Friday, September 16, 2011

Georgia Harvest Beer Dinner

OK everyone....Here comes the menu for the Harvest Dinner at Deckard's that I told you about. If you want to come, CLICK HERE to reserve your seat....and take a look at the menu below. Remember, 7 courses all featuring locally sourced ingredients, and 7 different beers all in GA. Celebrate Harvest season and support your local Breweries!

For those of you that have been around for a while, this is Matt Deckard's triumphant return to beer dinners from which he has been absent for the last year and a half due to the opening of his new restaurant, and he has pulled out all the stops. Take advantage of this opportunity to indulge yourself in Matt's genius cooking as well as check out Deckard's American Tavern if you haven't been there yet. I'm willing to bet you will want to return on a regular basis.

Sweet Grass Goat Cheese Flat Bread, local watercress, roasted Georgia peppers
Wild Heaven Invocation--
Belgian-style golden ale with hints of dried fruit. Noble and West Coast hops lend an earthy spiciness, and a Belgian yest contributes a dry yet fruity finish.

Spotted Trotter Brat Corn Dog, Allison’s Blackberry honey dijon
Terrapin Rye--
The flagship Pale Ale from Athens is nicely hopped, but still well balanced. The rye malt contributes a nutty component that is this classic beer’s signature.

Wild Georgia Shrimp, grilled Spotted Trotter bacon, Georgia squash hash
SweetWater Georgia Brown--
Designed to be a session beer (i.e. you can have a few!), this Brown Ale has a slight nuttiness from its ample dark malts, while still maintaining a smooth, drinkable character.

White Oak Pastures Lamb Meatballs “Swedish style”
Monday Night Drafty Kilt--
A Scotch Ale style from one of Georgia’s newcomers. This full-bodied, ruby-colored beer has malty sweetness, tempered by a hint of smokiness from malts smoked over oak.

Tasso stuffed Georgia Plantation Quail, local field peas, peanuts, natural jus
Jail House Mugshot IPA--
Featuring an “arresting” lineup of Warrior, Chinook, Cascade and Sterling hops, balanced by malty flavors for a nice, dry. finish. This is what American IPA tastes like.

BrassTown Pork Porchetta, braised Georgia kale, Georgia apple pickles
O’Dempsey’s Big Red--
What’s big, delicious and red all over? An Irish-style Red Ale with North American attitude, that’s what. All of the body you want, with just the right amount of hoppy goodness.

Pumpkin - Porter Whoopie pie, candied pecan ice cream
Red Brick Porter--
This beer is determined to let the world know that great dark beer can be brewed in the American Southeast! Dark, rich, and smooth, with hints of cocoa, coffee and roasted malts.