As part of our Goose Island Takeover on June 22nd, we are hosting a one night only “Bites & Brews” beer dinner featuring seasonal and exclusive beers with dishes prepared specifically to pair with each one.
Similarly to how brewers pair hops with other ingredients to create craft beers, our Executive Chef, Rob Cottman, has tasted each beer for both hidden and prominent notes to create a five course menu meant to “take you on a journey of Goose Island and World Cafe Live cuisine.” He adds, “They all blend together like a DJ blending different genres of music in one flawless set.”
Goose Island’s Philly brewer, Tim Caron, also feels the natural connection between food, beer, and music: “We love collaborating with musicians, festivals, venues, and other people in the music industry any time we can. Music and brewing are both creative outlets, so we like to mix them together and enjoy the results.”
Plus, there are both meat and vegan options available! This menu was created with both diets in mind – no afterthought protein substitutions, but carefully crafted plates. “People have been eating a plant-based diet for decades, but these days the creativity of vegan options is out of this world. I like to create dishes that people can enjoy daily and not look at like novelty creations,” explains Cottman.Light and flavorful, this is the perfect menu to pair with summer beers, plus our very own exclusive World Cafe Live Spotlight Session IPA — “a New England style session IPA loaded with malted and flaked oats, then abundantly hopped and dry hopped with some of our favorite hops (Cashmere, Idaho 7, and Chinook),” describes Caron.
Join us for a delicious experience and to learn more about the beer pairings from Goose Island’s own Philly brewers, who will be on site to walk you through each course.