When: Fri., Oct. 21 2011
Just when we thought we'd figured out the diff between craft beer, boutique beer, and the stuff that passes for beer in a Bud bottle, along comes Taste of the Harvest, a local-foods dinner featuring a lineup of "ultra-local nanobrews." Turns out the description applies to a roundup of beers and ales brewed exclusively for this dinner by members of the Cellar Rats, a home-brewing club headed up by professional beermaker Jerome Welliver. You'll get to meet Welliver and his fellow hop heads — and sample the suds and vote for your faves from a field that includes Russian Stout, Belgian-style Wit, Apple-Lemon Shandy, and Paw Paw Rye, among others. Each brew will be paired with an app from Dante, Crop Bistro, ABC Tavern, Dragonfly, Light Bistro, or another fine kitchen. And afterwards, there's a decadent dessert buffet provided by the city's top bakeries. Tix are $55 by phone, online, or at the door, with proceeds benefiting the Covenant, a treatment program for chemical-dependent adolescents. It all happens from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Lake Erie Building in Lakewood. — Cicora 13000 Athens Ave., Lakewood, 216-256-7793, tasteoftheharvest.com.