Over 50 craft beers, paired with good eats from about a dozen eateries, sounds like a great recipe for the perfect Saturday afternoon. At least Joe Waizman, founder of Dayton’s AleFeast, thinks so. This will be the 2nd year for what started as Winter Ale Fest. The name change , according to Waizman, “was to better describe the event.” Last year’s inaugural event was well attended and plans for this year have been refned to make the event even better. The concept matches beer with food, so that you can experience the pairings and how food brings out the nuances in the beer, or vice versa.
Not a cheap event at $55 for advance purchae, $60 at the door, if this year turns out anything like last year, you’ll walk away more than satisfied you got your $’s worth! The event takes place upstairs and downstairs at Dayton Masonic Center, this Sat, March 6th from 1 – 4pm. Tickets can be purchased at Arrow Wine, Chappy’s, Dorothy Lane Markets, Thai 9, 5th Street Wine and Deli or online.
Goose Island, Great Lakes, Avery, Bell’s, Boston Beer Co., Brooklyn, Chimay Trappist, Bear Republic, Flying Dog, Founders, Franziskaner, New Holland, Troëgs, Dark Horse, Weyerbacher, Southern Tier, Lagunitas, Van Steenburge, Brewkettle, McAuslan, Redhook, Widmer, Mortgaat/Duvel,
Ommegang, Victory, Erdinger, Lindemans, Stone, Unibroue, Dogfish Head, Hoppin’ Frog, Thirsty Dog
On the Menu for AleFeast Dayton:
Chefs David Glynn and Mike Wilhelm: Jambalaya and seaweed salad with scallops
Bellyfire Catering: Italian sausage with caramelized peppers and onions.
Chappys Tap Room & Grille: Pulled pork sandwiches and homemade chips.
Culinary Company: Smoked beef brisket, Culinary Company Signature Cole Slaw, baked beans and cheesecake.
Dayton Nut Company: Fancy whole cashews.
Dorothy Lane Market: Chipotle chicken mac & cheese and an assortment of artisan cheeses.
Foremost Seafood: Blackened Tilapia fish tacos with roasted potatoes
Friesinger’s Fine Chocolates: Light and dark locally made gourmet chocolates.
Thai 9: Shrimp Blanket and Shrimp Salad
The Pub: Yankee Pot Roast