Share Your Fourth Of July Beer Suggestion, Win A Libertine Beer Dinner For Two

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The Libertine's June beer dinner Wednesday night features Colorado's Avery Brewing Company, including a couple of rarer brews like Samael's Ale and Collaboration Not Litigation. Chef Taylor McCreary came up with a five-course menu of French cuisine inspired by the likes of Bernard Loiseau, the Troigrois Brothers, Paul Bocuse and Thomas Keller, featuring frog legs, roulade of beef and more.

As usual, the dinner begins at 7 p.m. and is $50 per person plus tax and tip. However, one creative City of Ate reader will win a pair of seats at the dinner.

Read on for the full menu (which has changed somewhat since the notice sent out by the bar on June 5) and contest details.

Update: Contest is closed.
1st Course: Salad de Porc -- Glazed Pork Belly, Grilled Frisee, Fines Herbs and Apple Cider Vinaigrette. Paired with Avery IPA.

2nd Course: Frog Legs with Spicy Garlic Puree and Parsley Coulis. Paired with Avery White Rascal Belgian Wheat Ale.

3rd Course: Croquette of Brandade with Smoked Tomato Gastrique. Paired with Avery Collaboration not Litigation.

4th Course: Roulade of Beef & Duxelle with Fava Bean Puree. Paired with Avery Salvation.

5th Course: Millefueille with Ancho Chocolate Sauce, Blackberries and Vanilla Whipped Cream. Paired with Avery Samael's.


Now, I'm not going to gripe about this menu featuring French food so close to our nation's own Independence Day. The French were, after all, our allies in the American Revolution. Or so I seem to remember. I've consumed many, many beers since finishing up my cursory American history coursework.

But the proximity to July 4 inspires this month's comment contest. So, to win a pair of tickets, share in the comments which beer you will drink on the Fourth of July and why. Be sure to log in with a profile that has your correct email address or with your Facebook or Twitter profile.

Contest closes at 5 p.m. Tuesday is closed.


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The Libertine Bar

2101 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX

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Jeff, the Pirate of Patriotism
Jeff, the Pirate of Patriotism

If done right, there is nothing more patriotic than 40 oz of Olde English on the 4th. While the name might call to mind a time of British Rule, Malt Liquor is a purely an American invention.  And if one consumes it while dressed as a pirate of patriotism, they open themselves up to embracing such things as a black president, a Mexican president, even an Alien president.  With Olde English, those things previously thought to be inconceivable or downright unconstitutional, become possible! Behold the greatest display of alcohol-inspired patriotism ever captured on video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

JesseHughey
JesseHughey

Jeff, if that's you in the video, I'm ready to declare this contest over right now.

Jeff, the Pirate of Patriotism
Jeff, the Pirate of Patriotism

Unfortunately, I do not personally know this man although he is most certainly my hero. I do hope to one day meet him.  

Jeff, the Pirate of Patriotism
Jeff, the Pirate of Patriotism

That said, Avery Brewing Company's beers promise to be a thousand times more delicious than what is described above.  If you pick me, I will promise not to dress in such fashion, unless of course, the Observer, the folks at Avery, the Libertine, or the general public demands it!

John Boots
John Boots

OH HEAR YE, DRINKERS OF BEER! The only grog to quaff on our day of independence is Arrogant Bastard Ale from our countrymen at Stone. We were arrogant bastards when we told our British rulers to piss off, and we are arrogant bastards today as we celebrate the act of separation (which is equivalent to Jack White and Karen Elson's divorce party...) by drinking copiously and blowing up small parcels of US soil. So raise your nose high and tip back an Arrogant Bastard, as I will be doing Monday, to show those lousy redcoats that they, and their beer, belong on the other side of the pond!

Justin1310
Justin1310

Anchor Steam...in addition to being a great refreshing beer in these hot months, it's a great testament to American ingenuity...

JesseHughey
JesseHughey

OK, a few hours to go. Still plenty of time to come up with something good, beer drinkers.

If you have entered, please keep an eye on your inbox shortly after 5 p.m. and be ready to get back to me quickly to confirm you can go.

cm
cm

We probably would have chosen our usual favorite, Sierra Nevada Torpedo just because we LOVE it, but while visiting in Georgia, we discovered a new love:  Terrapin Hopsecutioner IPA,  a local brew from my undergraduate alma mater town, Athens, Georgia.

dbbrainz
dbbrainz

I just had some hopsecutioner last week in Atlanta. Also grabbed some Bell's Two Hearted. Great stuff.

ChrisU
ChrisU

c'mon what about the Johnny Russell classic 'My Redneck, White Socks and Blue Ribbon Beer'

TacOCliff
TacOCliff

Black Butte and Blue Bell Float - Black Butte Porter with a scoop or two of Blue Bell's Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. Changes a decidedly cool weather beer into a classic summer time fav.

Colleen Fischer
Colleen Fischer

Anchor Summer. It's a brewery with history and an incredibly refreshing wheat beer. I really just love their packaging. I am a sucker for that.

JennyRR
JennyRR

This 4th of July weekend I will enjoy some season appropriate saisons: Saison Du Buff and Hennepin. It's a shame I can't get anymore Saison Brett... it's magnificent!

Dmail4
Dmail4

Sam Addams summer ale and some Shiner Ruby Redbird. Nothing more patriotic than Sam and nothing more Texas than Shiner Ruby Redbird.

dbbrainz
dbbrainz

My usual summer concoction consists of half UFO Raspberry, half Newport Storm Blueberry with a twist of lemon. However, for this July 4th I'm going to have a selection of American Pale Ales: Sierra Nevada, Anchor Liberty and Mighty Arrow. Go America.

Chad Montgomery
Chad Montgomery

 I'll be drinking an Avery Eighteen in celebrate of their anniversary. Just like the 4th of July is a celebrate of our country's independence. It's one of, if not the very most important day we celebrate as a country and we should all remember the freedoms we have because of our independence. Cheers! Chad Montgomery

Kelly Saunders
Kelly Saunders

I will celebrating 4th of the July with a good ol fashion Shiner! "cause being a Texan is being an American!

matt
matt

Allagash Tripel since Maine was very important in the formation of our country.  Popham Rock 1607 should have been known as the first colony, but alas, it was not a success.  Allagash Tripel is definitely successful, so i will be showing my patriotism by drinking many bottles =)

T.j. Hurt
T.j. Hurt

Sam Adams Summer Ale: an all around wheat beer and great way to beat the summerheat named after a founding father. Most importantly it’s the largest and lastfully American owned brewery in the USA. "Take Pride in your Beer"..and your Country. USA USA USA!

barleyvine
barleyvine

I have no idea what you mean by Last fully American Owned brewery in the USA.  That is clearly not true.  The largest yes, the last?  Not even close.As for July 4th Beers?  Keep mine local and in a can, I'll pick up some Southern Star Pine Belt Pale ale.

T.j. Hurt
T.j. Hurt

I mean there are no other nationally available in all 50 states and USA owned, speaking to the selling of the other nationally available brands, busch, coors, miller, etc. So its the last of the large....  there are plenty of great USA brews out there but none that are nationwide.Yes its a comment with caveats, but none the less true.

littleloo
littleloo

Lindemans Framboise - just recently tried it and FELL IN LOVE.  Cheers to life, love, and the pursuit of happiness

Tyson Stuart
Tyson Stuart

I drink a Busch every 4th of July in memory of my Uncle Leo. A retired Air Force serviceman, he loved the holiday (and Busch beer) so much that he refused to go to the hospital for chest pains until after it was over. Unfortunately, he didn't make it past the morning of the 5th. Even though it's not a good beer (understatement), the 4th is best celebrated from the "mountains of Busch... beer."

teehud
teehud

Shock Top Belgian White.

unclekrud
unclekrud

Red White & Blue ... for obvious reasons.

Nick
Nick

The fact that I will be on the lake seriously limits my choices (to cans), but I think I am going to have to go with Dale's Pale Ale... red, white & blue can + delicious hoppiness = a happy American.

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