The Great Lakes Brewing Company goes Greek with tonights Brewmasters Dinner
. The menu includes calamari spring rolls, mint-pistachio pesto lamb, and tomato, cucumber, and feta salad. Theyre paired with such homemade brews as Holy Moses White Ale, Burning River Pale Ale, and Blackout Stout. Each course includes a beer that complements the dish. The whole idea is to get people to try stuff they didnt even know theyd like, says brewer Luke Purcell. And unlike wine-tasters, who typically swish and spit, beer fans swallow their samples (which is why theyre only six ounces each). Tonights outing also includes a tour of the brewery and a Q&A with Great Lakes brewers and chefs. Its all capped with a serving of chocolate ganache cake paired with Alberta Clipper Porter. Yum!
Tue., Feb. 13, 6:45 p.m.