This West Coast Brewer is known for it’s big aggressive beer flavors, probably the most popular being Arrogant Bastard Ale. Spinoza’s will pair a food course with 6 of their big beer flavors on Tues, Oct 26th in what have become monthly beer dinners at this Beavercreek pizzeria, located at The Mall at Fairfield Commons near Sears. Advance reservations are required and can be made be calling Spinoza’s at 426-7799 for a very reasonable $26.95 per guest plus tax & gratuity. The menu is as follows:
Stone Levitation Ale Style: American Amber Ale ABV: 4.4%
This deep amber ale has rich & roasty malt flavors, a big hoppy character, citrus overtones (courtesy of the hops and special brewers yeast) and modest alcohol.
Paired with Bruschette with Herbed Ricotta Cheese and Stone Pale Ale Pearls
Stone IPA Style: American IPA ABV: 6.9%
Look up ‘hops’ in the dictionary and you’ll see a picture of Stone IPA! ‘Dry-hopped’ for an extra two weeks, this unique process gives this India Pale Ale its bountiful hop aroma and rich hop flavor. A full 70+ IBUs (International Bitterness Units) creates this beer’s crisp and refreshing bitter character.
Paired with Roasted Garlic IPA Soup
‘Fermented with the legendary Ardennes strain of Belgian yeast, 10.10.10 is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale brewed with pale malt and triticale (a cross of wheat and rye), hopped with German Perle hops, and steeped with chamomile during the whirlpool stage. In secondary fermentation, we added a juice blend of Muscat, Gewurztraminer, and Sauvignon Blanc grape varieties.
Paired with Organic Petite Spring Mix with Hibiscus Leaf, Baked Goat Cheese, Hard Boiled Quail Egg, and Saison du Buff Vinaigrette
Stone Smoked Porter Style: American Porter ABV: 5.9%
A rich, dark and delicious porter with chocolate and coffee overtones accented by a subtle smokiness from just the right amount of peat smoked malt. The ‘smoke’ in Stone Smoked Porter is an ELEMENT of the character rather than being THE character.
Served with Danish Havarti Cheese
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Style: American Strong Ale ABV: 7.2%
This is an aggressive beer. According to Stone Brewing, you probably won’t like it. But we know that you, as an adventurous Spinoza’s Beer Dinner guest, have the taste and sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth. Oak chips are introduced to this version for an added dimension.
Paired with Deep Dish Pizza of Sweet Italian Sausage, Sautéed Midwest Chanterelles, San Marzano Tomatoes, Asiago, Mozzarella, and Provolone Cheese with an Arrogant Fennel Pizza Sauce
When you do something great, the least you can do is acknowledge it. In this case, Stone was compelled to point out how amazing this beer is by justifiably calling it “Sublimely Self Righteous Ale”. First brewed in 2007 as Stone’s 11th Anniversary Ale, this beer was an instant hit.
Paired with Pumpkin Brulee with Self-Righteous Whipped Cream and Cinnamon-Nutmeg Pepitas