I really like the beers that Alan Stiles is making over at Phantom Canyon Brewing. From his cask porter to his banana clove wheat to the Revival Series of historical beers he’s been making, Phantom Canyon has become a little gem that deserves more recognition. I’ve heard it said that Phantom hasn’t always been this extraordinary, that since Alan came to town, the beer has really picked up. So, it’s a wonder to me that this is the first beer dinner Phantom Canyon has organized while Alan has been there. Nonetheless, it is what it is, and it is a beer dinner. It looks good to me, some of the classic Phantom beers will be available along with some goodies, including the Continuum Belgium White, which I’ve had a few pints of and really enjoy, and there’s an Oak and Cherry Aged Flanders, which I’ve not had but it’s making my mouth water just thinking about it. Below are all the details. My guess is that tickets will sell quickly.
When: June 2, 2011, 6 pm
Cost: $50 (all inclusive)
Call Phantom Canyon (719.635.2800) to reserve your seat. RSVP by May 27th at Noon.
Salad: Field Greens Tossed with Goat Cheese, Dried Cranberries, Candied Walnuts and a White Truffle, Flanders Red Vinaigrette. Paired with: Continuum Belgian White Ale
Appetizer: Tiger Prawns Wrapped in Applewood Bacon with Smoked Gouda and Topped with ‘Beernaise’ Sauce Paired with: Oak and Cherry Aged Belgian-Style Flanders Red
More Appetizers: Cheddar Cheese Curd Fritters with Red Onion Jam. Paired with: Revival Series English IPA
Entree: Pan Seared Dijon Crusted Bone in Pork Chop Over Charred Onion and Prosciutto Mashers with a Black Cherry, Porter Demi Glace and Fried Shallots. Paired with: Hefeweizen
Dessert: Chocolate Malt Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Ganache and Crushed Malted Milk Balls. Paired with: Zebulon’s Peated Porter