We are foodies. We embrace craft beers. There is an event that combines these two passions…
Jennifer Dean & Amanda Pond and crew are presenting 2017’s Ale Feast on Feb 4th at the Masonic Temple again this year. The always filling, always popular event is a chance to sample some local restaurant tastes, while sipping local and national beers. It is always a showcase spectacle as attendees go from booth to booth partaking in eating and drinking at each stop.
This year there will be 15 restaurant booths and almost 80 beer choices to sample. Each booth has wine options too !
Sounds like one hell of a Food Adventure….
HERE’S THE SKINNY ON ALE FEAST 2017:
—WHEN: SAT. FEB 4th from 4pm-7pm
—WHERE: THE MASONIC TEMPLE at 525 W Riverview Ave, Dayton
—COST: $40 in advance, $60 at the door – get tickets online HERE
Which Restaurants will be there? What beers will be available?
Food Adventures has some insight on what foods will be available and we have some recommendations on what beers are “MUST DRINKS”
Here is the lineup of foods booths with MUST EATS and MUST DRINKS:
Table 1)-DOROTHY LANE MARKET:
MUST EAT: A complete spread of cheeses, including these diverse choices: French Raclette, Champignon Grand Noir, Barber’s 1833 Vintage cheddar, Laura Chenel Fresh Chèvre, Comte Gruyere, Wisconsin Cheddar cheese curds, Belletoile Triple Cream Brie.
MUST DRINK: You have to go local here with a Lock 27 Citra Hopped Sunfish, a rare, citrus infused version of their pale ale. Honorable mention to a beer at this booth called Unibroue’s La fin Du Monde, a rare golden ale brewed the way of the Trappist monks.
Table 2)-FIFTH STREET BREWPUB:
MUST EAT: Pork Sliders with Chimichurri and Jalapeno’s. Oh Fifth Street Brewpub, we love your food…
MUST DRINK: Rhinegeist’s Andromeda, this Cincinnati brewery touts the beer as having freshly cut grass flavor as well as peach and orange. This Pale Ale also uses a rare Australian Galaxy Hops. Sounds like a unique choice to us!
Table 3)-DOUBLE D’s BBQ:
MUST EAT: Hickory smoked pulled pork slider and a beef brisket slider. We love this place out of Lebanon. Top your sliders with a choice of house made sauces including a Sweet BBQ , Spicy BBQ or Carolina spicy mustard sauce.
MUST DRINK: Two stick out here. Deschutes Black Butte Porter from Oregon, with hints of chocolate and coffee. Also, Avery Out of Bounds Stout, brewed in Colorado promises a more flavorful stout than you are used to.
Table 4)-ESTHER PRICE CANDIES:
MUST EAT: Beer Brittle and Dark Sea Salt Caramel. Prepare to get lost in iconic, local chocolate bliss.
MUST DRINK: Go local then go Alaskan here. Hairless Hare Brewery‘s Buckeye Nation, a chocolate peanut butter porter, will be on draft out of Vandalia. Also try an Alaskan beer called “Hopothermia,” a double IPA.
Table 6)-BRIXX ICE CO:
MUST EAT: Perogies with Wild Mushroom Gravy, a Polish specialty.
MUST DRINK: Three to highlight here – Okicim, a Pilsner from Poland. Trogenator Double Bock, a six month bourbon barrel bock from Hershey, Pennsylvania. Finally from Dayton Beer Company, an ale called “Blond Ale with Blood Orange.”
Table 7)-COLDWATER CAFE:
MUST EAT: Chicken & Waffles with local maple syrup and a spicy honey mustard aioli. Are you kidding? How delicious does that sound?
MUST DRINK: Two local selections-Yellow Spring’s Night Dark Saison Specialty on tap (very rare), and Crooked Handle’s Short Fuze IPA, also on draft out of Springboro.
Table 8)-EL MESON:
MUST EAT: Chicken with Mole – Traditional Mexican chicken with chocolate and served with tortillas. A unique, delicious recipe from one of Dayton’s best.
MUST DRINK: Breckenridge Agave Wheat from Colorado is probably the perfect pairing, but the 5 Rabbit Vulture spiced beer, a South American amber ale brewed in Chicago is notable.
Table 9)-THE PUB at THE GREENE:
MUST EAT: Smoked Gouda Chicken Pasta. Wow, that sounds flavorful..
MUST DRINK: 10 Barrel Brewing Company’s “Joe IPA” out of Oregon or a local choice from Toxic Brewery on draft “Abby XXXX Quad”
Table 10)-BROCK MASTERSON’S CATERING:
MUST EATS: Turkey & Noodles with locally raised free range turkey mixed with special giblet gravy and baked with house made noodles; Beef & Noodles with locally sourced beef brisket roasted with fiesta dust, simmered in its own juices and tossed with house made noodles.
MUST DRINK: Thirsty Dog’s Cerasus Dog on Draft, out of Akron. An oak aged, flanders style red brew, fermented with wild yeast and Michigan cherries.
Table 11)-THE WANDERING GRIFFIN:
MUST EAT: Beef on Weck Slider – Thinly sliced slow roasted beef served on a kimmelweck bun with horseradish. Old school eats from the new kid on the block.
MUST DRINK: Dark Horse Special Reserve Black, it doesnt get darker than this rare beer from Marshall, Michigan. Want to go Ohio instead? Try North High Pale Ale out of Columbus, you guessed it, North High Brewery.
Table 12)-THE AMBER ROSE:
MUST EAT: Cinnamon Applewood Smoked Pork Loin. Amber Rose is one of the most unsung food spots in the Miami Valley.
MUST DRINK: First Press, a hard cider from Ciderboys Brewery out of Wisconsin. A tart, sparkling hard cider that is hard to find.
Table 13)-TWISTED RIVER COFFEE:
MUST DRINK: Coffee Station, if your butt needs to sober up.
Table 15)-MADISONO’S GELATO:
MUST EAT: Selection of Gelato from Cincinnati, including Caramel & Sea Salt, Madagascar Vanilla, and Double Dark Chocolate
MUST DRINK: Dayton’s own Warped Wing Pirogue w/cold brew coffee on draft, or Southern Tier Brewery’s Creme Brulee from Lakewood, New York.
WHEW! What a rundown for a Food Adventure.
Don’t miss out ! Get your tickets .. again, you can find them online HERE or at Arrow Wine (Both locations), Belmont Party Supply, Dorothy Lane Market (All locations), Fifth Street Brewpub, Mudlick Taphouse, and Warped Wing. Also keep your eye on DaytonDining’s Facebook page for a ticket giveaaway!
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