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Three Upcoming Beer Dinners, And A Chance To Attend One For Free

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Three of Dallas' premier beer bars have planned three very interesting beer dinners in the next few weeks, including a chance to meet the founder of a leading American craft brewery, a unique beer-vs.-wine dinner and a post-American Craft Beer Week dinner celebration with an eclectic food and brew menu that you just might get to attend for free.

The Meddlesome Moth is bringing Adam Avery, founder of Colorado's Avery Brewing Co., for a five-course beer dinner, plus a bonus "Happy Ending" serving of Dihos Dactylion, set for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 13. Moth manager Matt Quenette shares some thoughts about Avery and his namesake brewery on the Moth blog, along with the menu and details. The dinner is $90 (including tax and tip) and includes a full can of Joe's Pils, followed by two 3-ounce dual-pairing pours of Demon Series, vintage and other limited-release Avery brews with each course. Full menu is after the jump.

Dual pairings will also be featured 7 p.m. Monday, June 6, at the Common Table's Beer Vs. Wine Dinner, except they will be of a competitive nature rather than a complementary one. Manager and house cicerone Jeff Fryman and Wine & Spirit Education Trust advanced-level wine student Tim Campbell will each pair a beer and wine, respectively, with five courses. Diners will vote which beverage makes the superior partner after each course. Cost is $80. Full menu is after the jump.

Also after the jump is the menu for tomorrow night's May beer dinner at the Libertine -- plus a chance to win a pair of tickets.

The Avery Experience Beer Dinner 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, at The Meddlesome Moth

Intro Beer
A can of Joe's American Pils

First Course
Sunchoke "Vichyssoise"
Salmon Roe and Petite Chives
Avery Karma & Salvation

Second Course

Moroccan Lamb
Couscous, Pine Nuts and Currants
Avery IPA and New World Porter

Third Course


Rustic Rosemary and Garlic Butter Sauce and Piment d'Espelette

Avery Reverend and Hog Heaven

Fourth Course
Slow Roasted Pheasant
Exotic Mushroom Bread Pudding and Green Garlic Jus
Avery Czar and Depuceleuse

Fifth Course


Chocolate-Walnut Flourless Cookies

Coconut Macaroons

Vanilla-Orange Tapioca with Sugared Mint Leaves

The Beast, Vintage 2007

Happy Endings

A Treat from Avery Brewing and The Moth

Dihos Dactylion

The Common Table Beer Vs. Wine Dinner

First Course
Mini crab BLT with saffron aioli, baby red leaf lettuce, grape tomato and toasted Empire Bakery sourdough
Paired w/ 2007 Hartford Court Land's Edge Pinot Noir (93 pts Robert Parker) and Stone Smoked Porter (100 pts Rate Beer)

Second Course
Baby spinach with warm wild mushrooms tossed in sherry and shallots - finished with asiago cheese
Paired w/ 2009 Longshadows Poet's Leap Reisling (95 pts Wine Enthusiast) and 2008 Ommegang Biere de Mars (99 pts Rate Beer)

Third Course
Pan seared scallop with crispy Peruvian potatoes, fresh pea puree and micro greens in mimosa vinaigrette
Paired w/ 2006 Robert Mondavi Reserve Fume Blanc (not rated) and Mikkeller Not Just Another Wit (100 pts Rate Beer)

Fourth Course
Grilled lamb T-bone with Mediterranean vegetables and fresh oregano and walnut pesto Paired w/ 2007 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red (96 pts Robert Parker) and Schneider Aventinus (100 pts Rate Beer)

Tiramisu with espresso caramel sauce
Paired w/ Santo Stefano Moscato (not rated) and 2008 Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout (100 pts Rate Beer)

Continue for tomorrow's Libertine beer dinner menu and details on how to win a pair of tickets.

Libertine American Craft Beer Dinner 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25

First Course: Watermelon
Watermelon radishes w/ watermelon syrup & micro green salad.
Paired with Boulevard Saison Brett.

Second Course: Arugula
Arugula & leek soup w/ spicy crawfish tails.
Paired with Rahr Pecker Wrecker Imperial Pilsner.

Third Course: Peas & Carrots
Pea tendrils, baby carrots & Monkfish.
Paired with 2yr vintage Ommegang biére de mars.

Fourth Course: Heirloom Tomatoes & Blackberries
Heirloom tomatoes & blackberry BBQ Quail w/ sweet onion & potato hash.
Paired with Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout

Fifth Course: Rhubarb
Rhubarb creme brulee w/ strawberry & basil sauce.
Paired with Real Ale Devil's Backbone.

The dinner will start an hour before tip-off for the Mavericks Game 5, in which they will hopefully close out the Western Conference Finals and put the Oklahoma Thunder out of their misery. So to win a pair of tickets, share in the comments which beer you would pop open in celebration of a Mavs return to the NBA Championship Series and why. Win and your name will be put on the list, plus-one so you can bring a guest. Be sure to log in with your correct email address or Twitter or Facebook profile so we can reach you if you're the winner. Contest closes at 4 p.m. is closed. Winner will be announced shortly.

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