On Wednesday, February 25th, Avenues Proper will host a vertical tasting of Epic Brewing Elder Brett Saison-Brett Golden Ale, part of Epic's Exponential series. The brew is a collaboration ale with Crooked Stave Artisan Brewing of Fort Collins, Colorado. Chad Yakobson, Brewmaster/Owner of Crooked Stave, is well known for his skill and knowledge in the brewing of sour and Brettanomyces driven beers. Kevin Crompton, Epic's Brewmaster, and Chad spent several weeks working on the recipe and selecting the proper Brett strains and barrels for the beer to morph from a golden Saison into a Saison-Brett Golden Ale. The beer was brewed at Epic by the two brewers.
The dinner will feature three courses paired with three different Elder Brett releases. The pairings are as follows:
Warm Brussels sprout salad, wilted spinach, saffron-poached apple, sweet potato chips, cured egg yolk, and Gose-washed cheese + Elder Brett Release #2
Smoked and broiled mussels with turmeric aioli, trout roe, and zucchini pickles + Elder Brett Release #3
Goat cheese tart with a hazelnut crust and pickled fennel + Elder Brett Release #5
Seating is extremely limited, with only 20 seats available.
The cost for the dinner and beer pairings is $55 per person. Avenues Proper will require a credit card in order to make a reservation, and 48 hours notice for a cancellation is necessary to avoid any charges. The dinner begins at 6:00 PM. For reservations, call 385-277-8628.