When you talk about an East Coast/ West Coast rivalry coming to The Farifield Commons Mall, most people will be thinking about rap music. But beer brewers are just as competitive about their products. Restaurateur Glen Brailey will host a dinner that brings the feud to his Beavercreek eatery on Tueday, March 15th at 7pm. Guests will be able to sample and choose sides between New Hampshire’s Smutty Nose Brewing or California’s 21st Amendment Brewing. Guests will need to make advance reservations by calling Spinoza at 937.426.7799. Your ticket to the feud will run you $26.95 plus tax & gratuity.
Here’s the menu for the event:
(Big Beer Series) Style: Maibock / Hellesbock ABV: 7.7%
Maibocks are a traditional Teutonic seasonal specialty. The Smuttynose version is brewed to be hugely malty and subtly finished with a variety of continental hops and an eye-pleasing russet brown color. This particular keg has been cellered since May, 2009. How will it taste? We’ll see…
Baked Wild Boar “Pockets” with Aged Gruyere and Tarragon Aioli
Style: American Pale Ale ABV: 4.7%
Like our founding fathers, arguing over a few pints of ale, this seasonal session ale provides the perfect forum to air all your grievances. This extra pale ale has lower alcohol but all the flavor and hop aroma you expect from a much bigger beer.
Japanese Salad of Artisan Lettuce Mix, Wasabi Peas, and Ponzu Ginger Dressing
Smuttynose Finest Kind (draft)
Style: East Coast IPA ABV: 6.2%
The citrusy hop flavor coming from a mixture of Simcoe and Santiams is pleasantly balanced by a smooth bitterness from the Amarillo hops. The beer itself is light bodied and crisp with a golden color that will throw a slight haze. At 65 IBU’s, this is definitely not a training-wheels IPA, but is meant for hop lovers looking to satisfy their craving in a way that’s not easy to find.
Sopressata Pizza with crushed San Marzano Tomatoes, Mediterranean Sea Salt, Garlic-infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Fresh “Fior di Latte” Mozzarella, Peppered Salami, and Fresh Basil on a thin crust
21st Amendment Monk’s Blood (draft)
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale ABV: 8.3%
French Morbier Cheese & Snofrisk Norwegian Mountain Semi-Hard Goat Cheese
21st Amendment IPA (draft)
Style: West Coast IPA ABV:
Deep golden color. Citrus and piney hop aromas. Assertive malt backbone supporting the overwhelming bitterness. Dry hopped in the fermenter with four types of hops giving an explosive hop aroma. With an IBU of 70, many refer to this IPA as Nectar of the Gods. Judge for yourself.
Spanish Chicken Pizza with Spinoza’s Original Crust, Smoked Chicken, Chorizo Sausage, Sauteed Red Onions and Mozzarella on a base of Sundried Tomato Tapenade
Smuttynose Wheat Wine
Style: Wheat Wine ABV: 10.7%
A recently created American style, wheat wine, as its name implies, is a strong ale made with a substantial measure of malted wheat as well as barley. Close cousin to barley wines, wheat wines are typically strong, full bodied, deep gold to amber in color and feature a subtle soft tangy flavor derived from their wheat malt.
Zeppoli – “Italian Doughnuts” served warm with powdered sugar