Quinn’s Pub To Host De Proef Brewmaster’s Collaboration Dinner During Seattle Beer Week

May 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Beer & Food

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A Monday night can sometimes be a tough sell to draw people out to bars and restaurants. But, on Monday, May 17, Seattle will turn into “beer dinner mecca” during Seattle Beer Week, and it is not going to be easy to make a decision on what to attend. Diners and beer lovers will have to choose between the Firestone Walker 8-course, 12-beer dinner with the “Homebrew Chef”, Sean Paxton, at Brouwer’s Cafe, a Pike Brewing dinner at Crow with the always charming founder of Pike, Charles Finkel, the Dogfish Head/Elysian 5-course dinner with Sam Calagione & Dick Cantwell at Elysian Tangletown, and finally, the De Proef Brewmaster’s Collaboration Dinner at Quinn’s Pub. This is definitely one instance where I fully support cloning, as I would love to attend all four of those appealing dinners at the same time, not to mention all of the other events going on that night.

You should check out the links above and decide for yourself which to attend. But, below is some detailed info regarding the De Proef dinner, and it sounds pretty hard to pass up. Whichever dinner you choose, I would suggest making your reservations as soon as possible.

You can read more about the Belgian brewery De Proef and their collaboration series of beers here.

May 2, 2010 – Seattle, Washington. Quinn’s Pub in Capitol Hill and SBS Imports are pleased to announce Seattle’s first-ever De Proef Brewmaster’s Collaboration Dinner on Monday May 17, 2010 as part of Seattle Beer Week festivities. The six course, eight beer dinner created by Quinn’s Chef/Owner Scott Staples will feature the worldwide release of the newest De Proef collaboration beer – Monstre Rouge created with Terrapin Brewery in Athens, GA as well as the announcement of a Northwest brewer as the 2011 collaboration partner.

The dinner will start at 6:30pm. Tickets are $60, plus tax & tip. Tickets may be purchased by calling the restaurant (206-325-7711) and providing a credit card number.

In addition to aperitif and dessert beers, each course from Quinn’s innovative gastropub kitchen (such as pork pot pie and seared duck smothered in foie gras) will be paired with either a De Proef beer or a beer from one of the American collaboration partners. The event will also feature a couple
of “surprise beers and brewers” from previous collaboration partners.

“I am extremely excited to be working with Quinn’s on this event,” noted SBS Founder Alan Shapiro. “The artisanal creations from their kitchen will be a fantastic accompaniment to incredible range of beers we have chosen.”

The De Proef Brewmaster’s Collaboration series was created in 2007 by SBS’ Founder, Alan Shapiro. Each year SBS invites a noted American brewer to travel to Lochristi, Belgium to brew a beer of their choice at De Proef with Brewer and Owner Dirk Naudts. Past collaboration partners have included Tomme Arthur of Port Brewing/Lost Abbey, Jason Perkins of Allagash, and John Mallet of Bell’s.

The 2009 collaboration, Monstre Rouge, is loosely based on Terrapin’s Big Hoppy Monster beer. Monste Rouge is an Imperial Flanders Red Ale aged with American oak and fermented with Belgian Brettanomyces yeast. It has a wide range of flavors including tart, sour, sweet, hoppy and woody. It is 8.5% alcohol by volume. It will be officially released on August 1, 2010. For more information on De Proef or other products in the SBS portfolio visit www.sbs-imports.com.

Quinn’s Pub was founded in 2007 by Scott and Heather Staples, owners of Restaurant Zoe. This acclaimed gastropub combines innovative, hearty cuisine with a fine selection of wines, cocktails and a 100+ item beer list, and has been deemed an “instant classic” by local press, consistently making Top 10 lists throughout the city. It has also received praise from the national media with several mentions in GQ magazine and a reverent nod as a Top Gastropub by Bon Appetit.

Scott Staples recently cited the need to go all out on this dinner; “We’ve got some phenomenal beers here… we’re going to need some phenomenal food!”. Quinn’s is located at 1001 E. Pike Street in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. www.quinnspubseattle.com

To purchase tickets or request more information on the event please contact Quinn’s at 206-325-7711.

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