Thad Lyman’s prowess with cooking meat is legendary. Mike Runion’s skill with hops is equally legendary. Together they make a mighty fine super brewhero team. Lyman, owner/chef of Brix 25, and Runion, owner/brewer of 7 Seas Brewing, will combine their superpowers the day after Thanksgiving for their third annual beer pairing dinner. On the menu will be four courses paired with beers – check out the menu below. If you want to go, buy tickets soon. They sell out every year.
Sailing through Black Friday: 3rd annual Brix 25 and 7 Seas Pairing Dinner
When: 6 p.m. Nov. 23 (Black Friday)
Where: Brix 25, 7707 Pioneer Way, Gig Harbor
Cost: $60, by reservation only. Call 253-858-6626
Course one: Deep fried salmon wings – buttermilk marinade, sweet & spicy wing sauce, blue cheese cream
Paired with: Hop Prophet
Course two: Oregon squab & wild boar bacon relish – parsnip puree, bacon relish, parsnip chips, squab jus
Paired with: India Red Ale
Course three: Troll-caught steelhead on smoky planks – honey mustard rub, crispy fish skins, roasted squash wedge with wilted frisee & pomegranate seeds
Paired with: Cutts Northwest Amber
Course four: Ginger barleywine cake with huckleberry gelato – malt foam & sherry glaze
Paired with: Wheelchair Barleywine (2010)
BREW FESTIVAL IN FEBRUARY
In other very important local brew news, the Tacoma Craft Brew Festival has spawned a sibling event. The Big Beer Festival is scheduled for Feb. 16. The festival will be at the Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St., Tacoma (NOTE: This is a different location than previously announced, the venue location changed). Festival organizers describe the event as a day-long festival with two sessions. Beers from about 20 craft brewers will be served. The event will raise money for YWCA Pierce County and is for those 21 and older only. Tickets go on sale Dec. 1, $20 presale and $25 at the door.
Stories coming soon: Check back for news of an alehouse/tasting room from the owner of Puyallup River Brewing. Also, Amocat Cafe owner Morgan Alexander is launching a brewery.