Busy week for Breckenridge Brewery in Dallas: After a cask-tapping of 471 yesterday at the Meddlesome Moth and a Brewsday Tuesday at the Common Table the day before, Breckenridge Brewery is featured tonight in a 7 p.m. beer dinner at the Screen Door.
The menu includes sticky honey, chile and sesame seed quail with Agave Wheat; overnight Vanilla Porter-braised pork shoulder and dumplings with Vanilla Porter; grilled flat-iron steak, 'sweet pot' (which is probably short for sweet potatoes, and not this kind of sweet pot), ginger mash and pine-nut mole with Avalanch; and chocolate pots de creme and steel cut Irish oat crisps with Chocolate Porter. The four-course dinner is $45 plus tax and tip, and reservations are at 214-720-9111.
Read on for info about Saturday's barbecue at the Holy Grail in Plano and Dogfish Head experience at the Fort Worth Flying Saucer, a summer beer tasting Monday at Urban Crust Plano and an Avery beer dinner Wednesday at the Libertine Bar.
From noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Holy Grail Pub in Plano breaks character from its usual Euro pub setting for some Texas-, North Carolina- and Kansas City-style barbecue with smoked beer can chicken, cabrito, hot dogs and brisket, plus beer pairings for everything. Looking ahead a bit, the pub is also planning a Belgian Beer Week for July 18-22 to mark Belgian Independence Day July 21.
Also Saturday is the Dogfish Experience at the Flying Saucer Fort Worth. From 11 a.m. until the kegs float, the bar is pouring Dogfish Head Pangaea, Theobrama, Red & White, Burton Baton, Namaste, Chateau Jiahu and the ever-so-scarce 120 Minute IPA, which is slowly making its way back onto the market after a 20-month absence, but not in Texas yet.
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And the Highland Park Whole Foods opens the in-store Bar Alto, which will also offer growlers, with a party noon to 4 p.m. Saturday featuring tastings and pairings.
At 6:30 p.m. Monday, Plano's Urban Crust offers a summer beer tasting with five beers paired with five dishes. As it happens, all five are canned offerings: Harpoon Summer Beer, Brooklyn Summer Ale, Magic Hat #9, Maui Mana Wheat and Santa Fe Happy Camper IPA. The tasting is $29.90.
And on Wednesday, the Libertine Bar's June beer dinner features Avery Brewing Company. We'll have more on that in a later post with a chance to win a pair of tickets.