Have dinner plans tonight? Cancel them.
As mentioned Monday, tonight's beer dinner at the Libertine Bar features beers from St. Paul's Summit Brewing Company. Cost is $50 per person, plus tax, which lets you taste five beers and five courses specially created to pair with each brew.
The dinner starts at 7 p.m. There are plenty of seats still available, but one City of Ate reader and his or her guest won't have to buy theirs. Read on for the full menu and instructions on how you can win seats.
Next month's Libertine beer dinner is set for February 23, and will feature beers from Unibroue -- hopefully we'll have tickets to give away for that one as well.
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Update to the update: Tough choice, but this month's winner is Steely Reserve. Thanks for all the fun drinking ideas.
First Course: Roasted Fennel Flatbread
Paired with: Summit Oatmeal Stout
Second Course: Carrot & Leek Soup
Paired with: Summit IPA
Third Course: Risotto
Paired with: Summit Red Ale
Fourth Course: Herb Goat Cheese & Garlic Butter Roasted Chicken w/ Brussels Sprouts & Spanish Chorizo
Paired with: Summit Winter Ale
Fifth Course: Blood Orange Buttermilk Sorbet
Paired with: Summit EPA
Tell us in the comments of this blog item (not via Facebook or Twitter) what beer you will be drinking during the Super Bowl and why for your chance to win. As with past comment contests, creative, thoughtful or funny responses are your best chance to win. So, while "Whatever's on sale that weekend" might be the truthful answer, it's not going to save you any money on tonight's dinner. The contest closes at 4:30 p.m., so hop to it.