Author, beer judge and Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver will be in town Wednesday for a couple of Brooklyn Beer-related events. One is free, while the other costs $58 per person plus tax and tip. Guess which one we'll be attending.
First, Oliver will offer samples with food pairings and a cooking demonstration in a free event at the Highland Park Whole Foods location from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Later, he'll lead diners through a five-course beer dinner at Newport's Seafood and Steaks starting with a 6:30 p.m. reception followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. The menu includes filet of beef tenderloin with Brooklyn Brown Ale glaze, New England clam chowder, calamari and more paired with Brooklyn's Oktoberfest, Local 1, East India Pale Ale, Local 2 and Black Chocolate Stout. Reservations (required) are available at 214-954-0220 or by e-mail.
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