One of my favorite aspects of Seattle Beer Week is all of the great food-focused events that feature great beer throughout the week. From full-blown beer dinners to casual tastings with snacks, there are quite a few options you could take advantage of. Following are just a few highlights from the week that stick out. Keep in mind that you’ll want to call for availability on the beer dinners, and I would suggest doing it ASAP if you are interested in attending any of the dinners.
Lost Abbey Brewer’s Dinner at The Sixgill with Tomme Arthur
Monday, May 12 at 6:30pm
The Sixgill will be featuring a whole hog from Olsen Farms for this menu, and they will have the pleasure of pairing the dishes with some of the best beer in the country. Tomme Arthur of Lost Abbey is one of the “rock stars” of the beer world, so if you’re into that sort of groupie thing you won’t want to miss out. I’ve been to a couple of beer dinners at The Sixgill, and the food has been pretty impressive.
Tickets are $100/each and include tax (please tip separately as desired)
Call them at 206-466-2846 to see if they still have spots left (they did a couple of days ago).
1st – Framboise de Amaroso Raspberry Sour with Peanut Butter & Trotter Jelly Sandwich
2nd – Carnevale Farmhouse Saison with Porchetta, Radish, Local Spouts & Egg Yolk
3rd – Agave Maria Tequila Barrel Aged Strong Ale with Pozole, Braised Head & Chipotle
4th – Cuvee de Tomme Bouron Barrel Sour with Asparagus, Ham Hock, Grapefruit & Spring Onion Dressing
5th – Lost & Found Abbey Ale with Roast Leg of Pork, Yukon Gold Potatoes with Parsley, Roasted Carrots with Caraway Butter
6th – Deliverance Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout with Black Forest Cake, Sour Beer Cherries, Chantilliy & Chocolate
Quinn’s 6th Annual Trappist Beer Dinner
Tuesday, May 13 at 6:30pm
Quinn’s is probably my favorite combination food/beer spot in Seattle (despite their pretty insanely high beer prices), and while I’ve still never been to this annual SBW dinner, I’ve heard great things. 7 courses paired with 7 Trappist beers.
Tickets are very limited & could certainly be gone already, but I don’t see anything online that indicates that.
$130/each, excluding tax + tip
Black Raven Beer Dinner at The Burgundian
Monday, May 12 at 6pm
The Burgundian has some seriously good food coming out of their kitchen, and Black Raven makes some of the best beers in the Seattle area. Burgundian will be featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes during this 5-course event.
$90/each, including tax + tip
Tix available on Brown Paper Tickets
1: Bourbon La Petite Mort
Pepper Crusted Smoked Pork Belly, Duck Egg, Apple Pancake, Maple Bourbon Petite Mort Syrup
2: Totem Pale
Romanesco Sharp Cheddar Soup, Chive Oil, Totem Bread, Parmesan Crisp
3: Pourles Oiseaux Saison with Bret
Poached Salmon, Bay Shrimp, Butter Lettuce, Fava Beans, Crispy Shallot, Saison Dijon Vinaigrette
4: Trickster IPA
Chili Roasted Quail, Cous Cous, Pistachio Condiment, Fig, Trickster Citrus Preserve
5: Bird Brain Barley Wine
Heirloom Bird Brain Carrot Cake, Hopped Honey, Candied Walnut, Golden Raisin
Other select events (check SBW website for full list):
Brewers Breakfast at Burgundian – Burgundian has some great brunch all the time (was just there yesterday!), and for this event they’ll be featuring special kegs from 9 breweries, with the brewers on hand.
Scott Carsberg 10 Barrel Beer Dinner at Pinebox – Reports of Carsberg’s previous beer dinners at Pinebox have been pretty epic. Guessing this will be no different. Wouldn’t be surprised to hear this is sold out already.
Local Chefs for Local Farms Dinner at Schooner Exact – Schooner Exact pairs up with the Local Chefs for Local Farms initiative for a four-course feast featuring seasonal ingredients.
Oakshire Dinner at Watershed Pub – Check out this new pub in Northgate when they host Oakshire Brewmaster Matt van Wyk for a 5 course meal.
Family Style at Le Petite Cochon – Brothers Dustin (Art of the Table) and Derek (Le Petit Cochon) pair up for this dinner with two breweries from Hood River, pFriem and Double Mountain.