I got this email last Wednesday from Graham at the British Beer Company regarding some great upcoming beer events/tap takeovers/beer dinners. They all look great, so hopefully you'll are able to make some of them!
Thursday January 19th – All Day
British Beer Company Westford
Troegs Brewing of Pennsylvania will be invading the Westford pub starting at noon. We'll be pouring some favorites along with a few rarities. The list includes: HopBack Amber, Troegenator Double Bock, DreamWeaver Wheat, Pale Ale, JavaHead Stout, Scratch Beer #55 and Mad Elf. The Scratch Beer is an experimental beer series where the brewery can try new ingredients and brewing techniques, this one being a Double IPA. Each Scratch Beer is brewed in very limited quantities and is rarely available outside Tröegs' very own Tasting Room.
Our chef’s will be creating some exclusive lunch and dinner specials with these award winning beers including several tasty appetizers and entrees. Chew on this special: Troegenator Fried Chicken - Pink peppercorn spiced fried chicken served with a sweet corn cheddar potato hash and steamed French green beans with a Troegenator chicken gravy. Drool...
Stone and Allagash Bash
Saturday January 21st – All Day
British Beer Company Franklin
Stone and Allagash Brewing will be taking over eight tap lines at the pub all day Saturday. We’ve pulled together a kind of East Coast vs. West Coast battle, in a friendly way. Beers include: Stone Arrogant Bastard, Levitation Ale, More Brown than Black IPA and 11-11-11 Vertical Epic. And from Allagash: Dubbel, Black, Curieux and Odyssey. More Brown than Black is a collaboration between Stone, Ninkasi Brewing and the Alchemist pub of Vermont (which got destroyed by Hurricane Irene). Proceeds from the sale of this beer will go directly to the Waterbury (VT) Good Neighbor Fund, a non-profit organization aiding families affected by Hurricane Irene.
Stone and Allagash reps will be in the pub from 2-6pm offering some tastings and education. There will be a free cheese tasting from 3-5pm compliments of Cabot Cheese. Our chefs will be creating some spectacular lunch and dinner specials by using and pairing up these unique beers. Here’s one of the scrumptious delights: Arrogant Bastard Angus Stew - Cuts of beef slow braised in Arrogant Bastard Ale with carrots, onions, garlic, potatoes, leeks, button mushrooms and fresh herbs. Served in a piping hot crock topped with crispy onion tanglers and a side of freshly baked country bread.
Wild Game Dinner with Fullers
Wednesday January 25th – 6:30pm
British Beer Company Sandwich
Our intimate pub in Sandwich on historic Route 6A makes the perfect backdrop for a Game Dinner. With a fire blazing, a bagpiper, wild game trophies hanging from the walls, muskets and ceremonial swords on display – one might mistake the pub for a banquet room of an eighteenth century Highland Inn.
This dinner will be presented in a Grand Banquet Buffet style and will feature Elk, Wild Boar and Quail. Fullers Beer will play an essential role as an ingredient in many of the recipes along with recommended pairings. This will not be one of those "small plate" events that leaves you wanting more - it will be a bona fide feast! We've also invited Master of Whiskey Jim Zimmerman to offer tastings of Classic Malt Scotches - Cragganmore, Dalwhinnie, Glenkinchie, Lagavulin, Oban and Talisker - representing each of the six major distilling regions in Scotland. Here's a glimpse of the feast: Leg of Wild Boar – presented at a carving station, rubbed with an array of seasonal aromatic herbs then roasted and glazed with Fullers E.S.B and black cherry. Tickets are $50 per person (all inclusive) for the Game Dinner and can be purchased at the pub (or call 508-833-9590).