Three of Dallas' best beer joints are teaming up to offer the rarest beers available from one of Colorado's finest breweries all week, beginning with a food pairing atThe Libertine
featuring Avery Salvation and continuing with pairings and tappings of Avery's Demons, Trinity and Dictators series at theMeddlesome Moth
andThe Common Table
Best of all, it's hopefully just the beginning of collaborative efforts by the city's beer-centric pubs to "not only enrich the Dallas beer culture with great beer but to build an atmosphere of cooperation and community amogst the people that have made beer into business as well as passion," according to Libertine manager Máté Hartai.
The opportunity to offer several rare Avery beers, some of which haven't previously been available on draft in North Texas at all, seemed like a perfect opportunity to start. It's the first time the Libertine has cooperated on such a scale with other bars for such a series. Eventually, Hartai says, he'd like to have a festival-style, multi-bar beer event featuring a variety of breweries. But doing an entire week with one beer in common seemed like a good starting point: "One step at a time," he said.
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Common Table manager Jeff Fryman says he likes the idea of collaboration as opposed to competition. "It's kind of mimicking how craft brewers will collaborate on beers with each other, rather than just be like, 'I'm going to beat your ass.'"
Rather than schedule a specific time for a beer dinner, food pairings are available as long as the kitchen is open at each bar, Hartai said. Tonight's dinner-sized portion at the Libertine will be $12, and the accompanying pint of Salvation will be $7.
The schedule, with food and beer descriptions, is after the jump.
Monday at The Libertine: Food pairing with Avery Salvation (a Belgian-style golden ale, 9 percent ABV).
The Libertine will pair Avery Salvation with a smoked pork tenderloin with an apricot ancho chili chutney, cuscus cooked in bresh apple juice with basil and brown butter baby turnips & baby radishes.
Tuesday at The Common Table: Food pairing with Avery Salvation. The Common Table will pair Avery Salvation with Ancho chili rubbed rockfish with herb rosotto.
Wednesday at The Meddlesome Moth: The Demons Series. Bar will offer a flight of three beers that are over 16 percent ABV: The Beast, Sameal and Mephistophles; and Avery 17 Anniversary, a 10 percent ABV Black Lager
Thursday at The Libertine: The Trinity Series, Avery Salvation, Reverend (10 percent ABV quad) and Hog Heaven (9 percent ABV barleywine)
Friday at The Common Table: The Dictators Series: Maharaja (Imperial IPA 9 percent ABV), Czar (Imperial Russian Stout 9 percent ABV), and Kaiser (9 percent ABV Imperial Oktoberfest)
Saturday at The Meddlesome Moth: Food pairing with Salvation. The Meddlesome Moth will pair Avery Salvation with Monkfish Medallions, Parsnip Puree and Golden Raisin-Mustard Seed Compote.