On Sunday, October 28 at 5 p.m., The J. Clyde (1312 Cobb Lane) will host all four Birmingham breweries for a night of fantastic, local beer and food at the Birmingham Beer Dinner.
The Alabama beer scene has come quite a long way over the last five years, and that is easily seen by simply looking at the craft beer landscape in Birmingham. We have seen the ABV limit get raised and bigger bottles get legalized, but the most exciting addition is the fact that we now have four, awesome breweries in Birmingham. Good People Brewing Company successfully paved the way for the current brewery boom when they opened in 2007, then Avondale Brewing Company brought their flavor to the city along with their effort to revitalize a historic part of town, and just this past year has brought us the two newcomers Beer Engineers and Cahaba Brewing Company. Fantastic craft beer is now the standard in Birmingham thanks to these four breweries, and The J. Clyde will celebrate them and their craft with the Birmingham Beer Dinner.
For this event, The J. Clyde’s new chef Charles Nichols has prepared a stellar four course menu with a reception aperitif. Each course has been carefully paired with beers provided by each of the four breweries, and a good many of the beers being served are either rare or limited. Without further ado, here is the full menu and pairings for this event:
- Reception: Ceviche Bite – Shrimp, scallop, cilantro, and cucumber tossed in fresh lime juice. Paired with Velocity IPA by Beer Engineers.
- First Course: Bresse Mushroom Soup – Earthy mushroom soup garnished with cream and fresh thyme. Paired with Cahaba Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest.
- Second Course: Sea Scallops – Pan seared sea scallops over turnip greens wilted in Cahaba Brewing Oka Uba IPA vinegar. Paired with Bearded Lady by Good People Brewing Company.
- Third Course: Lamb Loin – Grilled lamb loin with potato gratin, haricot vert and served with bordelaise sauce. Paired with Avondale Brewing Company’s Scottish Ale.
- Dessert Course: Chocolate Porter Cake – A decadent cake made with Avondale’s Vanillaphant Porter, served with vanilla bean ice cream. Paired with El Gordo from Good People.
Throughout the dinner, brewery representatives in attendance will discuss each beer being served and also share some stories about their breweries. This beer dinner will make for a great opportunity to meet and get to know your local brewers.
Cost of the dinner is $43 per person before tax and gratuity. This beer dinner will be by reservation only and you can arrange yours by calling 205.939.1312, emailing email@example.com, or by simply letting your server or bartender know the next time you are at the pub. Seating will be limited, so make those reservations soon.
If you are looking for a great night out featuring dinner, drinks and awesome company, you really cannot go wrong with a beer dinner at The J. Clyde. Between the charm of featuring our local brewers and a menu that goes one step further than anything The J. Clyde has done before, I have a good feeling that the Birmingham Beer Dinner is going to be on a whole new level. If you are free on Sunday, October 28, get yourself some reservations and be a part of what is sure to be a very special event. Prost!