Portland, OR – If you thought December was busy, then you clearly don’t work or are a patron of Lompoc brewing. As the recipient of their Newsletter, we couldn’t help but store every last ounce of calendar, goodness, that the newsletter had to offer. Now it seems they wish to remind us that even though the date is the 5th, the 20th is coming soon.
Staring on Thursday January 20th, you are invited to visit Lompoc Brewing’s Sidebar Tasting Room, located on 3901 North Williams Avenue. Inside you will be greeted by the sight of a five course dinner, complimented with of course Lompoc’s hard to find ales. Rather than bore you with another paragraph we will let Lompoc tell you what is in store for this $50 per person event.
- The menu begins with an artisanal cheese and charcuterie selection, paired with Lompoc Fool's Golden Ale. A light refreshing blend of Crystal hops and malted wheat balance this session beer, making it an ideal starter for the palate.
- The second course, an organic seasonal greens salad, features Port wine cherries, roasted hazelnuts, Manchego cheese and crispy shallots tossed in a Port wine vinaigrette. The salad is coupled with Port Barrel Aged Brewdolph Ale, a Belgian style red ale originally brewed in October 2008 and aged in Maryhill Winery Port barrels for 19 months, then cellared for an additional two.
- Course three is duck confit and Bucheron chèvre turnovers with Monster Mash caramelized onions and a vanilla cauliflower puree, served with Bourbon Barrel Aged Monster Mash. Lompoc's original Monster Mash recipe was brewed in 2009, then aged in Bourbon barrels for 11 months and cellared for an additional two. The Imperial porter has a slight Bourbon aroma with chocolate and licorice flavors, finishing with vanilla notes.
- The fourth course of citrus roasted pork tenderloin is served with winter root vegetables, braised kale, and a shallot confit mousse, and paired with Double Dry-Hopped C-Note, a beer brewed with the seven "C" hops - Crystal, Cluster, Cascade, Chinook, Centennial, Columbus and Challenger. This beer was additionally dry-hopped, once in the fermenter and once in the keg.
- The final course is a macerated fruit bread pudding served with Crème Anglaise and drizzled with an Old Tavern Rat caramel sauce. It's paired with a very rare 1998 Old Tavern Rat Barley Wine, a dark colored ale that has aged for 13 years, resulting in a delicious barley wine with strong flavors of raisins and dates.
Tickets have to have been picked up by the 17th in order to guarantee a spot and are available the Fifth Quadrant on 3901 N. Williams Avenue.
Thursday January 20th, 2011 6:00 PM
Lompoc Brewers Dinner, Lompoc “Sidebar”
3901A N. Williams Avenue Portland, OR (503) 288-3996