Join us for our 1st Annual Pumpkin Beer Dinner! 7-9 PM Sunday November 14th. We will be serving 4 savory courses paired beautifully with 4 different pumpkin beers. Southern Tier Pumking, Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin, River Horse Hipp-O-Lantern and Dogfish Head Punkin'.
Amuse Bouche: Pumpkin Seed Brittle w/ cranberry and mint
1st: Pan seared Pumpkin Gnocchi, shitake mushrooms, mascarpone pancetta sage butter, pumpkin seed pesto
2nd: Coconut Curry Pumpkin Bisque w/autumn pear creme fraiche
3rd: Oven Roasted Pork Tenderloin stuffed w/spinach and sharp cheddar served over sweet bourbon walnut mash and blackberry gastrique
4th: Pumpkin Mousse w/toffee gingersnap cookie crumble
Reservations are required for this event. $50 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Sounds good to me!
Just got an e-mail not a minute after I posted this: Devil's Den is doing a pumpkin event Thursday, Oct. 28th, with 7 draft gourd brews and 6 bottled pumpkineers, and a squash-based menu: Pumpkin Soup topped with toasted pumpkin seeds, Pumpkin Ravioli with a sage brown butter, Stuffed Pork Chop with Pumpkin Stuffing, and Pumpkin Mousse. Holy gastropumpkinpub!
And not a ONE of them serving nachos, the PERFECT pairing with punkin brews! PERFECT!
You should stop on your way out to the 'Burgh and grab yourself a Pumpkin Ale at Selins Grove if it's still on. Impossible not to like that one!
Might I also slip in a plug for Danville's Old Forge Brewing? To quote Damien: "Don't forget about our Pumpkinfest starting Tuesday 10/26 and continuing thru 10/31. We'll have pumpkin pretzels, pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, pumpkin mashed potatoes and pumpkin desserts...and of course, our Smashin' Pumpkin Ale! I used about 40 pounds of pumpkins in this 10 barrel batch, along with some brown sugar and spices, and it finishes up around 5.4% ABV."
You going to be at Devil's Den Pumpkinfest Lew?
Won't be at either one: already scheduled -- I have an a capella group rehearsal tomorrow, and I'll be in the 'Burgh doing events during Hawthornes dinner.
I'm by no means a pumpkin lover, but I always get a mixed case from my local distributor (shhh) for the season. You've included my two favorites from the set: Dogfish Head and Weyerbacher. (Really, is there anything that Weyerbacher DOESN'T do well?) There's a third in the bunch I enjoyed... I want to say Buffalo Bill's?
I think it should be illegal to make a pumpkin beer without pumpkin.
I agree with you Lew, but as you said, a few are really good. I find Weyerbacher's Imperial Pumpkin the best with a winy taste that does not (in most years) overstate the spices. Like if you combined the best ESB and best vintage cider and best claret wine, that's what it's like.
I think what does in a lot of pumpkin beers is, too heavy on the spice.
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