Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Brewery's First Christmas

Shortly before the holidays Brandon noticed an advertisement for a beer and food pairing at a local restaurant, Sbrocco.  All the food was to be paired with a select beer from Boulevard Brewing Company's Smokestack series.  This series has 4 year round releases as well as limited releases and seasonal offerings.  We thought it would be a good time for us to sit down together, with our significant others, and just have a little fun.  We also thought it would be a good idea to reward the women in our lives for sticking with us and dealing with our craziness during this whole thing!

I just have to share the menu because it was outstanding!


Pecan wood smoked scallop bisque with celery leaves & caviar toast.
Paired with Harvest Dance

Brushed with Foie Gras & topped with Grana Padano cheese, bacon scented tomatoes & arugula.
Paired with Long Strange Tripel

Braised Colorado lamb with roasted root vegetables, homemade rosemary pasta & lamb jus.
Paired with Sixth Glass

Hazelnut-cocoa nib sponge cake with a salty caramel sauce & stout creme anglaise.
Paired with Dark Truth Stout

It was a wonderful dinner and the beer and food pairings were outstanding.  It was a really great way to celebrate all that we had accomplished to that point as well as prepare us for all that we had to tackle going forward.  We all left completely stuffed and utterly satisfied from both the beer and the food.

From what we were told during the dinner, Sbrocco is going to try to do events like this on a semi-regular basis and they actually have another one coming up soon, as in February 21.  

I will post some more information later on regarding our progress, but I just wanted to take a moment and thank those of you who have read and continue to read this blog.  We are extremely encouraged by all of the positive responses we have received regarding our little venture.  It seems like everyone we talk to believes this is a good idea and if they don't live near, are willing to travel to come visit us and sample our beers.  I can't even begin to explain how great it is to receive this feedback and it just continues to push us forward.  So, though it is a little late, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and we look forward to many more nights like this one!