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

Boulevard Saison Brett, one of the beers featured in the Libertine Bar's beer dinner tomorrow night
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.

Location Info



Meddlesome Moth

1621 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Music

The Common Table

2917 Fairmount St., Dallas, TX

Category: Music

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Emily Frye
Emily Frye

As much as I like Lone would HAVE to be a celebratory glass of Chimay White. Hands down one of the best, most drinkable beers on the planet. Boom. 

This Belgian brew gives a nod to Dirk's Germany but also shares in the sophistication of the French. Gotta love Belgian beers. Oui, voila! C'est vrais!


A return trip to the Ene-Be-A finals would surely call for something divine, namely "Saint Arnold's Divine Reserve No. 11." In every facet, the beer perfectly befits both the team and its superstar we have come to adore. A libation of Texas, it is the representation of our own backyard, our pride of state, and our knowledge that things not necessarily packaged for the masses (Miami) can nonetheless yield transcendent results. Further, given Dirk's near-Biblical playoff performance thus far (not to mention the "German Moses" moniker he's recently been bestowed), a beer of such sacrosanct lore is the perfect homage. Add in the "Reserve" as a nod of due respect to the bench that has served us so well, and the "11" as both a shout-out to my favorite Puerto Rican in the NBA and a hopeful prophecy of the season that will finally bring to us that elusive grail, and perhaps there could be no brew more fitting for the laurels of our Mavs.


As a longtime employee of the former best brewpub in Dallas, Routh Street Brewerty, I would have to go with Al Kinchen and Bob  Calhoun's spiced scotch ale.  All the kick of a Mavericks victory and all the wild flavors of an all night victory party.


Clearly the only beer suitable to celebrate the Mavs' trip to the Finals would be good ol Miller High Life... duh, it's the champagne of beers.

Shane Stephens
Shane Stephens

Something momentous as the Mavs winning their first NBA title would call for one of two beers Saint Sixtus Trappist Westvleteren 12 or Russian River's Pliny the Elder


No questions asked. Delirium Nocturnem. Why? When the mavs throw the final punch it'll be nothing but stars and flying pink elephants for okc!


There is only one choice... Sierra Nevada Celebration... not only is a great beer, but in the words of the illustrious Rick James, "It's a celebration, b*$ches!"


Spaten Optimator, because the alcohol content is as high as Dirk Nowitzki is tall


It's got to be a Lone Star longneck, right?

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