“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” – Benjamin Franklin
What started out as a plan to get together and open some big bad beers with some of the beery faces of Leeds soon became a full blown event. A big thanks to Dean from Mr Foley’s Cask and Ale House, Matt from North Bar , and Marc from Create for offering their venues and working with me to pull this all together. Good work lads!
So, what’s the plan Stan? An evening event where people get together, open some rarities and pair them with good food at a venue that understands how great beer and food can be together. After the meal, more quality beer at the two finest drinking establishments in Leeds. First on to Mr Foley’s and then on to North Bar.
Who’s up for it?
19:00 – food and beer pairing meal
People will be able to bring their own beers along and a menu has been created to offer the best potential food pairings from the styles of beers likely to feature e.g. barley wines, old lambics/Brett, Imperial IPAs, Imperial Stouts, old ales and quads, and barrel aged oddities from the four corners of the globe.
The gluttons attending will be:
£25 for a six course tasting menu with a separate area reserved for us from 18:30. There will be a £3.50 corkage per bottle. So far the majority of bottles people are bringing are 66cls and 75cls, and as people are sharing, it will be no more than around £7 corkage per person.
21:00 – 23:30 – Mr Foley’s
Those that cannot make the meal should join us at Mr Foley’s for more Open It shenanigans and beery adventures. Rather than a corkage fee, we’re going Old Skool and you need to just share a little bit of your beer with Dean. Dean’s also lined up Saison Dupont, Faithless Xi (Black Ageless) and Ska Modus Hoperandi for our delectation.
23:30 – 02:00 – North Bar
Then it’s off to North Bar where Matt has promised some aged treasures for those still standing. There may also be some of these stunners on the line up: 12 month old Great Divide Belgian Yeti, StoneRuination, Magic Rock 8 ball, and maybe some Sierra Nevada Red Rye.
Those that wish to bring some rarities along are welcome to do so.
The plot thickens …
- Potted duck, toasted rye bread, rhubarb and vanilla compote
- Smoked haddock fritter, tarragon mayonnaise, watercress
- Crispy pork belly, black pudding, celeriac and mustard salad
- Chargrilled skirt steak, celeriac puree, shallot and red wine butter, crispy mushroom
- Chargrilled bananas in rum with toasted marshmallows and white chocolate ice cream
- Cheese board: Smoked Ribblesdale (goat), Old Yorke (ewe), Wold Blimey (blue), Coverdale (hard), Inglewhite, Blackstick Blue, Stinking Bishop (washed rind)
The Beer & food pairings
|1||Duck||Cantillon St Lamvinus (75cl)||Gav (@misterfrosty)|
|1||Duck||Goose Island Lolita (66cl)||Ben (@CptCheerful)|
|1||Duck||Goose Island Madame Rose (66cl)||Ben (@CptCheerful)|
|1||Duck||Upright Brewing Sole Composition Barrel-Aged Seven Blend (75cl)||Zak (@ZakAvery)|
|2||Fishcake||Brooklyn Local 1 (65cl)||Paul (@Tuffs86)|
|2||Fishcake||Kinn Vestkyst IPA (75cl)||Dean (@mrfoleys)|
|2||Fishcake||Marble Saison Special 2011(75cl)||Jane (@i96jms)|
|2||Fishcake||Mikkeller Three Floyds Ruggoop (66cl)||Dan (@danielvane)|
|3||Pork||De Molen Bloed, Zweet & Tranen (75cl)||Me (@rickfurzer)|
|3||Pork||Fraoch 20 (75cl)||Zak (@ZakAvery)|
|3||Pork||Mikkeller Stella 1 (150cl)||Gav (@misterfrosty)|
|4||Steak||Bush Prestige 2008 (65cl or 75cl)||Andy (@tabamatu)|
|4||Steak||Crooked Line Cockeyed Cooper Barley Wine (75cl)||Paul (@Tuffs86)|
|4||Steak||Mikkeller Monks Elixir||Me (@rickfurzer)|
|5||Pudding||Goose Island Bourbon County Vanilla Stout (75cl)||Jane (@i96jms)|
|5||Pudding||Marble Decadence (75cl)||Dan (@danielvane)|
|5||Pudding||Summer Wine Brewery Kopi Kat||Andy (@swbandy)|
|5||Pudding||The Bruery Autumn Maple (75cl)||Andy (@swbandy)|
|6||Cheese||Firestone Walker 14th Anniversary (65cl or 75cl)||Andy (@tabamatu)|
|6||Cheese||Langunitas Hop Stoopid IIPA (65cl)||Dean (@mrfoleys)|