barrels a year and provides its restaurants with ten different HUB organic beers on tap and two cask ales at all times. Hopworks beer is available on draught and in bottles in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. For more information, please visit or follow on Twitter @HopworksBeer.

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