Win a Pair of Seats to Tonight's Oskar Blues Beer Dinner at The Libertine

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Tonight, Chef Roe DiLeo oversees her first beer dinner since her return to The Libertine Bar, and her creations will be paired with offerings from the Lyons, Colorado, brewery Oskar Blues -- including a two-year-old Ten Fidy for fans of cellared beers. Read on for the full menu.

Appropriate that the dinner would be this week, as yesterday was National Canned Craft Beer Day, if our sister paper in Denver is to be believed. Oskar Blues, creator of Dale's Pale Ale, is perhaps best known for being part of the vanguard of craft brewers to offer their products in cans; in fact, the brewery doesn't bottle at all. Cans are starting to lose the stigma in the beer world, and if canning equipment weren't so expensive for small brewers, they'd have surely all but replaced the bottle. They're lighter, making shipping the product more earth-friendly, and more convenient for outdoors activities. And cans are better at preserving beer, as they are light-proof and don't have the possibility of oxygen seeping in through a loose bottlecap.

Seats for the 7 p.m. dinner are $50 per person and available at the bar or by calling 214-824-7900. Or you could win a pair and go for free.

Update: Contest is over. Congratulations to Daniel M, and thanks for the art history lesson.
Share your best or worst story about being canned or canning someone or anything canny in the comments and you can win a pair of tickets. The winner will be chosen at 3 p.m., and notified shortly thereafter. Be sure to log in to our comment system with a valid email address or Facebook or twitter profile, and keep an eye on your inbox.

The menu:
1st course: Fried oysters with horseradish mignonette, celery confit pickled beets and swiss chard root. Paired with Dale's Pale Ale.
2nd course: Hot roasted pear soup with a Staffordshire bleu cheese croquette. Paired with Mama's Lil Yella Pils.
3rd course: Radicchio and arugula salad with roasted grapes, pancetta and gruyere cheese in a molasses dressing. Paired with Ten Fidy.
4th course: Roasted Quail stuffed with bacon braised Brussels sprouts, caramelized onion puree and sweet potato pecan butter. Paired with Old Chub.
5th course: Lemongrass and grapefruit panna cotta with mini vanilla puff pastry. Paired with G'Knight
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35 comments
JesseHughey
JesseHughey

My apologies for the late update. Yes, Daniel M is the winner.

Childrenrn
Childrenrn

The "grapevine" tells me Daniel is the winner...congrats on winning with your "shitty" story!Kind of amazing when we're talking about winning a food contest??!!Bon Appetit

Childrenrn
Childrenrn

The "grapevine" tells me you Daniel is the winner...congrats on winning with your "shitty" story!Kind of amazing when we're talking about winning a food contest??!!Bon Appetit

Childrenrn
Childrenrn

Will you please let us know when you've chosen the winner...the suspence is killing me!?Thanks!!!

Childrenrn
Childrenrn

My Christmas present to all my friends and family (21 and older of course) was homemade coffee liqueur aka Kahlua!!Just use vodka, instant expresso, sugar, water and vanilla beans.I then put it in a Redneck wine glass that I also made from Ball canning jars and gluing a candle holder on the bottom.After giving it to them, they each decorated their Redneck Wine Glass with fake gems!Sooo much fun...y'all should try it!!Vickichildrenrn@aol.com

Travis Hudson
Travis Hudson

A can mishap landed me for my first (and still *only*) visit to the hospital as a patient.

Flashback to 2000. I'm a 15-year-old high school freshman working at an ice-cream only Dairy Queen in SW Kansas. The chocolate syrup for the DQ came in massive ~10-inch diameter cans. Cans that still required a regular can opener to open. We would go through a couple of these cans per day on sundaes, Blizzards™ and the like.

Comes to the end of the night and I'm taking out the trash. I heave the trash bag up and into the dumpster when one of those can lids slices through the trash bag and deep into my elbow.

It was dark out and I didn't feel it or notice until I walk back into the DQ and see my entire forearm covered in blood.

And that is how a 15-year-old quickly learns the ins and outs of workman's compensation laws and the culture of the late-night ER (strange, strange folk, even in rural Kansas).

Proof of the bitchin' scar still left: http://i.imgur.com/gOqoA.jpg (Also, the original wound was probably twice the size of the scar it left.)

Jjannhasten
Jjannhasten

A roach was in my can of coke when I was 8. Swigged it right into my mouth. I have a REALLY hard time drinking out of a can now. Pour that right into a mug for me!

Kurt Moody
Kurt Moody

Fiancee is the front desk manager at a $289.00 per night Dallas boutique hotel with celebrities & the wealthy as guests. One evening an employee was drinking down the street on his night off & decided to use the restroom at the hotel. Problem is he chose not to use the bathroom, he decided to go on the floor right outside the boss' office. Story has it it was like Jim Carrey's scene in Me, Myself, & Irene. He was let go the next morning when video footage showed his dirty deed.

Lesson to be learned...to prevent being canned, one must use the can.

Dictatordee
Dictatordee

My job was to oversee production for a soap manufacturing company. We had a large order August, which meant being at work at 4am until 2pm. and working 110 F degree weather. No AC. I am computer savvy and the boss was aware of it. Because the company on its way out, the warehouse and office had no internet. My boss was dead set on me bidding on a old teapot and would not allow me to bid ahead of time. She wanted a great deal. The auction ended at 9 am. Which means I would have to stop production, drive home, bid and come back and start production again. I have to watch my workers carefully to ensure quality remains intact. Me leaving during the middle of production makes no sense. The day came and the time was approaching. I stopped production, drove home, got stuck in traffic due to an accident and I was not able to get in front of a computer to make a bid. When I informed her that I wasn't able to bid and she lost the teapot, she went on a deep end. She yelled and went on a rampage, said I was lying about traffic and out of the blue said things are not working out and gave me pink slip. 

Daniel M
Daniel M

The best canning story of all time is the 1961 work by conceptual artist Piero Manzoni, titled Artist's S**t. He made 90 cans of his own fecal matter, each labeled with its weight in grams and the contents described in four languages. He listed them for sale at a price equivalent to each can's weight in gold. A can was sold in 2007 for 124,000 euros. Some people claimed it was just filled with plaster, while his girlfriend (who helped make the cans) said it was the real deal, but the artist himself reportedly kept a tight lid on the subject.

Pogolina_29
Pogolina_29

My worst canning experience was when I was at work. I stopped for breakfast one morning at this whole-in-the-wall Taqueria to grab a bite before heading into work. Around mid afternoon, I started to have the stomach gurgles and went to the restroom. We have one bathroom at work (unisex) and I spent at least 45 minutes in the bathroom, my first time. Rounds 2,3 and 4 were much shorter, but my co-workers still greeted me with judge-y eyes each time I left the restroom.

Casey Hollimon Bowles
Casey Hollimon Bowles

CAN I please win this contest?

If you need an anecdote, I have a scar from cutting myself on a Mr. Pibb can. True story.

Adrian_hernandez77
Adrian_hernandez77

I worked doing PR and marketing for a company a few years back. I was on twitter and wrote a tweet about a co worker working at a different company. The tweet read "free brandon" the supervisor saw it and canned my friend because of the tweet.

Morale of the story is you can get your friends canned :(

CJ Dharma
CJ Dharma

hmm anything canny? how bout that dancy canny song by Jamiroquai: "Got canned heat in my heals tonight baby"

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

I've never canned, but I broke Chuck Morgan's rules on jarring

Agnes
Agnes

My worse canning experience when the canned tomato sauce blew up and sprayed the kitchen.

Childrenrn
Childrenrn

The "grapevine" tells me you are the winner...congrats on winning with your "shitty" story!Kind of amazing when we're talking about winning a food contest??!!Bon Appetit

Childrenrn
Childrenrn

The "grapevine" tells me you are the winner...congrats on winning with your "shitty" story!Kind of amazing when we're talking about winning a food contest??!!Bon Appetit

Childrenrn
Childrenrn

The "grapevine" tells me you are the winner...congrats on winning with your "shitty" story!Kind of amazing when we're talking about winning a food contest??!!Bon Appetit

Childrenrn
Childrenrn

The "grapevine" tells me you are the winner...congrats on winning with your "shitty" story!Kind of amazing when we're talking about winning a food contest??!!Bon Appetit

Childrenrn
Childrenrn

The "grapevine" tells me you are the winner...congrats on winning with your "shitty" story!Kind of amazing when we're talking about winning a food contest??!!Bon Appetit

Childrenrn
Childrenrn

The "grapevine" tells me you are the winner...congrats on winning with your "shitty" story!Kind of amazing when we're talking about winning a food contest??!!Bon Appetit

Childrenrn
Childrenrn

The "grapevine" tells me you are the winner...congrats on winning with your "shitty" story!Kind of amazing when we're talking about winning a food contest??!!Bon Appetit

JesseHughey
JesseHughey

That pun is so bad that Joe edited it out of my original headline (see the URL for proof). And Joe loves him a pun.

CJ Dharma
CJ Dharma

oo yeah remember Napoleon Dynamite dance scene with that song !!! Awesomeness !!!Vote for PEDRO !!!

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

I once jarred with Chuck Morgan, Lorrie Morgan and Ribby Pulse. 

Quimby
Quimby

that wasn't a canning accident Agnes?  Agnes?  Given the name, uhhhhm maybe it was!

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

whats up Joes ass today?  Your original headline is exactly the type of headline the Observer has lived off of

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

whats up Joes ass today?  Your original headline is exactly the type of headline the Observer has lived off of

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